Obama’s New Racist Puppy


Yes, the Obamas have a new puppy, another Portuguese water dog, and the White House website and the press corps are all atwitter over the news. I can’t really imagine why anyone would care, but some people do. Even less, though, can I imagine what the point was when Tucker Carlson’s insipid rag the Daily Caller felt the need to end an article about it with this line:

“A Portuguese Water Dog can range in cost wildly. On average, one will pay between $1,400 and $2,000. President Barack Obama has this breed of animal,” according to an answer on Ask.com.

With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs.

The Obamas do not have any white dogs.

The article has no byline. I see why. Seriously, WTF?

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    Actually, Bo is black and white. He’s an integrated dog. That makes it all the worse, of course.

  2. daved says

    @2 — yup, any decent picture of Bo shows that he has extensive white patches on his legs and chest. Not sure about Sunny.

  3. says

    What I found more interesting is that they had to highlight the supposed cost of the dog (which they have no hard evidence for) in order to make the President look like a elitist snob.

    Conservatives, the true champions of the working class.

  4. raven says

    Given how many dogs and cats are black, there must be a huge number of anti-white racists running around.

    Oddly enough, most of those are…white themselves.

    PS Some antiviral software programs indicate that the Daily Caller, one of the more mindless websites, is a supplier of malware. I won’t even click on it just for that reason.

  5. Alverant says

    Given the difficulty black cats and dogs have when it comes to being adopted, this is just insult to injury.

  6. Chiroptera says

    A Portuguese Water Dog can range in cost wildly. On average, one will pay between $1,400 and $2,000.

    So? Aren’t conservatives willing to pay that much for a light bulb just to ensure that it’s not energy efficient?

  7. John Pieret says

    The article has no byline.

    While it is located in an awkward spot, the perpetrator appears to be one Patrick Howley, “reporter.”

  8. raven says

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    I’ll let someone with more time and bigger ovaries see if they still have it. It’s such a trivial rag, it isn’t worth worrying about. Or visiting. IIRC, they’ve been predicting the end of the world for about forever and been wrong for about forever.

  9. raven says

    Given the difficulty black cats and dogs have when it comes to being adopted, this is just insult to injury.

    True.

    One of my cats is black. I suppose that means I’m a witch and a racist.

    The reality is that I’m just someone who has a black cat. The true meaing is that she is just an old, fuzzy, overweight cat.

  10. dingojack says

    Perhaps the Obamas should have bought a pony.

    Capt. Ramsey Speaking of horses did you ever see those Lipizzaner stallions.

    Hunter: What?

    Capt. Ramsey From Portugal. The Lipizzaner stallions. The most highly trained horses in the world. They’re all white?

    Hunter: Yes, sir.

    Capt. Ramsey: “Yes, sir” you’re aware they’re all white or “Yes, sir” you’ve seen them?

    Hunter: Yes, sir I’ve seen them. Yes, sir I was aware that they’re are all white. They are not from Portugal; they’re from Spain and at birth, they’re not white; they’re black. Sir.

    Capt. Ramsey: I didn’t know that. But they are from Portugal.

    Dingo

  11. magistramarla says

    Well, I guess that makes me really elitist.
    My daughter paid a total of $1200 for my German Shepherd, with paying the breeder and paying to have him flown to her.
    She’s an animal trainer, so she then trained him to be her “demo dog” when she was teaching dog training classes.
    She later fully trained him to be a service dog for me. I’ve heard that a fully trained service animal is highly valuable, so that makes my dog more expensive than the President’s dogs.
    Does that make me more elitist than the Obama’s?
    I think that I’m just thankful to have my sweet boy around to help me to get around!

  12. says

    Earlier this week, I had a dream that America elected a second black president: My brother’s cat. He lorded it over me by sitting on my chest. He was also wearing a cute tie like a more memetic black cat.

  13. dingojack says

    I wonder what were colour of all those critters that Theodore Roosevelt’s kids owned?
    Dingo
    ——–
    Wait now – wasn’t Checkers black and white?

  14. cptdoom says

    Actually, Bo is black and white. He’s an integrated dog. That makes it all the worse, of course.

    Yeah, but I heard from Fox and Friends that he secretly hates the white parts of himself and is in league with all the other black dogs to get all the white dogs sent to the pound.

  15. lldayo says

    Crap, I have a black and white cat and an orange and white cat. I guess I’m racist against asians? I can’t figure it out!

  16. says

    There’s an article in Salon chastising the Obamas for not opting to get a pit bull in order to redeem the breed’s reputation.

    When did it become anyone else’s business what kind of pet the president’s family decides to get?

  17. steffp says

    @ dingojack, #14
    Neither Spain nor Portugal…
    Lipizzaner horses originally were bred at Lipica, Slovenia. Part of the breeding stock came from Spain, but Neapolitan and Arab horses contributed, too. The horses were and are widely used at the “Spanish Court Riding School” at Vienna, Austria.
    The stud farm has an interesting history, especially during and after WW1. Part of the breeding stock was brought to Kladruby nad Labem (now Czech Republic), later moved to Topoľčianky, (now Slovakia),another to Austria, and later returned to Lipica, which then belonged to Italy.
    In WW2, the Germans concentrated all Lipizzaner stock at Hostau (Germany). That stock was later distributed between Italy and Austria.
    These days, Lipizzaner are bred in Austria, Slovenia,Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, and Bosnia . Private breeders in the US, South Africa, France and Denmark.
    None in Spain or Portugal.

  18. says

    steffp “Part of the breeding stock came from Spain, but Neapolitan and Arab horses contributed, too.”
    It should be pointed out that the Neapolitan was eventually thrown out, after people kept eating only the chocolate part and putting the rest back.

  19. eric says

    What I found more interesting is that they had to highlight the supposed cost of the dog (which they have no hard evidence for) in order to make the President look like a elitist snob.

    I’m pretty pro-get-your-dog-from-the-pound, but this particular breed in hypoallergenic. Don’t know who (if anyone) in the family might be allergic, but even being pro-pound, I’m perfectly comfortable with an allergic dog-lover paying (more) money to get a dog that won’t trigger their allergies.

  20. Pen says

    Could someone please find out whether Obama takes milk in his coffee? Concerned voters need to know!

  21. says

    eric:

    I believe they said one of the daughters has allergies, which is why they didn’t get a rescue dog as they originally had planned.

    I wonder how the Daily Caller would have handled a report that President Romney had bought a new dancing horse?

  22. says

    During the 1960s, my grandparents lived in the South. They had a small black dog that gave birth to a black puppy. While I was visiting, we took the puppy to the vet for immunization. When the vet stuck the dog with his needle, the puppy squealed. The vet looked up at us, and in a pronounced drawl said: guess he don’t like bein’ black.

    The Daily Caller is well-suited to life in the Deep South, circa 1964.

  23. karmacat says

    I did read the Obamas gave money to an organization that rescues pet animals (the Humane society or something like that). Personally, I am partial to rescuing greyhounds. I don’t think they are hypoallergenic but they do come in many colors

  24. sezme says

    The Daily Caller should just shut up and be happy the Obama’s didn’t get a rainbow colored dog.

  25. drizzt says

    I have a white caniche, a half-white half-black cat a and a black cat, so am I a half-warlock, or a full one ? What spells can I cast without incurring cross-class penalties ? Can I cast Heal Light Wounds without it costing me a leg and an arm ? Come on Daily Caller, answer me!

  26. says

    “While it is located in an awkward spot, the perpetrator appears to be one Patrick Howley, “reporter.”

    Would that make that last sentence (and the rest of the “article”) a “howler”?

    I can’t believe that Fucker Clearlyscum’s investigation didn’t touch on the feed bill for the animals; do you have any idea what free-range, organic arugula is going for, these days?

  27. cjcolucci says

    If memory serves, the first dog was a gift from the not-then-late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and there were a few awkward coughs and titters about his owning Portugese Water Dogs.

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