Legal marijuana is coming to you (in time)

Wow– the trend line on Gallup’s latest marijuana poll is something.

Trend: Americans' Support for Legalizing Marijuana Continues to Rise

And, check this out broken down by party:

Republican Support for Legal Marijuana Now at Majority Level

Okay, it will take a while for all the “reefer madness Republicans” e.g., Jeff Sessions and friends, to age out of politics, but once they do, your legal weed is coming.

It was interesting to learn that when Evan’s middle school police officer spoke about staying off drugs, the officer was actually reasonably honest about the relative dangers of marijuana (dependency is bad, but not trying to scare them with horror stories), although he did push the discredited gateway drug theory.

Anyway, with public opinion trendlines like this, Evan will almost certainly be able to legally use marijuana– regardless of the state– in his adulthood.

But he’ll vote for tax cuts for rich people!

Loved Jennifer Rubin’s take on Republican establishment support for the political/moral/intellectual embarrassment that is Roy Moore for US Senate:

It is hard to fathom that even the few Republican politicians who resisted endorsing Donald Trump for president find it beyond their ability to denounce Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. And make no mistake, Moore is worse than Trump. By a lot.

This is a man who said, “Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes.” Comparing it to bestiality, he said, “It is a moral precept upon which this country was founded.” Presumably he meant that criminalizing homosexuality is a precept upon which the United States is founded, which would still be news to any sentient human being.

Moore has proclaimed, “Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A president? A Congress? No. It’s going to be God.”

He has displayed crude bigotry against Muslims. “False religions like Islam who teach that you must worship this way are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for,” Moore argued.

He has suggested 9/11 was the result of America’s ungodliness. “If you think that’s coincidence, if you go to verse 25, ‘there should be up on every high mountain and upon every hill rivers and streams of water in the day of the great slaughter when the towers will fall,’” he said in February. “You know, we’ve suffered a lot in this country. Just maybe, because we’ve distanced ourselves from the one that has it within his hands to heal this land.”

He is an avowed birther — still…

Beyond his offensive and bigoted comments, he has repeatedly shown that he is unwilling to uphold the Constitution…

As bad as this glaring hypocrisy is, the silence of many Republicans who should know better reveals the depth to which the GOP has descended. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who refrained from endorsing Trump, has been silent about Moore.

Understand that the entire apparatus of the GOP — its majority leader in the Senate, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, etc. — stands foursquare behind Moore. A party willing to stand behind Trump or Moore is a party that presumably would stand behind David Duke or Richard Spencer. It’s a party without a soul or decency, a party that puts partisanship above country and is willing to indulge bigots and constitutional idiots. It is quite simply irredeemable.

But, you know what, Roy Moore will vote for tax cuts for rich people.  I’m honestly waiting (and prepared to wait a long time) to see a compelling argument that this belief is not the sine qua non of today’s Republican party.

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