Sunday, April 22, 2012

Why Romney Could Beat Obama

When conservatives march out old, stale issues like Obama and his family sitting in Reverend Wright’s Church of God Damn America for two decades, the liberal cognoscenti in the press quickly bat them down as trafficking in stale, trifling irrelevancies.

But when Obama’s Ploofian Axlerods dust off old stories about Mitt Romney strapping the family pooch to the top of the old station wagon, the left treats it as pure gold.

Here’s the Chicago way...
In January Obama adviser David Axelrod--not to be confused with Axelrod, the Flying A Dog--blew a dog whistle. He tweeted a photo of the president with Bo, the White House canine, in what appears to be the back seat of a limousine. Axelrod's comment: "How loving owners transport their dogs." (WSJ)
Just as the anti-Mitt meme was gaining steam for the 2012 campaign season, alert conservative pundit Jim Treacher pointed out that a young Barry Obama had eaten dog meat (Obama mentions it in his book). Well, the Romney Death Star swooped down and cast a giant shadow over the shaken Obamunists, firing this photon shot over the bow…
Romney aide Erich Fehrnstrom got into the act last night, retweeting Axelrod's Obama-Bo snapshot from January with the comment: "In retrospect, a chilling photo." (WSJ)
Even better, Obama’s mutt munching has spawned some funny jokes (all from WSJ)

#ObamaDogRecipes: Yorkshire terrier pudding, mutt chop, Pekingese duck, bichon frisee salad, beagle with cream cheese, pure bread.
"So, Mr. President, where shall we go to eat?" "I know a great Spot."
If you want a friend in Washington, don't eat him (credit to Jim Geraghty).
Happiness is a warm puppy, with a side of fries.
The Chicago gang brought a gun to the fight, and the Romney brigade shot them in the face with a cannon. Tee hee hee…

This comes on the heels of the left shooting themselves in the face fighting the phony “War on Women.” Vinegar-laced harridan Hilary Rosen declared that Ann Romney, a mother of five, had never worked a day in her life, touching off a very unwelcomed War on Mommies.” Obama’s minions quickly threw her under the campaign bus, giving Romney another notch in his gunbelt.

A charitable reading of Rosen’s comments mostly exonerates her of intentional malice, but the left never cuts such slack to the hated rightwingers, so what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The Romney campaign has stuffed the Obama-bots twice in the past two weeks, and the main event hasn’t even kicked off yet.

I’m looking forward to Campaign 2012.


Jarhead said...

I guess that Mitt can't make fun of Obama. But we sure can.

We can start by saying that our Dear Leader identifies with the world's dog EATERS not with American dog LOVERS!

And by the way, I heard that Obama just got an endorsement from Michael Vick! (Drum Roll)

And lets not forget that when Obamboozler goes to Arab Nations he bows!

And I think that this is going to be a "Ruff" year for Obama

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah, I heard Obama's favorite food is hot dogs and french poodle fries...


I love it!

LD Jackson said...

This may be terrible of me, but I am still laughing at some of those puns. Thanks for sharing them, Kurt.

As for the stupid (sorry, that's the best term I can come up with) attacks on Mitt Romney because of his dog, these liberals need to find something else to shoot with. This backfired right in their faces. I am particularly glad to see the Romney camp didn't back down.

Silverfiddle said...

LD: I think this is all a distraction from real debate as well, but I'm also glad to see the Romney camp putting on the brass knuckles.

Game on!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Everything the liberals trot out is coming back to bite them (no pun intended) in grand fashion.

I am actually surprised yet pleased at the Romney team in its "fast and furious" response to liberal BS as well.

This Summer and Fall promises to be fun, educational and a welcome change from the tried and flopped campaigning style of McCain/Dole.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes, because having to eat what your parents serve you [dog meat, which is common in Asia] as a child is exactly the same as what Romney did to the family dog as a grown adult.

Very funny.

When I was a child, like Pres. Obama, my parents--who were born in Italy--made me try various foods against my will: eel, snails, tripe, lamb's head, octopus, squid. It was a cultural thing, like Mr. Obama's experience.

I hated it, but had to do as I was told or go hungry.

So now you can queue the jokes about what an an animal-abusing child I was for obeying my parents.

There's no equivalency here.

No adult I know would have subjected the family pet to such an ordeal as Romney did.

But who cares anyway.

It's all nonsense.

Jarhead said...

Sorry Shaw, spouting sour grapes will get you nowhere.

And speaking of Hot Dogs, has anybody seen BO lately?

But who cares anyway?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Sour grapes?

I was talking about eel, snails, and tripe. :)

Finntann said...

Sorry Shaw, I lived in Asia and dog is an expensive delicacy.

I used to laugh at people who were afraid they were unknowingly going to be served dog. That's like being worried that McDonalds is going to sneak Kobe beef into your burger.

So pick up that silver spoon and enjoy some Bosingtang.


viburnum said...

Shaw: "I was talking about eel, snails, and tripe. :)"

I might have 'spouted' them too. ;-)

"No adult I know would have subjected the family pet to such an ordeal as Romney did."

The impression we're given from the Obama campaign is that Romney's dog was tied to the roof rack with a choker. Not the case. It was in a commercially produced kennel designed to be carried in that fashion. I remember them, and thought at the time that they were a good idea. Infinitely preferable to an 80 lb animal loose inside your car. You can still go out now on any given day and see some fool driving down the road with a dog on his/her lap. Or dogs loose in the back of a pickup.

Holding either of them accountable to today's standard, inculcated by a lot of BS PETA agitprop is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...



So you re a New Englander with Italian heritage, and here I thought you were one of those Back Bay Bostonian WASPS from Beacon Hill regrettably infected in latter years by what-is-politely-deemed a Social Conscience.

Well, good for you! I am BOTH. Father, as I once told you, had ancestors who came over ten years after the Mayflower, but my mother's parents, born c. 1870, came over from Italy in The Great Migration in the 1880's.

So, I have the honor of being an All-American mutt with warring genes in my system. (Father's family disapproved of his marriage -- naturally -- it was perfectly normal to express disdain -- even contempt -- for "Difference" in those days.) Normal hough it may have been it cast a long shadow, for I was never able to enjoy much closeness with my father's family, because my paternal grandfather had literally forced Father to choose between his family and my mother. Much too bad! A deplorable waste of human potential as a matter of fact.

~ FreeThinke


Anonymous said...


But that's all in the past, and doesn't matter anymore, thank God. Things have a way of sorting themselves out, and life goes on. The circumstances under which we live are NEVER ideal no matter what. I was fortunate to learn that at any early age, which is probably why I feel extreme irritation and resentment at people who dedicate their lives to "making waves" and "upsetting apple carts" in an always-vain attempt to "improve the world." I can't see that such activity has helped very much.

Two quotations from Shaw illustrate the point of view I favor more eloquently than I ever could:

1. "All this struggling and striving to make the world better is a great mistake; not because it isn't a good thing to improve the world, if you know how to do it, but because striving and struggling is the worst way you could set about doing anything."

2. "This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you're thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

~ G. B. Shaw (1856-1950)

The best thing to do with life is to LIVE it as best you can -- taking great care to see what humor and irony there might be in every situation, and always to be as kind, decent, understanding, and generous as you possibly can. I, personally, don't believe can -- or should -- expect more from anyone.

I happen to agree with you about the essential silliness and hypocrisy of this minor kerfuffle over presidential food choices and the treatment of pets, etc. HOWEVER, as surely you would admit, political gamesmanship is -- and always has been -- fraught with disingenuousness, hypocrisy, gross exaggeration, flamboyant vilification, theatrical demonstrations of cruelty, and every other kind of denigration imaginable. They don't call it "blood sport" for nothing.

And SHAME ON YOU for not appreciating the marvelous culinary heritage handed to you by your cultivated, enlightened parents. To his day I like nothing better than calamari stuffed with bread, egg, grated Romano cheese and chopped fresh parsley, lightly fried in olive oil then simmered in homemade marina sauce and served over linguine. Also a casserole of calves brains, poached in white wine and chicken broth, rolled in bread crumbs, baked with olive oil and butter in equal parts with chopped parsley and minced garlic. Or escargot flavored with Sherry, garlic, butter and S & P. served in the shell with rounds of homemade Melba toast.

I could go on, but this is not a food site.

At any rate, my Yankee father was charmed and totally captivated by the warmth and spontaneity in mother's family, but probably even more by the relentless flow of gourmet cuisine, which to my grandparents and older aunts and uncles was just "good home cooking."

We never ate dog, however, but God knows what we may have ingested unknowingly that came from the kitchens in New York's China Town.

If anything could ever produce a celebration of genuine cultural diversity without suspicion, rancor or resentment, it would be in the realm of international cuisines.

Love an Octopus Today. Eat One Tomorrow! (They're if marinated in garlic, olive oil, and dry Vermouth overnight, then drained and charbroiled over an open flame the next day!)


~ FreeThinke

Shaw Kenawe said...

My dear Mr. Free Thinke,

I turned my nose up at the strange food when I was a child; but now that I'm an adult, I've put away those childish behaviors.

Except for the lamb's head, I enjoy all those foods, and cook them as well. (Although I confess I had a meal of tête de veau while visiting Honfleur, France, a few years ago.)

Cooking is a passion I inherited from my nonna, zie, and mamma. Although I specialize in the cucina d'Italia, I also love classic French dishes, as well as North African, Spanish, German [homemade spätzle], and a feeble attempt at Chinese and Japanese.

Perhaps our host will do a post on food someday so we can talk about our specialities--and, of course, the wines to go with them.

Your description of the dishes you create has me salivating.

I had a cooking blog and recorded my food photos and recipes on it.

Here's a link to my blog [which I stopped posting to a while ago, for reasons I won't get into here.]

That's me in the mask. My blognym was taken from the painting at the MFA in Boston, "Isabella and the Pot of Basil."

Apologies to the host for going off-topic.

OD357 said...

Man that's Ruff. Don't forget, "There's noting better on a hot day than a cold A&W root beer and a hot dog."

Jersey McJones said...

People in other parts of the world do sometimes eat dog meat. Obama was served it as a child.

Romney, that sleazy, rich, slob, put his family dog in a crate and strapped it to the top of a car on a long trip.

If one sees a moral equivalence there, then they are a moral vacuum.


Bunkerville said...

It was great as well to slap down Obama's minions over the Romney polygamy issue. They hit right back about the Obama family tree and the fact that he had an issue as well. Maybe we will start to have some smiles again. Hope so. Have a great Sunday.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Romney will make sure your kid can get an abortion, but Obama will make sure the abortion is a success.

Sgtfox said...

Shaw I looked over your blog and all I can say is that it's a Cat-astrophe!

Needless to say that it's a dog eat dog world. And I heard thats very popular in Kenya.
And did anyone ask BO if it was a caged dog or a free range dog that he ate?

I'm just waiting for Obama to eat Crow!

Z said...

"I know a great Spot"...THAT is SO clever. And Michael Vicks!! :-)

I have to admit that I was encouraged to eat the more exotic than normal foods growing up, too, but never dog, that's for sure. So, I absolutely don't think Obama should be taken to task for this and even found it a little silly, frankly.

But, I also find silly (and typical) the unfair characterizing by the Obama people of Romney and his dog riding on top of the car in a crate.....the minute any dog I know gets in a car, out pops his head so he can get the wind in his hair, so I look at Romney's trip with his dog as a doggie present!

I look at Axelrod's ridiculous comment about "This is how loving owners transport their dogs" (showing Obama in our limo with his namesake, BO) as just another insulting, dismissive Lefty comment toward any conservative.
"Ya, Dave, Romney hated his dog, that's why he was bringing it along on vacation instead of sticking Seamus in a kennel alone for 2 weeks." typical Obama thug insults..

SF...having said that, I do like how Romney's people are starting to take the gloves off. It's about time.
On the other hand, I hope they stick to the subjects more interesting to hurting AMericans than dogs, right?

Then we'll be on a roll (without dog...maybe some salami :-)

California Girl said...

If you Obama supporters honestly belief that everyone should be forced to live by Obama's Socialist values you should move to Saudi Arabia or Iran. If you believe in freedom and you want to be free - you need to understand that others have freedom as well. They have the freedom to do and say things that you don't approve of. And that includes how and what we and our children eat, smoke, drive and live. And if we want abortions or contraception's or whatever. We don't need Barack Obama or Moocheel to mandate anything we do.
When Michelle Obama told us we needed to eat healthy food, I didn’t care until they started replacing the lunches I had packed for my child and telling me what I should give my child to eat.
The First Amendment is being dismantled right before our eyes.This is reminiscent of what Fidel Castro did in Cuba.
Our Fascist dictator who ignores the constitution is taking control of everyone's life.
We, the People, need to wake up and take back our country.
Do not let this Administration do any more damage to our beloved country,

Ducky's here said...

Yeah, that's the campaign meme we're arguing about. Could it get any more freaking stupid?

We are a sorry fucking people.

California Girl said...

Ducky's here said...
"Yeah, that's the campaign meme we're arguing about. Could it get any more freaking stupid?"


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Marcobob69 said...

So now the “Queen” is telling the military how and what they can eat? Bet that went over big. Who the hell do these people think they are?

It's pretty hard to take a person like Michelle Obama with a butt as big as hers seriously when it comes to eating healthy.

And now she's telling our man and women in the military who have put their lives in the line in combat that they need salads!

Keep you damn grubby Progressive paws and your fat butt off my dinner plate.
Now that she's home from vacation I think she has too much time on her hands.

Teresa said...

The arrogance of the Obama administration - reelection campaign - is showing front and center, and in a very bad way. Their plan definitely backfired on them.

Ducky's here said...

Well Cali Girl, look at it this way.

If he ate dog then that kills the meme that he's a practicing Muslim.

That makes Glenn Beck sad.

Jarhead said...

Bravo Marcobob69, you hit the nail on the head.

Ducky's here, seems to be everywhere, like fly's on Horse-Shit.

Ducky's here said...

like fly's on horse-shit


think about that simile, airhead.

Liberalmann said...

Wow California Girl. Stupid much? Silly parrot.

Liberalmann said...

Romney's draconian tax plan and his allegiance to tax sheltering rich plus his indifference to average Americans and past as a Mormon Bishop will give Obama a landslide.

Hack said...

This highlights a big issue in the election. All these side issues we hear about...Romney and his dog, Romney's so called "polygamy" roots, birth control and the "War on Women" etc, tells me the Obama campaign and his supporters have nothing of substance to campaign on. Nothing. Because the fact of the matter is, even after the media doctors the statistics, the economy is still not good at all, and unemployment is still very very high. In addition to extremely high gas prices (which we oddly haven't heard anyone talk about lately) and a blatant attack on the Catholic church. You bet Romney has a chance at winning. The cards are all in his favor.

Ducky's here said...

Sorry Hack, but the so called attack on the Catholic church may play with the fringe religious right but the right wing freaks reaction to that brilliant rope-a-dope is going to turn a larger umber of moderates.

Ducky's here said...

So now the “Queen” is telling the military how and what they can eat? Bet that went over big. Who the hell do these people think they are?


"About a quarter of entry-level candidates for the military are too overweight to serve or to make it through their first enlistment, according to the Pentagon. And the Defense Department spends $1.1 billion a year on medical care related to excess weight and obesity.

Under the Military Health System’s new obesity and nutrition awareness campaign, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and lower-fat entrees will be coming to the 1,100 service member dining halls across the United States in coming months. Healthier choices will be turning up in base schools, vending machines and snack bars, too, affecting more than 1.5 million service members."

Time to shape up bobo.

Anonymous said...


Liberalmann is the reincarnation of Tokyo Rose.

The canard is Duxass Silly come back to life.

Jersey is America's answer to Lord Haw Haw.

viburnum said...

JMJ: "Romney, ... put his family dog in a crate and strapped it to the top of a car on a long trip." ( And yes, the ellipsis was to edit out your gratuitous abuse )

Is there some intrinsic difference between a dog in a travel kennel, and a horse in a trailer? I've hauled lots of horses lots of miles and none of them were ever the worse for the experience.

Z said...

"If he ate dog then that kills the meme that he's a practicing Muslim."

Actually, there are stories now telling the fact that it's illegal to eat dog meat in Indonesia, largely because of the high muslim population (remember, they're not big on others doing what they don't want them to do)....they'd have had to go on the black market to find dog meat. There's apparently a small group, a sect in West Java, which is known for eating dog meat, but that's hundreds of miles and several islands away from Obama's backyard when he lived there.

"That makes Glenn Beck sad."
I think it'd probably please him...
I do know it would cheer a LOT of Americans up.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Shaw Kenawe,

Mussels with sun dried tomatoes and orzo look so beautiful, I might even vote for Obama if it would enable me to share a generous portion of something so delectable. ;-)

Thank you for the reference.

Your "masque" is beautiful -- a work of art, itself.

I'm sure we'll be seeing each other again in the blogosphere.

I was right. Food is a great uniter even in today's sadly polarized environment.

The 'witching hour is upon us, so I must say, "Good night,

~ FreeThinke

Time2fixthismess said...

Do these marxist/socialist have any limits?? While her husband is running around censoring speech and limiting freedom of religion ..she’s running around limiting the choice of what we can eat.
Since when does the first lady who is not elected to anything get to go rollout an entire program to change the military food???? Seriously, these low life wanna be King and Queen are out of control!
Can you imagine the terror he’ll inflict during a second term?? I guarantee you if he get re-elected, he‘ll change it so that he’ll be in office forever..

California Girl said...

And Ducky! (A perfect name for a Quack) If you thought my post was untrue as you wrote on MY blog, READ THIS!!!!

North Carolina officials have said there was a misunderstanding when a preschooler’s homemade lunch was sent home for not meeting certain nutritional requirements, but now a second mother from the same school has come forward exclusively to The Blaze to say the same thing happened to her daughter.

Diane Zambrano says her 4-year-old daughter, Jazlyn, is in the same West Hoke Elementary School class as the little girl whose lunch gained national attention earlier this week. When Zambrano picked Jazlyn up from school late last month, she was told by Jazlyn’s teacher that the lunch she had packed that day did not meet the necessary guidelines and that Jazlyn had been sent to the cafeteria.

The lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter? A cheese and salami sandwich on a wheat bun with apple juice. The lunch she got in the cafeteria? Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.

"Better wake up folks. It’s Odumbo German Nazi Communist manifesto. They are trying to make this country like Nazi Germany!"

California Girl said...


When Jazlyn said she didn’t eat what her mother had made her, Zambrano went to her teacher and demanded to know what happened. She said the teacher told her an official had come through that day to inspect students’ lunches and that those who were lacking certain food groups were sent to the cafeteria. After she received her cafeteria food, the teacher told Zambrano, Jazlyn was told to put her homemade lunch back in her lunchbox and set it on the floor.

Am I allowed to use the words "Dirty Bastard" on this website?

Jarhead said...

If I remember correctly this is still America. And if this is still American then Obama's Gestapo or his self appointed Queen have no right whatsoever to tell you what you can feed your kids or refuse to let them eat what you gave them to eat in school or anywhere else..

Is this becoming a Police state, or haven't you noticed "YET"??

And I have news for you kool-aide drinkers, if you aren’t concerned and outraged, you better pay attention and get concerned.. Yes even you Liberal's.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

My poor dog has been hiding under the bed since he heard that Our Dear Leader Eats Dogs and other small animals...

Z said...

CaliforniaGirl..Ducky denied my first article on schools telling moms what their kids could eat, and then finally stopped when I posted more articles....he's at it again!?

Anonymous said...

I am going to vote for Vice President versus President. Then maybe will find a good candidate.

Redneck Ron

Ducky's here said...

z, you're full of it gain, there was a misunderstanding with a single student at the school and there was no policy to replace lunches.

As usual you've been sniffing around Glenn Beck or World News Daily and you are demonstrating extreme tunnel vision.

98ZJUSMC said...

The Debonair Dudes World said...
My poor dog has been hiding under the bed since he heard that Our Dear Leader Eats Dogs and other small animals...

Mine, forced me to bookmark the website that sells car-top kennels. He wants one for his next birthday.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

98ZJUSMC said...

The Debonair Dudes World said...
My poor dog has been hiding under the bed since he heard that Our Dear Leader Eats Dogs and other small animals...

Mine, forced me to bookmark the website that sells car-top kennels. He wants one for his next birthday

Then be a good Daddy and get him one!

MathewK said...

Romney has the intellect to wipe the floor with Obama, not to mention the experience. Obama is bereft of ideas, ability and integrity.

Anonymous said...

What kind of parent would name his or her child JAZLYN?

That's not a NAME, it's a regrettable, vulgar fabrication that stems from ignorance.

It's either Jacqueline or Jocelyn. "Jackelyn" is wrong too, but at least it represents a legitimate name.

Maybe I'll call my next boy child Rapert, Looshus, Giggledy, Rubbatyro, Hipottanuse, or Dumbassthenes? Why NOT?

JAZLYN!!! Nor even Jazzelyn for Gawd's sake!


The age we livine in may be all we have, but it SUX.

~ PhreeThyncke

Anonymous said...


That's it.


That's the New Spanish for George.

Or how about LORRINSE -- or HARRI?


~ FT