Cathie Adams, former Texas GOP chair and current Texas Eagle Forum president, gave a pre-election address earlier this year, claiming that a "Marxist" President Barack Obama had "fried his brain on drugs."
In a speech at a Grassroots America We The People "Call To Action" event, first reported on by Right Wing Watch, Adams embarked on a longwinded conspiracy theory about Obama enacting an oppressive "green agenda, which is Marxism." Her claims eventually led her to talk about a ballot initiative in Colorado to legalize and tax marijuana.
"And folks we've got to be very careful about saying 'well, that's not for me but you can do whatever you want.' Folks, we have a rule of law, we have a Constitution, and those things must be upheld," Adams said about Amendment 64, which ultimately passed. "And if we legalize it, will we empty out our jails and will we be safe for ever more? No. I'm telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs."
It's unclear where the last claim about Obama's drug use fits in Adams' broader allegations of a "Marxist" or "green" agenda. Though the president has admitted to using drugs in his younger years -- particularly marijuana, though also cocaine at some point -- his administration has been aggressive in continuing to enforce federal laws which classify those substances as illegal. Obama hasn't supported state efforts to legalize marijuana, and advocates of those measures remain concerned that the Department of Justice won't back down in the face of new state laws.
During her speech, Adams also criticized a "narcissistic" Obama, saying the look he gave to then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during one of the debates had made her so mad that she "wanted to go up and just smack his face."