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?


Well eating dog some people think that are going to bark better after, did you know that obamski had good results?, he become president and as dog, he lick the lips of other presidents around the world.


The jokes write themselves. Wonder why we haven't heard anything else about Seamus?


@Bill..I sit here applauding your comments while at the same enjoying your humor so much I have to be careful not to laugh too hard as I might just 'bust a stitch...or two'! Ha! Enjoy your evening!


@Robert H. Pike...And "3" this whole stupid discussion got started not by a staunch card-carrying member of PETA, but a desperate Campaign Manager looking for silly, inconsequential ways to deflect from a failed presidency. Do I need to draw a picture for you??


Um, I didn't proclaim that Obama eats dogs. Obama did. In print. And on the audiobook.


Robert not sure where you live but in America I see dogs in the back of pickups all the time, sticking their heads out of the window which is much more dangerous than either of the above.
Strapping the dog to the top of the car is no different that strapping the same dog in the same carrier in the back of a pickup???
But we get it, you love obama and think doing the wrong thing is ok if you're in a place where doing the wrong thing is common.
If you like being somewhere where someone is doing the wrong thing all the time you should have been in the White House the past three years.


Billie D. not only did he eat dog, but his campaign is using Romney's cartop carrier as an issue. That being said, I heard Obama washed down the dog meat sandwich with a big bowl of Chicken Poodle Soup.


Billie D not only did he eat dog, but his campaign is using Romney's cartop carrier as an issue. That being said, I heard Obama washed down the dog meat sandwich with a big bowl of Chicken Poodle Soup.


One reflects a boorish, almost cruel attitude that's inappropriate for any adult with a pet. The other reflects the honest, exploring curiosity of a child, trying locally acceptable foods. There's just no comparison.


U would never notice dog is much like chicken and so Is cat actually fresh cat is delicious the younger the better
It's like veal. Hey protein is protein.

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