The disingenuous stand of Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner

Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would rescind a 2013 memo by the Obama Justice Department not to enforce federal drugs laws in states that have legalized marijuana.

And Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner got mad.

Yes, sir, folks. Cory Gardner is going to fight back!!!

How?

By holding up DOJ nominations in the Senate.

That’ll teach him!

If only Cory Gardner was in a position to change federal drug laws.

Wait…

This makes me think of a Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs watches Daffy Duck careen off a cliff, scream helplessly and plunge toward the earth. And Bugs says, “I wonder if that silly duck will remember he can fly.”

I wonder if that silly Senator will remember he’s a legislator.

Federal drug laws can be changed.

And guess who can change them, Cory?

You could.

So rather than pitch a fit on Twitter and grandstand on the Senate floor, perhaps Cory Gardner can introduce a bill that changes these federal drug laws to exempt states who have legalized pot for both medicinal and recreational use.

Now, I realize Republicans in the Senate are notorious for forgetting that their job is to legislate. So I guess we shouldn’t be too hard on Cory Gardiner for this basic job description slipping his mind.

Listen, don’t get me wrong. I think Jeff Sessions has far more important things to do than crack down on states that have legalized pot.

And, honestly, I don’t have a horse in this race.

But the job of the Attorney General is to enforce the laws passed by Congress.

Writing a “memo” saying, “these laws here? We’re not going to enforce them” is banana republic stuff.

The way this works in a Constitutional Republic is bills are introduced in Congress then voted on. And if the bill passes, it is sent to the President to sign.

And while the goofballs who are replying to Cory Gardner’s huffy tweets may not be in a position to change the law, the huffy Cory Gardner is.

So go ahead, Senator.

Put your outrage your job description is.

Introduce a bill to change the federal drug laws.

In other words, do your freaking job.

I am certain if the bill passes and President Trump signs it, Jeff Sessions will enforce it.

And until you’re prepared to do that, leave the grandstanding, drama and histrionics to the Democrats.

Hat tip Breitbart.

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5 thoughts on “The disingenuous stand of Cory Gardner

  • January 5, 2018 at 11:02 am
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    Other than ‘Banana Republic’ stuff, which is correct, AG also has a duty to enforce federal laws to protect the states that haven’t legalized pot and do not want it in their state.

    Overall though the pot trend itself is what is making a mockery of the civilization and republic itself so I expect to see more thinking like Gardner’s and not less.

    • January 5, 2018 at 11:28 am
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      I think the AG should be going after sanctuary states instead of pot sellers but then that would mean the Jeff Sessions has to actually do his job with a real spine instead of the cooked spaghetti spine he has.

      • January 5, 2018 at 11:30 am
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        A commenter on Patriot Retort’s Facebook page had a very interesting point. Let me quote her:
        “This could be “CYA” by the FEDs who are prepping a lawsuit against Sanctuary States and Cities. States could claim that selective enforcement, i.e. Marijuana, weakens Sessions claim on immigration.”

        I think she might be on to something.

    • January 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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      ” protect the states that haven’t legalized pot and do not want it in their state.”

      I sure as heck don’t want that crap legalized in Wyoming! We have enough to deal with with Meth!

  • January 6, 2018 at 8:48 am
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    Dammit. Spilled bong water on the carpet. I hate when that happens.

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