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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.


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KEYWORDS: idiotsdidntvote4mitt; media; republican; romney
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To: ansel12

What in your little mind is so wrong with crating a dog and securely strapping him to the roof? People put animals in kennals and throw them in the part of an airplane that’s hot and loud. I’ve seen kennels being pulled by cars, or horse stalls. WTF is the difference? For that matter my dog hangs it’s head out of my car window the entire time we’re on a road trip. Actually having the animal in the car loose is more dangerous for the pooch than being secured outside in a kennel/crate.


51 posted on 11/10/2012 2:09:10 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: exnavy

I think it was candidate fraud.


52 posted on 11/10/2012 2:09:32 AM PST by turn_to
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To: Ann Archy

Do you mean to imply that I’m some kind of a false conservative who probably voted for Obama because I dare to state the obvious? Yes, I voted for him.


53 posted on 11/10/2012 2:11:26 AM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: Jyotishi

The media is fair, what is she talking about? http://perezhilton.com/2011-05-25-barack-obama-talks-over-god-save-the-queen#.UJ4ncZI8pyw


54 posted on 11/10/2012 2:20:43 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Catsrus

Sorry, not buying that people wouldn’t vote for romney because of the dog story. Most people don’t know about it .

By the way, my dad put our beagle in the front seat of our outboard boat we were towing. She loved it.


55 posted on 11/10/2012 2:44:18 AM PST by somerville
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To: exnavy

“It was voter fraud.”

Yes, it was.


56 posted on 11/10/2012 3:01:28 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Jyotishi

If that’s how the Romneys felt, they shouldn’t have gone along with how it was done to Sarah Palin and acted like she was radioactive to them.

Had they actually fought back against what the media had done to her and the tea party—and not decided that whatever they did to the base themselves didn’t matter, because the base “will always turn out”—they might have had more and more fervent supporters when it counted.

(Though I’m not convinced that sufficient votes weren’t cast for Romney anyway.)


57 posted on 11/10/2012 3:16:45 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ansel12

. . . and you need to quit campaigning for Obama. He won; enjoy it now while you can.


58 posted on 11/10/2012 3:31:50 AM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: ansel12

Who gives a shit? Lots of dogs, cats, and yes people will die as a result of Obama winning.


59 posted on 11/10/2012 3:38:27 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ansel12

Our country is on the precipice. I love animals, but Romney’s dog is not important...really.


60 posted on 11/10/2012 3:40:11 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: somerville

I don’t care whether you are buying it or not, but I’m telling you what people said to me. There is a website called “Dogs Against Romney.”


61 posted on 11/10/2012 3:42:20 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Jyotishi
Well yes, who didn't know this stuff. The media has been solidly behind the Dem candidate since I was a kid in the sixties. The amount of vituperation directed at Barry Goldwater by the fourth estate doomed Goldwater from the beginning. When I was a young teen I'd read the anti-Goldwater articles wondering how such an evil person should be allowed to live. He should at least be locked up.

Ditto for Reagan and all other Pubbie candidates. Evil, nasty, greedy people who wanted to kill minorities, babies, and get us into nuclear wars. Conservative (or even moderate Pubbies like Romney) will never get a fair hearing from the media. Get used to it.

62 posted on 11/10/2012 3:50:46 AM PST by driftless2
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To: beaversmom

On a thread about Romney’s mistreated dog ending up with his sister, the subject will come up.

Today, the Romneys are no longer important hopefully, but trust me, the rinos will try to use him in some way against conservatives.


63 posted on 11/10/2012 3:57:43 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Jyotishi

Wow; she’s quite bright. Nothing gets past her, does it? Sheesh.


64 posted on 11/10/2012 4:00:37 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Twinkie

Well twinks, you don’t need to campaign for the pro-abortion liberal, Mitt Romney, anymore.

You guys used to claim that you had to settle for him, now you want to make him an anti-conservative hero and a protected species of the ultimate rino.


65 posted on 11/10/2012 4:01:43 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Your message in this thread is confusing. You say you don't like Romney's liberalism and you don't like him putting the dog on the roof. What exactly does the one have to do with the other?

If you want to campaign against Romney's liberalism, then do that. But don't be part of the drive-by media's stupid smear campaign because the ends do not justify the means.

66 posted on 11/10/2012 4:07:46 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Trueblackman
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

Succinct and accurate.

67 posted on 11/10/2012 4:08:48 AM PST by Holly_P
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To: Jyotishi

“She won’t want to be in a race like this again,” she added.

Well that makes me happy. No more Romney. Now let’s do as I have been saying from day one. SANTORUM!!!! He would have won this election because he is way more articulate than Romney was. Oh and he has this thing called Integrity and has a core of convictions. No Flip Flopping either. The media is free to chose who they want. We have Fox News who endorsed Romney and is watched by more people....so the media has little to do with who wins elections. What screwed up Romney was his flip flops and his lack of GOTV on Election Day.


68 posted on 11/10/2012 4:09:48 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: snarkytart

No one here has ever heard of anyone doing such a thing, putting the dog on the roof for a 650 mile trip.

When the dog got sick from it Mitt pulled into a station, hosed off the roof and the car, the cage and the dog, put the dog back into the cage and jumped back up on the freeway.

No one has ever heard of anyone else doing this, and then especially to continue it after the dog got sick, it was probably illegal at the time, and is illegal today.

You do not need to defend everything that someone does just because you embrace his politics, if most people saw them pull into that station, they would intervene and speak to the man before he returned to the freeway.

“As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ‘Dad!’ he yelled. ‘Gross!’ A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.

As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway.”


69 posted on 11/10/2012 4:16:32 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Alaska Wolf
Did he step on your toes?

No but he just lost the most important election in our life time because he is a big fat flip flopper. It was HIS responsibility to win this election and his alone. His sister is obviously on Obama’s payroll since she is blaming others for his brother's deserved loss.

70 posted on 11/10/2012 4:16:44 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: palmer

Confusing?

I don’t like what he did to his dog, and no conservative approves of his left wing politics.

You don’t have to promote the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, Reagan hating Romney anymore, you can move on to 2014.


71 posted on 11/10/2012 4:20:51 AM PST by ansel12
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To: napscoordinator
SANTORUM!!!!

Alas, no go. As the drive-by media has pointed out, or will point out, Santorum once went on a trip with the family cat in a box in the trunk of the car.

72 posted on 11/10/2012 4:23:07 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: ansel12

By repeating that non-story over and over you are nothing but a tool of the media.


73 posted on 11/10/2012 4:24:14 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Catsrus
I don’t care whether you are buying it or not, but I’m telling you what people said to me. There is a website called “Dogs Against Romney.”

You know, I was out last night at the local mall and the bricks/mortar Cafe Press had THE bumpersticker of the election:

"Mutts for Mitt: Better to be in the Crate than on the Plate"

Too bad I found on the Friday AFTER the election.
74 posted on 11/10/2012 4:28:20 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: palmer

Since the thread is about the non-story, commenting is appropriate.

The more important issue is making sure that Romney is driven out of politics and is not able to serve as part of a Romney/Rove team against conservatives, for years to come.

Do you want to move the GOP so far left as to match Mitt’s anti-Reagan politics and remove the pro-life plank from the platform?


75 posted on 11/10/2012 4:29:53 AM PST by ansel12
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To: RC one
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.

The Dems wanted Romney as a candidate because they felt it was their best chance! And the GOPe delivered - the stupid party.

76 posted on 11/10/2012 4:30:08 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: palmer

lol.


77 posted on 11/10/2012 4:34:05 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: RobbyS

Spent too much money burying Gingrich and Santorum..

IMO, Gingrich and Santorum spent too much time burying each other. If one would have bowed out, maybe we would have had a different candidate. Mitt wasnt my first choice, but his love of Country was obvious - quite the contrast to what we have sitting in the White House. And his pick of Paul Ryan was fantastic. Many people, including some on this forum are waiting for the perfect candidate or the next Ronald Reagan. That aint gonna happen. They vote 3rd party or stay home to send the GOP a message. The only message the GOP gets is the Country keeps sending more dems and rino’s to Washington.


78 posted on 11/10/2012 4:35:14 AM PST by mouse1
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To: ansel12
Do you want to move the GOP so far left as to match Mitt’s anti-Reagan politics and remove the pro-life plank from the platform?

No I do not.

Do you want to keep being a media tool or focus exclusively on what actually matters?

79 posted on 11/10/2012 4:36:19 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: RobbyS

Picture of Obama in hat smoking pot should have been spread around.

That picture helped him. He’s one of them. The young got him elected. He’s cool.


80 posted on 11/10/2012 4:44:27 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Jyotishi

Conspicuous lack of surname always begs further investigation.

Jane Romney-Robinson, Democrat, supported Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer, general nutcase aspiring actress, with at least one instance of obsessive behavior directed at a married male Democrat politician, she reportedly appeared at his home in the middle of the night and crawled into bed with him and his wife. She’d been pursuing him, unwelcomed, for quite some time at that point.

Nice job keeping her locked up in the attic during the campaign, she’d have been revolting to most conservative voters. Now she’s on the lam seeking media exposure under the pretext of defending her brother.

It was almost a case of “Billy Carter’s back and this time she’s really whack.”

The things you learn after the fact. My goodness.


81 posted on 11/10/2012 4:52:04 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ansel12
Congratulations.

You are one of the millions who were victimized by the MSM's propoganda campaign.

The millions who lap up the stupid-stories. The MSM puts it out there for people just like you.

82 posted on 11/10/2012 6:20:04 AM PST by what's up
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To: Catsrus
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.

I'm reminded of overhearing two birkenstock-type women talking about how cruel it was to have a cat declawed. These same two are all for abortion on demand.

83 posted on 11/10/2012 6:28:38 AM PST by Flick Lives
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To: ansel12

While I find the crate on top of the car objectionable, I don’t understand how it can be so upsetting to a country that allows dogs — tiny puppies — to be transported in the cargo holds of airplanes. Many, many get sick and die shortly after arriving at their destinations. The practice should be banned.


84 posted on 11/10/2012 7:05:24 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: Catsrus
"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."

She's always been somewhat of a hair-flipper, but lately she's upped the bleach to a glaringly unreal platinum shade. And the poufiness! I saw her on TV the other night and my first thought was, "I thought Tammy Wynette was dead."

85 posted on 11/10/2012 8:38:03 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: RC one
There were several reasons Romney lost. Not the least reason being the Republicans who, if they can't have the candidate of their choice, will vilify and destroy the nominee with all sorts of negative comments. You don't see or hear the Democrats trying to destroy their candidate, and you can bet most of them know that Obama is unqualified for the job and one of the biggest liars next to Bill and Hillary Clinton to ever occupy the White House. Republicans need to learn there is no perfect candidate, and what pleases one person may not please another, but we have got to learn not to destroy our candidates. Some Republicans refused to vote because they didn't get their way! I voted for Romney and would vote for him again today because I believe he and Ryan could/would turn around our economy. I, also, believe the defense of our nation would be more secure, and they would stand with Israel.

Chris Christie certainly is responsible for aiding and abetting Obama by embracing him and praising him to high heaven. Obama used him for a photo op and lied to him while doing so, but Christie didn't have enough sense to recognize it. He was promoting himself while stabbing Romney in the back.

I believe fraud played a huge part in Romney's defeat. I think America just got a glimpse of Chicago politics at its’ worst. Ironically, places that threw out Republican poll watchers went over 90% for Obama and other places went for him 100%. The mainstream media needs to be ostracized and newspapers such as The N.Y. Times should pay the price for their duplicity in electing Obama again.

86 posted on 11/10/2012 10:15:44 AM PST by PeskyOne
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To: napscoordinator
he is a big fat flip flopper

How does that make him worse than Ron Paul, Gary Johnson or Virgil Goode?

87 posted on 11/10/2012 10:56:09 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Jyotishi

Every one of these a-holes in the SRM need to PERSONALLY pay for what they have done to this country!! IMO, not enough bad things can happen to them and their families!!!! F them all!! They are our enemies. May a pox be on all of their houses!!


88 posted on 11/10/2012 11:00:03 AM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: ansel12
now you want to make him an anti-conservative hero

Can you post a couple of examples to support your asinine allegation?

89 posted on 11/10/2012 11:05:21 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: palmer

What is extremely important right now, is to cauterize the ugly wound called Mitt Romney, or else he will carry his lifelong anti-conservatism and anti-Reagan agenda, into the next level of being a GOP elder statesman.

We have always despised the hard left, Massachusetts politician that brought his mentor’s (William Weld) politics to the top of the GOP ticket, now that the race is over, conservatives need to speak openly about him and his radical agenda, again.

“I think Bill Weld comes as close as anyone,” Romney said when asked whom in his party he aligned with.

“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush,”

“I’m not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses.”


90 posted on 11/10/2012 12:06:11 PM PST by ansel12
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To: sockhead

I don’t know the current status of that, but I have been reading exposes of it for decades, I hope there is improvement in that area.


91 posted on 11/10/2012 12:10:50 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Do you mean the current status of dogs in the cargo hold of planes? I assure you it is happening now, every day. Breeders can send a 2 pound Yorkie via airplane to a buyer. Many are sick or get sick on long flights & layovers and die upon arrival.


92 posted on 11/10/2012 12:53:33 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: ansel12

I don’t know. Back in the 70s, my dog traveled thousands of miles loose in the back of a pickup. If the crate was properly secured, the dog wouldn’t be in significant danger.


93 posted on 11/10/2012 1:17:55 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: sockhead

You DO realize there are rules about shipping animals by plane, don’t you? My Border Collie pup was shipped that way, and he arrived in fine shape.


94 posted on 11/10/2012 1:26:01 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Many of us have traveled in the back of a pickup, the Brat, used to have seats back there.

You didn’t put your dog on the roof for a 650 mile trip on the interstate though, and when he got sick from it, you didn’t merely hose him and his cage down, and hit the 70mph freeway again.

My guess is that you would have kept him in the bed of the truck.


95 posted on 11/10/2012 1:27:18 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: Mr Rogers

The rules vary from airline to airline, and many mistakes are made, often. Based on what I know of the Yorkie community, the number that die — size and greater breed fragility probably play a part, I oppose breeders who ship puppies. Good Yorkie breeders will not ship unless a human transporter is employed to take the pup in the cabin.


96 posted on 11/10/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: Catsrus
"I know many, many people who wouldn’t vote for Mitt because of that dog story."

ROFL

So that's why they voted for the guy that ATE dog.

97 posted on 11/10/2012 5:35:36 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: palmer
"SANTORUM!!!!
Alas, no go. As the drive-by media has pointed out, or will point out, Santorum once went on a trip with the family cat in a box in the trunk of the car."

pssssssst! The cat was pregnant.

98 posted on 11/10/2012 5:43:33 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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