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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:43 PM

Romney at "storm relief" event compared the clean up after Sandy to picking up trash

on the field after a football game. This guy is totally clueless I hope people wake up to what a mess we will be in if he gets in.

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Reply Romney at "storm relief" event compared the clean up after Sandy to picking up trash (Original post)
awake Oct 2012 OP
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #1
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #2
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #3
Retrograde Oct 2012 #4
Drab Oct 2012 #5
Kingofalldems Oct 2012 #6
hifiguy Oct 2012 #27
City Lights Oct 2012 #7
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #8
2pooped2pop Oct 2012 #15
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #17
2pooped2pop Oct 2012 #18
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #22
edhopper Oct 2012 #24
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #28
edhopper Oct 2012 #29
NotThisTime Oct 2012 #9
awake Oct 2012 #12
Rose Siding Oct 2012 #19
NotThisTime Oct 2012 #21
yoyossarian Oct 2012 #10
2theleft Oct 2012 #13
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #20
nolabear Oct 2012 #25
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #11
CanonRay Oct 2012 #14
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #16
edhopper Oct 2012 #23
Barack_America Oct 2012 #26
neverforget Oct 2012 #30

Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. Paul Ryan's waiting until some of the mess is already cleaned up

so he can find a spot or two they might have missed.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:47 PM

2. 33 deaths, billions in damage, 8 million without power....

and he compared it to the mess after a football game.

This is the problem: Romney lacks the ability to feel empathy. It is as basic as that.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:49 PM

3. +1

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:50 PM

4. They're both things he's never done? n/t

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:50 PM

5. Romney's disaster relief charade is going backfire big time with a lot of voters.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:51 PM

6. He's Judge Smails

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:17 PM

27. Naah. He''s Gregg Marmalard, the president of Omega

in Animal House, a sanctimonious, out-of-touch know-nothing that oozes unearned privilege.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:51 PM

7. He is really an embarrassment.

With all his money, he should be able to buy an entire room full of clues. How can so many people be voting for this pampered prince? Ugh!

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:53 PM

8. Yeah, sure ...

To those impacted ... the devastation is personal ... it is not like picking up trash!

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:25 PM

15. If you've ever been in a flood,

u know that it is not at all like picking up trash. Mud, lots of mud and critters that live in the water. Snakes in Missouri floods. Mud throughout the house, the dampness on the walls travels all the way up. YOu have to rip out all of the walls before it's over.

Now this may be different because the water is receding quickly unlike the flooding I am remembering in Missouri. But it's still not just a matter of picking up the debris.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:33 PM

17. Mercifully, I have not

I can't help but imagine what it would be like. I am not talking about the "ick" factor (slimy, muddy, yuckiness). I think what it would be like have have old photos ruined, memorabilia of a lifetime. I am not much into trinkets and mementos, but, the few things I hold on to, mean a great deal to me.

I am so sorry for what you and others have experienced.

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:44 PM

18. I delivered the mail

I was only affected by the detour for months on end. We lost 6 houses on my route that was swept away with the river. A graveyard was destroyed and caskets floating around.

My coworker lived there so I got a good idea of what they went through. The flood waters went on for miles traveling through low lying areas. I had to pass the national guard to even gain admittance to some areas and on one route that I worked occasionally, we had to have the coast guard take us over.

Also curiously, many many people, at least 100 who I had never heard of or delivered mail to, came to pick up fema checks. I tried to turn in the names. Seems it would be easy to find out if they owned the homes or rented them but they did not want them. It was cheaper they said to give them each the money than to check out their story.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

22. In New Jersey, the critters brough in by the flooding are sharks

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:12 PM

24. Oh shit.

Is that a real pic from the flooding?

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:29 PM

29. It's a fake

says so in the comments.
From another flood.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:55 PM

9. Is there video of this? Did he actually say those words? Wouldn't surprise me, he did nothing in MA.

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Response to NotThisTime (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:05 PM

12. I watched it live on MSNBC

I paraphrased what was said, Mitt was talking about how once after a big football game he and others had to clean up all of the trash that was left on the field. He said it was overwhelming and he did not know how they were going to clean up all of the mess but someone said everyone take just one yard line and walk across the field picking up just their line and in no time they got it all cleaned up, so what he was doing at the rally was doing his part by helping to clean up one line at a time.

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Response to awake (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:57 PM

19. Sheesh! He reveals himself as being more simplistic every day.

It will be so sweet to send him packing.

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Response to awake (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:03 PM

21. He is a simpleton is to be damn sure... what the hell...

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:57 PM

10. Is that how he met his wife?

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

13. That LOL

Got me a few funny looks from people in the cubicles around me!!

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:57 PM

20. BaZinga...

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:15 PM

25. Okay that was totally mean and I totally LOL.

Ba-dump ching!

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. Here's a quote

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/10/whats-difference-between-romney-relief-event-and-regular-campaign-stop/58501/

"...The campaign set up folding tables to collect donated canned food and supplies on one side of a rally event in Kettering, Ohio on Tuesday. Romney told the crowd that his campaign has identified a place in New Jersey that will take the donations, and the campaign will send donated goods there. He told the story of a high school football game and how after the game was over the field was "filled with all sorts of rubbish and paper goods." They didn't know how they'd clean it all up, until someone gave everyone a "lane" within the yard lines. "So we're cleaning in our lane, if you will," Romney said, by donating these goods. After brief remarks, Romney left the crowd to enjoy a concert. The relief table wasn't very busy, as you can see at right, but supporters probably had short notice to being stuff to donate. ..."

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

14. He'd hire minimum wage janitors to fix electrical transformers

He is a complete idiot.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:31 PM

16. Can he possibly prove himself to be dumber than he already has?

 


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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

23. Canned goods?

I am in NYC, we have plenty of canned goods. We need our power grid strengthened. Our infrastructure rebuilt, our government to be their in a disaster. All the things Mitt is against.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:16 PM

26. Give him a hefty bag and shove his ass in the NYC subway tunnels.

You want to "help", Romney? Have at it.

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Response to awake (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 05:02 PM

30. I can't imagine having to put up with 4 years of that clueless buffoon. It makes my blood boil

that people are even thinking of voting for Romneybot.

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