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    4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Easy.... follow the Red Cross and other relief institutions guidelines... Donate money.. and in Romney's case a buttload of money. He can afford it after all. Getting "supplies" is nothing but a photo op and goes against the wishes of main-stream relief organisations guidelines.
    Imagine that. The man has already paid millions in taxes and donated millions more, not good enough.

    He tries to organize people, and not good enough. What can only Obama organize communities or something?

    **** the "main-stream" relief organizations if they turn away donations. I would imagine the people who need it won't be turning it away.
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

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    Imagine that. The man has already paid millions in taxes and donated millions more, not good enough.
    Irrelevant. Most of his donations went to his freaking church, far far far away from the disaster area.

    He tries to organize people,
    Not his job.

    and not good enough.
    It in fact takes resources away from the disaster area, because now Red Cross has to send people to "help the Romney campaign" move unwanted goods, instead of focusing on relief. There is a reason all relief organisations say they want cash or blood, not canned goods. Money is easier to move than canned goods.

    What can only Obama organize communities or something?
    Obama is the commander in chief.. he is doing his job and doing it well... I know that pisses the right off, but even Chris Christie, a Romney surrogate says that Obama is doing a good job on this.

    **** the "main-stream" relief organizations if they turn away donations.
    They would never turn away donations if it was cash. But moving a ton of relief supplies from Ohio to say New York will take time, cost money and take away resources from the area. They already have a lot of relief supplies near the effected areas, and just have to get it out.. but noo, they have to play a political football and lend Romney and his political aspirations a hand to move unwanted supplies to where they are supposedly needed. It is simply a waste of resources, but they cant say no as it would turn the US right against them.

    I would imagine the people who need it won't be turning it away.
    Those that need them are far away from where the goods were given.. and that is the freaking point!
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Easy.... follow the Red Cross and other relief institutions guidelines... Donate money.. and in Romney's case a buttload of money. He can afford it after all. Getting "supplies" is nothing but a photo op and goes against the wishes of main-stream relief organisations guidelines.
    Money is worthless to someone that is cold and hungry. They need food and clothing. And there are plenty of main stream relief organizations that deal with sending supplies and not money. Salvation Army for one.
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

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    Not his job.
    So? There are plenty of people organizing things. Its not their job either. Yet they still do it in order to help. Your response here was really lame.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It in fact takes resources away from the disaster area, because now Red Cross has to send people to "help the Romney campaign" move unwanted goods, instead of focusing on relief. There is a reason all relief organisations say they want cash or blood, not canned goods. Money is easier to move than canned goods.
    All the money in the world isn't going to do jack squat if the goods are not in the area to buy. And the Red Cross does not have to do jack to help with the canned goods. They can leave that up to other organizations that deal with such things. Like the Salvation Army.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They would never turn away donations if it was cash. But moving a ton of relief supplies from Ohio to say New York will take time, cost money and take away resources from the area. They already have a lot of relief supplies near the effected areas, and just have to get it out.. but noo, they have to play a political football and lend Romney and his political aspirations a hand to move unwanted supplies to where they are supposedly needed. It is simply a waste of resources, but they cant say no as it would turn the US right against them.
    Again, the Red Cross does not have to help Romney at all. There are other organizations which help with supplies. Nor do they have to pay for the transportation of those goods. That should have been obvious when Romney donated his bus to ship the supplies, at his expense.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Those that need them are far away from where the goods were given.. and that is the freaking point!
    How in the world do you think charities work? That they just buy up the supplies in disaster areas? Do you really think that the stock piles that they have would be enough to handle everyone in any given area? Particularly a place like New York that has over 7 million people living there? I could post a dozen pictures of disaster areas that that would be impossible.
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So? There are plenty of people organizing things. Its not their job either. Yet they still do it in order to help. Your response here was really lame.
    The first responders are the Red Cross, similar organisations and the local, state and federal governments.... not "people organizing things" hundreds or thousands of miles away, and certainly not politicians who are politizising this for their own benefit.

    All the money in the world isn't going to do jack squat if the goods are not in the area to buy.
    They are! That is the freaking point!

    And the Red Cross does not have to do jack to help with the canned goods.
    Of course they do.. they cant refuse to help romney.. after he could become president and his followers could swiftboat the organisation.. would not be the first time.

    They can leave that up to other organizations that deal with such things. Like the Salvation Army.
    LOL okay... keep dodging.

    Again, the Red Cross does not have to help Romney at all.
    Again they do, because Romney asked them. If they had refused then it would have been a political nightmare for them and future raising of money.

    There are other organizations which help with supplies.
    Then why did Romney not go to them?

    Nor do they have to pay for the transportation of those goods. That should have been obvious when Romney donated his bus to ship the supplies, at his expense.
    Never stated that they had to pay for transportation.. but they do have to send people to move the goods and to put those goods into their already very busy supply system that is built on the premise of using Red Cross money to buy from suppliers, not getting donations for political hacks like Romney!

    How in the world do you think charities work? That they just buy up the supplies in disaster areas? Do you really think that the stock piles that they have would be enough to handle everyone in any given area? Particularly a place like New York that has over 7 million people living there? I could post a dozen pictures of disaster areas that that would be impossible.
    Dude.. this is not the 3rd world. They knew the storm was coming and stocked up, just like the Feds moving resources near to the area. I know fully how the major charities work and they all state .. we want money not physical goods.
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Easy.... follow the Red Cross and other relief institutions guidelines... Donate money.. and in Romney's case a buttload of money. He can afford it after all. Getting "supplies" is nothing but a photo op and goes against the wishes of main-stream relief organisations guidelines.
    I hope that all of the donations were checked for expiration dates.

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    4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Irrelevant. Most of his donations went to his freaking church, far far far away from the disaster area.
    So? His taxes are going to pay for the relief and recovery. Also is the LDS church doing nothing to help?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not his job.
    It's called volunteering. People do it a lot. Especially Mormons.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It in fact takes resources away from the disaster area, because now Red Cross has to send people to "help the Romney campaign" move unwanted goods, instead of focusing on relief. There is a reason all relief organisations say they want cash or blood, not canned goods. Money is easier to move than canned goods.
    The Red Cross does not have to do anything they choose not to.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Obama is the commander in chief.. he is doing his job and doing it well... I know that pisses the right off, but even Chris Christie, a Romney surrogate says that Obama is doing a good job on this.
    Well believing he is doing his job well is subjective. And Commander in Chief is a military position.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They would never turn away donations if it was cash. But moving a ton of relief supplies from Ohio to say New York will take time, cost money and take away resources from the area. They already have a lot of relief supplies near the effected areas, and just have to get it out.. but noo, they have to play a political football and lend Romney and his political aspirations a hand to move unwanted supplies to where they are supposedly needed. It is simply a waste of resources, but they cant say no as it would turn the US right against them.
    Again, they don't need to do anything they choose not to. Excuses sound so good though.


    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Those that need them are far away from where the goods were given.. and that is the freaking point!
    No the point is trying to fabricate some story to slag Romney on.
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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    i believe the two candidates' responses to this disaster is an excellent portal to see how they would lead government if elected president
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Romney is showing Americans what they can do without govt.

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    Re: 4 Ways Mitt Romney Botched His Hurricane Sandy Response

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i believe the two candidates' responses to this disaster is an excellent portal to see how they would lead government if elected president
    Romney is doing great by showing the nation how to help without govt. That's why the left is crying about Romney helping out.

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