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Obama eats dogs and Romney forces them to ride on top of cars - animal cruelty much?

For some reason in the United States, politicians seem to be thrust upon us who have mistreated animals. Many have heard about the situation with Mitt Romney and his dog. On Tuesday, the story took a new turn down the rabbit hole.

This is not how this writer would solve the problem or needing more space to transport the dog. A more appropriate action may have been to rent a larger car, rent a small trailer or U-Haul for the luggage, or to simply have the dog sit inside the car like a loved member of the family.

Some of you out there may not understand this, but some people really love their pets. This writer knows many people who would never vote for Mitt Romney based on his treatment of Seamus. That a grown man would treat a family pet that way shows this writer a disconnect from the real world. Mitt Romney may not have been aware of the consequences of his actions, or how his behavior affected his dog, but Romney certainly didn't care enough to pull over either. This writer wants a representative who understands that sometimes actions have consequences, unintended or not.

Ann Romney came to her husband's aid regarding Seamus on Monday speaking with Diane Sawyer.

“The dog loved it,” Ann Romney said. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.”

“Once, he — we traveled all the time — and he ate the turkey on the counter. I mean, he had the runs,” Ann Romney said, laughing as she explained how the dog got diarrhea.

Ann compared the trip to a person riding on a roller coaster. This writer disagrees. A roller coaster doesn't take the rider over 70 MPH for hours straight. In addition, I have the choice to go on a roller coaster. Seamus the dog went "crazy" when he saw the crate, but certainly couldn't speak to say yes or no.

In the beginning of this piece, it stated there were "politicians" who mistreated animals. On Tuesday, the Daily Caller addressed something written in Obama's book:

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

The Daily Caller piece has turned to jokes, now justifying Mitt Romney's behavior in comparison to Barack Obama's behavior. Although the Jewish and Islamic religions ban eating dog, it is legal in some countries. It is not, however, appropriate behavior. This is not a joke.

One should not eat a dog and one should not transport a dog on the roof of the car. The fact that this had to be written in itself is a shame (and that neither has apologized).


The article includes the story about what happened with the dog Seamus, I just figured you all would have already heard that ickyness.

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Dogs for Ron Paul!

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Dogs for Ron Paul!

OMG Obama

ate Seamus!

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I wonder if their dog

...Bo sleeps with one eye open.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

If I had a dog...

It would probably look like the one that Obama ate.


Seriously, How did it affect

Seriously, How did it affect his dog? Has Seamus been psycho analized? Seems to me when I see dogs riding in the the back of a truck bed they are extremely happy and enjoying the ride! Our little yorkie absolutely loved to hang her head out the window. We had to pull her in so we could roll it up. I think she liked being wind blown better then we.

I am not a Romney fan and I love my pets, but I am not going to go with this one. Romney even built a windshield for the crate. Honestly, I believe animal rights are another way our nation is being overrun by rules and regulations...perhaps now we need to raise taxes to fund Pet Transpartation Safety Agents and animal psycho analysis so rich people like the Romney's don't take their large dog on vacations with them; and if they do we can find out if it really bothered the dog.

Really, I'm thinking Seamus had a blast and was loved by the family and enjoyed the ride as well as the vacation. Would probably have been a good idea for a potty break, but sometimes time flies...

Romney, quit putting your dog

Romney, quit putting your dog on top of your car. Obama, quit eating dogs. This is just another ABC type news diversion. I'm surprised George Stephanopoulis didn't report this. You know, instead of talking about the debt. But as long as you're letting us know how much dogs like the wind in their faces, I may as well pass this item on.

A veterinarian wrote an editorial in my local newspaper. He begged people to quit letting their dogs ride in the back of their pickup trucks. He said he was sick to death about having to try and put the dogs back together again. Do what you want, but you'd better not take your broken dog to this vet.

Will Nuge switch support from Romney to Obama?

"Dog Eat Dog"