The latest in the crazy capers of Mitt and Paul has Paul Ryan pretending that he cares:
The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.
Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.
What about government coming into our homes and businesses? Paul Ryan just forced his way into one. Not only that, but what Ryan washed was already clean!
But it gets worse. There is fear that Ryan’s shenanigans could cause the kitchen some donations:
He noted that the soup kitchen relies on funding from private individuals who might reconsider their support if it appears that the charity is favoring one political candidate over another.
“I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals,” he said. “If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.”
I’m sure many would think this sounds petty; not supporting a charity because it looks like they support a certain candidate. They would be right. It would be as petty as churches that shun members for supporting a certain candidate or mega-millionaire business owners threatening their employees over support for a candidate (*cough* KOCH!).
Perhaps Paul Ryan should show that he cares by offering an apology and a donation to the group. Until then, isn’t this seen as a sin in the eyes of the Lord? He acted like he was being a good Christian and volunteering to help the hungry, when in fact he was just doing it to promote his own ambitions. I’m pretty sure there is something about that in the Bible.