Skip to comments.MSNBC: Nobody Needs Your Hurricane Donations Mitt Romney
Posted on 10/31/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Yesterday Mitt Romney turned a previously scheduled campaign event in Ohio into a hurricane relief event. Romney asked supporters to bring canned goods and other supplies to help storm victims recover on the East Coast. He only spoke for ten minutes at the event and quickly jumped in to help load supplies. His campaign bus has been accepting hurricane relief donations since Monday in Northern Virginia. Sounds like a great idea right? Not according to MSNBC.
Reporters and anchors at the far-left TV outlet were appalled at Romney's efforts to give back to the community, after all, his charity and generosity doesn't fit with their "Romney is an evil rich guy who doesn't care about regular people" narrative.
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Are these people sick? And yes you heard them correctly, they are actually criticizing Romney for trying to help people.
With all due respect to the Red Cross, they do amazing work, but they are also a large bureaucracy set up like the federal government. Andrea Mitchell made the point in the first video that Romney was collecting things "the Red Cross doesn't need" and that the Red Cross wants blood and money (which by the way, people like Mitt Romney are capable of donating large sums of money to organizations like the Red Cross because they are personally wealthy, something MSNBC has continually demonized).
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MSNBCing? Its a channel no one watches.
How DARE Romney interfere with the media’s coverage of Obama acting Presidential? It’s racist I tell you!
When Mitt wins the election, he should work to make the FCC pull the broadcast license from MSNBC and NBC if they try anything similar.
Since when did the Bible have a commandment that says only the president is allowed to give to charity? Such a commandment doesn’t exist. So frankly, MSNBC and Obama have pretty much made up their own political religion that I could honestly care less for.
Helping? Red Cross said they do not need the canned goods. There is no one to sort them....no place to store them and no way to transport them. Did Romney listen??? He is pandering. Period.
ah PMSNBC how much do you donate to the effort?? ummm
I start my day with Morning Joe every morning. As do most of my friends.
Oh, are they the only charity working there? Romney could create his own instant charity network if he wanted to. Talk about buying votes.
The Red Cross is top heavy with administrators who are paid handsomely for distributing Other People’s Money....just like the government. Both want cash, so it can be spent by the administrators, who funnel money to agencies who agree with their ideas. Very little gets to individuals who need the help.
Do your charitable giving directly to families in need or through churches. Your gift will actually get to people who need it.
That came from the Red Cross. Not msnbc....Red Cross said not to collect canned goods...for obvious reasons.
NO body needs the canned goods? You gotta be kidding. So those of us not in the disaster zone who wish to help are pandering?
What is with you?
It is not me......the Red Cross has said it. Time and time again. They have no one to sort them..no place to store them and no way to transport them to the flooded areas.
MSNBC is still broadcasting?
Guess the money from the democrats is keeping it afloat.
Even more, a family stayed over at my house for the duration of the storm, just to be safe, however, canned goods are important to those just rescued from the New Jersey and Pennsylvania flood zones. Don’t listen to the guy, because IMHO, the guy is being a real troll.
So, if it doesn't go through the Red Cross it doesn't count? They do have the part about clearing credit cards and checks down pat. Go figure.
Oh you bet! Always.
I am not a guy, I am not a troll and I was quoting the Red Cross.
No one needs obama bucks either. We are all out in force - neighbor helping neighbor. obama is using this for a photo op an christie is helping him. This is obama’s katrina. We will blame him for every single stranded person. No power for 7-10 days. I was able to get to my sons house on staten island. Things here are just as devastated as the jersey shore.
Get those canned goods to local churches and they will be VALUABLE to the residents. FORGET all this garbage of “ we don’t need them, no way to distribute.” GRASS ROOTS needs to surface now.!!! LOCAL CHURCHES TO THE RESCUE!!!
Red Cross says the same thing at every disaster. They need to STFU. The canned goods and bottled water will go to local churches and shelters and be distributed there.
I start my day with Morning Joe every morning. As do most of my friends.
That is your problem. Didja ever think that the Salvation Army in the disaster areas might really like the canned goods? EVERYthing doesnn’t have to go to the Red Cross...
Red Cross CEO makes $500,000 a year and canned goods aren’t cash.
They personify the ungracious entitlement in this country.
You offer someone in need a free meal and they ask why isn’t a lobster dinner.
Never enough for them. Give me more or give me that.
The genuine act of kindness is lost on these people.
Unfortunately, networks don’t need an FCC license.
Romney said he was doing this for the Red Cross. You are acting as though this was an original quote from me. It was from the Red Cross.
Guess who gets my donations (it isn't the Red Cross), and the Red Cross doesn't have a lock on what is and isn't needed by other organizations.
Besides, remember the 9/11 fund, money is always welcome there.
Other people may see it differently, and I'm not saying not to help out if you feel so inclined, just put it where you think it will do the most good.
Other then blood we never give to the Red Cross or the United Way. No control over where the donations go or who gets it. Far to often the wrong people. We give to our Church or local organizations we know and trust.
When Houston had thousands of Katrina victims bussed in, there was definitely a need for food and clothes and there were easy places to drop off donations. Romney also encouraged donations to the red cross. The Red Cross can’t do it all on their own. There is nothing Romney could have done to make msnbc happy. They would have been all over him if he campaigned and all over him if he had done nothing. He chose to try and be useful.
For the record, If I was donating to a disaster area...the Red Cross would not be on my list of places to which I would donate. For my own reasons.
Are your friends liberals? I don't know of anyone else who makes a habit of watching that Godforsaken channel.
“the Red Cross wants blood and money”
Hell, I thought the liberal democrats had the market cornered on that!
Accusing Romney of ‘pandering’ is really classy. So...he should just sit and twiddle his thumbs while he watches Morning Joe every day like you and your friends do? LOL!
Don’t be moronic. You think people displaced by this storm don’t need food? It will get to those that need it.
Once more. MSNBC was not saying this. They were quoting the Red Cross. Criticism should lie with them, not msnbc. I live in San Antonio. We took in many, many Katrina victims here.
Did Romney say he was collecting for the Red Cross?
PMSNBC: Cuts off its nose to spite its face.
If Obama gave a nickle PMSNBC would have an orgasm. Since a Republican did it, they don’t want to claim for the recipients not to take it because it came from a Republican.
He’s in a damned if you do/damned if you don’t situation.
If he helps, they call it pandering, if he does nothing then he doesn’t care about people.
W had the same problem during katrina.
Stop that! No personal insults. And once more. Are you reading this thread??? I did not say that. I was quoting the Red Cross. They said they did not want canned goods. THEY said they have no one to sort them...no place to store them and no way to transport them to the flooded areas. If you want to criticize that statement, criticize the Red Cross. Not me. Why in the world would you speak to someone like that?
I have read the same thing. The Red Cross is not asking for canned goods. However, I bet a lot of other relief agencies are. There are lots of church groups involved.
Hurricane Sandy Canned Food and Water Relief Drive
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy came and left behind its wrath, leaving many without shelter, electricity, food and water. As we look at the damage we ask ourselves, “What can we do?” Metrostar Home Health Products is hosting a canned goods and water relief campaign to help those in need during these disastrous times .
Absolutely Mad Dawgg. I could not agree more.
Yesterday I attended an event in La Crosse, Wisc. where Ryan visited Republican Party HQs for about 20 minutes. He only spoke to thank Republican Party volunteers for their efforts and the people who came for donating food, and he also recommended sending money to the Red Cross. He only posed for pictures with the party faithful and never once mentioned politics. How’s that for being an uncaring, greedy, evil, capitalist b....d? (smirk)
tx, that is one reason I don’t give to the Red Cross anymore. My money now goes to the Salvation Army where it will do more good.
That is excellent information, ilovesarah. Thank you for posting that. My church is accepting donations for the victims also.
But...don’t talk to us about insults, my dear....YOU said that Romney was PANDERING...LOL! If that is not an insult, I need a new dictionary.
“I have been in a major flood, and the Red Cross showed up, as did the Salvation Army. We were reinforcing a section of dike at 3 AM and the Salvation Army folks stopped with a canteen wagon and fed us a hot meal—welcome in the rain.”
That sounds like what all my uncles said about WW2. If the SA showed up, they gave food and help for free. If the Red Cross showed up, they charged. None of my uncles EVER gave a penny to the Red Cross, but they all donated to the Salvation Army.