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Mitt delivers supplies to Hurricane Sandy areas on campaign bus.

  1. Chams1956 profile image60
    Chams1956posted 4 years ago
    1. Quilligrapher profile image90
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Howdy JSC.  You are kidding when you say, "Mitt delivers supplies,” right? According to CBS News, “Over the weekend, the Romney campaign cancelled campaign events in Virginia and instead moved their candidate to events in Ohio.” {1}

      So, as Romney heads inland to Ohio to avoid the weather, the President is doing his job:
      CBS News, Oct. 28, 2012 -
      Obama visits FEMA, says Hurricane Sandy resources "are in place" {2}

      Nice try, JSC. Nice but feeble when you look at the real facts.
      Q.
      {1} http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-5 … ane-sandy/
      {2} http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-575 … lyoutlead2

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, Quill, but The Hill and local stations are also saying Romney is delivering supplies.

    2. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Breitbart LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. nightwork4 profile image59
      nightwork4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      mitt is just using this storm to get votes, no other reason. I saw Mr. Obama on tv last night talking to the people in the area. he was warning them to be careful and promised that the federal government would by-pass the red tape to make sure everyone got help if they needed it.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Last I read, the POTUS was busy declaring several states disaster areas.

    Meanwhile, let's not lose sight of Willard Romney's stance on federal disaster relief aid.
    What was the word he used?
    IMMORAL.
    Yes. He said it is IMMORAL for the government to provide disaster funding to devastated states.

    I'm sure that will end up winning him a whole lot of votes in states with coastlines once the damage from this Frankenstorm gets tallied up.

    Which swing states might be needing some IMMORAL aid?
    Virginia and New Hampshire, North Carolina all have coastlines.
    Pennsylvania is in the path for snowstorms, too, I believe.

    Here's Mitt in the primaries:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXyJeKaj8E

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      JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's not what he said MM.

      He said that our deficit spending is immoral.

      "It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all."

      He said that disaster relief programs should be run at the state level.

      And yes, I agree with him, as should everybody, that continually increasing the size of our debt is immoral. Deficit spending is stealing money from future taxpayers.

      1. Josak profile image60
        Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Spending money to help people and areas devastated by natural disaster is the precise opposite of immoral in any sane definition of the term.

        Furthermore there are two more factors to consider, the first is that states don't have much money either almost universally and thus will have to incur debt too to pay for recovery so the same problem occurs also it places the burden of fixing the issue on the place that is already devastated thus making it difficult for them to do anything.

        Secondly the cost of not spending money on recovery is very high an area that is not immediately aided will incur longer periods of economic downturn due to the disaster, including less tourism etc. and that harms the whole nation, we incur debt to invest in future improvement.

        Basically being able to aid other parts of a nation if they are devastated is one of the prime advantages of and reasons for the formation of nations to waste that opportunity is beyond counterproductive, is there wasteful and unnecessary spending? Of course, but helping Americans recover from a hurricane will never be in that category for anyone with a working moral compass.

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well as long as Texas is not a state looking for those disaster claims, Obama will approve it.

      1. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Romney is campaigning in Ohio today he only cancelled his appearances on the East coast. Obama headed back to Washington to handle the emergency.

    I see your new account is still addicted to that site for "news"

    1. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, Romney has cancelled an appearance that he was scheduled for in Kettering, Ohio tomorrow.  Obama is scheduled to be in two different Ohio cities on Wednesday and Thursday--no news yet whether he'll cancel...

  4. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    I'm sure Mitt would be busy delivering supplies to hurricane areas even if he were NOT campaigning.. wink
    (sarcasm)

  5. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 4 years ago

    Wow, the President is actually going to do his job? Really now, this storm has been predicted for more than a week now, and he still flew Air Force One to Orlando after a political stunt at FEMA yesterday for a Campaign event. Only this morning did they change their minds and decide to return to Washington.
    Smacks of staging, “Look here is The President being Presidential,” We need to do something to make people forget the Benghazi debacle.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And, if he had not rushed back you would have criticized him too. Admit it, you will never give him credit for doing anything... I feel sorry for people who have to twist everything to make it appear negative.

      1. Xenonlit profile image58
        Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        President Obama is the President. He is doing a job that Romney will hopefully never have.  And Obama never told a newly homeless woman to "Go home and call..."

      2. American View profile image60
        American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He did not have to fuel up Air Force One, go to Florida to activate or check on Fema. It's called a telephone, they have been around a while, or he could have video conference , I am sure that technology has caught up to the Whitehouse by now. ( OK I may have been a little too sarcastic on this one)

        1. Chams1956 profile image60
          Chams1956posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Now,now AV we mustn't shatter the illusion.........

  6. ftclick profile image59
    ftclickposted 4 years ago

    The winds will be strong several states over (reported by weather channel) if he is in Ohio.

  7. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 4 years ago

    What has he done? If it was so important to him steer FEMA and captain a ship on stormy seas why did he make the decision to leave Washington and Fly to Orlando? I guess he just couldn’t pass up staying at an Orlando Hotel.

  8. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    The President is at home base in Washington, in harms way, running the Federal oversight systems having suspended campaigning.

    Where else should he be?

    1. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Kenya?

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Don't have a serious answer?  I'll take that as conceding the point.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You think this is a serious thread? How sad for you.

          1. psycheskinner profile image80
            psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I like to assume that most people take part in discussions sincerely rather than just looking for chances to be a troll.

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Like I said, how sad for you.

              1. psycheskinner profile image80
                psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                The other way around, I think.

                1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                  Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  You probably do.

  9. Chams1956 profile image60
    Chams1956posted 4 years ago

    I notice with great interest that no good deed goes unpunished.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Well, I would hope anyone who could would help. I'm sure most of us agree we should help those who are disadvantaged in some way or in the path of natural disasters.

    1. Chams1956 profile image60
      Chams1956posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well it doesn't seem to cut any mustard if your name is Romney.

  11. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    And surely most would agree that in the middle of a crisis the pres should be in Washington keeping an eye on things.  Which he is.

    1. Chams1956 profile image60
      Chams1956posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Washington ain't where it's happening.....but as long as your name ain't Bush or Romney that works.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image89
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Where exactly would you have the president be right now, if not in Washington?

  12. Cody Hodge5 profile image59
    Cody Hodge5posted 4 years ago

    lol

  13. movingout profile image61
    movingoutposted 4 years ago

    So during a campaign for POTUS, Romney sends aid? Did he send aid in "all the past disasters?" Or just this one? Just curious. Seems political to me!

    1. Mighty Mom profile image89
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Somehow, in the midst of all this, he did manage to put out an ad so false and misleading that Chrysler itself had to issue a press release to refute his claims that they're sending Jeep manufacturing jobs to China.

      Once and for all, Chrysler is adding Jeep jobs in Ohio. Not in China.

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    An AYMposted 4 years ago

    Oh good word, this is too funny.  How many hundreds of millions of dollars is the guy worth?

    "Instead of using a small fraction of my wealth to provide a monumental amount of aid, I will be providing FIFTY lucky people with rations and towels!  Worship me you dirty heathens!"

    I didn't know elections were going Oprah-style now.  I feel kind of pissed off I didn't get to sit in on a town hall meeting to win a free Sedan or something.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry... maybe both at the same time.

 
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