August 14th, 2012
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama links Seamus to windmills

Oskaloosa, Iowa (CNN) – Kicking off the second day of his three-day bus tour across Iowa, President Obama shifted his message from drought relief to renewable energy, and even found a way to connect wind power to Mitt Romney's now-infamous dog Seamus.

Speaking in a state that gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind power, Obama on Tuesday criticized his Republican rival Mitt Romney for opposing tax credits for renewable energy companies.


Filed under: Energy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Lionel

    Robme and Ryan would no doubt put Seamus, Grandma and Grandpa on the roof of a car and then shove them over a cliff.

    Let's vote to give more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and gut medicare. Read it, it is in the Ryan plan. They can't run from it and now say that is not what they meant.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    August 14, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Luke,AZ

    Romney/Ryan synonymous with Vulture/Voucher. Romney wants to kill the economy while Ryan wants to kill grandma.

    August 14, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Darryl

    Romney did say that, I herd it with my own ears. Pres. Obama is being factual on this issue.

    August 14, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    What happened to poor Seamus is NOT funny and is animal abuse but it's great way to remind us that the flip flopper and that wife of his thought putting a dog in a crate and driving from Boston to Toronto and have the dog get sick so they had to hose him down was funny.
    Wind power is already being used throughout the world for power.

    August 14, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. Drew

    Smaller government..Nah! Less taxes..only for the wealthy! Less restrictions..Oh yeah!! If it is about giving the wealthy more money they will move heaven and Earth. As far as the middle class and poor are concerned..good luck.

    August 14, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Howard

    OBAMA AVOIDS TELLING CROWDS HOW HE BROKE WIND ... AFTER EATING DOG !!!
    The gas Americans want, is NO yours ... Thanks to your ban on domestic drilling, and opposition to the Keystone Pipeline ... we poor Americans are paying over $4.00 per gallon at the pumps ... which is also jacking up the prices of EVERYTHING ... Your windmills, and your green pixie dust energy solutions are bankrupting America, and threatening our National Security.

    August 14, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Jon

    ok ... lets be honest here ... if I were a dog, would I rather ride in a car carrier on the top of Romney's car ... or be eaten by Obama

    Yes, I know I am sharing my red neck credentials somewhat here ... but I know that my dog loved riding in the back of my truck with the wind blowing in his face. So I suspect that a dog would rather have wind blowing in his face over being served for dinner.

    August 14, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney just told young people to "borrow money from their parents for college" in other words Romney doesn't give a darn whether you can go to college or not. The only thing a person can do for Romney is shine his boots before he kicks you in the rear end and for some people it might take that before they get it.

    August 14, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. Jon

    You know I could see a good political commerical over this ... Mom enters the room ... talking to her little daughter, Susie ... I have some good news ... the little girl is excited to hear the news, the mother continues ... Obama is coming to our house for dinner. With that the little girl starts to cry as she grabs the leash and her dog ... No the little screams ... he can not have my dog for dinner.

    August 14, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Jon

    What is wrong with borrowing money from parents for college ... I lent money to my kids so they could go to college.

    August 14, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Howard – You are wrong again. Domestic drilling is up, the Keystone Project has no bearing on oil prices, windmills are reducing the need for fossil fuels for energy, and national security has never been better. Glenn Beck has not been honest with you.

    August 14, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. george of the jungle

    why can;t we use people like howard for wind power he has plenty. The romneys idea of funny is animal cruelty. That should have told everyone from the beginning how these people think. Show us your tax returns mittens and is anne horse a medical deduction??? Forward

    August 14, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. Penobscot

    Renewable energy is a fraud. Oil and natural gas make the world turn in almost every way. Anyone who is older than 2 knows that.

    Wire Palladin, S.F. is a retard.

    August 14, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Jon asked.

    What is wrong with borrowing money from parents for college ... I lent money to my kids so they could go to college.
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    The average middle class kid works his way through college. The kids let their parents keep their retirement money.

    August 14, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  15. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    Willard should be banned from having pets. I'm calling PETA on him. Not only did he tie poor Seamus to the roof while he clearly had diarhea, his $77,000 tax write-off Rafalca didn't even medal in the Olympics.

    August 14, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. MD Independent

    Jon,

    Noting WRONG in borrowing money from your parents. But how many parents cann afford to lend their kids money for coolege, when each year costs about $25,000.

    August 14, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. Sandy

    Jon wrote:

    "What is wrong with borrowing money from parents for college ... I lent money to my kids so they could go to college."

    Nothing, so long as your parents have the money. The problem is, most parents don't have the money to lend their kids for college. That plan favors the rich only, that's the problem.

    August 14, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  18. russ

    You have to admit, whether you like Obama or not he is the coolest president we've ever had with the exception of maybe Bill Clinton. I will vote for him for that reason if nothing else. As for Romney/Ryan...they only want to help their rich buddies...for that reason, on those two, I'm out.

    August 14, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. The REAL Truth...

    @Howard – Thanks to your ban on domestic drilling, and opposition to the Keystone Pipeline ... we poor Americans are paying over $4.00 per gallon at the pumps ..
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    Get out much? Read much? There is no ban on domestic drilling.. the ban is on additional leasing mo_ron!
    Check the FACTS !!!! Didn't Faux Noise tell you that the POTUS has no control over the price of gasoline? Oh? You don't remember back to July 2008 when it reached the highest national average price.. EVER!!
    Today's avg is $3.70.

    August 14, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. myviewis

    russ

    You have to admit, whether you like Obama or not he is the coolest president we've ever had with the exception of maybe Bill Clinton. I will vote for him for that reason if nothing else.
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    I think just about every person standing in the unemployment line or senior citizen that did not get their cost-of-living increase from Obama will agree with you, vote for Obama because he is the coolest and for no other reason.

    August 14, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. truth hurts

    how many wind mills did iowa lose with the massive influx of obama hot air and lies in the last two days?

    August 14, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  22. Marie MD

    @howard@jon, this is not even comparing apples to oranges in an animal abuse case.
    The President was a six year old child who had no say on what was given to him.
    These two animal abusers were adults and what is more troublesome to me is that they thought, still think, it was funny.
    The bully bishop's response was that if he had known it would be such a big deal he would have never mentioned it.
    Why don't you two have somebody put you in a crate on top of an SUV and drive at over 70 mph and see how you like it.

    August 14, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  23. Mikey

    @Howard – Domestic oil production has increase each year that Obama has been in office. Drilling on public land has also increased each of those years. I guess if you all told the truth, you would have much more difficulty criticising the President.

    August 14, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "Thanks to your ban on domestic drilling, and opposition to the Keystone Pipeline ... we poor Americans are paying over $4.00 per gallon at the pumps"

    Thanks to GOP/Teatroll misinformation campaigning, lies, distortions and a delusions GOP/Teatroll base that's wililng to believe anything they're told as lon as it confirms their bias against a black POTUS, you're not the only complete and utter imbecile to believe that either of those things has a causal relationship with current gas prices.

    Hint: they don't...so get a clue.

    August 14, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |