OK, I’ll admit that the whole “OMG! Obama ate dog!” thing is pretty stupid, but then so is the “Seamus rode on the top of the car, as cold as a Bain Capital man’s heart” thing. But you know, we didn’t start the whole “Candidate hates animals” war. I deal with a person who is still convinced that Sarah Palin personally shot wolves from a helicopter, just because she could. I could well see her believing “Obama ate dog!” without any of the qualifiers. Maybe this will lose him some of the orthodox Muslim vote, or confuse the “Obama is a Muslim” crowd. Not a bad thing. And interestingly, the passage from “Dreams” talks about the belief that one takes on the qualities of the animals one eats…which means that our President is, a ritual sense, a dog.
Is this manufactured outrage somehow wrong? I dunno; I’m just playing by the rules…you know, these rules?
RULE 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
RULE 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy.
UPDATE: more tasty Photoshops here.