http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Obama-High-School-Drugs by Ben Shapiro "While the Washington Post has been diligently digging into relatively innocent high school pranks by Mitt Romney, theyâve spent the last few years diligently ignoring President Obamaâs far more controversial high school days. Obama, by all accounts, was a habitual drug user in high school. He tried cocaine, he admits in Dreams From My Father; he âtried drugs enthusiastically.â The Chicago Tribune reported back in 2007 that Obama thanked the âChoom Gangâ in his high school yearbook; âchoomingâ was Hawaiian slang for smoking pot. The Honolulu Advertiser reported that Obamaâs senior portrait âprominently displayed â¦ A package of âZig-Zagâ rolling papers and a matchbook.â One of Obamaâs close friends was arrested for drug possession during high school. In his memoir, Obama talked about routinely getting high. âJunkie. Pothead,â he wrote. âThatâs where Iâd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man.â But, according to Obama, he only got high because he was contemplating deep matters: drugs could âpush questions of who I was out of my mind.â Obama told students in 2007 that this activity constituted âgoofing offâ and âwasting timeâ: "I will confess to you that I was kind of a goof off in high school as my mom reminded me," Obama said. "I went to high school in Hawaii, so there's a lot of opportunity to goof off because the weather is really good all the time â¦ "You know, I made some bad decisions â¦. You know, got into drinking and experimenting with drugs. There was a whole stretch of time where I didn't apply myself. It wasn't until I got out of â¦ high school, and went to college that I started realizing, man, I wasted a lot of time.â The New York Times, however, went out of its way to find Obamaâs classmates to testify that drugs played only a âbit partâ in Obamaâs youth. Yet Obama would later brag on the campaign trail that he âinhaled frequently â¦ that was the point.â During his high school years, Obama hung out with communist radical Frank Marshall Davis; in 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that during his high school days, âhe felt the first stirrings of anger toward whites. He says he also delved into black nationalism.â He was âoffended or even enraged when white classmates adopted black street slang or revealed their underlying consciousness of his race by going out of their way to tell him how much they admired a black musician or athlete.â This activity is certainly more reflective of Obamaâs ideological history than Mitt Romneyâs pranks on teachers and fellow students. And as for the drug use â well, that seems just a bit more serious than walking a teacher into a door or cutting a studentâs hair. But leave it to the Post to ignore or downplay all of that in favor of continuing stories about Romneyâs dog, his high school hijinks, and whatever other nonsense they can use to protect President Obama from his own incompetence."