Wonder how Mitt’ll get Rafalca, the Ballet Horse, to the Olympics….

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Dancing Horses!?

Mitt Romney cares more about his eight multimillion dollar

horses than he did for his dog, poor old Seamus!

Mitt Romney's Dog and Horse Problem

Dancing “Dressage” Horse

The Romneys own a herd of dancing horses, competitive dancing horses (not just regular, run of the mill stallions, or even just derby racing horses.

Most Americans do not have the choice or the financially stability to own a horse, while the Romney family owes eight. Dressage horses can come with six-figure price tags that require sponsors like the Romneys to pay for veterinarian visits, care and support staff, and insurance. They also cover the enormous burden of paying for the animal’s transport so it can attend in dressage competitions further away. 

According to Kenneth J. Braddick, a dressage enthusiast, “it runs thousands of dollars a month to maintain.” The sponsors, including the Romneys financially look after these horses like one would a professional human athlete; complete with a farrier, chiropractor, and even masseuse for the horses.

Mitt Romney on one of his “dancing horses”

via Mitt Romney’s Dog and Horse Problem.

Mitt Is Mean Chairman Neil McCarthy featured on ILoveDogsAndIVote.com

“Mitt Is Mean” Super PAC: Neil McCarthy Defends Dogs & People

Neil McCarthy & French, his blind rescue dog

April 28, 2012

 

By anyone’s measure, Neil McCarthy is a successful guy. A Yale-educated lawyer, onetime candidate for Congress and former executive vice-chair of the New York State Democratic Party, Neil still identifies with the stratum of society he was born into: the middle-income middle class.

That huge group of Americans is in danger of losing even more economic ground if Mitt Romney is elected president this November, says Neil. That’s why he’s now the chairman of Mitt Is Mean, a super PAC founded just over a month ago to raise $1 million from animal lovers who want to defeat Romney. Mitt Is Mean will use the funds to make videos and show them in swing states, in an effort to alert people to Mitt Romney’s callous and uncaring nature.

Yes, the name of the super PAC owes something to the efforts of Scott Crider, who sells t-shirts, bumper stickers and other items bearing the slogan “Mitt Is Mean” on his website, DogsAgainstRomney.com. Scott is a volunteer advisor to Mitt Is Mean.

Lighthearted though its name may be, Neil McCarthy is completely serious about the super PAC’s purpose. And he regards the story of Mitt Romney’s 1983 12-hour drive to Canada with the family dog, Seamus, confined to a kennel strapped to the roof of the car, as more than just a weird and attention-grabbing story.

“It’s a window onto Mitt Romney’s soul,” Neil said. “The guy really has no sensibility, no heart, no compassion.”

Neil and Mitt Is Mean cofounders Brad Bannon, Martin Dunleavy and Bob McDevitt  decided to form a super PAC because they all feel that “the character a candidate possesses tells you the nature of the policies they will pursue,” Neil said. Anyone who can treat a dog as Mitt Romney treated Seamus is unfit to lead the nation, they conclude.

“It tells you that if he were to become President of the United States, he would take Paul Ryan’s budget and try to pass it, get rid of Obamacare with nothing to take its place,” Neil said. “Mitt thinks that the same people who tanked our economy are the folks who should be running the world. I am not willing to give him the keys to the car that is the American economy, strap the middle class – the working class – to the roof of the car, and drive us all off a cliff.”

Neil is a persuasive guy who convinced one very special Republican to switch sides – his wife, Debbie. The couple met in 1992, when Debbie was working as the legislative director for the Republican U.S. congressman Neil was running against. Neil doesn’t claim he persuaded her all by himself – it was George W. Bush’s decision to block stem cell research that caused her to switch sides, he says.

That decision was made to please the far right, ignoring the desperate need of many people whose diseases could be cured through stem cell research. In much the same vein, Mitt Romney has shifted from positions Neil says most Americans regard as reasonable to stances calculated to please Republicans. Now, he says, it’s time to appeal to people’s compassion, and ask everyone to do what they can to prevent Mitt Romney from winning the White House.

McCarthy family pets French, a blind shih-tzu, and Mrs. Beasley, the cat, live together amicably.

Love and compassion for animals crosses party lines, and Neil is certain that spreading the story of Seamus will help win many people over to voting against Romney, and even to donating for the cause.

“I’ve told this story to many people over the last six months, and 1,000 palms have smacked 1,000 foreheads in disbelief,” he said. Because Neil speaks with people across the political spectrum, he’s certain at least a good proportion of those he’s related Seamus’ story to  are either independent voters or Republicans. Love and concern for animals is no respecter of party lines.

Spreading the word in swing states during the runup to the election will be effective, Neil says. “This episode [Seamus on the roof] is a good handle for explaining to people who Romney is, and for energizing people who love their pets, and would never do to them what Romney did to his. We’ll get out there and make sure the disaster that would be the Romney presidency will never come to pass.”

Neil credits New York Times columnist Gail Collins with making sure the story of Seamus – first surfaced in a 2007 Boston Globe story – doesn’t go away. “I love her,” says Neil, comparing her with Maureen Dowd, another New York Times columnist whose work he enjoys. “Their styles are similar – they both have a real nose for irony, and they’re funny.”

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via Mitt Is Mean Chairman Neil McCarthy Loves Dogs – and People | ILoveDogsAndIVote.com.

If only everybody had a rich parent like Mitt.

Another mean spirited speech from Mitt. Borrow money from parents?

If only everybody had a rich parent like Mitt. I’m sure his kids didn’t have any trouble paying their tuition.

“This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history.

We’ve always encouraged young people:

Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.”

Please contribute  $3 0r $5 if you can, to help get the message out to pet owning

battleground swing voters, a group that will make up several million voters.

Story of Romney dog Seamus hounding Mitt

The dog-on-the-roof story was offered by the Globe as evidence of Romney’s knack for “emotion-free crisis management.” Well, OK. Picking a president is all about deciding who’ll have a finger on the button for the next four years, and the last thing we need is a guy who loses his cool when the stink hits the windshield at 60 mph.

via Story of Romney dog Seamus still hounds Republican presidential candidate – chicagotribune.com.

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This story is crucial to providing President Obama with the margin of victory needed in 2012. The Pet People vote will be several million in the swing states -everyone needs to help the word out!!

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Romney says he wouldn’t transport dog on roof again – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

No apology, no remorse, just selfish regret….

When asked if he would transport a dog like that now, Mitt Romney said he would not.

“Certainly not with the attention its received,” Romney said.

via Romney says he wouldn’t transport dog on roof again – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

On The Roof or In The Kennel

This says it all – in the kennel or on the roof…

Never in the car being loved by the family like a normal American Family.

Ann Romney On Seamus Episode: ‘The Dog Loved It’

Mitt and Ann Romney answered a question about the lingering story of a former Romney family dog, Seamus, in their big exclusive interview with ABC News Monday.

From the ABC transcript of the interview:

DIANE SAWYER: As we move away from this primary campaign into the next phase– again, on Yahoo, we got two questions most often, first about Seamus– which as you know is out there forever– would you do it again?

MITT ROMNEY: Certainly not with the attention it’s received.

DIANE SAWYER: You said it was the most wounding thing in the campaign–

ANN ROMNEY: It’s crazy.

DIANE SAWYER:–so far.

ANN ROMNEY: The dog loved it. The dog was, like–

DIANE SAWYER: But the dog got sick, right?

ANN ROMNEY: Once, he– we traveled all the time and he– he ate the turkey on the counter. I mean, he had the runs. But– he would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for t– in– in– in a kennel for two weeks, so.

via Ann Romney On Seamus Episode: ‘The Dog Loved It’ | TPM Livewire.

Romney $$ Should Go to the Dogs

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Mitt is Mean SuperPac Asks Romney to Donate Money from Fundraiser to Animal Rescue Shelters

Boston, MA- Tonight lobbyist Fred Malek is hosting a $20,000 a ticket fundraiser at his home in McLean Virginia to celebrate Ann Romney’s birthday. You may know that Malek is a Washington lobbyist and the former Nixon White House aide helped compile Richard Nixon’s enemy list. But you may not know that Malek was arrested for barbecuing a dog.

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Brad Bannon, the spokesman for the SuperPac, Mitt is Mean today called on Mitt Romney to donate the money from tonight’s fundraiser to animal rescue shelters. Bannon said “Fred Malek’s behavior is reprehensible and Mitt Romney’s treatment of his own dog, Seamus is unconscionable. The least that Romney can do tonight is to donate the money from the fundraiser to animal rescue shelters which really care about cats and dogs.”

Bannon pointed to Mitt Romney’s treatment of his own dog, Seamus as another example of Romney’s insensitivity. In 1983, the Romney family took a vacation and drove 12 hours to Canada from the Romney mansion in Massachusetts. During the entire trip, the family’s Irish setter, Seamus was exiled to a crate strapped on top of the station wagon. When Seamus answered the call of nature and rained on the Romney parade, mean Mitt hosed the car and poor Seamus down.

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