Media Slammed Mitt’s Food Donations, Now Sandy Victims Plead for… Food Donations

The Old Media spent several days last week attacking Mitt Romney for his October 30 event in Ohio where he presided over supporters coming together to donate money, clothing, and food for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Then the food donations were ridiculed. Yet, now ABC News is reporting that victims of the storm are now calling for food donations from the public.

Naturally on the day of the Romney event, the very left-wing MSNBC went wild attacking Romney for gathering canned food for the victims. Their “reporting” makes it clear why Pew rated MSNBC as the most biased cable station on the air.

But the extreme left-wing MSNBC isn’t the only Old Media outlet that attacked Romney for the donations. The liberal Slate told Mitt to “can the cans.” The equally liberal Salon.com also attacked Mitt for the donations.

Aside from the admitted left-wing outlets such as those above, the covert lefties at the Washington Post spun negative about the donations. As did Bloomberg, and The New York Times. Others did as well.

CNN, for instance, tried to make the Romney rally into some sort of sham because the campaign itself made some of the donations.

Even ABC News itself made light of Romney’s event.

Yet, now, only days later, that same ABC is reporting that victims of Sandy are calling for food donations!

“The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough,” ABC reported on November 4.

“This is America, not a third world nation. We need food, we need clothing,” Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro said today. “My advice to the people of Staten Island is: Don’t donate the American Red Cross. Put their money elsewhere.”

This is so typical of “the news,” isn’t it? Instead of reporting, they opine. For days the media ridiculed Romney for the food donation event, yet now they are reporting that Romney’s initial instinct was exactly what was needed.

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Posted by on November 8, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Asshats, Barack Obama, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Elections, Liberals, Media, Mitt Romney.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • 914

    Ridiculed for giving food?? Talk about mental illness. I suppose we are to relish Obama’s taking food out of peoples mouth’s policy instead. Liberals/progressives are not moving ‘Forward’. They are marching back to Berlin.

  • Commander_Chico

    Yah, life is unfair.

  • Vagabond661

    Someone who is good with video ought to piece together the videos of the media slamming Romney and then the plea for food donations. post it on youtube. Then everyone could link to it.

    Produce tv and movies shows which depict liberals in a negative way. Then make fun of them.

    Fight fire with fire.

  • Hugh_G

    Typical Huston (the alleged journalist) distortion of the truth. The whole freaking country knows that was a phony photo op. Your distortion that people were donating food is at best a half truth. Or have you forgotten that Mitts minions were given $5000 to run to Walmart because the truck was half empty?

    It’s a shame you have to try and run this line of bullshit since Romney is actually a generous man to the less fortunate. I suppose in your craven hate-filled mind you would equate a photo op with real giving.

    Romney’s campaign has a record here. Remember Ryan and his phony photo op? You know, the one where he was “washing” clean pots?

    • 914

      So in your warped mind because Romney gave more money to feed and give drinking water that makes the post bullshit?? The truck was half full dunce just like your skull.

      • Hugh_G

        Everyone in the freaking world except those who live in a bubble (you and your ilk) knows it was a phony photo op. Mittens was out of the news and was desperate to get back in.

        Tell me do you have any independent critical thinking on your own? I know you’re pouting and unhappy but just try to calm down for just a minute,take a deep breath and work on some acceptance.

        • Vagabond661

          Wow. And Obama’s photo op with Sandy? In the situation room? Where is his photo op of Benghazi in the situation room?

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2knh3FBf3M

          • Hugh_G

            The photo from Sandy was the President being the President moron. Check with the governor of New Jersey. In case you’ve forgotten, he’s the governor who gave the keynote address at Mitts whatever the hell that collection of old white men and women was called.

          • 914

            You racist troll.

          • Hugh_G

            Yeah. Sure. Try looking at the demographics. If that doesn’t work because you can’t comprehend them just look at the pictures. Moron.

          • The_Queen_of_France

            Such hatred, Hugh. Your guy won. (ask him, he’ll be glad to tell you). Why do you keep spewing the hate? Better yet, why don’t you go away? Or is your basement flooded?

          • Vagabond661

            Why wasn’t Obama being president during Benghazi? And why the personal attack? Is it your nature to insult?

          • Hugh_G

            Well he was.

            You watch too much Fox News. As we all know those who watch Fox News know less about the world.

            It’s not my nature to insult. It’s my nature to label a moron a moron.

          • Vagabond661

            So it’s your nature to make judgement about someone you know nothing about based on two sentences? Physican heal thyself.

          • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

            The photo from Sandy was the President being the President moron.

            When using a two-word title you should either capitalize both first letters or neither. So the M in “President moron” should be uppercase.

          • Hugh_G

            That was kinda clever, but not too much.

          • jim_m

            On the other hand you capitalize proper nouns. There is nothing proper about obama.

    • GarandFan

      Typical Hugh G – doesn’t answer to the point made – throws bullshit.

      • Hugh_G

        There was no point. Just a typical disingenuous post from a disingenuous hater. The facts are there for anyone to find.

        Whining and sniveling about the media is a good idea for Huston. That way he can avoid reality.

        • GarandFan

          “There was no point.” You obviously didn’t read the links, and since you have a hard-on for Huston, you don’t bother to refute with posts of your own. And you call him “disingenuous”?

          • Hugh_G

            Everything that he vomits on the blog is disingenuous. When he claims that MSNBC is the “most biased” network he proves my point. They are in a dead heat with FOX. I despise them both. He can’t even own something like that. For Christ sake Fox was shitting all over the place about Libya when Sandy was happening. They practically ignored it. So I stick with my point. He has no point – ever.

          • GarandFan

            And 99% of what you write is bullshit. Feel better?

          • Hugh_G

            Awwww. My feelings would be heard but for the source of the poo.

        • jim_m

          Just a typical disingenuous post from a disingenuous hater.

          More projection

          • Hugh_G

            I notice you like to use that term a lot. You pick it up in your orderly duties? Or Psych 101?

            I don’t need a defense mechanism when it comes to calling out Huston.

          • jim_m

            You do realize that there haven’t been orderlies in hospitals since around the 60′s. So every time you say that you demonstrate your bottomless ignorance on the subject of healthcare.

          • Carl

            He would know… ignorance is JimM’s middle name.

            http://www.indeed.com/q-Nurse-Aide-Orderly-jobs.html

            Yampa Valley Medical Center – 9 days ago

            certified nurses aides/orderlies

            Tolstoy Foundation Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
            Valley Cottage, NY

            seeking per diem nurses aides/orderlies for weekend and vacation relief – all shifts

            AIDE/ORDERLY

            Community Hospital San Bernardino
            San Bernardino, CA

            Orderly – PRN
            Terre Haute Regional Hospital
            Terre Haute, IN

            BLS must be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital Previous aide or orderly training preferred….

            HCA Inc – 8 days ago

            Orderly – Operating Room /Heart PRN – Methodist Hospital

            Methodist Hospital
            San Antonio, TX

            JimM spews lies one after another.

            You do realize that there haven’t been orderlies in hospitals since around the 60′s. So every time you say that you demonstrate your bottomless ignorance on the subject of healthcare.

            Pot, kettle, ignorant.

          • jim_m

            Never seen it in any hospital I have ever worked in. You will note that they are also referred to as Certified Nurses Aides. That is typically how they are referred to these days. They are also referred to as Patient Care Technicians. No one calls them orderlies anymore.

            Maybe HR thinks that way but no one on the floor. It was probably put in there so ignorant assholes like you would have an idea what the job was.

            But wait, I thought you were claiming that I WAS an orderly. Now you are claiming that I am ignorant about orderlies. I guess your little ignorant game doesn’t work now.

          • 914

            I have never heard of anyone being called an ‘orderly’ where I have worked either. Carl the ignorant ass has no idea what the hell he is slobbering about as usual.

          • jim_m

            Most people I know who work as CNA’s, or NCT’s or PCT’s as I have heard them variously titled, would be highly offended to be called an orderly.

          • Carl

            So you lied because…. I’m sorry, was their an apology in their somewhere.

            Of course not. You’re an idiot who got caught lying. Of course you’d call me an ignorant asshole. I just showed that you’re a liar – again — what’s that, the 10th time this week?

            Why do you spew such made-up nonsense. And when caught spewing bullshit, why do you pretend you didn’t get caught?

            Are you mentally ill?

          • jim_m

            I was speaking from my experience. You googled and found a couple of places that are the exceptions. I stand behind my real world experience, which others have already validated here.

          • Carl

            lol…. So inside your bubble “orderlies” don’t exist — and since others around here “validate” your BS you’re going to continue to pretend that orderlies don’t exist – despite proof to the contrary.

            Ignore reality – I dont’ see orderlies therefore they don’t exist.

            Mentally ill. Jim m is mentally ill.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orderly

            http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/orderlies

            http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes311012.htm

            Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens

            Employment: 1,466,700

            There are almost 1.5 million orderlies currently working in the United States, but inside Jim’s bubble they don’t exist. Why? Because admitting that he was wrong is beyond Jim’s capacity. He prefers life inside the right wing bubble, where facts are meaningless and whatever BS you make up is real, especially if the made up bullshit is validated by some other liar inside the bubble.

            Welcome to the New GOP. Where facts don’t matter as long and you can believe whatever you want – especially when you have Fox News to lie to you and “validate” the made up bullshit.

        • retired.military

          Hey Hugh
          Did you read the CNBC article which stated a double dip recession was on its way? You know the article printed the day after election day. Also there was another article that Obama has turned his focus to jobs and has created job clubs.

          • Hugh_G

            I knew about the job clubs. They have been a part of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for a while now.

            I hadn’t seen it till you mentioned it and I just read it. Here’s the salient quote from CNBC:

            “Any remedies indeed will include higher taxes and spending cuts, though likely less than those prescribed by law if Congress fails to act on the current menu that will take place automatically unless deficit-reduction targets are hit.

            The best hope is that the warring Washington factions can come up with something at least somewhat palatable to investors. (Read More: Fixing ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Will Mean ‘High, Higher’ Taxes: Gross)”

            I think that’s right on. It’s time both sides knock off the posturing and get down to business.

          • Carl

            Hugh doesn’t read Fox News, so he’s not alarmed by lies and bs.

          • retired.military

            Carl
            Hugh said that he had heard about job clubs.
            As to the article on double dip recession you have posted in that thread yourself.

            Do you still say that their existence are lies and BS?

      • jim_m

        He’s a lot like visiting the primate house at the zoo, but less intelligent.

        • Hugh_G

          You spend a lot of time in the primate house? Come on you can own it and we know why you do.

    • The_Queen_of_France

      What are all those photos of Michelle in her “garden” wearing designer jeans and vastly overpriced sneakers? What about Obama at the Gulf after the oil spill? You know, the one he had to be talked into posing for? President PhotoOp was reelected, stay tuned for plenty more from him.

  • ackwired

    Where is Mitt collecting food now? I’d like to donate.

    • The_Queen_of_France

      If you really want to donate, there’s several ways, including the Red Cross, but I’ll bet you knew that. If you’re just being sarcastic/trying to be funny, you’re a jerk.

      • ackwired

        I was being just as sincere as Mitt.

        • jim_m

          The problem with that was that Mitt gives away half his income to charity so it is pretty easy for someone to believe that he meant it when he promoted giving to help hurricane victims. Unfortunately, you have no such reputation so it is easy to believe that you are just being a jerk.

          It is easy to believe that you hate people who actually go out of their way to help others and that you resent it especially in people with whom you disagree ideologically. After all,if you really wanted o help you wouldn’t be asking where Mitt was doing something you would ask where you donate without regard to his actions. The obvious implication is that you were trying to cast aspersions on Romney implying that he didn’t really care about other people.

          Perhaps you should start with giving away 40-50% of your income to charity otherwise STFU.

          • Carl

            He doesn’t give away “half his income to charity”. That’s just another Jimm lie. Mittens donates millins to his church, which benefits his church members but doesn’t benefit society in general. It helps build nice monuments for other white, wealthy Mormons to enjoy.

            But ” Mitt gives away half his income to charity” is just more lies from the right. Apparently reality to too harsh a concept for those mentally ill conservatives who choose to make up their own facts rather than rely on “reality” — “reality” is such a scary concept for some….

          • jim_m

            Anti-religious bigot. Churches are charities regardless of what worth you see in them. I am sure that many people would find planned Parenthood’s Action Fund, which is a 501c3 more of a political action group than a charity, but it is a not for profit none the less.

            Your dislike of religion does not make them invalid as charities, but it does serve to demonstrate how much of an intolerant bigot you are.

          • jim_m

            I did conflate his taxes (which Harry Reid says Mitt never pays) with his charitable giving. But he is still paying 42% to taxes and charity (2011 figures), so if we take Harry Reid at his word then Mitt pays 42% of his income to charity.

          • ackwired

            Believe what you want. Your post says more about you than it does me. Is Mitt still “collecting” for the storm victims? Or by some strange coincidence, did that just happen during the campaign?

          • jim_m

            Your assumption is that a man who donate a lot to charity only does so because it serves the purpose of making him look good. I would argue that the fact that he donates such large amounts to charity and that few knew about that demonstrates that charitable giving is not something he does for image purposes. Your accusing him of that without any evidence to back you up is a pretty petty action. Not surprising coming from a lefty.

          • ackwired

            There you go again! I said nothing about his giving. I admire his giving and I am sure he is sincere in doing it. What I said and what you so cleverly twisted was that I question his “collecting” for the Sandy victims. I ask you again, is he still doing that? Or did that just happen during the campaign?

          • ackwired

            There you go again! I said nothing about his giving. I admire his giving and I am sure he is sincere in doing it. What I said and what you so cleverly twisted was that I question his “collecting” for the Sandy victims. I ask you again, is he still doing that? Or did that just happen during the campaign?

  • Carl

    The haters are getting angrier and angrier after America told them to FOAD.

    Mitten’s photo op donating food to the red cross was a sham. Just another Mitt lying sham, like Paul Ryan pretending to wash dirty dishes at the soup kitchen.

    These cynics don’t give a shit except for what they can squeeze out for themselves. Homeless people need to be fed? Great, there’s a photo op! Sandy victims need relief – hey, let’s ignore what the red cross tell us and pretend to collect donations.

    So mittens tells his MittMinions to fake a food donation effort, then acts surprised when everybody points and laughs.

    The red cross specifically said they prefer cash donation to food donations – and certainly food donations collected hundreds of miles away does no good.

    And where is Mitt now? Collecting food? HAHHHAHHAAA. No, that was a photo op, remember. Mitt’s at home by now in his mink slippers drinking champagne.

    But here’s what’s really interesting about this sham. Remember how the right took their darling Govenor Christie and threw him under the bus for telling the truth?

    Now they’re doing the same to the red cross.

    This red cross – the red cross that DARED to tell America the truth – that Mittens the flipper was full of crap.

    Agency officials told The Enquirer they are grateful for help, but don’t want people – including political candidates – sending supplies. They would rather have donations of money and blood.

    “We are not asking for material donations,” said Laura Steinmetz, spokeswoman for the South Jersey Region of the organization. “Financial donations allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of the people in a disaster. It’s far more expensive for us to receive the donated goods, sort them, warehouse them and transport them. So our financial donations are much more cost effective.”

    HOW DARE the Red Cross not play along with Mittens and his MittMinions.

    “This is America, not a third world nation. We need food, we need
    clothing,” Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro said today. “My
    advice to the people of Staten Island is: Don’t donate the American Red
    Cross. Put their money elsewhere.”

    Add the Red Cross to the Haters list of people who tell the truth and should therefore suffer.

    Bankrupt, no integrity — living from one lie to the next. Welcome to the GOP.

    • 914

      You are right! You and Hugh are angry, The election is over. No need to bash a generous Man and defend the greedy one you voted for you putz.

      • The_Queen_of_France

        “Putz” is word I’d like to see used more often. On second thought, Hugh, you putz, don’t go away. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to use it.

    • The_Queen_of_France

      Sandy’s victims are still crying out for food, power, water, shelter, protection from the looters, and now the aftereffects of a second storm. I haven’t seen Dear Leader show his face back there since his pre-election photo op. Where is he? Helping Michelle plan her next vacation?

      • jim_m

        FEMA closed their offices because of inclement weather. As far as the admin cares the victims can go to hell. They served their purpose.

  • warnertoddhuston

    … granted, I DO love it that my little posts here drive over the bend the extremist, anti-American, lefties that troll here. It cracks me up that I get so under their skin.

    • TomInCali

      Saying things so stupid that people feel compelled to tell you how stupid they are is “driving them over the bend”?

      OK, we should let you have your small pleasures. After all, if your earlier meltdown is any indication of what’s to come from you, we’re going to be very entertained over the next four years watching Obama’s victory eating away at your devastated soul.

      • warnertoddhuston

        I’m in your head. I’m noticing there is plenty of room. Not a whole lot of furniture cluttering up the place.

  • JWH

    Sweet Baby Jesus this is filled with hyperventilating.

    First, Warner’s hyperventilating up top. MSNBC reacted with disdain? Unsurprising. If a Republican proclaimed the sky was blue, MSNBC would find three experts to say the sky is green. MSNBC is partisan. No surprise there.

    The Slate piece is remarkable only for its headline. It’s actually a recycled piece from about a year ago in which Matthew Yglesias explores the economics of philanthropy. And from a pure efficiency standpoint, he’s right. Donations of food are often problematic for relief agencies. And if they can obtain the food more cheaply on their own, it’s more efficient to donate money than to simply donate food.

    The other reports on Romney’s food drive/rally are unremarkable. In a campaign’s waning days, of course any campaign-sponsored event is going to be analyzed from a political angle. If Mitt Romney sponsored a hot dog-eating contest, reporters would explore the beef frank vs. pork frank angle as well as the ingredients in chili to determine which voting bloc the Republican nominee was after.

    Warner’s getting fifty shades of huffy over what amounts to a bit of irrelevant MSNBC hyperventilation and some rather routine press coverage.

    Hugh G’s allegation that this was a “phony photo op” don’t sit right because it’s a half-truth. A politician gets photos of himself and his folks taken with a bunch of material to be donated to charity. Of course it’s a photo op!! But that doesn’t make it phony. If you read some of the journalism above, you’ll find that Romney also made a substantial personal donation — cash donation — to the Red Cross to help with disaster relief. And even if there was a political motive to asking his supporters to donate, that doesn’t make it a bad thing. What matters is that 1) aid was solicited and 2) that aid made it to people who need it. I fail to see the evil here or any sort of falsity to Romney’s good intentions.

    As for this cross-partisan sniping … I have news for everyone. The election is over. Rubbing Republicans’ loss in their face is peurile, and responding to that provocation only validates Democratic sore winners.

    And for that matter, rattling sabers and making sour faces because Obama won and Romney lost is juvenile and unproductive. Romney lost. He lost fairly, and he lost decisively. Trying to refight the election in a blog comments section is futile and misplaced.

    “I think America is seeing right now the reason this nation is in gridlock. The trickle-downs and the tax-and-spends, or whatever you want to call them, are at swords’ points. We can’t get the economy going”

    – James Stockdale.
    1992

    • 914

      This post was about generosity and charity. Something liberals are not known for. That is all.

      “Warner’s getting fifty shades of huffy over what amounts to a bit of irrelevant MSNBC hyperventilation and some rather routine press coverage.”

      You are right about the press sadly. It is routine for them to take something that is genuine and try to tarnish and fabricate it to fit their sick agenda. The 50 shades of huffy thing makes no sense at all.

      • jim_m

        Liberals are very generous. Just with other people’s money, not their own.

  • TomInCali

    Media Slammed Mitt’s Food Donations

    Actually the Red Cross slammed him first:

    Agency officials told The Enquirer they are grateful for help, but
    don’t want people – including political candidates – sending supplies.
    They would rather have donations of money and blood.

    “We are not asking for material donations,” said Laura Steinmetz,
    spokeswoman for the South Jersey Region of the organization. “Financial
    donations allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of the
    people in a disaster. It’s far more expensive for us to receive the
    donated goods, sort them, warehouse them and transport them.
    So our
    financial donations are much more cost effective.”
    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/03/kettering-bus-of-supplies-arrives/

    Now Sandy Victims Plead for… Food Donations

    Actually, they’re pleading for food. The most efficient way of providing that is not food donations.

    Romney’s initial instinct was exactly what was needed.

    Romney’s initial instinct was to buy supplies (he actually purchased them himself, then his staff instructed rally attendees to take something from the pile and “donate” it to Mitt) and put them on a truck to NJ. Well guess what? The truck couldn’t make it to its target because… oh yeah, THERE WAS A HURRICANE!

    Instead of arriving at its intended target in Sewell, which is south of
    Philadelphia in southwestern New Jersey, it arrived 70 miles to the north in New Brunswick, in the east-central part of the state, on Thursday.

    It’s amazing how many things Huston can get wrong in just a few sentences.

    • Vagabond661

      Oh so the media (and every other mindless barking liberal) didn’t slam Romney? Geez, even the Enquirer took time from their busy schedule of following Big Foot and celebrities to slam Romney.

      I guess your point is the Enquirer is not real media.

      • TomInCali

        Oh so the media (and every other mindless barking liberal) didn’t slam Romney?

        Hmm, your comment is marked as being a response to my comment, but since you seem to be claiming something that I didn’t say, you must have posted this in the wrong place. Either that or you’re just throwing out a strawman.

        • Vagabond661

          Oh good then you agree with WTH that the media WAS slamming Romney so he didn’t get that wrong. Thanks for clearing that up.

          • TomInCali

            I didn’t say he got that wrong. If you were able to exercise any kind of reading comprehension on my original comment, I wouldn’t have had to clear that up for you. But you’re welcome.

          • Vagabond661

            Let’s recap:

            First you said “Actually the Red Cross slammed him first”, then linked to an article dated 11/03 which was days after MSNBC slammed him.

            Then you said: “Actually, they’re pleading for food. The most efficient way of providing that is not food donations.”

            In WTH’s post: “The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough,” ABC reported on November 4.

            Then in the article you provided: “The 10,000 cans of food, 6,000 diapers, 6,000 bottles of water, first aid kits, tarps, clothing, blankets, flashlights and batteries – much of it purchased by the Romney Ohio campaign – will be distributed as needed to shelters in the area, said Nigel Holderby, a Red Cross spokeswoman in southern New Jersey.”

            So the food donations which you say are not the most efficient actually got distributed to needy shelters in the area according to Nigel who is a Red Cross spokeswoman.

            You see this is a hurricane relief effort. I participated in Hurricane Andrew’s relief. There is no efficiency. you deal with what you have in the best way you can.

            Your next point was: “Romney’s initial instinct was to buy supplies (he actually purchased them himself, then his staff instructed rally attendees to take something from the pile and “donate” it to Mitt) and put them on a truck to NJ. Well guess what? The truck couldn’t make it to its target because… oh yeah, THERE WAS A HURRICANE!”

            So the truck was rerouted to a different warehouse. big deal. Again in a relief effort you find ways to respond.

            Then you said: “It’s amazing how many things Huston can get wrong in just a few sentences.”

            When called out about the first item, you said: “I didn’t say he got that wrong.”

            Well, what exactly did he get wrong? And keep it simple because of my reading comprehension. And try not to fall off that high horse.

        • Vagabond661

          A few things you left out from the article you linked:

          “The 10,000 cans of food, 6,000 diapers, 6,000 bottles of water, first aid kits, tarps, clothing, blankets, flashlights and batteries – much of it purchased by the Romney Ohio campaign – will be distributed as needed to shelters in the area, said Nigel Holderby, a Red Cross spokeswoman in southern New Jersey.”

          And then there was this:

          “Romney made a financial contribution to the Red Cross for disaster relief, but his campaign would not say how much. Others at the Kettering event also donated money, but the Romney Ohio campaign did not have an amount.”

          So Romney helped with supplies and also financially. Gee, it’s amazing how foolish one looks just by leaving out important facts.

          • TomInCali

            Sure, the items will be distributed to areas that needed them least. At an efficiency level that is lower than that of financial donations. This is the “important fact” I left out? And I did this by linking to an article that mentioned this fact? Huh. I’m glad I could do your research for you.

            And the topic of this post isn’t Romney’s financial donations. It’s amazing how foolish one looks just by changing the subject.

          • retired.military

            Tom

            You realize that a lot of the money that was donated for the Haiti relief never was used for the Haiti relief?

            https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=haiti+relief+money+missing+%22red+cross%22&oq=haiti+relief+money+missing+%22red+cross%22&gs_l=hp.3…21807.24432.1.24709.12.12.0.0.0.0.359.2466.0j7j4j1.12.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.1.pBglCfRAbL4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=b479c1db411a11f2&bpcl=38093640&biw=1249&bih=569

            And you wonder why folks dont want to donate money to them.

    • jim_m

      One might quibble about the choice of the ARC as a charity to begin with. They have been sharply criticized in the past for exploiting disasters to raise money and diverting that money to their general fund and one does not have to talk to very many WWII vets to get a clear impression that the Red Cross was not pleasant to deal with as a soldier. I’ve met a number of vets who refuse to deal with the Red Cross but had much praise for the Salvation Army.

  • Wild_Willie

    Let them eat cake. ww

  • Oysteria

    Of course the media ridiculed Mitt for actually demonstrating that charity is a personal thing done by individuals. They think charity is the government forcibly taking from “the rich” to give to “the poor”.

    It immediately brought to mind my trip to my folks house last weekend. I decided that I could listen to NPR for 3.5 hours and give them another chance after giving up on them a long way back. Not one mention of Romney’s charitable orgainizing for Sandy victims, but no less than 5 mentions of some flub he made about the auto industry. They even did a long segment on interviewing Sandy victims. Oddly enough it seems that FEMA was doing a phenomenal job and everyone was happy and all was well. Not one wimper of dissent from a single person about any facet of FEMA. Anyone listening would have though they had all the lights on and everyone was warm with a full belly.

    Now NPR has dedicated a good deal of time to interviewing supposed conservatives who are eager to discuss how extreme the Republican Party is. Because we all know how mainstream the Democrats are. That’s why Obama only lost to half the country!

  • Rance Frayger

    What the Romney campaign, the residents of the Staten Island, and you don’t realize is that the Red Cross does not want or take donations of food. They want cash!

    If they took food, they would have to inspect it, sort it, store it, and deliver it. That takes people that they can better assign to more important tasks.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Like counting the money, and collecting paychecks…

    • jim_m

      Yes, because it is sooooo much easier to purchase food in the disaster area itself than to ship it there. That’s why the IS military was such a failure in their efforts after the tsunami several years ago (not).

      Fact is that the ARC wants cash because it can be used for other purposes and not just the disaster at hand. Let’s just hope that the money given to disaster relief does not go to pay the fines the ARC continually gets for non-compliance with their consent decree.

      • TomInCali

        Yes, because it is sooooo much easier to purchase food in the disaster area itself than to ship it there.

        In this case, yes. Once again:

        “Financial donations allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of the people in a disaster. It’s far more expensive for us to receive the donated goods, sort them, warehouse them and transport them. So our financial donations are much more cost effective.”

        Also, you missed this part:

        the Red Cross uses the money to make purchases in or close to communities affected by a disaster, which helps contribute to the area’s financial recovery.

    • Vagabond661

      Every year at this time people collect cans and other food items for the hungry. They have no problem inspecting it because the date is stamped right on it. they also sort it, store it and distribute it.
      Maybe the Red Cross could learn from those organizations.

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