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Obama uses hurricane to publish a free campaign video (Red Cross)
Red Cross/FEMA ^
Posted on 11/02/2012 8:07:23 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
Fox News just played a 60-second commercial with Obama posing as President and making vacuous comments. This was ostensibly a Red Cross public-service commercial, but in reality it was a free campaign commercial.
The same video was posted on the FEMA site on 10/30, apparently: http://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-10-30/sandy-update-4-staying-safe-how-help
This is brazen and classless use of a disaster for political gain.
TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; redcross
Why would anyone give to the Red Cross?
posted on 11/02/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT
by JIM O
Just saw it. As far as I am concerned Red Cross just gave Obama CPR. They can afford free campaign ads for Obama, they sure as hell don’t need my money.
posted on 11/02/2012 8:12:24 PM PDT
I saw it twice, and had the same reaction you did. How many other natural disasters (tornados, blizzards) did we have in the last 4 years where Obama made a special public service announcement? I don’t remember any.
Romney should use his own money and make his own PSA to counter Obama. Since it would be purely altruistic and charitable, it would not involve federal election laws. Romney can afford it.
I saw the same thing and had the same thought. I have lost all respect for the Red Cross. They had to know that Obama would use this for political capital. Just as Christie had to know that Obama was using him for Obama’s own selfish purposes.
Not sure what is meant by ‘free’ campaign ads. Did FOX air the advertisement for free? Did the RC pay FOX for the air time and allow 0 to talk? I take it the 0 campaign gave or even offered no compensation whatsoever.
posted on 11/02/2012 8:19:12 PM PDT
('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
Red Cross is doing campaign ads now for Barry to make him “appear presidential” the weekend before the election, huh? They can KMA. I want to see some Red Cross Romney ads.
posted on 11/02/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT
(Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
This may backfire - People on Staten Island haven’t even SEEN a FEMA presence there. Just gonna make ‘em more angry...
posted on 11/02/2012 8:38:32 PM PDT
(Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
His staff will cite executive franking privilege. Thanks UnwashedPeasant.
posted on 11/02/2012 8:49:24 PM PDT
I would bet a fortune (if I had it, and if I were a betting human) that a great majority of Red Cross contributions come from down home conservatives, just like us.
I suspect that much of that philanthropy from the right ends forthwith; and we now need a replacement emergency response coordinating charity that is not a political tool for the Dems/Marxists/anti-colonials.
posted on 11/02/2012 8:58:58 PM PDT
(Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
Someone post a link for the Red Cross email.
I have given for 30 years, but no more.
THAT WAS A CAMPAIGN AD.
posted on 11/02/2012 9:17:13 PM PDT
To: Seaplaner; All
posted on 11/02/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT
("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
posted on 11/02/2012 10:34:46 PM PDT
(Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
posted on 11/02/2012 10:35:28 PM PDT
("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
To: JIM O
That was my same thought, my Dad WW2 said they charged for donuts and coffee, and when 9/11 happened we all know what happened to the funds and blood they collected. Very little went to the victims.
Salvation Army is the way to GO!
posted on 11/03/2012 5:10:23 AM PDT
(IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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