Now that Obama will be President in a few days, the antis are confident he will approve this SCHIP plan, since he's more of an anti than a true smoker.
Some online smokers think Obama will be on the smokers' side since he smokes too. Sure, this guy may sneak smokes behind his own family's back. But he ain't a true smoker. He sounds more like the type of smoker I used to be...as in "I need a GD cig RIGHT NOW, sh!t!"
He certainly doesn't support smokers rights. And he definitely ain't no urban smoker. I neva saw him raise his voice and let a few urban words outta his mouth (when asked about his smoking). That's the part of his personality that doesn't make him a bro who used to live in Chicago. Cause if someone asked me personal Qs like that, I wouldn't be afraid to be honest on TV.
At least I met one sista who confessed herself he ain't all bro...but she still supports him a lot.
So I guess smokers need to do exactly what the subject title says in order to convince the new President to not support SCHIP and raise fed tobacco taxes.
Good luck. Cause unlike Bush, this President is more of an anti than him. And don't be fooled by Obama being a secret smoker. Even I'm more closer to being a real smoker than him.
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