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Barack Obama thinks its cool that he used to use drugs

Page history last edited by Mike 15 years, 1 month ago

Was Obama too self centered with his drug use story? Will heavy drug use go up? Perhaps it will go down. Obama can be a good or bad role model to people in a powerful way. Boys without fathers. Obama was able to beat it… or maybe he never got in far enough.


Reasons to agree:

  1. Obama said, “Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack though” (Dreams from My Father). People who use street names for drugs, are trying to sound cool.
  2. Perhaps he thought he would reach those who had used drugs and convence them to go straight. However he will have reached more straight kids and convinced them to use drugs, by making it sound cool, showing that he was able to beat it, and using their street names, as though he is still trying to have “street cred”.
  3. Democrats don’t like the goody-goody, never used drugs image. Steve Jobs said, “I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.” So according to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates wouldn’t be so “narrow” if he had “dropped acid”. Was Barack Obama trying to tell people he wasn’t “narrow” when he told the world all about his drug use, but he hides, and the media helps him hide his continued cigarette addiction? Did Obama think it was sexy of him to have used drugs in the past, but he is embarrassed of his continued cigarette addiction? If not, why did he tell the world about the former, and no one knows about the latter?


Reasons to disagree:

  1. Obama was trying to reach people by using the street name. He wasn't trying to sound cool. You are reading way too much into this, and wouldn't want people over analizing everything you say.

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