Which is why Hot Air Pundit makes a great point when he/she says: "Correspondents Dinner's... Wanda Sykes Overlooks Barack Obama's "Enthusiastic" Drug Use."
Several years ago, Rush Limbaugh developed an addiction [for a period of time] to pain medications, which prompted comedienne Wanda Sykes, to take a jab at him, saying she thinks Mr. Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was so strung out on pain killers that he missed his flight. [Sykes also said she hopes Mr. Limbaugh's kidney's fail him.] The president sat back in his seat and laughed hysterically at Ms. Syke's joke, while choosing to ignore his dubious past, specifically, his rarely publicized pot-smoking sprees.
From Dreams from my Father:
I spent the last two years of high school in a daze, blocking away the questions that life seemed insistent on posing. I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically.But Obama no longer smokes reefers, and that's why he can't see through his own "hypocrisy" - or Wanda Sykes "bullshit", for that matter.
I discovered that it didn’t make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room with some brother you’d met down 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. Nobody asked you whether your father was a fat cat executive who cheated on his wife, or some laid-off Joe who slapped you around whenever he bothered to come home. You might just be bored or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection.
And if the high didn’t solve whatever it was that was getting you down, it could at least help you laugh at the world’s ongoing folly, and see through all the hypocrisy and bullshit and cheap moralism.
Yesterday, I expressed confidence that Obama would publicly condemn Ms. Sykes for wishing ill upon Mr. Limbaugh and saying she hoped his "kidneys fail" him etc. - as he had done last year when comedian Bernie Mac uttered a string of distasteful remarks [at an Obama fundraiser]. However, my confidence in the president's niceties is slowly dissipating each and every hour.
Nevertheless, I wonder why the mainstream media hasn't noted the aforementioned hypocrisy. Might it be that they've also ceased to smoke reefers and can no longer see through Obama's "hypocrisies" and Wanda Sykes' "bullshit"?
That would indeed explain the mainstream media's constant double standard. But it's difficult for me to believe these journalists were any different back in their college, pot-smoking days. After all, it was precisely during those years that they received their indoctrination and became both permanently brainwashed and brain-dead for life.......
H/T Hot Air Pundit