The War On Drugs has been a staple of Republican campaigns since Richard Nixon helped use drugs as code words for blacks and hippies (Nixon Tapes Show Roots of Marijuana Prohibition: Misinformation, Culture Wars and Prejudice). There has always been the element of hypocrisy since drug use has always been present among some Republicans as well (they are human beings, after all).
Some prime examples of drug using Republicans are Rush Limbaugh (Rush Limbaugh’s legal battle in Palm Beach County) and of course our values President, George W Bush. Mr. Bush said: “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.” From: In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President