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Contrast: Lapdog media, Left politicize Romney’s Sandy relief event in Ohio; Romney gets to work
Twitchy ^ | 10/30/12

Posted on 10/30/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT by markomalley

Classy, as always.

As Twitchy reported,  Mitt Romney cancelled planned campaign rallies due to Hurricane Sandy and its devastation. On Sunday, the campaign began using its resources and its bus for East Coast storm relief efforts. On Monday, the campaign announced they would hold a disaster relief event in Dayton, Ohio.

That event was held today.

Time change for #Romney disaster relief event for #superstormsandy victims. Doors open at 10am. Event starts at 11am. #fb @ABC22FOX45
Liza Danver (@LizaDanver) October 30, 2012

And the Left was out in petty force.

Lefties already furious that Romney is holding a benifit rally in Ohio. . maybe he should have held a prayer rally?—
Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 30, 2012

and? RT @markos Mitt Romney attends storm relief event. In Ohio. Sponsored by his campaign.… …—
Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 30, 2012

Romney doing a "storm relief" event in Ohio?!?! What a lying fraud. Politicizing a disaster is about as low as you can go. #RomneyFail
Rob Scaccia (@Scacman) October 30, 2012

Self-awareness  is lost on this guy. What are you doing, sir?

As were the lapdogs in the media. As always, the Left and the media are concentric circles on a Venn diagram.

Note the sneer quotes.

Romney has arrived at his "storm relief event" in Dayton OH. Should see the candidate shortly—
Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 30, 2012

"Storm relief event" in Dayton begins with the Romney bio campaign video touting his record as a leader & a problem-solver.—
Ari Shapiro (@Ari_Shapiro) October 30, 2012

Press badge for today's "storm relief event" in Ohio:
Ari Shapiro (@Ari_Shapiro) October 30, 2012

Gee, the campaign didn’t miraculously whip up new press badges after the rally was cancelled and the relief event took its place? How dastardly! Why didn’t they care more about press passes than, you know, the people devastated by the storm? Only the elitist lapdogs would think their passes to be of the utmost import.

The always asinine Frank Rich weighs in.

Couldn't Romney have found a non-swing state to do a photo op for #Sandy relief? Transparently tacky even by his standards—
Frank Rich (@frankrichny) October 30, 2012

Look in the mirror, toots.

CNN’s Donna Brazile chimes in with a case of the nutty.

Just look how distasteful it is that Romney is campaigning under the ruse of hurricane relief? #Sandy is still a dangerous storm Mr Romney!—
Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 30, 2012

Hey, Donna, you know what’s distasteful? Constantly accusing people of racism. Also, what about President Obama’s constant “Look at me! I’m in the Situation Room, all super serious and stuff” photos?

David Shuster took a break from spewing sexist rants to also whine about … the press passes. No, really. That’s his big argument.

Romney claims he is holding a "relief rally" today in OH. This lie underscored by press passes his camp issued. #TAN
David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 30, 2012

And the pitiful Oliver Willis, of Media Matters, desperately cried out for a pat on the head from his Soros buddies.

mitt romney is campaigning on the back of hurricane sandy.—
Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 30, 2012

A New York Times reporter tweeted about politics “creeping in.”

Politics creeping into Romney storm relief rally. Donations + woman w/ shirt saying "Obama, you're fired." My story:…
Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) October 30, 2012

Cue the ominous (and probably racist) music!

Conservatives pushed back against this nonsense.

Watching what liberals are saying about the Romney/Ryan team assisting in storm relief. Full-blown Romney Derangement Syndrome.—
  (@CatsPolitics) October 30, 2012

The fact that they're criticizing Romney for making his campaign visit a relief fund event says 2 things! 1)desperation!…ok just 1 thing—
robert walden (@robwalden85) October 31, 2012

I hate passive-aggressive "this is no time for campaigns" faux outrage. This is America. Democracy stops for nothing.—
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 30, 2012

Boy, liberals are really upset that Romney is campaigning. I guess he should sit around at homer or something.—
DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 30, 2012

@NICKinNOVA Oh boohoo.—
DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 30, 2012

Seriously. Stop the pearl-clutching.

Plus, he wasn’t even campaigning. On-scene photos and reports show that this was an event held to benefit those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

RT @Ari_Shapiro: Relief supplies at Romney's event in Dayton. Screen overhead also has # to donate to red cross.
Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 30, 2012

Romney Dayton event a hybrid b/t political & storm relief. RNC vid played, but no signs, etc and lots of foo
Garrett Haake (@GarrettNBCNews) October 30, 2012

.@MittRomney thanking Ohioans for their generous donations to help those impacted by Sandy.
Rick Gorka (@Rick_Gorka) October 30, 2012

And here are reports from one of those generous Ohioans.

We’re getting to standing room only at Trent Arena. Go #Ohio!! #RomneyRyan2012
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

It was good. Not a typical campaign rally. #Mitt didn't even speak from the main stage; he just stood on a table to the side. LadybugDawny—
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

His comments were maybe 2 minutes. He wanted to keep the focus on #Sandy and not on #RomneyRyan2012. Class act. @LadybugDawny
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

But, but … press passes!

Ohioans bringing donations for #Sandy relief. Trent Arena, Kettering #Ohio #RomneyRyan2012
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

Next President of the United States works the #Sandy donation line in Kettering #Ohio. #RomneyRyan2012
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

"Your generosity touches my heart. It's the American way." Trent Arena, Kettering #Ohio #Sandy @MittRomney
R. Jacques (@rfjjd) October 30, 2012

Indeed. Also the American way? Rolling up one’s sleeves and getting to work. Doing what needs to be done to help those in need, as individual Americans working together. Guess who did that?

Eric Draper photo of Gov taking supplies for hurricane relief. The outpouring of support in Dayton was very moving.
Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) October 30, 2012

Eric Draper photo of Gov loading up hurricane relief supplies to send to those affected by #Sandy
Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) October 30, 2012

And, that’s part of where the derangement syndrome comes from. Taking matters into your own hands? That doesn’t suit.

MSNBC attacks Romney's storm relief effort, would rather make people wait for big government to show up.—
Sara for America (@saraforamerica) October 30, 2012


Kudos, Governor. And thank you to all who attended the event to aid those suffering from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

TOPICS: Politics

1 posted on 10/30/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Obozamma cannot have a fund or relief raiser like this (no Hollywooders) because the people who support him, mostly...don’t have anything to actually donate.

They aren’t going to give up their food stamps for anyone.

2 posted on 10/30/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: markomalley

Romney will be damned if he does, and damned if he don’t.

If he had kept campaigning they’d be bitching about that.

He MSM, how about how your idiot oblunder is helping?
Ya lets have those in need of help who are most likely without power go to a freaking WEBSITE. Ya, that’ll help!

3 posted on 10/30/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: markomalley

Meanwhile, Obama (with his thumb up his a$$) “monitors” the situation from the Executive Mansion in DC.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 6:29:31 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t know why the left would mind Romney doing a storm relief event in the first place. Its not like the MSM is going to actually cover it.

5 posted on 10/30/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: diverteach

They are mad because, once again, Romney played their gambit perfectly. They thought they could take Obama off the trail and force Mitt off the trail as well in the last 7 days. That way Obama would pose for photo ops while Mitt stalled somewhere waiting. Instead Mitt turned his rallies into relief efforts and trumped their photo ops. Delish. :)

6 posted on 10/30/2012 6:38:13 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: skeeter

Of course Romney did this to help his campaign. But he is also a very caring person as you can tell from his charitable contributions and deeds he has done.

What has Obama done (personally) this week to help anyone?


And I am sure this got media play in Ohio. This is the only way R&R can cut through the Obama friendly media.

7 posted on 10/30/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: skeeter

Dick Morris said Obama would be out there laying sandbags and that Romney needed to match him sandbag for sandbag. Instead Obama is sitting on his ass while Mitt loads food trucks for the relief effort. Advantage Mitt. Guarantee Obama will be outside handing out shit tomorrow.

8 posted on 10/30/2012 6:41:49 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: gswilder
Obama gave up nothing in his response to the storm. He had plenty of cameras on hand to take pictures to accompany stories of him being 'presidential' and 'taking charge'.

And he left 'Toon on the campaign trail so they didn't even have to cancel any of his scheduled campaign stops.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 6:46:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ez

Tomorrow? Obama hands out sh!t every day. They don’t call ‘em Obamaphones for nothing. Heh.

Seriously, the MSM is just warming up here. Romney derangement syndrome is starting to spread. If he wins the characters on MSNBC are gonna need a lot of makeup to cover up their red faces of rage.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: gswilder
This is the only way R&R can cut through the Obama friendly media.

And yet on Greta tonight, Republican Haley Barbour called the storm a plus for Obama, because the media was focused on nothing else. His comments, plus Republican Chris Christie's effusive praise for Obama today, and Christie's tour with Obama tomorrow (without inviting Romney), makes me think the fix is in.

11 posted on 10/30/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT by attyatlaw001
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