Paul Ryan's Take on Marijuana: Worthless or Desperate?

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Scooping up votes in swing states is how Paul Ryan serves Mitt Romney best. And what better dissatisfied liberal bloc for the Republicans to court than marijuana supporters, stunned by President Obama's total betrayal?

Hence the vice presidential candidate's stance in a college town in swinging Colorado, which will vote on legalizing marijuana at the November ballot, striking a libertarian tone to questions about marijuana enforcement. “It's up to Coloradans to decide,” Ryan told Colorado Springs's KRDO. “My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things…. What I've always believed is the states should decide.”

Except not really, of course. Ryan as recently as May voted against an effort to weaken federal law enforcement's war on state-legal marijuana. So why would he even bother with such blarney — is it merely craven, or does the GOP tickets' pitch to “weedheads” prove they're “desperate”?

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