–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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Coming Next Week – We can’t wait! Seamus Inspires New Tale

WASHINGTON — The tale has inspired ample political commentary, and more than a few columns for the New York TimesGail Collins. Now, the story of Mitt Romney’s former dog Seamus could start becoming a profit-maker.

A new book, “Dog on the Roof! On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt,” is being released next month by the reputable publisher Simon and Schuster.

The book depicts the Romney family — using early photos of Mitt, his wife, Ann, and their five boys — crammed into a station wagon with a dog atop it. The family is shown driving to cities around the country as the authors use sing-song verse to lampoon Romney’s positions on immigration, gay rights, his ties to Wall Street — and the fact that he once drove to Canada with his dog in a container on top of the car.

via Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus inspires new tale – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com.

DOG ON THE ROOF: Coming Soon!

From our friends at Dogs Against Romney:

DOG ON THE ROOF: On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt will be available next week! Have you registered for your chance to win a FREE signed copy AND Dogs Against Romney merchandise?

via Dogs Against Romney: DOG ON THE ROOF: Coming Soon!.

Wednesday Woof – Great Pic!

You Can’t Strap The Big Dog to the Roof!

You Can’t Strap The Big Dog to the Roof!

Former President Bill Clinton warned Tuesday that a Romney presidency would be “calamitous for our country and the world.” “The Republican Congress and their nominee for President, Governor Romney, have adopted Europe’s economic policies,” Clinton charged.

 

“Their economic policy is austerity and unemployment now, and then a long-term budget that would explode the debt when the economy recovers so the interest rates would be so high, nobody would be able to do anything,” Clinton said.

via Clinton: Romney president ‘calamitous,’ Republican economics ‘crazy’ – ABC News.

Seamus Style on the Red Carpet at SIFF – Woof!

Seattle Channel’s Nancy Guppy

arriving Seamus Style to cover the red carpet at the

Seattle International Film Festival

via A Seattle reporter took “The Seamus Romney” experie… on Twitpic.

Mitt is Mean’s Neil McCarthy on The Leslie Marshall Radio Show

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.”

Interested in contributing to Mitt Is Mean? You can: click here.

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.

Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ – Brad Bannon (usnews.com)

Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ

April 27, 2012

Republican politicians like to wear their faith on their sleeves and talk about their Christian values. But when it comes to practicing what you preach, the GOP has a long way to go.

Republicans don’t have any more respect for the Bible than they do the Constitution. Conservatives talk about their dedication to the Constitution but they support the Arizona anti-immigration law which is a mockery of our founding document. Right wingers talk about their the importance of their faith but they completely ignore the biblical injunctions to help the poor.

On Tuesday, 90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown, the Jesuit University in Washington, criticized Mitt Romney’s budget buddy, Rep. Paul Ryan, for saying his budget plan which includes cuts in antipoverty programs and school lunches and tax breaks for bankers and billionaires—was inspired by his Catholic faith. The letter to Ryan reads, “Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

read more: Paul Ryan’s Budget Inspired by Ayn Rand, Not Jesus Christ – Brad Bannon (usnews.com).