(H/T: Brother Warner of RedState) Yes, ‘own-goals.’ If there was any possible way to pin this group on the Right it’d have been done years ago, and this story:
EAST COVENTRY — It was a proud moment for Linda Brown when then-Vice President-elect Joe Biden selected her kennel to purchase his new German shepherd puppy.
For Brown, that proud moment was short-lived.
After the story about the puppy sale ran in the newspapers and on TV newscasts, three dog wardens from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture showed up on Brown’s doorstep for a kennel inspection.
She said she has also received death threats from animal activists against her and Biden, which were reported to the Secret Service and the FBI.
…would have made the national news. Go read Warner’s entire piece: I’m in agreement with his observations and conclusions, and my only real contribution to this particular story is that I – and pretty much the rest of the Right – have had pretty much zero interest in VP Biden’s new dog. He decided to go buy one; well, people do, and he can certainly afford it. There are some unsavory folks selling dogs, yes, but they take advantage of the fact that people don’t do basic research… and as it turns out, the dealer was reputable, so no worries there. Big flipping deal, in other words: his money, and he wasn’t buying from a puppy mill. Not our problem. Not even a problem, from our point of view. Certainly not one worth yelling about.
So keep that in mind when you hear people going off about how this kind of thing shows how politicized the country is, these days: while it is, in this case it’s all coming from one side. PETA members and their hangers-on don’t vote GOP.