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Obama's October surprise?

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    What do you think it will be? I think it could possibly be trying to legalize pot.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This would be referred to as a "Coupe de Grass"!  lol Myself? I'm pulling for him to choose Hillary for a vice-presidential running mate.  This would set her up for the next presidential election and kill any hopes for Romneys chances.  Not that he has any at this point.  yikes

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      1. Castlepaloma profile image21
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It would be the best move Obama's has  ever because they have lost the war and drugs and oversea  wars will be cut too. Too many pot heads in prison, where the killers should be.

        1. JSChams profile image61
          JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          What about the pot heads who also happen to be killers?

          1. Castlepaloma profile image21
            Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Dangerous pot heads, yeah right, like police raids and cartels.

            Try sending a pot head to war, he could not even pass the test of ordering a pizza right, let alone enough energy (low down) to kill someone.

          2. Randy Godwin profile image94
            Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I personally have never heard of any "killer potheads" !  Plenty of legal pharmeceutical drug users are though.  As well as alcohol users.  What about them?  You obviously have no clue about pot smokers and their habits.  No surprise!  lol

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            1. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Killer potheads?? Nah, they just want to eat, listen to music, and laugh. Maybe the OP meant "killer pot," instead? I've experienced that before!

              1. Randy Godwin profile image94
                Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Er....you are the OP!  lol


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                1. habee profile image90
                  habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  No - the Other Poster who referred to "killer potheads."

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image94
                    Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    OP--Designates the Original Poster to the thread.  yikes

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          3. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Really? WOW! roll

            I personally know hundreds of pot heads and NONE of them are killers.

            Btw- not all drug dealers are users either. lol

          4. nightwork4 profile image60
            nightwork4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            killer pot heads. it sound like the name of a bad sci-fi movie. anyone with half a brain knows the only thing pot heads kill are doritos.

            1. mythbuster profile image86
              mythbusterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Isn't there a band by this name?

              smile

          5. MelissaBarrett profile image60
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            ROFLMAO...

            Never smoked pot before have ya?

        2. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It would save billions in court cases, prison expenses, exorbitant helicopter and DEA expenses, not to mention the influx of tax money into the economy sales would provide. The original Marijuana Stamp Act was a farce as far as legality was concerned and was only passed to help Hurst and DuPont garner billions by the prevention of paper and rope being produced from hemp and therefore cornering the market for the already wealthy men.

          At this time the head of the AMA testified marijuana was basically not harmful and was surely not dangerous as the government claimed.  Of course, his testimony was ignored for the might dollar and millions have suffered because of it.  It's time to put an end to this tragic and stupid law!  Don't believe me?  Read the transcripts of the hearing yourself.  mad

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      2. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, Romney will lose in a landslide. Maybe we should just do away with the election and put those millions to better use - like apply it to the deficit.

        As for Hil as VP, I'd rather see her as POTUS and Obama as VP. lol

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sure, but it ain't gonna happen this year and Hillary would be set up to run for POTUS in 2016 if she were VP for the next four years.  smile  A republican nightmare, no doubt!

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          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You might be surprised by the number of Rs who like Hil!

    2. profile image61
      ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think that the Obama campaign will be desperate enough and brazen enough to stage a FAKE attempt on the President's life in the two weeks prior to election day. Wouldn't that qualify as an "October Surprise"? A PHONY attempt will immediately raise a sympathy vote for the President and that might be enough to win in the closely contested states. Besides, any PERCEIVED attempt on the President's life will relegate the Romney campaign to the back pages of newspapers and to only a momentary mention or two on the nightly news or cable news programs for days just prior to election day. Some unsympathetic figure (i.e. a Klansman, skinhead, militia member or even possibly a Muslim) could easily be fingered and  framed after a fabricated manhunt and be imprisoned for days before and after the election without a hearing. Mr. Obama is already tight with Hollywood moguls and major media such as CBS, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, etc. They certainly wouldn't question the legitimacy of the FAKE attempt. Some of them may even abet it, at least with a cover-up.

      1. bat115 profile image69
        bat115posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You should probably replace "Muslim" with "Christian".

        1. profile image61
          ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Pick your poison. I opted for "Muslim" because they might be easier to falsely accuse of a criminal act. There would be a xenophobic reaction against Islam around the country if people were convinced that a Muslim tried to kill the President.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            So basically if there is a legitimate assassination attempt or threats the opposition can yell that it is faked for sympathy... Good one...

            1. profile image61
              ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              But, if the ploy were carried out with Hollywood precision, nobody would ever know that it was faked. Remember, my scenario is an ATTEMPTED assassination that is a ruse.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                So you would only accept it if it was successful?

                I bet you also believe the moon landing was faked.

                1. profile image61
                  ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Go play with yourself.

                  1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh my... betcha someone gets banned smile

                    I haven't heard "Go play with yourself." since elementary school.

                  2. Shanna11 profile image92
                    Shanna11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I lol'ed. Seriously. That just made my night.

                    Go play with yourself... oh lordy, people these days....

              2. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, the government does have that kind of power. And, probably has used this RUSE in the past.

                I would goes as far as to say it was the Government which Assassinated Kennedy, but as we all know, that's still speculation.
                Any ruse with regards to assassination of any sort, would be done at Joint Chiefs level or higher. I'm even will to go out on a limb and say CIA doesn't follow it's own rules- staying out of USA. I'm willing to bet the CIA conducts it's own agenda, outside the scope of any authority, and they are allowed to call it National Security. I say BS.

          2. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            The Christian community would probably applaud any Christian who attempted to take out the President. lol Forget Muslims. Don't need them to create fear in America.

            People are already afraid the government. They know if they attempt to attack the Presidency or Congress, in any dominant form or forum, they(that person) are playing with their life.

            There are very few who are truly willing to put their life on the line, when it comes going against the government. Innocent people have been killed by the government of America, for the stupidest reasons, all the while, keeping the public gullible to it's actions.

            1. profile image61
              ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I don't agree with your first sentence. The overwhelming majority of Christians in America would hate for there to be an assassination attempt against the President. Also, read my scenario again. I placed Klansmen, skinheads and militia members ahead of Muslims. Muslims were almost an afterthought.

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I didn't expect you to agree. lol
                And you know this how exactly? You assume too much. How about the Christians who purposely find it okay to invade other people's life? Like those who kill doctors or bomb health clinics for pregnant women? These people claim being Christian and even follow their own warped interpretation of the bible to support their agenda of telling other people how to live.
                Probably, but what difference does it really make. None. It makes absolutely NO difference who is blame. Just that someone is to be blamed. roll

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                  ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  And what am I assuming? The question happens to be what "Obama's October Surprise" might be. Many folks have assumed that Obama will come out in favor of legalizing pot. I don't think that simply because he already has the pot smoker vote locked up. He doesn't need to favor legalization. It wouldn't do him any good.

                  1. Cagsil profile image60
                    Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I said you assumed too much when you are talking about knowing what other Christians might say, act or do, with regards to the assassination of the President.

                    Do try to comprehend things as you read them. It will do so much for context of a sentence.

                    As for the topic of the thread- Obama could do almost anything except for completely ripping apart the Constitution itself(physically doing it).

                    You're probably right that he doesn't need to favor legalization to get the vote. He has already made his position known for it.

                    A faked assassination attempt? Would be the most outlandish thought, but so crazy enough to work type deals. wink

          3. bat115 profile image69
            bat115posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I just figure the way everyone villifies the Christians these days, they would be easier to blame IF something like this were to happen.

            1. profile image61
              ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You may be right.

  2. profile image0
    JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

    I'm for the legalization of marijuana, but I think it's wrong for a POTUS to make that kind of move at the end of his term for re-election purposes.

    If Obama wanted to legalize marijuana, he should have done it earlier.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are only so many radical social policies a POTUS can put through in 3 years.
      Obama's covered all the other major food groups -- health care, education loans, immigration and of course gays in the miliary and marriage rights.
      If he could devote full time to such issues he'd probably have done it already.
      Unfortunately, there's this pesky bad economy to wrestle with.
      And terrorists who must be dispensed with.
      And a "one-term at any price" Congress who want to play chicken with our debt ceiling.

      So if he doesn't quite get around to legalizing a medicinal plant with about 10,000 non-drug uses until October, can we really fault him?
      smile
      Besides, all is fair in love, war and politics.

  3. fpherj48 profile image82
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    I actually like and agree with all the answers here so far.  Maybe he'll put them all together....and introduce Hillary as his running mate while they pass a joint back and forth, while the Head of the AMA and the Surgeon General state with authority and conviction that pot is a medicinal HERB from nature....NOT a drug! What-a-ya-think?  No??
    OH! and JSChams?  There is no doubt you have never touched pot in your entire life.  The very LAST thing pot could cause are homicidal tendencies....unless you can laugh, eat, talk, sleep, sing love songs and shoot someone at the same time.
    habee....I LOVE your questions!!

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is Obama's only chance of winning a second term--Hillary as V.P. candidate. The Romney--Marco Rubio ticket will pick of 6 swing state without her.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    He needs a hard-hitting economic BOOM.
    Legalizing MJ good but how many jobs will it create?
    Can he make a hemp purse out of a sow's ear? 
    lol

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol Hemp purse, sow's ear - good one, MM!

  5. mikelong profile image82
    mikelongposted 4 years ago

    I don't think Obama needs a surprise...

    Romney just needs to continue being himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu … re=related

    Then again, with such a track record, if Romney is elected, he might end up flip-flopping back to something I'd support.. The GOP conservative base will end up with their panties in a bunch!

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. If he'd go back to the Romney of 4 years ago he'd be a lot more palatable than this "I'll tongue-tie myself into a pretzel in my desperate attempto to appease the far right " version.
      roll
      Wondered as I watched who put this video together.
      Wasn't expecting it to come out of Ron Paul campaign.
      That was a June surprise for me!
      lol

  6. American View profile image59
    American Viewposted 4 years ago

    October surprise could be the legalization of marijuana, or if you listen to the rumor mill, if he loses to Romney is going to have the election thrown out and put a moratorium on any new elections. I know it's BS in the rumor mill, but it does create an interesting discussion.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      With so much BS in the rumor mill, I'll bet it does stink.  I wonder what a rumor mill maintenance man earns?  How much DO you make?  lol

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  7. innersmiff profile image78
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    I wager a war with Iran. No President has ever been a one-term when there's been a war on in election year.

 
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