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Romney to Newly Homeless Hurricane Isaac Victim: "Go Home and Call 211"
Well, he should not have told a newly homeless woman to GO HOME!
She got a cell phone? She doesn't have to have a house to go home. Nitpicking what somebody says in a stressful situation is a typical liberal response.
"Nitpicking what somebody says in a stressful situation is a typical liberal response."
What stress was Romney under and why should he be president if he can't show up in a disaster zone with a working brain?
You ever been around people who have suffered terrible misfortunes? You ever been the one who they looked to for answers? I have and its a little stressful. If you had you would know exactly what I'm talking about. Just confine yourself to judging from the cheap seats.
all do respect, but you're not running for president. Must people expect a little more from the leader of the free world, that's all.
Also, how is Mitt qualified to be President if he goes to a disaster area before the President, while the President is making campaign stops?
Obama had long since declared the area a federal disaster area. Freeing up $$$ to help these people.
I guess the really important thing is to see which candidate can race to LA to get the scoop photo opp with the disaster victims.
Score one for Romney, then.
I'll give Romney this much credit. He did better than Bush/"Brownie" during Katrina.
Declared it a disaster area but couldn't be bothered to go there. By the way Romney can't declare it a disaster area he's a private citizen
Strange a private citizen acting more presidential than the president
Come on MM...
Campaigning instead of visiting?
Hmmm...ABC tells a slightly different, more in-depth story:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 … louisiana/
It appears your source isn't being completely truthful.
First, this is a secondhand account, we don't know if those were Romney's exact words, but the gist is that he was advising her of the resources in play. The person who spoke to Romney didn't say she was offended by what he said, she said "He’s good. He’ll do the best for us. He has our best interests at heart. I thought he’d be more like a politician, but it was more understanding and caring."
It could have been a slight slip of the tongue on either of their parts. It could have been that she didn't specifically tell him that she had lost her home. We definitely can't judge this off of one secondhand snippet, and the fact that she spoke highly of him makes me wonder why you are taking such offense.
Not true. He said it and it indicates a great lack of capability for a president who should expect to be showing up at disaster sites. He is not even the president yet and should have stayed away if that is the best he can do.
Xenolit, that isn't a quote of what Romney said. It's a quote of what a woman said he said. She doesn't say
Read what she said, it doesn't sound like she was offended, or trying to offer an exact quote.
You are basing so much off of an out-of-context, secondhand account of what Romney said.
What Romney REALLY said, "Quick, go call 211 while you still can. Once Paul and I get elected, that's the end of the line for the hurricane gravy train."
Republicans have proposed cuts in federal disaster funding that will now be needed to aid the Gulf Coast's recovery, reported the AP:
"It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in a written statement.
Maybe Romney proposes to bring in the Mormons to handle disaster aid.
Well, I'm sure that no matter what the Mormons will be onsite helping... their humanitarian system is truly astonishing. I can't remember who it was, but one of the LDS prophets set a standard for the church to be able to arrive at any disaster site with aid within 24 hours, in any country it is allowed to be in.
As for cuts, I haven't personally looked at or seen any details of either Romney or Ryan that address domestic aid funding.
From what I've read, LDS do a good job with that sort of thing.
I have seen homeless people with phones and computers. It's not that unheard of to be able to make calls while being homeless.
Now actually telling them to "go home" may have been incorrect, but whether or not he knew they were homeless is left to speculation.
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