Romney Avoids FEMA Questions

Full story: The Wall Street Journal

Mitt Romney 's campaign said he wouldn't do away with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it's unclear how a President Romney might overhaul disaster relief programs - a topic that was revived in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Of course he does. Romney hasn't taken a reporter's on the spot question for A MONTH.

Last time was 9/28.

That's it.

Romney is a four time draft dodging yellow bellied cowardly CON MAN.
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Mentally Vacant Mitt can't answer questions because he can't remember what he said 15 minutes earlier. He also doesn't recognize himself on videotape. He really can't stand THAT person!!

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Mentally Vacant Mitt.

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Republican Tips &#8207;@RepublicanTips

"#RomneysFEMA comes with a blanket and transvaginal ultrasound... whether you want it or not "
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The liberal spin machine goes into overdrive to make Obama the Hero of Sandyville, trying to pretend he hasn't been the worst President in history. When you are caught napping on 9/11, lie about it, then jet off to Vegas, it's no wonder Obama is now trying to use this tragedy for political hay. He's a low-down pig and scum-bag. The press should be ashamed for carrying his water like little wimpy azholes.

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Oh come on, you can just feel it can't you?

Yes, we all think that Romney got into some Mormon food bank and picked out the soon-to-go-bad stuff and donated it for a photo op.

Doesn't that just feel like something Romney would do?

After all, Ryan made up his soup kitchen photo op and really hurt the charity.
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pax Americana wrote:
The liberal spin machine goes into overdrive to make Obama the Hero of Sandyville,...
How about Chris Christie? He seems to be singing Obama's praises re his handling of Hurricane Sandy and rightly so.

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"A Big Storm Requires Big Government

Most Americans have never heard of the National Response Coordination Center, but they’re lucky it exists on days of lethal winds and flood tides.

The center is the war room of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where officials gather to decide where rescuers should go, where drinking water should be shipped, and how to assist hospitals that have to evacuate.

...Does Mr. Romney really believe that financially strapped states would do a better job than a properly functioning federal agency? Who would make decisions about where to send federal aid? Or perhaps there would be no federal aid, and every state would bear the burden of billions of dollars in damages.

After Mr. Romney’s 2011 remarks recirculated on Monday, his nervous campaign announced that he does not want to abolish FEMA, though he still believes states should be in charge of emergency management. Those in Hurricane Sandy’s path are fortunate that, for now, that ideology has not replaced sound policy. " NYT

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Romney is an ***hole.

He doesn't care one bit about anyone in the wake of Sandy. He just sees it as another photo op on his way to becoming the most despicable man on the planet this week.
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Romney is an ***hole.
He doesn't care one bit about anyone in the wake of Sandy. He just sees it as another photo op on his way to becoming the most despicable man on the planet this week.
And you're a gutless POS.
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The liberal spin machine goes into overdrive to make Obama the Hero of Sandyville, trying to pretend he hasn't been the worst President in history. When you are caught napping on 9/11, lie about it, then jet off to Vegas, it's no wonder Obama is now trying to use this tragedy for political hay. He's a low-down pig and scum-bag. The press should be ashamed for carrying his water like little wimpy azholes.
What more can you expect from Brain-Free Barack?
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Well, can't have everyone realizing he and Ryan proposed abolishing FEMA, doing away with Hurricane tracking and disaster preparedness now can we!!!!

Of course, Republiscums don't care but everyone else does!!!!

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Mitt suggest's replacing the FEMA program, with the, "Here's a Bag O' Groceries Program"....Yes, that's it,...just a bag of grocerie's on the road to financial prosperity.....
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Romney is an ***hole.
He doesn't care one bit about anyone in the wake of Sandy. He just sees it as another photo op on his way to becoming the most despicable man on the planet this week.
ROmney's non-rally (ooops can drive) photo op reminded me of Ryan's photo op scrubbing clean pots and pans! LOLL

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ROmney's non-rally (ooops can drive) photo op reminded me of Ryan's photo op scrubbing clean pots and pans! LOLL
That was outstanding...actually bumrushing a volunteer, to get in there and get a snapshot....watch, clean shirt and all....especially importanat since Paul Ryan and his House republican buddie's had tried to cut funding to, Meals on Wheels....Cold-Hearted Prick.....

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<quoted text>And you're a gutless POS.
And you are an America-hating servile maggot.

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ROmney's non-rally (ooops can drive) photo op reminded me of Ryan's photo op scrubbing clean pots and pans! LOLL
Yes, rumor is Paul Ryan was in NJ emptying sand bags so he could refill them halfway for a photo op. He flashed his P90X biceps and that dorky grin and left.

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Mitt suggest's replacing the FEMA program, with the, "Here's a Bag O' Groceries Program"....Yes, that's it,...just a bag of grocerie's on the road to financial prosperity.....
The rumor is he got cheap food from the local Mormon food bank as it was going off expiration date anyway.

I don't know if that is true but the Red Cross said we don't need no stinking food we need MONEY and BLOOD and VOLUNTEERS.

Romney said: here's some out of date Fruit Loops and $2.
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The rumor is he got cheap food from the local Mormon food bank as it was going off expiration date anyway.
I don't know if that is true but the Red Cross said we don't need no stinking food we need MONEY and BLOOD and VOLUNTEERS.
Romney said: here's some out of date Fruit Loops and $2.
They actually went to Wallmart and provided $5000 worth to their campaigners, errrr, volunteers!

"It was an awkward question: how does a campaign promise to cancel a political rally then hold it anyway? For Mitt Romney, it was simply a matter of rebranding.

In Ohio, yesterday, the Republican wanted credit for being sensitive to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and canceling a scheduled rally. He also wanted to hold the rally. So the same event was held at the same time, in the same venue, with the same celebrities and same campaign movie, but the rally was called a "storm relief event."

But there was another problem: what if supporters showed up without materials to drop off? Team Romney prepared for that, too -- the night before the partisan rally "relief event," campaign aides went to a local Wal Mart and spent $5,000 on "granola bars, canned food, and diapers," which could then be displayed for cameras.

What's more, local voters who wanted to shake Romney's hand were at risk of messing up the photo-op, so they were stage managed, too.


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."

It's reminiscent of Paul Ryan's recent stop to an Ohio soup kitchen. The Republican ticket is principally concerned with giving the appearance of assistance."

There is no too low!

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They actually went to Wallmart and provided $5000 worth to their campaigners, errrr, volunteers!
"It was an awkward question: how does a campaign promise to cancel a political rally then hold it anyway? For Mitt Romney, it was simply a matter of rebranding.
In Ohio, yesterday, the Republican wanted credit for being sensitive to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and canceling a scheduled rally. He also wanted to hold the rally. So the same event was held at the same time, in the same venue, with the same celebrities and same campaign movie, but the rally was called a "storm relief event."
But there was another problem: what if supporters showed up without materials to drop off? Team Romney prepared for that, too -- the night before the partisan rally "relief event," campaign aides went to a local Wal Mart and spent $5,000 on "granola bars, canned food, and diapers," which could then be displayed for cameras.
What's more, local voters who wanted to shake Romney's hand were at risk of messing up the photo-op, so they were stage managed, too.
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."
It's reminiscent of Paul Ryan's recent stop to an Ohio soup kitchen. The Republican ticket is principally concerned with giving the appearance of assistance."
There is no too low!
Romney/Ryan has reached a new high of cynicism, deception, secrecy and garbage.

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