In the video above, Rachel Maddow recaps Photo Op Mitt’s Big campaign rally, er, “storm relief event” and points out how he avoided any questions about his 2011 remarks at a GOP primary debate at which he suggested that federal disaster relief is “immoral.”
Of course, had Photo OP Mitt bothered to check their website, he’d have noticed that the Red Cross doesn’t accept certain types of donations because they actually make their work harder, exactly the type of useless “goods” Photo Op Mitt collected and, oops! provided to attendees as props. Some leader.
But the last-minute nature of the call for donations left some in the campaign concerned that they would end up with an empty truck. So the night before the event, campaign aides went to a local Wal-Mart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in, according to one staffer. [...]
Empty-handed supporters plead 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.
There isn’t an “in-touch” bone in Willard M. Romney’s body. To him and his running mate, the one who fake-washed pots at a homeless center, America is nothing but a stage and we 47% (make that 99%)–along with a few pots and pans and granola bars– are their props.