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Mitt Romney's sister blames media's vilification for brother's loss
Daily New & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | ANI

Posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:01 AM PST by Jyotishi

New York - Mitt Romney's sister Jane has come to the defense of her younger brother slamming media over the way they had treated the Republican Presidential contender, and blaming them for making him lose the White House race.

Jane, the eldest Romney sister, told Inside Edition about how she felt the media "vilified" Mitt after it was reported that he traveled with Seamus, the family dog, strapped to the roof of their car.

"He was my dog...It's a crate. That's how they travel. Here's the deal. All these stupid little stories are fabricated and it hurt," the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.

Jane, 75, also said that Mitt's wife, Ann, has not been taking the loss particularly well.

"She was crying. She was very emotional. For Ann, it was definitely shell-shock," she said.

"She won't want to be in a race like this again," she added.

According to the paper, Jane explained what she thinks went wrong with the campaign, and blamed her own family for not doing enough to help him secure a win.

"I feel like our family could have helped more. But we were scared we'd be on the 6 p.m. news, misspeaking," she added.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idiotsdidntvote4mitt; media; republican; romney
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:12 AM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

The media and the Obama campaign are the same damn thing. Get used to it.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 12:34:58 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Jyotishi

The revenge controls 99% of all media.

Good luck ever getting a message out.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 12:35:05 AM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
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To: Jyotishi

She’s right about one thing. Any thing said by any member of his family would have been blown out of proportion, so they had to be careful what they did or didn’t say.

I hate the media and their bias.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 12:36:11 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Jyotishi

What makes her think we have a media? I know we have a communist propaganda machine, but a media?


5 posted on 11/10/2012 12:39:51 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Jyotishi

Romney held his fire during the summer rather than hit back hard. he should have carried the fight to the enemy by hitting at Obama personally. Ridicule might have worked. Picture of Obama in hat smoking pot should have been spread around.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 12:41:19 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Catsrus

Conservatives need our own media broadcasting to the masses. Talk radio is good; they sing to the choir and strengthen the base. So much money is raised for the campaigns, how about a billion or two to start media outlets too?


7 posted on 11/10/2012 12:43:17 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

It was voter fraud.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 12:44:11 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Jyotishi
Conservatives need our own media broadcasting to the masses.

I would love to see a televised version of CNS.com

9 posted on 11/10/2012 12:46:13 AM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Jyotishi

They have to move on, stop crying, Ann..we have a country to save ...somehow..before time runs out..he should have hit Obama hard instead of calling the guy a nice man..Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing as they say..Mitt thought it would be given to him..he was wrong...the dems placed in fraud when they knew he could not bring out his base. The dems basically admitted that last summer..it’s done...blame whoever you like..tho the candidate was the problem the most..Not conservatism. His team and Ann Coulter need to go away...Her retard remark brought out all of south Florida...and hurt West, too.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 12:46:44 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: exnavy

Yes it was fraud. Too bad one can’t simply call 911 and report it. (Hey, why not!)


11 posted on 11/10/2012 12:47:01 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RobbyS

I think Romney’s campaign met finance problem during summer. Internal fighting cost him too much.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 12:49:59 AM PST by granada
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To: Jyotishi

She is lying about the dog.

People do not strap their dog in a kennel on the roof of a car and drive cross country for 12 hours, stopping part way after the dog is made sick, merely to hose down the car, the kennel cage, and the dog himself, and then hitting the Interstate again with the dog wet and ill.

The Romneys did not even keep the dog afterward, there are two versions of how the dog disappeared after this abuse, one is that it was sent to live with this sister, the other is that it ran off when they arrived in Canada after 12 horrible hours.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 12:52:12 AM PST by ansel12
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To: granada

Spent too much money burying Gingrich and Santorum. Should have just taken his chances with the voters.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 12:55:14 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: ansel12

I can’t believe you are talking about this.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 12:58:10 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: ansel12

Forget about the dog issue. That was nothing but a distraction.

Even conservatives have been played by liberal media.

Now media is helping Obama handle Benghazi.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 1:02:21 AM PST by granada
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To: RobbyS

Really? Didn’t you read the short article?

The woman was lying and the story needed fleshing out, this is not a new story to freepers, we have researched it and commented on it for many years.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 1:03:01 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Christie at the beach

I used to like Ann Coulter, until she started blabbering about Christie and also when she gave a speech for gays/lesbians. Lately, I’ve just noticed how she constantly flips her hair when she talks. I think she is a fake, a female version of the shock jock - Howard Stern.

Its all about the money and selling her books. She should never have used the word retard. However, nothing any of the Dems say hurt them nor do they get identified with the ones who say stupid things. It doesn’t seem to hurt their brand.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 1:04:07 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Jyotishi
he lost, first and foremost, because he was a sucky presidential candidate and we all knew that going into this here at FR and we said as much endlessly during the primaries. We did our best to keep him out of this election but he managed to impose his will upon us and then he managed to lose the election just as many of us predicted he would. I don't know why anyone is surprised frankly. was their fraud? of course. I honestly don't think there has ever been a US election that didn't involve a degree of election fraud. That's not why Romney lost though.
19 posted on 11/10/2012 1:05:01 AM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: ansel12

Who was lying? Mitt’s sister? No, the story didn’t need fleshing - this happened in 1984. God, give it a rest.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 1:06:55 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: granada

No, his treatment of the dog fits the life story of Mitt’s bizarre sociopathic behavior and pathological lying, Mitt’s insensitivity and lack of awareness of life outside of himself.

His reaction to the stories over the years have proven his pathological lying.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 1:07:40 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

The whole matter is so insignificant,like what he did in the 8th grade. If you think such things go to character, I have news for you. Almost no one is qualified to run for president.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 1:08:40 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Catsrus

No, truth has no expiration date, you need to quit campaigning for the man.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 1:09:29 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

You sure do carry an inordinate amount of wood for Romney! Did he step on your toes?


24 posted on 11/10/2012 1:10:20 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Jyotishi

Romney was a wimp and a friggin toady of Karl Rove, who repeated the same failed policy of another failed moderate GOP candidate in McCain, remember he is s nice guy thing they tried on Obama>


25 posted on 11/10/2012 1:11:08 AM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: RobbyS

Romney was truly not qualified to even be in republican politics, and especially not in the position to lead the party.

If you don’t like this thread about the sister and the dog story, you might be on the wrong thread.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 1:11:53 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

And he lost. so why bring up this penny-ante stuff? About as relevant as Abe Lincoln’s fights with his wife.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 1:12:05 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Jyotishi

Conservatives have been forced to play defence for years.

Liberals have controlled eduction system, media.....they don’t have bottom line, they can do anything.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 1:12:45 AM PST by granada
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To: Jyotishi; newgeezer

Newt was the only one who could deal with the evil media and he would have been a good candidate. Too bad he was a womanizer who had crazy ideas and his own side hated working with him....well that’s what I heard.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 1:12:57 AM PST by DungeonMaster (If a man will not work, then neither shall he eat.)
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To: ansel12

You are so full of it. I didn’t want Romney as our candidate, but this story is an old one and needs to just die. What the he** are you talking about campaigning for him? Its over smart a**. Saying this story is old, and it is, and should be allowed to die is your version of campaigning? You are twisted.


30 posted on 11/10/2012 1:16:25 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: ansel12

People may not like the story though some people didn’t vote for him after what they did to the dog...pets give unconditional love vs humans screw you over while you are looking...people love animals..it’s not a worthless story then or now..IMO..it’s over now..just not for that entire family. ( idiot people to put a dog on a car roof) he maybe remembered for that..the way people are nowadays/to latch on to the shock things..


31 posted on 11/10/2012 1:16:32 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: RobbyS
Almost no one is qualified to run for president.

Being qualified to RUN for president is not the same thing as being qualified to BE president. That's a big part of the problem.

32 posted on 11/10/2012 1:16:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: ansel12

Ok. Romney lost, media and Obama won. Let’s rest the dog issue and forget Benghazi.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 1:17:36 AM PST by granada
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“What makes her think we have a media? I know we have a communist propaganda machine, but a media?”
_______________________________________

I have been screaming that for years now.
The Marxist/Leninist have always known that the keys to the treasure are in controlling media and education.
If it were not for FOX we would have no media at all.
If not for private schools, we would have nothing but
young pioneer indoctrination schools.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 1:17:41 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Christie at the beach

I know many, many people who wouldn’t vote for Mitt because of that dog story. They called him inhumane and there was even a website called “Dogs Against Mitt.” It has thousands of people on it. Never mind that zero voted 3 times to allow babies who survived botched abortions to die, they jumped on the treatment of the dog, yet ignored zero’s inhumanity toward humans.

The libs are so warped in their fake outrages.


36 posted on 11/10/2012 1:20:57 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: RobbyS; granada; Catsrus

Guys, a thread about Seamus, is the wrong thread to be insisting that no one talk about Seamus.

Wait until you are on thread that is NOT about the sister and Seamus and the event, before you try to shut down posting on it.


37 posted on 11/10/2012 1:24:01 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

And so you think zero was and is qualified? You are an obama troll - go back under the bridge your crawled out from. You aren’t qualified to be an expert on Republican politics.


38 posted on 11/10/2012 1:24:07 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: ansel12

It isn’t just about the dog. Its also about Mitt’s sister, the media,wife and the aftermath of the campaign. Some want to focus on small things -just like the libtards do.


39 posted on 11/10/2012 1:26:35 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: ansel12

We don’t like Romney, Obama and media don’t like Romney.

Obama won, and everybody is satisfied now.


40 posted on 11/10/2012 1:27:51 AM PST by granada
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To: ansel12; RobbyS; granada; Catsrus
Guys, a thread about Seamus, is the wrong thread to be insisting that no one talk about Seamus.

Have you ever seen a dog or dogs riding in the open bed of a pickup truck? How about a kennel trailer? Can you explain the difference between those and a kennel attached to the top of a vehicle?

41 posted on 11/10/2012 1:33:00 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: ansel12

God, this thread is about media, about propaganda machine, brainwashing, bias, and liberals’ dirty tricks!


42 posted on 11/10/2012 1:33:05 AM PST by granada
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To: Catsrus

Yeah, I am aware the thread is about the dog, the sister who they shipped it to, to get rid of it after the trip, the media reporting the sick abuse, Mitt’s lies and insensitivity over the years about claiming that the dog loved it etc. and how it revealed something about the pathological liar during the campaign for conservatives and freepers, and the freerepublic truth file on Romney.

I’m even aware of the Planned Parenthood supporting, pro-abortion wife of the most hard left, pro-abortion, radical homosexualist to ever contaminate the GOP.


43 posted on 11/10/2012 1:33:40 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Catsrus
-->>>know many, many people who wouldn't’t vote for Mitt because of that dog story. They called him inhumane and there was even a website called “Dogs Against Mitt.” It has thousands of people on it. Never mind that zero voted 3 times to allow babies who survived botched abortions to die, they jumped on the treatment of the dog, yet ignored zero’s inhumanity toward humans.

People love pets more than humans in some cases.... those single women in my work office tell me it's about their right to control their own bodies not for the government to order them in what to do.. that's how they see it and come back to pro life rebutal. They tell me it's none of my business. Government tax payers should not pay for abortions and parents should be notified for under age kids. You cannot force a person to not go in a clinic. Well, you can, though I guess you would end up in jail once they got to a phone..we live in a play party society and it's becoming worse...Now, we need a tough stance and good people in leadership until that happens, we are sorta lost.

44 posted on 11/10/2012 1:46:39 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: granada
-> Obama won, and everybody is satisfied now.

I don't know anyone as friends or family who is happy about obama 2nd term..

45 posted on 11/10/2012 1:53:03 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: RobbyS
NOTHING would work with this man, people who voted for him don't care. They just don't. He gets a skin color pass just like the guilty whites do in this culture for most minorities. Never holding them responsible for anything, lowering standards to make sure they can pass the test, blaming whitey for any bad behavior because of “institutional racism.”
Look at the fat slob Matthews on MSNBC. He called any kind of attack on zer0’s policies racist. People here LOL at him and said he was hysterical loon but, there's a entire country of brow beaten loser white people who have been taught this black victimization and to hate white culture as being oppressive.

ANY personal attack would have garnered feelings of sympathy.

46 posted on 11/10/2012 1:59:21 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: RC one

Did you vote for Romney?


47 posted on 11/10/2012 2:00:39 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ansel12

Did the dog die?


48 posted on 11/10/2012 2:02:38 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: Christie at the beach

I take that back..I live in South Florida and plenty of my neighbors are happy with it.. they are mostly from new jersey, new york .. (no offense to those areas) I have a place further up north Fl-hubby and I stay there more here lately..


49 posted on 11/10/2012 2:04:01 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Alaska Wolf; ansell

Exactly.


50 posted on 11/10/2012 2:04:48 AM PST by snarkytart
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