I saw something about this on Twitter this morning, but I thought it was just someone having some fun because no one would write about something like this seriously, right?
I mean, no one would attempt to defend Mitt Romney's strapping a dog to the top of his station wagon and driving until the horrified dog crapped all over itself and the top of the car, by pointing out that a young lad of 6 or 7 years old, living with a step-father in Indonesia, actually sampled a local delicacy prepared with dog meat. Right?
That's just too silly to contemplate, therefore must be a joke, right?
That's what I thought until I read JohnThomas Didymus' excellent report on Digital Journal this morning about how people who call themselves serious Republicans and serious Conservatives are seriously defending Romney's thoughtless, cruel and callous action by pointing out that President Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia.
As my favorite humorist, Dave Barry, was so fond of writing...
"I am not making this up."
In his "The DC Trawler" on Tucker Carlson's execrable right wing nonsense website "The Daily Caller," Jim Treacher earns whatever pittance Tucker pays him with this revelation of moral equivalence.
At first you think it's a joke, a story titled "Obama Bites Dog" until you actually read the story.
Hey, if we’re going to talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let’s talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago.
Then he posts a quote of Obama's book "Dreams of My Father" where he mentions sampling dog meat, snake meat and fried grasshopper while a child in Indonesia. Then, he DEFENDS ROMNEY!!!
“So what? It was a long time ago,” you say. “He was a lot younger. Customs are different there. He was just doing what his stepfather told him. And hey, you can’t even prove that the dogs were ever left on top of a car, you racist.”
Hey, whatever you have to tell yourself, libs. Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth. And whenever you bring up the one, we’re going to bring up the other.
It’s no fun when we push back, is it? That’s why it’s so much fun.
No, Jim. That's NOT what we say. What we SAY is...
Are you a freakin' moron? First of all, Obama didn't "treat" the dog. The chef did that. Obama sampled something that is eaten around the world by millions of people. There is a huge difference... a HUGE difference... between an adult strapping a family pet to the top of his station wagon and driving until the dog soils itself (and the station wagon) in panic and a child living in a foreign country with his stepfather sampling some of the local cuisine.
It gets back to a point I've made time and time again.
Just because YOU are stupid, that is no reason to assume WE are stupid.
And speaking of stupid... I posted a comment on the story there on the site. Here are some responses.
The Great Satan™
Are all you liberals so anal and void of any sense of humor? It's not like Romney is friends with a domestic terrorists like obama is with bill ayers.Barack Mugabe
Um, it's the LEFT that is trying to manufacture some kind of scandal out of this incident; Romney is just one-upping Obama and the crybaby left doesn't like it.
But you're right -- we should compare what the two of them were doing as adults, so let's do so.
At age 30, while Romney was contributing to society as a job creator, taxpayer and company builder, Obama was rabble rousing, shaking down banks to force them to make loans to deadbeats, sitting in Jeremiah Wright's church, befriending terrorists, doing coke with Larry Sinclair in the back seat of a car, purchasing his home at a steep discount from a convicted influence peddler and wreaking havoc on society.Justplainricko
Great work Jim Treacher! I saw the ABC picked up the story and Drudge linked to it and I'm sure Rush will be all over it at lunch time. I'm very excited to see conservatives are fighting back. The dog eating muslim has to go!
Good lord! These idiots really believe that this story will trump the Romney/Seamus story.
"So? Romney strapped a family pet to the top of his car and drove until the poor thing went insane. Obama ate dog meat as a child! So who's the monster, huh? Who's the monster?"Idiots. Brutal, non-thinking, racist idiots.
I mean... GOD!!!
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