Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney "Storm Relief" Donations Staged

Poser. Image from source, Think Progress
Ugh. I know that some conservatives are peeved, because there has been criticism of Mitt Romney's "Storm Relief" (*cough*) events. The Red Cross prefers donations of money or blood for disasters like this, because processing donated items requires so much overhead. This legitimate point is seen as griping and sniping by the right. Okay, fine. What do you say, Right Wing World, about the fact that much of the event was staged, with the campaign itself buying a bunch of groceries at Walmart, and then letting event goers to "donate" those items? Harumph.


Romney Campaign Staged Donations At Storm Relief Event

. . .Just to be safe, campaign aides reportedly spent $5,000 at a local Wal-Mart on supplies that could be put on display. When supporters arrived at the rally-turned-relief event, they were treated to the 10-minute video about Romney’s life, which was first unveiled at the RNC. The event ended with supporters lined up to hand over supplies and meet Romney. But according to BuzzFeed, this donation process was also staged. . .

Read more at: ThinkProgress

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