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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   Red Cross to Mitt Romney campaign: "Uh, thanks, but we don't actually need all of this stuff you just dumped at our doorstep"   (cincinnati.com) divider line 207
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2012-11-04 02:01:18 PM
We want your money and you blood
 
2012-11-04 02:13:34 PM
 
2012-11-04 02:31:24 PM
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2012-11-04 02:37:47 PM
www.washingtonpost.com

Romney: No, it's cool. You can just buy like a can opener, a microwave (I heard everyone has one of these), and then . . . BAM.
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You're fed. YOU'RE WELCOME.
 
2012-11-04 02:38:53 PM
Mitt Romney is not a smart or considerate man.
 
2012-11-04 02:53:53 PM

Vodka Zombie: Mitt Romney is not a smart or considerate man.


I'm not even sure about that. He's lived in the equivalent of a Fairy Castle all his life, he has no way of knowing how most people live.
 
2012-11-04 02:56:48 PM
One of the better jokes on the SNL WU last night was Mitt Romney giving Seth Meyers a "canned good," waiting for the photo flash, then taking it back.
 
2012-11-04 03:11:46 PM
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2012-11-04 03:18:16 PM
this is why professional emergency management is important, people... knowing how to actually help, how to manage volunteers, donations and entire programs is a small branch of a complicated *system*, one that a person who has stated that he wants to drastically reduce the role of FEMA has no idea of. Craig Fugate has done an amazing job of structuring FEMA post-Katrina/post-Brownie, and has dramatically raised the standards and practices of E.M. Unfortunately, a Romney presidency would probably replace him with a clown loke brown...
 
2012-11-04 03:29:07 PM
"like" even... stupid fingers...
 
2012-11-04 03:44:36 PM
But as showboating goes, it's very effective for Romney.
 
2012-11-04 03:56:19 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: But as showboating goes, it's very effective for Romney.


It blew up in his face from the perspective. Any idiot was that was impressed by this was voting for him anyways.
 
2012-11-04 04:02:57 PM

mrshowrules: Because People in power are Stupid: But as showboating goes, it's very effective for Romney.

It blew up in his face from the perspective. Any idiot was that was impressed by this was voting for him anyways.


I don't think it blew up in his face. Nobody who donated like that really paid attention after they cleaned out the old food cans from their cabinet.

Anyone who was there that found this out is blaming the "Liberul Media" as obviously one can merely shoot the messenger if you don't like the message.
 
2012-11-04 04:10:12 PM
Much like She Who Shall Remain Nameless, I really can't wait for the election to be over so he can fark off back to wherever the hell he comes from and never darken our lives again.

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [asianconservatives.com image 620x460]
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He's had so many "Dukakis in the tank" moments, they've had to retire the phrase. In fact, to raise money for storm relief, we should tie Mitt Romney to a post and let Michael Dukakis cockpunch him for an hour. $10 a punch for 60 minutes.
 
2012-11-04 04:10:19 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: But as showboating goes, it's very effective for Romney.


Be kind. He has no clue how one is supposed to show compassion or help.
He should have taken all that crap to the foodbank.
 
2012-11-04 04:31:28 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: mrshowrules: Because People in power are Stupid: But as showboating goes, it's very effective for Romney.

It blew up in his face from the perspective. Any idiot was that was impressed by this was voting for him anyways.

I don't think it blew up in his face. Nobody who donated like that really paid attention after they cleaned out the old food cans from their cabinet.

Anyone who was there that found this out is blaming the "Liberul Media" as obviously one can merely shoot the messenger if you don't like the message.


He purchased $5,000 worth of stuff that Red Cross specifically said they didn't want the day before and had had people pretending to donate the goods load it in the back of the truck. This is just as pathetic as Ryan cleaning the clean pots and pans at the soup kitchen.
 
2012-11-04 04:40:32 PM
How about giving some of that stuff to the 170 Sensata Technologies employees who will be laid off next month because Bain Capital is sending their jobs to China??
 
2012-11-04 04:40:53 PM
The guy who thinks it's a pretty good idea to try to privatize emergency management totally doesn't get what the RC is, does or needs?

My surprised face...
 
2012-11-04 04:51:04 PM
Huh.... Kettering.
 
2012-11-04 05:00:51 PM
The Kettering event created a political firestorm when it became public that the Romney campaign spent $5,000 in a local Wal-Mart store Monday night because it feared people wouldn't bring enough to fill the truck being sent to New Jersey, where Republican Gov. Chris Christie is a strong Romney backer. A half-empty truck might not have looked so good in the next day's papers. And Romney needed to be seen not only accepting supplies from individual donors but also loading the truck destined for New Jersey. Ohio's newspapers, including The Enquirer, showed Romney accepting and loading the supplies.

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2012-11-04 05:14:09 PM

m3000: Why food drives and things like what Romney did aren't actually that helpful


great article! thanks !!
 
2012-11-04 05:31:56 PM
For Romney/Ryan it's all about what things appear to be, rather than what they actually are.

Ryan appears to be doing the dishes in a soup kitchen.
Romney appears to be encouraging people to donate generously to the Red Cross.
Obama appears to be Muslin anti-Christ book-readin' black-bein' yeller-bellied varmint.

So vote Republican.
 
2012-11-04 05:33:48 PM
But I was told Mitt Romney cared so much about helping people.
 
2012-11-04 05:47:53 PM
Y'know, it would have been extraordinarily easy for the Romney campaign to have turned this into a huge gain. They could've said: 'In the spirit of bipartisan cooperation in this time of national tragedy, we must all come together and set aside politics for the good of all. Therefore, we are suspending our ad buys for this week and donating that money instead to the Red Cross.'
With as much money as Romney has been raking in, it would've been a blip in their ad budget. Hell, they could've quickly cut a new ad saying that, placed it instead of their usual ads, still kept the ad buys in place, they'd barely feel a pinch in their ad budget and it would've put them ahead of the game.

But, try getting Romney to let go of a dollar to benefit someone else.
 
2012-11-04 05:52:58 PM
And what they don't tell you is that the reason is they want MONEY is they can skim that. Only a tiny fraction goes to the victims of disasters.
 
2012-11-04 05:54:17 PM
The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.
 
2012-11-04 05:56:28 PM
What really grinds their gears is when I leave a dead hooker in their air ducts.

Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, that guy again. Prometheus is in Redbox on Tuesday, so I know what I'm doing until he becomes irrelevant.

Oh, and a quick cockpunch for someone I hate: Flex Seal is $6 a can rubberized undercoating from the auto parts store.
 
2012-11-04 05:56:42 PM
What Romney did was a photo-op. This is pretty obvious. They can't have him standing in front of a check or a pile of money, despite the fact that both would be much easier to source.
 
2012-11-04 05:57:25 PM
Our Occupy comrades are doing tons of work on the ground and even have FEMA consulting with them and are doing as much and as good work as the professional relief groups, and are getting things and help to people in hours while the NGOs are taking days.

Whereas the highly-structured and highly-organized Romney campaign can't manage a photo op without it turning into a farkup.
 
2012-11-04 05:59:05 PM
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2012-11-04 05:59:15 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.


I'm partially in agreement with this. If the Red Cross suddenly finds itself with a rented U haul full of basics....stop whining about it. At the very least, they could decline, give the driver a map of some heavily effected hamlet, and say go give it to these people.

The Red Cross is a valuable organization, but it's elevation to cult-like status is undeserved.
 
2012-11-04 05:59:18 PM

SoldierBlue: We want your money and you blood


So the red cross is run by Jewish vampires?


/I kid I kid
 
2012-11-04 06:00:56 PM

Coco LaFemme: Much like She Who Shall Remain Nameless, I really can't wait for the election to be over so he can fark off back to wherever the hell he comes from and never darken our lives again.


Good luck with that, biatch was famous for a solid 3 years
 
2012-11-04 06:01:06 PM

Coco LaFemme: Much like She Who Shall Remain Nameless, I really can't wait for the election to be over so he can fark off back to wherever the hell he comes from and never darken our lives again.


Look at the neocon track record. They blame every loss on having not been conservative enough. When they lose in two days, they'll likely double-down again and She Who Must Not Be Named will have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose. I plan on visiting daily for the lulz.
 
2012-11-04 06:01:29 PM

dahmers love zombie: The Kettering event created a political firestorm when it became public that the Romney campaign spent $5,000 in a local Wal-Mart store Monday night because it feared people wouldn't bring enough to fill the truck being sent to New Jersey, where Republican Gov. Chris Christie is a strong Romney backer. A half-empty truck might not have looked so good in the next day's papers. And Romney needed to be seen not only accepting supplies from individual donors but also loading the truck destined for New Jersey. Ohio's newspapers, including The Enquirer, showed Romney accepting and loading the supplies.

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I think McCain's assessment of Romney as found in the pages of "Game Change" remains pretty darn accurate.

"McCain routinely called Romney an 'a$$hole' and a 'f!@#%ng phony'" in private."

He an obvious phony who's also more than a bit of an asshole.

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2012-11-04 06:01:42 PM
They would rather have donations of money and blood

How about blood money, do they accept that?
 
2012-11-04 06:02:01 PM

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The difference is that one is pretending to give a shait, while the other was actually a tank commander at one point.
 
2012-11-04 06:03:19 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.


Someone already posted a link above explaining why you're a dumbass.
 
2012-11-04 06:03:29 PM
A large number of people didn't get dick to eat, so Romney stepped it up one notch and gave them...

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2012-11-04 06:03:45 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [asianconservatives.com image 620x460]
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of course Mr. Dukakis was actually an army officer at one time in his life...
 
2012-11-04 06:04:13 PM
If only 1 or 2 families benefited from anything dropped off, it is worth it.
 
2012-11-04 06:04:14 PM

deadcrickets: And what they don't tell you is that the reason is they want MONEY is they can skim that. Only a tiny fraction goes to the victims of disasters.


Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.


92.2% of their income goes to program expenses. That's not fantastic, but it's not shabby either. The problem is exactly what they stated: If they accept donations of physical goods, everyone and their brother will be sending random stuff their way. If you have *extra* stuff, donate it to a food bank, shelter or Goodwill/St. Vinnie's type of place. If you want to provide more general disaster aid, give money to the Red Cross (or send it to someone you know in the area).
 
2012-11-04 06:04:15 PM
This is the first time I have EVER seen people actually whining and complaining about relief supplies being sent to a disaster area.

Once again, F the Red Cross, they are not the "authority" on disaster relief and there's a reason they want money and blood (which they sell)... Because as with so many disasters they will hold out their collection plate for "X Disaster" and then spend that money however they damn well please, including paying their execs six figure salaries.

Seriously, F the Red Cross.

And after that, F all the hate mongering idiots who are so hung up on their political BS that they're actually sneering at food and water and other essentials being donated to help a disaster. You should be praising anyone who donates anything period. It will get to somebody who needs it and if the Red Cross doesn't want it then I assure there are plenty of other people out there that would be glad to have it.

And oh by the way weren't you the same lot going on about how the relief supplies were only going to battleground states? Line up over there and take it back because this showed up in New Jersey.
 
2012-11-04 06:05:12 PM

keytronic: Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.

I'm partially in agreement with this. If the Red Cross suddenly finds itself with a rented U haul full of basics....stop whining about it. At the very least, they could decline, give the driver a map of some heavily effected hamlet, and say go give it to these people.

The Red Cross is a valuable organization, but it's elevation to cult-like status is undeserved.


But you also have to admit it's a lot more efficient and cheaper to buy the food and supplies straight from the manufacturer rather than have it go through all the middlemen including the customers who will do shiat like mix up damaged and long expired stuff in their donations.
 
2012-11-04 06:05:37 PM

deadcrickets: And what they don't tell you is that the reason is they want MONEY is they can skim that. Only a tiny fraction goes to the victims of disasters.


This

Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.


And that
 
2012-11-04 06:05:54 PM

Waldo Pepper: If only 1 or 2 families benefited from anything dropped off, it is worth it.


What if people suffered due to the distractions from providing actual relief?
 
2012-11-04 06:06:09 PM

Rabbitgod: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [asianconservatives.com image 620x460]
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The difference is that one is pretending to give a shait, while the other was actually a tank commander at one point.


one of Ripley's Bad Guys: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [asianconservatives.com image 620x460]
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of course Mr. Dukakis was actually an army officer at one time in his life...


Yes, but sadly the Narrative of Dems=chickenshiat little girls made this photo op a bad thing.
 
2012-11-04 06:06:23 PM

randomjsa: This is the first time I have EVER seen people actually whining and complaining about relief supplies being sent to a disaster area.

Once again, F the Red Cross, they are not the "authority" on disaster relief and there's a reason they want money and blood (which they sell)... Because as with so many disasters they will hold out their collection plate for "X Disaster" and then spend that money however they damn well please, including paying their execs six figure salaries.

Seriously, F the Red Cross.

And after that, F all the hate mongering idiots who are so hung up on their political BS that they're actually sneering at food and water and other essentials being donated to help a disaster. You should be praising anyone who donates anything period. It will get to somebody who needs it and if the Red Cross doesn't want it then I assure there are plenty of other people out there that would be glad to have it.

And oh by the way weren't you the same lot going on about how the relief supplies were only going to battleground states? Line up over there and take it back because this showed up in New Jersey.



I agree. But Mitt Romney is still a pandering fool. $5000. He effectively gave about 5 seconds worth of what he spends on ad-time nationally.
 
2012-11-04 06:08:36 PM

12349876: keytronic: Smeggy Smurf: The Red Cross can't steal material goods and enrich the head pukes. That's why they want money instead of consumables and blankets.

Fark the Red Cross.

I'm partially in agreement with this. If the Red Cross suddenly finds itself with a rented U haul full of basics....stop whining about it. At the very least, they could decline, give the driver a map of some heavily effected hamlet, and say go give it to these people.

The Red Cross is a valuable organization, but it's elevation to cult-like status is undeserved.

But you also have to admit it's a lot more efficient and cheaper to buy the food and supplies straight from the manufacturer rather than have it go through all the middlemen including the customers who will do shiat like mix up damaged and long expired stuff in their donations.


Over the long term, absolutely. But, as I said. If this is such an inconvenience for the Red Cross, they should have sent the truck to some location they knew was underserved and said, go give it to them. Instead they accept the goods) which were brand new and biatch about them.
 
2012-11-04 06:09:09 PM

Waldo Pepper: If only 1 or 2 families benefited from anything dropped off, it is worth it.


I always wondered if you were troll or real. Thanks for clearing that up in one sentence.
 
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