Imagine the joy of Seamus up in dog heaven, watching America metaphorically poop all over Mitt’s windshield.
“President Obama dinged Mitt Romney at a campaign stop in Iowa today for the oft-told story about the old Romney family dog, Seamus, and his journey strapped to the roof of a car….
“In his speech, Obama criticized Romney for his opposition to wind energy in which the governor previously said that ‘you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.’
“‘I don’t know if he’s actually tried that,” Obama said jokingly. ‘I know he’s had other things on his car.'”
Mitt today likened President Obama to a “dog chasing its tail” on the stalled economic recovery.
Um, Mittens, you’re disqualified from doing dog analogies. You’re talking about Obama, and all we’re thinking is “Seamus, poor Seamus, abused Seamus.”
I guess he could have compared President Obama to a terrified dog stricken by diarrhea because he was strapped to the roof of a station wagon going at least 60 mph on the highway.
I looked at a picture of Mitt with Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, and suddenly a little light bulb went on. I’d seen that fake, forced smile a thousand times, but, all of a sudden, it occurred to me that Mitt may have Aspergers, which is part of the autism spectrum.
People with Aspergers lack empathy and have difficulty with social situations. Basically, they find it very hard to relate to other people, to put themselves in their shoes.
If Mitt has Aspergers, it would explain a lot.
I posted right after Aurora urging everyone to watch Mitt’s comments about the tragedy, and his weird, insincere, robotic affect. Aspergers would explain why he was so “off” when he made his statement.
It would explain stuff like “Corporations are people too” and “I enjoy firing people.”
It would explain his ruthlessness in the way Bain closed businesses and fired people without severance, health care, pensions, job training. As Mitt’s opponent in his run for governor, Shannon O’Brien, asked about one such closing, “Couldn’t Bain have made $80 million on that deal instead of $100 million and helped the displaced workers?” But if Mitt has Aspergers, he has a complete inability to imagine what getting fired was like for those people.
It would explain his citing the time he put his dog Seamus on the roof of the car as an example of his ability to solve problems, and having no clue why other people were horrified by that story.
I really think there’s more going on with Mitt than just being a spoiled, sheltered rich person. A lot of rich people have genuine smiles. If I had $250 million, I’d be grinning all the time.
Sean Hannity has been using the tag line “Can you afford four more?” about President Obama. I wonder if we can afford a president with Aspergers, a president with no empathy at a time when so many Americans are suffering.
There are reports that someone hacked into Mitt Romney’s personal email by successfully answering a security question about Mitt’s favorite pet.
Was the answer Seamus? Can it be that Mitt does irony?
Yesterday, Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller, the web site founded by Tucker Carlson, who has gone from wanting to be George Will (see old clips with bow tie and preppy glasses) to wanting to be Andrew Breitbart (see red meat on said web site), posted a story saying that we can’t be outraged about Mitt’s putting his Irish Setter Seamus on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip because President Obama admitted in his book Dreams From My Father that he actually ate dog while he was a child living in Indonesia.
And so that inevitably led to #ObamaDogRecipes, and Politico‘s pick of the top 11 tweets:
Beagles with cream cheese
Eggs rover easy
Pugs in a Blanket
Obama’s Indonesian Cookbook: Dreams of My Fido
Chicken Poodle Soup
Spaghetti and Mutt Balls
Santa’s little hamburger helper
When Obama asks for a DOGGY BAG he really means a bag with a dog in it
Garlic Mashed BOtatoes MMMMM
To which I add Canned Spamiel and Cheese Labradoodles and encourage you to share yours.
“This isn’t going to be about dogs or children’s toys or birth control pills.” Stuart Stevens, one of Mitt’s senior strategists.
Forget Iran, Afghanistan, unemployment, and the deficit. Now the presidential polls are about dogs. Asked who would be a better president for dogs, 37% said President Obama and 21% said Mitt.
Apparently, Mitt’s making a 12-hour trip to Canada with his dog Seamus on the roof of his station wagon is taking a toll. His favorables/unfavorables are upside down when voters are asked their opinion about Mitt’s treatment of dogs. He has 20% favorable, but 29%, so a negative 9% spread.
By contrast, 44% have a favorable view of President Obama’s treatment of dogs,with 14% unfavorable, so a net positive of 30%.
What about the cats?
“Republican voters are the Seamus of 2012 — slowing Mitt down by dumping on him, but unable to stop him from reaching his ultimate destination.”
Robert Shrum, “Mitt Romney has the GOP strapped to the roof of his car,” The Week
The group Dogs Against Romney will picket outside the Westminster Dog Show to remind dog lovers of Seamus Romney’s infamous twelve-hour trip to Canada on the roof of Mitt’s station wagon.