Ya think??? “Why the Seamus Story Has Legs “

Social scientists caution against using anecdotes as master keys to behavior. Most psychologists are skeptical of durable character traits — the “fundamental attribution error” — regarding behavior as dependent on circumstances. My friend the sociologist Gary Fine has studied the reputations of political actors in a brilliant paper, “Tricky Dick and Slick Willy,” concluding that “hatred facilitates scandal rather than scandal causing hatred.” This is equally applicable today, he has confirmed to me in an e-mail.

The odds against Mitt Romney are now over 80-20, according to the Iowa Prediction Markets, probably the best single indicator of how the election will go. Those of London bookmakers are comparable. Part of the reason may be rising house and stock prices, part may be fears about Medicare, but neither fully explains Romney’s lag.

The central problem may be that, unlike many other political tales, the Seamus episode  evokes a vivid and concrete mental picture ready-made for cartoons like the recent one by the Washington Post’s Tom Toles. Romney’s harassment of a gay prep school classmate in 1965 (sadly routine juvenile cruelty?) and his leaked speech to a donors meeting appearing to dismiss 47 percent of the population as moochers (normal, private rich-guy talk?) can be made to seem, respectively, an ominous portent and a confirmation of callousness.

via Why the Seamus Story Has Legs – Edward Tenner – The Atlantic.

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Two people removed from RNC after taunting black camera operator

This is nuts…

 

CNN reports that two people were removed from the Republican National Convention yesterday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”

Two people removed from RNC after taunting black camera operator – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

Get Your New “Severely Conservative ” Bumper Stickers!

 

Severely Conservative > Mitt is Mean Grassroots PAC.

BREAKING: Obama hits Romney on Seamus – POLITICO.com

Obama hits Romney on Seamus – POLITICO.com.

 

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — President Obama strayed from his prepared remarks here Tuesday to get in a jab at Mitt Romney’s famous dog-on-top-of-car moment.

Noting that the Republican candidate has criticized wind energy, saying a windmill can’t be put on top of a car to power it, Obama had a zinger.

“I don’t know if he’s actually tried that,” Obama said. “I know he’s had other things on his car.”

Decades ago, Romney put his family’s dog, Seamus, in a carrier on the roof of their station wagon for a trip to Canada. The incident was the source of much mockery during the Republican primaries and, apparently, in the general election.

What Paul Ryan’s budget actually cuts — and by how much

What Paul Ryan’s budget actually cuts — and by how much.

 

Over the next decade, Ryan plans to spend about 16 percent less than the White House on “income security” programs for the poor — that’s everything from food stamps to housing assistance to the earned-income tax credit. (Ryan’s budget would authorize $4.8 trillion between 2013 and 2022; the White House’s would spend $5.7 trillion.) Compared with Obama, Ryan would spend 25 percent less on transportation. He’d spend 6 percent less on “General science, space, and basic technology.” And, compared with the White House’s proposal, he’d shell out 33 percent less for “Education, training, employment, and social services.”

Graphic: Mitt’s Billionaire Boys Club

From boston.com

Darth “Cheney” Vader To Host Fundraiser For Mean Mitt and the GOP Evil Empire

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife to host fundraiser for Mitt Romney

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R-Evil Empire) and his wife, Lynne, will host a  fundraiser for Mitt Romney

  • What: Fundraiser for Mitt Romney (R-Animal Abuser)
  • When: Thursday, July 12, 5:30p.m.
  • For more info, or if you want to volunteer or plan to attend, please email us info@mittismean.org
  • If you aren’t able to make, please consider a donation to support our effort to reach the  8 Million pet owning swing voters in 10 battleground states who will provide the 3% firewall in the battleground states.

The fundraiser will have a tiered structure that allows big-dollar donors to dine with Cheney and the former Massachusetts governor for an additional cost, The Wall Street Journal reported. Members of Romney’s finance team have sent out emails to donors asking them to save the date.


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–Seamus Brigade Action Alert: Henry Kissinger to Host Fundraiser for Mitt Romney (R-Animal Abuser), Stamford, CT 7/12/12

Mitt is Mean SuperPAC Seamus Brigade Action Alert

Henry Kissinger To Host  Fundraiser For Mitt Romney (R-Animal Abuser) In Stamford, CT

“Please respond to FiFi! This is not a joke!”

  • What: Fundraiser for Mitt Romney (R-Animal Abuser)
  • When: Thursday, July 12, 5:30p.m.
  • For more info, or if you want to volunteer or plan to attend, please email us info@mittismean.org
  • If you aren’t able to make, please consider a donation to support our effort to reach the  8 Million pet owning swing voters in 10 battleground states who will provide the 3% firewall in the battleground states.

Formed to bring attention to the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s history of cruelty and nefarious behavior, the Mitt Is Mean Super PAC was launched this spring and has been embraced by pet lovers around the country who find the infamous story of Romney’s treatment of his dog, Seamus, intolerable and unforgettable.

In 1983, the Romney family took a 12-hour drive from their home in Massachusetts to a vacation spot in Canada with their late Irish setter contained in a crate strapped to the roof of the family car. As the story goes, Seamus experienced a bout with diarrhea during the voyage and was subsequently hosed down by Romney at a gas station.

Of the many groups supporting the Mitt Is Mean Super PAC is the online group Dogs Against Romney, whose founder, Scott Crider, offered a ringing endorsement. “Dogs against Romney is a pack, not a PAC” Crider says. “Our members are eager to do more and need a PAC they can support. I decided to get behind Mitt is Mean because the group has been working around the clock to focus attention on Romney’s cruel indifference to people and pets. If he treated his family dog that way how do you think he’ll treat people he doesn’t know.”

Mitt Is Mean will continue to bring attention to the cruelty of Romney, and the GOP Mean Machine’s Corporations Are People agenda throughout the 2012 election cycle by mobilizing the 8 million pet owning swing voters in 10 battleground states. Stay tuned by visiting http://www.mittismean.org.

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–Seamus Brigade Action Alert:The Hamptons, Long Island, NY 7/8/12

Mitt is Mean SuperPAC Seamus Brigade Action Alert

Eric Cantor (R-Tea Party) Hosts Romney Fundraiser In The Hamptons

“Don’t Let Romney Treat America Like His Poor Dog Seamus!”
  • What: Grassroots Rally for Seamus
  • When: Sunday, July 8 Noon to 3 p.m.
  • For more info, or if you want to volunteer or plan to attend, please email us info@mittismean.org
  • If you aren’t able to make, please consider a donation to support our effort to reach the  8 Million pet owning swing voters in 10 battleground states who will provide the 3% firewall in the battleground states.

The anti-Mitt Romney Super Political Action Committee, Mitt Is Mean (www.mittismean.org), urges action on Sunday, July 8, from Noon to 3 p.m. outside the “The Creeks”, a private, gated community on The Hamptons, site of a fundraiser being held for Romney by Tea Party favorite Eric Cantor and Oil Super Lobbyist Wayne Berman.

The lobbyist hosted fundraiser, which includes a private, $25,000 per person reception, will fund the Romney campaign and GOP Mean Machine’s Corporations Are People agenda.

Formed to bring attention to the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s history of cruelty and nefarious behavior, the Mitt Is Mean Super PAC was launched this spring and has been embraced by pet lovers around the country who find the infamous story of Romney’s treatment of his dog, Seamus, intolerable and unforgettable.

In 1983, the Romney family took a 12-hour drive from their home in Massachusetts to a vacation spot in Canada with their late Irish setter contained in a crate strapped to the roof of the family car. As the story goes, Seamus experienced a bout with diarrhea during the voyage and was subsequently hosed down by Romney at a gas station.

Of the many groups supporting the Mitt Is Mean Super PAC is the online group Dogs Against Romney, whose founder, Scott Crider, offered a ringing endorsement. “Dogs against Romney is a pack, not a PAC” Crider says. “Our members are eager to do more and need a PAC they can support. I decided to get behind Mitt is Mean because the group has been working around the clock to focus attention on Romney’s cruel indifference to people and pets. If he treated his family dog that way how do you think he’ll treat people he doesn’t know.”

Mitt Is Mean will continue to bring attention to the cruelty of Romney, and the GOP Mean Machine’s Corporations Are People agenda throughout the 2012 election cycle by mobilizing the 8 million pet owning swing voters in 10 battleground states. Stay tuned by visiting http://www.mittismean.org.

The Tale of Mean Mitt & Michael Milken Surfaces

“…what distinguishes this deal from the nearly 100 others that Romney did over a 15-year period was his close work with Milken’s firm, Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At the time of the deal, it was widely known that Milken and his company were under federal investigation, yet Romney decided to go ahead with the deal because Drexel had a unique ability to sell high-risk, high-yield debt instruments, known as “junk bonds.”

via The story behind Mitt Romney’s work with Michael Milken: “It was fun while it lasted.” – The Boston Globe.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-05-02/news/mn-179_1_u-s-district-judge-robert-aguilar