VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

California led the way on many fronts, including the legalization of marijuana. Is it time to give pot to needy Californians now? Reason Magazine’s Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog’s James Poulos to talk about the weird world of legalization culture in California.

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  1. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 10 November, 2014, 10:12

    The reason there’s so much pushback on legalizing weed is because it takes an enormous amount of dirty money out of the pockets of the white collar professional financiers who bribe the pols. Those are the ones who never touch the stuff but make tons of profit off it. And you’d be shocked to know the names behind it! heh. And no, it’s not just the mexican drug lords, as some would want you to believe. Weed production and sales is a very profitable venture. The smart ones rarely get caught. Those are the ones vehemently against legalization.

    Look, folks. The Too Big To Fail Banks collectively laundered trillions of narco dollars for the SA drug cartels. And that’s not an opinion. It’s a fact since several were found criminally liable in civil court for it. But not one bankster was indicted, prosecuted or jailed for his or her participation. The banks were only fined by the Feds about 30% of the profits that they made off the launderings. And that 30% went to build the police state with which we co-exist. Where do you think all those armoured vehicles came from??? The banksters kept the other 70%. HAH! Who do you think is protecting those crooks??? HAH! Yep, you got it!!!! It goes all the way to the very top!!! Welcome to the land of the free and the home of the brave!!!

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  2. Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted
    Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted 10 November, 2014, 18:22

    Constipado has an opinion about EVERYthing—- all are of course…

    incorrect RURGS ™

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    • LetitCollapse
      LetitCollapse 10 November, 2014, 18:40

      All you ever do is comment about other posters. Otherwise, I don’t think you have the brains to form an opinion. You remind me of that old busybody Mrs. Kravitz on Bewitched. hah. Always sticking your nose around the curtains and gossiping about the neighbors! hah. What a putrid existence you must lead! 😀

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  3. Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted
    Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted 10 November, 2014, 19:20

    “Bewitched”?

    I bet you watch A TON of TV— am I right little buddy?

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  4. Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 11 November, 2014, 06:49

    As a person who has followed the Tea Party movement from its beginnings — first with enthusiasm and now with glum disappointment — let me point out an important change.
    The Tea Party started out as a low tax, small government movement. It grew faster than anyone anticipated, and caught the nation’s attention (as it merited). In San Diego County, I spoke to rallies as big as 4,000 — an amazing phenomenon.

    But that Tea Party — the one that I spoke to in 2008-2009 — is gone. It’s metastasized into a cabal of social conservatives, single issue Pro-Life activists, conspiracy enthusiasts, anti-Mexican fanatics and Obama haters.

    Fiscal issues are just a side show for today’s transformed Tea Party outfits — though they still give lip service to such tax-and-spend matters still being a top priority. They are not. Not anymore.

    Recently I was stunned to go on the Tea Party Facebook page — a group with over 35,000 “friends,” and find not a SINGLE fiscal issue post in the 60 or so posts I scanned through. Not ONE.

    Nothing on taxes, regulations, deficit spending, runaway government pensions, wasteful spending, overly-generous welfare giveaways (to both individuals and corporations), failing government insurance programs including social security, etc. When a fiscal issue finally WAS posted, it was an anti-free trade screed.

    By far the biggest, most active San Diego County Tea Party is “Stop Taxing Us.” Well it WAS the biggest. Now it is totally disbanded — its quality website closed. Perhaps the leaders tried to keep it on track as an organization concentrating on small government issues, but the far right was muscling in.

    So it’s no surprise that left wing polling obviously has discovered that today’s tea party movement is largely unpopular and rightly viewed as a fringe group. But it’s not the same tea party that I spoke to just a few short years ago.

    I’ve stopped speaking to such groups, and they in turn have no interest in having me discuss fiscal issues.

    Sadly, the Tea Party is dead — long live the Tea Party.

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  5. Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted
    Ted E Mind of your Godhead Ted 11 November, 2014, 09:14

    Well said RR—- I lost interest in the TP when I saw the tidal wave of NASCAR nitwits, Ben Franklin cross dressers, and religious right goons at the rallies—- odd, spooky, ignorant, well yes.

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  6. Spurwing Plover
    Spurwing Plover 16 February, 2016, 09:18

    Tea Party Yes Legalized pot No

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