Romney bought $5k of food for people to “donate” back to him at phony “hurricane” rally

You See Victims, Romney Smells “Opportunity”

OMG.  It IS Paul Ryan and the soup kitchen!

From McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed:

But the last-minute nature of the call for donations left some in the campaign concerned that they would end up with an empty truck. So the night before the event, campaign aides went to a local Wal Mart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in, according to one staffer. (The campaign confirmed that it “did donate supplies to the relief effort,” but would not specify how much it spent.)

Romney phony relief event for Hurricane Sandy

Distributing birther-inspired anti-Obama t-shirts
at the “non-partisan” rally.

Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.

Two teenage boys retrieved a jar of peanut butter each, and got in line. When it was their turn, they handed their “donations” to Romney. He took them, smiled, and offered an earnest “Thank you.”

No relief for you!

We’ve all been through it before. Grandma’s getting old. Mom goes and buys grandma’s Christmas gifts, or maybe mom even gives you a 20 and tells you to buy yourself something from grandma, then wrap it up for Christmas eve – and make sure you look surprised when you unwrap your gift in front of grandma!

And that’s okay, cuz grandma’s 90 years old and has a hard time getting around.

What’s Mitt Romney’s excuse?

Team Romney Admits “Relief” Event Was Staged for Political Reasons

I also found this part of the story fascinating. The Romney campaign admits that the intent behind the rally was swing state election visibility, not hurricane relief:

But Boston wasn’t quite ready to lose a full day of swing state visibility with a week left in the race. So, after some deliberation, the campaign decided to use their existing venue in Ohio to stage a makeshift, and nonpartisan, humanitarian project. It would be a way for Romney to show leadership — and get on the local news — without looking craven or opportunistic.

They weren’t willing to lose a day’s visibility in a swing state, so they came up with the event and crafted it in a way that would still get them political benefit, but would camouflage the intent.  So, as I predicted, Team Romney saw Hurricane Sandy – saw the imminent peril of tens of millions of Americans – as a political “opportunity” to exploit.

Philip Rucker of the Washington Post.

And as the reports from the rally prove, Romney’s “relief event” was a lot of partisan politics, and not much relief.

And keep mind, the Red Cross doesn’t want these “donations.”  The Red Cross specifically says on its Web site NOT to give it donations of goods.  It needs money and blood donations.  When people send goods, it requires staff time to go through, distribute them, etc – time that is better spent working on more efficient means of helping disaster victims.  And I quote from the Red Cross Web site:

Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.

It’s the “Chinese Jeeps” of Charity Events!

Mitt Romney spent $5,000 on a political stunt when he should have simply donated the $5,000 to the Red Cross. But had he donated the money, it wouldn’t have been nearly as good a PR event, and remember, with Mitt Romney, it’s not about helping people – it’s about fueling his ambition.

Need more proof? Jennyjinx on Twitter just noted the following:

@aravosis Why couldn’t Romney have asked his supporters to write a check or plop money in a can?

The Romney people decided that you “had” to have food in hand in hand to donate, or they wouldn’t let you in.  But if you didn’t have any food, they’d give you some food they bought – food the Red Cross doesn’t want.  Why didn’t the Romney people at the very least ask people who didn’t bring food to write a check, or donate cash?  They could have a laptop sitting there with a connection to the Internet, and people could have donated to the Red Cross via the Red Cross’ own Web site.  But they didn’t.  Because this event wasn’t about helping the Red Cross or Hurricane Sandy’s victims.

How long until Romney voters try to destroy this charity as well?  Then again, by intentionally impeding the Red Cross’ hurricane relief work, they’re already off to a good start.

PS Compare Romney’s made-for-TV stunt with what President Obama did when visiting FEMA HQ this morning:

No TV cameras allowed.  But, what – you say – the President isn’t trying to make hurricane relief a partisan media spectacle of opportunity?  Clearly, un-American.


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  • Naja pallida

    Huh? Unintelligible nonsense is generally not really worth replying to, but I will say that the voters chose to avoid hell, by not electing Romney.

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  • Moderator3

    @El_Tigre_Loco – I think most of us got it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Ginandes/1534196978 Paul Ginandes

    Longest day of the year is Jun 21. The shortest day is Dec. 21. Therefore the days when the day and night are of equal length are Sep. 21 and Mar. 21, and therefore the two different days of the year when the daylight hours on those two days will be equal, give or take a few days depending on your location on earth.

  • keirmeister

    Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what is known as a straw man. Nice try, Junior.

  • beduke

    No, actually the most useful thing for the Red Cross is always money. That way they don’t have to waste energy and time in transportation. They can acquire what they need as close as possible to the disaster site. Also, they can buy exactly what is required, rather than having to sort through a hodge-podge of donated goods.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    So it would be okay for your local police to be out selling tickets to their ball whilst the robbers run rampant. I get it.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    How?

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    No, you deserve what obama is going to do and is doing to this country.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    And obama is as pure as the driven snow? Yeah, right.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Please leave race out of this. We dislike obama because he wants to lower the United States’ status to a second or third world country. Read his books.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    What’s a matter? Can’t make it on your own?

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Now you know that is against the law.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    I thought that canned food items were what they wanted and that is what is shown in the photos.

  • beduke

    that would make sense if he hadn’t spent the money on stuff that was useless to the Red Cross. So you can only look at this as a crass publicity-seeking stunt. However, since this is a free country, you are free to believe that your man had only the noblest of motivations.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Seems like Romney is taking a page out of the book of Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” who was the White House Chief of Staff under obama!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Wait until obamacare kicks in next year. You will see a scam.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    If I told you once, I told you a million times, do not exaggerate.

    (250,000 million is 250 trillion.)

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    Actually, I voted for my son. He gave me a free cell phone.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    The first day of winter in Alaska is just as long as the first day of summer – 24hrs.

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    When private corporations do something you dislike, you can call government. If government does something you dislike, who are you going to call?

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    So how much did Obama donate out of his own pocket? He is a multimillionaire.
    You could look at this as Romney donating $5000 and trying to not take credit for it.
    But I forgot, you have to toe the party line. Poor democrats are so cynical.

  • Naja pallida

    Where is he now? Well, there is something pretty big happening today. In case you missed it. Might distract the President’s attention a little bit. FEMA is still quite active in the storm-hit areas. Just today they declared the people of Hunterdon county eligible for individual federal disaster benefits and public assistance. Yep, no where to be seen.

    As for Obamacare… I realize it is hard to grasp, but it isn’t a system you “get on”. It is primarily a federal mandate to buy private insurance. In fact, many of the benefits afforded to Congress in their health care plans, are part of Obamacare. Then there’s the language that was put in by Republicans, that once fully implemented, will make Congress only allowed to get their health insurance through the exchanges created by Obamacare. Oops. Not to mention, there are no union exemptions from Obamacare.

    Please get your information from somewhere other than Rush Limbaugh… and what the heck do you have against mongooses? They generally seem pretty apolitical to me.

  • Cayrno4

    Excuse me mongoose keeper, where is he now after the photo op at hurricane Sandy?  people are crying in the streets and nobody has seen obama or fema.  this man is king of BS.  Oh and where was he when 4 Americans were killed, please somebody spell VEGAS!  Give me a break Mongoose.  Oh and ObamaCare?  Why isn’t the pres, family, congress all of them on it?  It’s a wonderful, life saving program.  It’s so good we’ll get fined if we don’t get on it.  Well, same to them.  Fine their butt!  Oh lets not forget about some of the unions that are exempt too.  Somebody has stolen the brains of the Democrats, I wish they’d bring them back, for all of us.

  • Cayrno4

    You are completely brainwashed.  You need to google the information given to you here to find what really happened.  By the way, did you know that your Democratic Vice President gives less than $400 per year to charity???  Google that too!  But other people aren’t giving their fair share?  If you like the crap Obama and friends are spewing, by the way he’s a part in the murder of 4 men, then you should live in another country where someone else owns everything you earn.  Isn’t that what Obama wants to do?  Take and give to someone he decides needs it.  Like his constituents?  What about Biden then?  What do we do with that laughing idiot?   Nice debate!  He looked like he had a stroke.  People were in shock!   Do you think that less than $400 is his fair share?  How much money do you think that guy has?  I’m on social security and I give more than that.  It’s ridiculous.  Not only that.  Look at our treasurer.  He didn’t pay his taxes, but your president appointed him our treasurer to make sure YOU PAY YOUR taxes.  Please think before you engage in crazy, delusional conversations.

  • jgmitzen

    The Democrats aren’t tearing the country apart. The Republicans have spent four years blocking every attempt to repair the economy, even going so far as to oppose legislation they initially supported once Obama agreed with it (e.g. a payroll tax cut). They even held the country hostage with the debt ceiling to extort their government-slashing agenda. Obama has been compromise, compromise, compromise to the point that a large element of his own party grew to actively dislike him for it: for instance, cutting his stimulus plan almost in half before even beginning negotiations. In the end, not one Republican in the House voted for it anyway.

    All that’s out of hand is ONE party. Remove that one party (there’s essentially no non-extreme Republicans left to leave in Congress, and even Richard Lugar lost his primary to a Tea Partier) and things will be ok. The modern Democratic party is a big tent, from “Blue Dog” fiscally conservative Democrats to (until recently) Dennis Kucinich and their Senate caucus partner, Independent socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. There’d be more diversity of ideas (and workable compromise) in a Democrat/independent-only Congress than we find in the current Republican party.

    Don’t use the fallacy of “they all do it”; they don’t. The Republicans invited the Christian Right in and then fomented the racial/ignorant hatred of the Tea Party extremists/birthers and now they’ve hijacked the party. It wasn’t like this as recently as the 80’s when you had decent, honorable Republicans like Senator Bob Dole leading the party (who had no problem rolling back Reagan’s tax cuts when supply side economics failed to “trickle down” to everyone else and revenue didn’t rise to compensate and fill the tax coffers). Symbolically I think it started when Pat Buchanan spoke at the Republican National Convention and announced a “culture war” had begun. It was all downhill from there, picking up speed with Newt Gingrich’s “revolution” and a wave of extremists hit Congress for whom compromise was a dirty word and they had no problem pulling un-American stunts like attempting to impeach the President in their new goal to win/seize power at all costs and not to be concerned about the common good or the nation.

  • R. Paulson

    That food isn’t going to storm victims, it’s going home with Rmoney. The foods was just a prop for his photo op.

  • R. Paulson

    Check back on  Tuesday. The Republicans, TEA Party, HATE RADIO, racists, xenophobes, homophobes, hateful evangelical Christians, have all done everything they could for the last four years to destroy the black man in the white house and even though they have had some success Obama will still be reelected. The truth is on our side.

  • R. Paulson

    You aren’t paying attention. Turn off Glenn Beck and get a life.

  • R. Paulson

    Freeamericanow, (what a joke), You are the problem, not the solution

  • Jay

    Yes, FEMA under the Bush administration was a disaster all by itself, run by ol’Brownie, the former International Arabian Horse Association commissioner. (Ironically, he criticized the President for acting “too quickly” in this recent disaster. This from the guy that resigned in disgrace less than 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans because of FEMA’s slow response.) 

    The reason FEMA is now so praised is because President Obama appointed William Craig Fugate as FEMA’s administrator in 2009. He was the guy that made Jeb Bush look so good when handling Florida’s local disasters. This appointment has been universally hailed as a brilliant stroke (except by Brownie, maybe) that brought greatly improved organization to the agency and increased it’s respect.

  • Gestalt

    spoken like a petty little meme machine.

  • Jay

    What a relief public financing would be. Then the candidates would be beholden to the electorate and not a handful of billionaire dead beats. 

  • Jay

    Devrie is correct. When the Red Cross needs to move goods from a warehoused site to a disaster, they need them properly packed in their unbroken cartons, palletized and wrapped for easy handling by fork lift. They also have nutritional requirements planned out and therefore use specific foods. A big pile of random stuff rolling around all over the place is useless to them. I heard a radio address by Mayor Bloomberg where he said that there were some limited like-kind donations accepted from corporations like CocaCola (all bottled waters), but what they really needed was money donations to agencies like the Red Cross.

    I thoroughly agree with Naja pallida, posting farther above, that a riveting image would be Willard donating a pint of the imperial blood.

  • Jay

    Since the Red Cross didn’t want those food donations, where do you think they ended up? I’m curious. Did they go to the Red Cross, but were warehoused in Ohio for a more local need? Did they go to another agency for local use, like a food pantry? Both usages are fine and helpful, but misrepresentation on the part of the Ryan/Romney staff. (Or is it Romney/Ryan? I forget.) If it all went home with the staffers like so many goodie bags, then that’s totally beyond the pale.

  • cor508

    S wrongny and staff have so little faith in the right wing xian funny constituents that they don’t believe they can generate a lousy truck full of food after a major disaster a few days before the election.

    But the rest of us are supposed to buy into the right wing delusional meme that after they destroy social security to give the money to the right an international corporations people will just magically take care of their ailing elderly neighbors!?

    I am continuously amazed and totally undecided whether they are or they think we are THAT stupid!

  • Moonwalker58

    Look in the mirror bud, you will see a hypocrit.  I’d rather be a winning fool any day to a losing hypocrit.  Do the RIGHT thing for our whole country and not just for your selfish hyper conservative dying party, vote for Obama on Tuesday and not for the Flip-Flop man, whom 4-5 months ago you didn’t even want as a candidate!  Come on, face up to it, he was the best Koch brother money could buy and he’s turned out to be a complete failure!  WAKE UP!

  • Tmbofberwyn

    Between the Rep./ Dem./ and the Tea party they are tearing our country apart.
    Like little boys, in a sand box, they all want their own way.  In the end, we who
    put them there lose and they walk away with all the riches.
    How did we let this get out of hand?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mooki41 Luz Rodriguez

    He’s a crookit man!!How Low can u go!!

  • Naja pallida

    There were tens of millions of federal dollars granted to help with the Texas wildfires, even after Governor Perry spent months lambasting federal involvement in the states. I don’t know if Obama visited TN after the flooding, but I seem to recall something about a visit to Memphis around that time… but regardless, the TN governor actually praised the White House and FEMA response. When the tornado happened in Joplin, MO Obama was on a trip to Europe, and it took time for him to wrap things up with that and return – but he still managed to coordinate an effective federal response via FEMA. Seems to me that he’s running things like a President should… minus the BP spill, but that has to do more with oil companies being a multi-billion dollar stick up the ass of our country than the President himself. Obama does have a lot of policies which he should be rightfully criticized, but disaster management isn’t really one of them. He has been a hell of a lot more effective on the issue than the previous President… but that’s setting the bar pretty low.

  • hellvajobbrownie

    Dear Mitt, In the immortal words of Ivan Drago, “YOU VILL LOSE”.

  • Naja pallida

    Again, he’s not being criticized for collecting food. He’s being criticized for being so fake about it. Buying the food himself (or the campaign did, at least) and then giving it out to supporters so they could “donate” it back for a big press event. When he could simply have just bought and donated the food, instead of turning it into a scam. On top of the fact that the Red Cross specifically and very clearly said they were not equipped to handle donations of food… and has been their standing policy for a long time. A simple photo op of him on a chair donating blood would have been a million times more effective.

    As for the non-union workers, I agree it was stupid. There needs to be some kind of leeway for emergency situations to allow non-union people to work temporarily… but really, they should have contacted the utilities and emergency management office in NJ before they even left Alabama, and verified how and where they could help – if at all, and what was required of them beforehand.

    Obama has been actively involved from the beginning, and calling all the people coordinating things several times a day making sure they have any and all the support they need from the federal government, while keeping enough out of the way to allow the states to do the work they need to do. Photo-op or not, this is an example of how a President handles such a situation. If Romney really wanted to look Presidential, he would set aside the politics for half a second and call the President and ask him how he can help. Maybe the two of them could even do a press event together to show that sometimes there are more important things than campaigning and fund raising.

  • Freeamericanow

    Balogna. Obama did the photo op, and people are still without food, water, power. Non-union workers were turned away because the refused to join the union, after they drove all the way from the South to help! Obama is pitiful. Romney collects food and gets criticized. Stupid reporting job

  • Freeamericanow

    Right on! Vote the scumbag out!

  • Freeamericanow

    Yes!

  • Kwall76

    Did you donate $5000 Vicky? Hes done more than you so there is that.

  • Kwall76

    Cancels his campaigning? Lol. Dude heads off to Vegas the day following our US ambassador gets murdered. Obozo has NEVER stopped campaigning.

  • Kwall76

    Well said

  • Kwall76

    Obama is showing leadership in THIS natural disaster but where was he in all the other ones the last four years? Good for him for showing leadership 1 week before the election. What a champ.

  • Kwall76

    It’s shocking to me there are still Obama supporters at this point. You all look like fools defending this failed man.

  • Kwall76

    Obama has ignored natural disaster victims in the past, Tennessee and Colorado and took weeks to visit others, Missouri and the gulf. But good for him for being ‘right there’ a week before the election. I’d call that being an opportunist.

  • Kwall76

    Obama ignored the Texas wildfires when over 400 homes were lost, Obama did not visit Tennessee when they had the historic 1000 year flood, he took 14 days until he visited the gulf after the BP spill and took 7 days before visiting Joplin, Missouri after a tornado wiped out half the town and killed 120 people. But a week before the election he’s right there :-)

  • guest

    maybe they just wanted to create a visual to show people how they could help. and by the way apparently people do desperately  need food…like the people in Staten Island and here we are its Friday and the Red Cross has not done enough to help those people.  Which makes no sense to me as I just volunteered at a Red Cross shelter in PA which was up and running very quickly the morning before the Hurricane got here.  And now officials on Staten Island are telling folks there NOT to donate to Red CRoss due to their ineffectiveness helping the poor folks on Staten Island

  • Hbv11

    maybe they just wanted to create a visual to show people how they could help. and by the way apparently people do desperately  need food…like the people in Staten Island and here we are its Friday and the Red Cross has not done enough to help those people.  Which makes no sense to me as I just volunteered at a Red Cross shelter in PA which was up and running very quickly the morning before the Hurricane got here.  And now officials on Staten Island are telling folks there NOT to donate to Red CRoss due to their ineffectiveness helping the poor folks on Staten Island

  • Cris0000

    Maybe you should have asked those people’s parents then. 
    I can give a few reasons I support Obama off the top of my head.

    1. I don’t agree with Mitt Romney’s pre-Denver debate economic policy of extending Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Historically, the economy has been at its best when the wealthy have had higher tax rates, and the economy has done worse when the wealthy have lower tax rates.

    2. Romney makes promises it’s not possible to keep (cutting taxes while increasing military spending and paying for it through closing loopholes). When he’s asked for details about how he could keep those promises, he either dodges the question or tells us the math is too hard for us to understand.

    3. Romney has switched his positions so many times. What he said 2 months ago is different than what he said 1 month ago. I don’t have any idea what he really stands for or what he really intends to do. 

    4. A leader in the Republican party stated in 2008 that their #1 goal was to make sure Obama doesn’t get reelected. Having watched Obama attempt to compromise with them only to have them turn around, change their demands, and criticize Obama for doing the very things the Republicans had said they wanted, I’m inclined to believe that was all they were trying to accomplish. I believe Republicans did their best to make sure Obama failed and they didn’t care how that failure would harm the American people. If Obama doesn’t get reelected, it will show that partisan sabotage is the way to get what you want in Washington, DC. I would rather not reward that behavior. I want to encourage cooperation, which is the only thing that will help our country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=852710444 Megan Kristine Bentley

    Even soup kitchens prefer that you give them money because they can buy
    more food in bulk with that money than you could buy to donate.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    And I have some swamp land to sell you…. he was born with a very BIG silver spoon in his mouth which gave him advantages the middle class can only dream of. he is in the world of the very wealthy and that’s all he knows. Completely out of touch.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Oh please…mean while Romney hides his MILLIONS in the cayman Island so he doesn’t have to pay his fair share of taxes!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    NO, he just hides his MILLIONS in the Cayman Islands so he doesn’t have to pay his fair share of taxes!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    And you believe EVERYTHING you read. Typical Republican.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Yes, and they send their VERY YOUNG youth to dangerous countries ,  they make them go door to door like they have to save us FROM HELL, believe in magic under ware and magic rocks, and SHUN those who wish to leave their religion.Nice group of people. I believe it is called a CULT.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    If you hate the comments so much, then WHY read them? People come from all walks of life and express their displeasure, joy, anger, etc. in their own way. Just like you have, Veteran. You are  on a pedestal looking down at us like we are unclean because we don’t think the same way you do.. Again, if you don’t like the comments, you can LEAVE anytime. God Bless.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Are you comparing President Obama to BUSH?? Sure sounds like it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Yea,,,like BUSH had NOTHING to do with it….RIGHT?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.a.sawant Mary Ann Sawant

    The first step to becoming a dictator is to shrink government!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    What brothers me, is the $5000, it may seem like a lot to us, but it is just pocket change to Romney. he could of donated a million dollars in a blink of an eye and it wouldn’t change his life style one bit!! he is a fraud and a liar and a cheat, plus he has ROMNESIA from past statements he has made through his political career and then turning around and say the complete opposite just to get votes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    You have what is called ROMNESIA. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS A CURE FOR THAT.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    President Obama CANCELLED ALL of his meetings, events, campaigning, etc. to make sure the right people were on the job to help victims,AND, PERSONALLY went to New jersey as a representative of the rest of the country to inspect the damage and let the victims know they are not alone and help was on it’s way.he made sure all requests were answered in a timely matter .That is what a caring PRESIDENT does.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    You, my friend ,are WRONG!! 91 cents of every dollar donated to the Red Cross actually goes to the victims!! Don’t believe me? Look it up. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Surrrrrre, you’re not voting for romney. I can see right through that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    No, ROMNEY is throwing away something precious that can only exist in a free country, it’s called TRUST.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Lovely language for someone that wants to be taken seriously with their statement. You know, they have psychiatric help for that….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Do you truly believe that? Romney wants a smaller government so he doesn’t have to answer to many people for decisions made about our country. PLUS he’ll have more power in his hands(smacks of DICTATORSHIP) with a smaller government.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    What a bunch of crock!!! Are you that blind and brainwashed to see how fake Romney is???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    No, he CANCELLED ALL his fundraisers, meetings, events, etc, to help the American people in a time of tragedy. Exactly what a TRUE President should do. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    And you are EXACTLY the kind of American Romney hunts for, someone who believes his b@((s#!+ and believes everything they read!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    Wonderful statement, my friend!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    So quick to judge? Seriously? Romney thinks the American people are stupid and tries time and time again to pull the wool over our eyes. This just an example of this.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    And you believe EVERYTHING you read- just what Romney is looking for in the American people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQZ6ZEDDFVPXG6UI7YRLJANTQU Vicky

    The point is that Romney was NOT helping ,but staging a political event that his own people admitted too. Didn’t you read the article?

  • keirmeister

    Maria:  I’m serious as a heart attack, but I find it curious you prove my point exactly while suggesting I’m a “sad moron”.

    You see, I gave examples to explain why the “both sides” argument is false.  Your counter-argument:  “You’re being funny, right?”

    Do you not see the problem complaining about the “tone” of America only when the other side decides to defend itself?  Where were the cries of outrage when the Republicans were being total dicks?  Recall, one of the first things Obama did as president was to invite REPUBLICAN leadership over to discuss their differences (and that upset quite a few Democrats).  Recall as well that the REPUBLICANS have tried to block EVERYTHING that Democrats have tried to put forth.  Republicans have even said out loud that they will block anything Obama tries to do, because they didn’t want him to get any credit come election time.  The list is extensive…and you ask me if I’m being funny?

    No, the joke is on We The People.

    Oh, and using (relatively) anonymous people on a comment thread is a pretty poor example to illustrate the American “tone”.  The point is about people with influence, power, TV & radio airtime…  It is from these areas of social, political, and media influence where everything else flows down.

  • Jordan Tri

    I’ve had the Redcross experience, and I pray I don’t ever need it again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1542187337 Kimberly Austin Wakefield

    Gee, John. Bitter much? Sounds like it wouldn’t have mattered to you whether Romney donated cans OR money. You’d still have an issue with him trying to help.  Your quotes from an article to support your blog don’t even carry actual quotes from Romney’s team, just what another blogger said about it (opinion is NOT fact).  Unbiased, you are NOT. Guess we need to get this from a REAL news source, not a parrot, or a blogger with his own agenda. Thanks, anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Rodriguez/1536968575 Maria Rodriguez

    Oh yeah, he did exactly what he has been doing for the last four years. He ignored any budget and signed a piece of paper while basically saying, “Budget be damned! Spend whatever you want…” Yeah. What a great leader.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Rodriguez/1536968575 Maria Rodriguez

    You’re being funny, right? Tell me you’re being funny. Or maybe you’re blind? Or maybe you are just another sad moron who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you on the arse?

    Have you read the comments here? Have you read your OWN comment?

    You were being funny…. right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Rodriguez/1536968575 Maria Rodriguez

    Well of course the Red Cross only wants money. How else can their CEO get her half a million dollar salary? And since when is the Red Cross the only organization you can go through to donate goods?

  • Phxguy1940

    a whole $5,000…wow    thats how much he gets a day in interest on his investments….reminds me of ryans stunt  pretending to wash pots at the soup kitchen….these two have no shame         OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Apparently you are eating it with gusto.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Shopping is exhausting. Just ask Ms. Romney.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     LEAVE BRITTANEY ALONE!

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Thanks to his predecessor Dubya Bush.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Because FEMA was destroyed under Bush and restored under Obama. Do your homework.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     sickofu

  • Papa Bear

    Does it really matter? It’s not like anyone at the top of the ticket ever gets prosecuted for that stuff.

    Or maybe I’m just depressed today…

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

    A typical cowardly impulse by Romney—–like rallying and supporting the Nam war by living in a Parisian palace.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     I imagine you are the high minded type who gives your second hand crap to the church flea market, but condemns the homeless you ignore on your local alleys and streets. If you mean what you say, get your ass out of your comfort zone and distribute food to the hungry and homeless around you.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

    Another Troll Tsunami!  Must be all those ‘Sandy’ at home Republicans.

  • http://twitter.com/jcainiii John A. Cain III

     True – but last time I checked they were all a little too busy to be going through a single truck full of supplies that they specifically did not solicit.

  • http://twitter.com/jcainiii John A. Cain III

     Or voting against a funding bill that would have provided more security for US embassies overseas.

  • Devrie

    It matters, because actual goods being donated take more time, staff and resources than monetary donations.  If he did this for a political stunt, he did something that only seems beneficial, when he could have donated the money directly.  If he would have simply created a Red Cross donation drive, saying he’d match the first five thousand dollars, it would have been both great publicity and great help.  If he is such a great leader, why didn’t he consider that?  It seems like a desperate rush for attention, spearheaded by his campaign team, which he obviously has little direction over.  What he did was slow down the relief efforts by buying that many goods.  To be fake about it is just weird.  He “thanked” the donors who were giving the stuff he bought?  He doesn’t even know which states are affected.  He “thinks” it’s New Jersey, but he’s not too sure.  It’s Paul Ryan and the soup kitchet and Paul Ryan rolling his eyes at an unemployed guy asking him questions at a Labor Day parade (of all things) that makes me scratch my head at these guys who are trying to convince us that they’re the ones who care about the people of our nation.  Really?  They couldn’t care less.

  • MasterBlaster

    Your desperation is better than blood in the water to a shark……lol  !!!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    Yea and after the Red Cross pays all its people maybe half makes it to the actual people. Don’t lie to yourself FEMA and the Red Cross are full of paid employees not volunteer Americans.

  • Chris

     Yep sure was a good thing they did the event in Ohio then right? The best place to do a charity event for people in New Jersey is two states and 600 miles away…I’m sure the fact that it was a swing state had nothing to do with it whatsoever. Romney could’ve written a check for that money straight to the Red Cross, and added in the savings from not paying for shipping. Gee, I wonder why he didn’t do that.

  • Karine

    Will Romney would take is own money to absorbe the US deficite? :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/225DXZCHUEUQRPAFVWCWGQQ43M Savidio

    Much worse than allowing our Ambassador to Libya get killed by not responding to his requests for security……

  • keirmeister

    Spare us the “both sides” bullshit.  

    I don’t see any Democratic politicians calling Republican politicians “foreign”, “socialist”, “communist”, “illegitimate”, “America hating”, “lazy”, “traitor”, etc.

    I don’t see Democrats showing an outright disdain for the government they are seeking to run.

    I don’t see Democrats calling less fortunate Americans “free loaders”.

    I don’t see Democrats trying to start wars for the benefit of their ego or the pocketbooks of their friends.

    I don’t see Democrats denying Global Warming exists.

    I don’t see Democrats trying to destroy the freedoms of a women.

    No, all of that is the realm of Republicans.  And only a basic review of history shows that time after time, they have been WRONG about practically everything – yet they called us every name in the book when we tried to explain why.

    When someone is constantly wrong about important issues that could possibly ruin the country, should we idly stand by and take their abuse?  No.  It’s clear that it’s now time to call Republicans out on their bullshit.  

    We tried playing nice, and it didn’t work.  

    So when you use the “both sides” false equivalency, you fall right into the Republican trap:  act like an asshole and call Democrats wimps for not fighting back.  Then when the Democrats do fight back, rely on the uninformed American public to get sick of the bickering and blame “both sides” for the acrimony.  This pattern is so typical it is now a cliche.

  • putts

    What a bunch of BS this site spews…

  • http://www.facebook.com/curt.hill.942 Curt Hill

     unbelievable.  Romney wants to redistribute the wealth to those that are already wealthy.  i cannot understand the nasty cynicism that sees Obama’s genuine concern for those with less as somehow bad or unworthy.  What has happened to us? 

  • keirmeister

    Your representation of what Romney wants (re: authority to states) is hilarious.  Do you not realize that it already exists that way?

    But what Romney is advocating is actually absurd:  He wants to eliminate FEMA and move that responsibility to the states.  Romney is a goddamn moron.  In such a scenario, the poorer states (mostly red states) would suffer the most.  Hurricane Sandy has shown just how necessary GOVERNMENT is, including the federal government.  It’s so funny hearing Right Wingers complain about how “government doesn’t work”, then cry to the same government for help when they need it.
    Seriously, Bbrown…we often hear about how short the American memory is.  You just illustrated why.  Do you remember the fact that FEMA was an excellent organization until GWB put unqualified people in charge of it?  Yes, FEMA was awful during and after Katrina because an idiot was running it, and the president was inattentive to the danger.

    Under Obama, FEMA has improved drastically.  That’s why we praise it now.  Honestly, is this so complicated to grasp?

  • keirmeister

    It’s kinda funny to see your handle Bbrown.  Heckuva job.

    But wait…you’re criticizing POTUS for fundraising during a presidential campaign?  Wanna change that?  Then support campaign finance.  Otherwise STFU.

  • keirmeister

    It does matter.  The behavior shows that Team Romney only cares about others insofar as how people can be used for personal gain.  Do you not see the difference between a person who does a good deed because IT IS good versus a person who does it because he wants people to think HE’S good?

    Sure the recipient may benefit either way, but it’s done out of exploitation, not compassion.

    It matters because it calls a person’s character into question.

  • Flash

    Maybe Romney was just trying to put the Obama belief into practice by redistributing the wealth to those who can do something for themselves but choose not to and just demand the handouts they are convinced they are entitled to receiving without having to put forth any effort.

  • Bbrown0804

     Uh, Benghazi, that is what they are talking about.  But you’re a lib, so you wouldn’t know or hear anything about that…..

  • http://twitter.com/ChocChipsMusic The Chocolate Chips

    it’s shocking to me that more people can’t see through Romney’s obvious BS.

  • Bbrown0804

     Romney wants to make sure the States have the power and access for first response, with Government ready for back-up.  And that is a bad thing? Amazing how awful FEMA was after Katrina, but how praised FEMA is now.

  • Bbrown0804

     Nice to see Obama doing his JOB and reacting in real time.  I guess there was no fundraiser event in Vegas this week to jet off to?

  • Bbrown0804

     Romney told the journalists that his campaign had trucks ready to bring the supplies to New Jersey.  What nerve! Stupid American pitching in doing what they can to help people in need. (sarcasm b/c some people are too stupid to pick up on that.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    You mean it’s not racist to wear shirts that say put the white back in the Whitehouse?

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    You have a little white on your chin

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    I don’t have money to donate..imagine that…instead I donate my time and effort…I don’t ask for anything in return and I don’t ask for praise…

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    We got polled during the primary..I reported their asses for tying up a state emergency phone line too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    Trust fund babies don’t work

  • Snowflakegirl66

     photo ops aren’t using resources to help others. the red cross doesn’t take food donations for the above stated reasons. next time read the article before commenting. what did Pres Obama take? romney  wants to get rid of FEMA too. using Bush as a role model for disaster response isn’t a good idea

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    Exactly….someone should take note of all the goods that were turned away in Joplin because they didn’t get approval

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    So he shouldn’t use or activate fema…you are Fucktard aren’t you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    Hey dangleberry..stfu and go elsewhere with your sorrow and spam

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    How did that signing of a piece of paper work when bush was in office? What was Katrina again? How quick was he to act for his people?

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.m.hackler Marty Hackler

    You should understand that fema and red cross have a particular order in which things are done…most of the stuff he got wasn’t needed or wanted…clothes would be nice, warm blankets…water…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Kinghorn/100000711808696 Mike Kinghorn

    manufacturing consent.

  • Cayla Hartman

    Does it matter who bought the supplies ? The good news is the are helping people who need it. If my child needed something that he bought at a photo op I could careless. So quick to judge. Not looking at the good only the bad. This was an opportunity for everyone to pull together.

  • Sierra

    Sicko, you got that exactly WRONG!

    You wrote: “Romney – using his resources so that others can give. Obama – using other people’s resources so that he can take.”

    When actually, it was Obama who was showing TRUE LEADERSHIP IN A DISASTER and Robme was a total f*ck up. As usual.

  • samizdat

     I would say rather that he seems to be as concerned about the divisiveness which seems to be tearing this Nation asunder as many here are prone to express. Frankly, even though I will not be voting for either Rmony or Drone-bama, it still saddens me to see the vitriol between people. I’ve even contributed at times. I see the viciousness on both sides, and tho’ I’m aware of the fact that this is not an entirely new occurrence in this country, it is still disturbing to read and hear what our fellow Americans think about one another.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514051660 Mami White

     This can’t possibly be true,even for a Mormon Republican.

  • P.J. Whitman

    Thank You, this events has the same ring of truth as spontaneous displays of affection for the Great Leader in; shall we say, less [small d] democratic nations. And this display represents the same warmth and sincerity that has been present throughout the entire Romney campaign… Pity the Poor One PerCent who feel they have not been given [no complaints about fairly earned income] enough advantages and need more tax relief from a nation those same claim to be fiscally bankrupt. frank burns fake toe-tag: mentally deficit and morally bankrupt…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesslwolff Jessica Wolff

    Are you saying that taxpayer funds shouldn’t go to help … taxpayers? During times of natural disaster? Maybe I’m missing some sarcasm here?

  • lynchie

     Nice reach around for Mittens

  • lynchie

     How do we stop you

  • lynchie

     i call bullshit and it was the campaigns money. Mitt never spends a dime of his money only someone else;s

  • lynchie

    At 25 cents a message you are going to have work like hell to make a buck

  • lynchie

     Thats right we are going to sink the GOP in debt. We liberals who bailed out the Romney’s of the world so you could inherit the debt and sink your children and grand children.  Oh Mittens is calling time to troll somewhere else

  • lynchie

     Oh another Romneybot.

  • lynchie

     troll

  • Linc48

    I am one of the strongest of evudence because I live here and see it everyday!! Bible belt and K.K.K. very strongly predudisum!!!!

  • Linc48

    Your right Gail! I live here in Alabama and have heard some stories from GET THIS! Kids saying that there daddy said Obama would kill kids! Do bad things to belittle the schools here. And also heard a commercial on the radio Q107 of a Grandfather telling his grandson that they didn’t know waht to do unless they got rid of Obama and the grandson saying well they needed to fire him granddaddy!! So vote a total republican ticket! Get that will you! It’s really bad here. You go girl keep up the good post Chris of Hamilton Al.

  • sickofobama

    Romney – using his resources so that others can give.  Obama – using other people’s resources so that he can take.

  • Walter

     He is dominating: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

    The incumbent will always (fairly or unfairly) get the credit when times are good and the blame when times are bad. Period. Americans aren’t shrewd enough to understand that things take years to cycle through and impact the economy. It depends myriad factors, including the velocity of money itself.

    Regardless, the electoral map portends a fairly comfortable win for Obama. So yes, he “clearly is dominating” this election.

    Thanks for playing.

  • http://twitter.com/kzelnio Kevin Zelnio

    See for yourself. 92% of Red Cross revenue goes to program expenses, 4% to admin, ~4% to fundraising. Their CEO gets $500K, or 0.01% of their $3.4 billion in expenses. Sounds fair to me given their expertise in emergency relief.  http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3277

  • Christopher Hoyt

    Wish that we could, Veteran. Stop this throwing away a GENUINE response and authentic sense of community building that goes with PROPERLY aiding a disaster-relief charity, I mean.  Instead, we are subjected to a naked show of utter disregard and lack of understanding that this cheap publicity stunt clearly was, You ought redirect your sorrow and indignation at those who are actively working to erode the brother and sisterhoods in this once “free country”.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     You would

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Romney work? ROTFL!

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     There is a Mormon troll party of say, about six ‘lik’ trolls.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Yep, troll tsunami!

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Oh for Christ’s sake give it a rest. You stop, mercy troll.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     My god, a troll tsunami. Like flies on Romney.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Go out and kick a homeless and you’ll feel better.

  • concernedglobalcitizen

    Erm, I’m sorry, when was this “once united America?”.  Gaps between rich and poor, racial divides reflected in socio-economic status, when was this mythical time you are referring too?

  • LauraQofU

    Really?  Obama did his JOB.  You know, the one that he’s been doing for the last four years?  The one that I sincerely hope to see him doing for the next for years.  He cancelled his campaigning with less than a week to go to the election.  He was up late at night calling the governors of the states affected to get paperwork expedited….and the guy you support?  He wants to eliminate FEMA entirely.  And then he pulls this nonsense?  What will it take for you people to see that he is completely unfit to be the president of this country.

  • Naajiya Blight

    Are you serious, what a fucking prick and that’s why he won’t win….

  • Jjnj

    Thats strange, every I have had a similar experience with every Obama supporter I have asked.  I get, “well my parents told me to.” or “I’m not sure.  Just because I guess.”  They often don’t know anything about either candidate’s positions.

  • Jjnj

    Thats always the reason for everything apparently.  You wonder why our country does not improve racist.  Maybe its because everytime somebody does not get their way they pull the race card.  It is pathetic.

  • Jjnj

    I would like to see this evidence.

  • Jjnj

    I’m from the North and I strongly disagree with your comment.

  • Jjnj

    The race card….sure, it couldn’t be based their drastic difference in record and successfulness.

  • Jjnj

    FYI, Romney donated his inheritance to charity and worked for what he has.  He has not recently started to donate, he has always donated.  Go figure, an American that earned valuable degrees, worked hard, and actually learned something about how the economy works.

  • Veteran

    Please stop this. So much hatred is seen here. I am sad for the brothers and sisters of this once united America. You are throwing away something precious that can only exist in a free country.

  • Veteran

    Please stop this kind of talk. We will never come together if people keep using race for their own agenda. Please everybody stop hating on each other.

  • Veteran

    Please stop this…

  • Cyninbend

     Accidentally liked but I definitely don’t!  I have been reading for over an hour, and never saw the word “retard” once.  Guess it’s what you are looking for!  I don’t believe you stumbled anywhere, and if you are looking for “facts,” why are you in the comment section?  Comments are where people vent their emotional reactions to facts contained in news stories.  I understand why people want to vent–when people who oppose you just lie and lie instead of addressing issues.  When they call our President un-American, lazy and stupid…put out films saying he is anti-American because a father he never got to know was born elsewhere–like most of out parents, or grandparents, etc…  When the candidate compares the President to his dishonest children–these are synonyms for all the slurs used against African American men since slavery:  boy, lazy, stupid, not one of us, not a hard worker like we are…”food stamp president”…these are code words to bring out latent racism.  The accusations were not made up from nothing!  People are so sickened by what they see as an attempt to insert race into the election.  Argue the opposite, but don’t say they don’t have the right to their comments.  The facts were posted thousands of times, had you been reading the last 12 months or more…

    I cannot understand how anyone could be split between Romney and Obama if they care about truth and unbiased facts at this point in the election process.  Here is why I say that:  Romney has been documented telling well over 600 lies in just about 33 weeks of the campaign!  He says one thing to one audience and then tells a different audience the exact opposite the next day.  There are no fundamental beliefs.  He wanted the private sector to take over disaster relief, and then refused tlo even explain that argument when reporters asked him 11 times yesterday.  It has been the same on every issue.  Check this site:  http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/08/mitt-romney-616-lies-in-33-weeks/   That is why Obama supporters need to vent!  I do not know how anyone could miss the articles from people all over the political spectrum and business, questioning the lack of honesty or facts in the campaign for Romney…his positions are unsupported, his staff puts down fact checking…and now he pretends those hit hardest by the recession are losing their jobs at Chrysler to China–when corrected by Chrysler’s CEO and Bloomberg News, he makes tv ads, then radio ads, and expands the fiction to GM!   This is a sociopath.  And you are undecided?  Really?

  • Stherry

    Why don’t you think about your giving to others, intead of talking about others’ giving. Make peace to yourself :)

  • Stherry

    Be thankful that you can give, and others can enjoy your gift and be thankful for you. God bless you :)

  • Stherry

    If you really want to give something to others, it doesn’t matter how much you earn and how much you give, as long as you give with your heart and useful for others. Why talking about other’s gift if you can’t give with your heart. Stop complaining and start giving, and be thankful that you can give to others :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tamara.l.gomez Tamara Gomez

    You are too sweet! Crackin’ me up over here in Iowa. You go! Please. I am 43 and it just makes me laugh when we are referred to as “elderly” because we actually had a telephone with a cord that would only reach about 3-4 feet; although, I do recall getting one of those 20-30 foot cords before I graduated. We also, only had 4 television stations–ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS–which will be extinct if Romney gets in office. I also remember the days when computers were only on the Jetson’s. Technology…makin’ people lazy and misinformed. Thank you for the chuckle tonight. I REALLY needed it. Hugs and peace to you and yours. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tamara.l.gomez Tamara Gomez

    Thinkin’ they need to donate those goods to the soup kitchen that they made suffer because of the staged “Ryan” photo-op.

  • Roipolloi

    What a fraud!

  • Jelliclecat60

    DOes this crap really surprise those of us who loathe Twit Zomney?? Pathetic lying sack of dog excrement!

  • Cyninbend

     I’ve been called so many times this year that I finally asked them to stop.  Nothing since, so I guess it was one org.  3 times a week…

     I live in a very red area–east of the Cascade Mtns–of a blue state–Oregon.  Portland and Eugene have the colleges, universities, cities–and brains to swing the state blue.  :)   I have only a landline, and am in my 50s–is that “elderly” for you snarksters?   “Still living at home?”  Where do you think I should go?  A home for those who passed menopause?

    I am extremely liberal and happy to represent something other than the very low info, fall for anything their church tells them, maybe have a high school education, maybe not, residents east of the Cascades.   I was never polled living in Santa Monica CA–because everyone shared my opinion.  You want to be polled–move somewhere where you are rare–and get a landline–and answer it rather than make comments about who is on caller id.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guy-L-Laraway-Jr/652823190 Guy L Laraway Jr

    I refuse to give cash to the red cross. Probably less than 25 cents of each dollar goes to those that need it. The rest is salaries.
    And to quote the Dems, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
    Or is that only acceptable for the left?
    And after reading some of the comments you people have posted here; I must say; I am SO VERY happy you people do not live next door to me. We would be beating the shit out of each other.
    A few facts posted, but mostly the campaign drivel of both sides showing up. Just look up the FACTS. Not promises, not excuses, just the facts.

    And if you really want to believe in the promises of candidates running for office by promising the world to everyone, remember to hold them to it. They don’t deliver, they don’t get a second chance.

  • Veteran

    ExpandIt breaks my heart to see such hatred among Americans. No facts backed up by Snopes or Fact Check. Just swearing and name calling and pure hatred. These pages on either side make me very sad. PLEASE PLEASE  STOP. I’ve posted this before and did not get one single like.

  • Romneythesnake

    It’s real!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.everett.31 Andy Everett

     I guess they have as much empathy as Romney.

  • edmeese

    I’ll bet you $10,000 that Mitt Romney is a douchebag. And then I’ll give that money to the Red Cross.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.everett.31 Andy Everett

     Bully

  • http://www.facebook.com/denyse.pez Denyse Pez

    As  cANADIAN pLEASE TRUST ME WHEN i SAY TO vOTE cONSERVATIVE WILL BE THE END Canadians did and we suffer because of it.

  • arynda

    One person does not a group make. I still find Coulter contemptible, and I reprimand all my students who use the word.

  • bluejay

    And in fairness – what will the Obama’s contribute to this disaster??

  • Gl_baker

    I call bullcrap on this article.  And as far as Obama is concerned all he did was sign a piece of paper that gave FEMA the ability to use money to help the victims of Sandy.  And had a photo-op.  John where did you come up with this crap.  I suggest you research out your stories before you print them.  

  • bluejay

    Guess you believe everything the left wing media publishes ….were you there to verify what took place…sometimes what we find appalling about other people are actually our own worst faults….have you written a check to the Red Cross – have you played a part in helping those in distress….get a grip!!!

  • arynda

    But it’s true. There has been real research that says that if Obama were white, he would lead Romney by a good margin. This is without saying Romney is a weasel.

  • gwen

    um…live in a blue state…get polled at least once a week….registered Independent…both landline, and on-line. 

  • nukemale

    The NON candidate struts for the NON american voters who swallow his malarkey about everything (in every which configuration – flip flop Mitt), who fake a NON climate change catastrophe relief event, in a swing state where NON Jeep jobs are going to China, and unless they are in the 1% they are NINcompoops.

  • gwen

    boy…what a creep…bought $5000 worth of food, diapers, water…etc….and let others take the credit for bringing it when they did not have a donation…..

  • Krewlx

    Obama has done better.. he has given 5 trillion in debt to give to the Americans..

  • http://twitter.com/kesmarn kesmarn

    Ryan could have brought some more (already scrubbed) pots and pans from that soup kitchen to donate as well. The Romney campaign used the appropriate words, I’ll admit: “craven” and “opportunistic.” Got that right.

  • Veteran

    It breaks my heart to see such hatred among Americans. No facts backed up by Snopes or Fact Check. Just swearing and name calling and pure hatred. These pages on either side make me very sad. Please stop.

  • Leftoutsoda

    This report is joke. The rally was held with good intent. Yes, Romney’s team also donated food for it. It was all transparent. Amazing how low some people will go to skew the facts.

  • dss

    From my understanding, Romney was excepting money donations and food. So he spent his own money to help. It’s his. Not the taxpayers money like Michelle and kids taking 16 vacations in 3 years costing US $12 million!(Obama was not along on these trips)
    As for Obama not allowing camers, do you REALLY believe that? If it wasn’t so close to election time, Obama wouldnot have been as quick to help. It would have taken WEEKS! He and his hinchmen are riding this for all they are worth. You think this stuff just “slips” out of the white house? duh

    Romney is doing no more than Obama is doing. If it’s ok for Obama, it’s ok for Romney. No cameras…hah

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.clark.716 Leslie Clark

    Seriously? What ARE you talking about? What world DO you live in? What ARE you talking about? WE are talking about the craven and opportunistic behavior of Romney.

  • wckoko

    No – the people who vote for Willard deserve what they get if he wins. Those of us who vote for President Obama are not guilty of inflicting Willard on the US & do not deserve what he will do to this country.

  • Mobius

    Hahahahaha I love this! Especially considering that the first day of winter is only about 5 hours long in Alaska. Thanks for the lulz!

  • http://twitter.com/mikvan52 Mike van Beuren

    “Recall what (the baton twirler) said”….sputter… choke… Thanks! You made my day!

  • http://twitter.com/mikvan52 Mike van Beuren

    I hope this report is false. It’s lower than low to stage something like this…

  • bearksi

    I am new to this site, an obama voter in 2008, and an undecided voter at this point in the campaign. I stumbled upon this site and cannot believe the hypocrisy I’m seeing. Is this the same group of people that were ready to storm the gates when Coulter used the term “retard” but it’s perfectly OK to use it for your purposes? All I’ve seen is a bunch of rants calling people “ignorant”, “dumb as a bag of rocks”, “retard”, “racist” etc and very little actual information. This is the problem with our society today, we all tend to react without thought and there is no good source of UNBIASED facts. I have been wracking my brain to decide which way to go and have found nothing but extremely biased opinions or facts that are so convoluted that the layperson cannot reasonably discern the truth. And yes, I do agree that this was a very bad idea by Romney and I am very disappointed in him as a human being. Let the flaming begin… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/marvesmom Joyce Jacobson

    Romney is only promoting himself, in a state he is desperate to win. What has he contributed in the solidly red states that were affected? He can’t make any political hay there so why bother, right? PHONY, LIAR, MANIPULATOR. He and his motives are as transparent as cellophane.

  • mystrdat

    That is a very real option, yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marvesmom Joyce Jacobson

    Get a new mantra. 

  • http://www.dirtworks.nethttp://www.newenglandnatural.com Dirt Works

    Seems you didn’t read the article.  Also, FEMA is actually a very efficient machine now that the democrats are in charge of it again.  They failed under Katrina because republicans put their crony in charge who knew nothing about running such and agency and had a structure in place doomed to failure from the get go.
    The Red Cross doesn’t want donations of objects they want money.  Romney could easily write a check for a few million and never miss it but he used the event to promote shamelessly himself and it was all staged for his own maximum benefit not anyone else.
    and finally, Obama;s policies have yet to be passed in large part because of republican obstruction in the senate.  They have blocked over 400 v0bills sent to them since the president took office.  Even so, we went from negative growth to positive growth and we stopped losing 700,000 jobs a month and have added jobs every month for over two years.  The stock market was barely over 6,00 when he took office and now it hovers around 13,000.
    Only in the bizzarro world of republican whine and spin is that a failure.  This all happened despite republicans doing everything they could to prevent the country from succeeding.  Just imagine if they had cooperated even a little bit how good things would be right now and imagine if they hadn’t plunged us into war in Iraq and wasted a trillion dollars on that boondoggle and not taken their eye off the ball in Afghanistan causing that war to go one for over a decade and still counting.  Open your eyes and turn off fox.  you have Romnesia.

  • bearski

    wow. Let’s rip on people that supposedly want Obama out because he is black, call them racist and ignorant and THEN call the entire south ignorant, racist, rednecks. Aren’t you doing the EXACT same thing? Don’t call other people racist and then prove that you are prejudice against the ENTIRE SOUTHERN U.S., it doesnt help your credibility…

  • LinktothePast86

    I was referring to his mass slaughter of innocents via flying robots in E. Africa, Yemen, Pakistan, the Philippines and so on

  • hauksdottir

    BRAIN-DEAD (due to that fatal accident he caused)

    Psychotic
    Inhuman
    Sociopath
    Ruthless
    Compassionless
    Careless
    Thoughtless
    Clueless
    Unintelligent
    Malevolent
    Vacuous
    Idiotic
    Ignorant
    Robotic
    Unenlightened
    Unwise
    Egocentric
    Arrogant
    Cruel
    Unfeeling

    and BRAIN-DEAD, BRAIN-DEAD, BRAIN-DEAD!

    http://foolmoon.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/340059/1.html

    If we hammered on Romneysia the same way the Republicans hammer on Benghazi, the election wouldn’t even be close.

    Carolly

  • Jimbest162

    Willard is a turd…

  • SLynnJ

    Broken record… keep turning, Stherry.

  • FunMe

    Where have all the new people on this blog come from? Flying monkeys for romney?

  • Msdwee

    No, Sherry is right on the money.  This was a photo op plain and simple.  It had nothing to do with charity.  He probably has his donations in church listed in the bulletin each week.  When you give from the heart, you don’t exipect anything from it except a feeling of knowing you did what you could to help another.

  • S1lkypeach

    Do your research people. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the biggest supports of the Red Cross there is. They were also the first to donate food, goods, shelter, dr’s and money to disasters like the tsunami. They teach people in third countries to farm, dig wells, and become self sufficient. Also I dont recall anywhere in the article saying they were giving the food to the Red Cross, there are other organizations who help. Not votimg for Romney but they should be honest.

  • SLynnJ

    Romney made $20 million last year! He BETTER be giving some of it away! Most people can’t afford to give 29% of their money to charity… they have to, you know… pay bills and save for their children’s college educations. This isn’t a pissing contest between Romney and the average voter. 

    Stop changing the subject, Stherry. Whether he personally gives to charity (*ahem* his church), doesn’t change the fact that he’s staging “relief” events for his own benefit.

  • Tinman50

    and to follow up,…..People DIED and Obama Lied!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SLynnJ

    He’s not helping anyone but himself right now. Certainly not hurricane victims! He’s politicizing a tragic event, which is the point of this entire article. It would have been one thing if he had given his supporters options for giving donations, or made a huge donation himself (as the article stated), but he didn’t… He simply wanted to LOOK like he was doing something beneficial, which is why his campaign bought tons of groceries to parade around in front of him. It’s show-y, it’s tacky, and it’s EXACTLY the type of person that Mitt Romney has proven to be during the course of this campaign. Say, do, and promise anything to get the vote. Major lack of empathy, serious lack of insight.

  • Tinman50

    at least Mr Romney did NOT use taxpayer funds ……………….

  • InternetPseudonym

    You’re right, of course. Every Mormon individual I know is a pretty lovely. Except that their behaviors are slightly more sexist, homophobic, patriarchal, nepotistic and irrational than your average person. And that can be frustrating. Of course, I don’t blame those behaviors on them; they were trained to see the world this way because of Mormonism. Conversely, these individuals are, on the whole, more intelligent, competent, hardworking, social, and family-centric than your average individual. That’s something I admire. (Although these beneficial behaviors come from any strong and supportive community – no religious doctrine required) 

    But yes, there always two sides. I think that the point of contention you have is thus:In pretty much every context, people tend to incorrectly target the individual, instead of the beliefs or behaviors of that individual. What people should be saying is “the mormon *belief system* is freaky, weird, incomprehensible and downright illogical. It’s teachings are, on the whole, detrimental to critical thinking and true social harmony. Wouldn’t it be nice if people stopped believing in stupid shit.”  

    Tl;dr  I think you are probably a great individual. But your *beliefs* are stupid  . 

  • AToyRobot

    What a silly comparison, he and his family has more money than most of us will ever know. I only make 1800 a month and I’ve donated 250 to Sandy victims, that’s probably a bigger percentage of what I have than what he donated. 

  • Theresa

    FEMA was downgraded during the Bush administration and as a result, when Katrina hit they were unprepared and generally unable to assist – and you see where that got us.  FEMA has an actual emergency management expert at the helm since Obama took office (as opposed to Mike Brown who had been a coordinator of judges at horse shows) who has taken the job seriously.  That’s why they were prepared when Sandy struck.  I think the point people are trying to make here is, Romney’s ‘event’ was a politicized show with no real substance.  Nothing that was purchased by the Romney campaign or brought in by the well meaning people responding can be used or is even wanted by the Red Cross, as they have said on their website.  They need blood and dollars.  The fact that Romney solicited donations to this campaign fund at this event rather than for the victims of Hurricane Sandy demonstrates the charitable giving he was looking for.

  • Stherry

    do you know that Mr. Romney just donate to his church, not to charity? be educated :)

  • Naja pallida
  • Stherry

    No one knows what is your purpose to help others other than yourself, does it not? Judge yourself :)

  • Stherry

    when you give something to others, did you help yourself?

  • Cris0000

    Did Romney get approval for his fundraiser? 

    The Red Cross site states, “Before engaging in any activity that makes use of the American Red Cross brand, you must receive written approval from the American Red Cross.”It seems unlikely that he would have gotten approval for an event to gather donations of items the Red Cross doesn’t even want.

  • Clark0603

    The simple fact is and I have tried to engage many Romney supporters to find out why they are voting for him. Save one person, who was on the fence because of “moral issues”, I either got no answers (from those who won’t admitt it’s Mr. Obamas skin color), or a list of “fox news” facts, that when I tried to show them evidence that their facts where wrong,  would shrug and say, “I have my reasons and there not your business”, in other words, “he’s black”.

  • Internet Pseudonym

    Is it because you’re racist? I bet it’s because you’re racist. 

  • Naja pallida

    Churches are already not capable of handling the need. If they were, maybe the about one million people who are homeless on any given night in this country might have a roof over their head, and a dry bed. Or the 17.2 million people who don’t get enough food would have a better chance at not missing a meal. Sure, they help, but if it isn’t even addressing the need now, imagine how much they would be inundated if we suddenly eliminated other forms of assistance?

    That… and what if you don’t want to be associated with a church in any way, shape, or form? Should we just tell those people to suck it up and love Jesus or starve? The entire concept of the benevolence of human beings suddenly being able to take over the responsibility of government to care for its less fortunate citizens is a complete delusion.

  • BigGuy

    Mitt Romney is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being we’ve ever known to run for President.  Recall what Sara Palin said when she visited Barrow, Alaska on the first day of Winter:  “He is as honest as the day is long”.

    The more you read about Mitt Romney, the more you will come to appreciate what an honest straight forward, sincere, and secure man Richard Nixon was.  Why Romney could hardly compare to the fount of integrity that was Richard M. Nixon, but he will do his best, no matter how much it costs. 

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

     His church is not a ‘charity’…it’s just another write off for the tax dodging cheat.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html

    The only person Rmoney helps is himself.

  • Naja pallida

    Nope. Feel free to troll away.

  • Mkrestos

    Oh you mean the photo op the White House just released depicting Obama as our fearless leader during hurricane sandy? Is it out of line to ask for photos during the Libya attack? I guess so considering they won’t answer a single question concerning it.

  • Clark0603

    Stherry, Again your trying to change the subject.

  • Clark0603

    Sorry Mr. Romney donates to his church, not to charity. Even if he did however, your comment is a distraction from the story, Mr. Romneys using the suffering of others in a manner that serves no moral purpose, but instead was used in a rash attempts to look empathetic.

  • Cris0000

    Romney was getting his ass kicked in the polls until he came out in the debates and started saying the opposite of what he’d been saying the last 2 years. Apparently there are a lot of people so uninformed and oblivious that they don’t realize he just did 180. 

    If people had been paying attention the last 2 years, they wouldn’t trust him, and he’d have sunk deeper in the polls.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     LOL  Yep, with names like ‘guest.’

  • Mugs

    I’ve been polled numerous times over the years. And yes, we have a land line.

  • Stherry

    What about you.. did you donate anything?

  • Stherry

    Did you donate any of your own? Why talk about others?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702330215 Jerry Pritikin

    I’ve been voting since 1958, and my telephone number been listed since then and i never been polled, so I do not think a hand full of people who are polled should represent  anyone other then themselves. The only poll that counts is the polling place where you vote… and sometimes that doesn’t get counted too!

  • Stherry

    So, how much money have you helped others? compare to Romney?

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     You go Jerzey. Mitty is known as a cheap SOB.

  • Stherry

    DId you donate yourself?

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     And pearls before swine.

  • Stherry

    Have you ever helped others? Did you announce it?

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

    “douche-bag Romney”—so true!

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Indeed, I can visualize you spinning at this very moment.

  • Stherry

    If we want to be honest to ourselves… Mitt Romney donates his money to charity more than we do, and I think this is not the first time he helps others

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625775811 Bill Thompson

    It’s like, you know, he’s still black no matter what a nincompoop/jerk/liar Romney is.  Romney’s white so he gets the racist American vote

  • goofyjj

    Who have landline phones AND will answer every call (even 800 numbers) AND will stay on the phone with a stranger.

  • condew

     I live in a deep blue state.  Nobody cares what I think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gaililly Gail Anderson

    You know why the people want him out of office and this is mostly your southern states, I’m sorry to say.because he is BLACK. Not because he hasn’t done a good job as he has and not because he isn’t qualified to do the job because he is. There is no other reasons. And all those repukes that were running against him, they don’t like him,nor do they approve of his agenda, but they have to vote repuke becuase they are repukes, and the fact that their TOP PRIORITY for the past 4 yrs. and these following words came right out of Mitch McConnell’s mouth. WE HAVE TO MAKE HIM A ONE TERM PRESIDENT. So as obama was taking his oathe of office, they were already planning and scheming how they could get him out in 4 yrs. They CANNOT ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THE BLACK GUY BEAT THE WHITE GUY. And forget the South, they are the MOST ignorant, redneck so called Evangelical Christians and RACIST that ever lived. why do you think Romney is carrying the south???? Those are your reasons why, they are too ignorant to know any better and it is those very people that if elected Romney would HURT THE MOST.

  • Guest

     Are assholes like you a protected class too?

  • Guest

     They can’t help themselves

  • GoTeam

    pride comes before the fall.

  • http://www.falconk9.com Ginger_FL

    I have never been polled either and I’ve been voting since 1984. We don’t have a land line either so I’m guessing the only people being polled are the elderly population that still lives at home.

  • TeamEquality

    Let’s be clear about “polls”. Who has EVER been polled? Not in my 21 years of being registered have I ever received a call.  It’s my understanding that polls are sent to those who have landline phones. Who on this earth still has a landline? This is why polls are slanted. The ONLY numbers/percentages that count are at the voting polls. Nov 7th…we will know.

  • condew

    Yes, I’m sure private industry would rush in to help in a stricken area; where else could you find good, skilled people who will jump at the chance to work for minimum wage, or maybe even a just a box of can goods and bottled water.

  • Mark

    you’re gonna be awfully upset when obama wins

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gaililly Gail Anderson

    Yes,, as a lifelong resident of MASSACHUSETTS, I can tell you all that everything he said he accomplished is a LIE. he said he created jobs, LIE  in job grorwth under romney, we LOST jobs and he brought us down to #47th out of 50, Education; he says he made us #1 LIE we were never #1 and especially under him as he CUT teachers, funding for schools & school programs, he said he balanced the budget for 4 straight yrs. LIE he NEVER balanced the budget and  in fact he ran up a HUGE DEFICIT for the next guy, (as he knew he would never be re-electd), he Shipoped jobs overseas, and we lost over 250,000 people and their business’s under Romney, he RAISED OUR TAXES and he put what he called as fees in place (which was just another tax), and he implemented ROMNEY CARE, which he is running from now, WHY??? isn’t he proud of his legacy??? Amd as governor he was PRO CHOICE, FUNDING FOR CONTRACEPTIVES, PLALNNED PARENTHOOD AND ABORTION. Yes abortion is still covered in MASS, UNDER ROMNEYCARE. But he’s a great leader. Oh and he was for illeals too, (he even hired some for his peronall property), so everything he says he did is  a LIE, HE ruined our state and he left it ina a mess. He ia nothing more thant a LYING, CHEATING, USING AND ABUING PATHETIC POOREST EXCUSEE FOR A HUMAN THAT EVER WAS. He has NO SHAME.

  • mr_ed

     You can’t get blood from a turnip or a stone, either, but at least make the effort. Maybe the spray tan would contaminate the sample, but at least let’s see him/them give it a try. And they give you juice and cookies!
    Having given gallons of blood, I can tell you the cookies are awful, but the juice is okay.

  • Claire-France Perez

    Getting your verification from Right-Wing owned and operated TV is like asking anyone in prison if they are innocent. You will always get the answer they want you to hear.

  • Pax

    It will be covered and then you can blame the “lame stream media”

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gaililly Gail Anderson

    Romney never ceases to amaze me. Here he will take a diaster,a tragedy and turn it into a pollitical even for himself. There is NO LOW that he will not stoop to. He is lower than a god dam snake slithering around on the ground. Anything at all for a photo op. ROMNEY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE?????? NOW THAT IS THE BIGEST JOKE OF ALL. He don’t care about people, all he cares about is WHAT IS IN THIS FOR ME???? AND ABOUT MONEY FOR HIMSELF. THAT HAS BEEN HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE MOST DISGUSTING HUMAN BEINGS ON THIS PLANET.

  • Kataphractos

    “mass murder across south asia and east africa”? What alternate universe are you living in?  Gee whiz, I wonder why Obama doesn’t admit to something that LinktothePast86 has made up from whole cloth?  Sounds like a conspiracy to me!  How about this, tough-guy:  how come you won’t just go on TV and admit that you are a serial rapist?

  • GoTeam

    Let’s not kid ourselves.. Politics aside. Based on looks alone… I’d give the “looks most like a zombie” award to Obama.  

  • condew

    Voluntary contributions is a great way to tax the good guys, leaving the Romney’s of the world with the resources to buy, strip, and discard another once-great American company.

    If he wasn’t running for president, would Romney even divert $5K of his campaign contributer’s money to disaster relief?  The people who hate taxes to pay for help for people who need it are the people who would not give a dime of their own money to help voluntarily.

  • nicho

    Anyone who believes the polls is an idiot.

    Everyone wants the election to be a horse race. If the polls showed Obama – 80, Romney -20:

    The talking heads on TV would have nothing to talk about.

    The political ad revenue on TV and in print would dry up.

    The candidates and parties wouldn’t be able to send out the “Oh my God, we need more money” emails.

    If they did, no one would send money. You’re not going to donate if your guy is 30 points up and you’re not going to donate if your guy ks 30 points down.

    Not-so-motivated or overconfident voters might stay home and (a) change the dynamics of the election or, (b) at the very least, hurt down-ticket candidates.

    And last but not least, the Koch brothers electronic voting machines couldn’t steal votes.

    Take a poll on anything in the US — anything — and you’re not going to get 50-50. Boxers vs. briefs, vanilla vs, chocolate, which way to hang the toilet paper, gay rights, the draft, military spending, should billionaires pay taxes, etc. etc. etc. and it’s going to be lopsided one way or the other. All of a sudden, when it comes to choosing between Romney and Obama, they want us to believe it’s exactly 50-50.

    Bullshit.

  • Greg

    Lies agin. Nbody can’t do anything good with ut making up l;ies like the democrats.  This was nevr confirmed by any news channel.

  • GoTeam

    MORE than half of the general public DOESN’T want Obama in office. See I can spin it too!

  • Pax

    Hey folks what state does the President have his biggest lead? The President is thumping Romney by at least 20-30 points in the very state that elected him governor (2003-2007) — the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By this margin of rejection it appears that the people of Massachusetts are imploring the American people to not make the same mistake they made back in Novemeber 2002. Speaks volumes doesn’t it?

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     Halloween is a perfect time to think of Mitty as the first zombie to run for President.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

    And this freak wants to be Commander In Chief. Unbelievable……treating Storm Sandy as a canned goods for the poor Mormon church basement.

  • GoTeam

    Point is, Romney has the lead right now in both votes. Why isn’t Obama dominating? Not doing his job or living up to promises? I don’t get it. Clearly that douche-bag Romney should be getting his a** kicked in the polls. Right?

  • Naja pallida

    When you think about it, there are pretty strict rules about what a campaign can spend money on. I wonder if it was actual campaign money, or some PAC/third-party donation?

  • Rbj100

    hmmm….i need that kid…haley joel osment to say….”i see stupid people”. thats romneys base…..

  • GoTeam

    You would think Obama would easily control the ”stupid people” vote.. Guess not.

    Once again, Obama should CLEARLY be dominating this election, right? 

  • Rbj100

    hmm…seems to me this is about the integrity of a presidential candidate. whether the supplies ‘donated’ have been paid for by the campaign or romney himself is irrelevant. he is promoting this as goods donated by his supporters. unfortunately, the red cross has said that none of it will help; used clothing has to be cleaned before distributed, and the small amount of donated goods will cost more to ship to nj, where its needed, than the goods are worth. 

  • colleen2

    So the women of the religious right LIKE it when their employer tries to fuck them? Because that would explain a lot.

  • soniasimone

    Blaming FEMA for the horrible disaster of Katrina is like beating your wife unconscious and then blaming her for not watching the kids. 

    Bush gutted FEMA. That was a very bad decision. I don’t care where you are on the political spectrum, disaster relief is the last thing that should be politicized. 

  • Guest

    No.  False.  Absolutely false.  If the polls are believed, they have shown the “general public” to be almost evenly divided.  Half of the “general public” doesn’t want Romney in the office.  This is an election hotly divided between frightened, dyspeptic people grasping desperately to hold onto a world that is dying in their hands and worried but cautiously optimistic people trying to make sense out of and cope pragmatically with an emerging world that will be born regardless of anyone’s efforts to stop it.  We see now the reductio ad absurdum of the silly 1950s rallying cry of Bill Buckley, who started all of this nonsense, that conservatives stand athwart the tide of history and yell “stop!”  Such hubris.  Republicans, and those who travel with them, need to learn that you can’t take it with you. 

  • Adam

    well, no. if the general public wanted Obama out, Romney would have a clear lead in the polls, which he doesn’t.

  • http://www.bloomsburyreview.com Webster

    Of course he did make a big donation to NOM, the National Organization for Marriage (and although the Mormons don’t publicly admit it, NOM was born and financed by the LDS Church).

  • RBJ100

    not that at all…the low information citizen is supporting robme. if you’re wondering what a low information citizen is….theyre called STUPID PEOPLE!!!!!

  • Dukelegend07

     blind man. i feel pity for you

  • Naja pallida

    FEMA was a world-class disaster relief agency before Bush turned it into a laughing stock by filling it with incompetence. Thankfully, many changes have been made since then, not that anyone looking for something to complain about would notice… it still needs to be removed from the DHS and returned to its cabinet level position. Considering that they’re going to become much more important in the not-too-distant future.

  • Guest

    Doubtful, based on their own theology.

  • Guest

    We’ll see who’s whining on Tuesday.

  • hoosier1158

    …he is a narcissist, plain and simple. Thinks the world owes him, egomaniac, self-absorbed with himself, elitism. He truly is a disgusting and pathetic figure. Anything for a damn photo op with these guys..even when people have died. 

  • condew

     FEMA was a mess under Bush because Bush and Brownie do not believe governement should do anything helpful for ordinary people, so they proved their point by putting retards in charge.

    The founding fathers made a basic assumption, that the people elected to government office would want the government to work and would take pride in making it work well.  They never anticipated the tea party, which does it’s best to find and elect the most destructive and incompetent people they can find to public office.

    The Republican tea party wants to prove that government of the people, by the people, and for the people doesn’t work.  God save us from the alternatives.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    We’ll just leave a large bag of this by the door and let the trolls feed themselves on their way out.

  • Tbjwms

    You gotta have a beating heart in order to give blood.

  • Whthom1

    Campaign money is money donated to the candidate to use as seen fit to promote his campaign.  It required Mr. Romney’s approval to spend on the donated food.  He could have spent it on anything else, but decided to make sure there was food available to donate to his cause.  Sounds like he should get some credit to me.  But, he didn’t ask for credit.  So give it to whoever you want.  I think your comment, though, is a bit off topic.  It’s not about who is or is not getting credit for a donation, or that a candidate set up a photo op (that happens with every candidate in every campaign–kissing babies and shaking hands occurs, even at a time of disaster).  It’s about the most effective and efficient way to handle disaster relief… Not this idiocy…

  • GoTeam

    Gee… you would think Obama would have a clear lead in the polls based on all the negative spin the libs have been creating the last couple weeks.. But wait. He doesn’t. The general public still want Obama out of the office.. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………..

  • cslib

    It’s not rocket science what the Romney campaign should have done instead of this. All they had to do was put on the homepage of the campaign website, their twitter account, and  their email distribution information on how to donate money and blood to the Red Cross. Then for their campaign events they should have turned them into places people can donate blood and money to help the storm victims. And maybe even donated money from the campaign coffers for relief efforts and a donation from the Romney’s and perhaps even handing some of their airtime to run commercials for the Red Cross and other relief organizations and just a simple statement from the campaign and the candidate about giving blood and money to the Red Cross to help. It really is that easy and yet even the simplest common sense actions elude the geniuses running the campaign.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I think Yesod is either a spammer or seriously off his medications. In any case, he clearly missed all those days in school where they taught basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I mean, we’re talking over-the-line illiterate.

  • SaltySue

    jerzeygurl … you insult rocks! LOL

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    As noted in other comments here, the purchased goods weren’t funded by Mitt Romney himself, but by his campaign.

  • condew

    This whole event illustrates how people who think government shouldn’t do anything for anybody think.  They think great, we contributed $5K to help those poor souls, without a second thought that this is a drop in the bucket compared to the need.  It will not get people stranded in their cars in rising water out to safety.  It won’t house the families made homeless as the storm stripped off their roof or washed their house away.  It won’t even feed people for very long.

    Again and again I hear from people who want to eliminate FEMA, WIC, MEDICAID, and every other help the govenment provides that they should turn to the charities and the churches.  So my church has a supper for the homeless once a week.  Are they really ready to take on 3 meals a day, 7 days a week?  And while they ramp up their feeding program, also collect millions to help with rent and medical problems?  My church’s entire budget is a couple hundred thousand a year, mainly from offerings.  Are the people who give $50 a week ready to give $450?

    So here we have Romney/Ryan giving $5K.  One time.  And asking us to support them while they eliminate every helping program people depend on, including Social Security and Medicare.

    Call me again whenhe gives $5 million, and commits to another $5 million toward helping in every natural disaster.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Hospitals can’t use blood that’s colored dollar-bill green.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7FEW224RMJKF6VGIGLPY73BVY Moon

     You’re believing Faux News B.S. about the Libya attack. lmao– it kills me how you guys are more concerned about what happened in Libya, where what REALLY happened is not being released to the general public because of national security.. (all you guys have is ‘sources say’ to substantiate any of your claims).. and have no concern for the MILLION+ people without power. The hundreds of thousands who lost their homes and everything they own. The thousands of businesses destroyed…   nooooooo– the millions of people IN this country affected by this storm aren’t nearly as important as Libya.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    His accountants couldn’t figure out a way to turn a $5k personal donation into a few hundred thousand in deductions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrispdx Chris O’Rourke

    I agree, FEMA during Katrina was run by a Bush crony with no disaster relief experience. Typical Republican policy is to hire friends not anyone qualified to actually do the job. Great point though, really glad to see Republicans openly admitting that things are terrible when they’re in charge. 

    Curious that you continually blame Obama for failings of your party. Seems at odds with that whole “self responsibility” shtick you folks always trot out when trying to kill any safety nets in place here. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7FEW224RMJKF6VGIGLPY73BVY Moon

    Cons are all the same. They think people that don’t buy Faux News are all sheep– while they lap up every lie the network feeds them.

  • lynchie

     Your right Obama had them send their bullets to the White House. You ignorant slut!

  • jerzeygurl

    this pathetic display of charity is about all you would get from a Robme presidency in the case of a disaster.. unless you got a credit card to pay Haliburton for rescue…

    and big deal, he gave $5000… thats like $5 BUCKS to you and ME … this creep is worth $250,000 million dollars, he could afford to give a hell of a lot more… and we dont want or need his freaking cans of soup and rice krispies anyway tell him to take them to the local soup kitchen … the Red Cross specifically discourages these kinds of donations for a major disaster…

    anyone voting for this opportunistic used car salesman of a politician is dumber than a bag of rocks…

  • mr_ed

    I’d have been more impressed if he lay down for a few minutes to donate blood, which does some good, sets an authentic example, and costs exactly zero. The staff, too, y’all.

  • Naja pallida

    Can one be bigoted against hypocrites? Are they considered a protected class now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.fitch.94 Chris Fitch

    You do realize the Bush administration had placed it under the DHS instead of it’s own entity and place an unqualified (obviously?) crony sort in charge. 

    It was a fail in leadership at FEMA not in the concept of FEMA.

  • Mike in Joliet

    There really is no other  way to say it, Mitt is a dick and a pimp.  How anyone who’s ever struggled or is struggling in life can vote for this jackass is mind boggling.  I’m stunned at the stupidity of people who somehow think Mitts policies can do anything but further bury them.  The mans whole life has been about preying on struggling companies, taking advantage of them, getting Bains millions and then bancrupting over 20%, leaving hard working people out in the cold.  And his big calling card STAPLES is the prime example.  The companies doing great, making millions while having next to no full-time workers.  The Staples employee’s are the working poor who need food stamps to survive.  But thats not something you’ll hear on the faux new channel.  All you hear from them is the MSM lies and protects the anti-american, socialist, muslim.  Thus these narrow minded fools never get the full story.  But nice job Mitt, take advantage of a tragedy to campaign.  People with no electricity will certainly be able to cook those canned goods that you gave to people to give to the red cross. 

  • http://www.bloomsburyreview.com Webster

    “Duplicity” is not a synonym for “promoting charitable giving.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Foley/715172083 Bill Foley

    Romney gives to the Mormon Church, BYU, Weber, etc. He does not donate to any “charity” that is not LDS related somehow.

  • lynchie

     troll

  • Whthom1

    Pffft…  This is a radical propaganda blog, brother, meant to incite and rally the sheep to a cause…  Just because the opinion is not the same as yours, doesn’t mean it’s coming from a “troll.”  You just want to surround yourself with people that share your same unwavering, partisan, and unconsidered opinion.  It’s easier that way.  No challenge and a lot of ego-stroking.  I see the draw.  But your comments are self-serving, non-productive and unhelpful. Top 10 status just makes me think you’re spreading bull-crap.  And a lot of it.  God help all the sheep…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7FEW224RMJKF6VGIGLPY73BVY Moon

     Yesterday, as a matter of fact. Last week I made donations to both the Easter Seals and the American Cancer society.  I donate to food banks about twice a year and always donate toys, appliances, and anything else we’re not using to Goodwill.  Goodwill, if you didn’t know, are fully equipped to take tons (literally) of goods.  These are just a FEW examples of what I do. Sometimes it’s only $20– sometimes it’s $100. I do what I can with what I have at the time. I don’t have much– but I’d give my last $10 to a homeless person in a heartbeat– as I have done in the past.

    When is the last time you made a donation, asshole?

  • MovingToNevada

    Bigot much?

  • Naja pallida

    Romney’s campaign is run by incompetent sycophants and poor liars. Calling any of them experts would be a gross mischaracterization. If Romney loses, every single person on that campaign should be banned from working in politics for the rest of their natural lives. If Romney wins, we should all move to Mexico for a better way of life.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7FEW224RMJKF6VGIGLPY73BVY Moon

    Do you think ALL the people devestated by this storm are lazy bums who don’t work? Good F’ing God you guys are idiots.  Fully responsible people need aid in situations like this you ass hole.

  • Naja pallida

    Look at all the trolls trolling.

  • Justine

    Dave it’s the only argument they have!!

  • Naja pallida

    Why would it matter if it was his first visit to FEMA HQ? You see, the interesting thing about being President, is that your advisers generally come to you, because it is often a big hassle and inconvenience for everyone involved when you and your large retinue of security to suddenly inundate a place full of people actively trying to work on an emergency situation… but just in case you were wondering, it actually wasn’t his first visit. He also went to FEMA HQ during Hurricane Irene back in 2011. Google is your friend. All it takes is thirty seconds to avoid looking like a tool.

  • Whthom1

    How much have you contributed?  The man isn’t trying to fund FEMA’s $6.1 billion dollar budget…  He’s trying to promote charitable giving.  FEMA’s budget was $7billion when it gave us Katrina.  Bit of a fail for centralized disaster relief, wouldn’t you agree?  Jealousy between the have’s and have not’s is not an acceptable reason to criticize someone’s ideas when they are better than your own. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Henson/100000683517146 Greg Henson

    As usual, a response consisting of nothing but name-calling, with nothing of substance to respond to the actual point. If “libtard” and “treason” were to vanish from the English language, the word-volume of conservative comments on these threads would instantly drop by 50%.

  • Utah_101

    A recent poll shows 90% of Mormons claim Mitt Romney represents them and their views. I’m glad there is a minority of the LDS population who believe like you do, that lying is immoral, but you are few and far between.

  • Steverino

    Um, wouldn’t it have been the Romney CAMPAIGN that donated the $5,000.00  worth of goods, not RMoney himself?

    So he personally shouldn’t get credit for the contribution.

  • AmandALock_9292

    Some of my best friends are Mormon and they have been fantastic to be around. Don’t judge an entire group by one person. 

  • Guest Liz

    Besides, other than this natural disaster what other reason would Prez B-Rock have to go to FEMA headquarters anyway? BP Oil Spill didn’t damage homes in its path of destruction.

  • Whthom1

    So he essentially donated $5k to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy and then publicized it as a last minute example of how charitable contributions can help alleviate an overburdened and ineffective central emergency relief system, making it look like SOMEONE ELSE donated the food rather than take the credit himself? What a bastard… What a false, evil man! I mean, who here HASN’T donated $5k to Hurricane Relief Efforts at this point? Well, if you haven’t, don’t worry. You will soon without a choice in who, what or how… FEMA is our very efficient, effective centralized disaster relief system. Think Katrina…. Tax dollars well spent.  How much do you think it costs us to generate the 5 emails I get per day from Obama’s campaign asking for money to support his failing ideas?

  • Jedmolle

    This is like saying “I’ll never work for a protestant again” or “I’ll never work for an Indian again” it’s unbelievable we have bigoted people like you in 2012 America. Mormons are people just like you, many are good, some are not as good. Don’t be ignorant. 

  • Ajeo3

    Please. Mormons are just people like you. Stop making us out to be some kind of weirdos or freaks. I’m not even voting for Romney. Don’t be a douchebag. 

  • Kevinmark20

    Yes, because all of us Mormons are just like Mitt Romney, billionaire presidential candidates. I’m Mormon and I’m not voting for Romney. Think before you speak. What if an Obama detractor said “the next time a black man knocks on my door, I’m going to put the dog on them.” I don’t know how well that would go over. 

  • LinktothePast86

    I hadn’t heard about that! but I was referring to his mass slaughter of innocents via flying robots in E. Africa, Yemen, Pakistan, the Philippines and so on

  • Dave

     Stephen, are you aware of Goodwin’s Law?

  • Blorto2u

    Craven, opportunistic,liar.

  • nicho

    No, we’re pointing out that Romney is a phony douchebag. It’s the trolltards who are whining — like the beaten dogs they are. If you really want to see Mittens elected, why aren’t you out knocking on doors or helping to get out the vote, instead of whining to people who have already decided (long ago) that they’re not going to vote for that hypocritical POS?

  • Lonic7

    Chris Carter, I really hope you’re joking. If you’re suggesting that flood victims should ‘be responsible and buy their own food’ in a disaster zone, then you’re an idiot.

  • Curt

     that was a constructive comment appropriate to absolutely nothing

  • Nicole

    I guess you’ll be voting for someone who doesn’t know or care what these people need.  I’m sure a granola bar will keep peoples houses from molding.

  • Mr. Bellamy

     Behind closed doors, Romney says “EFF the 99%”. That 47% thing was just a ruse to make many of his middle class followers (who wouldn’t be allowed to power wash the tires of his limo) feel as if he considers them to be people…like him.

  • Kjk443

    My goodness, do not try to reason with him. He does not understand that we are our brother’s keeper.

  • Mr. Bellamy

     PERFECT! This is a perfect example of what people like Romney think about the less fortunate. “…OR they could be responsible and buy their own food.” It’s IRRESPONSIBLE to become destitute because of natural disaster. The Haves have because they are responsible and the Have Nots have not because they are not. You know, there was a time in history where people like this were in power. It was called The French Revolution. Didn’t turn out well for the Haves…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MS37MOW5AVO5KU3JXTZPW2BUTE Stephen

    Look at all of the Libtards whining

  • http://www.facebook.com/secular.okie Secular Okie

     $5,000, really? This from a man worth somewhere between $200 million and $1 billion. Had he made a cash donation with a couple of zeroes added, maybe, just maybe it would not be seen as craven and opportunistic.

  • Jim Olson

    Have you seen the devastation on TV?  THERE ARE NO MORE STORES in the affected area.

  • Ammasbear

    He is a loser and I hope to god he and his clan go away after the election and stay away. He has a whole army of kids I’m sure he is grooming to keep trying to get into the political arena. They think it’s their destiny as mormons to have a super mormon leader. It’s in their prophecy. Freakin scary if you ask me. Get out and vote folks it’s getting tragically real in this country. 

  • Jim Olson

    Amen.  I’ll really be sad to see it all go down the drain.  

  • Hibicent

    Karma is a …….

  • Yesod_ben_yakov_leib

     the presidental camPains are run by media exsperts from hollywood,phsycolical experts from harvard and yale and others who’s exsperties in controling the masses is all part of the plan run by the “controllers) . america,my america the beutiful has become america the ugly, a beutification plan to clean out the filth is what is needed most, not elections,other than that it is just another day and am glad to be breathing

  • Hibicent

    He didn’t let the cameras inside because he is not the opportunistic liar that Romney is, for OUR President, what was important was the people affected by Hurricane Sandy, not the photo op.

  • Karen Beveridge Onorato

    As my mom would say in her mother voice:  Willard Mitt Romney, tell the truth and shame the devil.

  • nicho

    Even his trolls are pathetic. It’s pretty bad when you’re such a lying scumbag that you can’t even get fourth-rate trolls and have to rely on dropouts from some online, for profit trolls school.

  • nicho

    I know, I saw a photo of him in his black mask and camo gear leading an assault in The Recoleta in Buenos Aires. Good catch!

  • nicho

    Pffft. Away troll!

  • Chris Carter

    p.s. your name should be MoonBat. When did you last donate something to the poor you hypocrite. 

  • Chris Carter

    They could be appreciative of leftover scraps from others…OR they could be responsible and buy their own food. 

  • Chris Carter

    Please, say that same thing to the servicemen who died in Libya who were told they couldn’t have ammo, and couldn’t return fire. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/barb.bird.35 Barb Bird

    SOOOOOO – that’s why all the bags were exactly the same.  What a Jerk.

  • Chris Carter

    They didn’t let cameras inside because he didn’t want the camera’s to know it was his first time ever visiting FEMA. 

  • radsenior

    Surely this didn’t happen. Please tell me this did not happen! Romney wants to do away with FEMA and pass it on to the states to take care of their own just like they do with their “This is all you get, now go away” attitude with Medicaid. This is the same attitude the TEA-Republican’s have with block grants they want to provide called “stinking voucher system” for Medicare recipients who just might have high blood pressure, prostate cancer, osteoporosis or heart disease. Sorry, that’s a pre-existing condition which WOULD have been covered under Obamacare, but not after being immediately eliminating ObamaCares!
    I’m at a loss as to how anyone can call themselves TEA-Republicans after the close association Romney has with Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, Roger Rivard, Rick Berg and Richard Mourdock, who have been cast as women degraders in the worst light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cat5SyMBSpkRomney and his associates have also been accused of disenfranchising voters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TjVsQa57cThen there are the outside groups who have subverted the system:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/big-sky-big-money/
    mormon religion must be foremost in his daily thought process.

  • D S

    When I read the title, I thought “OMG, how crass!”  Then, I read that it was sourced through McKay Coppins.  Then I thought, “OMG, what bullshit!”

  • Iheartmaui

    Just one little thing, Paul Ryan is a god fearing catholic Ayn Rand devotee.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOSPVJGJJVTLQ4UXHWALBJ2R7I Frank

    No end of lies, half-truths and subterfuge from Romney. Meanwhile, President Obama was concerning himself with ALL the states affected by Sandy, not just swing states or blue states.

    (But, pssst:  this article needs another proofreading!)

  • Michelleb3008

    This is truly sickening. He could have suspended his campaign and had his team phone banking for Redcross donations, he could have helped organize a blood drive, he could have personally donated a large sum of money, but NO, he wants the stupid picture of him loading diapers onto a truck. This man is a sociopath and I do not use that term lightly. He will hurt, use and destroy to obtain his goals. Look at what he is doing in regards to Jeep/GM, he is putting the reputation of an American company that employs American workers at stake with lies. It is disgraceful! This man should be charged with fraud, slander and possibly tax invasion (what IS he hiding?). He is not fit to lead.

  • LinktothePast86

    indeed… could you imagine someone who’s as bad a lier as Romney going on TV and lying about his mass-murder across south Asia and east Africa

  • LinktothePast86

    well, it’s just funny that people will go on and on about some “binders” comment Romney makes, but Obama can go on TV and lie about his mass-murder across south Asia and east Africa, and it’s totally accepted

  • colleen2

     I’m sure they all can’t be. I was impressed with Elizabeth Smart’s parents. I gotta say that I would never dream of working for a Mormon again. I’ve worked for three of them and they all tried to screw me, two of them literally.

  • tballs

    There are already plenty of instances of Romney taking money from the general population. The “Romney takes food” photos are not so common.

  • Jenigma

    So here we have this respected institution that’s there for people in extreme need, saving lives.  Romney goes against the rules and gives them stuff they don’t want and that will be a burden on them, just to look good.  Is this a man we want making decisions for us in times of crisis?  In situations like a looming war, for instance?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1632189106 Darwin F. Foster

     Obama is doing the right thing helping out with what they need not doing some political disgrace like Robme, Obama 2012 the real leader for our country not a fake

  • Mary

    Nauseating 

  • LeftyLucy007

    Best anti Romney rant I have ever read! Thanks! Obama/Biden2012

  • Kerrygirlw

     And the privatized services will be allowed to refuse service to anyone based on religion, sex, social class, marital status, race…..Romney’s ideas don’t work on any level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/talia.smith.92 Talia Smith

    He probably sees absolutely nothing wrong with this.
    What a clueless git. 

  • One_mistress_great

    Me too and I have 5 Rottweilers!

  • Naja pallida

    I’m truly beginning to believe that Romney’s loss to Ted Kennedy back in 1994 caused some kind of psychotic break.

  • Lgc159

    The next time a Mormon knocks on my door, I’m going to put the dog on them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7FEW224RMJKF6VGIGLPY73BVY Moon

    This is so symbolic of Romney and the right wing. They don’t want to donate cash– since they can’t have full control of how it is spent.. so they ask people to donate thread bare clothes and old shoes, and canned foods that have likely been sitting in the back of the pantry for years– you know those old cans of greens or spinach that nobody will eat so they gather dust for years??   And people should be appreciative the left over scraps from others!!! 

    Don’t get me wrong, donating old clothing to the needy and food to the food bank is a GOOD thing for everyday practice–   but in immediate disaster relief–  they simply don’t have the time and man hours to sort through tons of solid goods.

    SUCH A JERK!  

    But of course, he can’t ask people for CASH donations– that would go against everything the right stand against.

  • bacalove

    BREAKING: “The Romney Dossier is truly explosive! . An open history of fraud and corruption. People are pointing at Buzzfeed, but others who may have been annoyed by the endorsement of Romney by John Mccain are under suspicion.

    Whoever leaked the Romney dossier wants him damaged. Just for a taster – Mitt Romney was on the board of a company fined $119 million for Medicare Fraud – at the time, the largest criminal fine for Health Care Fraud in US history. He still walked away with a $470k personal profit from that corrupt company.”

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/18/1056097/-The-Romney-Dossier-is-truly-explosive-An-open-history-of-fraud-and-corruption 

    Mitt Romney is a Dishonest & Dishonorable man!

  • cole3244

    if there is any justice in the world romney will go down in flames as he deserves, a man so shallow does not deserve to be potus, he doesn’t deserve to be dog catcher if you are an animal lover or have empathy of any kind in your soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronald-Ojeda/100000477653988 Ronald Ojeda

    F*^KING FRAUD!!!!!!!

  • Stellaa

    So much for feeling bad when I challenged a group of FB people telling me that Romney was trying to do the right thing.  I don’t think he knows the playbook for doing the right thing.  Anyone, anyone involved in any kind of disaster planning, an ex governor for example. knows that food drops are horrible way to help.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069873600 Heidi Colvin

     Explain your assertion please?

  • douglas01

    This is disgusting on so many level it boggles the mind. Romney has told so many lies and keeps telling them in the face of the actual facts.  How many ways can you spell  S O C I O P A T H ? Is there any reflection when he looks in the mirror?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hill/100000255413248 Michael Hill

     Dickhead

  • Indigo

     That’s pathetic.

  • Guest

    The guy is beneath contempt.  WHEN he loses, which I’m becoming convinced his private polls are telling him, and the prospect of which if fueling this desperation grandstanding, he’s going to be hated by his supporters, who never liked him in the first place and who are only behind him because they think the Black guy has no business being President.  Well, sorry vengeful, bitter old white folks (and I include you, John McCain), this isn’t 1950’s America anymore.  

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Pretentious.

  • Naja pallida

    I can’t even fathom the level of pathetic it would take to organize such a thing. If he had just given that money to the Red Cross and kept his mouth shut… but instead, he turned it into a scam. He seems to have a knack for turning what one might think was a worthy cause into a scam. Maybe that’s his super power.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Despicable.

  • http://www.falconk9.com Ginger_FL

    Shall we create a list ;-)

  • LinktothePast86

    Obama is so much better at bullshitting and political theatrics than Romney…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000736697696 Stephen Smith

    Scumbags. I’m being kind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440205117 Dave Koch

    This is what desperation looks like.  Thank goodness the adults are handling the crisis in the north east.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Not the only :)

  • http://www.falconk9.com Ginger_FL

    The only word that comes to mind regarding Rmoney/Ryan is:
    Pathetic

  • Gsmith
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FWEE2SG53IMW66G35WG5ZB7RI Pat

    Romney said “let the private sector do it”. How in the world would this EVER work during a national disaster involving many states? Oh yeah FEMA is socialist and communist and marxist just like that hitler “Obummer” and his silver back aped wife who are out to destroy America as the right wingers claim online – the states don’t need or want government help and when you’re in trouble call the Koch Brothers hotline why don’t you.? Let’s get rid of government regulations and hand over national disasters involving many states to the private sector who’s only bottom line is making a profit while millions of people suffer waiting and waiting for unregulated businesses to take care of the problems while at the same time making a profit. How will they profit off your disaster? That remains to be seen. “President” flip-flopper Romney will be YOUR surprise – his “plan” as president depends on which audience he is talking to! 

    And while we’re at it let’s let private for-profit corporations and businesses take over every other aspect of our lives – let’s start with government mandated vaginal probes & controlling our women – oh women are WAYY too stupid to make their own decisions about their own health care. Let’s get rid of all those government funded police depts, fire depts, teachers, the dept of education, federally funded roads, public libraries, FDA, FFA, etc. etc. etc. That should work. Call the Kochs 800 number when your in trouble or good luck writing a letter to the right wing supreme court who decided that corporations are people. Riiiiiggghhhht! Like Paul Ryan (who is a devout atheist Ayn Rand devotee) basically said, EFF YOU, you are on your own, but yet he wrote a letter asking for stimulus funds from that big old huge government he hates. And like Romney said behind closed doors, EFF the 47%. This un-patriotic guy who makes his living off government loop-holing is out to rob us of every penny we paid into social security, medicare for years and wants to give us vouchers like we’re paupers! Oh yeah, Romney is a “business” model. Businesses work day & night figuring out how to get YOUR money & make a profit off of YOU. You can sit in your apt. & die as far as they care & if you have a health issue – no problem – go to the emergency room! If you have a pre-existing condition – too EFFING bad! Anyone who votes for Romney is either rich (porn star Jennie James endorses him because she also rich & wants to keep her loopholes AND she admitted that) or just plain stupid and voting against their own best interests! Got a national disaster on your hands, are you stuck on the roof of your house or your home destroyed? Just call 1-800-Koch-Suckers to find out how much the bill will be and how fast they can get back to ya.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Only a handful are of the true “Cheesy Grits” class.

  • http://twitter.com/JessicaNaomiNet JessicaNaomi

    Another Tricky Mitty  scam this time during a national disaster – he is a national disaster & I sure hope the voters get it before they get got

  • Indigo

    Are all Mormons this cheesy? I doubt it.

  • butterflybesos9

    If people can’t see through this fraud and vote him into the highest office in the country then America thoroughly deserves EVERYTHING WIllard Mitt Romney does to them….. Jesus he makes George W Bush look like George Washington!! 

  • pattyp

    A couple weeks ago I told a friend that Romney couldn’t possibly do anything more douchebaggier in this campaign than he already has. I stand corrected.

  • lynchie

    He had the campaign buy the products that is a direct cost to the campaign. If he had bought it it would be $5000 out of his pocket, sure he has a tax write off but that only saves 15% which is his tax rate.  Besides that would have been his money and the dancing horse might have had to do without it’s weekly massage.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    And to think that I once considered George W Bush the biggest phony on Earth.

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