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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:35 PM

Bo has proven to be a bad choice for Presidental Dog

Ever since Bo was announced as the pick for first dog, I thought of it as Obama's first mistake. Now many mistakes have followed that bad choice on the part of President Barack Obama, but at least this one can be corrected. There has been some talk of Bo being dumped as the first dog and a new puppy chosen in his place. Why not?

Bo has proven to be a rather ineffective and weak presence as the vice president. We went from FDR's dog, Fala showing that a first dog can play an important part in a partnership with the president and have a good deal of power, to Bo going back to the traditional weak and hidden presidential dog of the past.

I bet if you asked 10 random Americans in the street, many of them wouldn't even know who Bo is, or could even name him as the current first dog. And don't get me started about him sleeping in front of the fireplace on that Christmas Card.

This dog brings nothing to the table as ....

(Note to self: Find out the name of Hilary's dog before posting)



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Reply Bo has proven to be a bad choice for Presidental Dog (Original post)
FSogol Dec 2011 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2011 #1
napoleon_in_rags Dec 2011 #30
GoneOffShore Dec 2011 #49
lamp_shade Dec 2011 #2
lapislzi Dec 2011 #3
PatSeg Dec 2011 #4
Missy Vixen Dec 2011 #5
pansypoo53219 Dec 2011 #22
MADem Dec 2011 #50
SoCalDem Dec 2011 #51
DCKit Dec 2011 #53
MADem Dec 2011 #56
JustAnotherGen Dec 2011 #6
lunatica Dec 2011 #7
Tx4obama Dec 2011 #25
lunatica Dec 2011 #32
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #44
csziggy Dec 2011 #58
hifiguy Dec 2011 #63
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #69
DCKit Dec 2011 #54
Aerows Dec 2011 #60
hifiguy Dec 2011 #62
treestar Dec 2011 #8
Motown_Johnny Dec 2011 #9
csziggy Dec 2011 #12
Motown_Johnny Dec 2011 #14
MADem Dec 2011 #57
Missy Vixen Dec 2011 #17
classof56 Dec 2011 #18
FSogol Dec 2011 #24
beam me up scottie Dec 2011 #33
classof56 Dec 2011 #42
Pirate Smile Dec 2011 #37
FSogol Dec 2011 #41
Motown_Johnny Dec 2011 #48
Wait Wut Dec 2011 #55
UTUSN Dec 2011 #10
CakeGrrl Dec 2011 #11
treestar Dec 2011 #13
flamingdem Dec 2011 #20
DesertFlower Dec 2011 #15
slackmaster Dec 2011 #16
Arugula Latte Dec 2011 #27
kiva Dec 2011 #31
femrap Dec 2011 #35
hifiguy Dec 2011 #64
flamingdem Dec 2011 #19
Jello Biafra Dec 2011 #21
badgerpup Dec 2011 #23
Arugula Latte Dec 2011 #28
badgerpup Dec 2011 #61
Arugula Latte Dec 2011 #67
tammywammy Dec 2011 #46
Texas Lawyer Dec 2011 #26
Tyrs WolfDaemon Dec 2011 #29
beam me up scottie Dec 2011 #34
femrap Dec 2011 #36
Tyrs WolfDaemon Dec 2011 #52
Odin2005 Dec 2011 #38
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 #39
bluestate10 Dec 2011 #40
DFab420 Dec 2011 #68
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #43
Chiyo-chichi Dec 2011 #45
Honeycombe8 Dec 2011 #47
csziggy Dec 2011 #59
Honeycombe8 Dec 2011 #65
csziggy Dec 2011 #66
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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:41 PM

1. I think a bigger question is

Will the cat people vote for Obama??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:58 PM

30. That post satyrizes this post:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/100285183
Not that you don't know dragon, but I noticed this is going to greatest page and this is exactly the sort of thing I sometimes see there without context that confuses me, so I am noting it here for those who wonder.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:11 PM

49. This cat person will

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:42 PM

2. Rec... Bad dog. Bad, bad dog.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:44 PM

3. Lacks the gravitas of a Checkers, imo.

Republicans blocking Obama's choice for First Cat?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:45 PM

4. Okay, I gave it a rec

When I first read this, I didn't know what it was referring to. Went out "there" and now I get it!

Well done!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:46 PM

5. Bill Clinton had a chocolate Lab named Buddy

shortly after he left the White House. Buddy got hit by a car when he managed to get out of the house. We are extra-careful with our chocolate Lab, Moose, as a result.

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Response to Missy Vixen (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:40 PM

22. i met a different breed this summer. i guess very prone to get out + run away.

was 'run' over by a truck too. but nice dog.

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Response to Missy Vixen (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:38 AM

50. The girl who killed poor Buddy was seventeen and a new driver, too.

Can you imagine how she must have freaked out?

I felt bad for Buddy--he seemed like a nice dog.

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Response to MADem (Reply #50)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:04 AM

51. Minor quibble.. the person who killed poor Buddy

was the person who let him off-leash, so he could wander into traffic.

Whomever was in charge of watching him that day, made a fatal error ...fatal for Buddy and no doubt traumatizing for that person who could not stop in time.

Labs are rambunctious bounders, who are very much like a perpetual 3 yr old..must be watched at all times, and protected from their own boisterous nature

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #51)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:25 AM

53. Damn good point.

 

My colllie/Aust. Shepherd mix has the personality of of fun (sometimes serious) grandma by comparison.

On the other hand, his brother is a complete doofus, but still a sweet puppy dog.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #51)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:24 PM

56. I don't know what the circumstances were.

He might have bolted out the door, for all I know, and not been on a leash at all.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:46 PM

6. I would like to nominate

My painted back turtle R. (Roscoe) Jack for VP. He looks cool, likes hanging out under the sun lamp (has that in common with the Speaker of the House to break the ice), great hunter, highly entertaining little guy. And he doesn't say much.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:46 PM

7. Does Joe Biden even have a dog?!

I mean, really, does he even care?

LOL!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 03:32 PM

25. Joe Biden named the puppy he got in 2008: Champ



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 07:41 PM

32. Cute!

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:54 PM

44. I'd like to see a picture of Champ that is more recent.

How big is he? Bound to have grown a lot.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #44)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:24 PM

58. Here is one of Champ at one year old



http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20493411,00.html

There were mentions that Biden was going to get a second dog that would be a rescue dog, but I found no pictures of any dog since the 2009 pic of Champ.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #58)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:45 PM

63. "Now why did I jump into this fountain?

I can't remember what I was chasing!"

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Response to csziggy (Reply #58)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:17 PM

69. Great picture. Great dog. Suits Biden to a T.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:26 AM

54. Shame on those who didn't think Joe was a dog person. nt

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:42 PM

60. AWWW!

Is that a German Shepherd? He's precious.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:43 PM

62. What a sweet-looking pup

and I am a cat person.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:46 PM

8. . . .



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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:47 PM

9. he's all fluff







P.S. I don't believe that he can't swim, this seems to be a hit piece.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:57 PM

12. OMG - Bo was born in Texas?!!! That can't be good!

As for swimming, throw him in the water, he'll figure it out. After all didn't canines invent the "dog paddle"?

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Response to csziggy (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:01 PM

14. the tomatoes thing is also suspect, but I have no evidence

to the contrary


Also, he left Texas early enough that I think there is still hope.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:25 PM

57. He'll have to do all the reelection campaigning there, for all the good it'll do the ticket! nt

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:27 PM

17. Our dog, Moose, is more than happy to teach Bo how to swim

Moose and Bo can repair to the "dog Disneyland" of the Pacific Northwest, Redmond, WA's Marymoor Park. There is NOTHING our dog loves more than swimming in the Sammamish Slough.

http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/inventory/marymoor/offleash.aspx



Moose will even bring some of his favorite dried sweet potato treats to share with Bo!

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:28 PM

18. Hold on a minute--has he produced his birth certificate??

I mean, the original one on file with the State of Texas? What is the First Family hiding, huh??

I think he's very cute and the fact that he was a gift from Ted and Vicki Kennedy--well, that makes him all the more special!

You go, Bo!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:54 PM

24. Bo is an anchor baby?

Or is it anchor puppy?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:17 PM

33. Oh so that's what the papers are for...

I don't have my papers, officer, my dog uh...ate them.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:35 PM

42. Hee-hee! Good one!

Thanx for the chuckle!

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:58 PM

37. I think he's a "snow" dog, not a "water" dog.







He's such a fluff ball - sometimes he doesn't look real. His legs are like furry tree trunks.

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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:08 PM

41. Bo is a Kenyan Water Collie, right?

Cute pics, by the way.

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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:08 PM

48. Then they should have named him "By-Tor"

Rush is still the official band of DU3, right?

http://upload.democraticunderground.com/1018281

^snip^

NEW DU3 RULES: The official band of DU3 will now be Rush





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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:25 AM

55. I've never seen these!

Yay for snow puppies!!!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:48 PM

10. R#10 & K for, bwah-ha-ha!1 n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:49 PM

11. Bo needs to be replaced by a cat

This is Nobama's only chance in 2012.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 01:59 PM

13. lol

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:29 PM

20. For the female vote?

hmmm Good idea, he should name it "Hillary"! lol

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:24 PM

15. i think bo is cute.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:26 PM

16. I miss Socks

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:32 PM

27. Me too ... Socks was the best presidential pet ever!

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 07:38 PM

31. Yes, loved Socks.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:47 PM

64. What a great pic.

"Next question, please."

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:29 PM

19. Bo has got to go, NOW!

He brings nothing to the table but a chewed up bone, out!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:42 PM

23. My cat D'Artagnan has presidential potential...

Big, lean, handsome, regal head with presidential hair...er...fur.
Only thing is he's kinda moody...not a quality you look for in a President.

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Response to badgerpup (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:33 PM

28. But ... he's black and he has a funny foreign name! I think it's FRENCH!

I also heard he wasn't born in the US of A.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:25 PM

61. *sniff*


Oh, that was just...beautiful.

He was born in the USA...at least according to the adoption papers I got from the pound...

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Response to badgerpup (Reply #61)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:55 PM

67. Well, Donald Trump needs to investigate further ...

But may I say he is one fine looking feline!

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Response to badgerpup (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:49 PM

46. My cat, Monty, has presidential pose



or not.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 05:31 PM

26. Nothing wrong with Bo, but there were dozens of better puppies that brought more to the kennel ....

If Bo simply refuses to be house-broken, is it so wrong to kennel him at the farm in order to bring a more disciplined into the house? Have you ever thought that Bo might like it better at the farm, with all the rabbits?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:38 PM

29. Obama should get a pair of wolves for the White House grounds

We can feed them Republicans every few days along with re-establishing wolves in the region.

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Response to Tyrs WolfDaemon (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:20 PM

34. My cat just told me he'd rather starve than eat a republican.

He has food issues.

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Response to femrap (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:20 AM

52. This would be great. Obama could get a Borzoi just to F' with the repubs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borzoi


I can see it now. They would all be like "Getting a Russian Wolfhound proves he is a Communist!"
"The Russians have taken over the White House!"
"My god, Obama isn't a Kenyan...He's KGB!"

and so on.


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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:58 PM

38. LMAO!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:03 PM

39. I believe this story is meant to distract us from the war. Wag the dog!

 

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:07 PM

40. The major reason why the dog was chosen is that Sasha isn't allergic to it.

Do you think that President Obama should have risked potentially severe sickness of one of his beloved children to chose a dog that some of his critics would have preferred that he pick?

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #40)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:59 PM

68. I can't tell if you are serious and missed the point completely or not..

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:52 PM

43. The central question is whether Bo will attract the money -- the corporate

donors and the little old dog-crazy ladies in the boondocks.

Hillary's dog will probably out-fund-raise Bo, but then we would have to put with Hillary's personality -- and her many corporate donors.

So, I'd rather stick with Bo even if he isn't an effective fundraiser.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:59 PM

45. I knew Misty Malarky Ying Yang.

Misty Malarky Ying Yang was a friend of mine.
Bo, you're no Misty Malarky Ying Yang.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:54 PM

47. Maybe he can write a book, like Barbara Bush's Millie. Or get a girlfriend, like Barney...

Bo's problem is, sadly, that he is like Obama: He likes to jog, play sports, and he's bi-racial (black and white).

(sarcasm)

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #47)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:29 PM

59. Bo already has a book out!

Bo, America's Commander in Leash
http://www.obama-dog.com/blog/2009/10/new-bo-books-hits-the-shelves.html

Though he didn't write it himself.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #59)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:07 PM

65. He does???!!! Well, why aren't the Dems plugging it???

How dare you impune Bo's character by saying someone ghost wrote his book!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #65)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:37 PM

66. Maybe it's just that Bo is too modest to claim the credit for his book!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #66)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:24 PM

70. Just so long as Samuel L. Jackson reads the audiobook version.

 

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