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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: ROCKLOBSTER

“Oh, are they the only charity working there? Romney could create his own instant charity network if he wanted to. Talk about buying votes.”

I would wager that the Mormon Church already has an amazing network set up for this type of situation. I may not agree with the tenents of their religion, but I do know that they believe deeply in preparedness and charitable help!


52 posted on 10/31/2012 9:11:38 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Morpheus2009

That’s the whole thing in a nutshell.

You have God’s way of doing things,
and you have the world’s (humanist) way of doing things.

The two are in conflict and are irreconcilable.
You’ll hear leftists utter things like
“private charitable giving interferes with the duty of government”.


53 posted on 10/31/2012 9:12:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DallasSun

So, you seem to be saying Romney was fully aware of the needs of the Red Cross but deliberately ignored them in order to make political points. That would also logically mean that he was hoping no one else was aware of the Red Cross’s “no canned goods” policy which would make him both dumb and evil at the same time.

It might also, however, be possible that he had some plan to get the donated goods where they are needed using the considerable resources at his disposal.


54 posted on 10/31/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: The Conservative Goddess

Give to a more worthy charity the Salvation Army.


55 posted on 10/31/2012 9:13:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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56 posted on 10/31/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mr Rogers

A Korean War Vet told me that when the Red Cross passed out coffee and donuts over there in the cold and horrible conditions, the NCO’s were lucky to get coffee, the commissioned officers got the donuts.

I used to volunteer for the Red Cross, and was awarded a fine pin to ‘wear on my lapel’. I threw the pin away and find other organizations to give to.


57 posted on 10/31/2012 9:15:43 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: DallasSun

You keep missing the point, DS. The Red Cross isn’t the only organization that distributes aid. It’s only been repeated a dozen times to you.


58 posted on 10/31/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I have very little respect or use for the Red Cross.As mentioned above,it is composed of too many HIGH-PAID administrators living well off the good intentions of the ordinary people who donate.A number of people in my area were very upset about the Red Cross following tornados.

I DON’T donate to either the Red Cross or United Way.

And a word of warning:the marketing/solicitation experts have infiltrated every charitable organization.If you donate by traceable means.that is,by check or credit card,they will thn spend money mailing you requests for more money.Even the Salvation Army did that to my irritation.

I f you want to give,give anonymously as I do now by dropping cash into the red kettle;or give to/through your local church.

Another reason I dislike the Red Cross and similar groups is their “political correctness”.


59 posted on 10/31/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: DallasSun

Here is a great article on the Red Cross after Katrina.

http://www.charitywatch.org/articles/katrina_testimony.html


60 posted on 10/31/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: gulf1609
" There is nothing Romney could have done to make msnbc happy."

Yes he can.... give those millions who are effected by this storm all a new I-Pad/Phone..... Mega Sarcasm...
61 posted on 10/31/2012 9:16:28 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Dudoight

That was not an insult. It was a fact. He is a politician, si? A politician is a pander bear every time. Sorry.


62 posted on 10/31/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
Wow! How incisive!

Thank god you're here.

63 posted on 10/31/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: gulf1609
" They would have been all over him if he campaigned and all over him if he had done nothing."

He did the right thing in spite of what the MSM says.
Screw what the MSM say.
We need to spin spin spin this against the MSM by saying that the MSM hates the hurricane victims.
Say that the MSM does not want hurricane victims helped by telling people to stop giving donations.
64 posted on 10/31/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DallasSun

It looks like the LDS organization works with several charities and has specific action plans for natural disaster assistance. They have sent people to help the Red Cross and are working with other charities.

http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/


65 posted on 10/31/2012 9:21:24 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The only worthy charity to give to is the Salvation Army.
I stopped giving to the United Way when I found out that they help with abortions.

People ? the Red Cross ain't the Red Cross of your grandmother.
66 posted on 10/31/2012 9:23:18 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

“We need to spin spin spin this against the MSM by saying that the MSM hates the hurricane victims.
Say that the MSM does not want hurricane victims helped by telling people to stop giving donations.”

BRILLIANT, American Constitutionalist! LOL!


67 posted on 10/31/2012 9:23:46 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: DallasSun

DS, I’ve tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, and yes politicians are generally a-holes yadda yadda yadda, but enough is enough. Just give your money to the Red Cross, but don’t criticize people who choose other organizations and other means.


68 posted on 10/31/2012 9:24:10 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: DallasSun

You’re wrong. I can’t find any news source that says the items collected by Romney were specifically going to the Red Cross.

In fact, at the event Romney asked supporters to text a donation to the Red Cross.... just as the Red Cross asked.

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Romney’s event in Kettering, Ohio was billed as a ‘storm relief’ event and attendees were asked to bring non-perishable foods and other items for left in need by the storm.

People left blankets, deodorants, tinned food, torches, batteries, toothbrushes and nappies on long tables and messages on two large television screens asked people to text the American Red Cross to make donations.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225766/Superstorm-Sandy-Chris-Redfern-slams-Mitt-Romney-taking-advantage-tragedy.html#ixzz2AtS2ir6i
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69 posted on 10/31/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by ILS21R (We stand at the precipice, looking into the abyss.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So....that proves you are ‘right’? LOL!

You need to go to “Mother Jones’ to do your commentary. Everyone there would bestow you with love and kisses. Cheers, gal!


70 posted on 10/31/2012 9:25:37 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: DallasSun
Helping? Red Cross said they do not need the canned goods. There is no one to sort them....no place to store them and no way to transport them. Did Romney listen??? He is pandering. Period.

I bet if you told Romney he'd listen and stop all that pandering you say he's doing. Thanks for your support. /s

71 posted on 10/31/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: DallasSun

They were also collecting money, to go to the Red Cross.

And Who said that the canned goods, water, clothes and food
were going to just the Red Cross. There are other charitable
organizations that help out with this type of incident.
Matthew 25 ministries come to mind. They gladly accept all
donations.

Mike


72 posted on 10/31/2012 9:29:55 AM PDT by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: DallasSun

“They have no one to sort them..no place to store them and no way to transport them to the flooded areas.”

Right. The Red Cross is asking for $$ donations so they can purchase food, water, and other supplies and then sort, store, and transport to the victims.

Got it.


73 posted on 10/31/2012 9:30:16 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: snarkytart

I do not blabber. I made a statement. It is your comprehension that is in question. A “real” conservative? LMAO. Now That is funny!!! Your statement is just silly..nonsense.


74 posted on 10/31/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Dudoight

Sweetie, I wouldn’t go near Mother Jones with a ten foot pole and I didn’t do “commentary” now, did I? I posted an article.

Romney is getting the expected leftist criticism for staging an event. Of course Obama never stages anything. It is all just spontaneous and the crowds adore him. Well, not so much any more.

Why must you be so critical? I thought we were all in this together. Just a few more days...stop seeing boogey-men everywhere.


75 posted on 10/31/2012 9:33:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mr Rogers

I shared my experience with vets I knew from WWII and Korea, they had similar experiences to your uncles.


76 posted on 10/31/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SeekAndFind

The crass, snarky attitudes from the leftards toward those who actually move goods and people to help others are mind-boggling. Those turds at MSNBC wouldn’t know a good deed if it landed on their pointy little heads.


77 posted on 10/31/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Recordhighturnoutisourhopeforsending0bamahome.Prayhard!!!)
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To: DallasSun

defending Axelrod on another thread and calling him funny and attacking Romney for trying to collect supplies for storm victims saying he’s pandering is blabber to me. Liberal blabber.

Now kick rocks.


78 posted on 10/31/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: DallasSun

Yes, the obvious reason that Red Cross has a hard tim taking a skim off the top of canned goods.

Red Cross is NOT a worthy charity. Salvation Army does more with less.


79 posted on 10/31/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: snarkytart

For the record....my comments about Romney were not digs. I have made NO secret of the fact I am not voting for Romney under any circumstances. I have always been upfront about that though I owe you no explanation. Honesty does not a troll make.


80 posted on 10/31/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: GilesB

Absolutely.


81 posted on 10/31/2012 9:37:31 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I was 200 miles north in Mississippi when Katrina hit. We had a lot of damage. And the motels were full of people who evacuated from the storms path. Guess who was there in the parking lots with their canteens feeding these people? The Salvation Army! No electricity for a week or more so there were no restaurants open. The Churches in town also opened their doors, quit a few have kitchens and provided cooked meals. The Red Cross was useless in this situation. People were needing Food and clothes which the Red Cross was refusing as a donation. I would donate Blood to them but never money!


82 posted on 10/31/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DallasSun

Ya...supplies will just rain from the sky when Obama waives his wand.

Obama has ways to store, sort, and transport, unavailable to Romney..../sarc


83 posted on 10/31/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Smedley

I did not miss the point. The story was that Romney was doing this for the Red Cross....I do not have a dog in this fight. I am going to go pound my head on asphalt. I try to have a conversation and someone else decides to make it an argument.


84 posted on 10/31/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
When you're a socialist, any action coming from wealth is evil by definition, unless it's the government.

Personal wealth is eeeeeevil -- though he has earned it. Government wealth is goooooood -- though they have confiscated it.

The human mind is endlessly flexible.

85 posted on 10/31/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

They need help in lower Manhattan if this blog is correct.

http://gothamist.com/2012/10/31/outrage_in_the_powerless_zone_a_dis.php


86 posted on 10/31/2012 9:41:07 AM PDT by gulf1609
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To: Smedley

I have given to this disaster relief through my church and the salvation army. I choose not to give to Red Cross. And thank you for your kindness in trying to give me the benefit of the doubt. It is more than most here. I mean that sincerely. Not snarky. Truly, Smedley.


87 posted on 10/31/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Better that the Red Cross hands out those $2000 Taxpayer Funded Debit Cards like FEMA did after Katrina.

After the cleanup, the Casinos and Strip Joints will need the Business.


88 posted on 10/31/2012 9:43:44 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You are wise and articulate, as always, ilovesarah.


89 posted on 10/31/2012 9:45:00 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

MNBC BREAKING NEWS:

PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT, LOOKS PRESIDENTIAL


90 posted on 10/31/2012 9:45:53 AM PDT by r0tten
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91 posted on 10/31/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Many soldiers have had bad experiences with the Red Cross.


92 posted on 10/31/2012 9:46:23 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
I did not miss the point. The story was that Romney was doing this for the Red Cross....

No he wasn't. I proved you wrong in prior post. Why do you choose to remain ignorant?

93 posted on 10/31/2012 9:46:48 AM PDT by ILS21R (We stand at the precipice, looking into the abyss.)
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To: DallasSun

LOL - not really either, but I appreciate it.

And I always enjoy your posts, DallasSun.


94 posted on 10/31/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Dudoight
Cheers, gal!

DallasSun said s/he/it wasn't a guy. Now you're being insensitive to the transgendered, transpecies, neutered, and other gendered (OG).

For instance, DallasSun could be an intelligent dolphin.

...or at least a dolphin.

95 posted on 10/31/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: snarkytart

I did not defend anyone. I did not “attack” Romney. You sound like the typical school yard bully with no substance or depth to your argument so you just sling your insults as though they are cognizant thoughts. No one ever accused You of being articulate, did they. Now....go sling your spittle and insults on someone else. They are boring. The term...vapid..comes to mind. Usually only Mika makes me think of that term.


96 posted on 10/31/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

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?

Sounds to me like Red Cross should GTF out of the way and let the people who want to help and know how to work get the job done.


97 posted on 10/31/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: DallasSun
We got hit in Virgina Beach several years ago by a hurricane which knocked out power for several days. Lots of folks from west of our position loaded up trucks with all kinds of things we needed by the third day. There was no fighting, no bickering and no problems. We lined up, they opened the doors to the trucks and they started giving out baskets full of canned goods, water and baby wipes. It was a beautiful thing. No way we could have gotten anything from the Red Cross in such a way. I sincerely appreciaited what those folks did for us.
98 posted on 10/31/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: GilesB

You are absolutely correct. I second that.


99 posted on 10/31/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Mathews

Thank goodness for people like you. You and so many like you will earn a jewel in your crown. Bless you.


100 posted on 10/31/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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