Harry and Barry: Another coincidental change in positions

I didn’t get the memo. Did you? You know, the talking points memo for Democratic leadership.

In May 2012, within days of each other Barack Obama and Harry Reid changed their respective tunes on gay marriage.

A younger Obama smokes or tokes?

Reid, D-White House, told reporters he would vote to legalize same-sex marriage if it were put on the ballot in Nevada, though a decade ago he voted for a constitutional amendment in Nevada to ban gay marriage.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, “Reid says he personally believes marriage is between a man and a woman. But like President Barack Obama, who announced Wednesday he supported gay marriage, Reid indicated this week the time may be right for society to reflect a view he said probably ‘will carry the future.'”

Now, within days of each other, Harry and Barry have come out for softer punishment for marijuana users.

In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Reid said the current prosecuting and sentencing for marijuana use was flawed. “I guarantee you one thing,” Reid said. “We waste a lot of time and law enforcement going after these guys that are smoking marijuana.”

Now, in an article in The New Yorker posted online, Obama says, “(W)e should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.”

While Harry denied ever trying pot, Obama admitted he was one of those “folks.”

8 comments on “Harry and Barry: Another coincidental change in positions

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    Harry never exhaled!

  2. Nyp says:

    Two issues on which I am pleased to see you agree with the President and Senator Reid.

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    Smart of them, if they have us talking about sodomites marrying and young people toking up becoming acceptable they are taking attention away from the failing affordable care act, Benghazi, the IRS machinations, the NSA spying, Iran advancing it’s nuclear program, our military sitting on their hands in Afghanistan while taking hits, pinching pennies on veteran’s pensions, allowing illegal immigration, fumbling with international affairs, shutting down the coal industry in favor of windmills and mirrors along with skyrocketing energy expenses, etc.. Obama promised a transparent government and it a way he is keeping his promise, he meant in your face transparent, not something we could see reason for. And Harry Reid has embraced it, I say mealy-mouthed Mitch McConnell on Huckabee last evening seemingly mildly amused by Harry Reid’s tactics, Kentucky should be proud they sent that amiable bumpkin to the senate.

  4. I’m not sure he breathes.


  5. Nyp says:


  6. Vernon Clayson says:

    He breathes, Mr. Mitchell, and as long as he draws breath he will remain our senator, there’s no one here that can beat him. He’s probably a joke among his colleagues in the senate, witness Mitch McConnell’s seemingly amused, instead of angry, at Harry Reid’s tactics, but he’s not alone, there is no in the senate with the brass to defy either Harry or Barry. Former governor Huckabee seems a level-headed individual but his body language said he was amazed a McConnell’s statements.

  7. Nyp says:

    “Sodomites …”

  8. Winston Smith says:

    “Sodomite”, nyp.

    Term used to describe those delving into anal sex. Been used since the 14th century, according to Merriam-Webster. Surprised you’ve never heard of it…oh yeah, it was from the Bible.


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