Bill Maher said something on HBO's Real Time Friday that Barack Obama's fans in the media didn't consider when they promoted the former junior senator from Illinois to the White House.
"This president wouldn't be president if they had caught him" smoking pot. "He'd still be a community organizer" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
During the panel discussion, Maher brought up a joke Obama told at last weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
"He said, ‘The media landscape is changing so rapidly you can't keep up with it. I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college around 2 AM,’" Maher relayed. "And that pissed me off because, you know, there are actually people in jail. There are something like 750,000 people who get arrested for pot every year."
"This president wouldn't be president if they had caught him, if that was on his record," Maher added. "He'd still be a community organizer."
Indeed. But Obama's drug use - which included cocaine - didn't bother his devotees in the media.
Not one bit.
For the record, Maher's final comment on this subject was, "I just wonder when he's going to get the memo that pot is the new gay marriage."
So are people opposed to the legalization of marijuana going to be the left's next targets?
Watch out, conservatives. In the coming years you're going to be labeled as intolerant weedophobes!