Michelle Obama Blows It: Adopts a Dog from a Puppy Mill

Michelle Obama and The Fresh President have ditched another pledge and are getting a dog from a puppy mill.
The dog’s original owner returned the Portuguese Water Dog to the kennel where it was bred.

The Obamas decided that keeping Ted Kennedy happy was more important than keeping their pledge of adopting a shelter dog.

The puppy mill where this dog came from is where Kennedy buys his dogs.

Puppy Mill Pooch

Puppy Mill Pooch

This really pisses me off. This was so simple. Four million dogs will be killed this year because they don’t have a home. The Obama’s had set expectations that they would set a great example.
Instead, they buckled to pressure from Uncle Teddy and are accepting a gift dog from a puppy mill.

Obama has taken Chicago politics right with him to the White House: tell the public what they want to hear, then do whatever.

I’m surprised that Michelle didn’t live up to her promise. I bet that those vegetables from the garden in the back yard of the White House never see the White House kitchen.

Forget all the tough decisions, this was an easy one, and President and Michelle Obama blew it.

They say they will change the name of the dog from Charlie, so at least the website that grabbed the domain will have a short life.

I’m guessing they won’t name the dog Chappaquiddick.

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Michelle Obama Blows It: Adopts a Dog from a Puppy Mill — 12 Comments

  1. I think you’re mistaken. Unwanted dogs from puppy mills need homes too. Just last year, over 700 dogs were found at a local puppy mill.

    We took one in and she’s slowly come around to life with a caring family. This dog needed a home after the puppy mill was raided; I really don’t see how it’s any different from adopting any other abandoned dog. The Obamas’ dog was unable to be cared for by the family that adopted it originally.

    Should these dogs simply go without homes? I don’t think that would discourage any puppy millers.

  2. @bv: Good for you for helping a dog have a happy life.

    My point was: Michelle Obama and The Fresh President PROMISED to get a shelter dog… “a mutt like me” he said.

    Instead they broke their promise and got a pure-bred breeder/puppy mill dog.

    A pure bred like Bo would not have ended up homeless and it’s ridiculous to say otherwise.

    The Obama’s made a political move to make Nearly-dead Ted happier.

  3. You can not adopt a gift…you are given a gift and receive a gift.

    Since when was it wrong to make any one who is terminally ill happy? Especially a Kennedy who backed and supported you when you ran for President of the U.S.

    That would have been a huge slap in the face. Not a mistake or an error I would want to make.

    If you want to get on someones’ deserving butt, get on Rush Limbaugh, Marc Dreier, Dick or Liz Chaney’s…

    Southern smiles,
    ~The Baby Boomer Queen~

    Sharon/The Baby Boomer Queen…also wrote this…NY Attorney Marc Dreier Pleads Guilty On Defrauding 700 Million

  4. I will “Shorter” this post:


    There, fixed.

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