Maybe this piece that Mark Steyn wrote for National Review got away from him. But maybe not. Maybe Mark feels the President is ‘The Other.’ You know: The N*gger President.
It starts off snotty and contemptuous (even for Steyn). Taking for granted the President is a dog-eater, it goes:
Cuisines from My Stepfather
By Mark Steyn
A couple of days ago, Obama-campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war. “I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a ten-year-old boy,” he sniffed to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell . .
Employing the lighthearted elan of asshole, Steyn plays coy with his Obama disgust. He lightens his piece with dog breeds and canine metaphors. It’s all so cute, all for larrffs, woof. But it’s obnoxious for getting wound up in spite of the truth: Barack was a boy. Good lord, Mark. But Steyn’s getting paid, so:
Confronted by the revelation that his preferred candidate only swings by the Humane Society for the all-you-can-eat buffet, [Jeremy Funk] huffs that this is “false equivalence.” “A six-year-old with no choice in the matter” is not the same as a grown man choosing to place his dog on the roof of his vehicle. My Canadian compatriot Kate McMillan, a dog breeder, advised Mr. Funk to “try this experiment–sit a normal, American 6 year old down at a plate and tell him it’s dog meat. Watch what happens.”
See? The guy’s not normal. There’s something . . wrong.
Meanwhile, back in the female-friendly party, Obama’s father was a polygamist; his grandfather was a polygamist; and his great-grandfather was a polygamist who had one more wife (five in total) than Romney’s great-grandfather. It seems President Obama is the first male in his line not to be a polygamist. So, given the “gender gap,” maybe those 86 percent of American women are way cooler with polygamy than Governor Schweitzer thinks. Maybe these liberal chicks really dig it.
This Barack is the first non-polygamist in his family for maybe thousands of years. And if you think that rehabilitates him, watch him eat your pets. See?
But comedy aside, let’s get to the matter, friends. This is where Mark really begins:
This is nothing to do with young Barack being six or ten years old and meekly eating whatever was put in front of him. He was 34 years old when he wrote the passage quoted above and ten years older when he recorded the audio edition. And, as both versions make plain, he thinks it’s kinda cool, and he knows that to the average upscale white liberal it has the electric frisson of the exotic other.
This is where differences matter. He’s used otherness to thrill the white liberal voter. And that’s how America ended up with a n*gger president. Good golly. Look at what it’s done to the country:
Obama is correct that certain cultures believe a man takes on the powers of whatever he eats. In Liberia, where presidential contests are somewhat more primal than in this effete republic, Samuel Doe was captured by some of his eventual successor’s, ah, campaign staff, who cut off President Doe’s ears and then fed them to him. They then removed His Excellency’s genitals and wound up in a fight over who should get them, believing that the still not quite yet late president’s powers would be transferred to whoever got to chow down on the crown jewels. I’m not suggesting that President Obama has eaten a human penis, because, if he had, he’d almost certainly have boasted about it to the impressionable NPR ninnies who gobbled up his memoirs. But I am suggesting that Mitt Romney might like to consider it for next year’s Inauguration Day.
Cannibalism, etc. Africa as well. Liberals have opened wide the barn doors of America. We might vote for a shit-eating pig, or a crow with a gizzard full of road kill. When candidate Obama mentioned his fierce tribalism, we swooned over what good white Southern gentility and grace fought for years. We’ve forgotten there are uncivilized forces that intrude upon politics. Cock sushi, for one.
. . any revulsion to dog-eating is trumped by revulsion to criticizing any of the rich, vibrant cultural diversity out there in Indonesia or anywhere else. Most polygamy in the developed world is nothing to do with Mormons: It’s widely practiced by Western Muslims, whose plural marriages . .
You get the drift.
. . 57 percent of Pakistani Britons are married to their first cousins, with attendant increases in their children’s congenital birth defects. Bur the comics save their inbreeding jokes for stump-toothed West Virginians enjoying a jigger of moonshine and a bunk-up with their sisters . .
And you get the drift.
. . Ayatollah Khomeini produced a hierarchy of “the uncleans”: Dogs are at Number Six, Infidels are at Number Eight, and Number Eleven is “the sweat of an unlawful ejaculation.” In the liberal hierarchy, conservative infidels are at Number One, dogs are somewhere between Eight and Eleven, and the sweat of an unlawful ejaculation isn’t on the list . .
It all goes back to Obama. See what dog-eating has done?