A natural disaster is a good time to reflect on what we need to do to avoid an unnatural disaster. Right now, that’s clearer than ever—don’t allow Mitt Romney to become president. When asked about FEMA in the primary debates, Mitt said responsibility for disaster relief should be foisted onto the states
. How would you like to be in a life threatening situation, and be depending on Rick Scott or Jan Brewer for help? Evidently Mitt was concerned that wasn’t crazy enough for base, because he added “And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.” Got that? If you’re flooded, call Goldman Sachs! Mitt wants for-profit disaster relief! Mitt, there are already private-sector people taking part in disaster relief—those slime-balls who do things like sell bottled water for $10 a bottle. Mitt wants that on a corporate scale!
Mitt actually called federal disaster relief “immoral”!
He said “It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids.” Yes, how will we ever explain to our children that we wasted the money on saving lives? Mitt wants massive tax cuts for billionaires, but he thinks that it’s immoral to send bottled water into a flood zone! I guess leaving disaster victims to fend for themselves is one way to force the 47 percent to take personal responsibility for their lives!
The Romney campaign has been running an ad in Ohio that is blatantly false even by Mitt Romney’s standards for the truth—and Mitt Romney has no standards for the truth. The ad is designed to give the false impression
that Jeep is moving US production to China. You have to admit—Mitt is the best liar there is. But this time he might have bitten off more truth than he could chew up. Mitt is facing some major blowback
from his lies about Jeep. And blowback is very serious when you blow as much as Mitt Romney does. The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote a scathing editorial that said “Ohio voters know who stepped up when the auto industry was at the abyss — and it wasn’t Romney.” It’s a good thing for Mitt that he’s spending plenty of time in Ohio—because after this, I don’t know if he’ll ever be welcome back.
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