The Obama campaign has spent most of the past two days spreading thoroughly debunked smears that Mitt Romney “may have committed a felony.” Well, since we’re on the topic of felonies let’s discuss a couple of felonies that Obama himself admitted to committing.
First up, this passage from Dreams from My Father:
I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though—Mickey, my potentional intiator had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that.
“Blow,” in case you weren’t aware by now is another word for cocaine, and “smack” would be heroin. So Obama snorted cocaine when he could afford it but turned down heroin because he didn’t like his potential dealer. Obama has made no secret of his past cocaine use, even liberal news outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post have written about it.
The President would have been in Hawaii during his high school years, and in the state of Hawaii cocaine possession of any amount is a felony.
Let’s move on to the President’s past marijuana use. President Obama has admitted many times to smoking pot, and while marijuana possession is not necessarily a felony in Hawaii, what Obama describes in Dreams From My Father most certainly is:
Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d be headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn’t been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then anyway. I got just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn’t make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you’d met at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl.
Obama attended high school at Punahou School, a prep college preparatory school that had dormitories much like a college campus would, and in the above passage he admits smoking pot in those dorm rooms.
In Hawaii, it is a felony to possess marijuana within 750 feet of school grounds, parks, or within 10 feet of a parked school vehicle. It is punishable for up to five years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
People who live in glass houses should not throw rocks. By floating baseless accusations against Mitt Romney, President Obama has re-opened the book on his own past. His admissions of illegal activity deserve to be scrutinized.