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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:49 AM

HuffPo: As Governor, Mitt Romney Was Slow To Respond To Disasters In His State, Local Critics Say

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney argues that federal disaster response should be handled at the state level, but when disaster struck Massachusetts, he was missing in action, according to some of the state's local politicians.

On Oct. 9, 2005, heavy rain storms caused the Green River to rise to historic levels and begin flooding into Greenfield, Mass. The flooding destroyed a trailer park and demolished swaths of low-income housing. Roads were impassable. The flood waters submerged the town's water treatment plant.

As the rain fell and the Green River rose, Greenfield's then-Mayor Christine Forgey tells The Huffington Post that she did not hear from Romney. About 75 people, including many retirees, lost their homes in the trailer park, she says. Still many more were displaced. Forgey says a resident opened up the high school and used it as a crisis shelter. A radio station launched a food and clothing drive and the Red Cross provided services.

On the first day, Forgey says she did not hear from Romney. Nor the second day. Nor the third. Romney wasn't in Massachusetts when the flood hit, and the emergency did not alter his plans. The Associated Press reported at the time that the governor had been scheduled to speak to an economic club in North Carolina. "If the governor thought for one second he was needed here today, he would be there," a spokesperson told the AP.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/mitt-romney-disaster-response-massachusetts-_n_2041142.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply HuffPo: As Governor, Mitt Romney Was Slow To Respond To Disasters In His State, Local Critics Say (Original post)
SunSeeker Oct 2012 OP
flamingdem Oct 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #2
yortsed snacilbuper Oct 2012 #3
LisaL Oct 2012 #6
LisaL Oct 2012 #4
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #7
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #10
Cha Oct 2012 #5
MADem Oct 2012 #8
hollysmom Oct 2012 #9
highplainsdem Oct 2012 #11

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:51 AM

1. K&R

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. Willard is a threat to this country

he would govern much like bush if not worse

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:54 AM

3. bush on steroids,

no doubt about it!

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:58 AM

6. Even Bush wasn't talking about cutting FEMA's budget.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:57 AM

4. I am just shaking my head.

How could election even be close?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:06 AM

7. Because only HuffPo is reporting that story. The MSM is just not challenging Mitt's lies.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:18 AM

10. "How could election even be close?"

It's not.

They claimed it was close the last time too.

It wasn't.

By rights Mitt should lose more than McCain.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:58 AM

5. Yeah? That's a surprise... uh huh

Too busy counting his money in the Cayman Islands and turns out Cheating his Mormon Church out of their tithings. What was that he and the mrs were muttering about giving to charity? Freaking LIARS.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:29 AM

8. Slow??? SLOW?? He was fucking ABSENT.

He sent his brain dead LTGOV out to assess the damage from flooding in one city. She stepped out of her SUV, there were a bunch of people left homeless crying on the sidewalk, pleading for help... she flipped her hair, adjusted her hardhat, took a few pictures pointing at the water, got into her vehicle...and LEFT. She couldn't even be bothered to SPEAK to the people huddled by the side of the road waiting for the Red Cross.

He SUCKED as a governor--it's why he won't win "his own state" (as he calls it--it is not his state, he was not born here, he did not grow up here, and he was paying resident taxes in Utah when he took out papers to run for governor).

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:29 AM

9. ha,m reminds me of how CHris CVHristy left NJ with an impending snow storm to vacation with his kids

His LT gov was visiting her parents with a health crisis. The crap hit the fan on that thing, he has been running ads sayiong how wonderful he is ever since, and they are back onTV now -- NOOOO, I really hate that guy

Cut fromthe ROmney cloth except he is not as rich and has no excuse of bad upbringing.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 11:06 AM

11. K&R

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