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(Daily Kos)   Romney campaign to send its bus out to distribute supplies to hurricane victims. No word yet if a no tax pledge is required in exchange for food and water   (dailykos.com ) divider line
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2012-10-29 06:20:39 PM  
7 votes:

Kit Fister: Okay, I get that people don't like Romney. But the guy steps up and decides to do SOMETHING, and all you people can do is trash him even more? THe guy could be curing cancer while giving a home to suffering kittens, and you guys would still spit on him.

/disgusting, the lot of you.


To be clear.

What he is doing the Red Cross has expressly asked people not to do on account of it makes matters worse.

Let me repeat that. What he is doing the Red Cross has expressly asked people not to do.

So yes its bullshiat grandstanding, no it isn't helping and yes you're shilling for a farkwad.
2012-10-29 07:00:53 PM  
5 votes:

skinink: Why is this stupid? I don't like Romney at all, but as long as he's doing something good like bringing supplies to shelters, then that is fine


It's stupid because this isn't about helping people, it's about creating the illusion that he's doing something by having his campaign bus appear in swing states handing out 'supplies'. It's a campaign bus. Think about it. Is it designed to carry freight? How many pallets of MRE's and drinking water do you think he can pack onto that thing? None would be the answer. If he actually wanted to help, he'd fork out some of his cash and donate generously to the Red Cross. If he has done so, then great. That's what counts. Not some ridiculous publicity stunt.
2012-10-29 06:06:23 PM  
5 votes:
So under Romney's idea of government we would have 50+ different disaster government relief organization with none of them in charge and random people who have no idea what they are doing helping out and most likely making things worse?

That is their idea of a "efficient" government.
2012-10-29 06:15:54 PM  
4 votes:
Real life: Mitt Romney sends a bus full of relief to hurricane victims. What a jerk.
Alternate universe where he doesn't do this: Mitt Romney has a whole bus he's not using, why isn't he using it to deliver relief to hurricane victims? What a jerk.
2012-10-29 07:07:12 PM  
3 votes:

Kit Fister: Eshman: Pinner: Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?

Kill himself

TV's Vinnie: Blow his brains out? I'd actually applaud at that, and so would millions of American workers from coast to coast.

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Seriously guys? Let's not take up the tactics of our friends on the right, yes?

/FFS

Nothing new, there've been loads of people doing the same thing on twitter. I figured it' make it to Fark eventually, the level of loathing and over-the-top mouth foaming that has been happening here lately.


Four years of mentally deficient racist cocksuckers going on about Islam and socialism and Michelle Obama indoctrinating children into Islamomarxahomoism via healthy eating and OMG Obamacare RUN! and RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE tend to make sane people cranky.
2012-10-29 06:30:06 PM  
3 votes:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


admit his true beliefs and stop lying to the American public, constantly.
2012-10-29 06:18:06 PM  
3 votes:

Kit Fister: Okay, I get that people don't like Romney. But the guy steps up and decides to do SOMETHING, and all you people can do is trash him even more? THe guy could be curing cancer while giving a home to suffering kittens, and you guys would still spit on him.

/disgusting, the lot of you.


Well, it's disgusting pandering, hampers actual altruistic relief efforts, and is also used by his church as a recruitment tool first and relief second.

So yeah, fark all of us.
2012-10-29 06:16:31 PM  
3 votes:
With Romney's cash wouldn't sending a fleet of tractor trailers loaded with supplies to the places that need it be more effective than one bus not designed to transport cargo? That is unless the main purpose is a photo-op rather than a sincere relief effort.
2012-10-29 06:15:37 PM  
3 votes:
If you're a dying Boy Scout, Romney will be your pallbearer. If you're a missing girl in New York, he will close down his office and find you. If you're a down on your luck kid, he'll send you to college. And if you're a hurricane victim, he'll hand you a Mormon survival pack of tooth brushes.

If you're a person he's never personally met, he'll sell your job to China and gut your social safety net for a few pennies.
2012-10-29 06:07:38 PM  
3 votes:
Well, actually, they don't have any food, but you will get a voucher for food which may or may not be able to exchange for enough to eat.
2012-10-29 02:38:18 PM  
3 votes:
Romney only cares for people who live in states with GOP governors.
2012-10-29 01:52:33 PM  
3 votes:
I wonder if Paul Ryan will show up to re-hand out supplies that have already been handed out.
2012-10-29 01:50:09 PM  
3 votes:
Is that campaign buss going to continue to do that to every disaster area even after he eliminates FEMA?
2012-10-29 09:51:59 PM  
2 votes:

Kit Fister: If by low information voters you mean I read up on the person's history on the topics that matter the most to me and I form opinions largely based on that since I pretty much hate all politics, then yes, I am.


Sensata is a Bain Capital subsidiary. They employ 200 or so middle class people in Freeport, IL manufacturing some type of sensor found in car engines (I'm not a gearhead). The company is healthy and profitable. But Bain is outsourcing the entire operation to China, simply to increase the profit margin.

And Bain is forcing the Illinois employees to train their Chinese replacements.

Yes, yes, I know Romney is no longer the managing director of Bain. But he's still a major shareholder, and he's currently running as a "tough-on-China" president. If he walked into the Bain board room and told them to stop the deal - one would assume they would listen. But Romney hasn't answered any of the Sensata employees' calls, emails, or letters - and no national press outside of Huffington Post have picked up the story. Needless to say, Romney isn't likely to get a single vote in Freeport, IL. It's a small town whose economy doesn't want to see a successful company send 200 well-paying jobs to China.

Long story short - Sensata is a perfect example of what Bain Capital is, and what we can expect from Mitt Romney's business and economic policies.
2012-10-29 07:52:15 PM  
2 votes:
Anybody else getting tired of all the B-team trolls popping up lately?
2012-10-29 07:07:30 PM  
2 votes:

Brick-House:

I didn't know...


You should have stopped right there.
2012-10-29 07:06:31 PM  
2 votes:

Eshman: Seriously guys? Let's not take up the tactics of our friends on the right, yes?


No. We should fight fire with fire. Kerry played it nice and he lost. Dukakis played it nice and he lost BIG! Bill Clinton DIDN'T play it nice and he won (twice). You dissed Bill and he'd chase you down the street with a board with a nail sticking out of it.

Conservatives love picking on people who won't fight back.

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2012-10-29 06:47:38 PM  
2 votes:

Kit Fister: Pinner: Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?

Kill himself

Just a wee bit harsh, don't you think? I mean, if you hate the guy, fine. I'm not fond of him either. But seriously? Is it worth killing him over? Jesus.


I don't want to see him dead. I want to see him poor.
2012-10-29 06:37:39 PM  
2 votes:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


Donated to the Red Cross. He could even take a photo op doing it, set an example. What he is doing is pandering, and just what they are asking people not to do.
2012-10-29 06:30:22 PM  
2 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: oren0: Real life: Mitt Romney sends a bus full of relief to hurricane victims. What a jerk.
Alternate universe where he doesn't do this: Mitt Romney has a whole bus he's not using, why isn't he using it to deliver relief to hurricane victims? What a jerk.

No, actually. I don't think anyone had any expectation, or even considered, that he should send in his bus.

False dichotomy is false.


There is no response R/R could have had that the left wouldn't criticize. Campaigning is out, and doing nothing would make him look ineffectual. Choosing to help, even as a symbolic gesture that encourages others to give, is a good thing. People who are trying to characterize it otherwise are partisan hacks.
2012-10-29 06:24:18 PM  
2 votes:
and yet, he couldn't be bothered to send so much as a sympathy card to our fallen soldiers and ambassadors in Benghazi.
2012-10-29 06:20:36 PM  
2 votes:

Kit Fister: Okay, I get that people don't like Romney. But the guy steps up and decides to do SOMETHING, and all you people can do is trash him even more? THe guy could be curing cancer while giving a home to suffering kittens, and you guys would still spit on him.

/disgusting, the lot of you.


Like he would help them if he wasn't pandering for votes.

Mitt wouldn't have done shiat for these people and would complain about what leeches they are to his "friends" while never having any idea what it is like not to be able to fix anything and everything with a few phone calls and a buttload of cash.
2012-10-29 06:15:01 PM  
2 votes:
I hope someone tells Mitt that the Book of Mormon is not considered 'supplies' by most people.
2012-10-29 06:07:19 PM  
2 votes:
Funny I though Ryan/Romney said doing things like this make people lazy and "entitled" so why are they going against their own beliefs?
2012-10-29 02:21:51 PM  
2 votes:

oldernell: Rmoney should leave this to the real relief agencies and FEMA, who are organized for this sort of thing. Perhaps they will have the good sense to contact the RED CROSS and deliver what they collect to their centralized distribution point, but I doubt it.


Why would he? Romney said during a primary debate that FEMA needs to be canceled, and that federal outlays for disaster relief are "immoral"
2012-10-29 08:22:53 PM  
1 vote:
Thanks Mitt, but your bus will just attract attention "which I'm sure you want",not carry enough supplies to really matter much, and clog distribution areas with press and rubber neckers. Want to help? Get out of the way of FEMA and write a check instead. They will buy supplies and it will be less of a clusterfark in the distribution area.
2012-10-29 07:20:55 PM  
1 vote:

legalgus: Only Liberal Fark idiots would try to polticize assistance given by Republicans. You'd all have your collective noses up Obama's butt if he was doing this.


well, i think President Obama is aware that there are Gov't services provided to Americans who are in need of relief and aid & that he isn't interested in removing those services.
2012-10-29 07:18:56 PM  
1 vote:

legalgus: Only Liberal Fark idiots would try to polticize assistance given by Republicans. You'd all have your collective noses up Obama's butt if he was doing this.


That's funny because Republicans only seem to give when they can politicize it. So I guess it all evens out.
2012-10-29 07:17:38 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe Mitt could just pay more in taxes so that FEMA has the money to get supplies to people when they need it?
2012-10-29 07:16:14 PM  
1 vote:

legalgus: Only Liberal Fark idiots would try to polticize assistance given by Republicans. You'd all have your collective noses up Obama's butt if he was doing this.


No, I wouldn't.

This is the only credit religions get at this point: hospitality and caring for the needy in the time of need.

If you can afford to give in a disaster, you can give in the long run too, Sir Rich-A-Lot-Nay.

Word.

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2012-10-29 07:13:17 PM  
1 vote:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


STFU and not use a terrible situation to grandstand? I know rather tough given that he's running one of the worst Presidential campaigns in recent memory, but he didn't need to lower the bar further....
2012-10-29 07:05:58 PM  
1 vote:

MyRandomName: His far liberals have fallen. Shame this man for doing charity and helping! What a sad lot.


Here, I'm just gonna copy and paste what I said upthread:

It's stupid because this isn't about helping people, it's about creating the illusion that he's doing something by having his campaign bus appear in swing states handing out 'supplies'. It's a campaign bus. Think about it. Is it designed to carry freight? How many pallets of MRE's and drinking water do you think he can pack onto that thing? None would be the answer. If he actually wanted to help, he'd fork out some of his cash and donate generously to the Red Cross. If he has done so, then great. That's what counts. Not some ridiculous publicity stunt.
2012-10-29 06:59:38 PM  
1 vote:

MyRandomName: His far liberals have fallen. Shame this man for doing charity and helping! What a sad lot.


The only "charity" this assbag cares about is his cult and himself.
2012-10-29 06:59:25 PM  
1 vote:
Would love to see a big honking military helicopter (sent, of course, by Obama) rescuing the folks on Romney's bus.
2012-10-29 06:59:22 PM  
1 vote:
What would Jesus say about Romney's exploitation of Hurricane Sandy for political profit by publicizing the use of his campaign bus to deliver food and water?

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 ¶ Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Matthew 6:1-4
2012-10-29 06:59:03 PM  
1 vote:

Corvus: So under Romney's idea of government we would have 50+ different disaster government relief organization with none of them in charge and random people who have no idea what they are doing helping out and most likely making things worse?

That is their idea of a "efficient" government.


Actually Mitt prefers that it be privatized. Because profiting off of suffering is what Real Americans do.
2012-10-29 06:56:54 PM  
1 vote:

ManateeGag: Diogenes: Romney only cares for people who live in states with GOP governors.

romney can suck it. NJ knows how to deal with a hurricane.


They use Chris Christie as a shield to block the storm?
2012-10-29 06:47:46 PM  
1 vote:
Why is this stupid? I don't like Romney at all, but as long as he's doing something good like bringing supplies to shelters, then that is fine.
2012-10-29 06:46:21 PM  
1 vote:
A bus that big can hold a lot of bootstraps. Thanks, Mitt!
2012-10-29 06:32:29 PM  
1 vote:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


Been honest that he has never had to worry about money a day in his life rather than having his wife tell pity stories about how they struggled when they were young.
2012-10-29 06:32:11 PM  
1 vote:
If his bus gets stuck and has to be rescued, he will lose the election badly.
2012-10-29 06:29:41 PM  
1 vote:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


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2012-10-29 06:29:37 PM  
1 vote:

Bisu: Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?


Blow his brains out? I'd actually applaud at that, and so would millions of American workers from coast to coast.
2012-10-29 06:27:47 PM  
1 vote:
Just curious: what could he have done to make you guys NOT ridicule him?
2012-10-29 06:24:36 PM  
1 vote:

ThatDarkFellow: oren0: Real life: Mitt Romney sends a bus full of relief to hurricane victims. What a jerk.
Alternate universe where he doesn't do this: Mitt Romney has a whole bus he's not using, why isn't he using it to deliver relief to hurricane victims? What a jerk.

Alternate Universe 2: Romney uses the assets of the companies he loves so much to bring support to the area without explicitly politicking at the same time. Seems that whole trickle down plan wouldn't look as ridiculous as it is.

Alternate Universe 3: Romney gives his condolences and leaves the current administration to its own accord.

Real Life: Wait until everything is over then claim he did whatever made people the happiest and that he always did the same thing in those situations.


Plus get some photos of Romney personally handing The Poor some supplies from the Romney Bus.
2012-10-29 06:24:02 PM  
1 vote:
His bus will be loaded with cake, and he will let the people eat it.
2012-10-29 06:23:29 PM  
1 vote:

oren0: Real life: Mitt Romney sends a bus full of relief to hurricane victims. What a jerk.
Alternate universe where he doesn't do this: Mitt Romney has a whole bus he's not using, why isn't he using it to deliver relief to hurricane victims? What a jerk.


No, actually. I don't think anyone had any expectation, or even considered, that he should send in his bus.

False dichotomy is false.
2012-10-29 06:22:13 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe Romney could make a contribution from his vast fortune to one of the rapid-response field kitchen organizations that feed the masses working cleanup and recovery after things like this.

Oh, would that leave him with less? Poor thing, only a half billion dollars to his name. He'll never be invited to the Billionaire lodge with this rate of accumulation.
2012-10-29 06:22:11 PM  
1 vote:
THIS is uber-pandering. Is there a crisis they WON'T exploit?
2012-10-29 06:20:23 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: He should be criticized for this.

Anybody?


Yea, that would be silly. Almost as silly as criticizing the first lady for encouraging kids to eat healthy and exercise. Certainly nobody would do such a thing.
2012-10-29 06:20:15 PM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: Not to be out done, Obama sending his bus out to collect the dead bodies.

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Every vote counts after all.


yeah, because people dying in a hurricane is really funny, jackarse.
2012-10-29 06:18:02 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: Nabb1: The only trucks we wanted to see after our recent Cat 1 were utility trucks to turn the freaking electricity back on. A Category 1 is not that bad of a storm. Around here, it's more of a pain in the ass than a catastrophe.

That's what I don't understand.

It's just a category 1 storm.

Yeah, it's got some help, but seriously, this just isn't going to be a Katrina like catastrophe.


It will likely be worse. A category 1 storm just refers to how much wind is blowing. The winds won't cause that much damage but the amount of water that's tied up in that storm is staggering. The flooding is likely to be catastrophic over a very large area.

This may be the largest storm in U.S. history.
2012-10-29 06:17:33 PM  
1 vote:
Mitt Romney, professional publicity stuntman.
2012-10-29 06:15:48 PM  
1 vote:
Okay, I get that people don't like Romney. But the guy steps up and decides to do SOMETHING, and all you people can do is trash him even more? THe guy could be curing cancer while giving a home to suffering kittens, and you guys would still spit on him.

/disgusting, the lot of you.
2012-10-29 06:15:25 PM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: Not to be out done, Obama sending his bus out to collect the dead bodies.

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Every vote counts after all.


Why are you so goddamned stupid?
2012-10-29 06:15:19 PM  
1 vote:
Is it going to circle around, honking incessantly?
2012-10-29 06:14:54 PM  
1 vote:

ThatDarkFellow: As long as he is using his campaign bus this should be seen as the obvious and disgusting pandering attempt it is. If the guy really wants to help out then I'm sure he is in a position to do it without politicizing it.

/same for any and all parties


Not really, I'm sure no matter how Obama responds it will be decried as politically motivated.
2012-10-29 06:14:37 PM  
1 vote:
Romney is going to send emergency care packages of caviar and champagne to the Job Creators in the effected areas.
2012-10-29 06:14:13 PM  
1 vote:
Why doesn't he just wait for private companies to step in and fill the need?
2012-10-29 06:06:03 PM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: I didn't know the President could Baptise people? Obama being a Muslim would never have used that power of course.


Did you learn English by reading a dictionary cover to cover or are your opinions just so completely rubbish that nothing you say about them makes sense?
2012-10-29 05:59:42 PM  
1 vote:

Delay: Isn't Romney buying votes?


Yeah, I was wondering the same thing, is this legal?
2012-10-29 05:52:58 PM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: why don't people just fly west to their summer houses?


Some people don't have multiple houses.

These people should borrow a house from their parents.
2012-10-29 05:28:41 PM  
1 vote:

ManateeGag: Diogenes: Romney only cares for people who live in states with GOP governors.

romney can suck it. NJ knows how to deal with a hurricane.


I have my doubts about Bound Brook, Finderne and Manville.
2012-10-29 04:49:01 PM  
1 vote:

Tigger: Donate money. That's what they need.


Also blood.
2012-10-29 04:42:42 PM  
1 vote:

oldernell: Rmoney should leave this to the real relief agencies and FEMA, who are organized for this sort of thing. Perhaps they will have the good sense to contact the RED CROSS and deliver what they collect to their centralized distribution point, but I doubt it.


The Red Cross has already explained how this sort of shiat hampers relief efforts.

While it may sound nice in some sort of romantic Dickensian feeding pickpockets by showing up with a tin of soup and some crusts of bread sort of way. it's actually totally farking useless and annoying.

All this stuff has to be sorted, cleaned, prepped etc and that costs relief workers time that they don't have.

Donate money. That's what they need.
2012-10-29 04:10:17 PM  
1 vote:
Not to be out done, Obama sending his bus out to collect the dead bodies.

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Every vote counts after all.
2012-10-29 02:26:25 PM  
1 vote:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: oldernell: Rmoney should leave this to the real relief agencies and FEMA, who are organized for this sort of thing. Perhaps they will have the good sense to contact the RED CROSS and deliver what they collect to their centralized distribution point, but I doubt it.

Why would he? Romney said during a primary debate that FEMA needs to be canceled, and that federal outlays for disaster relief are "immoral"


Funny, that bit has suddenly disappeared from his website.
2012-10-29 02:21:05 PM  
1 vote:

CheetahOlivetti: vpb: Is he handing out plastic garbage bags?

Yeah, they really sprung for the big bucks.


In case they run out of bags, the women can use their binders as make-shift umbrellas.
2012-10-29 02:20:00 PM  
1 vote:
Rmoney should leave this to the real relief agencies and FEMA, who are organized for this sort of thing. Perhaps they will have the good sense to contact the RED CROSS and deliver what they collect to their centralized distribution point, but I doubt it.
2012-10-29 02:19:22 PM  
1 vote:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: CheetahOlivetti: vpb: Is he handing out plastic garbage bags?

Yeah, they really sprung for the big bucks.

and free etch-a-sketch toys for the kids, to keep them entertained.


Those damned things are defective

/they keep endlessly redrawing themselves
2012-10-29 02:01:38 PM  
1 vote:
I'm assuming this is something Romney has done in the past. I'd hate to think he is trying to capitalize on a situation for shady reasoning.
2012-10-29 01:49:54 PM  
1 vote:
It's a good idea as long as it's not a bullshiat photo op or empty promise like Paul Ryan at the soup kitchen. I'll believe it when the supplies arrive to their destination.
 
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