Bad news: Obama used to eat dog meat; Update: Romney, Obama staff now arguing over dog-eating on Twitter

posted at 10:01 pm on April 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

By popular request. If the Party Of Ideas™ is actually going to devote a chunk of this campaign to something as stupid as this, I guess we’ll have to play ball. Jim Treacher, who’s having endless fun with it, flags the key passage from “Dreams from My Father”:

With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

But wait, wasn’t he just a kid at the time, partaking in the normal culinary customs of Indonesia? Well, guys, that’s what campaigns are for — to hash out the important issues. Like this one.

Incidentally, there’s a method to the Democratic madness here. From Byron York’s recent piece:

In late January, for example, top Obama campaign aide David Axelrod sent out a tweet that included a photo of Obama with his Portuguese water dog Bo in the back seat of the presidential limousine. “How loving owners transport their dogs,” Axelrod wrote.

It wasn’t a random comment. “They’re obsessed with the dog thing,” liberal journalist Chris Hayes said on his MSNBC program Sunday morning, referring to the Obama campaign. “And the reason is that, I have heard, in focus groups, the dog story totally tanks Mitt Romney’s approval rating.”

Assuming Hayes is right, consider this a postscript to my earlier post about shiny objects on the campaign trail. Dumb policy widgets like the Buffett Rule come and go without making a blip with voters but vivid character insights, as the story with Romney’s dog is alleged to be, can make a penetrating impression. I think O’s famous bitter-clinger remarks on the trail in ’08 did more damage to him than any of his policy proposals, including more federal intervention in health care, because it seemed to be a window onto his character. He came off as an archetypal condescending elitist liberal, politely disdainful of what rural Americans hold dear. The Dems don’t have anything quite that damaging from Romney’s own lips yet — although, given his penchant for saying stuff like this, it’s probably a matter of time before he really steps in it — but the dog story is a useful proxy for now.

Anyway, the Obama/dog jokes are flying in the righty blogosphere tonight. Exit question: I like the last one that Treacher posted, but … didn’t Alf eat cats?

Update: This really is going to be the dumbest campaign ever, isn’t it? First, Romney advisor Eric “Etch-a-Sketch” Fehrnstrom picks up the Obama-ate-dogs meme and snarks:

In hindsight, a chilling photo RT @davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs. http://bit.ly/xGeJuZ

Follow the link to see the pic. Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt didn’t care for it, so back came the reply:

What’s the next attack @EricFerhn and the RNC will surface on a 6-10 year old?

Over to you, Team Romney. Full-fledged media war over dog-eating tomorrow!

Update: Now Jake Tapper’s having fun with it.


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Obama’s apologizes for everything — except eating dog.

hepcat on April 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Obama 2012: Think outside the bun

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Who knew that book was suited for something other than birdcage liner?

I’d take a dog on the roof of the car (heck, depending on the length of the car trip and the number of kids, put me in a similar situation and I might ask to be strapped to the roof) over a dog on the plate any day.

alchemist19 on April 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Why you eat dog? Me not eat dog.

anotherJoe on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

See I knew ole Eff Vader had it all wrong. ; )

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Where are all the dog-loving posters from the thread?

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Who here has never enjoyed a good Poodle Tart for breakfast?

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Wait shouldn’t the real outrage about be him eating snake. For a politician that’s practically cannibalism.

Gaurav on April 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

HEY!!!! Them’s tasty. Democrats…not so much.

WryTrvllr on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Hey, where did angryed go?

Jim Treacher on April 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Please keep your pointy shoes away from that particular hornets’ nest. Just kidding, angryred, you know I <3 you! BTW, thanks for your 'Other Dark Meat' item, Mr. Treacher. I've already used it once today. Apparently the Democrat mother of my son's friend was telling the boys about the Seamus incident at bball practice yesterday. I printed out your piece and told my son to tell his friend 'I didn't want to be rude to your Mom yesterday, but at least Romney was taking his dog on a drive, not getting dog at the drive thru.’ Does that make me a bad person?

cynccook on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Isn’t it racist to suggest Southeast Asians eat dogs?

Client Number Nine on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Obama used to eat dog and then he married one.

VorDaj on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

At least he didn’t travel with it on the roof of the car.

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

He did put his dog on the roof of his mouth

Elizabetty on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Wasn’t he checking out Columbia for vaccinations?

rogerb on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

loool :-) where did you find that pic, AP? Priceless…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Used to be a well-known landmark eatery in Los Angeles: Tail O’ the Pup. Fortunately it’s been warehoused for the duration of the Obama presidency.

de rigueur on April 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

SnarkVader on April 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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…..well…Thank you!

His wife barks!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM
…and you’re nucking futs!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

KOOLAID2:Lol!:)

canopfor on April 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

One of the details in this whole Romney dog vacation fiasco that has flared up again (the desperation of the 0bama camp is palpable) is that Mitt Romney also put up a windshield on top of the car for their dog.

He took a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon’s roof rack, built a special windshield and attached it to the roof rack to protect the dog carrier, and put his dog Seamus into the carrier, where the dog remained for the trip aside from rest stops along the way.

Seems unusual, I know… but at least he didn’t eat the dog.

FlatFoot on April 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Careful. Purposely dodging the filter is a bannable offense. Saw Ed post about it last week or so.

rogerb on April 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I appreciate the warning and will understand if I get banned. I’m just sick of all of it. The dog stories, Mommygate, Ted Nugent, Bill Maher, Rush, Sandra Fluke and the rest of it. Nothing ever gets accomplished. Nothing. We’ve become the least serious nation on earth. We deserve our demise.

SnarkVader on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

English Bulldog: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Okay, I really didn’t like what Romney did, but this is much worse.

vegconservative on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

They told him it was wagyu.

Christien on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

He did put his dog on the roof of his mouth

Elizabetty on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Comedy gold, right there.

Rebar on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Be careful when Obama starts to sing “Five Dollar Foot Long”

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Wag the dog.

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Isn’t it racist to suggest Southeast Asians eat dogs?

Client Number Nine on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

No It’s racist to have the South Korean touristry minister ban the practice because those “enlightened” foreigners disapprove. Get a life.

WryTrvllr on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Skinnys got worms, release the medical records!

ConcealedKerry on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

You guys and gals have to see this…

:)


Top 13 tweets about Obama eating dog meat; Plus: best #obamadogrecipes

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

His wife barks!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

And oinks.

VorDaj on April 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

At least he didn’t travel with it on the roof of the car.

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

No,he took the meal and ate it inside his car.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Well, look what we got here.
Jack Russell Jambalaya. .

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Call PETA Bo is in danger.

redridinghood on April 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Hot dogs, Armour Hot Dogs…the dogs kids love to bite.

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wag the Dog,
Hair of the dog,
Dogs of war,
Sun Dogs,
Eat the dogs!

ConcealedKerry on April 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wag Chew the dog.

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Obama used to eat dog and then he married one.

VorDaj on April 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Oh! hahahahaha! Awesome! Wish I had thought of that! I am dying here ….

dawndawn on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Most kids had dogs who ate their homework. Obama ate his dog for homework.

Weight of Glory on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

topdog on April 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

…Oh OH!…change your name…quick! …get a different handle!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

A Poor Bo po boy.

crosspatch on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Barry put a whole new meaning to the term “Dog Chow”.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Porking feral pigs, hitting the ganja bong and chowing down on puppies – - – ah, the carefree days of youth.

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

alchemist19 on April 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

at least Seamus made it in one piece, rooftop or not…with poor Bo, you never know, if hunger and childhood nostalgia for ‘exotic’ foods strike Baraka at the same time :)…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

What’s best to serve with hot dogs?

Bichon fries, of course.

ExUrbanKevin on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

C’mon, guys. It’s no secret Michelle disapproves of fast food.

rogerb on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

By the way, anybody who doesn’t follow Twitchy or Boss Emeritus’s twitter is missing some great fun here.

Gingotts on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

So,what else has Obama eaten,thats on the
not normal to eat list!!

canopfor on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

A dog comments about this…

RalphyBoy on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Barrack Obamma is a very arrogant man.
And carbon_footprint lives on.`

Towash on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

David Cameron wants Barry to clarify what was in the hot dog Barry shared with him.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

We deserve our demise.

SnarkVader on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

No, we don’t. Some of us are highly PO’d at what is happening to our nation and feel frustrated. Maybe cutting up on HA helps.

arnold ziffel on April 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Warning. Graphic (? tempting to O’bozo) photos.

Yeah. SOUTH EAST ASIA. STFU

http://dog-meat.net/

WryTrvllr on April 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You know, the end of the Seamus story is that he sort of, disappeared, don’t ya’ know….

…urp….

victor82 on April 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Allah,

I think you are missing the point. The left has made the 1983 vacation of the Romney family into a reason why Romney is unfit to be President.

Why should we trust somebody who would do that to a dog?

Another thread on HA had an Obama care troll who spent hours pushing that idea.

It is only fair to point out that the Romney’s Irish Setter lived years after the 1983 vacation and was not brought along for dinner.

It is also fair to point out that in 1983 while the Romney family was taking their dog along for vacation. Barak Obama, then known as Barrey Soetero, was snorting cocaine.

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Obama 2012: We didn’t invent the poodle, Just the poodle sandwich.

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Who let the dogs out?

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Looks Barky’s “Romney tied his dog to the roof of his car!” distraction bit the dust.

Want to really get people to start disliking Obama personally? Publicize this story and watch women, and soft independents, abandon him in droves.

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This is a fine opportunity to describe the LIBERAL MINDSET:

PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE:
Partial Birth Abortion – the act by which a full term baby is birthed completely except the head. While the head is still in the mother, an incision is made at the base of the baby’s skull and it’s brains are scrambled thus killing a healthy, viable baby.

HORRIBLE ATROCITY:
Dog On Roof – Despite the fact that the dog seemed to love being on the roof (which is perfectly understandable), the Left considers this a cruel and inhuman act.

My friends, Liberals are insane.

jrgdds on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

The day you find out your President ate a dog it is not a good day.

but for this we get, Finding out what other GREAT world leaders ate dogs, how dog roofing is much worse then dog eating. and eventually seamus story goes away after the MSM is done embarrassing itself.

boogaleesnots on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

ROFL hahahaha from comments at ace’s place:

17 What the fck?

Posted by: Bo at April 17, 2012 07:55 PM (KNvk+)

thirtyandseven on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

We I deserve our my demise.

SnarkVader on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

-
‘Speak for yourself rodent…’
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RalphyBoy on April 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The Republican War on Dogs begins..

Wagthatdog on April 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Obama 2012: “Eatin’ Good in the Neighborhood”

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

Hey now, what else did you learn from Lolo? Inquiring minds want to know. I mean we all know your life is an open book, right?

arnold ziffel on April 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Go, Dog. Go!
By P.D. Eastman
A book of Things That Go

Go BO

ConcealedKerry on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

p.s. to my above post: The obamas’ dog is named Bo, for those who were inexcusably unaware of that little patriotic tidbit.

thirtyandseven on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Okay, how sick is this?

On a thread discussing the fact that Obama has eaten dogs is the advertisement (I know purely generated on some formula about content) featuring a picture of a dog and the tag line “the healthiest thing you can do for your pet.”

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Top 13 tweets about Obama eating dog meat; Plus: best #obamadogrecipes

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Oh gawd,too funny!:)

canopfor on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

The day you find out your President ate a dog it is not a good day.

boogaleesnots on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Yes, I remember where I was when Kennedy was killed.

Where were you when you found out your President ate Lassie?

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

When Mr. Romney gets to be president, I’m hoping he names a USN destroyer Seamus in honor of the battle of “us dems stepped in it again”.

arnold ziffel on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Bijou boulet #obamadogrecipes

pedestrian on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Obama slogan idea…

Chihuahuas: Breakfast of Champions

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

This just mean Lolo can’t cook. snake is only tough and rubbery if you overcook it.

Won’t argue about the grasshoppers though.

Fighton03 on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Puppy on a stick

Philly on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

New Obama campaign slogan:

If You Don’t Vote For Me, I’ll Eat This Dog. /h/t National Lampoon, 1973.

de rigueur on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Any dogs missing in Columbia,while the
Secret Service were kept,convienantly
busy!!

canopfor on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Labradoodle noodles!!!!!

WryTrvllr on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’d walk a mile for a Poodle.

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Has anyone seen Bo lately?

Philly on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

SnarkVader on April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

…it’s okay bud! (Sorry…*holds out hand*)…we get a little snarky and light here sometimes…when all we hear lately from the people that work for this administration is “Mr. Chairman…under the advice of council…” and a fifth estate that goes out of it’s way to ignore the shortcomings and carry the water for all the Hope & Change they’ve brought us…

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Who let the dogs out?

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Excuse me Dr. but Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Michelle Obama don’t need some man to let them out. They are fully independent dogs.

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I’d walk a mile for a Poodle.

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…Bill Maher beat you to it!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Ask yourself the important question #canyoutrustadogeater

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Dachshund: “A little dab’ll do ya.”

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Okay, now I’m really worried about what Obama meant: “They talk about me like a dog.”

de rigueur on April 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

“How loving owners transport their dogs,” Axelrod wrote.

In Barry’s case: a casserole dish?

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

At least he didn’t travel with it on the roof of the car.

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

nope…just in his belly.

Fighton03 on April 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

So will SNL do a couple weeks of Barry Eats Dog skits…? Any bets they don’t touch it?
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RalphyBoy on April 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yes, I remember where I was when Kennedy was killed.

Where were you when you found out your President ate Lassie?

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

at a Korean restaurant :-)….

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I’m figuring when Obama ate Snoopy, Snoopy thought it was pretty tough too. Yet another reason to hate him, as if the other six trillion reasons weren’t enough.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Bo knows.

Christien on April 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So will SNL do a couple weeks of Barry Eats Dog skits…? Any bets they don’t touch it?
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RalphyBoy on April 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Sure, have little Barry turning a dog on a spit over an open fire. Great fun.

pedestrian on April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Ahem…
“Bo; It’s what’s for dinner.”
“The other caucasian meat”
“Wheeere’s the dog?”

onomo on April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Barry retorts: It is a “dog eats dog” world.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

IowaHawk David Burge #Obamadogrecipes Saluki-bobs

Shitzu Quickstep, Shizu Shimi @iowahawkblog

ConcealedKerry on April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

DrStock on April 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I answered your question about linking back on the Michelle Obama thread @10:15.

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on April 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Will they ban hotdogs at 0bama rallies now?

pedestrian on April 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM

For going on four years now I’ve been waiting for the bastard to eat crow. What’s the dif?
Well that or a red carpet perp walk. (Xmas list)

onomo on April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Top 13 tweets about Obama eating dog meat; Plus: best #obamadogrecipes

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Hilarious.
Obama dog recipes are trending on twitter.

redridinghood on April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Bo knows.

Christien on April 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Very very witty. Bravo.

faraway on April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Just based on my own personal observations (Rosie, Roseanne, Bawbwa, Orca Oprah, Madcow, Dummy Whatsername-Schlutz, Hillarity, Rancid Piglosi, Janet “The Manette” Napalmitano, and a bevy of other beastly beauts), I would say there shouldn’t be a Democrat woman alive who ought not to be terrified of Barack “Hussein Insane On the Great Dane With The Popane” Obama.

M240H on April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Barry retorts: It is a “dog eats dog” world.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

eat cat too,

Fighton03 on April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

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