Monday, May 11, 2009

Wanda Sykes Overlooks Obama's Drug Use

I think most people would agree that there's a huge difference between an individual who develops a temporary addiction to pain killers - as a result of taking these medications for a specific ailment - and someone who spends two years of his life in a daze, trying out drugs and smoking reefers.

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.

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.
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.

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

1 comment:

Annie said...

You are comparing apples to oranges. When RL was abusing drugs, he was a successful adult man who should have had the intellect to know that what he was doing was not right and to seek help. On the other hand, a high schooler who is doing drugs should not be held to the same high standards.

In the end, what is most important is how they coped with their problems. I do not follow RL, but I hope he funded or donated generously to a drug rehab center. As for President Obama, I hope he will uplift a nation and show misguided youths that no matter how far down you are, it is possible to change and become leaders.

As for Wanda Sykes, and all entertainers, you either like them or not. RL is nothing more than an entertainer. He does not have a college degree. He may be a little smarter than the average high school graduate simply because he was surrounded by educated people in his family. He certainly has a gift to gab and is never short on opinions...just like WS. Both seek their 15 minutes of fame by making controversial statements. Bad press is better than no press.