19 Apr

Why did it take the MSM so long to discover that Barack Obama ate a dog?

Run, Bo, run!

We all know the story of how Mitt Romney took his dog for a ride on top of his car. The Romneys were driving up to Canada for a family holiday, so they stored Seamus in a crate on the car roof. Understandably nervous, the poor pooch lost bowel control on the freeway and Mitt had to pull over and wash it all off with a hosepipe. Golly, I’ve written and read that story so many times I almost feel like I was there. You can buy t-shirts with slogans like “Mutts Against Mitt” and “Dogs Against Romney.” Whether Mitt wins this election or not, he’ll always be known as The Guy with a Dog on the Roof of his Car. Within fifty years “Romneyphobia” will become the technical term for a fear of low tunnels.

The saga of Seamus is one of a number of negative stories that have bedeviled the candidate throughout the race – heavily promoted by the White House. It’s often been used by the mainstream media to confirm his “weirdo factor” and the impression that he just “doesn’t get ordinary people.” Hands up: I’ve used it many times myself. But on Tuesday an equally bizarre story broke that deserves just as much airtime – and I don’t know why it has taken so long to get some. For while Romney may have terrified a dog into soiling itself, Barack Obama has gone one step further. He’s actually eaten one.

In his best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama recalls being served dog meat with his stepfather Lolo.

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) … Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

What the heck?! Like many Westerners, I regard dogs as a man’s best friend, ranking well above wives and children. The idea that a future President of the United States could calmly eat one is bad enough. That he would so casually record the incident in a memoir is even worse. What does this guy do in the next chapter? Go whaling?

But the really big question here is why didn’t we know about this earlier? Like me, I’m sure many journalists just didn’t get far enough in to Dreams from My Father to spot the faux pas. If you could grind that book down and bottle it, you’d have a cure for insomnia. Couple it with a couple of grams of Edward Heath’s autobiography and you’ve got an elephant tranquilizer.

But given the mainstream media’s intense study of Romney’s life and its constant regurgitation of its many errors, it’s odd that this shaggy dog story slipped through – especially given that Dreams from My Father has been gathering dust on the bookshelves since 1995

       

About Curt

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

11 Responses to Why did it take the MSM so long to discover that Barack Obama ate a dog?

  1. Nan G says: 1

    Anyone ever look into the conditions under which pets are shipped on airplanes?
    Puts Romney’s dog on the roof story to shame.
    Heck, most airlines make you sign a promise not to sue if your pet doesn’t live!

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  2. Liberal1 (objectivity) says: 2

    Holy cow! It’s begun already—and without me. Instead of focusing on the lack of Mit Romney’s (the flip-flop king) core political beliefs (which can change at any minute anyway), we’re going to concentrate on Obama/dog jokes.

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  3. Nan G says: 3

    YEARS!
    Yet it only took civil rights leader, Randall Robertson, 4 days before he alleged that blacks in New Orleans were EATING HUMAN corpses!
    EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No wonder the police were so hot to set up rumor hotlines after the Watts Riots, the Rodney King Riots and even after the Trayvon Martin situation which easily could have become riots had George Zimmerman looked anything like his name sounded.

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  4. Anti-Socialist says: 4

    Aside from being quite narcissistic in writing 2 autobiographies at such a relatively young age, it’s important to note that he identifies with dog-eaters. He wants us to understand that he is one of them. He could have easily let the dog eating out of his book but he chose to keep it in.
    South Koreans farm and eat dogs. Very few (if any) discuss it with Americans. Most will deny it outright. The dog, snake and grasshopper eating is just one more “screw you” to the USA and our culture.
    The president isn’t really one of us. He’s a dog-eater. He tells the story in his memoir to emphasize that viscerally, Obama identifies with the Third World of his upbringing more than with the America of his adulthood. It is our great misfortune to have a president who dislikes our country at this juncture in our history.

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  5. Hankster58 says: 5

    Maybe, THAT record was SEALED TOO……

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  6. Hankster58 says: 6

    @ Liberal1… hey, we need SOME HUMOR these days… there’s no joy in the way Obama runs the Country.. that’s for sure!

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  7. scr_north says: 7

    Probably because nobody actually read Ayers…. er Obama’s book.

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  8. cathymv says: 8

    Two reasons:
    1 – even they didn’t read Obamas book
    2 – they suck at reporting

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  9. Jim S says: 9

    @Liberal1 (objectivity): We multitask. ;-)

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  10. Mike O'Malley says: 10

    MSM still hasn’t discovered how Barry Obama got into Pakistan at a time when Americans were prohibited to travel there.

    Pakistan was on the State Department’s “No Travel” list at that time because the Muslim Army of (West) Pakistan had committed genocide in East Pakistan in 1971.

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  11. VoteOutIncumbents says: 11

    The major networks are staffed by people who are deeply corrupt. We are seeing the reporters produced by J-schools post Watergate. These folks were taught to “make a difference”…their take on the “news” is that it has to fit their agenda.

    I also suspect some of them are simply…on the take. Washington and New York are very corrupt towns. It would not suprise to find that some of these TV news stars have off-shore accounts filled with…perhaps millions.

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