Defending the current administration is getting tougher and tougher for left-leaning celebrities. It often means endorsing pretzel-like logic, the kind that only makes matters worse.
So when Vice President Joe Biden teed up an outrageous comment to a group full of black residents - that Republicans were going to put people back in chains - administration apologist Russell Simmons rushed into action.
The hip hop mogul penned an essay for The Daily Beast defending Biden's comments. His reasons why will make you smack your forehead in disbelief.
Memo to Simmons. If drugs are illegal, then stop using them. And it's not as if the Democratic party is itching to reduce the drug war on a grand scale. Bill Maher, a strident Obama apologist, has called the president a "dismal failure and a liar" regarding his drug policies. And can anyone trust Obama when he promises to attack the drug war in his second term? He's a serial promise breaker, and it's an election year.
Heck, Obama hasn't even taken action on legalizing marijuana during his first term even though states like Colorado currently allow for medical marijuana dispensaries.