Romney: This election is about jobs, not about Obama eating dogs

posted at 4:16 pm on April 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

C’mon. It’s a little bit about Obama eating dogs. The data doesn’t lie, my friends.

The sad truth: A few more months of weak job growth and The One might actually prefer an election about dog-eating.

Mitt Romney today asserted that the general election will be about “jobs not dogs,” when asked by a radio host today about the media’s focus on his former dog Seamus and the president’s admission that he once ate dog meat.

“This campaign is ultimately going to become about jobs not dogs,” said Romney in an interview with Bill Cunningham on WLW radio in Ohio. “You recognize of course that some members of the media, and certainly the DNC and the White house itself are going to do everything in their power to divert the attention of the voter from the failure of the president to try to turn around the economy.”…

Romney appeared uninterested in furthering the story line about his own dog or the president’s childhood meals, instead bringing the focus of the interview back to the way President Obama has handled the economy.

As president and would-be president, O and Mitt have to rise above the mouth-breathing stupidity of dog-themed talking points. Fortunately for bloggers like me who are hungry for cheap traffic, there are plenty of surrogates out there who don’t. Tell ‘em what’s up, “Dogs Against Romney” guy:

The founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney called the Romney campaign “desperate” for dredging up the revelations that President Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia.

“It seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10 years old, not preparing his own meals, in a country where eating dog meat probably isn’t all that unusual as if it compares in any way to Romney, as a 36-year old adult, in America, making the conscious decision to strap his family pet to the roof of a car for a 12-hour drive, and leaving it up there even after it got sick.”…

“If President Obama had made the conscious decision to eat dog meat as a 36-year old adult, in America, claimed the dog liked being eaten, and still claimed he didn’t think there was anything wrong with it, the Romney campaign would have a point and my pack would be on the president like a pack of wild, well….dogs,” Crider wrote. “But that isn’t what happened.”

I love the fact that even for a meme as dumb as this, which is being pushed as a goof on how moronic the Democrats’ “dog” attacks on Romney are, you’ve still got Obama shills very earnestly engaging with the subject to try to draw a contrast. But then, they have to, right? Like I said last night, the story about Mitt and Seamus really is part of Hopenchange’s campaign strategy. They’re not going to win on the issues but maybe, if they spend enough, they can create enough of a “likability gap” to nose out Romney at the wire. See streiff at Red State for more on that. Quote: “If he can convince you that Romney is a cross between Scrooge McDuck and Moe Howard who adheres to a very strange set of religious beliefs then he wins.”

Here’s Scarborough and company treating the “dog” wars with precisely the degree of seriousness that they deserve.


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Pit Bull!

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Barrack…your meal is under the table…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Mitt needs to be a Pit Bull on the economy

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Rofl. Best headline ever.

nicktjacob on April 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Michelle…are we having Yorkshire Pudding tonight???…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Anyone who started a group named Dogs Against Romney has no authority to talk about desperate ploys or idiot memes. Just saying.

Dark Star on April 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Barrack…your meal is under the table…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

…is DWS on her knees again?

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Breaking…

Snoop Dog is upset with Obama…may vote for Mitt…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

But if you have to explain the circumstances of eating dog, well, you’ve already lost the argument.

Curtiss on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

OK.. here it is… what we’ve all been waiting for…

Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Romney is going to be a boring nominee.

Pork-Chop on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

A dog in every pot, and a Volt in every garage.

- Barack Obamuh

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

The sad truth: A few more months of weak job growth and The One might actually prefer an election about dog-eating.

A few more months like this, and a lot of people other than 0bama will be reduced to eating dogs, or whatever scraps our progressive masters decide to give out.

Rebar on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

If only Lolo had scored that tiger meat, AP wouldn’t be downplaying this.

Christien on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Anything that gives the Left fits of rage is fine by me.

chimney sweep on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

““If President Obama had made the conscious decision to eat dog meat as a 36-year old adult, in America, claimed the dog liked being eaten”

Um…I think the metaphor kind of breaks down right there.

And what’s w/ the stipulation “in America”?

In fact, this was a clever rhetorical move that bodes well for his campaign. Every inane Democratic attack must be countered, and they LOVED this one.

HB3 on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Moochelle looks kind of disturbed in that picture. I wonder if the Larry Sinclair rumors are true.

Doughboy on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

“This campaign is ultimately going to become about jobs not dogs,” said Romne

Awww…what a letdown. I wanted to actually hear Romney pronounce the words, “Obama eating dogs.” It would be a soundbite that could go down in history or something.

Dee2008 on April 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Great intellectual chew toy.

EMD on April 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Bam-Bam today: “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

No, his spoon contained Gerber baby food ground dog.

Really early for Obama to reveal this level of desperation. Their internals must be awful.

matthew8787 on April 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Seen the “Hope”-ish graphic at Instapundit? Oh my… I laughed for two minutes.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/141116/

Scroll down. You’ll know it when you see it.

beatcanvas on April 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Don’t sau-taze me bro!

halfastro on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“This campaign is ultimately going to become about jobs not dogs,” said Romney in an interview with Bill Cunningham on WLW radio in Ohio.

Bill Cunningham is the guy that McCain threw under the bus when Cunningham repeated “Barack Hussein Obama” several times at an Ohio campaign appearance.

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“If he can convince you that Romney is a cross between Scrooge McDuck and Moe Howard who adheres to a very strange set of religious beliefs then he wins.”

Hey! I protest!

Unfair to Moe Howard!

novaculus on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“No more dogs, no more dogs, no more dogs…”

SteveMG on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Breaking…

Snoop Dog is upset with Obama…may vote for Mitt…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Scooby Do concurs.

Dee2008 on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Can’t this election be about both?

St Gaudens on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

…is DWS on her knees again?

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Nope…she likes it doggy-style…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Gives “Woking your dog” a new and special meaning.

dirtseller on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Obama gives new meaning to “dog treats”

Natebo on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“No more dogs, no more dogs, no more dogs…”

SteveMG on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I can’t help myself…I’ve lost control…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM

OK.. here it is… what we’ve all been waiting for…

Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

“Now Fluffy has been made into Strudel.”

Heh. Hilarious.

Curtiss on April 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I agree with Mitt. There’s nothing funny about 88 million no longer in the workforce, plus all those soon to join them. Scary times.

dogsoldier on April 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

That’s a great pic, Allah.

But it’s all well and good for Romney to say “this is an election about jobs”, but Obama can retort “This from a guy who made a personal fortune by taking away people’s jobs”, and then trot out the steel mill story and the line “I like to fire people.”

What’s Mitt going to say? If the conservasphere tries to respond with “that’s how capitalism works”, that’s just going to encourage middling voters to say they dislike capitalism.

alwaysfiredup on April 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney called the Romney campaign “desperate” for dredging up the revelations that President Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia.

My God, the irony… it burns…

Heaven forbid that the founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney would see a defense against his pointed assault as anything else but desperate.

mark81150 on April 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Mitt is Mr. Cool as evidenced by his “who let the dogs out” semi-rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FDwwAaVmnf4

English Springer on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’d bet money that hotdog has no pork in it.

SouthernGent on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Obama is a phony. The only reason he got a dog was for his image as a president. Mitt and Ann had one because of their family values.

That’s the big difference the media is missing.

plutorocks on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Bill Cunningham is the guy that McCain threw under the bus when Cunningham repeated “Barack Hussein Obama” several times at an Ohio campaign appearance.

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

When Obama looks at Bo, he’s the one chanting “mmm…mmm…mmm.”

KingGold on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

He’s right. The question is, where are his numbers? What are the projected effects of his policy proposals on the unemployment rate? Will he go on record promising a particular rate? If not, can he effectively make the case that his policies will have an effect, even if he refuses to throw out a figure?

ernesto on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The truth is that the poor state of the economy and lack of jobs
trumps everything else in this election.

Remember “Its the economy, stupid!”?

Amjean on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

This article from Politico “Obama eating dog: The 11 best tweets” is hilarious.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75296.html

My favorite Obama Dog Recipe: “Chicken Poodle Soup”

bobs1196 on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Can’t this election be about both?

St Gaudens on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

well, looks like it is :-)…

jimver on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Axelrod to reveal that George Bush forced cooked up the dog and put it on obamas plate, and Obama had no choice but to eat it.

Swerve22 on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Thing about DC is you just can’t find good Bo-b-que…

chimney sweep on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

mark81150 on April 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I thought that Dogs Against Romney was just an a/k/a for NOW.

Who knew!

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Obama loves dogs, he woks them every day.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Dogs
Obama
Grilled

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

When Obama looks at Bo, he’s the one chanting “mmm…mmm…mmm.”

KingGold on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

viciously hilarious :-)…

jimver on April 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I love it when the Left’s Alinsky tactics blow up in their face.

John the Libertarian on April 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

“It seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10 years old,”

Wouldn’t that make Obama 70 years old in dog years???…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

The dems are the ones who unleashed this meme, and we will rub their noses in it a bit longer.

Couldn’t resist!

This is the right response from Mitt because most of the “bad cops” in this dog war will be conservative bloggers. Mitt can stay above the fray.

Also, Jim Treacher has put out some of the funniest stuff he has ever written. And that is saying a lot!

mwbri on April 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

At least Mitt and family had a dog because they enjoyed dogs and not because they needed a dog for photo shops.

bopbottle on April 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Obama Ate The Economy

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Mitt misses is again. The election should be about gas prices, consumer prices, monetary policy and inflation. Whihc all mean fewer jobs and less economic activity.

unseen on April 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Barney Bush tweet’s the White House…Release Bo now!!!

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

the founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney….. today announced the formation of vampire novel addicts against Romney as his follow up out reach to delusional teenage girls.. who can’t vote yet,, but it’s never too soon for a little indoctrination…

His other attempts at various outreach programs for those relevant critters against Romney will be headed up by his new spokescharacter.. Papa Smurf.

mark81150 on April 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Can’t this election be about dogs AND $5 trillion in debt?

DrStock on April 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Did you hear why Obama’s last dog had only three legs???…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM

OK.. here it is… what we’ve all been waiting for…

Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

LOL

conservative tarheel on April 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Best Photoshop on this topic, so far.

Bo Knows Bar-B-Que

Fair warning: Put your beverage down.

Christien on April 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Moochelle looks kind of disturbed in that picture. I wonder if the Larry Sinclair rumors are true.

Doughboy on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

The Hillbuzz boyz think so. Maybe he’ll come out of the closet when he gets tired of Michelle and it’s no longer a political necessity to maintain his current circumstance.

Lightswitch on April 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

This economy is for the dogs.

At least the ones that Obama didn’t eat.

C’mon, just a little longer…..?

SteveMG on April 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

+1000

Those are the best- I thought that the studio that made the movie told You Tube it was verbotten?

Then Palin one was the best.

FlaMurph on April 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM

…is DWS on her knees again?

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Give a whole new meaning to “Doggy Bag”…

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Obama Loves Dogs…He says they taste just like chicken

Natebo on April 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

For the library. Scroll down a tad for the photoshop.

a capella on April 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

DOG – the other DARK meat.

Pork-Chop on April 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Bo–the other white meat.

GoodSamaritan on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Give a whole new meaning to “Doggy Bag”…”Triple-Ply-Kevlar-Doggy-Bag”

PatriotRider on April 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

FIFY

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Ladies and gentleman, you are actually witnessing a very important moment in American politics. This is an absolutely revolutionary moment in political communications. The Democrats have lost the stranglehold they have had on mass communications.

They can no longer control, manage, and spin the narrative. While Dunn and Rosen sit in SKD Knickerbocker fighting “the last war” from their PR trenches, the message is leaking uncontrollably around them and there is nothing they can do about it. They can’t stop it, they can’t control it, and they are giving the impression of flailing in their attempt to react to it.

Don’t take this moment in history lightly, ladies and gentlemen, this is truly a revolutionary moment. This is the REAL “tea party” moment. The Democrats no longer have a stranglehold on the news cycle.

Welcome to America!

crosspatch on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Lightswitch on April 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

How are ya?

a capella on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

When Obama looks at Bo, he’s the one chanting “mmm…mmm…mmm.”

KingGold on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

If Bo ever turns up missing, I’m praying it’s because he tied bedsheets together and used em to scale the front fence…

Then him sending cell pics of him sitting on a beach somewhere with a little umbrella in his water dish.

otherwise..

I’m calling the ASPCA..

mark81150 on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Was Fluffy a German Shepherd or not?

derecho on April 18, 2012 at 4:41 PM

If Bo ever turns up missing, I’m praying it’s because he tied bedsheets together and used em to scale the front fence…

Then him sending cell pics of him sitting on a beach somewhere with a little umbrella in his water dish.

otherwise..

I’m calling the ASPCA..

mark81150 on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

They’ll find him, in Portugal.

:O(

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 4:43 PM

When Obama grew up in Indonesia, his favorite thing to do was Wok the Dog.

portlandon on April 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Can’t a guy just eat his wooffles?

My collie says:

That’s not funny, CC.

CyberCipher on April 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Don’t take this moment in history lightly, ladies and gentlemen, this is truly a revolutionary moment. This is the REAL “tea party” moment. The Democrats no longer have a stranglehold on the news cycle.

Welcome to America!

crosspatch on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

And the kicker is, it was a Man Bites Dog story that broke it wide open.

The writers of the Onion must be sobbing in their beers wondering how they can possibly top the real life saga that is this election cycle.

Lily on April 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

“If President Obama had made the conscious decision to eat dog meat as a 36-year old adult, in America, claimed the dog liked being eaten, and still claimed he didn’t think there was anything wrong with it, the Romney campaign would have a point and my pack would be on the president like a pack of wild, well….dogs,” Crider wrote.

1. Obama had made the conscious decision as a 36-year old adult to write about his history of eating dog meat.
2. The dog that Barry ate were not available for comment about whether it minded being eaten.
3. Did Barry ever say he thought there was something wrong with it?
4. Crider should be careful and not pass himself off as something like a dog in front of Barry, unless he wants to be served along with the berries.

galtani on April 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

This is a lot more fun than talking about the economy. And, about as productive.

a capella on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Speak for yourself, Mittens. Most of us can multi-task.

Stop the canineable in the Whitehouse!

Blake on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

+1000

Those are the best- I thought that the studio that made the movie told You Tube it was verbotten?

Then Palin one was the best.

FlaMurph on April 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I think they finally wised-up and stopped hassling people over all the free publicity they were getting.

forest on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Bill Cunningham is the guy that McCain threw under the bus when Cunningham repeated “Barack Hussein Obama” several times at an Ohio campaign appearance.

Hey, remember when everyone insisted Romney was going to run the same kind of cordial, milquetoast campaign against Obama that McCain did? Yeah, not so much I guess.

Fabozz on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Can’t this election be about Obamacare, employment, energy, a vast array of scandals, war-mongering women, immigration, border security, the huge run-up in debt, AND dogs?

St Gaudens on April 18, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Kim Jong Un has announced that the missile tests and underground nuclear tests will continue unless Obama shares the dog meat.

My collie says:

What this election is about may no longer be under the control of the people of the United States.

CyberCipher on April 18, 2012 at 4:47 PM

DOG – the other DARK meat.

Pork-Chop on April 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

..you’re the man now, dog!

The War Planner on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Stop the canineable in the Whitehouse!

Blake on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Canivore?

KingGold on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Obooba ate a dog?! That settles it…

Akzed on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Gee, I wonder if the pissants on SNL will bother with an Obamuh dog eating skit?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

This article from Politico “Obama eating dog: The 11 best tweets” is hilarious.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75296.html

My favorite Obama Dog Recipe: “Chicken Poodle Soup”

bobs1196 on April 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Funny stuff. Pugs in a blanket and spaghetti and muttballs sounds pretty good. Heh.

Lightswitch on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Eat the rich, not the dogs!

or something….

(i got nuttin…)

ted c on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Mitt Romney today asserted that the general election will be about “jobs not dogs,” when asked by a radio host today about the media’s focus on his former dog Seamus and the president’s admission that he once ate dog meat.

Actually, we don’t know how many time Obama bellied up to the Bowser Buffet.

whatcat on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

chicken poodle soup!!!

ROTTFL

ted c on April 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Ladies and gentleman, you are actually witnessing a very important moment in American politics. This is an absolutely revolutionary moment in political communications. The Democrats have lost the stranglehold they have had on mass communications.

They can no longer control, manage, and spin the narrative. While Dunn and Rosen sit in SKD Knickerbocker fighting “the last war” from their PR trenches, the message is leaking uncontrollably around them and there is nothing they can do about it. They can’t stop it, they can’t control it, and they are giving the impression of flailing in their attempt to react to it.

Don’t take this moment in history lightly, ladies and gentlemen, this is truly a revolutionary moment. This is the REAL “tea party” moment. The Democrats no longer have a stranglehold on the news cycle.

Welcome to America!

crosspatch on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Agreed with one little caveat. You have to understand the new media but more importantly, willing to use it to fight back. This gained steam once “team Mitt” tweeted the response Axelrods tweet about BO.

This is something McCain never understood.

Mitt seems to be up for the challange.

WisRich on April 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

The Democrats have lost the stranglehold they have had on mass communications.

crosspatch on April 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

.
Its time to cue up the Nuge.
Enter Super Mitt.

FlaMurph on April 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Gee, I wonder if the pissants on SNL will bother with an Obamuh dog eating skit?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

DIRECT ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION: NO.

REASON: IT’S FUNNY..and they would not want to break a long-standing tradition of doing a funny skit.

The War Planner on April 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Obama got him some tail.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Obama should campaign with Bo for a while, you know, so the President always has a snack handy.

Speakup on April 18, 2012 at 4:51 PM

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