Fox News doesn't ever give any positive coverage towards Democrats or liberal causes. So it's no surprise that one Fox News columnist is accusing Democrats of only supporting marijuana legalization for money.
Tom Basile is a "former Bush administration official" and Fox News columnist who's so important, he doesn't even have his own Wikipedia page. In his most recent column, Basile accuses Democrats of only supporting marijuana legalization for money. Basile goes through a series of studies that show why marijuana is dangerous (of course, ignoring the many, many more studies showing its many benefits and positives), and then says the reason Democrats don't bring up these studies is for money.
"The left is confident you won’t notice it’s really all about money and votes," Basile writes.
He notes that pro-marijuana groups have donated "millions" to Democrats over the past decade. Of course, he doesn't mention that the amount of money donated by marijuana interests is vastly smaller than those donated by other interest groups such as Big Alcohol and Big Pharma. For instance, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has raised only $110,000 for political donations since 2002, and the most they ever donated in one year was only $28,000.
He also accuses Democrats of being hypocrites for pushing to address climate change due to scientific evidence, but ignoring scientific evidence towards marijuana. Although again, there are plenty of scientific and academic studies showing marijuana is a positive.
Basile also doesn't mention that many Republicans do support marijuana legalization, and that the vast majority of Americans do as well. Is it possible that Democrats are simply supporting marijuana legalization because it's an issue popular with voters? It's almost like their jobs are dependent on attracting people to vote for them, so supporting an issue that many people like is a good way to keep their jobs.
But yeah, it's probably all for that one $1,000 donation they get from a marijuana nonprofit organization every election.
(h/t Fox News)