Who let the dogs get into politics?

Animal lovers and pet owners are mad at Mitt Romney. It started with the Mitt Romney story about his dog Seamus. Romney took his family from Boston to Ontario, Canada, a 12 hour trip. He strapped the poor dog to the top of the car in a kennel for the entire time. And apparently did not walk the dog once. And when the dog suffered from diarrhea, Romney stopped off at a car wash and hosed the dog kennel and car off and went on his way.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/dogs-on-the-roof-campaign-craziness-continues-to-s-c-and-n-h/

What kind of a dog owner would do that to a dog? And Romney does not seem to know that anything was wrong, justifying it by saying that his dog practically lived in a kennel all the time?

So a blog started in 2007 Dogs Against Romney now also has a Facebook page, where they tell the tale, post about Romney being mean, post media stories about Romney and are selling t-shirts and mugs.

Dogs Against Romney was founded by Scott Crider after he read in the Boston Globe about the incident with Romney and his Irish Setter named Seamus, the 1983 vacation to Canada in the family station wagon.

As reported by the Globe’s Neil Swidey in a 2007 article:
The ride was largely what you’d expect with five brothers, ages 13 and under, packed into a wagon they called the ”white whale.”
As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble.
”Dad!” he yelled. ”Gross!” A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway.
It was a tiny preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management.

http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/01/dogs-against-romney-on-rachel-maddow.html

 

besides all of the other problems with Romney being an out of touch millionaire who wants to tax the poor and not the rich, his own party does not want him to be the candidate, Mitt betting $10,000, Mitt says corporations are people, Mitt is being accused of being a vulture capitalist and now Newt and the media (Rachel Maddow and others) have also been telling the dog’s tale. (Mitt’s compassionate/empathetic response is saying everyone is jealous of his money/riches).  Rachel brilliantly pointed out his disconnect.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/12/10143548-ahead-on-the-112-maddow-show

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45972011/ns/today-today_people/t/romney-dog-tale-resurfaces-gingrich-attack-ad/#.Tw-tPBW-ZFc

Newt does not have a dog…  but that did not stop him from putting up a pets for Newt page online which shows that he or his staff realize that animal lovers / advocates / owners vote…and he looks like he is about to barf on the page.

Jon Stewart did an amazing riff on The Daily Show, flashbacks of Newt insulting just about everyone and making condescending remarks about blacks, Latinos, women and other minorities.

http://petswithnewt.com/home/page

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/01/11/gingrich-tries-dog-romney-video-about-pets-controversial-trip

http://spreadingromney.com/

http://www.examiner.com/howard-stern-in-national/howard-stern-rips-mitt-romney-oveh-alleged-animal-abuse-claims

If Newt truly cared about dogs/animals, instead of wasting money on attack ads and weird websites, he’d donate his ill gotten gains to people and animals in need. When I see all of the money bandied about, millions of dollars that could be better spent to feed and house people and feed and house homeless pets, it makes me sick. And I think I am not alone in feeling that way. It seems as though that Mitt and Newt and the others do not get that we SEE through their disingenuous horse, cow, bull and dog sh– and ain’t buying nor voting for it.

I posted the Dogs against Romney blog to Rachel Maddow’s facebook page numerous times and other media pages and voila, Rachel  began her show with the story about Romney and included Dogs against Romney… free PR… anyone want to get some Free Publicity about your Pups story? let me know…

Time for our weekly Pet Blog Hop thanks to Life with Dogs,Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  Grab the code and hop away

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2 responses to “Who let the dogs get into politics?

  1. I hope this story never dies. What type of person would not know this was wrong? How people treat animals is a big window into who they really are.

  2. I agree with you both. Mitt Romney makes my skin crawl, and this is why. A person that does this to a dog isn’t going to care about what’s best for me. In fact, seeing all the money being thrown to him, I wonder if anyone in politics has reason to care about the average citizen.

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