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Democrats Light Themselves Pair Of Exploding Cigars
IBD Editorials ^ | April 27, 2012 | MARK STEYN

Posted on 04/27/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT by Kaslin

A couple of days ago, Obama campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war.

"I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a 10-year-old boy," he sniffed to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, which is as near as the suddenly sheepish attack dog will ever get to conceding that Barack Obama is the first dog-eating president in the history of the republic.

For those coming late to the feud, the Democrats started it, assiduously promoting accounts of a 1983 Romney vacation to Canada in which the family pooch Seamus rode on the roof of the car. Axelrod and the boys thought they could have some sport with this, and their poodles in the media eagerly played along. The New York columnist Gail Collins alone has referred to it dozens of times.

And then Jim Treacher, the sharp-eyed wag of the Daily Caller, uncovered this passage from Chapter Two of Obama's best-selling but apparently largely unread memoir "Dreams From My Father," in which the author recalls childhood meals with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro:

"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."

There followed an Internet storm of "I Ate A Dog (And I Liked It)" gags.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: axelrod; dogbama; dogeater; marksteyn; obamahistory; obamunism; polygamy; steyn

1 posted on 04/27/2012 6:07:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
He ate dog like a good muslim. What is new here?
2 posted on 04/27/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Kaslin
Obama's best-selling but apparently largely unread memoir "Dreams From My Father,"

I have long wondered about this... It seems like the book has been read by more of Mr. Obama's critics than his groupies.

3 posted on 04/27/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Lysandru
It seems like the book has been read by more of Mr. Obama's critics than his groupies.

A friend recently sent me a retrieved webpage showing that one of the big online booksellers (I think it was Amazon.com) is now showing Bill Ayers as the author.

4 posted on 04/27/2012 6:26:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin
The Party of aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (spoiled brats) does the Twist "A 6-year-old with no choice in the matter" is not the same as a grown man choosing to place his dog on the roof of his vehicle.

But Mr. Steyn says My Canadian compatriot Kate McMillan, a dog breeder, advised [the Rats] to "try this experiment — sit a normal, American 6-year-old down at a plate and tell him it's dog meat. Watch what happens."

IMO most American voters are reacting to the Obama campaign as those children would react to being served dog meat.

The Rats (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) is not Henry "Scoop" Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, Harry Truman -- I knew that Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was a friend of America.

The Rat Party is by design no friend of America. Its leaders are aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (spoiled brats) and their bratty issue including the President.

They are stuck in an imaginary world of their campus youth. But they are far from harmless brats.. some are indeed psycho dangerous. All are egoists and ideologues with contempt for our tradition, dedicated to changing America to their benefit personally and ideologically.

Another four years of these crazies? If the professionals (military and LEO) do not act Lord help us.

". . . some key [events] exacerbated the national debate, fraying trust, and national cohesion just a little more each time . . . The two-party system that had governed America . . . begin to fall apart . . . interest in politics took the place of all other forms of news-related entertainment . . . politicians were the celebrities . . . [Politics/ideology] was becoming such a habit, the reactions so automatic, that [journalists] taking sides on every news story became inevitable." .. sound familiar? this is from for Love & Liberty by Robin Young and it's about 1857 America at the start of the administration of James Buchanan.

Obama wanted to be Lincoln and Roosevelt (with a taunting of Reagan to rock and roil the Ship of State).. So the second term Obama will be Buchanan?

5 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:21 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lysandru

“It seems like the book has been read by more of Mr. Obama’s critics than his groupies.”

Just like Mein Kampf. Everybody bought it, nobody read it.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: Kaslin

Brilliant writing by Mark Steyn - and encouraging news, too.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 7:37:07 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Kaslin

The Dims are going to throw anything and everything at the Romney wall, hoping something will stick. And if, by chance, something does, prepare to hear about it 24/7 from the MSM.

Personally, I think Obama is toast. The economy stinks and he’s past the fail-safe point for things to turn around. He can’t run on his record and his notoriously thin skin will keep him from staying focused. I know many here fear Romney will be like McCain, afraid to criticize our Dear Leader, but I don’t think that’s the case. Romney has a bit of a mean streak in him. And to his credit he’s stayed focused on Obama’s poor record and economy. That’s how we’ll win.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 8:40:59 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Kaslin
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:

Now I understand! Given White House policy of daily attacks upon makers by the takers; dines upon laughing hyena.

9 posted on 04/27/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Kaslin; JLS

bump & a ping


10 posted on 04/27/2012 11:05:26 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Kaslin
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate

Well, I'm not gonna go there on a family forum...

11 posted on 04/27/2012 11:11:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: henkster
Just like Mein Kampf. Everybody bought it, nobody read it.

I think more were given away than were sold. An older woman I worked with in the '70s immigrated to the US from Austria as a teenager. She had an autographed copy of Mein Kampf that was personally handed out to the children in her school by Hitler.

12 posted on 04/27/2012 11:18:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Kharis13

Sorry, but sadly he is not yet toast.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 11:29:36 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: lentulusgracchus; Lysandru
A friend recently sent me a retrieved webpage showing that one of the big online booksellers (I think it was Amazon.com) is now showing Bill Ayers as the author.

Google Books lists Bill Ayers as author of Dreams from My Father

"Dreams from My Father" was in a list of books written by Ayers.

14 posted on 04/28/2012 12:08:57 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Kaslin

15 posted on 04/28/2012 12:30:52 AM PDT by mirkwood
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; All

sit a normal, American 6-year-old down at a plate and tell him it’s dog meat. Watch what happens.”
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Excellent! This issue is closed.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 2:55:06 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Kaslin

Steyn usually makes me laugh, but this one had me rolling on the floor.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 3:16:58 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Lancey Howard
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate Well, I'm not gonna go there on a family forum...

Waaaay too much power to mess with anyway...

18 posted on 04/28/2012 3:30:24 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

Im sure Larry Sinclair can advise us on Obamas Menu Of Items he prefers to Suck on or eat


19 posted on 04/28/2012 4:52:52 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Kharis13
I know many here fear Romney will be like McCain, afraid to criticize our Dear Leader

Romney or his PAC's smeared with a vengeance both Gringrich and Santorum, he has the money, the means and the PAC's ability to run really negative ads and they worked for him, I hope they are gearing up for mean on Obama!!

20 posted on 04/28/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Kaslin
"First dog-eating President in the history of the republic"?

I guess we can't be sure about all of the previous Presidents. Many of their youthful indiscretions were not recorded for posterity.

I'm thinking Sam Houston might have eaten dog while he was living with the Indians, but I guess when "the republic" is used without further specification it means "the United States," not the Republic of Texas.

21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:35:13 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 7:15:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And thanks neverdem for the ping.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin; All

Obama at WH correspondents dinner on Sarah Palin
“ What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?
A pit bull is delicious.”


24 posted on 04/28/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: allmost

Good Muslims wouldn’t touch dog meat any more readily than pig. At least officially. Maybe pops was coming from some kind of syncretism between Islam and pagan worship?


25 posted on 04/30/2012 2:55:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Verginius Rufus

Will the young Barack Obama who ate dog go down in the annals of legend like the young George Washington who cut down the cherry tree but then confessed it out of conscience? (This sounds possibly in character for Washington, who actually struggled to keep his own bad temper under control. He might have caught his head on it while horse riding, and in a fit of pique cut the whole blankety-blank tree down, no matter how valuable it was.)


26 posted on 04/30/2012 2:59:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think the first time the cherry tree story appeared was in a biography published after Washington's death by Parson Weems. Supposedly young George had been given a new hatchet and was trying it out and got carried away. The original version may have been that he girdled the tree (causing it to die) rather than chopping it down outright. It was supposed to illustrate Washington's honesty--but the story itself seems to be a lie.

Parson Weems lived in the Edgefield District in South Carolina which got the nickname of "district of devils" (because a lot of the most extreme South Carolinians were from there) but claimed to have been a pastor in the Mount Vernon area previously.

27 posted on 04/30/2012 7:00:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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