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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What a condescending fock this Carney ahole is.

FlaMurph on April 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

HA HA HA. CHOKE ON IT BARRY. CHOKE-ON-IT!!!!

GhoulAid on April 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Mr. President, his name is Frisky – not crispy!

Blake on April 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Heh.

He said “dog house”. Just. Couldn’t. Help it.

HotAirian on April 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The dog jokes and stories were all fun and games when it was about Romney. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it’s time to put a stop to it. They don’t like it when they get hit back on their BS. I hope the Romney campaign keeps it up.

silvernana on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

any time people see Obama with a dog or he makes a reference they are going to laugh and think Obama, that is lethal to a politician.

rob verdi on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

It’s a Politician-Eats-Dog world these days…….

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

“Dog is a damn fine meal.”

-Barry Soetoro

cicerone on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

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!)

Heh

visions on April 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The Dems and the MSM are barking up the wrong tree if they try to turn this to anything other than humor.

That’s just common scents.

PolAgnostic on April 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I’m hoping that folks continue to “hound” him about this issue…..

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM

My Friends……Fight…Fight….Fight…with me, against
people who eat dogs!!!
———————-(Fake….McCain)

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

What’sa matter Carney?

Cat got your tongue?

chimney sweep on April 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

And, almost on cue, here’s George Stephanopoulos wondering whether the “dog wars” have jumped the shark. Predicted media reply: Yes

It’s over when we say it’s over, Stephie. Welcome to the new media. Obama eats puppies. And as Ace puts it, we don’t when the President stopped eating puppies. Someone needs to ask, “what did the President eat and when did he eat it?”

Weight of Glory on April 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

The 0bama eats dogs, is likely to turn more voters away from him, than months of the usual “blah blah blah” of political commercials that most simply tune out.

We need to turn the “woof woof woof nom nom nom” meme up to 11.

Rebar on April 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Why isn’t anyone discussing obaka’s signing of the horse slaughter bill?

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

It’s rumored that the President’s Campaign handlers are working to make this a “dog gone” race!

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Why isn’t anyone discussing obaka’s signing of the horse slaughter bill?

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hannity did last night on his show.

GhoulAid on April 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

ObaMao: “Yes, we canine!”

cicerone on April 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Keep your D*mn Dirty Hands Off my D*mn Dirty Paws
you Animal Cannibalist!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I’m hoping that folks continue to “hound” him about this issue…..

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I’m confident it will dog him to his grave.

Dark Star on April 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Google: “tough,tougher,crunchy.” Sweet!

BHO Jonestown on April 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

The MSM is in the business of Opinion Management, but they’re just not very good at it.

Cicero43 on April 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Why isn’t anyone discussing obaka’s signing of the horse slaughter bill?

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

First they came for the dogs, but I didn’t say anything because I didn’t eat dogs.

Then they came for the horses……

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

AP: You left out the any mention on whether the Dems and the MSM may end up chasing their own tail on this story.

You come across as a total Newfie when you don’t bone up on the material you bring to our attention.

PolAgnostic on April 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

The dog jokes and stories were all fun and games when it was about Romney. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it’s time to put a stop to it. They don’t like it when they get hit back on their BS. I hope the Romney campaign keeps it up.

silvernana on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Y’know, this Alinsky thing is kinda fun!

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

Carney has dogshitforbrains.

Pork-Chop on April 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

It’s over when we say it’s over, Stephie. Welcome to the new media. Obama eats puppies. And as Ace puts it, we don’t when the President stopped eating puppies. Someone needs to ask, “what did the President eat and when did he eat it?”

Weight of Glory on April 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Sure glad Barney Frank isn’t President.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

now mccain fights?

Dr. Demento on April 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Time to move on to more serious questions and issues. Like just how big was the silver spoon Romney was born with?

farsighted on April 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I only beat em i didn’t eat em!

Michael Vick!

ConcealedKerry on April 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

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.

We don’t want to let sleeping dogs lie.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM

This will be over when Sarah Palin sees Russia from her house, when fire melts steel, and when Dan Quale learns how to spell potato. And not a minute before.

Lily on April 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Dog, he’s crunchy and full
of flavor

Will never dodge a canine cuisine
lunch or dinner, it gives me strength
of a thousand puppies

To make this country a better place.

Masih ad-Dajjal on April 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Y’know, this Alinsky thing is kinda fun!

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

You know, it is fun, and certainly different coming from our side hitting back. It’s way past time!

silvernana on April 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Oh, and lets not forget the real victim here — poor Bo, brought in as a prop dog with the eye on Romney running in 2012 (proof of this was the Axlerod “how a loving pet owner travels with his pet” tweet in January) & it was all for naught. It looks like the Bo car magnets with the “I Bark for Obama” have already been taken down at the Obama campaign store. I wonder what they’ll do with him — I hope its off to a nice farm and not the oven.

Dark Star on April 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Is it just me? Or does it look like the barking Carney doesn’t enjoy having to do his dog and pony show anymore?

uncommon sense on April 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM

This is Dukakis-in-the-tank material, or Dean-Shriek. The media might want to put the genie back in the bottle. Ain’t gonna happen.

Also, Stephie’s video is a very lame attempt to tamp this down.

EMD on April 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM

David Burge @ Iowahawkblog,

“I Wasn’t born with either a silver spoon in my mouth,
or a sliver Lab in my mouth”

Romney ate cookies,
Obama ate “cookie”

ConcealedKerry on April 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Alright McCain. You made me laugh.

LOL.

portlandon on April 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Thanks Treacher! This has totally put them on the defensive, and neutered (heh) the big build up to “Romney, despicable human being for treating dogs bad!” thing.

Vanceone on April 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

It’s a good looking bull dog “Apollo” We have an American bull dog named Hooch.

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

ObaMao: “Yes, we canine!”

cicerone on April 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

winning!

Dr. Demento on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

heh!!

but really, Allah, it ain’t “people” until Meggie Mac weighs in…..and when she weighs in, she “weighs in.”

ted c on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

In Honour of Ted Nugents S/S visit!!

Ted Nugent – Dog Eat Dog (HQ)
*****************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhRLg_BMxX8

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Don’t throw bones in glass dog-houses…

Vyceloch on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

who let the dogs out?

(you know the rest)

DrW on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Clicked on Ace link and it said it doesn’t exist.

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

I hope Obama is ready for the Dog Days of Summer.

portlandon on April 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM

My Freinds….WE WILL BUILD a Fence……….

to keep out the Dog Predators!!

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM

In Honour of Ted Nugents S/S visit!!

Ted Nugent – Dog Eat Dog (HQ)
*****************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhRLg_BMxX8

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

+1000

DrW on April 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Obama’s first words:” How much is that doggie in the window?”

Gladtobehere on April 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Obama chewed, but he didn’t swallow.

Pork-Chop on April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

mccain is going to keep this dog in the fight until he sees the need to suspend his (humor) campaign for the sake of the economy…..

ted c on April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I understand that the trade association which represents Chinese Restaurants is suing President Obama and his Chef for infringing on their business…….

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

And that’s how Seamusgate died.

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

BO will appear in a dress on ABC, NBC, and CBS while the Newscasters declare that the Republicans are continuing their war on ‘those who are different’

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I’m loving every bit of this blowback to the contrived outrage over the Romney and Seamus story. Obama deserves to get as hard as he and his surrogates give. Besides, no one will ever look at the phony photo-op stories of Obama and Bo the same way again.

A serious O/T though (I sent it to tips, too.) The rust of the Dem/Progs never sleeps. Nancy Pelosi and the henchmen of her caucus want to amend the First Amendment.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/pelosi-amend-first-amendment

What don’t they understand about “Bill of Rights”? These are fundamental rights. They are not awarded by the State.
These clowns insist that the State or Congress has the right (???) to limit or define free speech.

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

a lil Nazareth for ya!!

hair o’ the dogggg!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVtJKErRBpI

ted c on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

any time people see Obama with a dog or he makes a reference they are going to laugh and think Obama, that is lethal to a politician.

rob verdi on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Yeah, you won’t be seeing Bo in a pic with him any time till after elections. It’s an isolation cage for him.

a capella on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

AP,

You asked for it.

Alf preparing dinner.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Clicked on Ace link and it said it doesn’t exist.

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Cindy Munford:Try again!:)
==========================

http://www.ace.mu.nu/

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

In Honor of Barky Obama,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXiulKIgGpg

ConcealedKerry on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

they talk about me like (i ate) a dawg…..

quotable quotes.

ted c on April 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

First kind of funny thing I’ve heard Carney say.

Mitchell Heisman on April 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

who let the dogs out?

(you know the rest)

DrW on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

…that song needs to be the backdrop music for every Romney appearance right now!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Michelle, will it be Poodles and Noodles tonight? French fried haunches? Doggone it, just can’t seem to remember what the most tasty morsels were. Maybe a slab of Lab? (All of these are in the Road Kill Cookbook). St. Bernard over rice?

hip shot on April 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM

And that’s how Seamusgate died.

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

You’re a smug, smug bastard, Treacher. Can I buy you a beer?

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Update: And, almost on cue, here’s George Stephanopoulos wondering whether the “dog wars” have jumped the shark.

Must be a loser for Obama. Lib always insist on dropping the subject when they are losing.

forest on April 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Lesson learned: When Obama throws out an attack, hit back fast and furious with biting, relentless humor.

If the satire, joke is funny no one can do anything about it and the person at the end of the joke (Obama) looks like a buffoon.

Just using Rule Number 5 from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.

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

Could Carney be anymore snide and condescending in his daily briefings?..

celt on April 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

When Lolo was feeling flush, Obama said, “Yay, it’s a three-dog night!”

Obama was riding the Gravy Train until Axelrod’s marketing stunt backfired.

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2012 at 6:37 PM

ha, McLame can be actually funny :-)…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:37 PM

In honor of Obama, the lyrics to Get Along Little Doggie by Woody Guthrie have been slightly altered:

Oh, little doggies,
It’s your misfortune and not of my own.
Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies,
You know that Wyoming my stomach will be your new home.

A cattle trail drunk and a hard road to travel,
That old Jack O’ Diamonds is a hard card to play.
Get along, get along, get along little doggies,
Get along little doggies and be on your way I’ll eat you today.

Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies,
It’s your misfortune and not of my own.
Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies,
You know that Wyoming my stomach will be your new home.

Some boys have bit this old cow trail for pleasure,
But that’s where they get it most awfully wrong.
I wish I could tell you the troubles they give us,
As we go rolling eating these doggies along.

Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies,
It’s your misfortune and not of my own.
Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies,
You know that Wyoming my stomach will be your new home.

Gladtobehere on April 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM

And that’s how Seamusgate died.

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

Not with a bang, but a whimper. You done good.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

With no dogs allowed in Muslim countries, Michelle must be lamenting their food deserts. I guess that they will have to walk a mile for a camel instead.

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

When OBOZO eats a “Hot Dog” – he really is.

TeaPartyNation on April 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

“If you need a friend in Washington, eat a dog”

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Pictures of the Day: Man-Child Eats Dog

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

…that was good. (..and now we know why BO peed in the Presidential Limousine!)

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM

What’sa matter Carney?

Cat got your tongue?

chimney sweep on April 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Just think, if the dog hadn’t been eaten, it could have chased the cat away.

cozmo on April 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Romney took his dog on vacation. Obama took his with fries.

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 6:41 PM

This is the kind of material that would actually be funny on SNL. Let’s see if they’d rather protect Barky or actually produce a funny skit.

The Count on April 19, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Conservatives need to start showing up at Obama rallies and instead of clapping, start barking…..

TKindred on April 19, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I didn’t make it over to kos today but I bet there is no mention of Obama masticating canine.

Yeah, you won’t be seeing Bo in a pic with him any time till after elections. It’s an isolation cage for him.

Yesterday they did have the picture of Bo and his master looking out the window of his limo with the caption “This is how Obama carries his dog”. Everybody in the 99% can relate to that. But I bet you’re right after that one came out.

DanMan on April 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

any time people see Obama with a dog or he makes a reference they are going to laugh and think Obama, that is lethal to a politician.

rob verdi on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This…people can laugh WITH Romney on this-they are laughing AT Obama, which means he has turned into a joke that no one can take seriously.

PrincipleStand on April 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

If Bo disappers from public view…we’ll wonder if Barry ate him

If Bo appears in public a lot, it’ll remind us that Barry eats helpless little puppies.

Oh joy.

And for your listening pleasure, some proto-punk Stooges from ’69


i WANNA BE YOUR DOG
…. hit it Iggy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqnXTqg8I

DrW on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 6:41 PM

aaaayeiiii! good stuff Chuck

DanMan on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Could Carney be anymore snide and condescending in his daily briefings?..

celt on April 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

…well, he’s the White House B!tch Dog…so he’s starting to worry!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

“He may know about it.” Sure, as thin skinned as 0 is. He is pissed, make no mistake, he knows he is being laughed at. : )

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I’m just wondering… does Bo’s bed resemble a skillet?

Hog Wild on April 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

any time people see Obama with a dog or he makes a reference they are going to laugh and think Obama, that is lethal to a politician.

rob verdi on April 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

yep, you bet his official photographers will be busy photoshoping all the dogs and all the food out of the pics they’ll take of him from now on :-)….

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

He’s eating dogs ! HE’S EATING DOGS !!!

teacherman on April 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

“He may know about it.” Sure, as thin skinned as 0 is. He is pissed, make no mistake, he knows he is being laughed at. : )

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Haha. You are correct, sir.

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 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

Why couldn’t McCain do that in 2008?

midgeorgian on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

…that was good. (..and now we know why BO peed in the Presidential Limousine!)

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Thanks. I just added some more. :-)

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 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

Oh I don’t know about that Rusty

Seamus was involved in a car ride

The dog Obama ate was committed to that dinner.

DrW on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Somewhere there is a locker missing the wussy punk named Carney who used to be stuffed in it.

wildcat72 on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The beginning of “Dreams from my Father” is just a bunch of words. But the rest of the book. IT’S A COOK BOOK! IT’S A COOK BOOK!!!!

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

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