There was a lot of talk yesterday of how Mitt Romney’s so called “hurricane relief” event in Dayton, Ohio turned into nothing more than a campaign stop. Twitter was a storm of reports about the event. Today we get even a bigger insight into how staged this “relief” effort was:
As supporters lined up to greet the candidate, a young volunteer in a Romney/Ryan T-shirt stood near the tables, his hands cupped around his mouth, shouting, “You need a donation to get in line!”
Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”
The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.
Two teenage boys retrieved a jar of peanut butter each, and got in line. When it was their turn, they handed their “donations” to Romney. He took them, smiled, and offered an earnest “Thank you.”
This has to be one of the most callous acts in politics I have heard of in a long time, if ever. Millions are suffering. 54 are dead and that number is still expected to rise. The damage is in the billions of dollars and things are still chaotic.
Mitt Romney is not fit to be President. He is not fit to even be considered human. I wonder how the Mormon Church really feels about this, given all their humanitarian work? Romney is totally exploiting the misfortunes of millions to further his own ambitions.
I don’t see how anyone could vote for Mitt, especially after this. To call it disgusting is an understatement. It easily compares to Bush eating cake with John McCain and playing guitar with a country music singer as New Orleans flooded and hundreds died after Katrina. Do these Republicans have no shame?