Although humans and dogs have a great deal in common, there are some key differences.
For instance, when a male dog is taken to the vet and the knives come out, the pooch is said to have been "fixed." However, when a politician like Barack Obama fails to be vetted (and no knives are taken to unsubstantiated "facts" surrounding his past), we then say that the election was fixed.
Which is why Hope n' Change Cartoons is so delighted to see the folks at Breitbart.com, among others, truly vetting Barack Hussein Obama in a way that the mainstream media didn't do last time, and is trying their best to bury this time.
As a case in point, Breitbart recently produced a 1991 publicity brochure for a book (which Obama never actually got around to writing) which described the alleged author as being "born in Kenya." Which could seem like a harmless error except for the fact that Breitbart has produced evidence that Barack Obama himself may have written that description (as all other authors working with the publicity company were required to do).
Breitbart doesn't offer this as proof of Obama's non-citizenship. Rather, it suggests that Obama probably lied about being Kenyan to make his personal biography more interesting. But the mainstream media isn't touching the story - nor looking into claims that Mr. Obama (or "Barry Soetoro" as he called himself at the time) may have also falsely claimed to be Kenyan to help him get into college and land scholarships intended only for foreign students.
Similarly, other parts of Barack Obama's political autobiography are getting closer scrutiny than they did last time around. Four years ago, the MSM thrilled to the story of the exotic Mr. Obama finding Jesus and good old heartland Christianity thanks to his dear spiritual mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
But that facade is cracking this time around. Jeremiah Wright, no doubt unhappy about being thrown under the bus by Obama four years ago (and being offered $150,000 by Obama's team to shut up and disappear until after the election) is now being surprisingly candid about the president. Specifically, Wright describes Obama as someone who was "steeped in Islam" when they met...and added that it's "hard to say" if the president actually ever converted to Christianity or not.
The list of unanswered questions about just who Barack Obama is goes on and on: his past is hazy, his acquaintances few, his records (including college transcripts, travel records, medical records and more) are sealed, and his personal history is so confusingly contradictory that it increasingly seems like the story must have been changed by Mr. Obama himself on multiple occasions.
All of which was utterly ignored in 2007 by the liberal media in order to sweep their "clean, articulate black man" into office with as few troubling questions as possible.
But even as the twin myths of "Hope" and "Change" have failed - spectacularly - since Mr. Obama's election, so too is his personal myth now unraveling. And the ability of the mainstream media to cover up for him a second time is now considerably degraded.
So if a new round of vetting leaves the president feeling like he's just left the vet's office with his testicles in a carry-out bag, that's just too bad.
Because it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Especially for presidents who eat dog.