Fundamentally foreign view

Good thing he wasn’t compared to a cat

Obama complaining about folks talking about him “like a dog” bothered me today. For two obvious reasons… one is that Presidents shouldn’t bitch about negative comments. The second is nobody has actually compared him to a dog.

But underlying my irritation was a 3rd reason that it just sounded “odd”, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

Vox Day identifies what is odd about Obama’s complaint, from an American perspective:

To me, the most interesting aspect of this is that the first negative thing that sprang to mind when Obama wanted to express how people were badmouthing him, he thought of "a dog". That is not a normal American expression. One works like a dog, one is as loyal as a dog, one is dog-tired, whereas the negative forms tend to utilize the term "bitch" instead. Using dog in this perjorative sense is much more common in the Arab world.

So he may not be a Muslim (now), but his upbringing in the Muslim world has given him a fundamentally non-American way of thinking.

Which could be an excellent explanation for his un-American policies.