Hurricaine Sandy 10/2012 · Mitt Romney · Mitt Romney Campaign

Surprise!! Romney ‘Relief Rally’ STAGED!! Pre-Purchased $5,000 in Walmart Goods for Bogus Photo Op!

This is reminiscent of that Paul Ryan staged event at the soup kitchen a few weeks ago.

It appears to me that these guys are actually showing their disdain and callousness toward unfortunate Americans and I think it’s abhorrent…

Democratic Underground via Think Progress

As the East Coast and parts of Ohio struggled to regroup in the devastating wake of “Superstorm” Sandy, the Romney campaign hastily transformed a scheduled victory rally in Dayton, Ohio into a non-political “storm relief event” on Tuesday. According to BuzzFeed, the campaign encouraged supporters to bring hurricane relief supplies and “deliver the bags of canned goods, packages of diapers, and cases of water bottles to the candidate, who would be perched behind a table along with a slew of volunteers and his Ohio right-hand man, Senator Rob Portman.”

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:

Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”

The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.

Two teenage boys retrieved a jar of peanut butter each, and got in line. When it was their turn, they handed their “donations” to Romney. He took them, smiled, and offered an earnest “Thank you.”

The Red Cross, meanwhile, said they were grateful for the supplies but encouraged people to donate money or blood as a more efficient way to help the relief effort.

5 thoughts on “Surprise!! Romney ‘Relief Rally’ STAGED!! Pre-Purchased $5,000 in Walmart Goods for Bogus Photo Op!

  1. First of all I’d like to say I’m an independent voter. I claim no allegiance to either party. I just read this article and it validated my decision in the election. What if Romney had been president? New jersey would have been on their own (because FEMA wouldn’t have existed). Gm would be gone (or owned by some foreign company). We would have had the same global clarity as we had during the bush years (the majority of romney’s advisors are from george bushes cabinet). Additionally, we’d probably be fighting Iran too (see previous explanation).
    Do you remember lessons you learned when you were a kid? Character isn’t determined by what you say in public it can be proven by how you act in private. I don’t hold my 100 dollar bill up for recognition when i drop it in the collection plate. I wouldn’t wash clean dishes in a homeless shelter. I wouldn’t pay Spanish looking people, college students, threatened coal miners to come to my rally, or hold a press conference in front of a brightly lit hotel (implying power was restored after Katrina (oops, wrong republican). I’ll bet at least 47 percent of Americans understand what I mean

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