2012 GOP Candidates
I’ve been away from the computer for a few months recuperating from some surgeries and recovering from a few other health issues. During that period of convalescence I’ve had a lot of time to think about Mitt Romney and what sort of a leader I think he truly is, at heart.
Mitt Romney is just not the sort of politician that I love and would go to the very gates of Hell and back for. He’s not Governor Sarah Palin or Congressman Allen West — two people who I’d walk across a desert of broken glass for…and he’s not Secretary Hillary Clinton, the woman I gave everything up for when I campaigned nonstop for her in the primaries of 2008. I have no emotional investment in Mitt Romney whatsoever. I’ve met the man, and he’s very nice, in the way General Managers of hotels or other corporate executives are very nice. He’s just not engaging, exciting, or (in my opinion) particularly spectacular in any way aside from his passing resemblance to guys who were movie stars back when films were still in black and white.
I, however, don’t dislike Mitt Romney. Though I’ve been calling him milquetoast and a Cocktail Party GOP establishment Republican since 2008 when I started this site, I’ve never found anything particularly dislikable about Romney as a man save for his tendency in the past to never make much of a stand on anything and for doing more fence-sitting than anyone else in modern politics. I read a few biographies of Romney while in hospital and concluded a lot of his reticence to ever stand for anything and commit to big ideas is directly related to what his mother went through in her failed bid for the United States Senate in the 1970s and his father’s unmitigated disaster of a presidential campaign. If you grew up in a house that burned down when you were a kid you’d grow up afraid of playing with matches, and in Romney’s case his parents’ defeats and epic failures chastened him into a man who tried to be as innocuous and cucumber-and-mayonnaise as possible to prevent anyone from actively disliking him.
Everything I thought about Mitt Romney changed when he selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, however.
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Super Tuesday is here. If I don’t seem excited, it’s because I’m not. Super Tuesday isn’t nearly as “super” this election as it was the last time around. Many of the states will split their delegates based on results, which means we are unlikely to see much change in this race after today.
Ohio will probably be a Romney victory, though it may come with an asterisk. It’s possible that Santorum actually wins the popular vote, but loses on the delegate count because his campaign messed up in some of the paperwork. Up to 18 of the 63 delegates could end up being considered “unallocated” due to Santorum’s missteps. The result in that case would likely be a protracted legal battle, and the true result of Ohio may not be known for months.
Ultimately, I will not be the slightest bit surprised if the delegate count tomorrow is proportionally the same as it was yesterday, and I doubt we will see anyone dropping out of the race just yet.
What say you? What else is on your minds?
59 Delegates are up for grabs in today’s Arizona and Michigan Primaries. The media, in its never ending quest to demand our attention, is claiming Michigan to be a “must win” for Romney. Santorum certainly has a shot at Michigan. He’s polling in essentially a dead heat with Romney leading up to the Primary, and most of the polls I’ve seen show him with a slight edge (still inside the margin of error). Yet something tells me that if Romney loses, he’s not exactly going to pack up his tent and go home. What say you?
The latest Rasmussen polling is fairly positive for the GOP field, other than Newt. Rasmussen shows Romney, Santorum, and Paul all within the margin of error from Obama among likely voters. A Gallup poll revealed the same for Romney and Santorum, and even had Santorum up over Obama by 3 points among registered voters.
Newt is currently bringing up the rear in this statistic with Obama holding a 10 point lead over Gingrich in most major polls. I know there are a number of Newt supporters here. What do you think about this?
Personally, although I follow politics closely and have watched all the debates and researched the candidates fairly well, I can’t say that any of them are “my guy”. There are things I like and things I dislike about each of them. I don’t really care what the media says about “electability” (or, really, what the media says about anything) because the entire game is going to change once the GOP picks a candidate and that person goes head to head with Obama.
I know there are strong opinions here about the candidates. I’d love to hear your thoughts today!
What else is on your minds?
Toldja So: Jon Huntsman Begins Third Party Presidential Effort (In Exchange for Obama’s Promise to Make Him Secretary of State)
I’ve been saying this for some time now: Jon Huntsman has been promised the Secretary of State position in a second Obama administration in exchange for Huntsman splitting the Republican vote enough in the general election for Obama to squeak to victory a la Ross Perot in 1992. Huntsman today is talking up the “time for a third party” garbage that’s a precursor to him definitively launching a third party run in the spring (presuming Willard “Mittens” Romney is the GOP nominee…as Huntsman was specifically chosen to be the third party alternative to Romney).
For some reason, Republicans are determined not to see what’s clearly happening here — but, then again, the Party of Stupid falls for Democrat traps as often as the Coyote is duped by the Road Runner in the cartoons.
Huntsman was only in the GOP’s nominating contests to build name awareness for a third party run…and he’s only running third party to snag enough votes from the Republicans in the general election for Obama to win re-election. Huntsman will not mount a full, national campaign: but expect him to run third party in key states where his presence will tip the scales to Obama (like in Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida).
Sometimes, following Republican politics is like watching a horror movie I’ve seen many times before with someone who has never seen it — or stupidly forgets what happens no matter how many times we watch it. Like an amnesiac or someone with a recent severe head injury. No matter how many times I’ll say, “Cover your eyes, the bloodbath is coming!” the amnesiac insists, “Oh, you’re crazy…that will never happen”. And when it does, all the amnesiac says is, “Oh”. Won’t stop the dummy from failing to see the next bloodbath coming though. It’s a vicious yet predictable cycle.
As a reminder, here is the Democrats’ strategy for Barack Obama’s re-election:
Step One: Make Romney the nominee
Step Two: Use Occupy & Persecute re-election strategy to decimate Romney in general election
Step Three: Enter Jon Huntsman in the race as a third party candidate to split enough of the Republican vote to squeak Obama to a win
Step Four: Irreversibly transform this country into something unrecognizable
Meanwhile, Republicans are essentially replaying their 2008 strategy — which can be summed up in one word: LOSE.
It’s really and truly shameful.
One of the things I want to accomplish in the 2012 election is to find a way to mitigate the damage that the Tolerant Left intends to do to Republicans should the Cocktail Party GOP establishment succeed in making Willard “Mittens” Romney the presidential nominee — specifically the damage that will be done down ticket from association with the “Mutt Romney” animal abuse scandal that Tolerant Leftists are already ginning up.
Republicans think this is a big joke and are mostly doing that stupid thing they do where they pretend something bad doesn’t exist (which reminds me yet again the party’s symbol should be an ostrich, not an elephant).
I need your help today researching other instances where celebrities abused animals in some way — so we can take a look at how much damage was done to them by groups like PETA, since in a general election you can count on PETA leading a charge against Romney if he’s the ultimate nominee. What did others in the past do to mitigate the damage done to their careers and brands when the elite, agenda-driven media revved up the attack machine against them because of some issue related to animals?
On the political front, I can think of idiots like Ashley Judd accusing Governor Sarah Palin of hunting wolves from a helicopter in her spare time — which actually made it seem like the Governor was secretly engaged in Buffy-esque “Werewolf Slayer” activity in Alaska. That attempt to tar Governor Palin with the animal-abuser brush largely failed, though Judd and other “celebrity activists” tried their hardest to make it stick. The narrative the Tolerant Left kept pushing against Governor Palin was that she’s stupid — as in Tina Fey’s apocryphal “I can see Russia from my house” line — so the media could not succeed in hammering the Governor with an animal abuser epithet too (because if she’s so stupid in the Left’s eyes, then how could she even know what she was doing when she was hunting werewolves from helicopters).
Lyndon Johnson used to lift his two beagles Him and Her up by their ears for photographers — and while that didn’t do much damage to him at the time, today I rarely hear anyone talk about Johnson without someone mentioning “what he did to those poor dogs”. It’s colored his legacy because he’s painted as an animal abuser retroactively — and he was a Democrat, so it shows you that when animals are involved the Tolerant Left can’t even control what the PETA -esque zealots get up to with this sort of thing.
Here’s a list of the big animal abuse stories that the media went wild with in the last few years — please chime in below with any others I’ve missed. I really want political-related ones, like where a Senator or Congressperson or Governor was involved in harming an animal in some way and was then excoriated for it — but all I’ve been able to find have been actors, singers, and reality-TV stars doing these stupid things:
1. Paris Hilton — remember her? At one time, she had something like 17 dogs, mostly chihuahuas. One of the dogs was named “Tinkerbell”, which lived in Paris’ purse during the filming of her various reality TV shows. Around 2006 or so, Paris stopped taking little dogs with her everywhere she went after it became known that she wasn’t the kindest or most dedicated dog owner. She treated the little animals like fashion accessories and was accused of leaving them to die in her closets when she got bored with them. The animal rights’ zealots started taking smacks at her in print because she was blamed for starting the trend where vapid celebutantes carried these critters in their purses — and forever PR-attuned Paris decided it was best if she phased the Tinkerbell antics out before she became a bigger target for these people.
2. Courtney Love: allowed one of her dogs to eat breast implants she had laying around the house (which she claims she forgot about) and forgot about another dog that she left at the vet’s and never picked up again. Because she has such a bad reputation already as a drugged-out train wreck, Love didn’t get any more hate than usual from the press over these instances…though the animal rightists scolded her for allowing the dog to eat her implants. What Romney did to his dog Seamus is a lot worse than this, because he’s supposed to be a respectable person who makes good decisions — not the wasted, deranged lead singer of a band named “Hole”. Love was also accused recently of having a “hoarding problem” (like you see on TV, where people accumulate so much junk in their homes it consumes their lives) that resulted in her cat dying (from being trapped in the rubble). Love claims the cat was killed by a mountain lion, not her hoarding.
3. Ellen DeGeneres: huge, hateful backlash against her over a dog adoption issue back in 2007. I know you remember this one — it’s the first time that Ellen’s golden image was tarnished. Ever since she came out of the closet, she became the media’s designated “go-to” lesbian and one of the gay community’s most high profile spokespeople. I used to watch her show every day when I had a TV but stopped around the time this thing happened with the dog because I’ve never felt the same about Ellen afterwards. I bet I’m not alone on that, either. The problem with the dog adoption is that Ellen and her now-partner Portia di Rossi adopted a dog through something called “Mutts & Moms”, which has strict rules for their adoptions. That word — adoption — is used purposefully by these people because they treat the handing over of an animal as seriously as people treat adopting a child. Ellen got in trouble because she and Portia ended up not liking the dog and got bored with it, so they gave the dog away to their cleaning lady. The “Mutts & Moms” people paid Ellen a surprise visit to see if she was abusing the dog and found out that she’d given the dog away — which violated the terms of the “adoption”. Ellen was so peeved about this that she made the huge mistake of badmouthing “Mutts & Moms” on her TV show…which encouraged her rabid fans to bombard “Mutts & Moms” with death threats. In turn, “Mutts & Moms” took to the local airwaves to talk about all the hate aimed their way because of Ellen. It was a huge PR disaster for DeGeneres — she even had a mini nervous breakdown on her show over it.
What Romney did to his dog Seamus is much worse than Ellen and Portia giving their dog to the cleaning lady. If dog lovers reduced Ellen to sobbing and tears on TV, just imagine what these people are going to do to Republicans down ticket from Romney if he’s the nominee. Can you imagine having to defend the party’s standard bearer for strapping his dog to the roof of a moving vehicle? If these people turned on Ellen – a darling of the Left – you need to think about how ugly this “Mutt Romney” stuff is going to get in a general election.
4. Jesse James – Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband, whom she divorced for a lot of reasons, but including the fact that he took his pit bulls to dog fights. Bullock found out about it and immediately started divorce proceedings — in part because she’s a genuinely nice woman who was horrified by this, but also I think because her fans would have turned on her if she’d stayed with a man who engaged in dog fights. I am sure her PR team had coronaries when they found out what Jesse James was doing. Bullock escaped unscathed from this because she got out quickly…but Jesse James is still seen as America’s #1 Scumbag for what he did to both Bullock and those dogs.
5. Michael Vick — like Jesse James, he got on the national radar for dog fighting and will forever be known as a villain for abusing animals. James and Vick did things that were worse than what Romney did to his dog Seamus, clearly, and what they did was so bad there’s just no hope of them recovering from it in the public eye.
6. Kim Kardashian — In 2010, she picked up a kitten by the scruff of its neck for a photo shoot, and PETA went after her with a vengeance for “abusing a feline”. The animal was not hurt in the slightest and it didn’t even seem to mind being picked up that way. This is sort of like the Johnson beagles thing, where those animals didn’t seem to mind what he did either. But Kardashian — who is some sort of reality TV staple — was hounded by PETA for months so they could “make an example of her” to discourage others from picking up cats by the back of their necks. You really need to understand that the Outrage Industry is comprised of groups like PETA that sit around all day waiting for someone to pick up an animal the wrong way so they can label that person “The New Hitler” for being so cruel and callous. Kardashian picking up a kitten by the neck is nowhere near as bad as Romney strapping his dog to the roof of a car. Just imagine what these people are going to do to him.
7. Ozzy Osbourne — many, many years ago, during a concert, a fan threw something on the stage that Ozzy thought was a rubber Halloween bat. So he took it and playfully bit the head off it. Instantly, he realized it was a real bat and vomited the head onto the stage, along with his lunch. He was rushed to the hospital for a rabies check — and he never intended to harm an animal, live or dead, and didn’t mean to bite the head off a real bat (that was already dead). Still, to this day, people tell the story about him biting off the head of that bat and the usual suspects at PETA go on about this, citing it as “cruelty to animals”.
For those of you who are really good at research, please help add mores instances to the above.
What’s at work here — which a lot of Republicans don’t yet see — is that there’s an entire shadowy Outrage Industry that exists for the scandal these “celebrities abusing animals” stories create. PETA uses these events to solicit donations in their fundraising campaigns — so a lot of money is probably involved, which makes these people forever on the hunt for the next big name they can smear as “The New Hitler” for being cruel to animals.
If Willard “Mittens” Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, he instantly also becomes the biggest named “celebrity” to ever abuse animals — according to the guidelines that have been established for this sort of thing. A quick check of the above instances reveals the following:
* it’s considered animal abuse to carry animals in purses or leave them in closets — putting Seamus on the roof was worse than this, so Romney is an animal abuser to these people
* it’s animal abuse to give a dog away to another person when you said you would not do that — clearly, strapping a dog to the roof of a moving vehicle and scaring it so badly it explodes with diarrhea all over the car is worse than this, so Romney is an animal abuse to these people
* it’s animal abuse to pick up a kitten the wrong way — so traveling with a dog strapped to the roof of a car is more animal abuse than that
The more instances of this stuff that we can find, the better sense we’ll have of what’s coming Romney’s way and how we could possibly remove this as an issue in the general election if we start planning a counter strategy now.
The only way to take it off the table would be to find an instance where Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, or Joe Biden did something worse to an animal than what Mittens did to “Mutt Romney”. If we find that, and start talking about that incident, the “Mutt Romney” stuff will go away instantly.
Otherwise, this will be one effective attack against Romney in the general election that the ostrich/elephant Cocktail Party chimeras keep pretending doesn’t exist.
My boyfriend Justin’s parents are obsessed with conspiracy theories — so much so that after he returns from an extended visit with them, or even after he gets off a long phone call with his mother (in particular), I need to talk Justin down off all sorts of ledges they egg him onto with wild theories they have of various entities plotting against our country (or them personally).
Living in Arkansas, a lot of their obsessions involve Hillary Clinton, whom they despise (because they swear she’s the equivalent of a magical robot from the future engaged in a long-range, patient plan for global domination); you can just imagine their shared thrill realizing that not only is their only son gay, but he’s living with a guy who worked for Hillary’s presidential campaign (and runs a political site that started its life as a Hillary for President volunteer effort).
Another weird focus of Justin’s father’s is John F. Kennedy’s coffin — THE ORIGINAL ONE (in all-caps because Justin’s father, Doc, shouts this at the top of his lungs) that Robert Kennedy had sunk 9,000 feet underwater before the President was buried at Arlington in a second casket; the original coffin that carried him from Dallas to Washington was destroyed at the Kennedy family’s request because it was saturated with blood, brain matter, and other fluids and the Kennedys didn’t want it ever displayed in public for morbid curiosity seekers. Justin’s father believes state secrets are hidden in it and has devoted an entire room in his house to maps, drawings, and stacks of papers pertaining to “Kennedy’s Missing Original Coffin”.
I’ve never been obsessed with anything (yet), so I don’t know what it’s like to burn from the inside out with the knowledge that I’ve secured one or two pieces of a grand puzzle…which sets me on some epic mission to prove nefarious people in dark rooms will get away with a massive cover-up unless I fill a room of my house with sketches I make of coffins at the bottom of the ocean or crude re-enactments of the murders Hillary Clinton has committed in her free time working as the world’s most deadly assassin.
I do, however, honestly and truly believe that the Fifth Dimensional imp Luap Nor quite possibly won the Iowa Caucus, the Nevada Caucus, and the Maine Caucus — and that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment in those states deliberately “lost” votes that should have gone to Luap Nor to prevent him from winning their caucuses. The operating theory being that if Luap Nor won, then a hue and cry would be raised to eliminate the chaotic and absurd caucuses and force normal, sensible primaries in all states in the next presidential nominating process.
The Cocktail Party establishment LOVES caucuses because they are so cheap to run and so easy to manipulate; the caucuses also require large amounts of time commitment on the part of voters, so the permanent political class in both parties erroneously believes it can recruit dedicated volunteers from those who show enough interest in politics to spend hours of their lives “caucusing” in these absurd little gatherings.
It just doesn’t make sense to me that Luap Nor consistently keeps performing worse in the 2012 caucuses than he did back in 2008, when his supporters are supposedly so much more dedicated and organized this time around. The caucuses are all about getting people out of their houses and determined to spend hours dealing with the nonsense of a caucus — and the most motivated activists in the Republican race this year are Luap Nor voters.
There’s absolutely no passion for Willard “Mittens” Romney…so it’s bizarre to me that Romney won the Maine Caucus this weekend, when that should have gone to Luap Nor because of the enthusiasm gap between the supporters of these two men.
In Iowa, the Cocktail Party GOP establishment was ultimately forced to admit that Romney didn’t actually win there — and the Caucus was given to Rick Santorum weeks after the fact; Santorum, it seems, was a preferable winner to Luap Nor, whom the Iowan permanent political class refused to register a win. Amid loud shouts of “Nothing to see here! Move along!” the establishment also acknowledged that vote records had been mysteriously “lost or destroyed” so the true winner of Iowa’s Caucus in 2012 will never be really known. It’s as if these people just came out and said, “Alright. You got us. Romney didn’t really win. Let’s just say Santorum won, okay? As long as it wasn’t that Fifth Dimensional imp known as Luap Nor”.
I really hope committed Luap Nor supporters raise absolute Hell over Maine’s Caucus though — because officials in the Cocktail Party there are now being forced to admit shenanigans went on that threw the race to Romney.
Maine’s Cocktail Party decided not to count some caucus sites’ results because they appear to have favored Luap Nor, and changed other rules midstream so that conditions better favored a Romney win. I would not be the least surprised if ultimately the Maine GOP had to admit “vote records were either lost or destroyed” just like what happened in Iowa.
Because I have seen the inner workings of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment here in Illinois (and before Justin, I dated a few operatives involved in this sort of stuff here in Chicagoland), I can attest that a conspiracy really does exist to keep someone like Luap Nor from winning any states.
I’m paying close attention to what happens in Virginia, since only Romney and Luap Nor will be on that ballot and I am hoping more than anything for a Romney loss there — to underscore just how weak and unwanted a candidate Mittens really is. Expect the Cocktail Party to use every trick in the book to drag Romney over the finish line in Virginia to spare themselves the embarrassment of a loss to Luap Nor there.
Ultimately, I think the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is doomed — and I think many in the permanent political class know that, too. The big advantage these people have always had is that voter fraud is such a dry topic that’s hard for a lot of people to focus on. It’s boring, hard work to slog through the minutia of what enables the two parties to rig elections. BOTH parties do this, and agreements are often made between the establishment figures on both sides of the aisle as to who’s going to win what, when, and where. It’s all about keeping certain would-be aristocrats in positions of wealth and prestige so that the political world runs smoothly and all the various consulting firms and campaign operatives stay employed…and keep channeling funds back to the right people so the establishment remains secure no matter who the voters really want to send to Washington.
I really wish people like Justin’s dad would stop obsessing over Kennedy’s ORIGINAL COFFIN and would instead get excited about voter fraud and the machinations of the Cocktail Party in the caucuses — because, while dry and difficult to read at times, there honest to goodness is a mystery to solve here with great ramifications for the country.
The trick is making this stuff appealing and interesting to the average person…so that uncovering fraud and election tampering in Caucuses is as interesting as theorizing what’s really inside Kennedy’s ORIGINAL COFFIN at the bottom of the ocean (or what Hillary Clinton really is up to late at night when everyone thinks she’s asleep, but she’s really in her black ninja pantsuit operating as some sort of vigilante).
Please watch the full video — all 22 minutes.
A few things that strike me off the bat:
* I enjoy listening to Santorum. He holds my interest, his voice is pleasant to the ear, and his speaking style drives home his points in ways that are memorable. When he’s done speaking, I can — without taking notes — name at least five important things he said. I can’t do that when Romney talks.
* Karen Santorum looks like a First Lady, and the Santorum children look like First Sons and Daughters. I’m not a fan of the Cindy McCain/Calissta Gingrich plastic-y blonde brand of Republican wife…and I’m delighted to this day that the obnoxious cretin Meghan McCain never became a First Daughter herself. I like the tableau the Santorums paint on a stage and would enjoy this family living in the people’s house.
* Santorum is someone who, if I worked in an office with him, I’d go to seeking a mentor. If he was a neighbor who lived down the street, I’d like to get to know him and talk to him about politics or whatever. I think he’s incredibly approachable and very much a “regular guy”. That’s the sort of thing I like about people like Governor Sarah Palin…people who come off as public servants and not aristocrats.
* I can picture Santorum making an ass of Barack Obama in debates and not letting Obama get away with any garbage. I think Santorum would hit hard and often and would not back away from a fight. This is what I am looking for in a Republican nominee.I do not trust Romney to hit Obama hard and think Romney would wuss out the way John McCain did in 2008.
On Monday night, I’m going on Andrea Shea King’s radio show to talk about Rick Santorum. By then, I think I’ll have made up my mind on who I think needs to drop out of the race — either Gingrich or Santorum. Because I want the Not-Romney vote to unify before Super Tuesday.
Do you think this speech by Santorum is a game-changer?
Where are your thoughts?
[Click above to embiggen: Image of Willard "Mittens" Romney getting shoes polished on tarmac juxtaposed with that of Obama fist-bumping a janitor...part of the Tolerant Left's tireless efforts to depict Romney as out of touch with regular Americans]
I just saw this on Facebook today — it’s the latest image the Tolerant Left is using to portray Willard “Mittens” Romney as out of touch with regular Americans. This is part of Barack Obama’s “Occupy & Persecute” re-election strategy, which replaces 2008 old-and-busted “Hope & Change” with unrestrained class warfare at a time when millions of Americans are suffering financially — and are thus primed to fall into the trap Democrats are setting for an emotional “Us vs. Them!” election.
Is this seriously the man that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment elite wants to send out as its standard bearer while the Occupy Wall Street types are being conditioned to make a frontal assault on Romney-as-classic-Wall-Street-Villain caricature?
Below the fold, read comments I scooped off Facebook showing you just how nasty things will get if Romney is the nominee — that “electability” thing the Romney camp keeps parroting is bunk, folks. See for yourselves:
This is one of those times that I tell you that conservatives ignore things like these “Taiwanese Animations” at their own peril.
These cartoons are stupid, and they almost always get the facts wrong, but the majority of people who share these little clips via social networking enjoy them — and actually get their news from these things.
Pretending they don’t exist, or that “they’re stupid and don’t matter” is foolish.
The saga of “Mutt Romney” — the name that’s now being assigned to the Romney family dog Seamus who was strapped to the roof of their car in the 80s for a long ride to Canada — is evolving every day, with new details taking hold in the imaginations of those laying the groundwork to bring Romney down in a general election if he becomes the nominee.
Here are a few bits that the Taiwanese cartoon captured that you might not appreciate yet:
* Comparison is already being made — by the White House — between how Barack Obama treats his dog Bo (who rides in limos and in private planes and is pampered) to Willard “Mittens” Romney strapping his dog to the roof of his car; if you are a Romney supporter, you need to admit this is a PR nightmare and work to disarm it now
* The story’s growing, so it’s no longer about the dog being only strapped to the car and becoming so terrified he exploded with diarrhea — but it’s also delving into the family’s arrival in Canada where the dog was so traumatized he ran away from the Romneys; the dog’s becoming an almost sentient creature in these expanding tales, where he chooses to leave the Romneys after bad treatment. The Tolerant Left is using this as a secular parable to illustrate how voters should run away from Romney too.
* The “Mutt Romney” saga is obligatorily being called “Crate Gate”, in Watergate fashion
* The Tolerant Left is alleging — through sites such as Dogs Against Romney – that Mittens cruelly drove the family car through a car wash, with Seamus “Mutt” Romney still strapped to the top, to wash it off after the dog sprayed the car with diarrhea. This is apocryphal, of course, but like Tina Fey’s “I can see Russia from my house” line that was used to malign Governor Palin, the Left’s unconcerned about facts and instead seeks to push a damaging narrative against Republicans. With Palin, the Tolerant Left depicted her as stupid and chose lines of attacks that used lines from Tina Fey to convince millions of Americans she said things she didn’t; in Mittens’ case, the Left’s objective is to paint him as cruel, callous, and uncaring and to claim he abused his dog, strapped it to the roof of a moving vehicle, and then dragged it through a car wash to clean it.
I truly implore you to start paying attention to the “Mutt Romney” issue and to ignore the fools in conservative ranks who always say, “It doesn’t matter what Hollywood says or what people are saying on that Facebook thing!”. If Romney ends up being the nominee, this diarrhea-spewing-dog-strapped-to-the-roof-of-a-car visual will alienate this man from millions of dog owners (estimated to be 38% of the population), dog lovers (estimated around 70% of the population), and pet owners of some type (around 80% or so of Americans, at one point in their life or another).
This is a big, woofing, deal.
Mutt Romney Issue: People Get Pulled Over By Cops For Doing What Mitt Romney Did With Impunity Back in 1980-something
[Click above to embarken: The Seamus Express — “Mutt Romney” issue that could derail general election campaign}
The Facebook group Dogs Against Romney was abuzz yesterday with the revelation that people in the year 2012 get pulled over by the police for driving with dogs strapped to the roofs of their cars — for those unaware, this is the “Mutt Romney” issue that will dog his candidacy in the general election if Romney indeed becomes the Republican nominee for president.
The photo above was posted on Dogs Against Romney and is purported to be a shot of a police cruiser after it pulled over the driver for suspected animal abuse. In reality, it was a Dogs Against Romney member who strapped that carrier to the roof in a protest against Romney.
Before I post the comments left by the Tolerant Left eviscerating Romney on the “Mutt Romney” issue, I implore Romney supporters out there to aggressively encourage any contacts you have on the Romney campaign to get out in front of this issue before Barack Obama has a chance to use this against him in the general election.
I suspect the reason the White House has so prominently flown Bo the Dog around in special planes and drives him all sorts of places in limos is so that at some point during the campaign Obama will start making jokes about how his dog rides inside while Romney strapped his dog Seamus to the roof.
This is going to happen. If Romney’s your guy, disarm this attack NOW while you still can.