Louisiana flood victim: Mitt Romney "said, go home and call 211."

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Yesterday I posted about Willard Romney saying this to Bobby Jindal while touring a flood-ravaged area of Louisiana.: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?”

But I missed this nugget, proving once again that Romney's out-of-touchitude is quickly approaching Code Blue, er, Republican Red.

He spoke to a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, who lost her home in the flooding. Via HuffPo:

"He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Chiarello said of her conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

1) How compassionate and human! Just like everyone at the GOP convention insisted he was on national Tee Vee!  "You're suffering, Jodie? Well, you people know how to pick up a phone and call someone, for Pete's Sake! I'm just here to look concerned for the cameras, dear. Have a marvelous day!"

2) Now you have a better idea of how he'll treat the needy, the elderly, the poor, and the disabled. Say bye-bye to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know it. And of course, say "nice knowin' ya" to FEMA.

3) "Public"? What a socialist!

H/t: @terminalwords

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  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    What, no FEMA?  Oh right, they're the ones building death camps.   Somebody overheard a staffer remind Mitt  "state goood fed baaaddd" #frankensteinsMittster

  • Lar5

    Romney was there for the photo opt. No empathy needed! His buddy Ryan wants to cut billions from disaster aid. Why did he bother to go look at all?