Yesterday the White House rolled out cute video of their new puppy. Today, the right wing hatched the "black dog" conspiracy.
Warning: cute puppy ahead. Watch the video and you'll be filled with a moment of puppy sighs. It seems that Bo has a new pal to keep him company when he isn't doing White House stuff.
In the past, Bo has been eager to help the First Family with their official duties, from visiting Walter Reed and the Children’s National Medical Center, to inspecting the Holiday decorations at the White House, to greeting guests at the White House on tours and during the Easter Egg Roll, but in October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn't have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!
Yeah, Sunny's cute, and I've loved Bo from day one. But all is not well in winger land over the new puppy. Yes, the right wing media contingent has even found a way to "other" the Obamas' dogs!
Tucker Carlson's Daily Callerspilled the beans. First, they inject a meaningless statistic into a mention of Sunny's birthplace:
It’s a dog named “Sunny.” Apparently it’s a girl and it was born in 2012 in Michigan, where the unemployment rate was 8.8 percent last month. It is the Obamas’ second dog, after “Bo.”
Did the birth of a puppy in Michigan somehow contribute to the unemployment rate, the reader wonders? Or was it just a way for Tuckie's cohorts to stick it to the President while reporting a cute puppy story. Either way, it's not really the gist of the article. No, dear readers. HERE is the gist:
With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs.
The Obamas do not have any white dogs.
ZOMG, black people are racist dog owners because they don't have any white dogs. Only black dogs. WE TOLD YOU ALL ALONG, you people!
Seriously, you cannot make this stuff up. They only have black dogs. No white dogs. Except, well, there aren't really any white Portuguese water dogs.
Most PWDs, especially those shown in conformation shows, are entirely black, black and white, brown, or silver-tipped; it is common to see white chest spots and white paws or legs on black or brown coated dogs. "Parti" or "Irish-marked" coats, with irregular white and black spots, are rare but visually striking. "Parti" dogs are becoming more common in the United States. However, in Portugal the breed standard does not allow more than 30% white markings.
So the Portuguese are in on it too. It's a CONSPIRACY. A plot to marginalize white dogs.