Skip to comments.Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat
Posted on 04/17/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by JRochelle
Much has been made about Mitt Romney, in 1983, putting his family dog Seamus in a kennel on top of his roof and driving from Boston to Canada, with said canine Seamus making his displeasure known in a rather scatological way.
Democrats have signaled they have every intention of making sure the American people especially dog-lovers know the tale. In January, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted a photo of the president and Bo in a car, with the snide observation: @davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.
The Romney campaign signaled tonight that they are not about to cede any ground when it comes to a candidates odd past with mans best friend.
And the Obama campaign shot back, with a spokesman suggesting the Romney team was attacking a child, since the Obama act in question took place when he was a kid.
The Daily Caller noted that in President Obamas best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
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), the president wrote. 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.
After his mother married Soetoro, Obama lived in Indonesia from 1967 until 1971, from roughly the age of 6 through 10.
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....and he was forced to eat it from the roof of a rich man’s car.
And he married one too!
And he married one too!
My dogs ain’t riding on Romney’s roof, and they ain’t gonna be Obama-feed.
What the hell happened to this country?
Newt is still in the race.
I’m betting he’s had more than dog meat...
That explains why Bo always looks a bit nervous.
Obama as a Boy Ate Dog MeatIsn't that what all the rich kids in Kenya eat?
I wonder how many libs have Obama’s books on their shelves as decoration without ever reading one page?
This story is just another reminder that our president is not “one of us”.
And now he's trying to force everyone in America to eat it.
Isn't it nice we have such specifics about our President's past?? /hurl
@davidaxelrod: "How loving owners transport their dogs."
@EricFehrn: "In hindsight, a chilling photo." --Romney strategist Eric Fehrstrom
LOL. Look again where the hands are!
Dog meat? Did his transvestite nanny’s gay butcher freind supply it?
“He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate...”
Dog and snake. It worked.
That’s not a dog. It’s an animated prop.
“I don’t eat dog! Scavs eat dog!” - Molly Ringwold in SPACEHUNTER, ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE.
This is stupid (although the recipes are hilarious). There is no moral equivalence between a young Barry eating what was given to him in a culture where it was accepted (in Italy, you can buy rabbit at the grocery store, and horse is a delicacy......with rumors about cat in the Veneto region after the first snow) and Romney making a dumbass choice. He did not realize that the dog would not fit in the car until the moment they left? Seriously? That is what kennels are for.
This is yet again another distraction from IT IS THE ECONOMY, STUPID.
That was so profound it was worth repeating.
The truth be told: Obama ate $hit and barked at the moon.
“Next time, can we get one with more white meat?”
I may give him a pass on this, as a kid there he may not have had the option to say no.
When I was 10 I would not eat dog! No matter what!
With an adventurous spirit, I’ve tried Moose, Elk, Wild Turkey, Venison, Squirrel, Pheasant, Grouse, Rabbit, Black Bear, Aligator, Escargot, chocolate covered Ants, every type of fish, and more.... all as a kid and girl! The Venison, Pheasant, Grouse and once in a great while escargot are the only one’s that stuck.
I feel bad for Romney’s poor dog and his stupid choice, but at least he didn’t eat it. And did Obama say in his book that it was wrong to eat dog? The book was written as an adult. He also mentioned they were going to eat endangered Tiger. Call the Enviromentalists!
So does that make him non-halal?
"....just as long as he stays off the couch, and licks himself out in the yard, the runt of the litter might get adopted by a Chinese family.....hopefully"
Uhhh,get the Alka-Seltzer...
Uhhh,get the Alka-Seltzer...
LOL. Poor dog.
Well, apparently of all of the things that he ate...Lolo’s prediction of his taking on the characteristics of the food source came true....with the grasshopper. He is the ultimate leader of the grasshoppers!
The Ant & the Grasshopper
In a field one summer’s day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. A group of ants walked by, grunting as they struggled to carry plump kernels of corn.
“Where are you going with those heavy things?” asked the grasshopper.
Without stopping, the first ant replied, “To our ant hill. This is the third kernel I’ve delivered today.”
“Why not come and sing with me,” teased the grasshopper, “instead of working so hard?”
“We are helping to store food for the winter,” said the ant, “and think you should do the same.”
“Winter is far away and it is a glorious day to play,” sang the grasshopper.
But the ants went on their way and continued their hard work.
The weather soon turned cold. All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow that even the grasshopper could not dig through. Soon the grasshopper found itself dying of hunger.
He staggered to the ants’ hill and saw them handing out corn from the stores they had collected in the summer. He begged them for something to eat.
“What!” cried the ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”
“I didn’t have time to store any food,” complained the grasshopper; “I was so busy playing music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”
The ants shook their heads in disgust, turned their backs on the grasshopper and went on with their work.
The comments on the ABC News site are a hoot! A few gems:
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.Or canine.Whatever.Enjoy this one, Team Obama. Youve earned every tasty morsel.
That Romney better watch out! The Obama political organization is very effective and they will stop the GOP lies! Why just now Axelrod is preparing to unleash the political dogs of war on .what? Ah great .. Obama ate them.
Michael Vick: Damn Obama, you is crazy. At least I didnt eat the dogs after I killed em.
Obama would never put a dog on top of a car. Dries out the meat.
@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs. In their bellies?
When they serve Hot Dogs at the White House, you get the real thing! LOL!
Obama is probably wondering how Bo would taste with some flava beans and a nice chianti
I especially like how Jake Tapper ends his column with this little zinger:
The Seamus story was discussed again Monday when Ann Romney told Diane Sawyer that the dog loved traveling that way. He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.
Certainly kinder than eating him.
Jake's comment about knocked me out of my chair. Team 0dogmeat can't be all too pleased with that little jab. I wonder if he'll now be banished to the back of the Press Room, lol.
Does this count as a “Doggie list” ping?
[just when you think you can’t detest that freak more]
Demon spawn! Outcast! Unclean!
WHO did That in that bun?
Great. He has the power to lift his leg on everything and chew up slippers...
Rush is going to have a field day with this!
While visiting Amish land in PA, I ate chocolate covered ants, once.
I thought it was some kind of clever euphemism or joke name.
Imagine my surprise.
[imagine the Amish lady’s surprise when I spat them out at her feet]
Oh, to be 10, again.
I guess I can't run for President now.
I call BS on this.
Proves my point.
He’s a gun grabber too.
Although I guess yours looks more like a gun hugger!
Which is why, when I saw this article, I thought it was something about his marriage to Mooch the Pooch.
We had to take him *and* the Mossberg down just to get him unwrapped.
He -really- loves that thing.
[but he also enjoys looking through the AR’s scope...crazy snake]