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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 04:00 PM

2. Wasserman Schultz is on the wrong side of this issue

Major Democratic donor John Morgan blasted the national party’s chair, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as an “irritant” who is becoming “irrelevant” after she voiced concerns about a medical marijuana proposal he helped put on Florida’s ballot this November.

“I know personally the most powerful players in Washington, D.C. And I can tell you that Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t just disliked. She’s despised. She’s an irritant,” Morgan, an outspoken Orlando trial attorney, told the Miami Herald.

“Why she’s trying to undermine this amendment I don’t know,” he said. “But I’ll tell you I will never give a penny or raise a penny for the national party while she’s in leadership. And I have given and helped raise millions.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/06/4162344/major-democratic-donor-bashes.html#storylink=cpy


Women tend to more conservative about the issue of marijuana legalization than men - this stems from the traditional role of a female in American society as the "moral compass" looking out for what she thinks are the best interests of her children.

I'm assuming that might be part of Wasserman Schultz's positioning - but maybe it's just that she's on the wrong side of this issue because she aligns with others on the wrong side of this issue like Patrick Kennedy.

Democrats who are on the wrong side of this issue, however, will find little to no support among the Democratic base that overwhelmingly supports legalization - not to mention big money donors like the guy, above.

I won't support any woman who isn't pro-legalization. As a woman, I expect women leaders who can be forward thinking, not reactionary, and who will look at an issue and weigh the rational reasons for support - based upon science, medicine, and good public policy, not women who want to do something "for our own good" - when that's rarely been the case for any sort of law that targets personal behavior.

Women aligned with the KKK over prohibition back in the day, too. They were wrong about that issue as well, but, under the circumstances, when it was legal to beat your wife, I can understand why women did this - but now - there's no justification for a woman to be in the anti-legalization camp when studies indicate teen usage does not increase in places with legal medical marijuana.

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20140425/legalizing-medical-marijuana-doesnt-raise-teen-pot-use-study-says

Better to regulate and keep this out of the hands of illegal dealers who have no motivation to avoid sales to minors.

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