Obama Eats Dog Meat & the Twitter Games Begin

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barack bo obamaThings change. People change. What may be considered by acceptable by one era or culture might not be by the next. I was in elementary school in the early 90s, and it was considered totally okay not only to let 6 year olds ride in the front seat, but to let them double buckle. The shock! The horror! As a sixteen-year-old new driver in 1999, I picked up my 4-year-old cousin from preschool and let her (legally) ride in the front seat.

Almost twenty years ago, the Romney family put their dog in a kennel and strapped it to the roof of their car. Was this okay? I don’t know. That’s not what I’m here to talk about. What I am here to say is that it’s silly that the media jumped all over it as an example of how cold and uncaring Governor Romney was to the family pet.

On the roof or not, at least Mitt Romney didn’t eat dog meat, as President Obama has. Again, let me restate that I’m not here to judge the actions of another person, but I will point out media inconsistencies. News of Romney’s canine faux paw pas made headlines, even sparking a Facebook group titled, “Dogs Against Romney.”

At least the presumptive GOP presidential nominee didn’t eat dog. On Tuesday, Jim Treacher of the Daily Caller pointed out that Obama himself proclaimed in his memoir Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance that he had, as a child in Indonesia, tasted dog meat. Which is worse: Roof of the car, or roof of the mouth?

It doesn’t matter. But if the mainstream media is going to make a big deal out of Romney’s pooch on top of the car, you can rest assured that new media will pounce on the opportunity to make light of ridiculous allegations. Thus began the #ObamaDogRecipes Twitter hashtag game

Before we begin with the best of the #ObamaDogRecipes tweets, I’d like to highlight this one from the aforementioned Jim Treacher, just because it’s so gosh darn funny:

Q: Why did @MittRomney put his dog on top of the car? A: So @BarackObama wouldn't eat it.#WeWillNotBeSilenced #GenK9 @jtLOL

 Now onto the best of beasty tweets!

Snickerpoodle Cookies #ObamaDogRecipes @TXTrendyChick

Spanielkopita #ObamaDogRecipes @ExJon

Yorkshire Terrier Pudding #Obamadogrecipes @cprater

Chicken Poodle Soup.#ObamaDogRecipes @jtLOL

Puppyseed Bagels #ObamaDogRecipes @detlions81

Totofu #ObamaDogRecipes @SmallgGay

Ol' Yellerfin Tuna #ObamaDogRecipes @CuffyMeh

And some of my own contributions:

K9-Layer Dip #ObamaDogRecipes

Spaghetti and Mutt-balls #ObamaDogRecipes

Mongrel Beef #ObamaDogRecipes

Jalapeno Puppers #ObamaDogRecipes

Pugs in a Blanket #ObamaDogRecipes 

Obama may or may not be a man’s best friends, but he sure knows how to (inadvertenly) set off a fun hashtag game on Twitter!


Image via Pete Souza/WikimediaCommons

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Procr... Procrastamom

President Obama was six years old when his father had him try dog meat.  He was in another country whose residents consider it a delicacy.  When your kids are older, are you going to be okay with them being blamed for things you insisted they do when they were SIX YEARS OLD?!!  

Faux news is deflecting big time right now, and why?

-Seamus the roof surfing dog


-Rmoney won't release his taxes (CANNOT WAIT to see what's in there if he ever releases them)

Jenny.....I can't even....


Desti... DestinyHLewis

It's kinda hard to defend you Jenny when you post stuff like this. I know it was in jest, but for real? You just gave some serious fuel to ^^^ and other people... jeeezzzzz.

Jim Treacher

Obama wasn't six years old when he bragged about eating dogs, in print and on tape.

Jim Treacher

Oh my gosh, Jenny, you're just talking about Obama eating dogs to distract from Romney misidentifying a cookie bakery! BUSTED!!!

Monamou Monamou

Eating chicken =normal. Driving w chickens on roof= weirdo...trying weird foods while traveling is interesting..lying and doing mean things to pets is disturbing...the front seat thing is mostly a result of airbags.

nonmember avatar Lynn

Yum!!! "Crispy Creamed Dognuts"!

Procr... Procrastamom

Let me ask you Republicans a question. Does this shit not embarrass you just a little bit? That all the windbag GOP can find to smear Obama is something that he did under his parents direction when he was barely out of Kindergarten? And wouldn't you lose your ever-loving minds if the left leaked a story about Mitt pissing his pants in grade one and then biting the teacher? It.is.irrelevant. and you all know it. The Right is digging deep right now because they have nothing recent to smear the President with and Mitt Born With A Silver Foot in His Mouth comes up with a newer, more boneheaded thing to say almost on a daily basis.

Torra... TorranceMom

Obama needs no help "smearing" his reputation or his campaign. He and his wife handle that pretty well on their own.

Melis... Melissa042807

I can think of soooooooo many worse things than this. I'm not an Obama fan, but I've been in foreign countries and eaten some weird stuff too. So I don't get what the hoopla is about.

And as far as the Romney's dog riding in its kennel strapped to the roof, how is that any different than a dog riding unrestrained in the bed of a pickup truck? Again, not a huge deal to me. 


I think it's now time to start talking about things that matter.

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