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(NewsBusters)   An MSNBC anchor is disgusted that a presidential candidate who gives millions of dollars a year to charity does a storm relief event in Ohio   (newsbusters.org) divider line 290
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2012-10-31 08:41:46 AM
Yes, it's a "storm relief event". Just like the ones he did for Katrina, remember?
 
2012-10-31 08:42:36 AM
I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?
 
2012-10-31 08:42:50 AM
Citation Needed on the charity. More tax returns, now.
 
2012-10-31 08:44:05 AM
Canned goods are not going to help rebuild the homes lost during the hurricane.
 
2012-10-31 08:44:18 AM
So someone for Brent Bozo's Newsbusters is butthurt someone called out Romney's Dog and Pony show for what it really was?
 
2012-10-31 08:45:52 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Basically, everyone is acting like adults when it comes to Hurricane Sandy except for MSNBC.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:12 AM
News Busters, where the butt-hurt never ends.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:13 AM
What Romney's "storm relief" looks like:
mittromneycentral.com
 
2012-10-31 08:46:20 AM

markfara: Yes, it's a "storm relief event". Just like the ones he did for Katrina, remember?


The event was here in Dayton.

It was definitely talked about since the weekend as a Campaign Event. They canceled it, then re-started it something like Tuesday morning on the news. Very spur of the moment un-cancelation.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:22 AM
It wasn't a storm relief event. It was a rebranded campaign stop. I don't really care either way, but lets not pretend.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:31 AM
Yeah, he's been great about giving to charity, ever since he decided to run for president.
 
2012-10-31 08:46:45 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Derp. Pretty much just Derp. Long version, though, is Martin Bashir is wondering if the President was taking a slight dig at Romney when he said "The Red Cross knows what it's doing, and will get the relief to those families who need it" because Romney has spent the last couple days going against Red Cross guidelines to very publicly show off his charity efforts. Newsbusters, seeing this as another example that the world is against them, is railing on it like a hobo on a box car.
 
2012-10-31 08:47:12 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Having skimmed both the article and several comments: apparently, we're taking our stand on November 6 against the greatest redistributing threat America has ever faced.
 
2012-10-31 08:47:18 AM
Nutclusters is still trying to polish the turd that is the Romney campaign?

By touting his charitable donations?

[ohwaityoureserious]

Like the money he gave to the Mormon Church that was spent propagandizing against gay marriage in California?

Yeah, that's not quite the same thing as an actual charity.

Pathetic attempt to deflect away from Mitt's real record (ie Privatize FEMA et al) is pathetic.
 
2012-10-31 08:47:49 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Romney decided that his campaign stops were now disaster relief rallies (because he asked people to donate canned goods and other shiat the Red Cross has repeatedly said they do not need) and some news outlets actually called him on it. So the Conservatives went into outraged mode like they do at any sign of weakness / reality.
 
2012-10-31 08:47:54 AM
I'm amazed there aren't more people calling Romney out on this. It's the most cynical political move I've ever seen. Him giving money to charity does nothing to change that.
 
2012-10-31 08:48:06 AM

Dynascape: markfara: Yes, it's a "storm relief event". Just like the ones he did for Katrina, remember?

The event was here in Dayton.

It was definitely talked about since the weekend as a Campaign Event. They canceled it, then re-started it something like Tuesday morning on the news. Very spur of the moment un-cancelation.


Dayton Ohio, the epicenter of the destruction wrought by Sandy.
 
2012-10-31 08:50:11 AM
In fairness to Romney, he's in a bit of a bind here. Doing nothing looks bad, just campaigning looks really bad (even with calls to people to donate to the Red Cross, say, as part of the speech), and having events that are supposedly all about donating (even if they have no electioneering other than some posters and pamphlets) will also be seen as self-serving. Not sure what he could do that would be seen by non hyper partisans as okay. But it's early here yet and I'm not really awake.
 
2012-10-31 08:50:29 AM

ManateeGag: Canned goods are not going to help rebuild the homes lost during the hurricane.


He's going to use the canned goods to rebuild the Brooklyn Bridge.

assets.inhabitat.com
 
2012-10-31 08:50:51 AM
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2012-10-31 08:51:33 AM

LazarusLong42: Dynascape: markfara: Yes, it's a "storm relief event". Just like the ones he did for Katrina, remember?

The event was here in Dayton.

It was definitely talked about since the weekend as a Campaign Event. They canceled it, then re-started it something like Tuesday morning on the news. Very spur of the moment un-cancelation.

Dayton Ohio, the epicenter of the destruction wrought by Sandy.


The President came here last week... literally across the street from where I work, so Romney HAD to come.

The President is coming back Friday, after rescheduling, so who the fark knows?

Ohio is the epicenter of everything right now. Political commercials run back-to-back now without any actual real advertising on TV.

/been playing a lot more World of Warcraft
 
2012-10-31 08:51:41 AM

Johnny Savage: Basically, everyone is acting like adults when it comes to Hurricane Sandy except for MSNBC.


Disaster relief agencies don't want and can't use canned goods and similar donations. Romney holds a campaign stop relief rally gathering canned goods. MSNBC's pointing that out. Who's the adult in the room?
 
2012-10-31 08:51:49 AM
Maybe Joe Biden can drive over in his Tran -Am and squeeze out a little more cash out of his annual charitable donation of 1.46% .
 
2012-10-31 08:51:55 AM

Slaxl: I'm amazed there aren't more people calling Romney out on this. It's the most cynical political move I've ever seen. Him giving money to charity does nothing to change that.


Second-most cynical I would say. The death cult surrounding the Benghazi attack takes the prize as the most disgusting political opportunism I have ever seen.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:29 AM
Tithing is a sort of charity.

/millions
//prove it
 
2012-10-31 08:52:34 AM

ManateeGag: Canned goods are not going to help rebuild the homes lost during the hurricane.


How about this? Romney shouldn't do this.

Two large TV screens at the front of the venue bore the logo of the American Red Cross and the message: "Sandy: Support the Relief Effort. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to make a $10 donation."

And if Romney does nothing, I'm sure there will be no outrage from the Left then either?

Romney has backed them into a corner. Either then don't criticize him at all, or they criticize him for asking people to donate to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims. Well played, sir. Well played.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:52 AM

JammerJim: In fairness to Romney, he's in a bit of a bind here. Doing nothing looks bad, just campaigning looks really bad (even with calls to people to donate to the Red Cross, say, as part of the speech), and having events that are supposedly all about donating (even if they have no electioneering other than some posters and pamphlets) will also be seen as self-serving. Not sure what he could do that would be seen by non hyper partisans as okay. But it's early here yet and I'm not really awake.


He could just take a moment in one of his speeches to say "Hey, I know we are in a middle of a campaign here, and we all have things we have to do, but take a moment and donate to the Red Cross. People need help..."

But of course, that would piss off his base who doesn't want to help anyone at any time, especially if the agency doing the helping is at all, in any way, government related.
 
2012-10-31 08:53:06 AM
faux outrage is faux.
 
2012-10-31 08:53:19 AM
When the Red Cross and Salvation Army both say "The last thing we need is canned goods", Mitt Romney is all over that!
 
2012-10-31 08:53:49 AM
There was actually a time when news organizations reported news and kept opinion to a brief segment right before the last commercial.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:09 AM
When did moving some of your millions over to your pyramid scheme/cult right around audit time become looked upon so cynically?
 
2012-10-31 08:54:14 AM
A storm relief event featuring an unwanted canned food drive, Romney's campaign video and a John McCain tirade about Benghazi. Okay then.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:42 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Romney 'works', though not enough to perspire, a can drive for Sandy victims against the express wishes of the Red Cross BUT, because on 'two large TV screens at the front of the venue' were instructions on how to donate to the Red Cross directly, Romney gave millions to Church of Latter Day Saints to erect buildings or some other drooling irrelevant propaganda. 

CBS This Morning, my favorite source for spin techniques, covered the candidate's response to Sandy this morning in four pictures: three of Romney at the can drive (didn't mention it wasn't even in in-state of course), smiling and among the public, all crisp and shot at a slight upward angle from below, and the last picture a grainy and washed shot of a haggard-looking Obama as seen from above. Leni Riefenstahl would be proud of these pr1cks.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:50 AM
A "storm relief" event at a campaign stop in a state not really badly effected by the storm, with Walnuts screaming about Libya the whole damn time.

If you can't see through that, then God help you.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:53 AM

Lunaville: undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?

Having skimmed both the article and several comments: apparently, we're taking our stand on November 6 against the greatest redistributing threat America has ever faced.


Whoa. I better vote Republican. That'll fix that.
 
2012-10-31 08:55:14 AM

Slaxl: I'm amazed there aren't more people calling Romney out on this. It's the most cynical political move I've ever seen. Him giving money to charity does nothing to change that.


A few million to charity, and a few million to the church:

Ann Romney told Parade magazine recently that she loves tithing and that when they write the check to the LDS Church, she actually cries.

"So do I, but for a different reason," Mitt Romney interjected.
 
2012-10-31 08:55:17 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: He's going to use the canned goods to rebuild the Brooklyn Bridge.


How many times will I need to repeat this?

Two large TV screens at the front of the venue bore the logo of the American Red Cross and the message: "Sandy: Support the Relief Effort. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to make a $10 donation."

Zagloba:
Johnny Savage: Basically, everyone is acting like adults when it comes to Hurricane Sandy except for MSNBC.

Disaster relief agencies don't want and can't use canned goods and similar donations. Romney holds a campaign stop relief rally gathering canned goods. MSNBC's pointing that out. Who's the adult in the room?


How many times will I need to repeat this?

Two large TV screens at the front of the venue bore the logo of the American Red Cross and the message: "Sandy: Support the Relief Effort. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to make a $10 donation."

not canned goods. direct donations to the red cross.
 
2012-10-31 08:56:26 AM

Wyalt Derp: Tithing is a sort of charity.

/millions
//prove it


And that tithing is basically mandatory according to Mormon Church rules (unless you lie to the bishop).
 
2012-10-31 08:56:38 AM

indylaw: A "storm relief" event at a campaign stop in a state not really badly effected by the storm, with Walnuts screaming about Libya the whole damn time.

If you can't see through that, then God help you.


We had downed trees and power lines and shiat. 60 MPH winds. Kind of blows your mind that the storm went West as far as Southwest Ohio.

It wasnt bad, but I guarantee shutting down the highways and roads around here to let him speak for an hour pissed people off.
 
2012-10-31 08:56:47 AM

JammerJim: In fairness to Romney, he's in a bit of a bind here. Doing nothing looks bad, just campaigning looks really bad (even with calls to people to donate to the Red Cross, say, as part of the speech), and having events that are supposedly all about donating (even if they have no electioneering other than some posters and pamphlets) will also be seen as self-serving. Not sure what he could do that would be seen by non hyper partisans as okay. But it's early here yet and I'm not really awake.



A good start out of that bind would have been to call the governors of ALL the affected states to offer any kind of assistance, not just the ones with Republican governors.

But one only does that when one cares about people more than a life-long obsession to adjust the legacy of your father's failure to be president.....or even be nominated for that matter.
 
2012-10-31 08:57:32 AM

Johnny Savage: undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?

Basically, everyone is acting like adults when it comes to Hurricane Sandy except for MSNBC.


Yeah, that's it.
 
2012-10-31 08:58:07 AM
Storm relief event in the epicenter of Sandy's destruction, west Ohio.
 
2012-10-31 08:58:20 AM
They don't want your canned goods.
 
2012-10-31 08:58:34 AM
If MSNBC is that upset now over this - wait until next Wednesday when their All Mighty is replaced
 
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2012-10-31 08:59:04 AM
millions to charity? or millions in functionally-required tithing to the Mormon church?

pretty big difference.

personally i don't think building shopping malls or making sure gays can't get married in California really count as particularly charitable acts.
 
2012-10-31 08:59:06 AM
Please stop complaining about Romney actually doing something. I'm ok with it. What else is he supposed to do?
 
2012-10-31 08:59:16 AM
Mitt gives to the Mormon church...that's club dues, not charity.

this was not a storm relief event, it was a campaign stop that they put a storm relief label on in a cynical half-assed attempt to appear concerned.

it's the home stretch of the campaign. this is not surprising.
 
2012-10-31 08:59:35 AM

undernova: I won't click NewsBusters. What's this about?


Apparently, our president is black.
 
2012-10-31 08:59:35 AM

karnal: If MSNBC is that upset now over this - wait until next Wednesday when their All Mighty is replaced


You've been around for a while now, and THIS is the best troll you got?
 
2012-10-31 08:59:49 AM

JusticeandIndependence: Please stop complaining about Romney actually doing something. I'm ok with it. What else is he supposed to do?


He's supposed to shut the fark up while adults handle the situation.
 
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