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Romney Campaign Staged Donations At Storm Relief Event

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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Just to be safe, campaign aides reportedly spent $5,000 at a local Wal-Mart on supplies that could be put on display. When supporters arrived at the rally-turned-relief event, they were treated to the 10-minute video about Romney’s life, which was first unveiled at the RNC. The event ended with supporters lined up to hand over supplies and meet Romney. But according to BuzzFeed, this donation process was also staged:

Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”

The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.

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

Think Progress
EDIT:Original Source via Buzzfeed.com

Sounds about right, Romney trying to make himself look good and take advantage of the disaster. Don't surprise me, this guy is corporate scum through and through ...
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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Let me think, free peanut butter as long as I watch a 10-minute video about Romney’s life? HELL NO !

ranks right up there with root canal and frontal lobotomies in my book.
If your gonna help thy neighbour than help, without strings attached


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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.


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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by joyride0187
Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.


How about one from the New York Times?

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com... -the-american-way/


But the real “American way” is quite different. Most disaster agencies don’t want donated goods; they need cash. And in the modern era, the most important cash comes from taking people’s tax dollars and distributing them in the form of federal aid to communities hard-hit by a disaster. Because that involves the federal government, it is tainted in the minds of Mr. Romney and his party. It is compulsory, and thus not an offering of the heart.


AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:


As our editorial noted this morning, Mr. Romney wants to end centralized emergency relief and let states handle the load themselves, though few states can do so without federal assistance. In any event, storms, as we have seen time and time again, cross state lines. (Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose state may have been the hardest hit by the storm, was effusive in thanking President Obama for assistance today, drawing criticism from Republicans who are more interested in politics than recovery.)


This was clearly a political stunt that had nothing to do with aiding people affected by Sandy.

To accuse somebody of trolling because you are too lazy to confirm a story for yourself is just wrong.
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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This one should really be left alone altogether. If people haven't figured out that the man will do and say anything to get elected there isnt much hope this will be any different. If there is a complaint to be had here, it should be directed at things that matter like; how exactly is it that a former Governor not know that this is not what the Red Cross needs right now? When things like this happen they are the first to tell you if you wish to donate, donate money and blood. They do this because the food is often times wasted and of limited use to them.

I don't begrudge him the decision to turn a formerly scheduled campaign event into this type of event however. He is running for President and is in a very difficult position. He has to be on the sidelines and look effective and caring at the same time. He has to do something it might as well be what he can do. He probably should have invited the Bloodmobile to the event or postponed it until they could get it there, but his campaign staff isn't really all that bright.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by Sissel

Originally posted by joyride0187
Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.


How about one from the New Your Times?

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com... -the-american-way/


But the real “American way” is quite different. Most disaster agencies don’t want donated goods; they need cash. And in the modern era, the most important cash comes from taking people’s tax dollars and distributing them in the form of federal aid to communities hard-hit by a disaster. Because that involves the federal government, it is tainted in the minds of Mr. Romney and his party. It is compulsory, and thus not an offering of the heart.


AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:


As our editorial noted this morning, Mr. Romney wants to end centralized emergency relief and let states handle the load themselves, though few states can do so without federal assistance. In any event, storms, as we have seen time and time again, cross state lines. (Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose state may have been the hardest hit by the storm, was effusive in thanking President Obama for assistance today, drawing criticism from Republicans who are more interested in politics than recovery.)


This was clearly a political stunt that had nothing to do with aiding people affected by Sandy.

To accuse somebody of trolling because you are too lazy to confirm a story for yourself is just wrong.


That doesn't confirnm anything. All they really say is that disaster relief agencies prefer cash.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Had Obam done this he would have been torn apart for it. And even if the story is hyped up, that Mitt did indeed posture himself as a man collecting food for the victims is a clear political election time stunt.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by joyride0187
Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.


What Sissel said and just because you do not like what Romney did does not make me a troll for posting it, don't hate me ... hate him.

The story is breaking so there will be more sources here soon if you prefer another.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by NavyDoc


That doesn't confirnm anything. All they really say is that disaster relief agencies prefer cash.


Keep your head stuck in the Sand(y) then.

Have you not seen where your pal Mitt wants to do away with FEMA and put disaster relief in the hands of the private sector?

It confirms he's a baffoon!



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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Obama is doing his part and Romney is doing his part too. Forget politics there are fellow Americans that need help!! Pitch in or donate but stop bitching about political motives.
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by KeliOnyx
If people haven't figured out that the man will do and say anything to get elected


So unlike our current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Hell Obama id telling corporations to violate the law about upcoming layoffs until after the election. He's telling the EPA to hold off on enforcing new regulations until after the election. Wake up and smell what you are shoveling.
edit on 31-10-2012 by JIMC5499 because: typo



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by joyride0187
Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.


yeah....romney collected canned food
....the red cross doesn't even want it...let's see, record snowfalls, bridges out, traintracks destroyed, roads blocked, etc....i guess romney can hire helicopters to drop the canned food in new york city, and the various towns of new jersey...amazing he didn't make a 1 million dollar donation from one of his off-shore accounts.....that would have been good PR...but he would have been giving it to the 47%, and he is not about to do that.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499

Originally posted by KeliOnyx
If people haven't figured out that the man will do and say anything to get elected


So unlike our current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Hell Obama id telling corporations to violate the law about upcoming layoffs until after the election. He's telling the EPA to hold off on enforcing new regulations until after the election. Wake up and smell what you are shoveling.
edit on 31-10-2012 by JIMC5499 because: typo


proof... or it is a lie. and don't quote some "blog" or FOX NEWS....i have already been down that research road dozens of times, and it has never panned out to be the truth, so i just don't believe anything the right-wing says, i automatically assume it's a lie, and ignore it.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Of course they want cash the head of Red Cross makes $900,000 a year you can't pay that with can goods

On Romney wanting to dump FEMA please post the entire text of all what he said not just cherry pick

He wants it hand it to the States and I agree 100% and some to the Private sector.

But then I see many on here need to lie to push a agenda and saying he wants to only hand it to the private sector is a lie
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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They both stage things...Obama conveniently brought his "Presidential Podium" with him to the Red Cross Office he visited yesterday.
www.gannett-cdn.com..." target='_blank' class='tabOff'/>

That $5000 in food will be donated to the effort. That is a good thing. Gov Romney is one of the most charitable people in the USA. This past year alone he donated 29% of his income to charity and has been charitable always.

dailycaller.com...[/url] .



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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"Think Progress" .. very far left wing site with an agenda. If you can find the same information at a few other sites with more reputable backgrounds, then it would be as bad as Obama plugging his "FORWARD" gimmicky catch phrase at the FEMA meeting .

See if you can find some other sources and post them.
Then you'll have a good reason for everyone to cyber smack Romney.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by Missing Blue Sky
They both stage things...Obama conveniently brought his "Presidential Podium" with him to the Red Cross Office he visited yesterday.
www.gannett-cdn.com..." target='_blank' class='tabOff'/>

That $5000 in food will be donated to the effort. That is a good thing. Gov Romney is one of the most charitable people in the USA. This past year alone he donated 29% of his income to charity and has been charitable always.

dailycaller.com...[/url] .


Yes, that is all quite true, which proves they are both buffoons. Now as for the charity, have you considered this is done to help him retain wealth? Don't you wonder if he didn't write off these charities, what he would have to pay for income taxes?

Rich people don't always give from the heart. It's to protect their pocket books.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Tazkven

Just to be safe, campaign aides reportedly spent $5,000 at a local Wal-Mart on supplies that could be put display.


Sounds to me like they donated $5,000 in supplies, then.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Think Progree gives credit to Buzzfeed. I have no idea of their political affliations ...



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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True, but then why not just say that ... Why lie and deceive us into believing it is something is is not and making it a photo op. Sure its better than busting into kitchens and washing clean dishes but its just as scummy.



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