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Dog-Eating and Obama’s Identity
PJ Media ^ | 4/19/2012 | David "Spengler" Goldman

Posted on 04/19/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by mojito

What a careful reader will take away from Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams of My Father is not only that the president used to eat dog meat, but more importantly, that he identifies with dog-eaters. He wants us to understand that he is one of them. Obama’s most severe critics on the right think of Obama as a socialist, for example, Dinesh d’Souza, or Stanley Kurtz in his exhaustively-researched book Radical-in-Chief. Obama used to attend the annual “Socialist Scholars Conference” in New York, which was a hard-core affair; I went to a couple of them, and they weren’t for the curious. But there is something far more visceral, more existential to the president’s dislike of the United States, and that arises from his early residence in the Third World, and his identification with the people of the Third World whose lives are disrupted by the creative destruction that America has unleashed.

Obama is the son of a Kenyan Muslim father, the stepson of an Indonesian Muslim, and the child, most of all, of an American anthropologist who devoted her career to protecting Indonesian traditional life against the depredations of the global marketplace. Her doctoral dissertation, “Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: surviving against all odds,” celebrated traditional cultures hanging on desperately in the face of the global economic marketplace.

Ms. Dunham was not only a Communist fellow-traveler, but the sort of 1960s woman who (as we used to say) “put her body on the line,” first by marrying two Third World men, and then by spending her career in the Third World. It is no surprise that Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Sober up and try to make some sense, your childish posts aren’t doing anything for anyone.

It will take more effort than that to push Romney here.


51 posted on 04/21/2012 2:36:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

Who you for tough guy?


52 posted on 04/21/2012 2:43:11 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: ansel12

I’m for Newt.

Who is it you are for?


53 posted on 04/21/2012 2:44:56 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08

LOL, Read some of JR’s posts, you will see how we conservative freepers will be handling the election.

Romney is your choice, not ours.


54 posted on 04/21/2012 2:46:53 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

You are a Leftist, you use the tactic of the Left.
Don’t hide behind JR, be a man and tell me who your for.
I’ll wait.


55 posted on 04/21/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08

That is what I mean by childish and inadequate.

It is no wonder you are a Romney man.


56 posted on 04/21/2012 3:27:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

Again, It’s a simple question.

Who are you for ?

I’ll wait!


57 posted on 04/21/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Lol, wait for what, you are divided between Obama and Romney, and support Romney.

Like the other conservatives here, including JR, I won't be voting for either one of those two.

To quote JR again.
NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS FOR PRESIDENT!!

This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards.

I'd rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!!

Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don't care how long you've been here!!

58 posted on 04/21/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

Oh good, you’re not voting, I think that wraps it up here!
Pass the poodle please, extre crispy!


59 posted on 04/21/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: ansel12
So now I'm obsessive? I post on other subjects as well. So far as I can see you are pretty much all Romney, all Mormons, all the time -- with a post or two about ammo or Catholics thrown in every once in a while.

Romney's almost certain to be the nominee, so why throw mud at him? What purpose would that serve? I know Romney's not ideal, but I'd vote for him if he was the candidate, and I put in a word every now and then when I see something that strikes me as unfair.

If there were some great conservative candidate in the race, or thinking about getting in the race, I'd support that candidate, though I'd hope that I wouldn't throw mud at the other candidates like you. But there isn't a candidate like that in the race or likely to enter it.

Politically active people have unrealistic expectations about what politics can do. They make allowances for politicians and build them up into things they aren't and can't be. Then they're disappointed and angry when the politicians inevitably don't measure up.

If you've already heard the worst about Romney maybe you won't be disappointed. You may even be pleasantly surprised. There must be some reason why Ann Coulter and other conservative talking heads support Mitt Romney. You may think you know things they don't, but I have to wonder sometimes if it's the other way around, and they know things you don't know and don't want to hear.

60 posted on 04/22/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by x
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To: x

Yes a long term, obsessed romneybot, and a rambling poster as well, ammo? Catholics?

I often talk about voting, but I don’t recall talking about Catholicism or ammo.


61 posted on 04/27/2012 6:08:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12
For you a "romneybot" is just about anybody who disagrees with you about anything to do with Romney enough to post about it.

But most of my posts don't have anything to do with Romney. On any typical day, most of yours have to with Romney and Mormons.

My point wasn't that Catholics or guns were typical topics for you, but that Romney was topic #1, #2, and #3 for you.

On the day I checked you had stray postings about those other topics, but otherwise it was all Romney all Mormon all the time with you.

Today, what with "putting the freepathon to bed" your average is down a little, but even there you manage to work in Mitt and the Mormons when you can.

If somebody is paying you for your contributions do you forfeit the check if your percentage of Romney and Mormon comments falls below a certain minimum?

62 posted on 04/28/2012 8:44:00 AM PDT by x
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To: x

Still just making up things, show me my “stray” posts that day about Catholicism (the religion) and “ammo”, and don’t bother with ones about voting and exit polling.

You are one of FRs longest, most single minded romneybots here.

You also spend a lot of time on Mormonism in service to Bishop Romney, I spend a lot of time on Mormonism as well, but not Mormons, if you are going to try that tired trick of pretending that someone is ‘anti-Mormon’ instead of anti-Mormonism, you may want to check this post, in response to that attempt.

To: ScreamingFist; ansel12
Nor is ansel12!! Thanks!!
131 posted on Sat Apr 21 2012 21:35:25 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) by Jim Robinson

That was answering another romneybot, here.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2874969/posts?page=129#129


63 posted on 04/28/2012 2:03:32 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Still just making up things, show me my “stray” posts that day about Catholicism (the religion) and “ammo”, and don’t bother with ones about voting and exit polling.

Not that it matters but on the day or two I searched I found you posting on

"Vatican May Reconcile with Breakaway Catholics"

"Two Things Conservative Catholics Should Stop Doing"

and

"Richard Wagner says the Catholic Church has an inconvenient secret"

and

"HPD: Purse-snatching suspects stabbed moments later by another victim"

"‘Stand your ground’ laws recall the Wild West"

and

"Tennessee Ammo Lands U.S. Truck Driver In Mexican Jail"

along with

"What Mitt Romney Seems to Believe (and Why He's so Disliked)"

"Why Mitt Romney Is Hobbled by His Mormon Faith [Lds prophet's son calls Christians 'corrupt']"

"The Anti-Mormon Moment: LDS critics capitalize on Romney's GOP nom [Shine light on dark UT corner]"

"CNN, MSNBC Attack Mormons, Romney [Breitbart.com: Obama religion deflection tries a lib tactic]"

"How Mitt Romney's supporters Are Like Uncle Leo: Is Anti-Mormonism Lurking Everywhere?"

and two dozen or so posts on

"Montana's Governor Schweitzer(D): "Romney’s father from ‘polygamy commune’ in Mexico"".

And whatever else the topic was, from Marriott Hotel's gay weekends to Obama's dog eating to "Freep this Poll" you managed to work in Romney some way or other.

Those three posts on Catholics and three posts on weapons may have been atypical, but really, my point is that you are obsessed by Romney and Mormonism, and that's something you don't deal with here, choosing instead to go on and on about the irrelevant side point.

I don't think Romney's the worst person in the world or that his religion is the most awful there ever was. It looks like you do, and maybe you and Keith Olbermann or Larry O'Donnell would have a lot to talk about.

Romney's not an ideal candidate by any means, but he wasn't the worst governor Massachusetts ever had and he wouldn't be the worst nominee a major party ever chose, so when I see people attacking him if they say something that isn't true or strikes me as exaggerated I post about it. If the charge is true and there's nothing I can add, I don't post about it.

If there were somebody else better out there I'd vote for him or her, but there isn't, so I don't see much point in gratuitous attacks on Romney or his religion. At this point I'm hardly the only person here who feels that way.

64 posted on 04/29/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by x
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I haven’t seen or heard any liberal bloggers portraying Romney’s treatment of Seamus as deliberate cruelty, but of callous and inhumane indifference. That’s a major difference, though neither is good.

It might not have been obvious to you 40 years ago that strapping a dog up in his carrier atop a station wagon for hours and hours of highway driving is cruel, but it sure would have been seen that way by many others.

And I think you and Spengler are both right—Obama was merely bragging about his exotic cultural experience, but he also does identify with the third world as morally superior to the US.


65 posted on 04/29/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
I haven’t seen or heard any liberal bloggers portraying Romney’s treatment of Seamus as deliberate cruelty, but of callous and inhumane indifference. That’s a major difference, though neither is good.

Fair enough. I got that from the comments section. On the other hand, it's hard to believe Lanny Davis could be any harsher on Romney if he outright accused him of deliberate cruelty. And that's the thing about the Internet, somebody pushes as hard a line as possible and the readers and commenters take it from there, crossing over the line into even more extreme statements, almost as if the original writer intended them to.

It might not have been obvious to you 40 years ago that strapping a dog up in his carrier atop a station wagon for hours and hours of highway driving is cruel, but it sure would have been seen that way by many others.

I don't want to be one of those people who drags out hazy personal memories of years gone by, but for once I will be. As a child I went on cross-country trips with my parents. I remember seeing all that luggage on top of cars -- much more often than I see that today. On some of those cars there were dog carriers or animal containers -- again, something you rarely see today. I'm sure that not all of those cars belonged to the Romneys.

So I have to wonder: did all those families with dog containers on the roof travel with their dogs down below with the family? Isn't it possible that some dogs road in the containers on top? Isn't it possible that some people assumed you could transport an animal in an animal transporter? If they were taking dogs with them in the cab of the car would they really need to have a cage and put it on the roof?

I don't know the answers. I just wonder. I have to wonder whether all the people who are shocked, shocked by Romney's behavior now really would have thought that way if they were around 30 or 40 years ago. Or if their parents or grandchildren would have been horrified by a dog traveling in a container on the roof of a car.

I don't know the answer, but it does seem to me that our expectations have changed over the years -- helmets on children, special car seats, etc. Things our parents had no problems with become criminal offenses. And if enough people get indignant enough about something long enough, other people come to assume that the angry ones must be right. And of course, politics is involved: if Romney were a Democrat, Lanny Davis would most likely view things very differently.

If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong, but I don't remember any serious discussion or remonstration about dog carriers on auto roofs way back in the 70s and 80s. Is that because nobody drove with a dog up there, or because nobody thought it was wrong?

And I think you and Spengler are both right—Obama was merely bragging about his exotic cultural experience, but he also does identify with the third world as morally superior to the US.

That's a judgment call. Say somebody comes back from some country and tells you how wonderful their trip was. Whether they were really telling you that culture is morally superior is more something you read into what they're telling you. Jimmy or Jenny College who comes back from Guatemala may just be telling you about their one big adventure.

66 posted on 04/30/2012 2:03:04 PM PDT by x
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To: x
Those three posts on Catholics and three posts on weapons may have been atypical,

Cute romneybot, you gave thread titles in a lying effort to create a falsehood, what did I post about Catholicism? Did I even post about something as utilitarian as "ammo" as you claimed?

67 posted on 05/05/2012 12:42:38 AM PDT by ansel12
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