Question for Jay Carney: Does Obama know that people are talking about him eating dogs?

posted at 6:06 pm on April 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

When I say “people,” I don’t mean bloggers and grassroots Twitterati. I mean people:

Follow the link and read some of the comically dismayed replies to that tweet from left-wing concern trolls. I’m surprised, actually, that there hasn’t been more fake outrage ginned up by liberals to try to spoil the fun righties have been having with this meme. Josh Marshall of TPM gave it a shot on Tuesday night when it was first heating up, but I think he might have moved too soon. Twitter was too busy at the time giggling at photoshops of The One nibbling on dachshunds to fret about the veiled Islamophobic undertones or whatever. (“Dog” whistle!) Now that we’re a few days removed, though, and this has crept up the media food chain and into the White House briefing room, the moment to snuff this punchline and get back to the important business of talking about Romney’s dog is coming. Ace tweets, “What percentage of MSM outfits are right now noodling with a story about how it’s ‘racially insensitive’ to crack wise about dog-eating?” Right. Or what about the “Downfall” parody that made the rounds last night? Surely that’s fertile ground for a pretend-offended accusation about trivializing Nazism. I figure we’ve got tomorrow to enjoy one last day of Obama dog-eating jokes and then, if they’re still going on Monday, the meme-dampening effort begins in earnest.

Carney, very wisely, is in good humor about it here because he knows that fake indignation from the podium will only kick off another round of jokes. Better to let the fake indignation happen organically among the lefty grassroots a la what McCain is getting right now.

Update: And, almost on cue, here’s George Stephanopoulos wondering whether the “dog wars” have jumped the shark. Predicted media reply: Yes with respect to the Obama dog-eating goofs, no with respect to Seamus.


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Don’t let Obama see this recipie for Bo Burgers. He might just uses a different meat than Paula Deen does!

#obamadogrecipies

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

His handlers better not play “Who Let The Dogs Out?” as a crowd warm-up tune before an outdoor campaign rally. Obama might get confused and think he’s at a fund-raising dinner instead.

whatcat on April 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

That is how they ring the dinner bell in the cafeteria.

petunia on April 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

MFn G I M P on April 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Your moniker link is broken.

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM

And that’s how Seamusgate died.

Jim Treacher on April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Thank you.

petunia on April 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Its a dog eat dog world in DC.

slp on April 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Well, it just goes to show you. You can’t have your dog and eat it too.

Finbar on April 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I can’t sleep whilst worrying when Obama will get to my dog. Does he send in armed troops after them? I called PETA and they said Obama has the right to eat dogs since he is President!?

Karmi on April 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED IN THIS. HOW FAR UP THE (FOOD) CHAIN DOES IT GO?!?

Swerve22 on April 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM

DID MICHELLE OBAMA ADVOCATE DOG EATING AS PART OF LETS MOVE?!?

Swerve22 on April 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Even a shameless DNC lapdog media hack like Stuffinenvelopes now realizes that the old “Look a puppy!” diversionary tactic from Obungler screwups as was used by the enemedia is now neutered and must be impounded.

viking01 on April 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

He ate the dog as a boy, hardly as cruel as putting a dog in a kennel on the roof.

Rusty Allen on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Seriously?

Seamus might’ve shat himself in the crate.

But Obama surely shat the dog he ate.

PolAgnostic on April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I am sure there are some that truly believe that the Romney’s should have strapped one or more of their 5 boys to the roof of the car and let the dog take up the whole back seat.

I like the idea of going through and dissecting and fact checking ALL of Obama’s books…. this would include hunting down any and all people named and quoted.

Gloves are off President one term…. “Chow”

ActinUpinTexas on April 19, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Rusty Allen on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I understand that there are salves and lubricants you can use to treat a rusty allen.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 19, 2012 at 11:46 PM

That picture of Skippy looks like he is suffering from, let’s see, how to put this delicately .. irregularity.

AZfederalist on April 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

That picture of Skippy looks like he is suffering from, let’s see, how to put this delicately .. irregularity.

AZfederalist on April 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Could be that leash up his @%#$……

viking01 on April 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM

” … while Mr Stokes, who is said to be head of the Canine Training Section, was fired.”

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/first-pic-of-the-woman-at-centre-of-the-secret-service-sex-scandal/story-e6frfkyi-1226334132501#ixzz1sYGVXo00

I literally can’t wait for Mr. Stokes’ tell-all book !!!!!

PolAgnostic on April 20, 2012 at 12:31 AM

As a chef, I have a few questions for Obarcka Obama:

1. Does puppy taste like veal?
2. Or does it taste like chicken coming home to roost?
3. How did Lolo and your mom prepare it? You said, crunchy, huh? What were the sides? Did you have hair ‘o the dog cocktails with hors d’oeuvres?
4. If I pay $3 to you will George Clooney’s dog ‘n pony show share the recipes?
5. Will you set up a dog meets blog web site to post your favorites?
6. Woof you be so kind as to pawlightly reply?

Y’know, this Alinsky thing is kinda fun!

tastes like chicken on April 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Couldn’t have chosen a better name, chicken! Hah!

Opinionator on April 20, 2012 at 3:29 AM

So Jay… after that punny answer… can we assume that dog jokes are still okay in the White House? And does the PupEatter in Chief ever laugh at your stupid jokes?
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RalphyBoy on April 20, 2012 at 5:03 AM

Well, we DO know why Obama’s dog and Obama tend to take different flights, now. Don’t we?

{^_^}

herself on April 20, 2012 at 5:35 AM

“Yesterday they did have the picture of Bo and his master looking out the window of his limo”

“How Much Is That Doggie In The Window” – Patti Page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AkLE4X-bbU

RADIOONE on April 20, 2012 at 6:34 AM

ObaMOH: New tax on owning pets, unless they are dogs. That food may follow you and bark alot, but that food is always there cheering you up when you are down.

You may have to feed that 4 legged photo op a few times a day. But dont gird you’re loins, because at the end of the day. You can layer that sweet tasting “rover” over some fresh Arugala.

Gedge on April 20, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Democrats are still selling Dogs for Obama merchandise.

http://store.barackobama.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Dogs

GadsdenRattlers on April 20, 2012 at 6:56 AM

It’s not smart to bring a knife to a gun fight, but Captain Dumb@$$ has never been that smart, has he? What’s next, going after polygamy in Romney’s ancestors?

Why yes, the boy who’s baby daddy started and abandoned 4 families is dumb enough to go there

O’Tard be none too bright.

MNHawk on April 20, 2012 at 7:09 AM

In other news:

Bo has applied for an order of protection (restraining order) against Obama…..

ProfShadow on April 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM

“How do you make dog soup?”

“First, get a dog.”

Akzed on April 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Swedish Breed Meatballs

Ingredients

2 slices fresh white bread
1/4 cup Alpo
3 tablespoons clarified butter, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
A pinch plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 pound ground Lapphund
3/4 pound ground Hedehund
2 large squeaky toys
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups Lapphund broth
1/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Tear the bread into pieces and place in a small mixing bowl along with the milk. Set aside.

In a 12-inch straight sided saute pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sweat until the onions are soft. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the bread and milk mixture, ground Lapphund, Hedehund, Alpo, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and onions. Beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.

Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1-ounce portions and place on a sheet pan. Using your hands, shape the meatballs into rounds. Use the Lapphund testicles to gauge size for consistency.

Heat the remaining butter in the saute pan over medium-low heat, or in an electric skillet set to 250 degrees F. Add the meatballs and saute until golden brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs to an ovenproof dish using a slotted spoon and place in the warmed oven.

Once all of the meatballs are cooked, decrease the heat to low and add the flour to the pan or skillet. Whisk until lightly browned, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the Lapphund stock and whisk until sauce begins to bark. Add the cream and continue to cook until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Remove the meatballs from the oven, cover with the gravy and serve.

Akzed on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM

No wonder Zero got such a nice big dog. He could feed the whole family. Has anyone actually seen Bo lately? They’ve already started with the Mitt came from a polygamy commune in Mexico. President Maldives should be more careful which doors he opens.

Kissmygrits on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Gotta love the reporter’s question, couched in such a way as to help the Obama Admin my making it look like the Romney campaign launched the Dog War, instead of responding in a devastating way to Axelrod’s idiotic attack on Romney. A better question would have been, “Has the president spoken to David Axelrod about his foolish choice to launch the Dog War with the Romney campaign, and how it’s boomer-ranged back on the Administration with the public banter about the President having eaten dog meat as a child?”

EasyEight on April 20, 2012 at 10:26 AM

“If I had a dog..it would look like the one Obama Ate” George Zimmermen….:)

billofrights on April 20, 2012 at 10:44 AM

….One thing Alinsky never discussed in his “Rules for Radicals” is what to do if the opposition uses his rules, too. He never gave a rule or tip about for recovering from an Alinsky-styled attack.
So team Obama flounders and fails…again.

More Obama satire, please!

albill on April 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

That was covered in the last chapter of the book, “How to hide Socialist Failures”. Unfortunately it was left out of the book after the dog ate it.

Franklyn on April 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Swedish Breed Meatballs

Ingredients

2 slices fresh white bread
1/4 cup Alpo
3 tablespoons clarified butter, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
A pinch plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 pound ground Lapphund
3/4 pound ground Hedehund
2 large squeaky toys
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups Lapphund broth
1/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Tear the bread into pieces and place in a small mixing bowl along with the milk. Set aside.

In a 12-inch straight sided saute pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sweat until the onions are soft. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the bread and milk mixture, ground Lapphund, Hedehund, Alpo, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and onions. Beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.

Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1-ounce portions and place on a sheet pan. Using your hands, shape the meatballs into rounds. Use the Lapphund testicles to gauge size for consistency.

Heat the remaining butter in the saute pan over medium-low heat, or in an electric skillet set to 250 degrees F. Add the meatballs and saute until golden brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs to an ovenproof dish using a slotted spoon and place in the warmed oven.

Once all of the meatballs are cooked, decrease the heat to low and add the flour to the pan or skillet. Whisk until lightly browned, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the Lapphund stock and whisk until sauce begins to bark. Add the cream and continue to cook until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Remove the meatballs from the oven, cover with the gravy and serve.

Akzed on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Obama would never agree to use kosher salt. He does have standards, you know.

Gladtobehere on April 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM

So the dog he ate wasn’t a female, or was he possibly a transgender on his way to becoming one. Makes the story even more tragic. ;-)

TXUS on April 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Are nuttered dogs more tender? Someone needs to ask the white house chef, he would know.

Franklyn on April 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I remember the jokes that came out about Gerald Ford during election season. Remember all the jokes about the man tripping over his own feet and falling down stairs? Remember Chevy Chase and SNL absolutely ripping him apart?

How about the jokes when Jimmy Carter nearly passed out while jogging?

How about the jokes when Bush the First puked all over the Japanese?

All lost their reelection bids…

Become a laughing stock Mr. President, and you will join the pantheon of one-term fools.

AttaBoyLuther on April 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

7 course State Dinner with the Indonesian Delegation….

A 6 pack and a puppy.

owlpellets on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

That was ruff.

dthorny on April 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Just alternate dog meat with onions and peppers on a stick like a chopstick, hold it over a fire for a while, then dip it in peanut sauce and cook a little more. It’s called ‘Satay’ in Malaysia.

Tastes very good, too. It’s not like you throw away the dog and veggies and then eat the stick!

dahni on April 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

He ate the dog as a boy, hardly as cruel as putting a dog in a kennel on the roof.

Rusty Allen on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Seamus, however, survived the trip.

Solaratov on April 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM

He ate the dog as a boy, hardly as cruel as putting a dog in a kennel on the roof.

Rusty Allen on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Not giving up on it are ya Rusty…

Go ahead, keep ignoring the real problems in this country, it seems to be what you all are best at anyway, besides making them worse.

Oh, and since when is it more cruel to take a dog on a ride, than to eat it?

ccrosby on April 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Seamus would NEVER have been put on the roof
if he was a White Shepherd.

mrt721 on April 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Stay clueless George Stephanopoulos, or stay out.

jake49 on April 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM

viking01 on April 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Speakin of puppies . . .

Obama Loves Puppies!
It’s What’s for Dinner

BigAlSouth on April 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Politico has a story on Obowma dog gone and meantions Treacher.

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

I like pup tarts.

dthorny on April 20, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Obowma’s favorite meal?

A Beagle with cream cheese.

dthorny on April 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

The 0bama campaign has the nerve to be peddling this….

http://store.barackobama.com/featured-15/bo-car-magnet.html

UltimateBob on April 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The 0bama campaign has the nerve to be peddling this….

http://store.barackobama.com/featured-15/bo-car-magnet.html

UltimateBob on April 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

It was either cooperate or join the Obamas for dinner.

Gladtobehere on April 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I knew there was a reason Kathleen Sebelius looks so much like Cruella DeVille.

bluesdoc70 on April 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

So Jay, what does chow Chow mean to the president?

Reality Checker on April 21, 2012 at 6:07 AM

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