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Keith Olbermann: Dog-Gate Exponentially Raises ‘Absurdity’ of Campaign
ABC News ^ | Apr 22, 2012 | George Stephanopoulos

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 Romney’s 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, we’re wasting most of the time dealing with the dogs,” the former MSNBC and CurrentTV host said.

But ABC’s 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 they’re 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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As usual Olbermann's anger management issues keep him a full cycle behind the story. The "Future Prez Eats Dog" story was mined exclusively to point out the complete absurdity of an issue that several members of the left refused to let go.
1 posted on 04/22/2012 2:47:46 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

AxleShaft’s fault.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 2:49:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: presidio9
“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

Birth certificate
Social Security number
Selective Service record
College records
Rezko
ACORN
Falsified economic data
Fast and Furious
Crypto-Muslim
Closeted homosexual

... or dogs

3 posted on 04/22/2012 2:52:02 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: presidio9

This story has plenty of legs.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 2:52:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: presidio9

Didn’t Olberman lose his credibility about one brain injury and three jobs ago? Who would care what he thinks.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: presidio9

What’s really absurd is that Steponallofus would have that raving lunatic on his show.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Santorum sucks)
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To: presidio9

Never would’ve been brought up if it weren’t for Obama’s people pushing Romney’s much more tolerable dog-gate.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 04/22/2012 2:53:47 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: presidio9

Obama ate Dog.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 2:54:05 PM PDT by omega4179 (#OBAMAATEDOG)
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To: Lucas McCain
"Steponallofus"

That d00fus should be covering dog birth control.

9 posted on 04/22/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: presidio9

Olbermann needs to investigate why Mr. (Special) Ed shot his own dog.


10 posted on 04/22/2012 2:57:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: presidio9

“In Indonesia, pussy eat dog.” ~ Yakov


11 posted on 04/22/2012 2:57:37 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Lucas McCain

I thought his name was Stepandfetchalot.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 2:58:10 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: presidio9
Dang it Keith, we had to find something different between the two guys. Since signalized medicine, gay rights, gun control, and abortion weren't on the list; we turned to dogs. Its the only other issue Americans care about, Keith.
13 posted on 04/22/2012 2:59:07 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (The man of a thousand tag lines)
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To: presidio9

“It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential,” Olbermann

Math is hard.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: presidio9

Who’s Oberdumm?


15 posted on 04/22/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: presidio9

Who’s Oberdumm?


16 posted on 04/22/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: presidio9

I would dearly love to see one of those Obama Marxism speeches shown during the Westminster Dog Show.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: presidio9
Of course Olberman is going to say this. He wants it to go away.

Romney's 30 year old incident of transporting the family dog is one thing. But eating dogs is quite another. He's knows this will be a huge turn-off to many people; people who don't educate themselves on all issues but will vote based on one or two issues that evoke an emotional response.

If the Repubs had any sense at all, they'd play this like a fiddle.
18 posted on 04/22/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: omega4179

Have you noticed there doesn’t seem to be as many dogs in the vicinity of the Whitehut anymore?


19 posted on 04/22/2012 3:05:28 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: presidio9
“It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential"

Olberman must have a degree in higher mathematics to make such a profound statement.

20 posted on 04/22/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: presidio9

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.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: presidio9

Mitt had a dog on the roof of his car.

Barry had a dog on the roof of his mouth.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 3:09:22 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Paladin2
This story has plenty of legs.

Question: What's the advantage of serving dog over chicken?
Answer: With a family of 4, everyone gets a drumstick.

23 posted on 04/22/2012 3:11:22 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: presidio9

24 posted on 04/22/2012 3:11:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Paladin2

Keith Olbermann said today that the “dog-gate” controversies have gotten out of hand.
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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


25 posted on 04/22/2012 3:13:02 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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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...?”


26 posted on 04/22/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: presidio9; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ExTexasRedhead; ...

This election has really gone to the dogs.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 3:18:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: presidio9

What’s an Olberman! Wait, is that german for a bowl movement?


28 posted on 04/22/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 3:19:45 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: Paladin2
This story has plenty of legs.

lol! and a tail!

30 posted on 04/22/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: presidio9
But accusing someone of causing a shooting spree by putting a bulls eye on a map is not absurd?
31 posted on 04/22/2012 3:22:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: presidio9

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.


32 posted on 04/22/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: presidio9

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.


33 posted on 04/22/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: presidio9

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.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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and this mutt was on tv because??? feh...
35 posted on 04/22/2012 3:25:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Never would’ve been brought up if it weren’t for Obama’s people pushing Romney’s much more tolerable dog-gate.

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.

36 posted on 04/22/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: presidio9

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.


37 posted on 04/22/2012 3:36:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: presidio9

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?”


38 posted on 04/22/2012 3:48:42 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: presidio9

I did hear Obama would never put a dog on his car roof. It drys the meat out too much.


39 posted on 04/22/2012 3:52:02 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: presidio9

Obama’s latest memes are taking him down like Jujitsu.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 3:55:12 PM PDT by AU72
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To: presidio9

The media is to blame for just about everything.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 3:56:35 PM PDT by Brilliant
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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.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 3:57:54 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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“It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential,” Olbermann said

Funny he didn't say that when the canine controversy only involved Romney.

43 posted on 04/22/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by citizencon
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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.


44 posted on 04/22/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: presidio9

Olbermann is screeching and hoping the news cycle will pick it up.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 4:08:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: YankeeReb

Goes to show that nobody actually read Obama’s book ... not even his staff. Just sits on shelves gathering dust.

SnakeDoc


46 posted on 04/22/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: presidio9

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...


47 posted on 04/22/2012 4:29:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: presidio9

Thank you, Keith Obersurditty.


48 posted on 04/22/2012 4:36:01 PM PDT by moovova
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To: onevoter
Psst, it was Romney Great-grandfather, who had fivewives. Hussein Sr. only had two and never told one about the other.

Hanna Romney with her five children. Mitt's grandfather is on her lap.

49 posted on 04/22/2012 4:50:00 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: A Navy Vet

I agree.

Most people suck.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 4:54:26 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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