Originally Posted by JonesCrusher
He said it should not be a "top priority" and "We've got bigger fish to fry,"
He did not say more he did not say less. He made a wishy washy statement. Weed has never been the DEAs top priority and they have always had bigger fish to fry.
Yet you somehow read that he's not going to go after pot as aggressively as his administration did during his first term.
That's the whole rhetorical implication of what he said, because being as aggressive towards pot would mean to go after Colorado and Washington. Semantically, you're correct. He didn't say certain specific words. But there are only two outcomes to these quotes: 1.) he does exactly what is implied, or 2.) he stays his course (ultimately meaning he said nothing here).
I'm very skeptical about it. My post that you took your obtuse umbrage with was a post that relates my skepticism. But 'hooray!' for your rhetorical point made by being condescending to people that agree with you, I guess.