Romney to Use Storm Sandy as Campaign Booster
Mitt Romney is pathetic. He's holding a "storm relief" campaign event tomorrow -- in Ohio, with NASCAR driver Richard Petty and singer Randy Owen. Is there anything the shameless know-nothing won't exploit in his attempt to win the election? AmericaBlog has more.
Earlier today, as his MittMobile van drove around, supposedly collecting supplies, he asked people to donate canned goods and blankets. Had he bothered to check the Red Cross website, he would have seen this is exactly what the relief agencies advises against doing. It can actually impede aid efforts.
Hey, Mitt, if you want to help, how about writing a check and making a personal donation? Or better yet, staying out of the way.
On a lighter note, check out #romneystormtips and #mittstormtips on Twitter -- some funny ones below: [More..]
- "Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third homes for safety." #RomneyStormTips
- If your house is destroyed, borrow money from your parents to buy a new one. #RomneyStormTips
- This is a time for bipartisanship, despite the President's bungling of this preventable natural disaster. #MittStormTips
- My thoughts and prayers go out to 53% of you. #MittStormTips
- Once elected, I will take away a female Hurricane's right to choose #Romney StormTips
- If you aren't able to swim to safety, then why should the government try to save you? #Romney StormTips
- Emergency aid is nothing but a handout for America's "victim" class. Don't expect FEMA under MY administration! #RomneyStormTips
- Do not let your chef go home for the night. Restaurants are NOT delivering. #MittStormTips
That's all I have time to read, I'm sure you will find many more. While I haven't seen it, I'm sure someone thought of:
- When I am President, you can rest assured there will be no more hurricanes.
Back to the truth department: Here's Romney pontificating on CNN during a Republican debate about abolishing FEMA -- he says we need to protect state's rights:
What he said:
“Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?”
"We should take all the things we're doing at the federal level and ask, what are the things that we don't have to do. And those things we have to stop doing."
“Including disaster relief, though?” debate moderator John King asked Romney.
“We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids,” Romney replied. “It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.”
Shorter version: Romney wants to privatize disaster relief. A campaign aide this week said that's still his position.
This milquetoast, mayonnaise, uninformed 50's dad, who can't empathize with the 99% of the American public because he has nothing in common with them and their experiences are as foreign to him as Russia and China, could be our next President. Don't forget to vote. Leave him to Beaver.
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