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Santorum Team Doggedly Resurrects Romney’s Seamus Tale (Mitt's Cruelty to Animals)
ABC News ^ | 3/19/12 | Amy Bingham

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT by jimbo123

Seamus the Irish setter may have died years ago, but the now-infamous story of his rooftop ride has been more firmly cemented into the narrative of the 2012 campaign than his retaliatory excrement was plastered to the back window of the Romney family station wagon during that fateful trip 20 years ago.

The Santorum campaign has referenced Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog Seamus four times over the past week as an anecdote that purportedly calls into question the former governor’s character.

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“If you can’t be nice to your dog, who are you going to be nice to?”

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KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; bishopvspope; dogabuserromney; dogsagainstromney; emptyvest; norinos; richestvsholiest; romneycare4ever; santorumvsteaparty; seamus; seamusprotectus

1 posted on 03/19/2012 5:26:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

We are all Seamus strapped to the roof of Mitt’s car and we’re going to Canada whether we like it of not.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

We are all Seamus strapped to the roof of Mitt’s car and we’re going to Canada whether we like it of not.

If we have to choose between Mitt and Obama, I think Canada sounds good.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 5:30:22 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: jimbo123

Bill Clinton got a dog named Seamus too. Is the secret Service still walking it?

Bill only got it for publicity purposes, the same as Socks the Cat.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 5:30:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

And Karl Rove, GoProud and the GOP-e are driving the station wagon.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 5:30:48 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I am a big time Santorum supporter, but this is just stupid.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: cripplecreek

“We are all Seamus strapped to the roof of Mitt’s car and we’re going to Canada whether we like it of not.”

Quote of the day!!!!


7 posted on 03/19/2012 5:35:08 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: jimbo123

LOL, Romney very much deserves this. Maybe he could team up with the Donald’s kids and tell animal tales.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: jimbo123
“I was in the kitchen, Seamus my dog was outside...(woo-ooh woof woof!)”

Pink Floyd, "Seamus" from the album "Meddle"--1969.

9 posted on 03/19/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Newt can't beat Mitt and Mitt can't beat Obama so what does Newt do? Picks Obama over Rick.")
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To: Proud2BeRight

I would say Quote of the Year.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Proud2BeRight
Romney seems to be in a competition with Obama to see who can be most arrogant.

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11 posted on 03/19/2012 5:39:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Santorum is a PETA guy, he probably thinks Romney is abusing the dog just by owning it. The GOP has really sunk low to have these two guys as our best candidates.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT by Varda
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!!


13 posted on 03/19/2012 5:48:08 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Varda

Har!

Cordially

-Rome


14 posted on 03/19/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; LdSentinal; ...

This plays into a larger theme, that Romney seems to be not quite human. He appears to be a pod person or perhaps has a computer chip in his head that’s remote controlled from outer space. Others have pointed it out, too. He’s a stepford candidate who does a pretty good job of mimicing a person but there’s something lacking.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Most of my dogs have been rescue dogs and something like this really does mean something to me. I’ve taken in more than a few “problem dogs” and don’t have much use for people who mistreat animals even if its out of indifference.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“It” is lacking a soul.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Clintonfatigued

So “the aliens” are telling Romney to strap the dog kennel to the top of the station wagon? Maybe you ought to consider purchasing some tin foil yourself.


18 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:16 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: jimbo123

He has a point. What sort of depraved idea is it to strap your pup even if in a crate to the roof of the car? The dog goes in the car at my house.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bigg Red

I have no use for either of them. I liked Santorum slightly more until I heard his views that the role of the federal govt was to police the internet for porn. Now I think he is an idiot and a danger to our country.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 6:04:21 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: yldstrk
Same here but I don't make him wear a seat belt. As you can see, I go with the harness over the collar.

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21 posted on 03/19/2012 6:05:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeInWV
I liked Santorum slightly more until I heard his views that the role of the federal govt was to police the internet for porn. Now I think he is an idiot and a danger to our country.

Does buying into the media spin make you or him the bigger idiot? (He said our government should enforce our existing laws)
22 posted on 03/19/2012 6:08:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Varda
Santorum is a PETA guy

Source?
23 posted on 03/19/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj

Seamus could be the most important pet dog since Roosevelt’s pet Scottish Terrier Fala became an issue in 1944.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 6:14:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Seamus could be the most important pet dog since Roosevelt’s pet Scottish Terrier Fala became an issue in 1944.

Nah, Checkers by a landslide. What other speech named after a dog is firmly entrenched in the history books? Oh, and that dog that LBJ picked up by the ears should probably be a runner-up.
25 posted on 03/19/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

As far as I can tell, they say it because he supported one of the anti puppy ranching bills. Its not really a conservative vs liberal issue. I’ve got mixed feelings on it myself.

I’ve seen good dog breeders and bad dog breeders.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 6:18:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

I call it Seamus’ revenge.


27 posted on 03/19/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT by altura
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To: Varda

Are you sure about that (Santorum a Peta guy) or are you just tossing it out.

And did Santorum really bring up this story or did someone bring it up to him.

We really need to cool it.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 6:25:15 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog.


29 posted on 03/19/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Clintonfatigued
You are forgetting Checkers. The dog that won a vice presidency.
30 posted on 03/19/2012 6:33:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jimbo123
Rick?? You are such a damned bore. Of all the things you could be talking about and you choose this, just stupid.

Stuff like this may give some buyers remorse.

Guess Newt has not given you some new issue you can use, explains a lot.

I'm with NEWT who speaks on issues.

31 posted on 03/19/2012 7:04:12 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: jimbo123
Do we really want a repeat of LBJ?


32 posted on 03/19/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: altura; Dr. Sivana
Use any search engine. PETA and HSUS both have sent funds to Santorum for good reason. He's promoted their legislation. Here's one article from Forbes.

"Is Rick Santorum a Closet Animal Rights Activist?

Santorum did more than back animal-rights legislation; he even held a press conference in 1995 in which he was pictured alongside Wayne Pacelle, an animal-rights activist who now heads the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). For those of you who don’t know HSUS, its positions are similar to PETA’s and no, they don’t run your local pet shelter; in fact, HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter in the U.S. and only gives about one percent of its money to pet shelters. What HSUS does is spend its money on anti-farming and anti-hunting campaigns."

The rural vote is Republican here in Pennsylvania many here simply refused to vote for him in his last Senate race. Part of the reason he lost

33 posted on 03/19/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Venturer
Bill Clinton got a dog named Seamus too.

Maybe it is Seamus.

34 posted on 03/19/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Bigg Red
I don't get this. Has anyone asked Seamus' opinion? Maybe he wanted to ride on the roof.
35 posted on 03/19/2012 7:51:28 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jimbo123
From the June 1936 issue of Popular Mechanics:

There were a number of inventions like this in 1930s to 1940s Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated magazine, which showed ways to travel with your dog in some sort of cage on the running boards, atop the rear bumper, and on the roof. This was from an era where many people who kept dogs never let them in their home, They stayed outside their whole life and slept in a dog house. There was a time in this country when most people did not condider their dogs to be "fur kids".
36 posted on 03/19/2012 8:02:29 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: BansheeBill

bttt


37 posted on 03/19/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Varda

I read the article. HSUS is not PETA.

If you think HSUS is so damning, say HSUS.

P.S. I live in Illinois and didn’t like the bill that closed the horse slaughterhouse. I am a Santorum supporter who never claimed he was perfect. I am happy to support the best candidate who did not push an individual healthcare mandate. Santorum is so much better than Romney. The job is to STOP ROMNEY.

I told people in Georgia to vote Newt. I told people in Virginia to vote Paul. In Illinois and Wisconsin, the best way to stop Romney is by voting Santorum. Several Newt delegates in IL switched to Santorum because they realize that truth,

Vote whichever way slows Romney down. We no longer have the luxury of getting every single detail right. Romney will be the end of the conservative presence in any meaningful way in the Republican party. He will credential an entire new generation of RINOs.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 8:18:23 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Varda

Oh, and regarding the press conference, that is no different than Pat Buchanan appearing with Lenora Fulani (which doesn’t make Buchanan a Black Power Marxist) or Sean Hannity with Dennis Kucinich, praising Kucinich for demanding that Obama get congressional approval before heading into any more countries.

In any event, SANTORUM IS NOT PETA.


39 posted on 03/19/2012 8:21:19 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: jimbo123
The broader phrase:

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

James D. Miles

40 posted on 03/19/2012 8:25:02 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Venturer

Wasn’t that Buddy? He was hit by a car at around 3 years old if I recall.


41 posted on 03/19/2012 8:41:13 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: cripplecreek

“He [Santorum] said our government should enforce our existing laws [on decency and pornography]”

We need less government intrusion in our lives, not more. Not a president who will seize more power through his administration so that he can pick and choose how he interprets and enforces the law. That would make him no different than Obama. Think long and hard about that.

I listened to his words, not the media spin. The problem was his words.

That mentality is the last thing this country needs. That mentality made the mess we are dealing with now. If things are ever to get better, it needs to go.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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>> The Santorum campaign has referenced Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog Seamus four times over the past week

Excellent. Now if we can get some dirt on the way Obama treated his kitty cats.

Ahhh.... wake me up from this nightmare!!!


43 posted on 03/19/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: I_be_tc

Buddy got hit by a car so they got another dog and named him Seamus.

Of course the dog was mere window dressing,like Buddy, just another photo-op for Bill, I think he walked him once, then the Secret Service got the job.

I was wondering what happened to him.


44 posted on 03/20/2012 5:03:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Verginius Rufus

Has anyone asked Seamus’ opinion? Maybe he wanted to ride on the roof.

^^^
:)


45 posted on 03/20/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Gene Eric

46 posted on 03/20/2012 1:49:09 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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