Axelrod: Why are we wasting time talking about which dogs Obama ate as a kid?

posted at 3:21 pm on April 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

Instantly one of my favorite Axelrod clips, partly because watching a senior advisor to the president field questions about dog-eating makes me proud to be an American and partly because his lame response tells you a lot about Team O’s approach to this campaign. There’s a serious, sensible answer available to him: “Why are we spending time on dogs instead of on hashing out policy differences?” But he can’t say that. If he does, he forfeits the Democrats’ right to make a stink about Romney’s dog later in the campaign, which he doesn’t want to do because they really believe they can win some votes by having their dumber surrogates push that attack line. So Ax retreats to the only position he can — it’s not that questions about dogs are fantastically stupid at a moment of $15 trillion debt and 8+ percent unemployment, it’s that questions about what Obama did as a child are fantastically stupid. Putting Seamus in the car-roof kennel as an adult is a serious matter worthy of national media discussion, but if Mitt had been a teenager when he’d done it — well, that would be a triviality not worthy of the country’s attention. (I think.)

Exit question: Why does Ax seem to think that Obama hasn’t made any dogs disappear as an adult? I can think of a few.

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The why is simple — Axlerod tweeted a picture of Bo riding loose in the back of a car with Obama stating this was how “loving owners transport their pets” (factually wrong, btw — a dog riding loose/uncrated in a car is extremely dangerous for the dog, but never mind that).

But, I’m willing to buy that what a candidate did 40 years ago is completely irrelevant. However, if what a candidate did 30 years ago is totally relevant then we need to start talking about Obama’s coke habit.

Dark Star on April 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Excellent points – you don’t have you dog lose in a car for the very same reason you don’t let kids ride lose in a car.

But why aren’t we talking about Downgrade’s coke habit?

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater Change and a greater Evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. Frédéric Bastiat

Chip on April 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

…are we going to go back to kindergarten?

By all means, let’s do so! Release your school transcripts, Mr. “Most Transparent Administration Ever”!

ya2daup on April 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

The new Obungler’s handler’s latest spin:

Obungler was only 70 (in dog years) when he stopped eating dog.

viking01 on April 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Obungler was only 70 (in dog years) when he stopped eating dog.

viking01 on April 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Lmao. Classic.

Slainte on April 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

BTW I like the tags:

Tags: andrea mitchell, axelrod, dog, eating, etc.

although in logic it should be

andrea mitchell:axelrod dog:eating

viking01 on April 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Well it’s a bizarre thing. Half of blink’s comments are pretty decent. The other half, he’s just a dick. He also has a tendency to imply that those who disagree with him are pederasts.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Since you are not showing any cites, okay, but you know the fun thing? Right now you are the only one making those implications.

kim roy on April 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Well, well, dogs?
And just how were they prepared?

For best results, it is customary to remove the heart from the animal while it is alive. “It’s very brutal,” said Hardi
Baktiantoro, Jakarta coordinator of the animal protection group ProFauna Indonesia. “Even though legally we cannot do
anything about it, we ask people to stop on ethical grounds. We ask them, is it ethical to torture the animals just for
pleasure or medicine?”

Cruel bastard.
What about the fact we don’t know what else he ate?
Perhaps-

…and monkey brains are consumed as
health remedies, impotency cures or gourmet treats. The demand for some endangered species – including the Sumatran
tiger, the one-horned Javan rhinoceros, the Malayan sun bear and the green sea turtle – has contributed to a dangerous
decline in their numbers even though they are protected under Indonesian and international law.”

(Quotes from: http://web.archive.org/web/20050313024343/http://www.undp.org.vn/mlist/wildtrade/032003/post4.htm)

So, does Obama eat endangered species, too?

OkieDoc on April 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Hey Axhole, eff you, you Clyde Crashcup-lookalike tool. A quarter of a century later and the foremost thing on people’s minds when Dan Quayle comes up is ‘potatoe’ thanks to a media-generated meme. What’s good for the goose is good for the stuttering clusterbleep of a miserable dog-eating, weed-smoking, coke-snorting commie failure.

Chickyraptor on April 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

CLASSIC!!

ghostwalker1 on April 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I would think Axelrod would be happy, at least we’re not talking about the economy!!!

bflat879 on April 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Just so everyone is clear, that 10 year old was old enough for sex-ed instruction by Obama’s standards, but far too young to know he shouldn’t be cooking and eating dogs.

rogerb on April 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

good one…

jimver on April 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

So, does Obama eat endangered species, too?

OkieDoc on April 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Well, according to his book, he was excited when Lolo promised to bring him some Tiger steak, so I’d bet yes.

Dark Star on April 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

More folks seem impressed at his ability to read.

rogerb on April 25, 2012 at 4:09 PM

from the teleprompter…

jimver on April 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

He.
Was.
10.
Years.
Old.
When.
He.
Ate.
Dog

Which part of that do you need me to explain to you in more detail?

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

He unapologetically wrote about it as an adult.
As an owner of 3 dogs-That’s A Big F’n Deal.

redridinghood on April 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Hey Ax! How about we talk about what a sterling job Dear Leader has done on the economy.

GarandFan on April 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Why does Ax seem to think that Obama hasn’t made any dogs disappear as an adult?

Martha Johnson is a dog Obama has made disappear very recently.

jaime on April 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

When Jim Treacher took the #ObamaEatsDog hashtag viral on Twitter (he didn’t create it, but he did popularize it), some leftist objected, of course, that it was irrelevant. Treacher’s response was classic:

“Look, you guys wanted to talk about dogs. Okay, let’s talk about dogs!”

Adjoran on April 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Tweet from WH Wednesday nite BBQ: Dog.It’s what’s for dinner.

BHO Jonestown on April 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Some O-bot wrote:

He.
Was.
10.
Years.
Old.
When.
He.
Ate.
Dog

When.
I.
Was.
10.
Years.
Old.
My.
Mother.
Had.
A.
Hard.
Time.
Getting.
Me.
To.
Eat.
My.
Vegetables.

Lil’.
Jughead.
Was.
OK.
With.
Munching.
Fido.

Chickyraptor on April 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Dog and Arugala-perfect together

Obama campaign slogan

gerrym51 on April 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

He.
Was.
10.
Years.
Old.
When.
He.
Ate.
Dog

Which part of that do you need me to explain to you in more detail?

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

He.
Still.
Ate.
Dog.
Would.
You.
Have.
At.
10?

jan3 on April 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Axelrod looks like a cross between a Basset Hound and a Dandy Dinmont.

Both of which Obama drools over.

profitsbeard on April 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Which part of that do you need me to explain to you in more detail?

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I guess the part about him eating dog.

malclave on April 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

WIll Obowma EVER accept blame for the past 4 years of pain and misery HE HAS CAUSED with his policies?

On that note, I’ll have some more Baked Alaskan Malamute, please.

Or go with some New England Clam Chow?

dthorny on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Your not in Indonesia anymore.

redridinghood on April 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM

So the President started eating dog meat at age 10.
When was the last time he ate dog meat?

Kenosha Kid on April 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Hey Axhole, eff you, you Clyde Crashcup-lookalike tool. A quarter of a century later and the foremost thing on people’s minds when Dan Quayle comes up is ‘potatoe’ thanks to a media-generated meme. What’s good for the goose is good for the stuttering clusterbleep of a miserable dog-eating, weed-smoking, coke-snorting commie failure.

Chickyraptor on April 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I’d like to apologize for this post. I forgot to mention his jug-ears.

Chickyraptor on April 26, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Chickyraptor on April 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I’d like to apologize for this post. I forgot to mention his jug-ears.
Chickyraptor on April 26, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Ahhhhhhhh that’s nice…liberals/progressives can’t fault you now…’cause you said you was “sorry” !!

Hahahah :)

BigSven on April 26, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Well…why did Obama bring up the subject in the first place?

zoyclem on April 26, 2012 at 7:14 AM

more popcorn please.

grimmtex on April 26, 2012 at 7:43 AM

So far do good. Hopefully republicans this election cycle will keep counterattacking the liberal line. It’s good to see them turn the left’s “Alinsky” tactics right back on them.

Certif on April 26, 2012 at 7:47 AM

What dog?

Fuquay Steve on April 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Obama’s WTF 2012 campaign slogan: “A dog in every pot”
Wrathful Brunette

Green eyed Lady on April 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Just so everyone is clear, that 10 year old was old enough for sex-ed instruction by Obama’s standards, but far too young to know he shouldn’t be cooking and eating dogs.

rogerb on April 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Great point. They’re also old enough to be advising their parents on climate change.

hawksruleva on April 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Obama started it. We will finish it!

lilium479 on April 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

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