The other day I posted VIDEO flashback: Mitt Romney mocks “rise of the oceans” in which I asked, did he help the families who suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy? Or just those in swing states?
He pretended to care about those families at something he called a “storm relief event,” but it was actually a self-serving prop dispensary disguising a campaign rally.
He doesn’t care about anyone but himself and his own ambitions. This new ad effectively says it all in only 30 seconds:
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Rachel Maddow blasted Mitt Romney and his fake-”storm relief event” as the self-serving, opportunistic, exploitative sham that it was. This is who Republican voters would be proud to have as their next president? Really?
“Mr. Romney never stopped campaigning…”
“It would be coarse to keep campaigning… They had to seem like they were being sensitive to the [Hurricane Sandy] crisis”
“The Red Cross does not want your cans, they want your money. And your blood donations.”
“This is a real disaster. This is not a plot in a sit-com about how to run for president. This is a real disaster, an ongoing, affecting millions of Americans. And real help really is needed. And that is not the same thing as using the suffering of millions of Americans as an occasion to accrue political capital for yourself by trying to create the appearance that you are helping when you are not bothering to actually try to really help. That is something very different.
“Helping people who are suffering with their lives in danger because our fellow Americans have been affected by a devastating, gigantic, national disaster in our biggest population center is pretty much the same thing as– helping Mitt Romney get elected! Pretty much the same thing, right? We all come together, right?”
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.
Why, what a coincidence! Just the other day I posted about what a liar Willard Romney is, and pointed straight to his blatant hypocrisy regarding his efforts to perpetuate the fake Solyndra not-scandal.
Not to pile on (okay, yes, to pile on), but Think Progress is reporting about a second Romney-backed solar company that filed for bankruptcy.
This makes me wonder two things: Why is Willard willing to subject himself to such easy debunking, and why are solar companies going under when they’re such a big part of such an effective solution to our energy problems? Especially when, per TP, the solar industry has “created 64,000 jobs across the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.”
Konarka is the second Massachusetts solar company, along with Evergreen Solar and Beacon Power, to receive taxpayer dollars under Romney’s tenure and subsequently declare bankruptcy.
Let’s remedy both of these problems by 1) re-electing President Obama, and 2) supporting green energy.
But, oops! The fake Solyndra scandal has backfired, as you can see in the clip above, especially because Romney lied outright. Doubly especially because Mitt is a major hypocrite.
Here is the entire segment in which Rachel calls out even more Romney lies:
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