Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ABC News: Romney's dog cruelty "wrong for his children to witness."

Meanie Mitt. Grrrr.
ABC News reported the shocking story of Mitt Romney's cruelty to his own dog, saying "Republican presidential candidate...Mitt Romney...has angered animal rights activists for strapping his dog to the roof of his car on a family trip from Boston to Ontario, Canada.

During the 12-hour trip, Seamus (the Romney's Irish Setter) lost control of his bowels in fear, to which Romney's response was to stop at a gas station to give the poor dog an "emotion-free" hosing-down before returning to the highway for hours more driving with Seamus still frightened, lonely, wind-buffeted, uncomfortable, and now dripping wet.

The ABC News strory also quotes Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as saying "It is commonsense that any dog who's under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured."

Newkirk went on to say Romney's treatment of Seamus was "a lesson in cruelty that was ... wrong for [his children] to witness."

Join my pack. Help me stop meanie Mitt.

Grrr.

Rusty




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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an idiot. If you are a dog, be sure to cast your vote against him. You'd think the Mormon church he attends would have something to say about that.

Anonymous said...

Lets all get the word out..hes an idiot

Anonymous said...

I never thought Romney had a Michael Vick streak but I guess he does. Don't let him near the White House.

Anonymous said...

What a cruel idiot he is! He should be strapped to the top of a car for 12 hours and see what he put the poor dog through. Do we really want someone this evil in power! I hope not.

CDaniels said...

How come SPCA did not file charges on him and take his dog away from him?

Anonymous said...

Yep, strap him to a car, soak him down, and drive for 12 hours.......what an ass.....

Anonymous said...

Psychopathy (/saɪˈkɒpəθi/[1][2]) is a personality disorder characterized primarily by a lack of empathy and remorse, shallow emotions, egocentricity, and deception. Psychopaths are highly prone to abusive treatment of others. Though lacking empathy and emotional depth, they often manage to pass themselves off as average individuals by feigning emotions and lying about their past.

Anonymous said...

Psychopathy (/saɪˈkɒpəθi/[1][2]) is a personality disorder characterized primarily by a lack of empathy and remorse, shallow emotions, egocentricity, and deception. Psychopaths are highly prone abusive treatment of others. Though lacking empathy and emotional depth, they often manage to pass themselves off as average individuals by feigning emotions and lying about their past.

Anonymous said...

My God - how sickening, how can people do this kind of thing?!
He should be in jail, or strapped to the roof of a speeding Greyhound bus in a freezing rain storm, not in the White House.

Anonymous said...

cuz he has the money to pay anyone off. So sad.

Anonymous said...

That makes me so mad and sad for that poor dog

Anonymous said...

Its show how very little compassion and basic common sense this guy has. Between the lack of care care for his own dog, his history of corp. raiding and laying off hard working people so he can make a fast buck and absolute lack of common sense, I wouldn't want him to be my bus driver let alone be the President.

Todd Blake Harris said...

This LOSER is an animal abuser? I don't really think people like this should have life.END OF STORY!! %^$###$%%%%$$#$@@#%$W@Q@!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

if he gets presidency i will have officially lost all hope for the people of this country. I knew he was bad knews just looking at his eyes, but i had no idea it was THIS bad until i saw the link on dogs against romney. I don't normally vote, but i will this year just to vote against him. Men like this don't need to be around kids, not alone in office.

Anonymous said...

How do you know this even really happened? That sounds like one hell of a story.

Rusty said...

I know because he admitted it. In fact, he told the story to a reporter himself, thinking it would show his "emotion-free crisis management." I kid you not. Google it.

Rusty

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is psychotic behavior!
Even if the dog had been dry & it was 80 degrees out it would be cruel.

Add in a wet dog while driving 50 miles per hour in single digit temps heading north to Canada, total psycho!!

The poor Republican party. It's just not their year!

Anonymous said...

the man is a text book sociopath...he will never get it and never care...he may say what you want to hear, but a sociopath has no empathy or compassion... as demonstrated in his words, buisness dealings and care/concern for those people/animals he is burdened by...he is a truly horrible person, no if ands or buts...dangerous too!

Border collie said...

Check with you vet to make sure that you have all your shots, then bite Romney and run away!

Sachabear said...

Yukon and Sully say that they may be willing to accept almost any human as President, IF they are even just the same old Politicians we are used to...that is bad but we are used to it....if a genuine sociopath like this Willard Romney attains that post...they will piss all the way to Washington and bite the hands that block them...
They mean business and I mean MEAN business.

Anonymous said...

This is a link from 2007, right? Hopefully ABC will cover this story again for this election cycle. Meanwhile,David Letterman is doing a nightly bit on Seamus. Last night, they used actual footage of Romney driving in car spouting his usual deceptive blah blah blah when Seamus appeared upside down on the driver's side window and was clawing to get in.
The word is getting out about Romney's callousness, thank goodness.

(P.S If this is a double entry, I apologize in advance, when I clicked "preview", it took me to a google page, sorry fellow dog lovers and Romney opposers if my comment appears twice.

Pete said...

We unfortunately knew this man when he was governor of our state, Massachusetts. He was mean and cruel, and started changing his positions even then to make a national run for office. Our little girls Playa and Celia would bite him if given a chance. They're voting for Bo.

David E Martin said...

Romney later claimed Seamus "went to live on a farm where he lived a long happy life."
In truth, when reports questioned where Seamus rode on the trip BACK to Massachusetts, tweo of his sones OFF THE RECORD admited Seamus ran away as soon as he could in Canada.
Mitt Romney, not just a cruel man but a liar too.

sunflowerks54 said...

I thought cruel and unusual punishment was against the law. Maybe someone should strap him to the top of a car for a few hundred miles and see how he reacts.

Anonymous said...

Everything about Romney screams "Grade A asshole" but this shouts it louder than almost anything else.

Anonymous said...

If he'll do this to his own dog, imagine what he'll do to poor people he doesn't know.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid in the sixties, we had an Irish Setter (that was a popular breed then). Shelly would get car sick on longer trips, so my parents would give her "sea sick pills" from the vet. At no time did she ever ride on the roof.

Our next dog was an Irish Setter mix. The Golden Retriever in her made her love to ride - if we went anywhere in the car Molly was right there standing in line to get in. The Irish Setter in her made Molly get queasy when she was riding.

If Seamus normally got car sick while riding was the reason he was strapped on the roof, that only compounds the horrific nature of the cruelty that poor dog had to endure and to have the kids see this, is child abuse.

Anonymous said...

It's not just wrong, in some states it's a felony to abuse an animal in the presence of a child. And it certainly should be!

Anonymous said...

Gotta keep this story alive. I foresee a new national movement pressing the issue and morphing into "What Really Happened To Seamus?"

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Zangiku said...

What Really Happened to Seamus is he finally went to live with Mutt's sister Jane in California where he "had more space" because oddly enough, while he lived with Mutt he kept running away and ending up at the pound! Which was probably a damn sight more pleasant for him. (info from Washington Post story by Philip Rucker)

John Mason said...

Obama's gonna make Romney his bitch and put him on the top of Cadillac One.

Anonymous said...

the bottom line is that Willard is CHEAP. I don't care how much money he has, people of his ilk are cheap. he had no intention of spending any extra money for the comfort of his dog. I have a full size Buick and when a 65mph eighteen wheeler pulls up alongside me on an interstate and its wheels are level with me, it is a bit scary to imagine what would happen if one of the tires had a blowout. then,he puuls into a gas station and uses their hose to wash the excrement off of the dog---I am certain that the workers just lovedthe mess that the creep left behind. like ill Clinton, the dog was a prop

Anonymous said...

He shouldn't even be a president. he suck and hes the would make the most worst president ever!

Mary said...

Mitt is a hideous human being. I'm spreading the word about beautiful Seamus and the shameful way he was treated by those who were supposed to love him! When the new book comes out in June, i'll look for it and purchase it! :)

SHIRLEY POWERS said...

Could not agree more. Would that ass like to go for a known nice soaking wet ride on the roof of my Taurus - I'm up for the drive. Anyone else in?
Lucky the Boxer