New ObamaMedia Meme: Mitt Romney Committing Gaaaaffes By Helping People In Wake of Hurricane Sandy – And They’re Worried He’ll Politicize the Disaster (Like *Before*)

MSNBC Ridicules Romney for Collecting Food and Supplies for Sandy Victims

After introducing his Obama-supporting guests Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Lehigh professor James Peterson, host Martin Bashir played a clip of the President speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington Tuesday.

When the clip concluded, Bashir said, “Mayor Reed, so the Red Cross knows what it’s doing. Did he, did you detect perhaps a subtle dig there on Mr. Romney who spent today going against the guidelines established by the Red Cross and holding a campaign rally in Ohio that was dressed up like a charity drive collecting food and other supplies when the Red Cross expressly asked people not to do that?”

Imagine that. A presidential candidate who gives millions of dollars a year to charity does a storm relief event in Ohio, and an MSNBC anchor is disgusted by it because the Red Cross would prefer people donating cash.

I wonder what this official would have said if Romney sent out a fundraising email during the middle of the storm, or asked people to phone bank as the hurricane approached their area?

Via WaPo:

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern on Tuesday accused Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of politicizing Hurricane Sandy with a Dayton event that was billed as storm relief but also had characteristics of a campaign rally.

Romney spoke only briefly at the event, to encourage donations to storm victims, and volunteers collected canned goods to send to those suffering in New Jersey. But Romney’s biographical video, routinely played at campaign rallies, was used to introduce the event, as was his routine rally music.

MSNBC Anchor Criticizes Romney’s Storm Volunteerism: Red Cross Doesn’t Want or Need Your Non-Monetary Donations:

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday questioned the sincerity of a “storm relief” event organized by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Ohio, arguing that the Red Cross apparently has no need for donated clothes or canned goods.

“You’ve got the image of Mitt Romney doing what, they say, is not a campaign event in the same space they were going to hold a campaign event. They say they’re making collections for hurricane and storm relief,” the MSNBC anchor said during a Tuesday broadcast of “Mitchell Reports.”

“We checked with the Red Cross. The Red Cross said, while they’re always grateful for donations, that this is not what they need or want. They always tell people, ‘please donate money, because we have our own packagers, wholesalers’ — they have their own distribution system,” she continued.

Yes, with major weather events like Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross does put an emphasis on monetary donations. That’s probably why, along with tables “piled high with flashlights, batteries, diapers, toothbrushes, mini-deodorants, fleece blankets, cereal, toilet paper and canned goods,” the Romney event also featured two large TV screens encouraging supporters to text “REDCROSS” to 90999 and “make a $10 donation.”

As the Democrat Media Complex pounded Romney relentlessly today for violating the Red Cross’s apparently sacred preferences, and holding what they considered a campaign event, some also  fretted that Romney (Romney!?) might take the occasion to “Politicize” the disaster. Because politicizing disasters is the lefts’ area of expertise (See Hurricane Katrina) and I guess they want to protect their territory.

While most White House  reporters traveling aboard Air Force One, this weekend,  questioned the White House Press staff about the president’s hurricane preparations, one reporter wanted to know if they were prepared for Mitt Romney.

Charlie Spiering of Beltway Confidential:

“Are you worried about the possible politicization of the storm response?” the reporter asked. “We’re a week out from the election.  Governor Romney might say something about how you guys are responding to it or going to rallies and that stuff.”

“Well, I don’t want to predict what Governor Romney may or may not say,” Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered. “He certainly does have an interesting track record on this.”

Ooooh – zing. Because Romney correctly criticized the Obama administration for its weak apologetic stance after the 9/11 demonstrations in Cairo and violence in Benghazi. And that was the worst week of Romney’s campaign because  the ObamaMedia pounded him relentlessly for “politicizing a disaster” before all the facts were out and when Americans should have been “coming together” (at least according to the White House talking points.)

Meanwhile,

Good Grief… Obama Electioneers During Hurricane Press Conference – Tells Team to “Lean Forward” in Their Response (Video)

and the White House released a Propaganda Pic Showing Obama Dealing With Hurricane Sandy In the Situation Room…

Here’s a question no one in ObamaMedia will ask: Where are the photos from the situation room on 9/11?

Oh shush – that would be politicizing a disaster.

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5 Responses to “New ObamaMedia Meme: Mitt Romney Committing Gaaaaffes By Helping People In Wake of Hurricane Sandy – And They’re Worried He’ll Politicize the Disaster (Like *Before*)”

  1. Geo Says:

    I understand that Andrea Greenspan took a shot at Mitt also. I have to hand it to the AxleRoid types in the White House though, they caught themselves this time, unlike the last over Libya. They send bamster down to Florida on Sunday afternoon for a campaign stop on Monday. Then it dawned on them . . . . wait a minute we can’t have chithead down in Florida [out of town again] when this storm hits the northeast. We better reel him back in and get him to pose as President just in time for the storm to hit.

    In the meantime he [the Prez] sends out his surrogates [VPOTUS & The Squirter in Chief] to continue to pummel Mitt, while Mitt stops his attacks on the Prez and gets pounded for collecting food supplies for the hurricane victims from the msm. It’s brilliant and it’s not like it hasn’t worked before after all, just think of the other alleged msm Mitt gaffes:

    Brit Security at the Olympics
    Criticizes the Press Release from Embassy in Cairo on 9-11
    The Debate issue of when the President labeled the attack terrorism and Cowley backed him up

    On each occurrence the Romney campaign withdrew and stopped attacking the issue and they were exactly right in what they were saying.

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  2. Carlos Says:

    “Imagine that. A presidential candidate who gives millions of dollars a year to charity does a storm relief event in Ohio, and an MSNBC anchor is disgusted by it because the Red Cross would prefer people donating cash.”

    Of course, every “charity” in the world would rather have cash – it’s so much easier to get the things you need from cash than it is to package food and flashlights for delivery. Besides, cash is easier to carry, too, and a lot of “charities” carry it right down the street and into private accounts in the form of “pay” for their mucky-mucks, something more and more people are aware of as scams are exposed.

    Don’t get the idea that that is what I’m accusing the Red Cross of. They are, as far as I know, a fine organization. But no matter the organization, they are run by humans, and some humans just can’t seem to satisfy their need for greed and cheating.

    Kinda like Democraps.

    Another case of projection from PMSDNC, I’d say.

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  5. Carlos Says:

    Can you imagine the horror of any Democrat, statist, lib, socialist, that someone not the government is actually DOING something about getting aid to those affected by the storm (or any disaster, natural or otherwise)?

    No wonder they’re up in arms about this putrid Republican actually being concerned enough about it to do something outside the government’s flood of bureaucracy and paperwork…and doing it in a timely manner, something which the government has never been accuse of.

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