Faces of meth: ‘Five years of Obama’ edition [SLIDESHOW

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Scoops Delacroix
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      Scoops Delacroix

      Scoops Delacroix is a freelance journalist and former communications director for the Front de libération du Québec. His book "Shake: Yuri Andropov and the Death of Narrative" is available on Amazon.

Back in 2008 it was fun. Daring. Exciting. The rush was unbelievable. The visuals? Man, this dope is like the best parts of coke and acid. Plus all the cool kids were doing it, but, like, for real — not in a cliche way, ya know?

Young guys and pretty girls from Silicon Valley. All the actors and stuff. Hell, it even made old fogies like Kerry and Reid feel young. We all remember how hard it was to convince Hillary to give it a try, but after she’d had a hit, man, it was like she was flying. Just untouchable.

But things turned south quick. The high was fleeting. It just couldn’t take anyone to those soaring heights anymore. We were all left chasing the hit, never quite catching it.

And before long things were getting desperate. Bad things were happening. Bad men started getting violent in Mexico. Stevens got killed. People started talking about war.

Now everything is different. The smiles are gone. Let these pictures be a warning. Stay away from that dope.

We were liberals once. And young.

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  • Samantha Power was once a leading liberal intellectual on human rights.
  • Just a few years later, nobody at the U.N. cares.
  • A well-groomed Chris Matthews once got a "thrill" up his leg when Obama spoke.
  • Just a few years later, he knows Democrats need to vote for war "to save the president's hide."
  • Jesse Jackson was once the most attention-seeking former deputy of Martin Luther King.
  • Just a few years later, he's that guy caught saying he wanted to cut Obama's "nuts off."
  • A beaming John Kerry was once a veteran anti-war senator from Massachusetts.
  • Just a few years later, he just hopes he gets to bomb Syria.
  • A dark-haired Eric Holder came to D.C. to fight for justice in the DOJ.
  • Just a few years later, he's just another gun-runner defending the NSA.
  • Harry Reid rose from Capitol cop to head of the world's most powerful chamber.
  • Just a few years later, the old boxer is twisting Democrats' arms to start a third war in the Middle East.
  • A radiant Hillary Clinton was once the unstoppable queen of the Democratic Party.
  • Just a few years later, she got to defend Benghazi for her boss, the new head of the Democratic Party.
  • Thumbs up from Al Sharpton -- who was once a bombastic leader of the black activist left.
  • Just a few years later, he's  on MSNBC.
  • A smiling Janet Napolitano just couldn't wait to reform the Bush-era Department of Homeland Security.
  • Just a few years later, she's so complicit in the surveillance state that even California college kids just want her gone.