Time’s Mike Allen…Junkies…and…Obama

I don’t think this Obama mangling is so innocent.

Time’s Mike Allen had this exchange with Glenn Beck on CNN

BECK: OK, now Barack Obama. This one kills me. Because Barack Obama, there was a story in the Washington paper today about how…

ALLEN: A Washington paper? “The Washington Post”. Just say it.

BECK: I couldn`t remember if it was the “Time” or the “Post”. So he`s in the “Post”. Eleven years ago he wrote this book, and he said that he had done drugs, he had done alcohol, pot and cocaine.


ALLEN: Well, Glenn, that`s an interesting way to look at it. I think it`s helpful, but for a different reason. And that is I think that people want someone who`s honest, candid. They`re tired of the pabulum.

Here`s somebody who said that he was a junky. I think that people will appreciate that it`s in the past. (emphasis mine)

OK Allen was talking off the Washington Post story and here are the only 2 quotes from Obama’s memoir regarding his drug use that were in that story

“Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind.”

–“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though,”

(emphasis mine)

Obama does not say he was a junkie yet Allen quotes him as such. I don’t think that was a mistake on Allen’s part.

And if it’s a matter of Allen judging someone who smoked pot and did “a little blow” to be a junkie, then there are a heckuva lot more junkies in America than I realized. Perhaps even in the White House? Oh that’s right… W has refused to admit or deny cocaine use.

8 thoughts on “Time’s Mike Allen…Junkies…and…Obama

  1. Funny, I always assumed that anyone who thought Dubya was competent had to be on crack…

  2. Here’s the thing that kills me – the doublethinkers that voted for Bush will be absolutely outraged that Obama might have done cocaine in his past…but if Bush had admitted it, they would have happily discounted it as a “youthful indiscretion”. The same way these folks made such a stink about Clinton dodging the draft but found it irrelevant that Bush had done so. Doublethink, pure and simple.

  3. My god, they’re absolutely batshit, wetting themselves, hide the women and children, M. Night Shyamalan meets Stephen King, giant sharks with chainsaws terrified of him.
    They think he’s better than WE do.

  4. He’s a junkie? Times Time-Warner guy says to CNN Time-Warner guy that Obama is junkie?
    Add it to the list. They are making enemies of people who preferred to believe otherwise, and sharpening the anger of those who believed their eyes in the first place.
    Boycott the Warner Bros. Valentine’s movie, “Music and Lyrics” this February to send a message to CNN/Time-Warner that we will not tolerate this kind of abuse.
    Tell your friends.

  5. oops.
    “Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear –
    And he shows them pearly white –
    Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear –
    And he keeps it out of sight.”
    (from The Threepenny Opera, 1928)
    — Paul in LA

  6. all returds need to say is did he or did he not get BJs?
    fucking idiot woman on NPR about going to all presidential funerals, exceppt clinton, he isn’t worthy. talk about stupid.

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