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DOG WARS HEAT UP PRESIDENTIAL RACE! (SHEESH)

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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Dog wars heat up presidential race

By Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News - 16 hrs ago

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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 tonight signaled tonight that they are not about to cede any ground when it comes to a candidate's odd past with man's best friend.

The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama's 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.

The discovery that the president had eaten dog meat prompted wise-cracks on twitter (hashtag - #ObamaDogRecipes) and this tweet from Romney strategist Eric Fehrstrom, who re-tweeted Axelrod's original message with a different take on the picture of the president and Bo.

"@EricFehrn: In hindsight, a chilling photo," he wrote.

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.

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by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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norwgnwood
by Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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 There is a HUGE difference in eating a dog and torturing a dog by making it ride on the top of a car. Obama was in Indonesia when he ate the dog. All over the world people eat dogs, cats, rats, monkeys, horses etc. Meat is meat. Americans see no problem in eating cows but in India thats not done for religious reasons. Sorry Team Romney but the point you're trying to make here is only making you look more stupid.

Lunarprancer
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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Quoting norwgnwood:

 There is a HUGE difference in eating a dog and torturing a dog by making it ride on the top of a car. Obama was in Indonesia when he ate the dog. All over the world people eat dogs, cats, rats, monkeys, horses etc. Meat is meat. Americans see no problem in eating cows but in India thats not done for religious reasons. Sorry Team Romney but the point you're trying to make here is only making you look more stupid.

 Lol, torture.  smh

With light and love

norwgnwood
by Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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 You don't think it would be scary as hell to ride on the roof of a car while its going down the highway?

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 

Quoting norwgnwood:

 There is a HUGE difference in eating a dog and torturing a dog by making it ride on the top of a car. Obama was in Indonesia when he ate the dog. All over the world people eat dogs, cats, rats, monkeys, horses etc. Meat is meat. Americans see no problem in eating cows but in India thats not done for religious reasons. Sorry Team Romney but the point you're trying to make here is only making you look more stupid.

 Lol, torture.  smh

 

Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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Not for a dog. Dogs are known to put both front paws on the window sill of a car with their head out the window.  The Romney's know their dog, and said he was happy, and quite frankly, knowing some dogs that's quite believable.

That said, this dog war stuff is nonsense, but some of the jokes going around are hilarious for those of us who listened to the poutrage about the Romneys and their beloved pet.

Quoting norwgnwood:

 You don't think it would be scary as hell to ride on the roof of a car while its going down the highway?

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 

Quoting norwgnwood:

 There is a HUGE difference in eating a dog and torturing a dog by making it ride on the top of a car. Obama was in Indonesia when he ate the dog. All over the world people eat dogs, cats, rats, monkeys, horses etc. Meat is meat. Americans see no problem in eating cows but in India thats not done for religious reasons. Sorry Team Romney but the point you're trying to make here is only making you look more stupid.

 Lol, torture.  smh

 


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NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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Again with the dogs stuff Really?

We all know Romney used poor judgement putting his family dog on top of a car. OLD NEWS

Eating dog in another country that is an accepted practice who cares. He did not eat Bo for gosh sakes.

WHO CARES

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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I think all the "dog wars" is stupid since our country is facing real problems.  

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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Why would David Axelrod start the dog drama to being with....anything to distract from Obama's failed policies....even if it's a minor issue....

Friday
by Platinum Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I guess they have nothing important to talk about. Weak.


Abaco
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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LOL......better to have the pooch up on the roof in a kennel that in the car......or running behind. It was funny in Lampoons Family Vacation.

I guess all would've been cool if Romney ate the pup....medium ruff ?

Momniscient
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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Silly. Neither one of those things is grounds for anything but mudslinging.

I'm a dog lover.

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