Because Disasters Bring Out the Best in Folks—They Say.

Let’s start with the obvious—Romney’s Campaign is not suspended. You can tell, because they are still lying about stuff.  They’ve decided to pretend they are also doing some “relief events”, because they will be taking non-perishable items that no one wants and send them to—where did the worst of it hit—oh, that’s right, New Jersey. I’m not kidding:

On a day when millions of Americans face serious hardship as they recover from Hurricane Sandy’s damage, Mitt Romney clearly decided it would be crass to campaign in a conventional way. So he turned a scheduled rally in Kettering, Ohio, this morning into a “storm relief event,” and posed before piles of donated canned goods.

“We’re going to box these things up in just a minute and put them on some trucks, and then we’re going to send them into, I think it’s New Jersey,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “There’s a site we’ve identified where we can take these goods and distribute them to people who need them.”

You can feel the love in the above picture, that’s for sure.  I’m not even going to dwell on Mitt Romney, because there’s more examples of disaster bringing out the best in people—like the Obama Administration getting advice from an old hand at dealing with bad situations: Former FEMA Director Michael Brown.

You might wonder what Bush’s FEMA head—famous for being the guy who did a “heckuva job” during Hurrican Katrina—had to say.  After all, if folks learn from mistakes, he probably has a lot of wisdom to impar—meh.  Here’s him:

“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown says. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”

Wow.  Look at him pairing a weird criticism (Obama reacted too quickly to a natural disaster—which is kind of time-sensitive if you want to save lives and stuff?) with a partisan smear. You go, Michael Brown!  I mean seriously. You go, now. Heckuva a job staying under a rock, dude.

Oh, and finally?  I wasn’t going to give this guy attention, but here:


He obviously needs some kind of attention—like a gangrenous appendage.  (Amputation?)

You know, I think my title may be misleading. I meant, “OMG the assholes.”  Sorry about that.


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Heckuvajobbrownie having ANYTHING to say about federal response to a disaster is basically obscene.  And for him to criticize President Obama for reacting too quickly to a looming disaster of epic proportions?  Mind boggling.

NJ Gov Chris Christie, whose state was right in the bulls eye had an, ahem, different take  on Obama’s handling of the crisis.

And I’m not a huge fan of Christie but his epic takedown of the FauxSnooze Couch of Incompetents about whether he was going to cozy up to RMoney for a nice little photo op
over the disaster crippling his state was heart warming to watch.

If Trump were human, he’d give the $5 mil to Red Cross now, but then, he’s not really human, is he?

Funny, the Red Cross and most other disaster relief groups say they want cash, not outdated cans of beans that they have no place to sort and no system in place to distribute.  The best use of that stuff is taking it to the local food bank, but that would deny the poors their access to their bootstraps, so probably not.

My favorite Michael Brown story regards his slo-mo wildfire evacuation:

“I couldn’t smell the smoke or see it, because the [wind was] just pushing the smoke due east. I couldn’t see the fire until I got down to Highway 36. And when I saw it, I was just astonished at just how large it was. So I sat and watched it for about two hours”

Nothing says, “I am a competent individual who knows how to respond to a disaster” than sitting and watching a wildfire for two hours.  Why hasn’t this asshole been run out of town, and by “town” I mean the country, on a rail by now?

Comment by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 10/31/12 at 01:34 AM

The Red Cross has been asking for cash instead of canned goods and the like since when . . . the mid-70’s perhaps?

Oh, and about those donated supplies—bought by the campaign for the photo-op.

I had not seen the poster for the “canned” (get it?) event.  But until Sandy it was called Romney’s “Victory Rally”?

Of course nothing is too presumptuous for Mittens.  No posturing is beyond the pale for Mittens.  There is no stand not worth taking no matter how ridiculous he may look for there is a sliver of political gain to be had for Mittens.  There is no gutter in the world Mittens would not lick if he thought it would help is campaign.  We all know these things.

But his “Victory Rally”?  GMAFB.

Trump is, simply, a creep of the highest order. Forget the challenge Trumpy - just donate the $5 million - heaven knows you don’t bloody need it. He is a futile mockery of what a human being should be

It is possible to amputate an arsehole, but you then need a leaking colostomy bag, like Brown, to really demonstrate the futility of Republicans.

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