Skip to comments.Keith Olbermann: Dog-Gate Exponentially Raises ‘Absurdity’ of Campaign
Posted on 04/22/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by presidio9
After a week of dog-eat-dog politicking between President Obama and Mitt Romneys respective campaigns, Keith Olbermann said today that the dog-gate controversies have gotten out of hand.
Politicos, pundits and the presidential-campaign watching public spent the past week pondering which is worse, a presidential candidate who put his dog in a kennel strapped to the roof of his car for a 12-hour drive or a president who ate dog meat as a child living in Indonesia.
It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential, Olbermann said on This Week about the Romney campaign criticizing Obama for consuming dog meat when he was 6 years old.
With so many valuable questions going on, were wasting most of the time dealing with the dogs, the former MSNBC and CurrentTV host said.
But ABCs George Will said neither the candidates nor their campaigns are responsible for the recent dominance of dogs in the presidential race. Instead, he said, the media is to blame.
The horse race is over, and the sugar rush that the media got from that is gone, and therefore theyre looking for something to keep their mind off, I guess, big questions, Will said during the This Week roundtable.
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan argued that with the breakneck speed of the campaign this year, dogs may be the topic of the week, but they are not here to stay.
There are literally thousands of people in the United States now who are employed to cover these campaigns minute by minute and they need something to say, Noonan said. And so
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Social Security number
Selective Service record
Falsified economic data
Fast and Furious
... or dogs
This story has plenty of legs.
Didn’t Olberman lose his credibility about one brain injury and three jobs ago? Who would care what he thinks.
What’s really absurd is that Steponallofus would have that raving lunatic on his show.
Never would’ve been brought up if it weren’t for Obama’s people pushing Romney’s much more tolerable dog-gate.
Obama ate Dog.
That d00fus should be covering dog birth control.
Olbermann needs to investigate why Mr. (Special) Ed shot his own dog.
“In Indonesia, pussy eat dog.” ~ Yakov
I thought his name was Stepandfetchalot.
It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential, Olbermann
Math is hard.
I would dearly love to see one of those Obama Marxism speeches shown during the Westminster Dog Show.
Have you noticed there doesn’t seem to be as many dogs in the vicinity of the Whitehut anymore?
Olberman must have a degree in higher mathematics to make such a profound statement.
Man - what does it say about ABC that they allow this fool on their network? Talk about taking care of one of their own - I hope this hire him and then let the fall out begin.
Mitt had a dog on the roof of his car.
Barry had a dog on the roof of his mouth.
Question: What's the advantage of serving dog over chicken?
Answer: With a family of 4, everyone gets a drumstick.
Keith Olbermann said today that the dog-gate controversies have gotten out of hand.
TWO THINGS HERE:
#1. Who the hell cares what Keith Olbermann thinks or says?
#2. I bet he didn’t say this until it was reported that, on more than one occasion, Obama ATE dog meat
Two Scottish nuns have just arrived in USA by boat and one says to the other, “I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs.” “Odd,” her companion replies, “I heard it was just their president, but if we shall live in America we might as well do as they do.”
Nodding emphatically, the mother superior points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk towards the cart. “Two dogs, please,” says one.
The vendor is pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil, and hands them over the counter. Excited, the nuns hurry to a bench and begin to un-wrap their ‘dogs’.
The mother superior begins to blush and, then, staring at it for a moment, leans to the other nun and whispers cautiously, “What part... did you get...?”
This election has really gone to the dogs.
What’s an Olberman! Wait, is that german for a bowl movement?
That photo-shopped photo makes me sick. I love dogs. In fact, I would risk my life for a doggy before I would for many people, including Obambi.
lol! and a tail!
The article said “the former MSNBC and CurrentTV host.....it would have made more sense if it had said “FORMER CurrentTV host”. Confused the hell out of me.
I guarantee you that if Oberman had been on TV when it first came out about Romney’s dog carrier, he would have named Romney “worst person in the world”. Then when it came out that obama ate a dog, he’d have simply dropped it.
Rodney Dangerfield must have been talking about Keith when he said his Mom had to tie a pork chop around his neck to get the dog to play with him.
Nothing in American history has been as absurd as this Presidency. He may have eaten dog, snake, and bugs, but at some point in life, maybe at the feet of Frank Marshal Davis, he enjoyed others eating his snake.
Exactly. You'd think Axelrose would have read his bosses ghost written Dreams of My Father (and Nightmares for the Country) and seen that once he opened the "dog controversy", it would come back to bite "The Won" in the arse. Mittens should make a statement along the lines of , "Hey this is ridiculous, so what if the president ate dog while growing up in Indonesia, what's important is that under his watch the economy is going to the dogs."
Don't let the MSM get away with shifting the focus away from the epic FAIL that is Barry's record.
Typical Leftist response. When the Right fights back and wins, the Left always says that there is nothing to see here and that the whole thing is absurd.
You just have to love it. First Obama’s minions go after Mitt by insisting he lacks respect for women and “Voila” an Obama backer attacks “stay at home” mothers and wives and implies they are ignorant no-nothings. STRIKE one for Obama.
Next the Obama campaign criticizes Mitt for the Dog fiasco and, once again, this comes back to bite Obama. STRIKE two for Obama.
Now we reach the Grandpa with more than one wife issue brought up by, of course, Obama minions, and BAM - it turns out Obama’s grandpa and Daddy were married to more than one woman. STRIKE three for Obama.
It would seem there is no dirt on the face of the earth that Obama has done first and better. Now, should we discuss “Silver Spoon” vs “Affirmative Action?”
I did hear Obama would never put a dog on his car roof. It drys the meat out too much.
Obama’s latest memes are taking him down like Jujitsu.
The media is to blame for just about everything.
Olberdork has a point, much ado about nothing, but it was Alinsky and the left that started using ridicule as a political weapon.
The lefty Drive-by media tried to make an issue out of Romney putting the family dog in a kennel on the roof of the stationwagon.
Ditto to Stephanopolous and his manufactred “War on Women”. None of this stuff should go unchallenged.
Olberdork, Stephanopolous, Obunghole, you want this stuff to stop, then stop doing it first.
Funny he didn't say that when the canine controversy only involved Romney.
Keith Olbermann is the Mel Gibson of liberals. He’s burned every bridge that could be burned. To even mention this guy is like talking about pidgeon shiet. He’s a non-issue, invisible. Nobody is interested.
Olbermann is screeching and hoping the news cycle will pick it up.
Goes to show that nobody actually read Obama’s book ... not even his staff. Just sits on shelves gathering dust.
I guess Olbermann and the MSM feel the ‘dog’ issue is working for Republicans. So they want to call it quits and take their ball and go home. The MSM did the same with potato’e’... and with Bush’s “no new taxes’. They just dropped those gaffs... yes sir - that’s what they did...
Thank you, Keith Obersurditty.
Hanna Romney with her five children. Mitt's grandfather is on her lap.
Most people suck.