Romney's campaign donated $5000 in goods to hurricane relief & used a campaign rally to ask others to donate!
THAT INHUMAN BEAST!!!
— Remulak MoxArgon (@moxargon) November 01, 2012
That about sums it up. After Mitt Romney released his most current tax return showing he and his wife had donated more than $4 million to charity, his opponents were quick to pounce. Sen. Harry Reid denounced the Romneys’ charitable giving as calculated tax manipulation, while others contended that it didn’t count anyway, since they probably gave through their church and not a real charity.
So when the Romney campaign decided to buy $5,000 worth of peanut butter, canned goods and diapers to kick-start a storm relief event in Kettering, Ohio, yesterday, it didn’t take long for people to label the move “sickening,” a “great lie” and a case of “fraud.” What’s so wrong with donating food and diapers? Plenty (if Barack Obama doesn’t do it, that is).
First, the “useless” donations were obviously a cynical campaign stunt.
New embarassing details about Romney “relief rally.”His campbought $5k of food for people to “donate” back to him americablog.com/2012/10/romney…
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 31, 2012
Comment Redux: With Romney buying goods for campaign crowd to “donate” for Sandy relief – a great lie of 10/29/08 j.mp/Rwk7Rw
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 1, 2012
So Romney bought those useless cans himself? $5000 photo op? This guy can fund FEMA. What a disgraceful person.
— BWD (@theonlyadult) October 31, 2012
Romney spending $5000 for a disaster relief photo-op instead of giving directly to red cross should really be a scandal bit.ly/SvKxoY
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) October 31, 2012
So Romney went to Walmart. Bought $5000 worth of food then brought it to his “relief” event and handed it out to supporters to hand back…
— Tony Clifton (@NOLAtlien) November 1, 2012
Romney Fakes Food for Sandy Relief$5,000 Wall Mart stuff -made in China: politicolnews.com/romney-fake-50…
— Politicolnews (@Politicolnews) October 31, 2012
— IamButton (: (@cieraaa_) November 1, 2012
No one wants your junk food anyway, Romney. Sure, the Red Cross begrudgingly says it’s thankful for the effort, but just send money next time. More money, though. Heck, Romney’s campaign is practically doing more damage than Sandy by donating food. Some people are allergic to peanut butter, you monster. Wasn’t killing that woman with your cancer enough to satisfy your bloodlust?
Red Cross tells us grateful for Romney donation but prefer people send money or donate blood dont collect goods NOT best way to help #Sandy
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) October 30, 2012
Romney’s campaign bought $5,000 worth of junk food from Wal Mart for a fake photo op. Red Cross won’t accept the stuff. politicolnews.com/?p=44503
— jay c. constantz (@constantz) November 1, 2012
The best part of Mitt’s can donation effort?The Red Cross publicly pleaded that people do not donate canned goods!Someone tell Romney!!!
— Chris Richards (@ckebaseball) November 1, 2012
Romney campaign bought $5000 worth of canned food the Red Cross didn’t want for their “flood relief” campaign stop. theatln.tc/SelVxN
— Mike Daisey (@mdaisey) October 31, 2012
Romney gives typical food bank fare.. granola bars (candy), peanut butter (frequently allergenic). Just donate $5000. like the rest of us…
— SWF (@SWF6) November 1, 2012
Pathetic how the same Romney that raised MILLIONS $$$ at campaign fundraisers only managed $5000 for hurricane victims. @thereval
— Physguy (@physguy2) October 31, 2012
If Mitt Romney wants to help hurricane victims, he should donate some of his vast fortune: slate.me/SvzewO
— Slate (@Slate) October 31, 2012
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 31, 2012