Olbermann: Was the GOP ‘pro-dog meat eating’ before reading Obama’s book?

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:35 EDT
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Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann. Screenshot via ABC.
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Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann appeared on ABC’s This Week for the first time Sunday morning, discussing the Republican Party’s strategy in recent years to accuse the Democrats of the same problem they face in a specific news cycle.

Olbermann was among This Week‘s roundtable guests, which discussed Republicans bringing up President Obama’s admission in his book of eating dog meat as a kid as a way to respond to the continued talk of Mitt Romney placing his dog Seamus on the top of his car roof.

“Almost every point that is made on one side must be countered by something similar to one or the other,” he said. “This admission by the president that he ate dog meat as a child is in a book that he published in 1995. There has been no umbrage about this for 16 or 17 years. And the question then becomes, if you want to go back to the next round of this: Were Republicans pro-dog meat eating until they discovered this clip in the book?”

“It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential. With some many valuable questions going on, were wasting most of the time dealing with the dogs.”

WATCH: Video from ABC News, which was broadcast on April 22, 2012 (Highlighted clip from 1:23 to 2:29).

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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