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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:04 PM

 

Romney urges Americans to help Colo. fire victims by vacationing there

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For anyone wondering how they can help fire victims in Colorado, Mitt Romney has a suggestion: Take a vacation.

Specifically, a vacation here in Colorado Springs.

“Stay at hotels,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee urged his fellow Americans on Tuesday, “go to restaurants and purchase local merchandise.”

A Romney aide said the candidate made the suggestion at the request of some of the fire victims he had met with, who asked him to urge people to vacation in Colorado Springs.

Romney, having just returned from a vacation of his own at his waterfront compound on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee, said Americans could help those suffering from the fires that ravaged Colorado over the past few weeks by spending money here.

Never mind that many Americans in the current economy – a new Romney campaign banner dubs it “Obama’s Upside-Down Economy” – cannot afford to take summer vacations.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/romney-urges-americans-to-help-colo-fire-victims-by-vacationing-there/2012/07/10/gJQAxMUTbW_blog.html

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

1. God forbid that you should give money directly to help the victims

Give it to a member of the 1% and let it trickle down.

That'll work.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:12 PM

2. I think Mitt forgets

a substantial chunk of American workers don't take vacation time for fear of losing their jobs if they do.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. returning from his own vacation

what the FUCK do he and Ann vacation FROM? I'm not being snippy here - I seriously want to know

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:13 PM

4. from running for political office and fancy horse stuff

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:14 PM

5. Mitt forgets that many families cannot afford to go on vacation. n/t

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

7. Mitt would reply "borrow the money from your parents"

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:16 PM

8. parents always have $20,000 in change to spare

yes INDEED

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

6. So many hotels and resturants in America have been corporatized now

I don't know whether the bulk of the revenues from Americans who "summer" there would help. Maybe it would provide a few more waiters, busboy, cook, or cleaning person jobs, but would the tourist money remain in the local economy, or would it go to corporate headquarters of whatever hotel or restaurant chain is patronized? I don't know.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:06 PM

11. Stay at a Marriot, it goes to the Mormon Church.

Fuck You, Mitt, You Clueless Prick.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:16 PM

9. How the hell can vacationers "stay at hotels"?

They are being occupied by people who lost their homes in the fires, you goddamned idiot.

Just what those poor people need right now: Gawkers who are going to get in the way of trying to get their lives back together. The stupid. It burns.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:04 AM

12. That's what I was thinking.

The people who need the help are already IN those hotel rooms! Fucking moron.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:55 PM

10. Jesus..he didn't even vacation there. And to think I thought Bush was their only moron.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:11 AM

13. wasn't this how Bush tried to help NY ? by telling people to go shopping there after 9/11 ?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:46 AM

14. Why pay firefighters good money when you can impersonate them for free?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:50 AM

15. He is the most clueless politician

 

I've ever seen. Who on earth is advising this man?

Every time he opens his mouth, something incredibly ridiculous comes out of it.

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