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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 AM

Romney likens hurricane relief to cleaning up "rubbish and paper products" from a football field.

Is he joking? Probably not.
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/30/mitt_romney_the_hollow_man/

It’s become a platitude to say that no one should be playing politics with Hurricane Sandy, but that’s silly. When the performance of government suddenly becomes a literal matter of life and death to many Americans, we ought to be thinking about what kind of government we want to have, and that involves politics.

It’s impossible not to see that this storm has devastated Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy. The response to the hurricane has seemed like one long dramatic Obama campaign commercial, a lesson in “We’re all in this together,” while Romney, the man who said he’d dismantle FEMA, flails on the sidelines.

Romney’s “relief” event outside of Dayton, Ohio, was surreal enough to be a campaign parody, with the candidate comparing the federal government’s hurricane relief efforts to the time he and some friends had to clean up a football field strewn with “rubbish and paper products.”

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Reply Romney likens hurricane relief to cleaning up "rubbish and paper products" from a football field. (Original post)
eridani Oct 2012 OP
sakabatou Oct 2012 #1
Tutonic Oct 2012 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #3
Democratopia Oct 2012 #4
Raine Oct 2012 #5
Zynx Oct 2012 #6
gordianot Oct 2012 #8
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #10
gordianot Oct 2012 #14
mountain grammy Oct 2012 #27
DallasNE Oct 2012 #18
Anthony McCarthy Oct 2012 #7
4bucksagallon Oct 2012 #9
sarge43 Oct 2012 #12
llmart Oct 2012 #20
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #24
Caretha Oct 2012 #11
Javaman Oct 2012 #13
Tippy Oct 2012 #19
Avalux Oct 2012 #21
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #25
madokie Nov 2012 #28
IDemo Nov 2012 #30
reformist2 Oct 2012 #15
Raven Oct 2012 #16
jsr Oct 2012 #17
DallasNE Oct 2012 #22
KamaAina Oct 2012 #23
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #26
quaker bill Nov 2012 #29
66 dmhlt Nov 2012 #31

Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:55 AM

1. Just like Ann Romney thinking that a Mormon mission is the same as going to war

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:18 AM

2. Rubbish? Why can't he talk like the rest of us?

n/t

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:30 AM

3. Maybe it's because he's never rode the porcelain bus.

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:38 AM

4. It's like comparing transporting a dog on roof of a car to transporting stock to all Walmart stores.

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:44 AM

5. Arrogant asshole, he's even more disgusting than W. nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:57 AM

6. He really is.

He would do all of the same stuff about lying to take us into war AND he's more disgusting with his disregard for other human beings.

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:59 AM

8. What truly alarms me is the number of people who refuse or cannot figure out what he represents.

The idea that such reprehensible asshole could become President is beyond disgusting.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:13 AM

10. I think there are more people that have him figured out than we give credit for

I think they just don't care... it's anyone but the black man. If Trump had won the primaries, he'd be the one they're supporting. I just can't figure out what would have happened if Cain won the primary. They would have been in a hell of a quandary then. Would they have then voted for the light-skin black man?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:26 AM

14. You may have a point when you look at African American support of Romney.

At least one voting block has him figured out. Melanin in the skin as a factor in judging people has become alien to me (not always the case). I guess the general rule you have too much those with a lesser amount think about it. That it comes down to skin color is something I probably know but ignore from time to time.

James Lipton on Tweety boils down Romney to five words "He wants to be Boss".

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:35 PM

27. Even though I knew it was a long shot

I wished for Cain to get the nomination to watch racist republicon heads explode. If Rmoney is elected it will be a victory for the racists and a sad and sorry defeat for the rest of us. Oh, I want this to be over.

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:38 PM

18. He's Even More Disgusting Than Richard Nixon n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:55 AM

7. For Republicans people are objects for use

 

and if they don't have any use for us, we're trash. That really is the way that the people who can still stand to be in the Republican Party think. Anyone who had any decency left it a long time ago.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:12 AM

9. "to the time he and some friends had to clean up a football field strewn with “rubbish and paper....

Or the time he HAD to go to France rather than stay here and take his chances with the draft board. What a coward this guy is.

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Response to 4bucksagallon (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:30 AM

12. Do be fair. That's probably the hardest work he's ever done. n/t

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Response to 4bucksagallon (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:59 PM

20. Truth be told.....

he and his buddies were probably responsible for putting it there - another one of his harmless high school pranks like cutting a gay students hair.

I must say that I never thought I'd be more disgusted with a Presidential candidate than Bush, but this jackass has even beaten that. In fact, now that I think of it, I think Bush did and said the things he did because he didn't really even want to be President so he didn't care. But this A**hole? He isn't even aware of what a jerk he is.

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Response to llmart (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:32 PM

24. that's my thought, too

exactly why were he and his friends picked to clear a football field strewn with paper products? Did they have to bring in heavy lifting equipment to get rid of, oh, I don't know BOATS ON TOP OF HOUSES? Cars piled on top of one another? Collapsed buildings? 10 feet of water in over 1000 houses?

Because if he's attempting to compare an afternoon of barely breaking a sweat with a box of Glad trash bags in hand to the task of removing hundred of thousands of metric tons of debris, twisted metal, splintered wood, concrete and whatever else is floating in the water and mud, then he is sicker than I've already realized he is.

He really needs to be in a straightjacket.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:27 AM

11. Put a fork in him

 

He's done.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:43 AM

13. I maintain he's a sociopath...

he has zero common point of reference to reality or the plight of the average human being.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:40 PM

19. I'll second that......

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:03 PM

21. Me too, although I prefer psychopath.

Completely unable to relate or express emotions. He simply doesn't care.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:34 PM

25. I'll fourth that...

he is a sociopath. No wonder Ann of the 2191 days (6 years plus one day for leap year) is worried about his mental state.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:05 AM

28. You nailed mit the stiff with that Javaman

He hasn't a clue as to what its like for the 99% of us.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:51 AM

30. Too bad that's become de rigueur for repub politicians

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:29 AM

15. This is his "Bush at the cash register" moment - Mitt simply has no clue.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:30 AM

16. Dangle that man out of a rescue copter. n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:35 AM

17. Trivializing the misfortune and suffering of offers while exaggerating his minor trivial crap

So typical Romney.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:45 PM

22. Rubbish Is What Is Coming Out Of Romney's Mouth

Garbage is what he picked up once. And comparing what 4 or 5 kids did for a half an hour is laughable compared to a $50 billion real disaster that killed roughly 50 people. Romney need to stop digging. This is not making him look important. It is making him look foolish and out of touch with reality. Oops, we already knew that.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:46 PM

23. KamaAina likens Rmoney to "rubbish".

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:58 PM

26. The downed power lines on the football field were especially dangerous

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:34 AM

29. Did you actually hear the paper and rubbish tale

It as all about how everyone got their own little patch (10 yards) and were each responsible for cleaning it. There were boundaries and you did not cross them to help the other guy.

The analogy breaks down here. We got this plan where everyone cleans their own patch, but a gust of wind comes through (Sandy) and piles all the trash up between the 10 and goal line at one end of the field (because that is what hurricanes do). So 90% sit back and have a beer, and the 10% in charge of that area spend all night and never get it done.

In short his notion works if the damage is spread kind of evenly, but nature in fact almost never does that.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:32 AM

31. Oh, come on now ...

Can't you guys see that this ...



Is exactly the same as dealing with this ...

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