Thursday, September 9, 2010

His Life As A Dog

Bowser Obama has a bad habit of going off script (or off TelePrompter) when he's in a crowd of his supporters. It rarely turns out well. At a Labor Day rally of unionists in Milwaukee, Obama moaned: "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington are not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true."

Personally, I wouldn't insult anything as noble and loyal as a dog by comparing it to Obama, but I might go so far as to compare him to a puppy. His bark is worse than his bite. He runs around in circles chasing his tail. He has no sense of dignity or decorum. I'm pretty sure if Michelle weren't around, he'd pee on the carpet. He jumps up and down with joy at the least accomplishment, although we haven't yet been lucky enough to teach him how to play dead.

Others far better-known and more widely-published than I have had a field day with the remark. Says Jim Geraghty at National Review: "Man, so many punchlines, so little space -- this dog has had its day, we're on to his dog-and-pony show, he's made a dog's breakfast of the economy, this explains why he always acts like he ate his own homework, the White House has gone to the dogs, he's howling at the moon, something about a ruined carpet, we feel like a fire hydrant, chasing the mailman, we're all dog-tired of him, and finally, who let this dog out?"

At Michelle Malkin's site we get: "If by 'like a dog' Obama means that every one year of his presidency feels like seven, I'm forced to agree with him. Otherwise it's a little insulting, if for no other reason than that there are many breeds of dogs that could run the country at a lower unemployment rate. How exactly does one talk about somebody like a dog? Or are the 'powerful interests' talking to a dog -- or are they speaking as a dog? Are the 'powerful interests' dog haters? Are the 'powerful interests' democrats who are trying to get re-elected? It's anybody's guess . . . I officially take back everything I wrote this summer -- I liked him better when he was on vacation."

At Pundit and Pundette, the following: "His handlers should never let him go off-prompter. In front of a friendly crowd he becomes even more full of himself and starts improvising what he seems to think are witty remarks. This one was just plain weird. And who exactly are these mean 'powerful interests'? Not the unions, I suppose, since he's speaking to a union crowd. Maybe he's talking about Nancy Pelosi? Or George Soros? Maybe Michelle is mad at him? We need to get to the bottom of this."

Considering that dogs are loyal, brave, fiercely protective of their people, and smart enough to learn from their mistakes, I fail to see any comparison to a dog. Unless, of course, you're talking about a hangdog, or a bad dog, or a hot dog, or a dirty dog, or the male offspring of a female dog, or the dog in the manger, in which case I find the analogy perfectly apt.

27 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

nice collection of goodies, Hawk. "His handlers should never let him go off-prompter. In font of a friendly crowd he becomes so full of himself . . " all good, all true.

Maggie almost chocked on her nylabone when she heard that one.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: At my house, the cats are doing their little feline snicker, knowing that nobody would ever compare Obama to a cat. LOL

I can think of one version of "cat" they they might accuse him of being, but I won't repeat it on a family blog.

AndrewPrice said...

Yeah, maybe he meant a hot dog?

Actually, the Democrats talk all the time about Republicans speaking in "code". That's what this was. Obama was talking to blacks, trying to tell them that he's being spoken to like white racists used to talk to blacks in the 1960s.

I thought Malkin was particularly funny.

Tam said...

I've often thought of Dear Leader as the unspeakable cat word, not so much as a dog.

On an unrelated side note, the Florida pastor called off his koran burning. Thank goodness! Now the muslims won't hate us anymore. That was close!

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: I'm sure you're right. But let's not forget that dogs are considered "unclean" among his many Islamic supporters, so I'm sure that was part of it as well.

Malkin nailed it, both with her rapier humor, but also by pointing out that Mr. Columbia/Harvard/University of Chicago Obama can't even use proper grammar to get his message out properly. Were the writers talking like dogs? Were they treating him as if he were a dog. Are there powerful dogs with special interests who were speaking of him? We were taught to be very careful using the word "like" in composition since it can completely distort the intended meaning of the sentence.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tam: I had already written an article on the Koran-burning, and then heard that the event was canceled. After reviewing the article, I decided the real message contained in the article continues to be valid regardless of the pastor's actions, so it will show up here tomorrow morning. In addition, there is already serious question about what motivated his change of mind, including the apparently refuted allegation that world traveler and Islamist propagandist for the mosque, al Rauf, is planning on meeting with him to discuss moving the location of the mosque.

In any event, I'm sure you're right. Now that the Koran won't be burned, the religion of peace will quickly return to loving us and doing no harm.

StanH said...

“A dogs life!” Perhaps this is how Barry feels about himself? A pampered pedigree who loves the taste of Kobe beef, instead we’ve mistaken him for a mutt, whoops! …my bad, that’s what he said about himself, now I’m confused : - (

BevfromNYC said...

Yes, I love when Obama gets all colloquial-y. It sounds so natural you almost wonder whether going to Harvard and Columbia aren't just a waste of money...

And WOW, we dodged a big "bullet" with the Koran burning. I was actually waiting for him to be arrested on some trumped up charge. How much you want to bet the IRS will try to pull his tax exempt status...

rlaWTX said...

maybe he's in the doghouse with the boss?

Patti said...

dog days of summer, indeed!

Joel Farnham said...

LawHawk,

If Obama is a dog, has he been treated for distemper?

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: When he was deciding what kind of dog he's get for himself, I heard he was getting a Portuguese water dog. At first I thought he meant John Kerry's wife, but it turned out otherwise.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: He even pronounced the word the way one would expect from an uneducated hick. More like dauwg than dog. I'd have no problem with that if he weren't so damned pretentious most of the time. That alleged Columbia/Harvard education really was like putting lipstick on a pig (another animal unclean to his big bloc of supporters).

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: He considers himself top dog, therefore he has no boss. Now move over and let the big dog eat his waffle.

LawHawkRFD said...

Patti: And it doesn't help that the Republicans keep dogging his every move.

LawHawkRFD said...

Joel: I don't think so. I also don't think he's been neutered yet. But come November . . . .

StanH said...

That was mean Hawk, but funny!

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: I know. I need help. I have to fight my mean gene, and I usually lose. LOL

LL said...

If he piddles on the Constitution, he needs to have the newspaper taken to his bottom.

What's so odd about that?

Bark Obama should pick another name in my opinion anyway, because we don't want him to "speak" that much anymore.

Individualist said...

Lawhawk

I don't really mind having a dog in the whitehouse honest I don't

but it is those nasty biting Pelosi Style Congressional Demoncratic Fleas that I can do without.

LawHawkRFD said...

LL: I'd love to see him being slapped on the nose with a soggy New York Times. That'll teach you to piddle on the Constitution, you bad dog.

LawHawkRFD said...

Individualist: I like the Congressional analogy to fleas. Although I would disagree with you on one point. Nancy Pelosi is the largest dog tick in all of history, not merely a flea.

LawHawkRFD said...

I just thought of another one. Obama's looking a little dog-eared lately, isn't he?

BevfromNYC said...

Yeah, nothing seems to mutt-er to him...

I know, lame.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: I liked it. When he went off TelePrompter, something just curred to him. (Well, it's no worse than 'muttered').

Writer X said...

The dog at the jobs? The economy? The recession?

The possibilities are endless. Having the thinnest skinned president ever, he's a gaffe a minute.

LawHawkRFD said...

WriterX: I love it--"a gaffe a minute." I hope you were able to watch the press conference this morning. Obama was unable or unwilling to answer a single question directly, and fell back on talking points of the left--particularly when it came to the issue of the Ground Zero mosque. Woof, woof. "We shouldn't judge an entire religion based on the acts of a few radicals" arf, arf, bow wow.

Sit, stay, roll over and play dead. Good dog.

Post a Comment