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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:14 PM

Atlas Scrubbed: Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’




The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall. Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.

“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.” He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

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“I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals,” he said. “If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.” He added that the incident had caused him “all kinds of grief” and that regardless of whether Ryan had intended to serve food to patrons or wash dishes, he would not have allowed the visit to take place. “Had they asked for permission, it wouldn’t have been granted. … But I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans, and then take a picture,” Antal said.


Full: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/15/charity-president-unhappy-about-paul-ryan-soup-kitchen-photo-op/

Glad he spoke on the record on this.

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Reply Atlas Scrubbed: Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’ (Original post)
Ruby the Liberal Oct 2012 OP
shrdlu Oct 2012 #1
AC_Mem Oct 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Oct 2012 #9
Cha Oct 2012 #3
WillyT Oct 2012 #14
Release The Hounds Oct 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #5
felix_numinous Oct 2012 #6
renate Oct 2012 #7
jsmirman Oct 2012 #8
Enrique Oct 2012 #10
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #11
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #13
ailsagirl Oct 2012 #15
Stinky The Clown Oct 2012 #16
sad sally Oct 2012 #17
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #18
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #19

Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:19 PM

1. Great headline...

...Ruby the Liberal, you done good. Thanks for the post.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. My God, have they NO SHAME???

And it just makes me shake my head that they actually think that doing something so friggin dishonest wouldn't get caught, since they keep getting "fact checked" due to their constant dishonesty.

HOW HOW HOW can anyone actually stand behind this circus act? It simply amazes me.

annette

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:56 PM

9. Yeah - compare with

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021545556

One would have thought that they would have at least picked a 'campaign friendly' opportunity that they could milk. VERY happy this guy spoke up.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. "Atlas Scrubbed" !

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:34 PM

14. Atlas Scrubbed... ROFLMAO !!!









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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:32 PM

4. That apron looks pretty clean.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:36 PM

5. Great title, lol!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:04 PM

6. They "..ramrodded their way in.."

for a photo op, interesting turn of a phrase. These guys want to force their way into government also, no compromise, no respect and no social skills whatsoever.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:17 PM

7. great title!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. Phony, tone-deaf dick

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:00 PM

10. so if they had to essentially break into that soup kitchen in the middle of the night

does that mean they couldn't find one that would let them in?

duzy for the OP title btw.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. Here's one of the great photos:



He hasn't rolled up his sleeves beyond mid-forearm -- just half-folded them back

He hasn't removed his watch

He hasn't even really got the apron on right

And he's spotlessly clean

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:26 PM

12. Phoned-in phoniness

n/t

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. Ryan could come and do the dishes at my house...dirty dishes. And does he do windows?

I can't afford a maid. He wouldn't have to trespass either.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

15. What a farce

And they haven't even bottomed-out yet

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:11 PM

16. Atlas Scrubbed

Hahahahahaha

PERFECT!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:15 PM

17. It's got to be said on every one of these posts about this fake story: Paul & Mrs. Paul are

terrible parents. They 'used' their children in this photo op - they are teaching their children to be fakers. They should be ashamed - there aren't enough Hail Marys to forgive this phony act of charity.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:51 PM

18. Charity president: Paul Ryan "did nothing" at soup kitchen photo-op (CBS)

By Brian Montopoli /
CBS News/ October 15, 2012, 6:11 PM

The head of a charity in northeastern Ohio where Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his family were photographed cleaning dishes over the weekend said Monday that Ryan was not authorized to be on the premises and "did nothing" while there.

Brian J. Antag, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society in Youngstown, told the Washington Post that the Romney campaign had not asked to make the Saturday visit to the soup kitchen. He said that he runs an apolitical faith-based organization which has bylaws barring it from hosting political candidates, and that the visit jeopardized donations from private individuals.

"They showed up there and they did not have permission," he said. "They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors." Antag added that Ryan and his family "did nothing" while on the premises ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57532807/charity-president-paul-ryan-did-nothing-at-soup-kitchen-photo-op/

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:56 PM

19. What a headline!

K&R.

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