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MSNBC: Nobody Needs Your Hurricane Donations Mitt Romney
Townhall ^ | 10/31/2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 10/31/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Yesterday Mitt Romney turned a previously scheduled campaign event in Ohio into a hurricane relief event. Romney asked supporters to bring canned goods and other supplies to help storm victims recover on the East Coast. He only spoke for ten minutes at the event and quickly jumped in to help load supplies. His campaign bus has been accepting hurricane relief donations since Monday in Northern Virginia. Sounds like a great idea right? Not according to MSNBC.

Reporters and anchors at the far-left TV outlet were appalled at Romney's efforts to give back to the community, after all, his charity and generosity doesn't fit with their "Romney is an evil rich guy who doesn't care about regular people" narrative.

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Are these people sick? And yes you heard them correctly, they are actually criticizing Romney for trying to help people.

With all due respect to the Red Cross, they do amazing work, but they are also a large bureaucracy set up like the federal government. Andrea Mitchell made the point in the first video that Romney was collecting things "the Red Cross doesn't need" and that the Red Cross wants blood and money (which by the way, people like Mitt Romney are capable of donating large sums of money to organizations like the Red Cross because they are personally wealthy, something MSNBC has continually demonized).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; elitists; hurricane; liberalmedia; msnbc; nbc4obama; nbcprreps; nbcvsamerica; nbcvsamericans; redcross; romney; sandy
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To: Lazamataz

Oh Laz. I beg to disagree. I have known you for years here on Free Republic. Never have I seen even a whisper of coward in you. I think you are selling yourself way to short. I have always had a great respect for you. I won’t argue with you..I just want you to know...there is a different view of those who took the journey you took. I wish you could see it from my side. Having said that...it was your journey and you know so much more about it than I do.


151 posted on 10/31/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Irish Eyes

AMEN...Franklin Graham is one of my heroes, even more so than his father, whom I also like a lot..Franklin is MORE courageous than his wonderful father

Same thing can be said for his sister Ann Graham, very courageous


152 posted on 10/31/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I thank you for that reply. And will say I admire the fact you have the courage of your convictions. So few do.


153 posted on 10/31/2012 1:35:32 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Lazamataz

I do! I do! Yes! Now! I do!


154 posted on 10/31/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: 1035rep

Oh my goodness. You should see our dinner table...conservative, liberal, apolitical...not a rude or angry word...It is interesting to say the least. And wonderful discussions.


155 posted on 10/31/2012 1:38:05 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
I won’t argue with you.

Dammit. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

156 posted on 10/31/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: Lazamataz

lol. Forgive me. At least in post 154 I gave you shades of a scene in Sleepless in Seattle.


157 posted on 10/31/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

I’ve had interesting conversations with liberals but since they don’t have all their marbles I would never call it wonderful.

I’ve never met a liberal that I care to have dinner with.


158 posted on 10/31/2012 1:47:11 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: ilovesarah2012

I am sorry...the comment was meant for DallasSun. I screwed up.


159 posted on 10/31/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Friendofgeorge
The Graham Family is truly wonderful. They do so very much good around the world and never wait for applause unlike some we all know.

I am listening to one such person speaking now. (and sorry but I think he is disgusting). obama is actually s talking about C130s getting in the air to help these people. Also he wants military assets involved.

160 posted on 10/31/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: GilesB

“So let me get this straight...
Red Cross cannot accept canned goods, or sort them or transport them or distribute them to the people who are hungry in the storm’s wake?”

That’s a great question. So exactly how do the donations get to the people in need, if the Red Cross doesn’t have the ability to distribute goods? Do they just go hand out money, when there all the stores are wiped out and no way to buy any food? A relief organization that doesn’t have the infrastructure to provide relief — their excuse doesn’t make any sense.

Lots of churches and the SA would be so happy to get all of that food and they would put it to good use. A freeper on another thread was just saying that she was heavily impacted by Sandy and a good friend gave her some canned food that she was extremely grateful for it.

Pretty nice skim available when you get cash donations, but nothing to skim when it’s a can of beans.


162 posted on 10/31/2012 1:55:22 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: DallasSun

Of course the Red Cross doesn’t want canned goods. That doesn’t put money in their pockets.

I haven’t donated to Red Cross since they were charging rescuers for cups of coffee in the Loma Prieta earthquake in ‘89. That was after I and millions of others donated money to make sure coffee(help)was available and free.


163 posted on 10/31/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: DallasSun

I’ll take it.


164 posted on 10/31/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: DallasSun

I saw Romney advertise the number for cash donations to the Red Cross on a TV screen. I did not see him claim the food donations were for the Red Cross. Where did you see that?


165 posted on 10/31/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 1035rep

Oh you should know my sister! A liberal’s liberal...smart, intelligent, wise...a rare combination. So few are all three...but a hoot! No one else in the world I would rather hang out with. Except husband..and grandson of course. But she shares the number one space with them.


166 posted on 10/31/2012 2:02:34 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: ez

Msnbc...then two others...my husband had control of the remote and was surfing...as usual...


167 posted on 10/31/2012 2:03:54 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

You can just keep talking... *snicker*


168 posted on 10/31/2012 2:05:01 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Lazamataz

All riiiiight! That is the Laz I know and love.


169 posted on 10/31/2012 2:05:04 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

I would say that information is dubious, at best. Is it not possible he gave Red Cross’s text info, as he did, on a huge TV screen for cash donations, yet planned to send the food donations elsewhere?


170 posted on 10/31/2012 2:07:40 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: DallasSun
Here is the story at "The Hill." No mention of the Red Cross.

At the back of the auditorium, campaign staff and volunteers at long folding tables collected toiletries, canned goods and bottled water that Romney said would be shipped to New Jersey.

171 posted on 10/31/2012 2:12:36 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

In what world is that reply acceptable?


172 posted on 10/31/2012 2:13:53 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

I don’t find that reply particularly unacceptable, but the mods do, so it has been removed. Much worse has been said here, believe me. As far as the story by MSNBC, I do not trust their supposition that Romney intended to ship the supplies to “the Red Cross.”


173 posted on 10/31/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Lazamataz
The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $675,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,900,000 per year (158K) per month, plus all expensesincluding a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents (4.4 cents) per donated dollar goes to the cause.

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year(plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion National Commander receives a $0..00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0..00 zero salary . Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

· The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

· The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary .

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

174 posted on 10/31/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ez

Maybe you should reconsider what is and is not acceptable. There is absolutely no reason for you to be rude to me. I did not write the story. I did not say the red cross did not want the canned goods. The red cross said it. And if you find it acceptable to tell a woman to sthu...you live in a different world than I.


175 posted on 10/31/2012 2:40:18 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: lonestar

Those are amazing stats, lonestar. Very revealing. Thank you for that.


176 posted on 10/31/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Irish Eyes

You are RIGHT on all accounts, and don’t be sorry for Obama comment, I share it!!!

I can find Scripture were good people in the Bible celebrated/ Praised God for the demise of such evil men...speaking of Obama

For full disclosure I also include Clinton`s Kerry`s and Gore`s etc in that same club

Yes I would give God the Glory if any or all of them were saved, but short of that??? Yes I have prayed for them on occasion, but not to lead anybody, that`s for sure

The Democrat Party platform is simply ANTI CHRISTIAN


177 posted on 10/31/2012 9:22:40 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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