Thursday, May 24, 2012

Puppy Power: The Women Against Romney Project

Barbara & Darby
Are you a woman against Mitt Romney? Do you have a great photo of yourself and your pup? Be part of our new project, "Puppy Power: Women (and their dogs) Against Romney," which will also be published as an E-book before the election this Fall. 

Take a stand. Send a message. Show the world that women do NOT support a mean person for president of the United States.


Step 1: Go to the Dogs Against Romney Facebook page at

Step 2: On my page, click "Photo/Video"

Step 3: Then click "Upload Photo/Video."

Step 4: Then enter YOUR first name and YOUR DOG'S name, YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE in the box where shown below.

Step 5: Click "Choose File." Then locate your photo on your computer.

Step 6: After you select your photo from your computer, click "Post." You're done! Note: Your photo WILL NOT remain on my wall. Don't worry, I have it!

To print these instructions, GO HERE.

Note: By uploading your photo, you confirm that you understand you are participating in a voluntary promotion and that your photo may be selected for publication and that you give Dogs Against Romney and its publisher permission to use your photo for promotional purposes. Due to limitations on the size of our publication, not all photos can be used.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ABC News: "Seamus The Immortal"

Seamus the Irish Setter is immortal. That's the opinion of ABC News after learning that Dogs Against Romney will be partnering with Touchstone/Simon & Schuster to help promote a new book about Seamus by NPR personalities and political satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin. The book, "Dog on the Roof! On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt," goes on sale June 19. 

According to ABC News, "while the story has incited pet lovers, pestered the presidential candidate [linking to an article about us], and punctuated attack ads, a national book tour devoted solely to propagating the ... event will likely reinvigorate the Seamus saga, which Romney has tried to put to sleep."

Scott Crider, founder of Dogs Against Romney, was interviewed for the story. He told ABC News that the book is the latest addition to a growing grassroots advocacy movement using the Seamus story to point out Romney's "overall meanness."

"It's a character-illuminating anecdote about Romney for a lot of people," Crider said. "A lot of people are just pure dog lovers and see what he did as being abusive; others see it as a little window about what kind of guy he is."

Romney's treatment of Seamus represents a "pattern" of "meanness" from Romney, he said, that is amplified by the recent controversy over his high school bullying and his comments that he "likes being able to fire people." 

Crider, who is promoting the book to his 55,000 Dogs Against Romney Facebook followers, said the book "makes Romney look silly."

But, while the book is humorous and satirical, he said it communicates a serious issue in a way that people who don't follow politics can relate to.

"Politics is hard for most people, including me, to keep their head around," Crider said. "Big discussions about universal healthcare and the debt issues and these things are really big and complex for busy people to really be able to wrap their head around."

"This thing with Seamus cuts right through all of that," he said.


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.