You may have encountered some of the outrage on the left over how Mitt Romney traveled with his dog, Seamus, on the roof of his car nearly three decades ago.
Organizations like ABC thoroughly investigated the matter, reporting:
Seamus’ 1983 trip from Boston to a summer cottage in Ontario, Canada, inside a dog carrier lashed atop the family’s Chevrolet, has become a regular barb in Romney’s side and is routinely used by his critics to paint him as uncaring.
Mitt Romney told Sawyer that the Seamus attacks were the most wounding of the campaign “so far,” but Anne Romney insisted the dog loved traveling that way and looked forward to trips.
But now, Jim Treacher at the Daily Caller is reporting something similar, but decidedly worse, about Barack Obama.
Apparently, the president has actually eaten dog.
Barack Obama wrote in his book Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance:
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). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.
This has led to some hilarious conclusions, as Treacher writes: "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."
A Twitter hashtag has even begun on the topic. Tweets thus far have included:
@lheal: Hambeagle Helper
@ExurbanKevin: German Shepherd's Pie
@BobHicks: Chihuahua Chimichanga.
@SequelCreek: I love dogs! It's just that I can never finish a whole one by myself.
Treacher himself commented: "On Facebook, there’s a page called Pet Lovers for Obama. I’m going to go check out their recipes."
(H/T: Daily Caller)