Romney staff refusing to let frostbitten children leave PA rally

This is happening right now at Mitt Romney’s rally in Pennsylvania.  Apparently it’s freezing, and Romney’s staff is refusing to let rally-goers leave. People are begging reporters for help.

Absolutely incredible.

From the NYT’s Michael Barbaro:

From USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich:

My God.


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  • http://zautos.com/ Sal

    Thanks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

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  • http://zautos.com/ Sal

    This country is run by elites and name who live by different sets of rules than we are forced too.

    This shows they don’t even try to hid it.

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  • Marcus2012

    The New York Times may not be pro romney, but that journalist sure as hell was.

  • Steve Dave

    The author, John Aravosis – Hosts an internet television show called DemsTV; Launched campaign against Cheney’s daughter simply for being the daughter of Dick Cheney; Went after Ford Motor co. for pulling its support for gay advertising (Ford temporarily removed their print ads from a couple of “gay friendly” magazines along with a slew of other non-gay related magazines, but apparently it’s a crime to do what you want with your company’s money). Also founded AMERICAblog (liberal news blog, dedicated to gay rights activism). – There is no way at all that this reporter is in any way biased, nor would he ever have any motivation to exaggerate negatively against Romney. You should take everything he says at face value and never question anything, regardless of the source, as long as it reinforces your beliefs. Blindly following a political party and not thinking for yourself, while claiming to be “open minded” and “progressive”. You people are ridiculous.

  • Steve Dave

    People, the election is over. You can stop with the whole “Romney is the devil” propaganda. The exit was not blocked, nobody’s children were held captive. The people who were stopped were trying to exit through a security-guarded bus exit that was for the campaign staff. This is common practice – try going to a concert, then telling security you’re going to go ahead and exit through the backstage area. Good luck with that. Every time somebody makes a tweet claiming a politician tried to murder a bunch of babies, you don’t have to take it at face value and use it as proof of their hatred of humanity. If a news outlet tweets that Obama personally tear-gassed a platoon of returning soldiers, would you take to the internet in outrage? No, you would call bullshit and move on. So many people out there believe everything they read on the internet, as long as it supports their party and/or defames their opponents. You are total sheep with no minds of your own.

  • Steve Dave

    Wait – you think the New York Times supports Romney?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinny.aboud Vinny Aboud

    Daddyvice, that is a joke, Romney’s staff won’t even allow wide camera angles, because there were so few people at most of his rally. The man is an ageing ken doll, and just as stiff.

  • Gary Smith

    “Romney 20k plus crowds; Barry 2K”. – Fail. Election suggests you were wrong. Can you say President Barry

  • Jen is silly

     “People with functioning brains wait to form an opinion until they see more facts.”

    Which is exactly what you and everyone else here is doing. Oh wait. You might a dictionary yourself, friend.

  • Moderator3

    Should I have posted my reply in some other language than English? I was writing about capital letters, not cold or Romney.

  • Alan

    They wanted to leave because it was extremely cold.
    They did not want to leave because they disliked Romney.
    They were obviously there for Romney, then when it got cold and late, they wanted to leave.
    However, they were not allowed, for whatever reason.

  • Moderator3

    Using all capital letters is a form of online yelling. It’s considered being very rude. If you feel this strongly about something, use all bold letters.

  • Slkdjaslk

     THEY WANTED TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT WAS COLD NOT BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE ROMNEY. I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU SUPPORT A FUCKING POLITICIAN, IF YOUR CHILD IS STARTING TO SUFFER FROM HYPOTHERMIA YOU FUCKING LEAVE.

  • Skldjaskl

     wanting to leave the rally has nothing to do with not liking romney.

  • Mceu

    Why did they go to Romney rally if they don’t like him? CASH

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314673505 Monica V Lucas

    Wow.  I wonder if these people have voted yet.

  • Keithfrench

    Why did they go to Romney rally if they don’t like him!! Sounds like they are just trouble makers!!!! I think the meanness is with the Dems!! Quit talking about yourselves so much!!

  • tobyspeeks

     Like all you fox news parrots and the George Soros story? And btw, this story hasn’t been debunked except by you paid for commentators who post your hate filled lies all over the internet to force what you believe on to others. Get your head out of the sand you self righteous moron.

  • yestradamous

    I suspect the real story, because there’s ALWAYS more to the story, is that a few people were told they coudn’t leave from a specific gate, because it was too close to the entrance to the stage, but there were 6 other ways out of the place they were free to take.

    So sick of the lying. Republicans are so mean they want frost bitten children. So stupid.

  • MimiReed1234

    Except that the real story was posted later–the staffers immediately led the people who wanted to leave out through unsecured exits.  And no, there wasn’t any danger of frostbite.

  • KZ

     We cannot let you leave the line for the Gas Chambers. Because were Nazis.

  • bearclawws

    I was there with a friend and we had a great time. Didn’t have any problems or see anyone have any problems. Weird. @jfkucinich is a reporter covering politics for USA Today, that might explain it. But in her defense I studied her tweets. She said this, “People are literally sneaking out gates now bring told they can’t leave way pic.twitter.com/uvlPBys5 but if you look at the photo, which is the only photo she took with a negative tweet for evidence, doesn’t really show anyone doing anything but people standing.

  • r3verend

     Well its Romney. It fits in the bigger picture of how he is acting so why should people really question it?

  • michaelj72

    sounds like PA is going to go for mittomney big time after something like this.
    not.

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

    500 + comments. Looks like Kolob trolls are on the roll.

  • http://twitter.com/dandi56 James Darley

    I love how this story has been debunked six-ways-to-sunday yet libs are still posting about it as if it’s the Gospel. Tomorrow they’ll be asking, “ZOMG, why isn’t Eric Holder investigating this??!??!?!!”

    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/dandi56 James Darley

     BS

  • Dt Sabo

    you mean taxpayer money

  • http://www.facebook.com/sdianne44 Dianne Smith

    Seems to be posted by an Obama supporter. All the ads were for Obama and in the background of the video taken inside of what looks like a city office, there is a Sherrod Brown poster. Nice tryAnd I am sure Mothers would dress their kids for the weather duh

  • Dhickman20

    Why is anyone surprised at the arrogance (what cold?) or the desperation (stay until you freeze to death) on the part of republicans especially when Romney is in charge?

  • Butch1

    Finally, they are visible for a moment. What is going on with Disqus?

  • Butch1

    “Haven’t you noticed?” No need to be snotty about it. I am very aware of the way the republicans are treated differently by the police as well as the way democrats or better yet, liberals are treated.  I think many of the police ARE republicans.

  • Butch1

    Thanks, I couldn’t think of the correct term.

  • EvoQY

    Did You and all these Other People NOT SEE the posts made by People that were actually there ???? They said this is a TOTAL Lie, they were there at this event and anyone and everyone that wanted out could get out any time they wanted to. Listen I am not voting for Romney but You People would believe just about anything, My Lord, what Boobs you all are. If you read the sky was pink because Obama said it was; would you believe it ? I am Voting for Neither Liars, nor Cheats and am Voting for Gary Johnson. Both Romney and Obama are both Idiots. You Liberal mindless automatons think Obama is great, but Obama Started an Illegal War with Libya, Obama is killing lots and lots of Innocent people in Pakistan with his Drone Bombs. Romney is just a Plain Plutocrats intent on burying the Poor and Middle class. But you are all laughable if you believe this story about not being allowed to leave a Rally…LMAO…at least 5 people have posted that this is a lie that they were there…Boobs, no wonder we keep getting Idiots elected to the Presidency !

  • Blueclearsky

    so let me get this straight…Romney has an unbelievably successful rally in PA –then the Jackie (daughter of the kooky Dennis Kucinich) tweets that people are being held against their will at the rally and we are supposed to believe it? Really? Dems are losing it srsly!

  • Blueclearsky

    so let me get this straight…Romney has an unbelievably successful rally in PA –then the Jackie (daughter of the kooky Dennis Kucinich) tweets that people are being held against their will at the rally and we are supposed to believe it? Really? Dems are losing it srsly!

  • Surly

    No, children gain or lose heat faster than adults do because they have a higher surface area to volume ratio.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002228533110 Steafan Dubhuidhe

    How does it feel to be on Romney’s plantation?

  • Kelsy

    When the mother asked to leave, she should have been allowed to leave. Whether or not she was “lying” about her daughter being frostbitten. It has more to do with the fact that people were not allowed to leave, and I think people are trying to ignore that by calling others liars. Stop for a second and actually use your brain, guys. No matter what the weather situation was, NO ONE should have been told they could not leave if they wanted to leave.

  • Kelsy

    Even if it WASN’T that cold, it is still wrong to hold people – especially children, in like that and refuse to let them leave when they are asking to leave. And you, I’m assuming, are either a teenager or an adult and therefore will not experience hypothermia or frostbite as quickly as small children will. Do some research. 

  • Marjjory42

    What city in PA are you in?

  • http://www.robinlionheart.com/ Robin Lionheart

    Perhaps your words got a little jumbled. (shuffle, shuffle)

    “This compassion in Romney is nonsense, and his caring for others is obvious total nonsense.”

  • silas1898

     D’oh!

  • Snarki, child of Loki

    Kindly apply that same standard to religion. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Stevens/100000737967433 Rick Stevens

    Let them eat cake – or freeze to death. If they can’t take it then they are inferior and deserve the frostbite.

    Williard

  • http://twitter.com/gfjmcginnis George McGinnis

    I wonder how many Romney supporters at this rally will now vote for Obama tomorrow after a taste of how Romney will be treating them if elected; left for dead out in the cold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Michel-Sullivan/632508009 Kyle Michel Sullivan

    Jake, low 40s IS hypothermia weather, especially for children. And it seems to me that people would only be at this rally if they supported Romney. So your explanations are specious, at best. But I wouldn’t expect anything else from a Romney-bot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suggiemoma Heather Perkins

    well, I hope they didn’t vote early

  • Jake

    Wrong. I was at the event. My friends were at the event. Yeah, it was cold, but low 40s is not considered “frostbite” weather. Moreover, the spot at which my friends and were they gladly let out anyone who asked. Either the writer experienced what was the anomaly or the writer can’t come to terms with the fact that Romney just might win tomorrow. Probably both. 

  • Fleur

    With that kind of attitude, you practically refuse to acknowledge ANY news they shove to your face, because, hey, “I didn’t see it myself, that could be untrue!”

  • big pun

    you idiot they where jumping out of their skins because they were probably freezing to death! you republicans are in such denial about how stupid and ignorant you are …you just suck!

  • GrumpyDave

    Of course, mom may have actually meant “hypothermic”, which does not require sub-freezing temperatures.  I’ve done a lot of camping and other outdoor activities over the past 59 years, and I’ve seen cases of hypothermia in what I would consider rather mild conditions.  One can become hypothermic and not realize it, and it can be very dangerous.    A parent concerned over their child’s well-being may not always choose the right words.

    I wasn’t at the event, so I don’t know whether people were actually retained or not.  I did hear that Governor Romney was very late to his own rally – although it was due to weather-related flight scheduling problems.

  • big pun

    totally agree with you nora !it probably was police stopping peeps from leaving! republicans are liars hopefully this will wake these republicans up to the fact that republicans are evil !

  • big pun!

    im totally with you on this one confus! thats exactley what they did! but it back fired and thats what ya get when you go to a rally for romney republicans just suck!

  • bornagaindem

    sadly even those with frostbitten children will probably still vote for Romney

  • jessekanner

    …while at the same time believing they are ‘free’. It’s perfect.

  • Lyssi4

    Thats Mitt Romney for you, total ass

  • ajcarpy2005

    Frostnip, the first stage of frostbite (not permanent damage) will occur before more serious damage. It is still uncomfortable feeling. Frostbite/Frostnip can start occuring after long periods of time in higher temperatures but if it’s really cold will happen faster depending on the starting core temperature, how much fat mass you have, how large you are, how many layers you have on, the wind chill, etc.

  • Powerofblues

    This is the only country where the poor will vote to make the rich richer…..just don’t get it.

  • Confused

    Confus –

    Is it possible that people were exagerating the entire event?

    Or are you going to spread a lie about how much these reports personally witnessed?

  • NO SHIT… but it would still have had to been below 32 degrees for frostbite to have taken place for any humanbheing…. PEACE!

  • ErrorTime=idiot

    I will respond the same way you did to  rachel’s response… “how do you know what happened, you couldnt have seen everything”,

  • Really?

    Yknow that still doesn’t mean that this isn’t wrong. Them Having frostbite is a detail, THE STAFF DIDN’T LET THEM OUT. THAT’S WHATS FUCKING WRONG HERE. 

  • Sephd19

    Kids’ body temperature are different from adults’ body temperature. PEACE!

  • ErrorTime=idiot

    wow you are telling rachael to “get educated”…. Frost bite only occurs in temperatures below freezing (take into account the wind as well) and this was not nearly the case in PA lol, this whole thing is a joke…

    the mother may have indeed said “my daughter is frostbitten,” that doesnt make it true….

    its just like when people say, “Obama is good for America”

  • Confus

    Do you think that Romney’s prospects will be improved If you and the people you work with in Chicago vote for Romney?

    Unfortunately, for Chicago, you live there.
    Fortunately for America, you are not voting in Colorado.

    Has it occurred to you, “Kman,” that your co-workers have not told you they voted for Obama because they are afraid you will go 2nd Amendment postal when Romney loses?

  • Confus

    Kman, you said:

    “all”
    and
    “3%”

    Evidently, you are a novice Republican troll. 
    Skilled liars do not quote quantities that are patently impossible.

  • LanceThruster

    I’m Mitt Romney…and I approve this indefinite detention.

  • Confus

    Republicans voters, especially the Christian fundamentalists, tend to be extremely deferential to authority.  

    One of the most important reasons Republicans attend dogmatic churches and vote Republican is a compelling need to have authority figures tell them how to live their lives. 

  • Confus

    It is called “false imprisonment.”

    The people held against their will have a civil cause of action against the stadium, the organization(s) that ran the event, and the operatives, but if no one was harmed, they probably won’t recover enough to pay their lawyer.

  • Confus

    What was the wind-chill factor?
    How long were the children exposed?
    What were the children wearing?
    When did the children last consume something?

    Don’t know the answers do you?
    That’s because you Republicans are inveterate liars.

  • ErrorTime

     You know that kids do get colder faster and easier than you right? Why else would you see a five year old with a heavy winter coat while the parent wore something much lighter. And I’m sure after standing outside for hours on end will take it’s toll on you. Being frostbitten at 42 degrees is highly unlikely but spend enough time outside, and yes it will happen. How about you stop pointing the finger at the “liars” and get educated about the human body?

  • Confus

    Rachel Lin –

    Is it possible that in a stadium different gates were being handled differently and you just did not see the events described?

    Or are you going to lie about how much you personally witnessed?

  • Confus

    The GOP’s notion of “freedom” —

    – caging citizens and children to make a Republican candidate look more popular. 

    Contemptible creatures those Republicans be.

  • Heywood Djablomi

    AH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! A hugely positive and  historic rally happens for a Republican candidate and you immediately see a Gulag! AH HA HA HA HAAAA!!! Is  to detract from the 95% drop in Obama’s crowds? Even the
    Boss couldn’t get the same crowds he gets in Chicago for Obama. Pathetic.

  • Butch1

    I’d love to be able to reply but Disqus has been acting up for the past five days and right now it is intermittent and I cannot even see the comments when I sign in.

    Butch

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818496349 Rachael Lin

    I was at this rally.  This ‘news’ story is complete garbage.  People were leaving early all around me.  Yes, it was cold.  Frostbite?  Not a chance.  Everyone was allowed to leave whenever they wanted.  Stop the lying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thaylin0 Chris Bowen

    Shore thing is obviously someone that the GOP targets. If you look at his posts he has tons of poor grammar and spelling, but is apparently well off enough to have a personal generator and plenty of fuel to power his house and cars. My only thought is that he is in an area of under-educated wealthy people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thaylin0 Chris Bowen

    Weapons of Mass destruction! And what is a muslin?

  • Mmiller0268

    Stupid where do you think the State of NJ is getting the money to help you and other residents.  FEMA is a federal agency that falls under the President’s jurisdiction. 

  • tsuki

     You are a liar.  No wonder you are a Romney/Ryan supporter.

  • tsuki

     That is a GREAT response.  After Elena, Mother was without electricity for two weeks, but, that was in 1975 and the responses were slower. 

  • tsuki

     What are you worried about?  You have things stacked to the ceiling.  Why don’t you share?  Then your community wouldn’t need help.

  • tsuki

     Been there, Lauren.  It does get better.  Sometimes, it does seem like it is taking forever, but when you look back on it, you’ll see a lot was done in a relatively short time.  Basics first.

    One thing we still talk about since Ivan, is the mile long convoy of hugh trucks full of workers from PECO Electric heading this way on I-10.  They hit the gas as soon as the wind returned to normal.  The Red Cross was set up the next day, and county emergency management had shipments from FEMA.  No one checked for political correctness.

    Of course, we had little in the way of communication other than word of mouth.  Things were happening that we did not know about. 

    I cannot do much for you except send money to the RC, and hope for the best for you. 

  • Kyle

    But hypothermia is very very possible and since when is is ok to force people to say at a rally? If i want to leave a political rally for whatever reason I sure as heck have the right to do so and no one has the right to tell me I can’t.

  • http://twitter.com/CobaltBomb I am become death

    Wait, what is FOX saying? We all know they’re “Fair & Balanced”. /snark

  • cjm69

    Thankfully, most voters have *more* intelligence than a five-year-old, and understand that it’s frankly delusional to say Obama “does not want [businesses] to make money.” We’re also smart enough not to imagine that a complex modern economy operates in such a way that any one person, even the president, can directly determine whether businesses either [A] make money or [B] decide to hire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thaylin0 Chris Bowen

    Temp does not matter, all that matters is if you are in the cold long enough for your core temp to drop low enough. You may not get frostbitten, but parents have a history of overreacting when it comes to their kids, but it is very possible for a kid in 42 degree temp to get hypothermia.

  • Stan Johnson

     How so? For stating an opinion as you just did. Are you also a troll?

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.estep1 Greg Estep

    Cold is not the question here… since when can’t you leave a ralley when ever the hell you want to…

  • Anonymous

    Unless you were there, shut your face.  This actually happened exactly as described.

  • Amused

     She’s too busy reading Snooki’s “A Shore Thing” to be actually educating herself.

  • tsuki

     As you are called on the lies, they get more elaborate. 

  • Bored

     According to you, you’re doing just fine.

  • MyrddinWilt

    Oh thats not a secret. Obama stopped off at a McDonalds on his way from the airport.

  • Yawn

     So why are u bitching then? Go back into your self sufficient hole and shut ur trap.

  • birdmechanical

    Some people being excited doesn’t mean that there weren’t other people wanting to get out and not allowed to.

    Whatever you think of NYTimes, USA Today is not really a liberal paper.

    Just let some facts be facts. Just go, hey, don’t do that staffers, and move on. You don’t have to be politically defensive about this.

  • MyrddinWilt

    So you now claim to be hoarding fuel that your neighbors could have used and posing a fire hazard to your neighbors.

    Romney really needs to raise his game and start hiring more intelligent comment trolls.

  • Jaye Powell

    Temperature was 42 when Romney arrived.  Hardly weather to have been frostbitten.  Dems lying as usual.

  • Just passing by

    Hey there pal,

    don’t worry, you’re cetainly not alone with your opinion. We actually have quite a lot coverage on the american presidental elections here, as it will greatly influence many countries. Not just the average person is afraid Ronmey might win, our politicians are very worried as well, because in terms of forgein afairs Romney is as blanc as a sheet of paper and nobody really knows what to expect, because he keeps saying different things on a daily basis.

    Yours Truly,
    from a country where 5% would vote for Romney and 92% would vote for Obama, if they were allowed to. I’m not making this up.

  • Amused

     This is coming from someone who’s name tag is the title of Snooki’s book…

  • Nora

     The police are probably barring the gates. They protect Republicans. It is Democrats and liberals who get arrested, or haven’t you noticed?

  • tsuki

     No, I goggled, and it is.  Romneybots are making up excuses already. 

  • EdM01

    You think he’s going to stop at 9 million!? FYI, his debacle of a foreign debutante tour this summer (remember his cock-ups in London?) included an endorsing or a near-endorsing of an Israeli strike on Iran. This will inevitably bring on World War III as Russia comes to iran’s aid and BILLIONS will perish in the nuclear holocaust that will ensue.

  • tsuki

     I think you misspelt oblivious. 

  • tommo

    Wow, you said “Barry’s only drawing about 3% the crowd that Romney and Ryan are”.  You really need to step out of your Murdoch propaganda / hate radio bubble now and then for air.  Obama’s rallys are much bigger than Mitt / Lyin’.

  • tsuki

     Michael Barbaro is Dennis Kucinich’s daughter? 

    I just goggled.  More than Dennis Kucinich’s daughter are reporting.  And of course, as a gopbubblebot, I know you are entitled to your own “facts”.

  • tommo

    And your proof that she’s wrong?  Hmmmmm?  Go back to your Murdoch propaganda / hate radio bubble.

  • tommo

    And your proof that she’s wrong?  Hmmmmm?  Go back to your Murdoch propaganda / hate radio bubble.

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    You won’t be able to get out of the nightmare of a Romney presidency either if you have been duped into voting for him.  Is there any doubt a Romney administration would favor the rich and increase the income gap in our country? Mitt is a pariah in Mormon Clothing and will stop at nothing to expand an empire of greed for the rich in this country by expanding tax cuts for the 1% of the wealthiest Americans. He’s out to gut the Middle Class for every red cent he can get. Will his sacred Mormon underwear grant him the protection and money to buy this election? See for yourself as Mitt dons his tighty-whities sent down from the Good Lord Himself at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

  • Get Educated, Friend.

    Obama wants to tax people who live in absolute luxury, who make hand over fist, who don’t need, by any stretch, the ludicrous amounts of money that is being made – made off the backs of hard workers who are paid minimum wage; From Businesses, like Walmart, who’s corporate practice can literally level a small towns finances and screw with local economies.

    Small businesses are safe, ya hulkin’ doof.

  • X2Reload

    This is DemoCRAP, Dennis Kucinich’s daughter reporting this.  She has absolutely NO BIAS in reproting here or for USA Today.  YOU PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE THIS, I have ocean front property for sale in Oklahoma…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerald-Gauthier/100000751968422 Gerald Gauthier

    serves em right, maybe this will show them who mittens really cares about, you don’t hear this shit from obies crowds…

  • MeowMix

     And the there are these people….http://www.republicansforobama.org/

  • PhineusJTruthy

    This is what happens when you go see Mittens without em.

  • PhineusJTruthy

    This is what happens when you go see Mittens without em.

  • Butch1

    They cannot hold people against their will. Isn’t that kidnapping? Someone should call the police, that will stop it instantly. ;-)

  • KMAN

    You’re wrong, most of the people I work with are lifelong democrats (chicago); they’re voting for Romney. If my coworkers voted for barry last time, they aren’t admitting to it.

  • Celebrant

    Keep in mind the people trying to leave were Repuglicans. No Democrat worth his weight in salt would attend a Romney rally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001135918078 Dana Stepp

    I dont even like Romney, but I have a hard time believeing that if my kid was getting frostbite, or becoming hyperthemic…that anyone or a fence would have stopped me form exiting…IJS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001135918078 Dana Stepp

    I dont even like Romney, but I have a hard time believeing that if my kid was getting frostbite, or becoming hyperthemic…that anyone or a fence would have stopped me form exiting…IJS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NY72T2OMDZ7TLA2WQMY6FCGTAM drzoon

    as usual Shore Thing… you fell for a Romney lie (i see now that lying is not called “mitting”). That “revenge” statement was so out of context it might be as big of a lie as Mitt’s “jeep moving to china” and Ryan’s ” three hour and something marathon. 

  • Nope obama is still a dope

    Yes, sure Captain Panic probably the same reason obama will not release his college transcripts because they prove he was kenyian born and muslim…and got scholarships based upon both of those facts DUH

  • mc squared

    because NO one immediately formed the opinion that this is complete and utter truth…

  • babygirl963

     LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shore Thing

    Actually, babygirl963, I am not a girl. We are up and running on the Internet because we had electric crews coming in volunteering services from all the red states in this country: texas, south carolina, tennessee. I am actually smart though have a generator….lots of gas, and fire wood.

  • FoodForThought

    Now, Shore Thing, don’t you think you’re being a bit hypocritical here?  In one of your comments above you stated “…this is AMERICA and I will say what I want and the beautiful part is that you can’t stop me”, which I wholeheartedly agree with.  But tell me, do you know, I mean, truly know, anything about Islam?  Have you read the Quran?  Do you know the story of Muhammad? Do you associate with Muslims?  Do you have any devout Muslim friends? 
    The reasons I ask are simple.
    1) You are being hypocritical by claiming that you can state whatever you want because this is America and we have certain freedoms.  One of which is the freedom to practice any religion we choose without persecution.  So even if Obama is a Muslim, what does that matter?  How, exactly, is he sympathizing with terrorists? And why, exactly, does being Muslim automatically associate with terrorism?  I suggest you read up on the subject before you talk about something like that unless you want to be seen as an uneducated fanatic.

    2) If you knew about Islam at all, you would realize that the vast majority of the religion practice in complete peace with absolutely no intention of harming anyone.  Muhammad taught tolerance, taught kindness because “Allah is surely merciful”. 

    I know you are going to say that you have nothing against Muslims, that you were just saying that Obama bends over backwards with terrorists because he (supposedly) is a Muslim and sympathizes with Muslim extremists.  But please, I beg of you, show me the proof of all these fanatic ramblings of yours.  Show me proof of what you are saying is more than what you’ve gathered from your own opinions or watching Fox News.  Give me concrete evidence so that I can believe you.  Prove it to me.  Otherwise, all you are is just a pinhead with an inflated sense of ego.  And that’s unfortunate.

  • Snooznlooz

    To “Nope  nobama still a dope”  ” I do not believe Romney has ever supported the forcible expulsion of babies from their momma’s womb”  Then you need to check out SteriCycle, a company Romney had controlling interest in and made millions from that provided services to abortion clinics. They cremate aborted fetuses and Mitt rakes in the profits.  Could be why he won’t release his tax returns!

  • babygirl963

     Ok, sounds like these people are there.

  • MUSLIN?!

    Dear Shore Thing,

    To call the President a muslin is a very big deal, especially since he refrains from publicly discussing his fabric preferences. What does this mean? Are you a muslin scholar? Can you tell us about other presidents or elected officials who might also be muslin or–GOD FORBID–satin, which is surely the gayest of fabrics?????????????

    Sincerely,
    A concerned citizen

  • babygirl963

     Shore Thing, Romney did nothing during your disaster.  He sent can food that you could not open. He did not have enough compassion to come see you.  Just admit it you are for Romney, you have a right to your opinion, but don’t lie when the Governor who supports Romney calls you a liar.

  • MUSLIN?!

    quoting “Shore Thing”: “[obama]… is a muslin and a sympathizer”

    OBAMA IS A MUSLIN? NO WONDER I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. 

    FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

  • babygirl963

     But yet and still you are able to post!!!!! Someone help me understand.  Food is needed more so than internet, how in the heck are you on here posting, if you do not have something?

  • KMAN

    This article is cdddrap, cdddrap, I tell yoo! All the people there were cheering and almost jumping out of their skins with excitement. The rally that had people leaving early in droves was the barry rally, after clinton spoke, people all started leaving about 1/3 through barry’s hate speech.

  • small business man

    k fig you are partially correct. Government does not create jobs….businesses create jobs. Again if you had the intelligence of my 5 year old you might be able to understand that business’s are against obama because he does not want them to earn money and wants to tax the crap out of them. Romney wants to help us small business owners and helping small business’s help to create jobs. Got news for you, if obamacare does not go I have to fire more people who I will simply no longer be able to afford.

  • babygirl963

     Thank you Lauren, restore the wise words from a woman.

  • babygirl963

     Sweety, it was always said,it is better to keep your mouth shut, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.  How are you able to be on the internet.  Silly woman. 

  • Nope nobama is still a dope!

    and I am suppose to want people to support the murder of innocent babies….I have NEVER seen a fetus that was pro abortion. I do not believe Romney has ever supported the forcible expulsion of babies from their momma’s womb….here is a concept: use a condom…..and stop killing innocent babies. Liberal logic kill baby’s in momma’s womb and keep child molester’s and child killers free to rape and kill more kids….liberals are really scary 

  • http://www.facebook.com/wia.beshar.5 Wia Beshar

     i think if it was a matter of just finding an appropriate exit or something, this wouldnt be an issue. i think the more pertinent thing is that these people came of their own free will and should be able to leave in the same manner

  • Extreme Moderate

    No, they didn’t ship in thousands and thousands of gallons of gas. They shipped in over 30 MILLION gallons. 

    My girlfriend’s family lives in NJ, and a tree went through the house next to theirs. Yesterday a crew removed it. Estimated it at 75,000 pounds. And they got power back yesterday. That’s pretty damn good response, considering the extend of damage. 
    Some people get help earlier than others. That’s ALWAYS the case, unless you have sufficient disaster crews to immediately deploy to ever street in the area. which nobody does. So there will be early winners and late losers.

  • Captain Panic

    So… are you complaining you didn’t get a chance to turn down aid that Romney wants to dismantle utterly? Or are you saying that when it’s in your governor’s hands, it will be done better. You know, because somehow your governor will get the military to bring in over 30 million gallons of fuel, equipment and personnel from other states to help repair the power infrastructure, etc.?

    I know that’s what you really mean. Because you understand this so well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wia.beshar.5 Wia Beshar

     these people are really just spoiled children – they think and act exactly the same.
    wasnt surprised to find out that a majority of white men without a college degree support romney as well as that its people who vote republican compose a majority of those benefitting from food stamps

  • Captain Panic

    Yup, you can say what you want. Romney is an excellent example of this, too. He stands up for the right of free speech! Why, one day he’s against abortion, which is his right to say, and the next day, he’s not against it! That’s FREEDOM!!!

    #AMERICA!

  • Nope

     lern ta spel gooder.

  • Shore Thing

    “shutupshorething” You are the reason this country is lousy these days…this is AMERICA and I will say what I want and the beautiful part is you can’t stop me(unless the commi obama has his way)….and if you would like to try and stop come on down to Barnegat, NJ and I’ll show what it’s like to get your ass kicked by someone Jersey Strong!

  • Shore Thing

    stock piles of gasoline….in my shed…..lol…and lol it was not freezing. and btw I have heat it is called a fireplace, never said I didn’t…I said people in my community. I am certain you have at least a high school education and you can comprehend that…right?

  • K Fig

    RMoney, who says as an Elected Official member of the Government he will “CREATE 12 MILLION JOBS”, also reminds us that “GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CREATE JOBS”.  Your Flavor Aid is ready.

  • K Fig

    Humor!!! I love it. 

  • Deborahlchamberlain

    That would not happen at an Obama rally:)

  • Mathematicaster

    Or security concerns.  Badly handled, though.

  • Shore Thing

    Food for Thought, I am well aware how things work. I also know in his little photo-op he demanded FEMA do everything without delay or hassles….not true. You say one man does not control the country, of course not, and I thank God he doesn’t. I find it amusing at best people saying it is not obama’s fault when they were quick to blame bush. At the very least maybe Romney will put Americans back to work!

  • sighhh

     So the fact that Romney has been lying his way through this entire election doesn’t have any effect on you? Politifact came out saying that Romney lies 58% more then all the other candidates combined?
    Source: http://ezkool.com/2012/10/politifact-mitt-romney-lies/

    And what about the Jeep lie? His quick change of opinion on cutting FEMA right before the storm? This guy has been documenting them all and you can find them here:
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2012/08/29/mitt-romney-tells-533-lies-in-30-weeks-steve-benen-documents-them/

    I’m a college student and my mom is battling cancer. Without the help of government programs like pell grants and the protection that “obamacare” gives (Both to be cut by Romney by the by) my mother wouldn’t be on the road to recovery and I wouldn’t have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

    So please, turn off Fox News and go find a more neutral news source sometime before the elections tomorrow.

  • Proud Gay American

    This is my opinion. Obama has helped many purple andI was one of them (Not talking about the Northeast problems) When he did the stimulus package, i got a big tax break and will a good income tax check. When i lousy my job i got unemployment, Obama gave me stimulus checks so I’m very thankful!

    Now as far as the Northeast is concerned. If you were strictly told to evacuate and you didn’t, that’s your own fault and in my opinion the last to be helped especially on the coast of all these states! Now with you saying you don’t want no ones help except your community, Goodluck trying to build without the governments money. If you talked so much about the Presidents and you don’t get help then that’s your fault. Karma is teaching you a lesson. Most of you don’t like him because he’s black. The problem isn’t with just the President/Government, the problem is with these stupid Americans who have there heads up there butt, who is filled with hate and a,lot of them are religious freaks. Btw I’m an American so as an American this country disgust me, the people do. You want so much but if it’s not the change as you want it, you bitch! If you’re so unhappy then leave this Country. Just one less piece of shit person we don’t need. Thank you :)

  • FoodForThought

    You’re against Obama.  Fine.  We get it.  But to say that he doesn’t care about NJ because you “are a conservative community” is, forgive me, a bit dumb.  Even on the most basic level candidates care about all the communities because they need their popular vote.  But, I think more than just a “photo op”, the president went to see the devastation for himself.  The government is sending aid, and yes, it is a slow process.  It is much slower than I would prefer as well.  But the thing that many, and it seems that you, Shore Thing, are one of them by what you’ve said, do not seem to realize is our country is not ruled by one man.  The president is an important part of our government, yes.  But he is not the sole decider about everything that goes on.  That being said, no matter what ANY candidate WANTS to do if he/she is elected/stays in office, do you think realistically everything is going to turn around and everything will be fixed?  This economy has been headed steadily downward since 2000.  It is not one man’s fault.  And no man nor woman is going to be able to magically fix everything in four years.  Whether it is Obama or Romney who is elected in the end, our problems will not be solved. 

  • Jen L

    OK, so you were there last night. Supposedly. Let’s just assume that you were, for the sake of argument.

    Did you see everything that happened everywhere in the entire area? You see, that’s the only way that you could reliably state that this is a lie and propaganda.

    So either you’re lying or you’re God.

    Look, everyone! God’s here trolling for Romney!

  • http://twitter.com/4thWaveFeminist Lauren Rankin

    I’ll be sure to let my friend whose house in Belmar was destroyed that the hotel room FEMA paid for her to stay in is a lie.

  • BarbaraL

    This is nonsense.  Romney is obvious in his compasssion and caring for others…total nonsense.

  • Jen L

    And so the solution, according to the Shore Thing, is to vote for the guy who is worse in the areas that he complains about. Romney is refusing to state anything for the record because anything that he says will be used against him by voters.

    You’re projecting again.

  • Jen L

    Wait, you don’t like liars so you like Romney?

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that man gets busted lying several times per day and has stated that he won’t let his campaign be dictated by something as silly as “fact checkers.”

    With all of the conflicting information that you’ve given in the last few posts, as well as all of the misinformation in your last few posts, you’re either:
    blinded by bigotry
    paid for this terrible trolling (and I do mean terrible as in low quality)
    completely delusional

  • Jen L

    People with functioning brains wait to form an opinion until they see more facts. You, on the other hand, decided that this is hyperbole before more facts are in, then attacked a group as gullible and stupid.

    Oh and by the way, “acting like it’s the Apocalypse based on five tweets by two journalists?” Nice hyperbole.

    You might want to look up “projection.”

  • Dankjk

    ” take responsibility for your own lives, thats not the governments job, its yours”
    Romney

  • Geraldwalsch

     I don’t believe Romney would have any place in a disaster area unless he were there to volunteer time and sweat to the recovery efforts. The President has a responsibility to tour the site and see first hand the damage that was done to gauge the response that he needs to send in. Whether people like it or not (and I’m sure the President doesn’t no matter who the President is at the time) the press (with cameras) follow him everywhere he goes. I can’t say whether he treats this tour as a “photo op” or not because I’m nowhere near the inside. All I can say for sure is that I expect a President to work, and touring disaster sites that require his attention is part of that. I know that when he is doing his job that the press will be there snapping photos, asking questions, and probably getting in the way during the process.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling anybody how to feel about President Obama or trying to tell you that your opinion of the man is wrong. I don’t have that right. I just hope that you look at the world, and the people in it (The President included) with an open mind and try to see the bigger picture. Are there photos of the President touring New Jersey because he thought it would be great for his bid for re-election, or are there photos of him touring New Jersey because the press thinks they need to be attached to his hip (again, no matter who the President is at the time) every time he takes a step? For my part, I think it’s because the press is obnoxiously obtrusive, but I accept that I could be wrong.

  • Snowy

    I need context.  I’m not Romney fan, but this could very easily be hyperbole.  Were they trying to leave through a non-exit area?  Was there a security issue that required the guards to block anyone’s exit?  Was this widespread and/or prolonged, or was it for just a few people and/or in a short period of time?

  • Geraldwalsch

     I hope that you don’t misconstrue the intention of this reply as a way of supporting the President or defending his impotence. I’m posting strictly to give factual analysis of WHY FEMA is slow to react during natural disaster events.
    FEMA was it’s own agency with a cabinet level administrator (meaning direct access to the President) before the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and it was good at what it did. When DHS was formed many of our agencies were rolled into DHS and became departments of DHS. FEMA is one of those agencies. FEMA lost it’s direct access to the president to the DHS Director. FEMA also lost much of its funding and programs to the main priority of preparing for terrorist disasters (these are more commonly known as technological disasters) such as the events of 9/11/2001. FEMA is really a department of DHS now. DHS is who is failing the Sandy victims right now by not allowing FEMA to operate the best way it knows how and by not budgeting resources for the priorities that FEMA is responsible for.
    I know this information doesn’t help you keep warm or feed your families, but understanding why something is the way it is and how it happened (President Bush started the DHS and rolled all those agencies into it as well as prioritizing terrorism preparation over everything else) can make you more enlightened as you decide who to blame for not receiving aid you need (Hurricane Katrina victims are familiar with this) and questions to ask about what the candidates will do to fix this in the future.
    Again, I’m not trying to be biased at all or promote one candidate over another. Yes, President Bush is responsible for taking away FEMA’s autonomy. No, President Obama has not made any real attempt during his first term to separate FEMA and fund its purpose of responding to disasters. The most that has happened is to give some responsibility to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to design temporary housing for disaster victims. This is another agency you should be trying to contact if you are without adequate housing as a result of Sandy.

  • SillyMe

     You seem to have a pretty decent internet  connection there Shore Thing. You sure you’re in Jersey? Oh wait, maybe you’re still at that rally for Romney.

  • MeowMix

     Right, and Paul Ryan was actually “cleaning” those pots and pans. (look it up)

  • MeowMix

     Ok, so on one hand you’re complaining about how devastating the storm damage in your area is and that you have not received any help so far. So, how exactly did you make it all the way out to this rally in Pennsylvania with your four kids? Did you use the fuel that the Obama administration sent to hard-hit areas (like mine, btw, I live in NY and yea, we got some fuel trucks out here) or did Romney personally send out his caravan to bring you and your kids out there to freeze in the cold and pose as props at HIS rally instead of freezing in your house with no heat? C’mon, pick one story already!

  • Abcd

    Ignore Shore Thing, his job as a political shill ends tomorrow. He’s just sad about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sundiata.bradshaw Sundiata Bradshaw

     Very good point. It’s not only Romney supporters like this.
    It’s the ones who still haven’t “made up their mind” which is absolute bs. I really think these people are going to walk in to vote and flip a coin. I do feel that everyone should vote or don’t complain but these group of people should just not vote on the Prez if you haven’t decided yet

  • MeowMix

     Patrick Howe, your “facts” are actually way off as well. The unemployment rate that Bush started with in his first term, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics was 4.2% At the end of his first term, it was 5.3%, an increase of 1.1%. At the end of his second term, the unemployment rate was 7.8%, an increase of 2.1% in his second term and an increase of 3.2% during his entire presidency. So, Obama took office with this 7.8% unemployment rate and as of statistics from October, the unemployment rate was 7.9%, and increase of 0.1% in the course of one term. What these statistics say to me is that Bush started the ball rolling in a really bad direction and the current administration has been doing whatever it can to keep things from getting way out of control and to bring things back to a place of stability and equilibrium before building back up again. That makes sense to me. So far, I haven’t heard anything from the right wing that makes sense (unless of course you go to the land of make-believe, that is). Oh, btw, here is the website for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in case you feel like doing your own research: http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

  • ShutupShoreThing

    You really should stop talking.  

  • Shore Thing

    Romney is not President yet…one more day. No help has come through that is a LIE. You spew all the lies you want but the aid is not there…..all the help coming through so far has been from the local community and say whatever the hell you want….I live here and I have seen, watched and heard. I don’t like liars so obviously I don’t like obama, case closed.

  • Shore Thing

    we haven’t turn it down because we haven’t gotten ANY aid….hard to turn down NOTHING

  • Shore Thing

    I was there…..and I have four children and no one was stopped from leaving….haha….people were fighting to get in much to the dismay of loony liberals….

  • ChelsieSutherland

    When Romney was governor of my state, MA, we dropped to 47th out of 50 for job creation, with a job growth rate of around 1.5% (compared to the national average of 5.3%). The states we beat out were Ohio (lost most of it’s manufacturing at the time), Michigan (decline of auto) and Louisiana (Hurrican Katrina). Unemployment only started to get better near the end of Romney’s term, although this had more to do with high numbers of working-age adults exiting the state’s workforce, as MA had one of the highest levels of net out-migration of any state.  

    He made severe austerity cuts to local cities and towns in 2004, some by as much as 20%, and would have been more severe if the legislature didn’t override his veto. His “cuts” included: caps in payments to medical providers (limiting payments to hospital stays to 20 days, no matter how sick the patient), rationing access of higher-priced meds to Medicaid patients, and cutting Medicaid eligibility to 36,000 people. Police forces had been cut so badly in the early years of his governorship, that crime rates in multiple cities continued to rise, to the point where Romney offered to have the state police sent out to towns worst affected. The cuts also decimated MA’s mental healthcare system: closing hospitals and health centers, raising the patient-to-counselor ratio to unsafe levels, cutting mental health services to children, employment services to the mentally ill, and leaving the number of beds at DMH-run hospitals in MA at half the level they had been at earlier in 2004.

    When Peabody asked for an emergency funding of $5mil in 2004 for a project to stop it’s chronic flooding, as part of the funding package to help repair the city from the massive floods it had already suffered, Romney vetoed it.

    Because Romney had run on not cutting taxes, he attempted to close the budget deficit by severe cuts and raising fees.  When local gov had to raise property taxes to make up for cut in funding, and residents complained, Romney signed into law legislation that allowed communities to shift the burden of property taxes from residential property owners to businesses.

    He tried to veto raising the minimum wage to $8/hr in 2006, after claiming he wanted to index the minimum wage to inflation, but the legislation overrode him.

    He tried to bring back the Death penalty to MA.

    Not to mention that he was terrible at connecting or making any relationships with the local legislatures, often greeting them incorrectly. He has managed to make himself unliked and unwelcome everywhere he has been in power, and left office in 2006 with a disapproval rating of 60%. Upon the end of his term, Romney’s staffers purchased the hard drives of their state-issued computers, and all emails were deleted from the server – even though all emails are supposed to be preserved under the Massachusetts Public Records Law.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorship_of_Mitt_Romney

    http://necir-bu.org/investigations/bay-state-mental-health-a-funding-crisis/bay-state-mental-health-a-funding-crisis/

    There’s a reason no one in MA wants him back.

  • MeowMix

     You’ll notice that this is being posted on non-mainstream media, if you choose to pay attention to reality and not propaganda. So far, I haven’t seen this or heard about it on NPR, the NY Times, or even Yahoo. Nobody is talking about it. So perhaps it’s true and the media is really run by conservatives with way too much influence. Btw, I work for some of these filthy rich conservatives who invested heavily in republican campaigns this year. Guess what they do? They run and invest in a bunch of media outlets.

  • Zzzzzzz

    Aravosis acting like it’s the Apocalypse based on five tweets by two journalists. This kind of laughable hyperbole might be good enough for professional progs but it’s not good enough for people with functioning brains.

  • http://twitter.com/4thWaveFeminist Lauren Rankin

    Look, you obviously have a lot of hatred for our president, so no matter what he does, you’re going to hate him. At this point in time, we need to come together not just as a community, but as a country. We need federal support and anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves. 

    First of all, the federal government has shipped in thousands and thousands of gallons of gas. That, along with the gas rationing, are why the lines are significantly shorter. Secondly, FEMA is providing temporary apartments and hotel rooms, FREE OF CHARGE, for those who lost their homes. This is not just talk. A friend of mine actually received this help. Thirdly, even our Romney surrogate Governor Chris Christie has applauded and praised the President’s response to Sandy. What do you make of that? These are called facts, Shore Thing. Facts.
    I’m curious what you would have thought if Romney had come and taken a “photo-op” tour of the devastation, rather than holding a “relief rally” in Ohio. I’d rather have a leader who comes here, sees what the damage is, talks to people. Call me crazy, but that’s leadership.

  • Anaan

    Shore Thing, we know that’s you. Just have a tea and sit down for a bit, hoss.

  • silas1898

     Those shore counties are pretty red.  You wonder why they haven’t turned down all this Socialist aid.

  • really?

    I disagree with you.  my father works for FEMA and they have a crap ton of people out there helping.  call it a “photo op” if youd like but the disaster cant be fixed in a day, or even a week for that matter.  sorry you werent the first to be in line, but youll get youre help, just like everyone else, just like the President said.

  • Shore Thing

    Excuse me Lauren I live here too. The truth is obama used helping us as a photo-op and has not  come through with any help. The only help so far is people, churches etc….try to get FEMA to help you…haha what a joke. Get a grip because just wait and see what he doesn’t do….look at staten island….those poor folks are not being helped either. WE as a community at shore have lost and  there is no help from FEMA for us!! no credit cards for food we don’t have, no help with gas, NOTHING!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!

  • silas1898

     And Dirkson would lose a Republican primary today.  Let’s recap.

    Lincoln, a Republican, frees the slaves, the south is Democratic for a century.

    LBJ, a Democrat, frees the slaves again, the south is Republican for 50 years.

    Notice the pattern?

  • Shore Thing

    Bush wasn’t trying to cover up like obama. he said this attack was over a video…he is a liar…..it was and is terrorism….wait obama wants to bend over for the terrorists because he is a muslin and a sympathizer….obama has bailed on Israel our strongest ally…..obama is a lying piece of garbage…he was all there for a photo-op in Jersey but it was an empty promise just like everything else obama does

  • silas1898

     And just how did he trick Christie into joining him?

    And then magically got Christie to thank him.

    I want those powers!

  • Goosemarion

    forgot about the 40 or so american diplomats that died overseas when bush was in office.nevermind the thousands of american troops in the irac that died for nothing.how convenient you shallow minded forgetfull turd .tell me, why isint mittins seeking gw bushes endorsement? please do tell ill be waiting right here.

  • http://twitter.com/4thWaveFeminist Lauren Rankin

    I live on the Jersey Shore and I must say, in this case, no: we can’t take care of our own. Communities have been decimated. Whole blocks are gone. Houses are destroyed. PEOPLE HAVE DIED. To assert that we don’t need the help of the federal government because we “take care of our own” is nothing short of offensive. To my friends who lost their house, they’re not relying on a church. THEY NEED FEMA. THEY NEED GASOLINE. THEY NEED HELP. The morale boost from President Obama being here was huge. My community cheered that a president is putting his money where his mouth is and is dedicated to helping us.

    This Jersey Strong mentality is fine, but when a climate-change disaster of this proportion devastates an entire state, the federal government is not only needed, but desperately wanted. Wake up.

  • UncleBucky

     Dirkson, a Republican, helped to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act. There.

  • MyrddinWilt

    I suspect that most of the people posting in this thread to blame the parents are not parents themselves and have no idea what is involved. Kids have absolutely no common sense and trying to look out for all their wants is a full time occupation. Modern kids have to be fed snacks and given water, they demand sys-admin help for their electronics, they insist on wearing the pink dress or they throw a tantrum.

    Oh and you are not allowed to hit or slap them any more, use of a taser is right out.

    If I took my kids to a rally I would expect to be able to take them home any time I choose. ANY TIME. If someone tried to stop me I would call the police right then and there. Call 911, say that you are being held against your will and I guarantee that there is going to be a reaction. Talk to the secret service, they will have people on all the entrances and exits.

  • Don Johnson

    Someone needs an economics class…

  • MeowMix

     Wait a second…if you’re from Jersey, what were you doing in Pennsylvania?

  • 2 leaves

    Sounds like a Romney script, nice copy job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Howe/1008453417 Patrick Howe

    me tink your facts are bit off, during Bush’s terms unemployment avg. aroumnd 5%. in the last two months we lost “800,000” jobs. How many were seasonal losses?  Now for the last 4 years we had U2 unemployment around 8% to 9%, Last month they say they created 171,000 jobs, if you divide that number by the cities with populations of over 100,000 in the US, that equals about 600 jobs per city. Now thats the facts if you please

  • Shore Thing

    Yvonne, we are not complaining that he hasn’t done anything to help. We are complaining because he used our state’s devastation for a photo-op and he continues to LIE. He never wanted to help the shore because we are a conservative community and he could care less…..what he should not have done was lie to the country and say he was gonna help and then not do it. NEWSFLASH….WE ARE JERSEY STRONG AND WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN!!!! Church’s are helping, people are helping, the state of NJ is helping, other states have come in to help…the federal government MIA!!!

  • Shipper782

    Well asshole obviously you do not know much more about reality than the other folks who think like you.  Obama has done great things for america and it is a pity that the lies you promote has blinded you to the facts in which are all around you.  Colin Powell who is one of your own obviously can see the facts better than all of us and since he cannot justify voting for a hate mongering liar than why should I.

  • Nebel722

    Yes, yes he is.

  • Grammar Police

     What qualifies as a “uniformed” voter? Police, Military, etc… Or did you mean Uninformed?

  • Yvonne

    Funny how the people who don’t want government to interfere in their lives are complaining that President Obama “Hasn’t done anything to help them”

  • Starderup

     Similar to how Romney had to bus in supporters because the Univision interview simply held no interest for the students on campus. He also threatened to cancel that day unless they re-taped the introduction, because he didn’t want them saying Obama gave them an hour, and Wrongme a half hour..
    The mean spiritedness alone of this guy should be a big clue as to why he is totally unfit to lead this country.
    Obama/Biden 2012 – Romney/Ryan 1040

  • Derpaderp

    Are you fucking retarded?

  • Billy Bob McCheeseburger

    Stupid American here, who gives a shit what a moron embracing a stereotype thinks? Having trouble accumulating wealth in your shit country? :D

  • frank

    read the enumerated powers of the president under the Constitution ..seriously. Do you think the president is a 4 year king or dictator with absolute control?

  • Shore Thing

    Hmmm…obama=vote for revenge (lol) Romney=vote for love of country. obama=campaigns in 08 on “hope and change”….changes nothing, makes things worse and campaigns in ’12 on division, hatred, and scare tactics. Obama ’08 “people who have to use fear tactics to campaign do NOT have a record to run on….obama is RUNNING FROM HIS RECORD because the economy has NOT improved, housing has DECLINED, he has doubled the deficit, and college students are graduating college not being able to find jobs but are in a hell of a lot of debt……..

  • Derigo1957

    No, I’m thinking, “because he is the President”. Not much that “Shore Thing” can do. The President, however, has the world’s resources at his command. Jus’ sayin’.

  • Anonymous

    I find it slightly disturbing that I can’t find a single comment that isn’t filled with hate toward one party or another.

  • colleen2

     They smell like losers

  • zapata86303

    Whereas, your educated self has such a strong command of English syntax and grammar!

  • Shore Thing

    I find it amusing that concerned “parents” took there children out to a rally in the cold without properly dressing them for the event(sounds like someone should report them to the authorities for doing). People were fighting to get into the rally, they were not fighting to leave…in fact people were outside the fences watching the rally because they could not get in. This just shows liberals are liars just like their liar in chief…..benghazi obama lied people died. obama left our men behind to try to save his political career. we lost american lives because obama bends over to terrorists.

  • Hemlockandhandgrenades

    HAHA, you people are so ignorant and so blind , you wouldn’t see a door if it splits your heads wide open….your comments keep me entertained…please, please for the love God, keep commenting….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Tulloch/100003489092369 Robert Tulloch

    Flash!!! Obama cornholes Colin Bowel backstage.

  • Acer

     Wheras you, by taking this moment to complain about politics instead of going outside and helping with the disaster, well, clearly you despise Obama for being SO DIFFERENT from you, because HE is the political opportunist. Right?

  • Facts, not Fiction Please

     You bet,  Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and the entire Fox News Corp are nothing but a bunch of lefty lackies….  Recent job reports of 100,000 plus per month are much, much worse than Bush’s stellar -800,000 jobs per month…….Come on,  try looking at facts….

  • Deknyc

     sounds more like Jonestown. They cant leave without drinking the cool aid.

  • Fireblazes

    It does not matter now the story is out there. I just find it interesting that this is one of the few stories on Ablog that attracted swarms of Romney trolls. Me thinks that you doth protest too much!

  • Shore Thing

    We are from Jersey and we went to the rally last night because obama came to Jersey for a photo-op with the Governor and he has FAILED to send the help we in NJ need. Obama is a liar and he could care less about the people at the Jersey shore!!!!!!!

  • Anoncon
  • Butmantaylor

    I love you and your brain :) sooooo truuueee

  • john h Jersey Strong

    There is nothing worse than ignorant UNIFORMED voters. Four years of nobama=no damn jobs. four years of nobama=benghazi, four years of nobama=FAST AND FURIOUS. anyone who votes for nobama is ignorant and an uniformed voter….lacking education!

  • Miles Taylor

    You do realise those are reporters at the event that are tweeting, don’t you? As I’d hate to think you were reinforcing stereotypes held in the wider world that Americans were stupid.

  • john h Jersey Strong

    This is the biggest piece of horse crap I have ever seen. I was there last night and that is a lie and left wing propoganga….typical liberal LIES!!!!

  • Mike

    Has the media become an extension of the left wing branch of our government?

  • Nursehenri

    I cannot believe this. Just think what Romey will do if he is elective. Ism sure the budget will be cut. No one will get any incentives, he will hold on to them too. Saying bread and water is enough
    We need to pray for him and his staff.

  • Tfire

    I’m sure his arrival caused the temperature to drop considerably.

  • Shanghai14

    …furthermore, no one gets frostbite in 10 minutes in 41+ degrees F

  • Shanghai14

    Are you people truly suggesting that anyone would be dumb enough to go out in PA in November and expect anything other than cold?  Come on people!  those parents did not take there kids out in the cold unprepared, this is a bull crap story and that’s the truth!

  • Saljen

    Now you know how it feels to be a democrat in America.

  • USAGuest

    We are silly americans wearing overalls and buying the white hype… im white btw and wear overalls, just not buying the slop anymore… Look at the state divides for party support- civil war like much?

  • Shanghai14

    And Obama isn’t?  misled like a little slave

  • olandp

     LOL

  • Shanghai14

    You know you are telling the truth when you get called a “nasty ahole” by a lefty! HAHAHA!  Keep telling the truth Danny!  They cant take it so they start being the follower children they are and call pitiful names.  what a shame.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LGCODAZCT2ZEFQWV3O47ZLQCXY Jesse Davis

    Corey ‏@CoreyCWOMG! Romney campaign rally happening right now in PA outdoors, very cold, & Romney staffers are trying to force ppl to stay. via@JFKucinichExpand  Reply  Retweet  Favorite
    11hJackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich@CoreyCW that isn’t what happened

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LGCODAZCT2ZEFQWV3O47ZLQCXY Jesse Davis

    This has to be absolutely factual, I mean look at those tweets, totally cant be photo shopped  I mean whatever you do, don’t use that phone to call for help, to film what is going on or in the very least to beat the person that is endangering your child so that you can get to a safe place. 

  • FritoLaid

    You forget the little bit of time he took away from the campaign to assist Christie, Republicans said he was disorganized and knew he was going to lose. You can’t win with you guys.

  • Shanghai14

    Only an idiot would take there kids to a rally without cold weather gear in the Penn State in November…no more to be said.

  • olandp

    All they have to do is start chanting Obama,Obama, or start using facts, and they will be thrown out.

  • Shanghai14

    You nailed it Danny!  I had two friends there and they said the temp was around 41 degrees F….a jacket and mittens on any kid would prevent a chill and nevermind “FROST BITE” !  This crock of lies is obviously a lefty whirl of the dervish

  • Prot

    Wat… try to understand american voters: Failed.

    How can people consider voting Romney? He’s one piece of shit and the whole world knows about it. I dont know if that stuff here is true or not, and i dont care. His speeches are true though. That should be enough to make him lose the Vote by about 99%…
    How can the “style” of a person, the hype and the advertisment be affecting enough, that it doesnt matter what candidates stand for?

    Thats simply not imaginable in nearly every other country.

  • DOmega

    Serves them right for supporting that lunatic.

  • Heidi

    Dear Anonymous Soldier, thank goodness the majority of our men and women who serve see what a wonderful President Obama is and will vote for our  POTUS. My husband served in the Persian Gulf War “82nd Airborne” under Bush Senior when you were wearing diapers. Do not try and make Benghazi and issue, no matter how you Republicants try and make it one…it will never be an issue. Under Republican President Bush, 3,000 of our American citizens were murdered on American soil and lets not forget how awful Hurricane Katrina was handled and how our people were left to suffer without help for days upon days…WHERE WAS YOUR OUTCRY THEN????? Like I said, Benghazi is not and never will be an issue. You also need to quit lying, our President has been very supportive and has visited with the troops many times and you are a LIAR!!!! ANONYMOUS SOLDIER, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GO BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT CONTINUE SUPPORTING UNNECESSARY WARS JUST SO YOU CAN HAVE A JOB, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!! MY HUSBAND A PERSIAN GULF WAR VETERAN  AND MYSELF ARE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!

  • Shanghai14

    They failed to be accurate here, I had to Philli Friends who were there tell me this whole story is a cooked up crock of lies….just because the Dems print it doesn’t make it true.

  • HEIDI

    Dear Anonymous Soldier, thank goodness the majority of our men and women who serve see what a wonderful President Obama is and will vote for out POTUS. My husband served in the Persian Gulf War “82nd Airborne” under Bush Senior when you were wearing diapers. Do not try and make Benghazi and issue, no matter how you Republicants try and make it one…it will never be an issue. Under Republican President Bush, 3,000 of our American citizens were murdered on American soil and lets not forget how awful Hurricane Katrina was handled and how our people were left to suffer without help for days upon days…WHERE WAS YOUR OUTCRY THEN????? Like I said, Benghazi is not and never will be an issue. You also need to quit lying, our President has been very supportive and has visited with the troops many times and you are a LIAR!!!! ANONYMOUS SOLDIER, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GO BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT CONTINUE SUPPORTING UNNECESSARY WARS JUST SO YOU CAN HAVE A JOB, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!! MY HUSBAND A PERSIAN GULF WAR VETERAN  AND MYSELF ARE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!

  • Randan333

    You want to support a candidate that vows to dictate what actions you will be allowed perform, this is how it’s done.  Enjoy it, you want it, for all of us.

  • skabbo

    Just gonna assume you don’t live here, but posting from Brooklyn, I can
    assure you that Obama did as much for the NY/NJ area after the storm as a
    president could possibly be expected to do.  The ‘photo op’ you mention
    was their first face-to-face meeting after Obama had gotten on the
    phone with him repeatedly during and after the storm to see if the state
    needed any additional assistance that Obama could help expedite. 
    Feel
    free to hate him all you want to, but don’t use us up here in NY/NJ as
    pawns for your political spin; *everyone* I’ve talked to up here
    appreciates his response.

  • Ondra Gössel

    That is disgusting. What the hell is going on there?

  • samiinh

    Sounds like Germany in the 1930s.

  • kvandizzle is a troll

    troll

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Paul-Michel/1479315729 Ryan Paul Michel

    They should be allowed to leave regardless of whether they had ill children or not.  You cannot keep people from leaving for whatever reason they are free to go as they please from a public event or private for that matter.

  • You’re an idiot

     So children should never go out if the temperatures are too cold, on the off chance that some random “security personnel” are going to keep them out in the cold for much longer than they should be?  That goes along with the same logic as “because there is a small chance a stranger could kidnap my child, I will never let them leave the house.”  The parents are in no way in the wrong here, and saying they are is just plain old ignorant.  When I was a kid, I went to an outdoor event in the dead of winter at Willow Grove Naval Air Base (PA).  Maybe 4 years old.  You know what my parents were allowed to do when I got too cold?  TAKE ME AWAY FROM THE COLD.  Romney and his staff are completely in the wrong, and the parents are in no way in the wrong, and to say otherwise indicates your extreme bias.

  • Anna

     The funny thing is that if America really does let Romney win, the rest of the ACTUAL free world will laugh at you.

  • Mgm5606

    I’m afraid they are correct about the photoshopping. I saw one photo of a rally and clearing a third of the “crowd” was photoshopped. Either that or about 50 pairs of identical twins attended and sat in the same rows across the rally.

  • Heffethx

    Man you sure are one nasty ahole

  • murican!

    You act as though these rednecks care about science or facts of any kind.

    Spouting science at them only confuses their tiny minds.

  • Dharker31

    The best advice I can give them is if they are being held against their will and feel their children are in danger is to use their phone that they are tweeting on to call 911 its drastic but it will get them and their child out of there they can be charged with child endangerment if anything were to happen to your child.

  • Deano

    Yes, you don’t need to have ANY reason, much less a “good” one, to leave a public or private event.  In America, you have the right to leave an event without having to give a reason.  So, it’s completely irrelevant to make points about the health and welfare of the children, or the legal right for parents to take children to ER’s if there is a health concern because the point is: you do not need any reason to have the right to leave an event! 

  • silverphoenix

    Go ahead America. Give this guy an axe so he can personally cut your head off and shit down your neck.

  • Moonshadow2378

     And just because her father is a democrat doesn’t necessarily mean that she is too. Also she was there to do her job as a reporter for USA Today..

  • Sage on the Hudson

    The weather’s not nearly as cold as Romney, himself.

  • Bobbert

     It’s called FEMA.

  • Visco Santium

    Ummm, did you want the President to pitch a tent in Jersey and spend the month there until the recovery is complete?  don’t you think it would serve the president better to get back to DC so he can, you know, run the country…  make decisions… sign some orders?

  • Knowitalldouche

    False imprisonment and kidnapping are legally two different things. Kidnapping involves moving a person without his or her consent. This situation is false imprisonment because they are not being moved, but rather their freedom of movement is being violated. 

  • Marcus2012

    He was a writer for the New York Times, and he seems pretty Pro-Rmoney.

  • Ithinksomepeopleneedtothink

    Bush took 1020 complete vacation days, which already debunks your stupid comment. Now even Bush’s flights to Texas were 5 times the price that Obama spent on his vacations. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Cox/100001682362728 Steve Cox

    You are an idiot. Also these people were Republicans, you can not expect them to think or use common sense.

  • Marcus2012

    I don’t care if it was negative, and their parents took them out there naked, it’s taking hostages and this is SERIOUSLY fucked up, holy shit, could he possibly expect to actually win? He’s been a joke for months now, but this takes the whole fucking cake.

  • Vandigo

     I got frostbite on one of my feet when it was 40 degrees outside a couple years back. It DOES happen. I’m living proof. All it takes is being prepared for slightly warmer weather, or in my case being in a cold climate during a season where anything above 30 is too warm for a coat anymore. . . . Definitely my stupidity on that one, but after a deep freeze 40 felt like a heat wave.

  • Mulberrygirl

     Not sure about biased, but their argument is ridiculous. Since when are we required to stay at a public event against our will?  What in the world is wrong with people wanting to leave? What is right about them being forced to stay?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.olson3 Glenn Olson

    Yes, I’ll grant that it was shortsighted to bring one’s children out there in the first place.  Doesn’t speak well of Republican supporters in the first place, but let’s set that aside for now for a more important question:
    How in the hell does that even come close to excusing the refusal to let them out after the fact?

  • Mulberrygirl

     Ummm…are you kidding me? Who says you have to stay for the whole rally? They should be free to do as they please. You are ridiculous and not too bright. The people don’t even have to state a reason for leaving, why would you thik it was ok for them to be kept captive and not be allowed to leave? What is wrong with you?

  • usa

    and yet they’re being stopped from leaving when they choose to.

  • Vandigo

     Even a child can spot where there were “clones of the crowd” in a lot o the pictures. I know, I asked a 6 year old to see if she saw anything in a picture, and she pointed out three spots that were cloned from other spots int he crowd. That particular one was a Nevada rally.

  • Naja pallida

    Except Bush Jr., who had more than twice as many vacation days at the same point in his Presidency… but granted, it is a lot easier to tank an economy than bring one back. It isn’t like he had any major issues to deal with during his time that could have benefited from him paying more attention to his job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.seitz.94 John Seitz

    Bzal

      They voted to go to war. Because the war lasted longer than was anticipated, they had to appropriate more money to continue paying for it. Neither Biden nor Obama voted to finance the war on credit. They opposed it.

      By the way……….. the reason we initially went to war was to defeat Al-Qaeda and kill Bin Laden. Strange that you would be embarrassed by the man who gave the order to actually complete the mission.

  • Stan Johnson

     How was Kvandizzle being biased?

  • Kvandizzle

     I agree that if the parents did go against better judgement by taking their children out into potentially cold conditions (If you live in PA you already know that it gets cold quickly. People are acting so naive) they should have been able to leave. I am not disagreeing about that part.

  • dannyvice

    Oh yes…  The old faithful Dem argument about big oil.  Missing from your blather is the fact that big oil has gas prices that are twice what they were when Obama was elected.  But you go ahead with your conspiracy theories.  The EPA is about to regulate the coal industry almost out of existence by late November.  They are working on policies right now, so they will be locked in regardless of who is elected.

    Obama directly lied to the American people about that during the debates.  I have a friend that works for the EPA, and Obama wants coal production shut down, and they’ll do it by regulating it to death.

    But I agree with you.  If Obama is elected, unemployment won’t ever see 6%

    It’s really too bad you are stinking up the state of Missouri.  But I’m glad very few Missourians share your leftist views.

  • Foxygrimreapess

    Do you know why the people at the rally are being denied their rights to leave?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.seitz.94 John Seitz

    dannyvice:

      Do you know why big oil has donated so much money to Romney’s campaign? It’s not because they believe he will fix the economy. It’s because they are afraid President Obama will.

     They make more money on a bad economy than on a working economy. There was a bill passed that states the EPA can not pass any more regulations that would negatively effect their profits, until unemployment gets below 6.0%. 

     They need Romney to win because they know unemployment will not get anywhere near as low as 6.0 if he is elected.

     Wake up!

  • Tony

    Did I say I support Obama or Romney I never said any of that I was responding to a fallacious argument about temperature and frostbite this is not a politically motivated post.

  • Cactuar

    Er, do her job? As a /politics/ reporter? At USA Today, where she works? Maybe?

  • http://profiles.google.com/firstname.lastname65 Firstname Lastname

    Did you see how they were dressed? They probably deserved it. 

    Now where have I heard that before…?

  • ExiledinKansas

    Well, that should cost them a few votes.  Got to love these ‘compassionate conservatives”

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.seitz.94 John Seitz

    Laurengolis:

       The only reason he was in Pennsylvania is because he is desperate to pick up electoral votes now that Ohio is no longer a possibility. They thought they would have a lot of money to flood the airwaves in Ohio the final few days, but when they went to buy more air time in Ohio, they found out that there was no air time left to sell. LMAO at their stupidity.

        If he thought he had a chance in Ohio, he wouldn’t have even gone to Pennsylvania. He doesn’t have a chance in Pennsylvania either. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.seitz.94 John Seitz

    dannyvice:……and everyone (except multiple marriage Giulianni) involved in New Jersey and New York has said that President Obama continues to be involved and is accessible. 

       Maybe you have heard of it………. there is an invention called a “cell phone.” President Obama has spent hours on his while campaigning……… or as his campaign has told the press, the President of the United States is capable of doing two things at once.

  • Papa Bear

     Yes.  Commonly called kidnapping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.seitz.94 John Seitz

    Maybe you should pay attention to what you are reading before making ignorant biased comments Kvandizzle.

    The “tweets” above, were made by a reporter for the New York Times, and a reporter for USA Today, not by people whining on twitter or facebook.

    Furthermore, the rally started more than an hour late because the Romney campaign had air travel delays. The people who went the rally were prepared had it started on time. Once it got to be too late and too cold for them, they decided to leave, only to be told they could not.

  • Foxygrimreapess

    I don’t know how much you know about people with their freedom.  You probably just know the ‘Freedom of Speech’ and that’s it.  People are suppose to be free to attend and leave a POLITICAL RALLY.  And while these people were free to attend, they are being denied their freedom to LEAVE.  And that denied freedom is not only having everyon in false imprisonment, but is actually risking the lives of many children and possibly adults.  These tweets above are from the Media.  And people who are in the rally WANTING to get their now health endangered children to the ER should make a call to the Police so that the security officers, AKA Romney’s Staff, can give them their freedom again.  You don’t seem to know much about common sense since you’re bitching about how people are trying to get their children more involved with politics, and are clearly being punished for such actions.  The common sense
    here is that the people in the audiance should be calling for the Police, instead of using their phones to make random tweets about ‘this sucks’.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatGirlRuns Chris

    What is this I hear??? People are supposed to rely on government to rescue them? What happened to taking responsibility and pulling yourself up by your own boot straps? Sandy was not exactly a surprise, so why stand around and wait for some government agency to rescue you?

  • Foxygrimreapess

    I actually want to know why people are being denied their right to leave the rally when the STATE LAW is suppose to allow the parents to take their children to the ER if any adult suspects that the childs health is in danger.  What is SO FUCKING IMPORTANT that it should endanger the life of a child, and the cost of an election?  Yes, actions like this do wave AGAINST the political party in an electorial race.

  • You’rewrong

    I’m sure it wasn’t freezing when they first got to the rally. 

  • http://twitter.com/PovoTatiana Tatiana Povoroznyuk

    I get what you’re saying, but people should have the right to get their frostbitten children back home without pushing through a security guard. When you attend a rally you aren’t signing a contract preventing you to leave before it’s over.

  • dantes44

    Keep believing that.

    And please have no sharp objects within reach on Nov. 7th.

  • dantes44

    Don’t know your political leanings, but LOVE your comment.

  • Arvol

     Don’t forget that Romney advocates photoshop all his rally pictures to make them appear bigger than they really are!

  • Jaiyetaylor

    At least he showed up on time….

  • Anacoluthia

    Wow, you’re really stupid. It is your right to leave an event you chose to attend at any time, regardless of whether that event is over. I actually can’t wrap my head around how stupid you are. “Common sense” is assuming you will be allowed to leave the premises whenever you choose based on the fact that the USA is a free country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001322468653 Akira Bear

    Are you freaking kidding me?

  • Tanzigirl

     We need neither one…Obama has done the country no good what so ever..if he gets into office we will have further devastation to our economy, Obama-care is a nightmare and foreign policy issues..not to mention he is lies..With Romney we would also have issues with the economy..No one but the rich would be able to go to college and get an education..so I guess that only people with money matter..he flip flops on obama-care..again a nightmare..cannot make up his mind on gun control, feels gay people should not get married (yea because that should be what the government is worried about with the countries issues right now!)..OH YEA AND FEELS A WOMAN HAS NO RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT TO DO WITH HER OWN BODY! We have dumb and dumber..go check out these guys do some research, do not just go vote for the lesser of two evils..he is STILL evil…http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/category/gov-gary-johnson

  • Liona Rowan

    isn’t that false imprisonment?  

  • dannyvice

     No, desperation is democrats showing up at a Romney rally, tweeting complete bogus stories because Romney crowds are at over capacity.  Although I do believe your claim of loving things that smell.

  • dannyvice

     This wasn’t a media report.  Jackie Kucinich is the daughter of Democrat Dennis Kucinich.  Now what do you suppose she was hoping to accomplish at a Romney Rally?  Bingo.

  • Ras

    I agree…and it will be a sad day in American History if Romney and his child side kick win.

  • Kvandizzle

    Regardless of the political views of people if it is 42 degrees out and you are ignorant enough to put your children at risk taking them into cold temperatures knowing how long a rally usually lasts I can not feel sorry for you. I do however feel sorry for your children but whining on twitter or facebook because of a choice YOU made makes you look ignorant. I did not read all of the previous comments but a few caught my eye like a person who stated they was at the rally with their 1 year old and 3 year old children. What the heck were you thinking? Your children should matter more than going to a political rally that you could find information about online. Seriously. I am not going to apologize for being harsh because of people getting their panties in a twist due to how “politically correct” this country has become. I just can not believe that this is a story at all. Grow up, use common sense, be a better parent by not taking your children out when it is potentially too cold for them, and take responsibility for your own actions rather than blaming someone else. Nobody made you go to the rally!

  • dannyvice

     Then tell that to the secret service.  They do it at Obama rallies as well.  It’s a safety measure that I’m sure they don’t intend to change.  But while we’re on the subject of cold, how about those folks in New Jersey that have been without power, blankets and food for a week now.  Obama flew in for his photo opp with Christie, then flew right back out.  A week later, new jersey residents are scraping food out of dumpsters to survive.  It is below freezing in New Jersey tonight.  I note you didn’t spend one moment considering their well being since it doesn’t fit into your stupid political narrative.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528849179 Nick Makhmaltchi

    Well. This, like most political comments, show how most of the american public are stupid assholes. Do you people really think of everything as “right wingers” and “left wingers”? You can’t fit people into 2 tightly knit categories, it doesn’t work. Having our whole government based on only 2 parties basically being able to achieve any political success is detrimental to democracy. And anyone who thinks in pure “left” or “right” are fucking morons.

  • dantes44

    LOL. Desperation is when you try to float a story that EVIL ROMNEY is holding kids against their will. You lefties really need some psychiatric help.

    Have you even seen the events? Romney 20k plus while Barry is struggling to get 2K.

  • dannyvice

     Fine, Tony, then why don’t you have a word with the secret service about it.  They do this at Obama rallies as well for the President’s safety.    And while you’re at it, why don’t you ask Obama why there are people in New Jersey who have been out in the cold for a week now without power or even the FEMA support they were promised?   Obama flew in for his photo opp and then left them behind to scrape for food out of dumpsters.

  • Billyrouth2000

    Shows how stupid you are.

  • http://twitter.com/DebraJeanTw Debra

    Some of his rally photos are photoshopped with more crowds than were really there. Geez.

  • http://twitter.com/JordansConcept נσя∂αи ᕙ(́ಠ◞౪◟⊙ ‘)ᕗ

    says the pro binders full of women guy.

  • Billyrouth2000

    You won’t have children because you’ll just murder them first.

  • Tony

    It wasn’t an attack on Romney it was a response to the person who thinks that 45° is not cold enough to get hypothermia or frostbite. if you’re standing around and people did wait around for hours, a young child standing around for two hours in that kind of temperature can turn into a dangerous situation. If people want to leave and they cannot and they begin to panic, well panic can increase heart rate and blood flow, that’s reducing blood flow in the extremities sending it to the core to keep vital organs safe. When you are cold you’re cold you want to get the bleep out of wherever you are.

  • Billyrouth2000

    You won’t because its not true, just more fear mongering before the election. Its the only thing they have left, after even their liberal News papers started endorsing Romney today

  • http://twitter.com/Cascadia Sherry Reynolds

    thanks for the info – without taking a position on who I support the media has a responsibility to accurately report events.

  • Fireblazes

     I love the smell of desperate Romney supporters in the morning,

  • NotFan

    Retard … retard … retard … REEEEETAAAAARD!

  • Rusty Parker

    You mean, proud to try and support he who can’t even keep his ideals straight for even a year? Right, and Obama’s support is full of lies. Voting for someone who will rip rights away from half the people in this country just to keep taxes off the rich will not fix anything in this country. We don’t need another Bush, and that is exactly what Romney is.

  • Billyrouth2000

    As A doctor, nope not cold enough.

  • dannyvice

     Actually yes, I’ve been to three of them…  And yes, this is standard procedure at rallies idiot.  And several people who attended that rally have already come to this blog to refute what was said…..  and if that’s not enough for you, the author of this idiotic story sent a retweet, stating himself that the secret service was the group holding the gate until Romney and his staff left. 

  • Rusty Parker

    Right. And if there was an actual security reason and not some excuse like security saying “It’s not cold,” I would be all for it. Sadly, it wasn’t the case. Do you really think LEAVING is a security risk for a rally  No, not at all. In fact, staying is since more people are likely still coming in. There was no security risk, just simple entrapment from misguided security that was trained improperly intentionally. 

  • Fireblazes

     Your caps key is stuck.

  • Kyle

    Your right. The man sat in the sit room and watched those men fight for their life. Never sending help. Just knowing that this so called President let those beautiful people die is a sin/ Hes no good. What he did to all of us in the last four years, is disgusting. He should just go back to Kenya where he was born, Comes here as an exchange student. gets a false SS card from the state of Mass. Yea. right he was born in Hawaii Smartin up folks he is nothing but joke that fooled everyone who voted for him

  • Billyrouth2000

    Dana, You are a woman, yes? If you vote Democrat you are so fucking stupid I don’t understand how you`re still alive, because the liberals would of aborted you.

  • dannyvice

     That’s why they are doing this Lauren.  Romney crowds are swelling far past capacity – while they are having to bus in union members to fill the stands at Obama rallies.  Notice only Democrat surrogates tweeted this nonsense.  You don’t see a single person on the news complaining to a camera anywhere – that’s because there weren’t any complaints.  We show up because we want to show up, not because some union boss is forcing us to go. 

  • DrunkenOrangetree

     Why is it that you inevitably cut slack for the guy at the top. You know, I’ve got no problem with kinky dominance play, but I don’t pretend that I’ve got to run my world that way.

  • PLUMBOB6

    Your the  one that said your ashamed not me.There is no dought that you did work your ass off like all service members do to wear the uniform.But like anyone that does their job  i wouldn’t want the person next to me do be ashamed of what they are doing whether it is in a fox hole or painting a house

  • dannyvice

     spoken like a true sheep who will believe anything her Democrat plantation owners tell her.

  • dannyvice

     The campaign did not hold anyone for hours and hours.  Go to an Obama rally.  The secret service holds the gate at all rallies until Obama has left the parking lot.  It’s a safety measure to protect the candidate bonehead.    There are enough issues to talk about, trying to turn something idiotic like this into some kind of an attack on Romney is weak.

    And I don’t trust a word of it, since the only one’s tweating about it are democrats who unceremoniously show up at a Romney rally.  Jackie Cucinich is an Obama surrogate and the daughter of Democrat congressman Dennis Cucinich. 

  • Conhater

    How the F%$K would you know Vice were you there??

  • Chipenguin

    The fact remains that the temperature was 42 degrees, which is cold, and cause enough for some people who want to leave after spending lots of time outside, and no security protocol exists that forces people to stay at a certain place against their will. You simply cannot make the argument that it was “not cold” or that “there were security measures in place”.

  • Naja pallida

    I always thought that the politicians that truly supports the troops are the ones that do not want to create any new war veterans.

  • jess

    the temperatures don’t have to be freezing for a person to be uncomfortably cold.  A person can become hypothermic at 60 F if they are not dressed for the weather. 

  • Concerned College Student

    Besides the fact I can’t even handle some of the comments below, I would like to know a lot more about this. Like a video or some facts from somewhere. It makes me so sad that people can say such hurtful things to other people that they categorize as ‘left’ and ‘right’ just because they believe in something different. People can believe what they want, no matter what. If the rally wasn’t letting people leave, that is bad. But if it was for a security reason, I entirely get it. Regardless of whether you are left or right, security is important for a candidate even if you don’t believe in their beliefs, they shouldn’t be subject to vulnerabilities because of that. Sorry for having a little rant, Just wanted to make myself heard is all 

  • Tony

    Laws of science? Read my post above smart guy.

  • Dottie

    Dottie Smith I’m going to go back with the whole colored, niggas, negros, black, African American. I’m full of a little this that family of every color shade and free. I would have gone to jail if they had done this to me much less my babies people know how crazy I am over my kids. The wrong people their. I would have done whatever it took to let him know this is free country.
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  • Dottie

    Dottie Smith I’m going to go back with the whole colored, niggas, negros, black, African American. I’m full of a little this that family of every color shade and free. I would have gone to jail if they had done this to me much less my babies people know how crazy I am over my kids. The wrong people their. I would have done whatever it took to let him know this is free country.
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  • Missi

    I’m not on either side of this argument when it comes to politics, but I just wanted to point out that frostbite is possible in temperatures even up to 45 degrees with hypothermia occurring even at 60 degrees.  It does not need to be freezing to still feel the health effects of cold.

  • Tony

    If people are standing around for hours and there’s wind there is a windchill factor ever heard of frostnip very easy to get frostbite especially in children. You also have to take into consideration factors like nutrition, hydration, clothing. you’re a moron.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostbite

  • Kgjkhjg

    who cares, Romney is a dictator in disguise. 

  • cole3244

    if you belong to the gop you support fascism plain and simple, simple enough for even a goper to understand.

  • Laurengolis

    I was at the rally tonight, with a 1 yr old and a 3 yr old. 30,000 people were excited to be supporting Romney and his campaign. We were so far back that we couldn’t hear very well and when my kids were ready to leave we left- no one was holding anyone back. There were at least 25+ bathrooms (one paper said there were none) and everyone I saw was enduring the cold with a smile. It was a memorable night for all of us. Obamedia is upset that Romney received such an enormous turnout in PA and is trying to create lies to take away the positive momentum of the night. We the people are smarter than that! * Proud to be American and Proud to VOTE Romney Ryan on Tuesday!*

  • Billyrouth2000

    Breaking: Obama is not a U.S citizen. Source – Joe Arpaio, Ex CIA, Ex FBI, Obamas Grandma, Obama himself

  • Dottie

    Dottie Smith I’m going to go back with the whole colored, niggas, negros, black, African American. I’m full of a little this that family of every color shade and free. I would have gone to jail if they had done this to me much less my babies people know how crazy I am over my kids. The wrong people their. I would have done whatever it took to let him know this is free country.
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  • straightnotnarrow

    Well, let’s look at the comment here. “Shattering the laws of science.” I’m a scientist, a physician in fact. And while one is unlikely to suffer from true frost bite (frozen devitalized tissue), one is perfectly capable of suffering from chillblains at temps well above the freezing point. This causes a painful inflammatory lesion and I think a lay person would be fair to fear frostbite not knowing the difference.

  • dantes44

    Lol. The left is desperate for ANYTHING.

  • Billyrouth2000

    Don’t forget the 100 rounds of golf played for 4 hours each time, while Americans are out of work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670126607 Bill Kelly

    Ashley Parker ‏@AshleyRParker
    To be clear, the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns — not bc of a Romney staff decision.
     Retweeted by Michael Barbaro

  • dannyvice

    Okay idiot leftists…  Here’s a news flash for you.  Every single campaign rally holds at least one gate – and usually it’s all the gates – until the candidate and his/her staff leaves the area.  It’s a safety measure that is set up – not by campaign staffers – but the secret service.  This story is a load of bs. from top to bottom.  Temperatures were nowhere near freezing.    

  • Billyrouth20000

    Bush didn’t lie and blame a video, Bush also didn’t pull security during the anniversary of 9-11

  • adchristian1977

    No they don’t. If they wanted to leave they should have been allowed to leave. Bottom line.

  • Billyrouth2000

    Of course its made up, its what the left does best.

  • dannyvice

     No one held anyone against their will.  All campaigns hold the gate for about 10 minutes after the speech so the candidate and their staff can safely move out of the area. 

  • 666

    Are you really trying to justify them not being able to leave with “they should have been properly dressed for the cold” or “they shouldn’t have been out at all”? Are you kidding me?

  • dannyvice

    The twitter hoe above is no other than the daughter of Democrat Dennis Kucinich.  Now what would she be doing at a Romney rally except to try to cause trouble 2 days before an election.  Oh, and I looked it up.  The temperatures were nowhere near freezing.  Believe a democrat at your own peril

  • Billyrouth2000

    desperate liberals making things up, all because herds of people have been walking out on Obummer.

  • Avedon

    You forgot the attack on the World Trade Center, Saramis – 3,000 dead.

  • Red_cted

    He could be using a teletype machine, or work for National Weather Service

  • Billyrouth2000

    This coming from someone who supports Joe Biden.

  • Lov446

    how long did it take to find out the what-where and why for 9-11??

  • crystal

    Bush had over 11 embassies attacked under his watchful eye.. with over 50 people killed and nobody even noticed!!

  • Annon

    Nobody needs to say anything to make Mitt look bad. He’s said enough himself.

  • Justembers

    People who use the word “retard” need to be bitch slapped then kicked in the nuts with steel toe boots. Ignorant jerk.

  • zach

    This is not true….. They wouldn’t hold people against their will…. Bunch of liberals trying to lie to make mitt look bad before Tuesday

  • An Anonymous Citizen

    I tip my hat to you ma’am. A lot of people on this site are attacking you for your opinions.
    I agree with you on your stance that neither one of the choices are optimal and would like to congratulate you on voting “independent.” I totally understand what you are trying to say, and I wish people would try and understand what you are saying.
    Especially, since the Left always bill themselves as the more caring and understanding. I don’t see them trying to care about the people at the rally. I see them trying to turn this into a statistic they can spin. I wish they wouldn’t because it reminds me so much of the Right. A couple of people at the rally complained, because it was probably a long, cold, and tiring day. They are now apologizing for making people worry about them. When, it wasn’t that bad of a situation. Unfortunately, those people are now forgotten about in the righteous fervor to get revenge.
    I wish more people would not just believe everything someone says to them, because they share a political party.

  • hollywoodstein

    i guess there is just no more air time to purchase so they unleashed a troll army.  Gotta get the commissions from the billion dollar rubes. 

  • hollywoodstein

    Who let the Trolls out, woof woof.

  • Naja pallida

    Being disappeared would probably be better than another four years of Republicans intentionally making everyone in this country suffer, while they’re cheered on by people too ignorant to know any better.

  • hollywoodstein

    Anonymouse Personae,  You more than anyone have seen from the inside what a misguided adventure war can be.  Fifty Thousand casualties and 3 Trillion dollars and to what end?  Fifty thousand casualties so no Americans will be killed by the bad guys.  Making more terrrrrists by killing civilians and woman and children?  Spending Trillions over there so we don’t have to spend them over here.

    GF plz, war is a racket.  You are defending Halliburton’s profits, not the Consitution or anyones freedom.  Make certain your war is a just war before you pick up a gun. 

  • Derrick Mains

    45 degrees in Philly and people are frost bitten not only is Romney a monster but he can work miracles by shattering the laws of science and causing people to get frostbite at temperatures far greater than any know case of frostbite in human history this man is a god and evil god!!

  • Axelrod

    this is actually quite funny

  • Lisa

    We don’t need video for proof he is a liar!  Bold face liar at that!  I honestly don’t believe this bullshit story.  

  • Zskfake

    THIS IS CAPITALIZED TEXT.  IT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HOLD DOWN THE SHIFT KEY OR HIT THE CAPSLOCK KEY.  IT IS OFTEN USED TO INDICATE YELLING OR SCREAMING.  IT’S SUPER ANNOYING WHEN PEOPLE TYPE ONLY IN CAPS FOR NO REASON.

    Seriously though, typing this all in caps makes you look like an idiot and undermines anything you’re trying to say.  ’nuff said.

  • Bcandland

    I agree with the sentiment DebD. The fact that people would believe such a ridiculous, unsubstantiated story is sad. Wouldn’t any rational person try to do a slight amount of due diligence to see if there was any actual evidence of this beyond a few tweets?

  • OJohnny

    NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HOLD YOU AGAINST YOUR WILL…WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE?

  • Jim Olson

    I’ve actually really missed the occasional open thread, like this one has turned into…despite the trolls.  

  • OJohnny

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS YOU CAN’T LEAVE. DOING SO CONSTITUTES FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

    THIS IS ONLY A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME IF THEY EVER GET BACK IN POWER. 

    I BET THEY WOULD HAVE OPENED THOSE GATES AT THE BUSINESS END OF A .44.

    MAYBE IT TAKES THIS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR. WHY WERE THESE 

    IDIOTS THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? GREAT PR FOR THE T-BAGGERS.

  • Smeed

    Oh great, obama said he bowls like he was in the special olympics and now he eats his fellow competitors.  Nice, you convinced me to vote for obama.

  • Jim Olson

    Careful Naja.  Asking questions like that is likely to get you disappeared.  

  • anon

    http://www.democrats.org/news/press/romneys_pa_fantasy_turns_into_disaster
    here’s great proof, it’s one of the actual twitter comments so you know someones actually twitting it. https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/265241615558406145

  • Toniwonderwoman

    Some of the people had been at this rally since 2PM and were more than ready to leave by 6PM… Doesn’t matter how parents had their kids dressed nor even how long they had been there if ANYONE wanted to leave they should have been allowed to…BOTTOM LINE!!!!

  • Jim Olson

    Again, proving that Republicans care so very much for children while they are still in utero, but the minute they’re born they simply do not care.  

  • Nopenotgonna

    It really doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, the cold inevitably creeps through. 

  • Guest

    Well, that’s what Harry Reid’s been saying all along.

  • Paulrocks

    18 Vacations in 4 years (President Obama)= more partying in a time of economic despair than any other President would dare to even dream of.

  • Mrbolt

    They WERE, they were trying to LEAVE.

  • Guest

    Probably a little over the top.  It’s gonna be below freezing tonight in that part of PA, but not much, and probably not by then.  Yeah, she probably was cold and should have been allowed to leave.  But frostbitten?  I doubt it. 

  • Nonopenever

     Yes? I guess?  At the same time, having people corralled and not being allowed to leave is… um…  completely unacceptable.

  • ….

    are you  sure about that? because i was at the obama rally and he ate retards like you and said they tasted shitty

  • SFAW

     What was Bush supposed to do? Not act like a deer in the headlights, for starters. Well, actually, for starters, he could have paid attention to the August 6, 2001, PDB, instead of telling the guy delivering “OK, now you’ve covered your ass.”
    And he partied plenty of other times. Strumming that gee-tar and having a piece of birthday cake while Heckuva-Job-Brownie was screwing up the “response” to Hurricane Katrina, for one.

  • Catnips03

     bit what IS he?

  • journalist

    LOL it’s fucked up that someone would even begin to make the statement you just did. That shows America where it’s headed if Romney wins. The children are cold and want to leave and you’re going to tell them they can’t? I’m sorry but fuck that and fuck you and I hope you do not have children. This is unbelievable.

  • Nelsonfoul

    your a nutjob,do the world a favour and drink a big glass of draino

  • Tman79

    Why weren’t the children properly dressed for the cold? Why were they out in the cold temperatures to begin with? At a presidential rally they likely didn’t care about? I’m no fan of Romney but parents have to take some responsibility.

  • Saramis

    So he should just stay awake all the time unless literally every American in the world is safe. You know people can’t stay up for so long or they’ll become clinically incompetent, not quite a state for the president to be in.

  • Moderator3

    A bit of advice – we can see your IP address. DISQUS also has access to it. I don’t know how DISQUS would react if a government agency were to request the IP address.

  • sickoftheright

    Well if your there you most like him if you like him and he get elected get ready for more If you vote for that moron you are just plan stupid 

  • Smeed

    I was at an obama rally and obama ate all of the children and said they tasted like dog.

  • A very concerned 15 yr old

    please dont vote for him

  • http://twitter.com/DebD451 DebD

    I was at Obama’s event in Concord and his staffers were stealing candy from babies.  I have twitter comments too… ugh as soon as I make them up from my fake twitter accounts. 

    I don’t know what is more insulting, the fact that you even attempted to do this or the fact that you think we are dumb enough to believe you.

  • Robinson Crudite

    The logic of a Romney supporter in a nutshell, ladies and gentlemen.

  • KarenJ

    The Romney campaign is trying to whitewash this by saying it wasn’t a “hostage” situation forcing people to stay at the rally, but it was a “security issue” — they’re blaming it on the Secret Service.  Read the last paragraph of this report for what seems to be the true story:  http://www.mediaite.com/online/romney-staffer-on-letting-frostbitten-child-leave-pennsylvania-rally-its-not-cold-enough-for-that/

  • Robinson Crudite

    “I can’t say my name because NCOs will bitch at me for complaining about the Commander in Chief. By the way, my name is Kirsten.”

    If you’re trying to convince us you’re for real, you’re doing a particularly bad job of it.

    I work at a VA hospital, and I’ve seen dozens of veterans like you, condescending assholes complaining that they defended the freedoms of people who don’t “deserve” freedom, when what they really mean is that they want to force people to believe EXACTLY as they do. They have a sad entitlement mentality that makes them believe they are owed respect while they are hateful, violent, racist, and actively work to take citizens’ rights away.

    Anyway, good luck being the only person in the world who knows the real news, since TV and internet and print media are all lying. You however have the secret to real news and the actual truth, which you don’t get from TV or internet or print media, apparently. Little voices in your head, perhaps? Morse code messages from Mars? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s completely accurate.

  • http://twitter.com/DebD451 DebD

     What the hell was he supposed to do?  Jump up and give the terrorists the pleasure of seeing that they flustered the President?  Or perhaps he should have appologized to the terrorists.  At least he didn’t party at Vegas after they died. 

  • An Anfgfdgfg

    I think you really want to say “he’s a black man” and that isn’t okay by you. Nice job.

  • Bzal

    You really have a lot to learn! Check the God Damn vote count for the war you un informed moron. They All voted yes including that senile piece of crap Biden. I served proudly under Bush and I am praying Obama loses so I can retire and NOT have his name on my retirement papers. He has been an embarrassment to our country

  • An Anonymous Peeerson

    Go stand outside for two hours in 40 degree weather and see how you feel. No walking, jogging, or any other method of heightening your heart rate allowed.

  • Yangwarrior

    Supposedly the reason staffers weren’t letting people leave was because of a security issue, something to due with a fire somewhere.  But I wasn’t there, that’s just what I heard, and I didn’t hear anything that would count as cold hard fact.

  • Pathetic Anonymous “soldier”

     actually, anyone who could think that republicans could ever be better for this country SHOULD be a man. Women who support repugnicans are morons with stockholm syndrome

  • Smeed

    Please be easy on these on these libs, this is all they have left. 

  • hollywoodstein

    I bet her first name is Tagg.

  • gracewalker2

    Finally, the truth that we all new—Romney want’s the American people to pay all the taxes. He’s exempt from paying…he’s also exempt from my ballot!

  • OMFG DEBT

    After 8 years of shit, seems like he’s starting to get things accomplished. Our debt is actually lower now than it was 4 years ago, but that’s okay, keep watching Fox News.

  • Kushs61

     How many were blamed on a video…? For 9 days…?

  • dannyvice

     Oh yes, I’m really going to believe the daughter of loonie left Dennis Kucinich.  That’s who issued these idiotic tweets.  What else do you expect her to be doing at a Romney rally?    I’m sure someone in her group brought a video camera to catch the action.  But there’s no video.  What a shock.

  • gracewalker2

    Have you seen this?
    BREAKING NEWS: NO TAXES PAID BY ROMNEY 1996-2009 – Bloomberg cracked the story
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.steven.1610 Steve Steven

    Get ready for prison life under a Willard presidency.

  • An Anonymous Person

    But if he guessed your name as Sarah, you would have been offended that he was calling you “girly”… derp.

  • Oolonghustle

    We literally cheered his motorcade from the bridge as he passed under us. (I didn’t do so well on the traffic thing.)

  • Ghdarnell

    For the record, I was there tonight… This is totally not true.

  • Naja pallida

    An honest question: What part of our Constitution is defended by our current wars? Which part is defended by having our military deployed all over the world, draining our treasury and sticking our nose where it has no business being, while millions of people right here in our country go homeless, go hungry, and suffer on a daily basis… and that’s not even factoring in natural disasters and the economic cesspool we’re drowning in – this was the case before Bush tanked the economy. While I’m glad you didn’t vote for either war monger, none of our current Presidential candidates, of any party, have any real military experience. They’re all career politicians and/or lawyers. Minor party candidates tend to have a more sane stance on the military than either major party… but the chances of them being able to make a serious impact are slim, if not entirely impossible. This election third party candidates have been entirely ignored, and not even part of the discussion, even by sources that generally try to be more inclusive.

  • Oolonghustle

    Bull fucking shit, I just got home from the rally. It’s 40 degrees out, you scumbags, and I left fifteen minutes early to beat traffic, no hassle.

  • Bystander

    Children are naturally warmer than adults because they have less body mass to heat up. So, nice try. 

  • hollywoodstein

    Hi bystander,  Enjoy the warmth of burning your strawman.  Rah-rah, sis boom bah.

  • Bystander

    Says the person who wasn’t even there and believes everything the lefties on the internet tells them. 

  • misszee4
  • Andrea

    this can’t be real…I mean I was already planning to vote for obama, but I still can’t believe that any human beimg would do something like this…this has to be something made up, at least I really hope so.

  • Wilder125

    Considering this is something that CNN would lick and slobber all over within 2 seconds, I don’t view it as fact.  When CNN reports about how the evil Republicans are locking down a rally and hurting people, that will be different.

  • Bystander

    Wow, you really give a good impression of Obama supporters. Good thing they have you as a voice of reason. 

  • hollywoodstein

    The Troll is strong with this one.

  • Bystander

    Frostbite cannot happen until temperatures are below freezing. That would be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, by the way. 

  • hollywoodstein

    This must be what the Founders meant by crucible of debate.

  • hollywoodstein

    Ok, now that you’ve explained yourself, I see your point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carole.pinell Carole Moreau Pinell

    Agreed! I hate the guy, but this seems really sketchy…

  • hollywoodstein

    Now that’s a reasoned argument.

  • Hcann90

    Do any of you know where I can fact-check this? I am also concerned that this is fake. Stating things like this is very extreme and this site seems to be completely democratic, which is very wrong for a news site. Let’s also keep in mind how generally valid blogs can be, meaning typically not at all.

  • Smeed

    Jackie, tell the truth, you weren’t there, were you?  Unbelievable!

  • ShinjisSecret

    Maybe you will get lucky and meet a man to marry in some other country so you don’t have to come back to the “pathetic” people of the US. Again, this isn’t WWII. You are not defending anyone’s right to be anything. 

  • Wilder125

    This.. is why I don’t do rallies period.  There are probably a few democrat ones doing that too.  Why limit to one side.

  • Bystander

    Children are warmer than adults because they have less body mass to heat up. 

  • gracewalker2
  • gracewalker2
  • Independent of the idiocy

    Oh shut up, you all sound the same. 

  • ShinjisSecret

    I am a US veteran. I do not agree with all of the President’s policies, but he has been looking out for the troops a lot more than the republican party does. I don’t understand why so many in the military are meatheads who vote for people who want to send them to more wars, reduce VA benefits, and lower the standards to enter service. 
    You are not protecting anyone’s rights here, so get real. You probably signed up to kill people and get the GI Bill. If you are so ashamed of your service, then get the dishonorable discharge you deserve  Good luck getting a job in the real world that doesn’t involve serving fries with that.

  • stinycakes

    No one forced you to join the military.  It was your CHOICE.  You weren’t drafted.  

    If you’re so ashamed to be ~protecting our rights~ of people just because they disagree with you, then maybe you shouldn’t be in the military.  I don’t feel sorry for you, and quite frankly I don’t respect you.  

  • Corrinna

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorist_attacks_on_U.S._diplomatic_facilities

    Under GW Bush there were 12 US embassy and consulate attacks while he was in office with a total of 58 dead. 

  • misszee4

    Obama has spent less than Bush did.  And the reason the deficit is so high is because Bush started 2 wars and put them on credit cards.  Obama got the bill for both wars!  Fact check that!  

  • Bystander

    I’d like to see how long this country stays “our country” – The United States of America – if we had no military or defense. How long do you really think that would last, hmm? 

  • Li

    Wow.
    People can definitely develop hypothermia at 44 degrees.

    Hypothermia is a serious drop in core body temperature. 44 degrees can easily be cold enough for someone to have hypothermia.

  • An Anonymous Soldier.

    Actually my first name is Kirsten. I’m a female.
    But, like…Oh my god thanks for totally thinking I’m a dude. Like seriously.
    Didn’t you know females can be in the military? Or does “Soldier” just automatically make you assume “This person has a penis.”

  • Kushs61

     Fuck you.

  • Kushs61

     Fuck you.

  • Paine

    3000 innocent Americans were killed while George Bush was reading “My Pet Goat.”

  • Kushs61

     Fuck you.

  • An Anonymous Soldier.

    I defend the constitution. And the rights of those around here so that perhaps we can progress. But I’m ashamed of a lot of the people in this country, including fellow soldiers, marines, sailors, etc. Allowing politics to brainwash them. Maybe everyone should learn facts instead of just blindly believing words the politicians say.
    Don’t read statistics on blogs. Don’t do this.
    Go out and find out for yourself what’s going on.
    Don’t lie to me and tell me you all spend all this time going out into the world and finding out what’s going on.
    For the most part everyone just knows what they read on the internet and in newspapers, and what they can watch on television.
    It’s not an accurate source of information.I can tell you that I have seen reporters out here literally bullshitting. There would be nothing going on, and we’d just be sitting on the FOB smoking cigarettes and shooting the shit about our day and a reporter would say something on camera about some bullshit IED explosion that didn’t exist because it got better ratings for the station.
    Seriously.
    News is all fake now. Everyone’s just looking for a story.
    And even though the people in this country make me angry…Infuriated actually, and even though I am fucking ashamed of how misinformed everyone allows themselves to be, I will still put on this uniform and defend their right to be misinformed. Because that is what this country is about. The rights we have deserve to be protected, whether people use them intelligently or not.
    The job isn’t about liking all the people we defend. It’s about believing that we should.
    So thanks for saying I’m not worthy of the uniform I worked my ass off to earn. But I’m pretty sure I am.

  • Ng

    When ghe bus came in folks leaving that direction toward farm had to wait for a few minutes.

    They were not told why but was on fence and reason was obvious.

    The entire rear of farm was an exit if needed some mile or more of orange temp fencing.

    It was good fun and not cold

  • Kush61

     Fuck you.

  • Dana

     Betty, you are a woman, yes? If you vote republican, you are so fucking stupid I don’t understand how you’re even still alive. Love, the entire Europe.

  • misszee4

    This is a charge known as false imprisonment and it is a felony.  It is the same as kidnapping in some states.   

  • http://www.ryanstake.net RyansTake

    Breaking: There’s some really crappy news coming from the candidate I like, so I’m going to write a trollish comment. 

  • http://www.ryanstake.net RyansTake

    Translation: This thing coming from the party I support sounds really bad and makes me feel really uncomfortable, so I’m going to wear a tin foil hat and insist all these reporters are committing a mass conspiracy, and somehow suggest all of this is a reason to vote for the party I don’t like. All of that makes me feel so much better. Yay, cognitive dissonance!

  • Ancelyn ap Gwalchmai

    Breaking:  We could have four more tortured and killed right there in Pennsylvania if Romney staffers don’t shape up. Stop being a dolt.

  • Carson

    Hmm, you appear to be trying to enrage people. Too bad, I have a high tolerance for dumb people. Think of all the people President Obama has saved. He missed 4 of them, but he tried, but those 4 people, even with him trying, still died. I don’t know if this is true, or if what you said is true. But honestly, I don’t care. I’m fine with politics until it begins to hurt more than it helps. This is one of those sad cases, along with people being attacked for voting for someone.

  • Wmitch125

    Oh, that people fall for this… Fools. Can I spin you a tale too?

  • hollywoodstein

    I should know.

  • http://profiles.google.com/glennisw250 Glennis Waterman

     What idiocy! Why would security concerns keep people from being able to leave? You prevent additional attendees from coming IN for security concerns, not from leaving.

  • hollywoodstein

    Dear Anymouse Soldier,

    Did you really say, Idiots make me ashamed of the fact that I protect the rights of the citizens of the USA. 

    You are not a super citizen for being in the military.  Idiots who pick up guns to fight illegal, unjust wars based on lies are not protecting the rights of citizens any more than someone with the courage to protest those same wars.  We are all Americans, even the Idiots.

  • Dgeoc

    This sounds like complete Bull….!!!  Unbelievable.

  • Griff

    Breaking: Four Americans were tortured and killed in Benghazi while President Obama was counting sheep.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Betty-Porter/100000128330579 Betty Porter

    I am thinking this is fake. Never vote Democrat again.

  • Byrdman

     But obama is better. What has he done for the USA. I will tell you what he has done. Nothing but put us much more in debt. So that’s for y’alls great president

  • Toughgoddess2003

    Ooh! “Worse Than Hitler” space off my Internet Abuse Hurling BINGO card!

    As much as I hate Romney, as much as a horrid person I think he is… not really worse than murdering 9 million people. Unless he plans to murder the US population by concentration camps and gas chambers..

  • misszee4

    Wow! And they want to vote for him?  If this don’t make them think, then nothing will!

  • hollywoodstein

    Hey Genius An Anonymouse Soldier,  Keep voting for the ones who want to waste your lives on unnecessary wars, and want to keep cutting your benefits. 

  • hollywoodstein

    Hmmn,  I cannot speak badly of Obama, however the man I do not respect. 

  • Wuzzy

    As much as I’d like to believe this, the fact that the only evidence is some screenshots of Twitter feeds leaves too much room for doubt in my mind. Some more concrete evidence, supportive or not, would be helpful.

  • Ng

    I was there they had about 400 foot wide exit well lit.

    You definitely got stopped if you tried to cut behind the Romney bus exit route which was well guarded.

    You would have to be disoriented not to find an exit. People were leaving all night with kids as it got quite cold

  • http://twitter.com/PrittyBrains Pritty.Brains
  • Skertso

    That’s a idiot statement!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Horton/100000744831484 Trevor Horton

    Breaking: Romney Paid Zero Taxes From 1996 To 2009 via Bloomberg http://t.co/cjTbFlU2 http://t.co/JOBmD5Ok

  • An Anonymous Soldier.

    I can’t speak badly about my Commander-in-Chief. Silly bananas. NCOs who may stumble upon this can’t bitch at me if they don’t know who I am.
    And I am not into being bitched at by dipfuck NCOs who enforce regulations that they don’t follow.

  • Tomleland

    Believe me, if you were hoping to vote for a republican any time in the last 60 years, your mind sure ain’t “open”. 

  • PLUMBOB6

    And that wasn’t a like it was a slip

  • AnotherTumblrUser

    I stand corrected. But I still stand by my statement that any type of security should help to redirect people who wish to leave if they (the security) has decided that one exit can’t be used, assuming that’s the case in this particular instance.

  • Jaden

    ARE YOU REALLY THAT STUPID WHY WOULD A DEMOCRAT EVEN GO OH MY GOd

  • Challenger

    can no one tell that this is fake

  • PLUMBOB6

    His first name i bet is Tagg

  • MontanaSid

    Your proof is where?  Unions built this country and made it what it is!  You are just envious because you are stuck in your $8 an hour job.

  • asdf

    Presidential hopefuls receive Secret Service Protection as well, Romney has had it since January or February.

  • http://twitter.com/lyingdoll ※ s a d a k o ※

    If Romney treats the people trying to support him this way… I fear for the rest of us. I was really hoping to vote for a Republican this year, being that I’m an independent and like to keep my mind open (I also hate voting repetitively), but… Every Republican campaigning this year has just made it so hard to support them. Hell, half my family are well-off White people, and they’re not even voting for Romney any more. Just one big mistake after another, turning his race in to a train wreck…

  • PLUMBOB6

    If you are ashamed you need to get the hell out your not worth the honor of putting on the uniform if that is the way you feel

  • oliver

     Oh quit acting like you’re some sort of hero and you automatically deserve our respect. You don’t.

  • Ercobb

    I want to see how FOX spins it!! LOL

  • MontanaSid

    I am a democrat and that kind of language is not appropriate.  Makes you sound like the other side.

  • MontanaSid

    Real brave “soldier” when you sign anonymous.  What a fake.

  • EdM01

    Or tase them.

  • Guest

    The Secret Service protects major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election. 

    http://www.secretservice.gov/faq.shtml#faq11

  • anon

    While I would agree under other circumstances, like someone pointed out the cops may do more harm then good. A lot of the times in big groups cops may pepper spray ralliers who are getting angry and belligerent and may accidently hurt a child in the process. It’s said to this but I don’t trust the cops to handle the situation without pepper spraying innocent people who are cold and tired and just want to go home.

  • An Anonymous Soldier.

    Also. Please let me know when either of these men are willing to work for a Soldier’s salary. I’ll tell you when that’ll happen.
    Right.
    Never.

  • EdM01

    At least the Union people volunteer for it, unlike the coalminers in Ohio who were REQUIRED to attend an Rmoney campaign rally without pay or get fired.

  • An Anonymous Soldier.

    Oh, hell. Here comes the opinion of someone in the military. You know, the opinions none of you want to hear?
    As of now, I cannot speak badly of Obama. He is my Commander-in-Chief, and I will always respect that POSITION. However, the man, I do not respect.
    Say everything and anything you want about how Obama is a loving and caring person. I’ll believe it when he comes out here and hangs with us soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen. Talks to us as if we’re people, instead of blissfully ignoring our existence/releasing the names of men on covert operations thereby putting my brothers and sisters in uniform in danger. That man is a disaster on its way to destroying the country. 
    That being said, Mitt Romney ain’t much better.
    I voted this year, (absentee ballot, obviously. Has to do with, yaknow, putting on the uniform and serving this country every day), and I’ll keep my vote to myself. I’ll give you a hint – it wasn’t either of them. I’m not going to vote for someone who has no respect for the military and knows nothing about the military that they are at the top of the Chain of Command for.
    And, as far as this article goes, I am following the Twitter accounts of each of these journalists, and they’re trying to clarify that the crazy-ass leftists are running with a story that doesn’t exist.
    My family lives in PA. Some were at that rally.
    Trust me, people went there of their own volition, and they were not allowed to leave for a short period of time because of a security issue. Guess what. They got to leave as soon as it was resolved. Get over it.
    Learn the facts before you call someone an evil human being or claim unlawful imprisonment.
    Idiots make me ashamed of the fact that I protect the rights of the citizens of the United States of America.

  • Bcandland

    Secret service is given to presidential and vice presidential candidates and their wives within 120 days of the election.

  • Griff

    I was there. This is total bullshit and if you were dumb enough to bring your young kids to this event you’re probably a democrat.

  • http://twitter.com/DarthWyatt Darth Wyatt

    Um, it was 44 degrees in Bucks County at the time of the event.  Hardly hypothermia conditions.  Also this:

      ‏@JFKucinich

    @ashleyrparker notes that people were not being let out because of security concerns

  • Asa

    Same thing/tactic if you open your door and two mormons are staring back at you with “Great news!”

  • EdM01

    Laughing at members of your OWN PARTY. Just goes to show your Party’s elites think its conservative white working-class base is expendable, utterly.

  • woodrowfan

     Actually candidates get SS protection as well. 

  • liberallyfreex3

    Mitt Romney is a fucking animal. Do not vote this man into office. He just sickens me. 

  • BeckFastPaws

     And I suppose when my boss threatened to FIRE anyone who did not go to Romney’s rally on Friday (West Allis, WI), that wasn’t actually being forced?

  • EdM01

    If this is how Mitt Romney treats his supporters, imagine how he’ll treat the rest of this country. Worse than Hitler and Stalin, I fear.

    Theocrats, if you’re reading this, you better write in JESUS. Because Mittens doesn’t serve your Jesus, nor that of the Mormon Church. All he serves is himself, and mammon to the point where he can get the better of it so that IT serves HIM.

    And ask yourselves this, theocrats: what is he likely to do if elected? Certainly not impose the theocracy of your dreams, or that of your nightmares (besides the islamic one). More likely, he’ll go the Bain Capital strategy. Load the nation up even more with debt, engineer a financial crisis, take the country bankrupt, and privatize the US government and the US military (to the Chinese and other creditor nations).

  • VAGINA

    Normally I’d feel bad for these people, but, well… they DID go to a Romney rally voluntarily. They did it to themselves. And people, THIS is exactly how Romney will rule America if he’s allowed to steal this election. Don’t let him.

  • AnotherTumblrUser

    Secret Service would be the correct term if Romney were president. He’s not. If his security people were holding people back from leaving instead of redirecting them to a different exit, then that’s just as bad. Any event of this size should have enough security to be able to handle people who want to leave and still keep Governor Romney safe.

  • NCitizen

    Wait a minute..doesn’t anyone have a cell phone? Call the cops. Holding people against their will is kidnapping.

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

     Well yes, by golly, Mitty also handed out free canned goods for the poor’uns.

  • PLUMBOB6

    They should have taken their kids closer to the front of the stage,with all the hot air coming from mitt they would be down to their underware

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

     Being a Romney groupie you are probably so cold anyway, you wouldn’t even feel frostbite…..Troll

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.allen.90857 Craig Allen

    How, exactly, can they force you to stay?  It’s a free country…at least until after Tuesday.  If Rmoney wins, and you’re part of the 47%, they’ll likely send you to a poor house or maybe a…a…camp for re-education or something.  Somebody tried that before as I recall.  In the meantime I think this actually would/could constitute a crime in most states.  I think that’s true in PA also…holding someone against their will.

  • Dtoyzmom

    I’d love to see this on the news tomorrow morning!

  • Tumblr

    Checked those folks twitter, apparently it was the secret service’s decision b/c of a security concern.

  • Sigrid1

    Children’s bodies don’t regulate temperature at the same rate as adults. Do you not feel the slightest compassion for the children of your own political tribe? You would also throw them under the bus of political ambition.  Wow!  I am so glad I am a Dem. tonight.   

  • Marbry8

    Welcome to Mitt Romney’s world. You are there to serve his purposes regardless of your own needs.

  • Arikado

    Police would make the situation worse and would probably end up pepper spraying some of the rally-goers demanding to leave.

  • Me

    That’s the trouble here – everyone thinks Romney can’t really be what he is

  • Anaan

    You should have let them borrow your fursuit.

  • Anaan

    Typing in caps doesn’t make you any less wrong.

  • Anaan

    Being forced to attend obviously isn’t the problem here, champ. It’s being forced to STAY.

  • Jessie Schaffner

    Secret service is for the actual President, not candidates.

  • http://twitter.com/GreenEyedLilo Jayelle

    Forget the frostbite/hypothermia thing. It doesn’t matter if you’re just leaving because the kids are bored and whiny or you’re feeling bored and whiny or your knees are starting to hurt. You should be allowed to leave. If not, they are galloping hypocrites when they talk of “freedom.”

  • http://twitter.com/SmashHoward Smash Howard

     So I’m taking her story (both of them) with a grain of salt until someone who actually knows what happened speaks up.

  • Keira

    When you’re a child you can!

  • http://twitter.com/SmashHoward Smash Howard

     The reporter changed her story. After like 10 tweets of saying people were freezing, trapped and wanting to leave, the reporter randomly decided to say what she’d just said happened really didn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanne-Rivizzigno-Kuss/100002007779319 Jeanne Rivizzigno-Kuss

     You are a true lying, hard hearted uncaring republican. Obama has done very well by America. God bless america and Obama – a man with heart, love, care for the 100%. DOESN’T LIE AND CHANGE STORY EVERY MINUTE. THE REPUBLICANS AND THIS MAN WILL CRUSH US. NO FREE LUNCHES FOR POOR KIDS, NO PELL GRANTS FOR POOR INTELLIGENT KIDS, VOUCHERS FOR OLD PEOPLE, TAXES DOWN FOR THE RICH AND UP FOR THE MIDDLE. THIS IS WHAT IS RUINING AMERICAN. THE HATE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE RUINING AMERICAN AND HOW THE REST OF THE WORLD PERCEIVES US. WE DEMS HAVE HEART, LOVE, CARE, LIVE BY GODS RULES AND GOD SAID “DO THIS TO THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHEREN YOU HAVE DONE IT TO ME”. YOU CAN’T MAKE YOURSELF BELIEVE A TRUE STORY.  MAY GOD GET INTO YOUR COLD COLD HEART AND  PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID FOR YOU AND THE DEVIL IN YOUR HEART AND ON YOUR SHOULDER. BELIEVE LYING REPUBS AT ALL COSTS. NO CARE TO POOR COLD PEOPLE. GOD IS WATCHING.
    LOVE LIVE OBAMA AND WITH GOD ON HIS SIDE HE WILL WIN CAUSE HE STANDS FOR TRUTH, LOVE, HONEST, CARE FOR ALL.

  • shell517nj

    You’ve been PUNKED!

  • Keira

    Obama doesn’t have to bus people in. Robnuts is the ONLY tool who does that

  • palw27

    Children are more sensitive, I’m a mom and a nurse.  You need to respect them!

  • Nomail

    Why didn’t anyone call the police to let them know they were being held? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1793394467 Shantel Bacon

    shut ur dumb ass up

  • http://twitter.com/PrittyBrains Pritty.Brains

    Wow, the GOP has really done a job on you.  Brainwashed drivel. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanne-Rivizzigno-Kuss/100002007779319 Jeanne Rivizzigno-Kuss

    SHOWS HOW COLD HEARTED AND  UNCARING FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN ROMNEY AND COMPANY ARE.

  • Cmcclies

    cmcc below is lying   i actually went to the link and she DID say whats shown above

  • Jaquivacap

    This sounds silly. I do not support Romney, but I would like to think that the people running his campaign would not do something like this.

  • Romney is a criminal now.

    Rmoney and his ilk should be placed under arrest for kidnapping and the family of the frostbitten children suing the fuck out of the Rmoney family and its entire assets will be owned by the family.

  • Barry O.

    So much fail in the Romney campaign. Incompetence and arrogance are a dangerous mix.

  • guest

    The unions bus their own people in and no one is forced to attend the Obama rallie either.  Putz.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F47EMY7342XE2XW4JGKFPF5UME Hope Novak

    Hello. The man was put in jail because he violated his parole. He was not supposed to have anything to do with filming or doing anything on the internet. It had NOTHING to do with the movies content.

  • Jim Olson

    Irrelevant. If people want to leave, they should be allowed to do so.  Especially if the children were cold.  More evidence that you are all so, so concerned for children from conception to birth, but you do not care one bit for their welfare once they’re born.  And, for the record, children can become hypothermic even in moderate temperatures. 

  • hollywoodstein

    Because children make all the decisions.

  • WYSKWY

    There are three sides to every story and it looks like you are only watching the Faux News version.  As for this story…it’s on the internet so it MUST be real, don’t you know that?  SMH

  • hollywoodstein

    Little kids have more surface area to body mass, and can get hypothermic even when dressed in winter clothes.

  • Abc

    What other news outlets are running the same story?

  • Heidi

    Katkenwilson, yes…johnlincolnhawk feels brave when spewing his racist ignorace while hiding behind a computer screen and yes..with the protection of anonymity! 

  • Fireblazes

    At least they are flying the flag at half-staff in honor of Romney’s election loss.

  • A Hoo

    I can imagine the look on your face when President Obama wins a second term on Tuesday and that makes ME say “haha.”

  • Fireblazes

    Man it sure didn’t take long for the Romney operatives to get here and try to minimize this story.

  • hollywoodstein

    Oh, you again.

  • Naja pallida

    And the alternative is to vote in someone who has promised to be even more belligerent, ignorant, and dangerous. Genius!

  • hollywoodstein

    Optics.

  • Katkenwilson

    True, but my bleeding liberal heart still feels sorry for people who are that stupid. At least they aren’t losing a day’s pay because their boss made them attend!

  • A Hoo

    We’ve arrived at the part of the campaign where Republicans no longer even attempt to hide their racism. Honesty–makes for a change. 

    I’m ashamed to call you fellow “Americans”.

  • Katkenwilson

    Johnlincolnhawk, please revel in your gross stupidity for another two days. Keep your mouth open spewing racist garbage (though I doubt you have the balls to do it without the protection of anonymity), your fingers in your ears and a band over your eyes. You see, rMoney is LOSING. His own campaign knows it and are sending out signals right and left, but you refuse to see it. I hope your head explodes Tuesday night. Of course, if you chose to pull your head out of your butt and read some polls and some literature other than right-wing twaddle, ie. reality, you won’t be so surprised when it happens. 

  • cmcc
  • Katkenwilson

    Your reply is so Republican. “I dressed correctly for the event. I can’t help it if others weren’t as smart as me!” You’ve got yours, don’t worry about anyone else. Such selfish, naval-gazing, self-righteous cartoons parading around as human beings. You are not a human being unless you have some empathy, not scorn, for others. Are you a “good christian” too?

  • cmcc

    Go to JFKucinich’s twitter page she says “That’s not what happened” You are all being misled by this blog. https://twitter.com/JFKucinich

  • HEIDI

    Johnlincolnhawk…ha ha, last laugh is on you, take a look at the electoral college…MITTENS DOES NOT HAVE A CHANCE, OBAMA IS LEADING IN ALL THE SWING STATES!! YES, 4 MORE YEARS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, FORWARD 2012.

  • pacificferret

    It’s you versus many other news outlets running with the same story. It is what it is. Don’t even try to lie about this. The sources are already confirmed and the story is spreading fast. 

  • Heidi

    Johnlincolnhawk…thanks to DESPICABLE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOUR COMMENTS , MAKES IT WORTH STANDING IN LINE FOR HOURS TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!OBAMA IS WINNING IN ALL THE SWING STATES!!! OBAMA/BIDEN FORWARD 2012

  • pacificferret

    Why you heartless fuck. Those are the children of members of YOUR Party! Why the hell are YOU laughing. Kill yourself. Immediately. 

  • cmcc

     Obama has been unlawfully imprisoning people his whole term.  Aren’t you paying attention?  How about blaming Libya attacks on that stupid internet video, knowing the whole time it was a lie?  He put that man in prison for making a movie and posting it on the internet.  Since when is that legal?  Obama is giving weapons to terrorists who will use them to come after us.  Wake up!!  Obama is dangerous!  Vote him out!  He has already told Putin that he will be able to talk to him more freely about disarmament after the election, when it doesn’t matter what the American people think about his policies.  HE IS A BAD MAN

  • Obama will Ruin America

    I was there. This rally was well run and full of people who willingly attended.  Police all over the place, which is why I don’t believe any part of the story.  I had the sense to leave around 6 before it got too cold for my kids.  Other people aren’t as smart.  She was probably trying to exit right when the secret service was coming through with Romney and they had to hold her off a few minutes.  It was absolutely not cold enough for frost bite either.  So your headline is completely ridiculous.

  • http://twitter.com/Rickstersays Rickster Rickster

    no lie is too small for you to tell is it. it is a well known fact romney busses supporters in. it is typical documented tea party hackery.

  • cmcc

    No one was forced to attend the rally. Obama is the one who buses Union people in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350578171 Sharon Chapple Moulenbelt

    REALLY .. YOU SAID THAT SHAMEFUL

  • Heneedham

    I was at that rally…it’s NOT freezing and you can’t get hypothermia UNLESS you WEREN’T DRESSED APPROPRIATELY. Whos fault is that? Shouldn’t parents be dressing their children for the weather? If you made the decision to attend this event, you knew how long you were going to be outside in cold temperatures. DON’T BLAME OTHER PEOPLE FOR A SELECT FEW PEOPLE’S MISTAKES.

  • Brandon Holthaus

    Guess you’ll have to leave the country. Haha.

  • http://twitter.com/Wolfie_Rankin Wolfie Rankin

    No sympathy, they went to a right wing rally, silly people.

  • nicho

    Romney supporters — racists and traitors — or both. Looks like you fit both categories.

  • Johnlincolnhawk

    Time for some real change and not some more lies from the negro in office.
    ROMNEY 2012

  • Johnlincolnhawk

    haha

  • UncleBucky

    And the same* for Romney in front of the unpaid coal miners at that rally.

    The same* meaning, people being forced to add to the numbers at Rmoney’s rally.
     

  • ComradeRutherford

    Who cares how many children have to die for Rmoney to get the perfect photo op! And Rmoney’s staff is just as heartless and cruel as Rmoney is.

    Vote Rmoney to kill more children! If you voted Rmoney, then you are a sociopath.

  • Naja pallida

    Just a taste of the new Romney America, where unlawful imprisonment isn’t.

  • Jim Olson

    Seriously.  Just call 911 and get the police there.  There are already lots of cameras.  

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

    And this is how Mitt Romney treats his supporters?

    Words fail me.

  • Quilla

    Someone should call 911.  From this planet it looks like, say, child endangerment or unlawful imprisonment…film at 11.

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