Hail to the Chief….of the “Choom Gang”

Barack inhaled…and then some

Buzz Feed’s Gavon Laessig provides a comprehensive overview via excerpts from the latest book on Barack Obama.

This one is a doozy — complete with numerous photos of a doobie smoker, who not only inhales, but demands car windows be rolled up so none of the smoke is lost. In his own 1995 autobiography, Dreams From My Father, he writes of his cocaine use (“maybe a little blow”), boldly stating he had not tried heroin simply because he did not like the pusher who was trying to sell it to him.

Even the most fervent liberal supporters of the 44th President of the United States will feel queasy reading the excerpts from David Maraniss’ Barack Obama: The Story.

An accomplished marijuana enthusiast in high school and throughout college Obama was deeply immersed in an elaborate drug culture. He inhaled. A lot. The book comes complete with testimonials from young Barry Obama’s school chums, a group that went by the name “the Choom Gang.”

Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.

Maraniss concludes his chapter on Obama’s high school years with a telling note Obama had written in his high school yearbook in a section reserved for students to give a line or two giving thanks to those who helped along the way

Obama wrote this: “Thanks Tut [his grandmother], Gramps, Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times.”

Maraniss notes: “Ray was the older guy who hung around the Choom Gang, selling them pot. A hippie drug dealer made his acknowledgements; his mother did not.”


11 Responses to Hail to the Chief….of the “Choom Gang”

  1. Villanova says:

    Remember US Court of Appeals Judge Ginsburg? He was appointed to the US Court of Appeals in the mid 80’s by President Ronald Reagan, and served as Chief Judge. A year later, Reagan who was impressed with this jurists’ brilliance, selected him for a post on the US Supreme Court. Ginsburg ended up withdrawing his own name from consideration after a major controversy erupted surrounding his college marijuana use “on a few occasions” decades earlier was revealed on NPR. The left leaning network must have done a lot of digging to insure keeping a conservative off the high court.

    Now we have a President who brags about drug use in his own book and is further exposed in this new book to be in a drug induced fog throughout high school and college.

  2. Maggie says:

    We know he chain smokes cigarettes today. I wonder if he still gets high in the White House? (I mean on drugs, not by looking at himself in the mirror!)

  3. teapartypatriot says:

    Choom Gang OBOZO – definitive proof that excessive pot use severely diminishes mental agility and causes long-tern brain damage.

    …and yet, the leftist pot-heads that managed to turn Arizona into another pot dispensary, are working hard in Phoenix to further reduce the criteria to get their “medical” pot. Oh, Oh – I’ve got a hangnail – I need some “medical” pot and for $10 bucks (of my BIG GOVERNMENT welfare payments) I’ll get a quack to write me a prescription for it. (Gee, can I use my Food Stamp card to “pay” for my “medical” pot?)

    Actually, this is all part of the grand plan of the lunatic-left. First create an idle society by eliminating jobs and having those that want to work be forced to join the slugs, slackers, deadbeats, liars, freeloaders, losers, taxpayer-leeches, cheats, and potheads that make-up the “core” of the d-cRAT socialist party. Then put all of them into a state of permanent stooper with endless amounts of “medical” pot, so they won’t worry about the $16 TRILLION national debt that is increasing every day, and the economic and societal collapse of America. Just lite up a dobie and join OBOZO’s Choom Gang!

    Nobody can say that the future of American defined by the lunatic left isn’t well defined.

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    And Michelle? Do you think he was getting high around her and she never joined in? After all, she was “Never proud of America,” so she might have felt better high. Of course this terrible America was the same country that made sure she and her husband (a mediocre student from all accounts) were able to attend Ivy League universities on the back of American taxpayers and get exorbitant salaries in affirmative action posts after graduating. Michelle Obama was paid nearly $320,000 (per yr) to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
    This duo makes me gag!!

  5. Sideliner says:

    Take a look at these two photos on this old SRAZ post that I saved from last year. These photos depict two world leaders when each was in his 20’s. Quite a comparison, huh?
    One was defending his country while the other was coolly smoking a joint. We got the short end of this stick!


    • Justin says:

      Those pics speak volumes. We have a slug in the White House. Now let’s all work as hard as we can to make sure he’s not reelected. Our future as a nation will be more dismal than we can imagine. Our children and theirs will be burdened under debt and have no future. This is not rambling, this is truth. DO SOMETHING!! Each of us must find the time to help elect Mitt Romney. Everything depends on it. This is not just a difference of opinion. It is the frightful fact.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Conservative bloggers: please check out the lead column on Michelle Malkin today. Beck’s been covering it too, on

  7. Doc says:

    O.K…so stop & chew on this for a minuite. Has anyone here noticed exactly WHO our sitting President invites into OUR WHITE HOUSE? Th’ dude invites Gangsta’ Rap Artists, Hollywood Movie Stars, etc. Do we really believe they’re in there watchin’ Mary Poppins Movies? HELL NO they aren’t ! Th’ bruthaz be up in th’ HOOOWSE !

    …an’ “KOOLS” ain’t th’ only thing they’re smokin’ !

  8. Joe Evans says:

    Throughout our history the presidency of the United States has been held as a position of great respect with our American citizens and around the world. Not with this self admitted druggie who is intent on destroying our great nation, saddling us with generational debt that will sink our future and holds us in contempt as he repeatedly bows to foreign rulers, despots and Muslim kings.

    Barack Obama is no leader. He is first and foremost a threat and he is a shameful embarrassment. How can we expect our children to act responsibly and obey the law when he openly mocks it?

  9. Army Of One says:

    Flippin’ disgrace!!!

  10. To the clueless and the terminally naive: What did you think “For the first time in my adult life I’m proud of my country” Mooch had her staff and servants (BTW: her’s is the largest and most expense FLOTUS staff in American history) grow in the White House garden – broccoli???!!!!

    How to put the Choom OBOZO campaign into bankruptcy: require that it reimburse the US taxpayers for ALL costs associated with OBOZO having the Secret Service travel to Colombia and the rest of the world to procure his drugs. Even though OBOZO always gets the “volume discount,” the costs of feeding his addition are a staggeringly large addition to the national debt.