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2012-10-31 08:07:14 AM  
this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.
 
2012-10-31 08:11:10 AM  

Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.


Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.
 
2012-10-31 08:11:11 AM  
Disaster aid might go to helping poor and "blah" people, therefore it's pork. That money has to be shifted to military, where allows for brown skin people can be blown up, therefore not pork.
 
2012-10-31 08:12:01 AM  
wesleying.org
 
2012-10-31 08:17:00 AM  
By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.
 
2012-10-31 08:17:09 AM  

Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.


Billionaires have the resources to sort things out if they are hit by a natural disaster, so they don't need the government to help them out (unless it is a financial disaster), so there is no need for government to be involved in disaster relief.

/Republicanism simplified: Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich 
//Even if you don't think Democrats are a great party in terms of helping out people, they are so far and away better than the Republican Party nowadays there isn't even a need for meaningful political discussion in the US any more. Then again the NSDAP might just be an improvement on the modern GOP at this point
 
2012-10-31 08:17:58 AM  

GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.


link? that sounds pretty damning
 
2012-10-31 08:19:04 AM  

InmanRoshi: Disaster aid might go to helping poor and "blah" people, therefore it's pork. That money has to be shifted to military, where allows for brown skin people can be blown up, therefore not pork.


Therefore Romney, Ryan and Muslim people are much the same, they don't like pork.
 
2012-10-31 08:19:36 AM  

Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.


yeah, that didn't exactly help either. well...ok, it helped Obama lots but Romney/Ryan...not so much.
 
2012-10-31 08:20:31 AM  

GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.


Citation Needed.

/He can't really be that stupid can he?
//We can't really be that stupid as a country to let that work can we?
//Don't answer the slashies
 
2012-10-31 08:20:35 AM  

somedude210: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

link? that sounds pretty damning


Link
 
2012-10-31 08:20:39 AM  
If the hurricane smashed into Ohio or was more Southern then it might mean something.

In lieu of that good reporting is the best they can hope for.
 
2012-10-31 08:20:39 AM  

GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.


if that's true, it would be awesome. please tell me you've got a link somewhere around that captured Ryan saying that in public near a functioning camera....
 
2012-10-31 08:20:43 AM  
What a surprise.
 
2012-10-31 08:21:41 AM  
The Romney campaign did not respond to requests from POLITICO for more details about how his response to major storms might differ from President Barack Obama's.

My shocked face, let me show you it... :>I

/I also got pokemons if anyone's interested.
 
2012-10-31 08:21:51 AM  

Weaver95: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

if that's true, it would be awesome. please tell me you've got a link somewhere around that captured Ryan saying that in public near a functioning camera....


look up two comments
 
2012-10-31 08:22:54 AM  
Poor people have the same legal right to survive disasters as rich people. What more do we need?
 
2012-10-31 08:23:00 AM  
'How dare the Republicans attempt to be political during this time of emergency and disaster. Have we mentioned that this only applies to Republicans and we're free to continue?'

I'm guessing that your predictions about the Ryan budget plan will be more accurate than Obama's predictions about what his stupid health care bill will do or his predictions about his ability to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term because... Well, Obama and every other liberal have been completely wrong about those things... But trust them, they know what that Ryan budget will do.
 
2012-10-31 08:23:11 AM  

GAT_00: somedude210: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

link? that sounds pretty damning

Link


dammit. the CNN story is pretty vague on the details.
 
2012-10-31 08:23:46 AM  

somedude210: Weaver95: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

if that's true, it would be awesome. please tell me you've got a link somewhere around that captured Ryan saying that in public near a functioning camera....

look up two comments


well yes, but I didn't refresh the thread comments fast enough.
 
2012-10-31 08:23:57 AM  

Skarekrough: If the hurricane smashed into Ohio or was more Southern then it might mean something.


Don't worry, he's holding 3 events in Florida today to show how much he cares about the worst hit.
 
2012-10-31 08:24:27 AM  

Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.


Sadly, the electorate doesn't seem to care that Romney is a two-faced liar of epic proportions. He isn't called out on it and the Liberal Media® has even gone as far as to applaud his policy reversals as a sign of his skill as a campaigner.
 
2012-10-31 08:28:06 AM  
Subby, Romney has made it very clear that his budget will not be Ryan's budget proposal. Romney's budget will be like Ryan's budget except it won't make any of the changes you personally disagree with. Simple, right?
 
2012-10-31 08:28:13 AM  

dr_blasto: Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.

Sadly, the electorate doesn't seem to care that Romney is a two-faced liar of epic proportions. He isn't called out on it and the Liberal Media® has even gone as far as to applaud his policy reversals as a sign of his skill as a campaigner.


We'll have to see about that, won't we? I suspect a good portion of the GOP will simply fail to show up to vote Tuesday.
 
2012-10-31 08:29:44 AM  

GAT_00: somedude210: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

link? that sounds pretty damning

Link


Your blog sucks. The linked CNN article doesn't say any such thing, it says:


Romney's campaign told reporters that a Red Cross warehouse in New Jersey was accepting the donation, and distributed a statement they attributed to the Red Cross.
 

Sounds to me like someone jumped the gun in a rush to bash Romney. Which is stupid considering the bajillion other obvious reasons that already exist.
 
2012-10-31 08:30:44 AM  
FTA: The Romney campaign did not respond to requests from POLITICO for more details about how his response to major storms might differ from President Barack Obama's. And Romney declined to answer at least five questions from reporters in Ohio about what he would do with FEMA.

Why is Romney ducking questions about FEMA? Now would be a great time to trumpet the merits of his small government and privatization approach to Obama's big nanny-state government approach. I bet the NY subways would be clear of water if private industry were pumping the tunnels.
 
2012-10-31 08:32:44 AM  
"The American Red Cross appreciates the support from the Romney campaign and is working with the campaign to process this donation of supplies," the statement read. "We are grateful that both the Obama and Romney campaigns have also encouraged the public to send financial donations to the Red Cross. We encourage individuals who want to help to consider making a financial donation or making an appointment to give blood."

Translation: Stop trying to do things that look good but do nothing, and instead do things that are needed, but are harder to exploit politically, okay?
 
2012-10-31 08:35:41 AM  

Muta: FTA: The Romney campaign did not respond to requests from POLITICO for more details about how his response to major storms might differ from President Barack Obama's. And Romney declined to answer at least five questions from reporters in Ohio about what he would do with FEMA.

Why is Romney ducking questions about FEMA? Now would be a great time to trumpet the merits of his small government and privatization approach to Obama's big nanny-state government approach. I bet the NY subways would be clear of water if private industry were pumping the tunnels.


What, and politicize this tragedy? When they are still busy trying to politicize the other "tragedy"? Don't you know they still have questions about Libya? This is not the time to have a substantive debate about the merits of a program they would like to eliminate, after all the cameras are looking the other way.
 
2012-10-31 08:36:11 AM  

RyogaM:
Translation: Stop trying to do things that look good but do nothing, and instead do things that are needed, but are harder to exploit politically, okay?


Trump screaming about being able to donate $5 million to the Red Cross in 3... 2...
 
2012-10-31 08:36:52 AM  
Old news, but relevant when in the midst of a major storm.
 
2012-10-31 08:41:07 AM  
incidentally, the talking heads are chattering about Romney/Ryan cutting FEMA and disaster aide to the states. I wonder if Team Romney's campaign aides started drinking already of if they've just decided to stay drunk for the next week...?
 
2012-10-31 08:42:28 AM  

PonceAlyosha: I suspect a good portion of the GOP will simply fail to show up to vote Tuesday.


Don't count on it. Their base is the most reliable group of voters around; motivated by fear and hate, the Republican Party appeals to the very basest elements. They'll show up.
 
2012-10-31 08:43:59 AM  

PonceAlyosha: We'll have to see about that, won't we? I suspect a good portion of the GOP will simply fail to show up to vote Tuesday.


They'll show up but Obama won't restore power in Republican leaning areas so they won't be able to caste thier vote.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:30 AM  

dr_blasto: Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.

Sadly, the electorate doesn't seem to care that Romney is a two-faced liar of epic proportions. He isn't called out on it and the Liberal Media® has even gone as far as to applaud his policy reversals as a sign of his skill as a campaigner.


www.marieclaire.com

/Even if half the Eastern seaboard is flooded
//The NarrativeTM must eat and it is always hungry
///Always
 
2012-10-31 08:48:16 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: GAT_00: somedude210: GAT_00: By the way, Romney's promising to send all the aid his campaign events have collected to swing states only. He's not sending aid to New York or New Jersey, which took the worst damage but won't vote for him.

link? that sounds pretty damning

Link

Your blog sucks. The linked CNN article doesn't say any such thing, it says:


Romney's campaign told reporters that a Red Cross warehouse in New Jersey was accepting the donation, and distributed a statement they attributed to the Red Cross.  

Sounds to me like someone jumped the gun in a rush to bash Romney. Which is stupid considering the bajillion other obvious reasons that already exist.


It used to say that. And Romney's RC statement is a lie. The RC doesn't specify locations of donations like that.
 
2012-10-31 08:50:41 AM  

Muta: PonceAlyosha: We'll have to see about that, won't we? I suspect a good portion of the GOP will simply fail to show up to vote Tuesday.

They'll show up but Obama won't restore power in Republican leaning areas so they won't be able to caste thier vote.


No, they'll be able to vote, on paper ballots. All they need to do is write Williard Mittens Romney, Republican candidate for President, fully and legibly on the ballot to be counted. After all, we wouldn't want to give the vote to the wrong person, so it must state the full name of the candidate, with no spelling errors. And if you aren't smart enough to be able to write the full name of your candidate for the office of the presidency, you're too stupid to vote anyway and your vote should not be counted.
 
2012-10-31 08:51:08 AM  

verbaltoxin: dr_blasto: Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.

Sadly, the electorate doesn't seem to care that Romney is a two-faced liar of epic proportions. He isn't called out on it and the Liberal Media® has even gone as far as to applaud his policy reversals as a sign of his skill as a campaigner.

[www.marieclaire.com image 300x225]

/Even if half the Eastern seaboard is flooded
//The NarrativeTM must eat and it is always hungry
///Always


Local, network and cable TV are set to bring in $3.37 billion this election, boosting television revenue by more than 23 percent compared to last year.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:44 AM  

Muta: I bet the NY subways would be clear of water if private industry were pumping the tunnels.


I'm sure it would work just as well. After all, a lot of the work will be done by private industry anyway (an inconvenient little fact automatons like Romney like to forget), they'll just be paid with public funds. And New York isn't exactly poor. They could afford it without federal aid.

Can you imagine it? A presidential candidate walking into a low-lying poor area along the Mississippi river or a flood plain in Texas stumping for privatized disaster aid because rich people in NYC high rises are taking it right now? The crowd would go wild.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:16 AM  

dr_blasto: verbaltoxin: dr_blasto: Summoner101: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

Not to mention Romney's prevalence for speaking both sides of an issue. He publicly went from wanting to cut FEMA to supporting FEMA in less than 24 hours in the middle of a natural disaster affecting millions.

Sadly, the electorate doesn't seem to care that Romney is a two-faced liar of epic proportions. He isn't called out on it and the Liberal Media® has even gone as far as to applaud his policy reversals as a sign of his skill as a campaigner.

[www.marieclaire.com image 300x225]

/Even if half the Eastern seaboard is flooded
//The NarrativeTM must eat and it is always hungry
///Always

Local, network and cable TV are set to bring in $3.37 billion this election, boosting television revenue by more than 23 percent compared to last year.


filmfanatic.org

IT IS ALWAYS HUNGRY.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:38 AM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-31 08:55:33 AM  

GAT_00: It used to say that


Yes, the blog says so at the top. That's why it sounds to me like someone jumped the gun on Romney-bashing and didn't bother to wait for all the details before publishing the article.

Sorry, I'm just going to need something more concrete than a blog post and a murky CNN article. You understand, I'm sure. When it comes to Mitt Romney, there are an awful lot of horrible things he's done and said competing for attention.
 
2012-10-31 09:00:42 AM  

GAT_00: Don't worry, he's holding 3 events in Florida today to show how much he cares about the worst hit.


Romney's pretty much damned either way however. If he showed up to the disaster areas he's just going to be a security nightmare that gets in the way of relief. 

All I know is hurricanes do not like Republicans this year
 
2012-10-31 09:01:54 AM  

Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.


I have a feeling that when it was first clear the Sandy was going to be a cluster f---, Romney probably put on his smugface thinking it would take Obama off the campaign trail. Romney could campaign while Obama was dealt with clean up and if Obama did make a campaign speech, Romney could hit him for leaving his position during a time of crisis for political purposes. What he didn't realize it Obama is a better leader in time of crisis than campaigner. The crisis gives Obama the opportunity to look presidential on a national stage. Anything criticism Romney directs toward Obama now looks like he is throwing tomatoes at a guy giving mouth to mouth to a child just saved from drowning.

I wonder how being a competent emergency manager in the aftermath of a hurricane plays in a state like Florida which regularly is hit by hurricanes.
 
2012-10-31 09:05:03 AM  

Muta: Weaver95: this storm was the LAST thing Romney/Ryan needed. it's focused people's attention on the real life consequences of voting for their budget plans.

I have a feeling that when it was first clear the Sandy was going to be a cluster f---, Romney probably put on his smugface thinking it would take Obama off the campaign trail. Romney could campaign while Obama was dealt with clean up and if Obama did make a campaign speech, Romney could hit him for leaving his position during a time of crisis for political purposes. What he didn't realize it Obama is a better leader in time of crisis than campaigner. The crisis gives Obama the opportunity to look presidential on a national stage. Anything criticism Romney directs toward Obama now looks like he is throwing tomatoes at a guy giving mouth to mouth to a child just saved from drowning.

I wonder how being a competent emergency manager in the aftermath of a hurricane plays in a state like Florida which regularly is hit by hurricanes.


i'll hit up the first hour of the limbaugh show to confirm, but yesterday Rush was trying to laugh at Obama for doing his job and putting disaster prep and recovery ahead of his campaign. essentially, the GOP fell flat on their faces yesterday...I was surprised Limbaugh f*cked that one up. he's usually better than that.
 
2012-10-31 09:06:24 AM  
Yeah, cost shifting. That is the ticket.
 
2012-10-31 09:12:23 AM  

Hobodeluxe: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x426]


You've posted that in a number of threads and all I have to say is bravo. Thank you. That one picture says a lot about both campaigns.
 
2012-10-31 09:13:18 AM  

Muta: Anything criticism Romney directs toward Obama now looks like he is throwing tomatoes at a guy giving mouth to mouth to a child just saved from drowning.


Woman: "OH MY GOD YOU SAVED MY BABY"
Obama: "Just doing my job, Ma'am."
Romney: "Yeah, but kissing a kid is so gay. Ugh."
 
2012-10-31 09:13:56 AM  
This is probably the most cynical article from a credible source regarding Obama.

FTA: With his adroit actions and reassuring words over the past twenty-four hours, Obama has done exactly what you might have expected a responsible President, and a smart politician, to have done. He's looked engaged and concerned, but not panicked. He's marshalled the resources of the federal government as best he can. And he's kept a straight face while insisting that none of this has anything to do with November 6th.

Basically is saying Obama is doing a great job with Sandy crisis and being competent is the best for the people struggling in the aftermath of Sandy as well as his campaign.
 
2012-10-31 09:15:19 AM  
I'm just honestly surprised that anyone in the media bothered to read Ryan's budget.
 
2012-10-31 09:21:55 AM  

sprawl15: Muta: Anything criticism Romney directs toward Obama now looks like he is throwing tomatoes at a guy giving mouth to mouth to a child just saved from drowning.

Woman: "OH MY GOD YOU SAVED MY BABY"
Obama: "Just doing my job, Ma'am."
Romney: "Yeah, but kissing a kid is so gay. Ugh."


I would have gone with this:

woman: "OH MY GOD YOU SAVED MY BABY"
Obama: "Just doing my job, Ma'am."
Romney: "I invented CPR."
Ryan: "yeah, but Obama wants to outlaw CPR and institute death panels!"
Romney: "I invented death panels"
Ryan: "DUDE! WTF man!?"
Romney: "don't worry about it. I'll fire anyone who doesn't vote for me. its all good."
Obama: 'you need anything else ma'am?'
woman: 'yeah, a gun. imma shoot those idiot Republicans.'
 
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