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[Content Note: Animal cruelty.]

The Romney campaign responded to the most recent round of whatthefuckery regarding Mitt and Ann Romney's mistreatment of their family dog, and naturally it was not to acknowledge that maybe there's something to the concerns about the decision-making regarding a vulnerable and trusting animal in the Romneys' care, but to point out (video starts playing automatically at link) that President Barack Obama mentioned in his memoir Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance he ate dog meat as a child while living in Indonesia.

Obama lived in Indonesia from the ages of six to ten, approximately.

image of Dudley making a WTF face and saying, 'Are you fucking kidding me?'

Leaving aside (seriously: leave it aside) discussion about the ethics of meat-eating and cultural disparities in favored meats, the Romney campaign is comparing something that Obama did as a child at the behest of a step-father who was introducing him to a faith tradition that includes the belief "that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate," to the conscious acts of highly privileged adults who endangered their family pet for convenience.

That the Romney campaign believes these two things to be equivalent is truly absurd.

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