Barack Obama Ate Dog, Mitt Romney Supporter Proclaims!

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Mitt Romney's campaign is fighting back in the War on Dogs, excerpting a passage from President Obama's memoir in which he admits eating one as a kid.

The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher wrote a blog post with an excerpt from Dreams From My Father in which Obama writes of eating dog as a boy in Indonesia.

"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)," writes Obama.

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Treacher brought out the excerpt as a way of responding to a very odd, old story that has haunted Romney since the Boston Globe first reported it in 2007.

The story goes like this: In 1983, Romney strapped the family dog's crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive from Massachusetts to Canada.

On the trip, the dog, an Irish Setter named Seamus, suffered the "runs," as Ann Romney put it this week. Her husband coolly pulled over to hose off the dog and the car, then kept driving, with the dog back in the crate on the roof.

When the anecdote came out, Alabama resident Scott Crider launched an online group called Dogs Against Romney, which now has 48,000 fans on Facebook and has sought to keep the Seamus story in the news this year.

Eating dog meat 40-plus years ago in Indonesia may be less unusual than Seamus' 12-hour roof ride in America, but conservative media have seized on the story.

"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," Treacher wrote, defending his post.

"And whenever you bring up the one, we’re going to bring up the other."

Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP's contentious nomination process and will face off with Obama for the presidency in November's election.

Expect to hear a lot more about Seamus and Indonesia before then.

Which dog story is worse?


People who put animal rights on the same plane as human rights are sick and wrong. Obama ate dog as after-school snacks when he was nine. Who cares? Romney made his dog ride in the back of the pickup in a travel kennel. Who cares? Both love animals - just in different ways. Both have proper perspective.


Obama ate dog? Oh.. he was only 6... I told my 5 year old that we were going to eat dog tomorrow and he got mad at me - go figure - who would think that even 5 or 6 year old kids know that eating dog is... weird, bad, not to be done (pick your description).


@Kemzy Regarding a lack of values? You right. And Obama and his cronies certainly underscore the breakdown of values and standards. That's why we need a BIG change in November. Romney 2012.


@Kemzy What the whole dog issue came down to is this...Obama's re-election machine is desperate. They criticized Romney in a stupid way about his dog. So, Obama got it back on his early dog-eating days. Point is-I think the Obama's machine is realizing that the Romney machine ain't gonna take their crap lying down! Guess Obama's crew should be more careful about what they say. I realize it's hard to promote an incumbent President who's been an abysmal failure, but oh well, that's the way it is. Too bad they can't get into substantive issues, but Obama would sink. So we're left with foolish political rhetoric.


U Americans make big deals out of nothing. I am from Nigeria and among my ethnic group, dog meat is a very sought after delicacy. Do all Nigerians eat dog? No.Does that make members of other ethnic groups call us morons? No. U should concern urselves with d fact that ur country has no values. U concern ur selves with what is not important like dresses and looks, glorifying same sex marriage which is against the order of nature etc. SMH.


Obama is the great black hope. He has failed terribly.
Romney 2012


Marais Morris, you are obviously an uneducated moron & should not be allowed to vote. Obama is an idiot and voting for him is only something people who write, "romney wint gonna give you none of his houses nor is he going to install elevators in your houses for your cars" would do.
You are obviously looking for a quick fix to your money problems and think that a president will be able to fix that- news flash, he cant. There are much more pressing matters that need to be addressed in our country that take precedence over giving money out to people who are so lazy they dont even attempt to get a FREE education.


I am from Canada. Our leader eats beef. Your leader eats dog and that is, quite simply, disgusting beyond belief. My children would be aghast at eating dog. Even worse, dog is served with its head still attached in Indonesia.


monkey brains? responding to the comment above. is that because you think obama himself is a monkey. why don't you be a little more honest, white person.


srv . . . REALLY? And EATING a dog isn't considered abuse? I mean, I know he didn't physically kill the dog but even my young children would have enough common sense to know that SOMEONE had to kill/abuse the dog before it was cooked and served and they would be horrified at just the thought of that. That alone would break my children's heart! Anytime an animal experiences something new, such as a car ride (inside or outside), there is a chance that they will be nervous and have stomach issues. It's not as if he strapped it to the roof during incliment weather. If it was something the animal was repeatedly introduced to, it would become usual and customary behavior for the animal. I have a dog that cowered down in the back of the truck bed rather than stand up and hang her head over the side. Do you know why? Because it was her first time to experience it!!!! Animals don't always trust that they will be safe, even when the owner knows that they are!

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