Obama's Not-So-Secret Shame

Yesterday, as President Obama signed a bill that authorizes the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products, it became clear that he still smokes cigarettes occasionally:

Mr. Obama noted that 90 percent of smokers began on or before their 18th birthday.

"I know; I was one of those teenagers," he said, standing beneath a punishing afternoon sun at a Rose Garden ceremony. "I know how difficult it can be to break this habit when it's been with you for a long time."...

There are few touchier questions inside the White House than whether Mr. Obama is still smoking. One senior administration official declined to answer, but pointed out that the president spoke Monday in the present tense, saying, "I know how difficult it can be to break this habit," as opposed to "I know how difficult it was to break this habit."...

When asked directly if Mr. Obama was still smoking, Robert Gibbs, the president's press secretary, replied: "He struggles with it every day. I don't honestly see the need to get a whole lot more specific than the fact that it's a continuing struggle."

I suppose you could count this as one more broken campaign promise, although giving up cigarettes is a pledge Obama made to his wife rather than voters. By itself, the fact that Obama smokes now and then does not bother me, but this "continuing struggle" business is getting old. Why not just admit that he's an occasional smoker? Presumably because it would set a bad example for the kids and undermine the orthodox view of nicotine addiction, according to which occasional smoking can be a stage on the way to full-blown, pack-a-day addiction or complete abstinence but never a stable pattern. Data on tobacco use, especially for cigars and pipes but increasingly for cigarettes as well, show this conventional view is wrong: It's quite common for people to consume tobacco on a less-than-daily basis.

Obama's cigarette habit is not necessarily inconsistent with his tobacco policy views, especially if we accept his self-portrayal as a victim of Big Tobacco who was trapped in the habit before he was old enough to know better. But it does raise some fairness issues. For instance, Obama prefers Marlboro Reds, which is not one of the cigarette varieties banned by the new law. (If it had been, you can be sure Philip Morris would not have supported the bill.) Isn't it unseemly for the president to support the prohibition of other smokers' favorites, especially when the contraband list (all flavors except tobacco and menthol) is so arbitrary (and maybe even racist)?

Obama's first tax hike (which violated his promise not to raise taxes on people of modest means) raised the federal levy on cigarettes from 39 cents to $1 a pack. He is paying the tax too, of course, but he's a light smoker and a wealthy man; the tax falls much more heavily on regular smokers, who are disproportionately poor and, according to the White House, engaged in a "continuing struggle" with an addiction that even the leader of the free world is not powerful enough to break. How is it fair to punish them even more, especially when they are already saving taxpayers money by kicking off early?

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  • ||

    Well written!

  • ed||

    He struggles with it every day

    Poor baby. Despite his predecessor's many faults, W somehow managed to quit demon alcohol.
    Dear Leader can't give up the weed? Some role model he is.

  • ||

    its not weed genius, its a cig.

  • barak obama||

    yo G I haf no Idear wat yur tokin abowt! I onlee smowk dat shet i haf noe idear wat itz evan kalled G

  • Fascitis Necrotizante||

    In honor of this post I'm going to roll and smoke my first cigarette in two months.

  • Invisible Finger||

    What shortens your life more - smoking or government health insurance?

  • Peter||

    Obama smokes?...

    Wait so you mean that smoking is cool?...

    I need to start smoking so I can be cool too!

    I hope some cigarette company puts his face on their packs.

  • ||

    This bill is supposed to help prevent teenage smokers, right?

    Well, let us consider marijuana. Marijuana is illegal, and therefore, unavailable (technically). It is not advertised. It does not come in various candy flavors. Marijuana companies do not sponsor events, race cars or give out customer gifts. However, in my experience, more teens and young adults smoke pot than tobacco. Even people who are not addicts will still find ways to get their fix, be it tobacco, alcohol or some illegal drug.

    This bill will do nothing to stem teen smoking. It will only serve to give the government more control over the private lives of its citizens. Who knows, maybe tobacco use will be limited on TV. Next thing we know, I can't watch the Ron White comedy special because he smokes tobacco on stage. While we are at it, we might as well crack down on those alcohol references (sorry Tater Salad). Since that will undoubtably prove to stem the negative influence on today's youth, we should just go ahead and prevent all suggestive references to sex, violence or crime because that also might give ideas to our oh, so impressionable young adults and teens.

  • ||

    i think if people just get over the fact that our world is not perfect we can all get over this dum shit and move on every one is gonna do what they want no matter what so there is nothin we can do bout it fuk um....do what u do i no people no the difference between right and wrong so do what u do.....

  • ||

    i think if people just get over the fact that our world is not perfect we can all get over this dum shit and move on every one is gonna do what they want no matter what so there is nothin we can do bout it fuk um....do what u do i no people no the difference between right and wrong so do what u do.....

  • fuk u||

    said by a fellow black man.......gtfo

  • ||

    Old enough to know better, to young to care. Marijuana Rocks, cigarettes not so much... Hey it's a free world right ?

  • ||

    well put i agree

  • kilroy||

    I'm lighting up my clove cigarette with my GM bonds.

  • Barack||

    Do as I say, not as I do.

  • ||

    penis!!!!!!!! I just said that to the president.... OMG

  • ||

    Joking but you have a point

  • missourian||

    if you are obama
    get out of office... now, dont walk, run your ass out of office
    PLEASE!!!!!

  • ||

    I hope he smokes 14 packs a day and dies next week.

  • ||

    I hope this,too

  • ||

    I CONCUR!

  • missourian||

    agreed

  • frankForum||

    I hope you continue to be a loser like me that reads useless blogs and post comments.

  • Invisible Finger||

    However, in my experience, more teens and young adults smoke pot than tobacco.

    Cuz it's way cheaper, thanks to tobacco taxes.

  • iamse7en||

    Let's be honest here: every time Obama buys himself some cigarettes, he's saving kids. Isn't SCHIP great? Sin taxes are saving the children!

    fin-tastic, stay classy, buddy.

  • GG||

    kilroy | June 23, 2009, 6:19pm | #
    I'm lighting up my clove cigarette with my GM bonds.


    Heh.

    After my kid heard about this bill, he bought ten packs of cloves to sell on the black market. I'm so proud!

  • missourian||

    YES WE CAN!

    see what the people have chosen

    YES WE CAN! he says to the kids in a high school, we can what? be cool by smoking like the first black president

    YES WE CAN!
    legalize pot..... I'm not touching this one

  • Medic001||

    "He struggles with it every day. I don't honestly see the need to get a whole lot more specific than the fact that it's a continuing struggle."

    Fucking quit..its NOT that HARD!!
    I'm sick of all the crutches, the flippn tears. ohh whoos mee.. I can't quit smoking.

    Yes you can.

    Put it down and walk away.

    I've seen HUNDREDS- Thousands of patients do it.

    Oh..but its not ok to smoke weed there Mr Obama? But you can stillpuff on a CANCER stick.

    Fucking sick. Just sick.

  • Lee||

    I don't know what medical field your in but you obviously don't have much schooling. You also (obviously) have no grasp on addiction or you wouldn't make such a stupid comment as "it is not that hard" as difficulty is relative and nicotine addiction varies from smoker to smoker.

    P.s. Just because you became a registered nurse online or took a CPR class once before you started babysitting doesn't make you any kind of authority on addiction. Please get some kind of degree and maybe take a class on compassion.

  • ||

    well said, that doctors a sad fuck anyway.

    BIG UP the west town posse!

  • Paul||

    Kick ass. Marlboros! Now FDA approved!

  • President Joe Biden||

    I hope he smokes 14 packs a day and dies next week.

    Me too!

  • ||

    I hope it, too

  • Catherine||

    You people are so twisted. What ever happened to respect for the office, the voters choice, and patriotism? For gods sake, just because you don't like his policies doesn't mean he should be dead -- he has a life and a beautiful family...or maybe you want them annihilated as well. Peace out, haters. I am so glad you lost.

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    lost what? average dike lol

  • ||

    Lost?

    We all Lost.

    We Lost so much with this stupid ly president. He does not care what kind of damage he does to the country. All he cares about is his name in the History Books.

    I am not a hater, just a taxpaying american

  • frankForum||

    Care to turn on your taxpaying american brain and share what we have lost? My life and finances are the same as when Bush was president.

  • daffy duck||

    dude u are a hater. everybody knows that half the ppl in this country smoke in one form or another. u dont understand how hard it is to quit cuz i am a smoker. those patches dont mean shit. im sure president obama is workin on tryin to quit cuz he is tha president duh!!! just give him a break

  • missourian||

    Mark I couldn't agree more
    the only reason he got elected is because hes BLACK..... BIG FU**ING DEAL

    and he really is screwing the u.s. by printing more money, all hes doing is taking from our savings and our bank accounts

    look what you did America... Bush... 2 terms, no a fu**ing terrorist who isn't even an AMERICAN BORN CHILD

    This country is a joke anymore

  • Ryan||

    Has everyone forgot about the tyrant (and dipsh*t lying prick that was in office before this man?

  • missourian||

    I'd rather have a dipshit than a black smoking terrorist in office

  • ignorant||

    Catherine you are probably the same sign toting liberal that bashed Bush and told all of our returning Marines and Soldiers, and Airmen, etc, that they were worthless and Baby killers. Part of being in the white house is the fact that people will Bash on you, and your policies on a daily basis. Im sure Obama knew what he was getting into. Please educate yourself. It is not a democrat republican issue, he is just as tied to lobbyists as the dozen Presidents that stood before him

  • ev||

    I used to get Top or Bugler rolling tobacco. (Hey, I'm fucking poor). I smoked for 4 years, usually about 5-10 a day.

    It cost 1.81. Literally, overnight, the prices went up to 4.27 after tax.

    I quit without any problems. I am glad that I quit, I always said I would after college (which beautifully coincided with the tax increase), but I'm incensed that the government taxed me out of an activity.

    In other news, fuck the government.

  • ||

    Although I am not as appreciative of the colorful way of phrasing that last sentiment, it actually captures my feelings exactly!!!

    ;'{P

  • frankForum||

    "It cost 1.81. Literally, overnight, the prices went up to 4.27 after tax."

    Liar.

  • ||

    Rasmussen reports showing a slight decline for Obama. Wait until inflation kicks in from all his spending, not to mention tax hike if America Clean Energy bill gets passed. Chicago thug style politics screwing stockholders and car dealership owners so that the UAW gains ownership of GM. Too bad the progressive "Jonestown" bunch are too far gone to wake up.

  • Paul Solomon||

    In between fielding questions dealing with the unrest in Iran, the fate of the economy, and the perils of global warming, Obama admitted that he still smokes occasionally, and that it is an ongoing battle. "As a former smoker, I constantly struggle with it," said Obama. "Have I fallen off the wagon with it? Yes." Obama added, however, that he never smokes in front of his two young daughters and not on a daily basis. During the presidential campaign, Obama occasionally bummed cigarettes from aides, but was never photographed by the media and made sure to emphasize he was working on getting his habit under control. Today, Obama that he is "95% cured," after a reporter asked about his struggle kicking the habit. As to the legitimacy of the question, the president brushed it off, saying "I understand...It's an interesting human interest story." He didn't see however, how it was relevant to the new law, but, in order to satisfy the media's quest for instant gratification on the subject, he wasted time talking about his own struggles. "There are times where I mess up...I get this question about once every month or so. And, you know, I don't know what to tell you, other than the fact that, you know, like folks who go to A.A., you know, once you've gone down this path, then it's something you continually struggle with, which is precisely why the legislation we signed was so important. Because what we don't want is kids going down that path in the first place." The President didn't explain where exactly he lights up, but since he doesn't do it in front of his family, and the media hasn't witnessed him smoking, except for the undated picture you posted, it seems that the question asked of him was unnecessary. The sweeping new legislation passed yesterday giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco was a major step in protecting children. Obama has said he got hooked on cigarettes as a teenager, and as he signed the bill in the White House Rose Garden yesterday, he said "The decades-long effort to protect our children from the harmful effects of tobacco has emerged victorious." That should be the story, not Obama's own struggle with nicotine. He is, after all, a role model for children. Why complicate the issue?

  • MNG||

    Sin taxes are immoral.
    1. They hurt the poor more than anyone else. Liberals should not like that.
    2. They rest on a terrible paternalism, that the vices of the poor should be targeted "for their sake."
    3. Usually the things they aim at are things enjoyed by consenting adults and don't directly harm other parties, so they don't flunk Mills harm principle, which should be a guiding liberal principle.

  • ed||

    Wait, so you mean that smoking is cool?

    Man, you gotta admit...that's a cool image.
    I don't know what brand is his, but if I were a cig-maker, I'd put that pic on every pack.
    "Obamas"®. Yes we can!­™

  • ||

    Well, at least he is trying to do something about it! I mean really!

    RT
    www.anon-tools.tk

  • dfd||

    I don't know who's worse, the anonymity bots or douche-bags like Paul Solomon spamming the boards with his cut-and-paste Obama-fellating wall of text. You could have saved a lot of space if you'd just stuck with the standard, tired cliche "it's for the children!"

  • ||

    dfd doesn't even use his/her real name. Paul Solomon wrote an interesting and informative comment.

  • ||

    By itself, the fact that Obama smokes now and then does not bother me, but this "continuing struggle" business is getting old. Why not just admit that he's an occasional smoker?

    Because he really wants to quit, as opposed to being a happy occasional smoker? Because he's trying to motivate himself?

    Sometimes, Jacob, a cigar is just a cigar.

  • Lee||

    Yeah thats the sentence that bugged me too. Like duh. I don't think Jacob is or has been a smoker...there is a big difference btwn occasionally smoking and trying your darndest to quit. anyway thanks for being the person who commented and had a clue.
    ( :

  • ||

    Hope that the prez doesn't get around to outlawing sex or putting it under the FDA or not allowing it to be seen on daytime TV. Not so much for me but what will the kids do ? No smokes, no booze, no drugs, no big back seat car.Sure would hate to be growing up now. How can something be "for the children" when it takes all the fun out of being a kid ?

  • ||

    It does not come in various candy flavors.

    I've consulted my sources and I bed to differ

  • Rich||

    Regulation, huh? If the smoking, um, "habit" is so dangerous and so difficult to quit, where are all the locked-ward tobacco rehabs?

  • BobDobalina||

    Always laugh every time I see that photo of Obama with ciggy dangling out of mouth. It always reminds me of some overly self-conscious, sorry-assed 1950s existential novelist; sort of like Albert Camus's interracial love child.

    "Pied noir," indeed ...

  • hmm||

    Good article.

    All this conviction he likes to throw around and he can't quite smoking? All it takes is the decision, smoked for 10 years, decided to stop, sucked it up and stopped, haven't smoked for 10 years now. The inability to stop is a lack of self control and perseverance, you know something that doesn't come easy.

  • hmm||

    Forgot. I'd be happier with a President that smoked on camera and told the rest of the world it's probably bad for you, but it's my ass not yours.

  • jamesy-boi||

    well said, sum1 needed 2 say tht

  • ||

    Medic001,

    You must be a blast at parties--get over your smug, holier than thou ass (which is a crutch, I might add).

  • Fluffy||

    The inability to stop is a lack of self control and perseverance, you know something that doesn't come easy.

    I actually think this overstates the difficulty of quitting. By playing it up as this big moral test, we make the problem seem bigger than it is and actually end up indirectly indulging the people who fail to quit.

    The patch makes quitting smoking almost trivially easy. Anyone who doesn't quit at this point isn't losing some epic moral struggle with temptation - they just don't actually want to quit. I imagine they have to pretend they want to quit to satisfy some scold in their lives, maybe one that looks like Worf or something.

    I think we've built up the spectre of addiction so far that now people actually rely on it as their excuse for doing what they actually just want to do. "I'm addicted to gambling! I'm addicted to sex!" But the thing is, if it's true that quitting smoking and standing up from the blackjack table, or stopping cheating on your wife, are all equally difficult to do - then quitting smoking must not actually be that hard.

  • Xeones||

    "I know how difficult it can be to break this habit when it's been with you for a long time."

    "...so i'm just gonna make it so you poor people who can't control yourselves, or make your own choices, can't afford it anymore. It's for your own good, and for the good of SCHIP-eligible upper-middle-class children whose parents just don't feel like paying for their health insurance. In summary, won't you think of the children? PIMP OUT."

  • Xeones||

    I think we've built up the spectre of addiction so far that now people actually rely on it as their excuse for doing what they actually just want to do. "I'm addicted to gambling! I'm addicted to sex!" But the thing is, if it's true that quitting smoking and standing up from the blackjack table, or stopping cheating on your wife, are all equally difficult to do - then quitting smoking must not actually be that hard.

    This, exactly. Yo, fuck feel-good pop psychology.

  • Matt Jennings||

    Brings to mind this parody entitled "Obama Surrenders to Big Government; Signs Instrument of Surrender in Form of Bill Regulating the Cigarettes He Can't Keep Himself from Smoking": http://optoons.blogspot.com/ (June 24 entry)

  • ||

    this "continuing struggle" business is getting old.

    No shit. I smoked a pack (plus) a day for probably 4 years, and quite pretty much cold turkey. I have had zero desire to smoke cigarettes since.

    Its. Not. That. Hard.

    Of course, like everything else that comes out of his mouth, this is all a pose, intended to (a) garner sympathy from his sycophants and (b) justify more regulation and taxes.

  • Michelle Obama||

    I imagine they have to pretend they want to quit to satisfy some scold in their lives, maybe one that looks like Worf or something.

    Hey!

  • jamesy-boi||

    is dis actually michelle obama? man u hot!

  • Wade||

    If Obama is an addict, "which continuing struggle" seems to apply, then he needs to just admit it. Then either smoke or quit. There is no such thing as 95% cured. You are either quit or not. As an addict that has quit I know when someone is lying about it.

  • Zeb||

    For all you pricks who have had an easy time quitting smoking, guess what? Different people have different experiences with drugs. Some people can quit easily and for some it is close to impossible. Your experience may not be typical.

  • Worf||

    Hey!

  • jamesy-boi||

    hey!

  • Forty-Two||

    What is Federal government policy on smoking in government buildings?

    Is the White House a smoke-free zone?

  • Fluffy||

    For all you pricks who have had an easy time quitting smoking, guess what? Different people have different experiences with drugs. Some people can quit easily and for some it is close to impossible. Your experience may not be typical.

    Look, Zeb, it's not like I want to have to give you a hard time.

    But I've been backed into a corner, by the "addiction counseling" community, which has browbeaten me over and over with statistics "proving" that shopping is as addictive as cigarettes.

    And the thing is, that goes both ways. It has to go both ways. And so I conclude that cigarettes are only as addictive as shopping. And from this I conclude that the entire category "addiction" is kind of a sham, and that I always overestimated the level of dependence that the word "addiction" was intended to describe.

    If you feel that I am belittling the difficulties of people who can't manage to quit smoking, I'm sorry but you're going to have to take it up with the people who run addiction studies.

  • Zeb||

    I am no fan of people who run addiction studies. Just annoyed by the people dismissive of those who cannot (or will not for whatever reason) quit because their experience was not terribly difficult. There is a lot of bullshit science out there about addiction and trying to make it into a disease is very troubling, but addiction is a real phenomenon that affects different people differently.

  • ||

    With black people more prone to strokes, if Obama keeps smoking, we shall have a President Biden in 4 years. What a role model for youngsters!
    Between this and his policy on Israel, am beginning to realize I made a mistake in voting for him. Obama ought to smoke among the Arabs. The job is getting to him.

  • DeloresManagan||

    I see it to be of little importance the president is struggling with a nicotine urge. After-all, we all deal with some kind of compulsive situation whether mental or physical at some point during a life time. The thing is this man appears to have told all in an apparent attempt to appease the public, I don't think it is worth the effort.

  • Regroupthink||

    This might be the best issue the GOP. will have going for them. They should take it and run like hell.

  • ||

    Though I voted for him, it seems pretty ridiculous that he is out in front when it comes to health care but is unable to stop smoking.Cut it our Barack, don't wait for the doctors to hold up the x-ray and say: "We can't operate!"
    FDR continued smoking and look what happened to him? There are even rumors that he was suffering from cancer prior to his fatal stroke. Eisenhower smoked like a chimney and wound up with heart disease. Johnson went back to it and dropped dead accordingly.
    If you can't stop smoking, I suggest that you take a 3 month sabbatical and have V.P. Biden as acting President. If you can't stop in 3 months, it's time for you to submit your resignation. This is a terrible role model for children. "The president smokes so we can too!"

  • ||

    Barack, Barack, as a previous person wrote, the black people are subject to high blood pressure and more prone to stroke. We don't need you in a wheelchair with 1 side paralyzed from the waist down. Cut it out,brother.
    Good idea to have your face on the Marlboro packs. "Even the president does it!"

  • ||

    The fact is if President Bush smoked he would be drilled by the left wing liberal media as if he was a murderer. But for Mr. Obama the answer is "so what". The media is in bed with Mr. Obama - we all see it around us. Trip to NYC to Michelle spend thousands of taxpayer $$$$ for a date - little was mentioned. Comments about Special Olympics little was mentioned again. If Mr. Bush did anything like this the damn media would be all over him days.
    Media - be fair, be equal and be objective.

  • ||

    nah eventually you get hooked. I smoked once every couple of months for years and years and it hooked me to every day eventually. Raul- get real the media aren't there to be fair and objective, they are there to sell papers and having nothing to say doesn't sell. You couldn't make a single statement if you were going to write something completely objective nor would it be worth reading or writing. Instead it is the reader's responsibility to read around and keep informed through a vareity of channels.

  • ||

    ps.RE: "THE PRESIDENT SMOKES SO I CAN TO" dont be absure! Does anyone actually remember being a child? I do and I never took my lead from one adult that I looked up to. People should give young people more credit.

  • the man||

    the only way to quit smoking is to stop buying packs. i smoke when i have the pack and when i dont have the pack i dont smoke simple as fuck.

  • April||

    Soooo he smokes. Whats the big deal? He's as normal person just like anybody else. But everyone feels like thy have to critasize him because...?

  • Kate||

    this is poorly written, irrational, and in no way useful to anyone. you must be a summer intern or something. if not, i might advice you to seek employment in an alternative profession because there has got to be something more substantive for you to do with your time

  • MgtPA||

    That photo of Obama smoking is a fake. It's a well-known (and pretty obvious) photoshop.

    Original photo here:
    http://s-ec-sm.buzzfeed.com/static/imagebuzz/web02/2008/11/15/16/b9e22a91e9c2d35947dd9311c81609c0_13.jpg

    Not what I expected from Reason.

    FAIL

  • Lee||

    I think Obama admitting it is a struggle for him on a daily basis is honest. There are people who consider themselves to have quit smoking yet still smoke when the drink and there are those of us who break down after a bad day and have a cigarette after months without. I understand the daily struggle because anyone who has smoked, become addicted, and had trouble quitting knows that the craving comes on weeks, months, years after you've quit. Obama understands how hard it is to quit and so (like many of us who wish we hadn't) he wants to influence others not to make a choice they'll regret.

  • ||

    Sounds like a bad deal..

  • ||

    This country has far more on its plate to speculate as to whether our President smokes or not. Seriously?!

  • serge||

    after have read all the posts, i think that Shaw is the one of those who has not lost his mind. This country has far more on its plate.We all have our own bad habbits that we're struggling to get rid of. So please, leave him alone.

  • ||

    datz crazi

    da president smokin

    ha ha ha u wnt b seein me eva followin his a**

  • ||

    Obama makes me wana start smoking now...

  • master p!!!||

    wow you stupid fuckin tards! most of you assclowns need to grow the fuck up or change your fuckin tampon!damn guy wants to smoke,let em fuckin smoke and stop bitching at him. i fuckin smoke you gonna bitch at me? if you do plan on recieving a roundhouse kick to the jaw(yeah i went there) damn most of you fucks dont understand the word addiction so why dont you jackasses go smoke a pack or two and then come back and reply until then quit your bitching!

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    Straight the fuck up master p! right on! if a mother fucker wants to smoke thats his choice, so pull the 2 foot dildo out of your shit hole, shove it in your mouth, shut the fuck up about a small habit that nobodys gonna give a shit after his term. or you knowitall virgin so called educated citizens can keep on harassing grown adults that make there own fuckin choices. unless you wanna babysit them and yourselfs too. i fuckin HATE hater , and im not being hypocritical, because im a hater hater not a hater. so shut the fuck up!!

  • master p!!!||

    nicely put i hate men hateing dikes! this fags need to grow the fuck up!

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    some people just need to get the shit kicked out. we've had some bad ones haven we dude , ha we gave twice as many to haters though, good times , its funny that over half the d bags posting this shit wouldnt say it face 2 face , i wish i was sitting next to them, would be amusing.

  • master p!!!||

    yeah im sure 99% of these homos wouldnt dare say this shit face to face and yeah bro weve had good times, remember that time in vegas when i threw that old man into moving traffic cuz he got "accidently" shoved me and made me walk in water so my new shoes got fucked up? good times bro good times

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    HAHAHA! yeah man that was hilarious. dude that wrinkly fucker pushed you on purpose

  • master p!!!||

    i know man i was so pissed god damn old fucker deserved that heart attack though

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    shit man im so glad we werent packing when the 5oh picked us up, woulda been another fel

  • master p!!!||

    thats why i told you to leave our stuff in the hotel, i had a feelin one of those vegas jerkoffs would try and start shit

  • master p!!!||

    I LOVE SLUTS!

  • master p!!!||

    whos with me?

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    dude im sitting right next to you

  • master p!!!||

    so you with me or not?

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    till i die bro

  • master p!!!||

    fuckin love those sluts bro!

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    damn right they do anything , why are we talking about this?

  • master p!!!||

    hell yeah they'll do anything one time i got one to lick my asshole! fucked up shit but ill never forget her, and why not talk about this?

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    man thats the best though, true

  • master p!!!||

    lol hell yeah bro and i guess i wasnt supossed to tell you this but thats the one you made out with, actually remember when she went upstairs with me, yeah i got her to lick my asshole, worst part is she started making out with you after she did that to me.sorry bro

  • i hate men hateing dikes||

    i

  • GentleSenator||

    Sweet doctored photo, knobhead.

  • ||

    You know, I read this article and I can't help but laugh at the gag they kept using in one of the (yes a stupid one -- so sue me for my sense of humor...) "Airplane" movies.

    "I guess I picked a bad day to stop smoking cigarettes..."

    "I guess I picked a bad day to quit drinking..."

    "I guess I picked a bad day to quit smoking pot..."

    "I guess I picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue..."

    And on and on...

    LOL. I know, its sad, too, but...

    ROFL!!!

  • pot 101||

    pot is not addicting you fucking dumbass prissy mormon and/or protestant living ballsacs
    weed is me, i am weed

  • c||

    so, i'm a conservative and all, but even i can tell that cig has been photoshopped into the pic
    this is libel in picture form

  • ||

    omg obama i love u

  • ||

    There is nothing wrong with someone wanting a smoke. Its cool to know that our president is a tobacco enthusiast. The whole media bull about smoking cause more tension than anything else and the fact that the American people are so prude about smoking our own president has to go through press conferences about just that. I thinks its a waste of time and money to worry about it. I am a smoker and have done my own research and looking to the Japanese I have found that a healthy diet with regular exercise and lower milk intake is what really keeps the Japanese away from lung cancer. Oh no, that's to much work, a healthy diet and exercise and I can smoke and drink what I want without having to worry as much about "cancer"...

  • ||

    although it IS a pretty big letdown that our president smokes, i dont suppose that we expect him to be PERFECT in every way, right? i mean, smoking definitely is a very hard habit to break. on the other hand, i agree that it sets a bad example to teenagers nowadays, and that for this reason, obama should put his utmost into stopping his habit.

  • krista b||

    this is dumb. If you had a bigger picture, you would be able to tell that this is a photoshopped picture. Plus his lips are closed, there is no indication that there is anything in his mouth. I don't understand why you people think this is real... have you REAALY taken a look at the picture?? A GOOD LOOK???

  • ||

    if a man doesn't have the balls to quit smoking for the people he serves,maybe he has no balls at all!

  • Leah D.||

    Honestly I don't care if Obama smokes cigarettes or not, IT'S LEGAL and not mind altering. I don't agree with the new taxes put on cigarettes because it is simply another way to tax the poor, it's just doing it on the sly. Wither cigarettes are good for you or not, it's not the government's job to be our "big brother." Maybe instead of enforcing all these regulations on the private behavior of the citizens of a "free" country we should be putting regulations on the way the big tobacco companies manufacture the cigarettes in order to make them less addictive.

  • Dee||

    Since this is my 5 year anniversary of quitting smoking (for 43 years) AND I did it while going through menopause, I feel I'm qualified to give Obama some advice:
    1. Stop talking (and thinking) it's so hard to do! Having cancer or emphysema is a LOT harder than just not lighting up that cigarette.
    2. Start thinking of yourself as a nonsmoker...it's a whole new world.
    3. Being President is no excuse to continue doing something so stupid
    4. Stop telling yourself lies such as "you enjoy it", "you need a cig to relax", etc.
    And finally...
    5. Just say "I CAN!"

  • ||

    Well see i know alot of ppl who quit ciagartes and really anyone whos complainin they cant quit they wont bc if u really want to quit smocking u will so i say get over it grow a pair obama and acctually stop smoking

  • dood!||

    This dude sucks he is such a blatant liar, who voted him in? People with no brain, I thought you were all smarter than that. Thank a lot jerks.

  • ||

    Well assh*le , seeing as more than half the nation voted him in, it just might be you who is mistaken.

    And if anyone has no brain its you for buying this crap.

  • ||

    Ya'll know this is fake and that picture is so obviously photoshopped.

  • ||

    Nice photoshop of this image http://news.illinois.edu/ii/04....._w.jpg.png

  • master G||

    obama is just a FUCKING black dude!oh,and he's an ASSHOLE!

  • Vkre||

    Please clean your mouth from such racist statements, before posting a comment in a public forum.

    Thank you

  • Lmao||

    thats not even obama, he's missing the freckle on the left side of his noce, google image it!

  • terror||

    i thought Americans were good pple now, i change my mind. you pple are bad bad pple

  • simon||

    Who gives a shit?

    Honestly, aren't there other, less moronic problems at hand?

  • ||

    i want usa attak to iran.and free we from molla ,s .down with molla.down with khameneiy.down with molla

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  • vi||

    honestly freaking 80% of american smokes doesn't mean 80% of them aren't smart, rich, have great jobs or are druggies come on now you people have no lives.

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