New Youtube Video Asks: 'What if President Obama had called a real marijuana user?'

Echoing what Mike Riggs wrote on September 4, this newly-crafted video continues to savage the lazy, mocking, September 3 video where Barack Obama "calls" his favorite lying, lapdog actor and former Associate Director of Public Engagement for his campaign, Kal Penn. The gist of the official video is, if you missed it, is that a wink at stoner culture will get their vote, actual fact of the president's marijuana policy be damned. 

After two days of Democrats patting themselves on the back for loving women and gay people and America the mostest, while ignoring or lying about marijuana, spending, and drone wars, more of this kind of critique, please. Whoever the hell Sidepocket Images is, they're better at critiquing the president than most members of the mainstream media. This video is well worth watching in spite of the ending that urges people to tell the president to "earn" their vote by fixing drug policy.

By the way, as Reason 24/7 noted today, Obama's theme for the night is "promises kept."

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    The gist of the official video is, if you missed it, is that a wink at stoner culture will get their vote, actual fact of the president's marijuana policy be damned

    Is this not true? I see absolutely zero indication that it's false. The fact of the matter is that most people vote for a TEAM, and almost nothing will change them to voting for the other TEAM, because the other TEAM is pure evil and the most important thing in the world is making sure that the other TEAM doesn't win. Getting fucked by your own TEAM doesn't change the fact that the other TEAM is pure evil and cannot be allowed to win.

    This is the world we live in, these are the sheep that are the majority. Get used to it.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Epi, you're imagining things again. Did you forget to take your happy pills?

  • ||

    I came here to chew happy pills and kick ass, and I'm all out of happy pills.

    Also, put on the fucking glasses.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Not this year motherfucker

  • ||

    I'm giving you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trash can.

  • Xenocles||

    Do stoners vote?

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    Obama and Kal Penn seem to think so.

  • sticks||

    Yes.

  • Pip||

    yup.

  • Homple||

    The video had nothing to do with drugs or the legality or illegality of; it was designed to communicate that Obama is "cool", "hip", or a "real gone cat" - whatever the jargon is these days.

    The $multibillion per annum accretion and execution of government power known as the War On Drugs will intensify, even if President Choom is re-elected.

    Put that, as they say, in your pipe and smoke it.

  • ||

    The video had nothing to do with drugs or the legality or illegality of;

    Except for the implication that the people he's calling (Harold and Kumar, who are marijuana users) have just finished smoking marijuana, alluding to a marijuana-using constituency.

  • Tim||

    Maybe the potheads ain't as stupid as the President figures...

  • SIV||

    lol

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Where's Warty?

    Has he already drunk himself into a coma celebrating the death of Art Modell?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • SugarFree||

    He's been waiting for his penis surgery all day. He's going up to the 4-quart model.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Having one added or removed?

  • Citizen Nothing||

    "4-quart model."
    Never mind.

  • SugarFree||

    Having one added or removed?

    Yes.

  • ||

    No, that's the size he chose for his ballsack surgery. For his penis he chose the detachable purple super-king size model.

  • Pip||

    Really? Purple? That's so last May.

  • Brandybuck||

    Now with Vibro(tm)Pulse(r) Action!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I appreciate the attempt if not so much the execution. A shorter, more concise video would have been more effective.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Yeah -- this was a great idea, poorly executed. Maybe if the writer, director and actor hadn't all been high...

  • Tim||

    [Cut from Oval office to animated interior of the Mystery Machine, Shaggy speaking into a cellphone]
    "Zoiks! Hey Scoob it's old man Obama!"

  • Joe R.||

    That squealing dog still gets me every time, though. Ugh.

  • Randian||

    the lazy, mocking, September 3 video where Barack Obama "calls" his favorite lying, lapdog actor and former Associate Director of Public Engagement for his campaign, Kal Penn

    Go Stag. That's what I'm talking about.

  • Lucy Steigerwald||

    I like praise almost as I like being called "Stag" and the fact that you posted that comment at 4:20.

    See, it's okay for me to make stupid stoner jokes because my Department of Justice has not, to my knowledge, ever shut down a medical marijuana clinic.

  • Joe R.||

    How many dogs have you shot?

  • Lucy Steigerwald||

    As many as were askin' for it, duh.

  • ||

    You have your own Department of Justice, Lucy? Have any openings?

  • Rich||

    Obama's theme for the night is "promises kept."

    This *screams* LIVE BLOG.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    his favorite lying, lapdog

    My preferred formulation is "shiteating lapdog".

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    Whoever the hell Sidepocket Images is, they're better at critiquing the president than most members of the mainstream media.

    I bet they're funded by teh KOCHTOPUS.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "This is the White House calling. Please hold for the President."

    "HUH?"

    "The President will be with you in just a moment. Please hold."

    *tinny Presidential Muzak plays*

    "What the fucking fuck? Who- what? Wait, now there's somebody outside. What now?"

    *Loud crash, gunfire, screams*

    "Well, good evening, Voter, this is President Barack Obama calling. I want you to know that your vote is important, not just to me, but to the Nation. Hello? Hello?"

    "This is Captain Sussman of the Tulsa Police SWAT Team. THIS IS A DIRECT POLICE ORDER; FAILURE TO COMPLY IS A PROSECUTABLE OFFENSE! Give me your full name, your location, and explain to me your relationship with this suspect and the subject of this call. Don't fuck around scumbag. The call is already being traced, and the police are on their way to your location."

  • Pip||

    Barack? Barack's not here.

  • cthorm||

    Oww Mah Balls

  • Tim Cavanaugh||

    I think we should put partnership above partisanship, and declare as a culture, all of us together, that Barber's Adagio for Strings has wrung the last tear it will ever wring from the human species, and that further playing of Barber's Adagio for Strings will not have any benefit, tear-wringing or otherwise, for society. And then stop playing Barber's Adagio for Strings for at least 10 years.

  • Lucy Steigerwald||

    Yes.

  • ant1sthenes||

    True, I think a Sarah McLachlan song would have been much better.

  • The Heresiarch||

    I'll agree to this as soon as others agree never to play Stockhausen, Cage, Boulez, Adams, Glass, and myriad other insufferable moderns ever again.

  • senorlechero||

    Every pot smoker I know thinks they sound as intelligent as the guy in this video. Yet they actually sound like like the ignorant stoners they are.

    Obama's video was lame. This video is more lame.

    Smoking dope kills brain cells. Libertarian viewpoints kill freedom (by getting democrats elected to office)

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