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Confirmed: MSNBC can find something to criticize even in Romney’s hurricane relief rally

posted at 6:49 pm on October 30, 2012 by

I thought repurposing a campaign event to encourage aid to Sandy’s victims might earn him an hour or two of semi-neutrality from the network, but no, I guess that’s not in the cards seven days out from the big vote.

Here’s a link to the Red Cross’s website, incidentally, which I arrived at via a link from … Mitt Romney’s campaign homepage.

Update: It’s worse than I thought.

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despicable…

mitt can do no right in msdnc eyes and dear leader can do no wrong….

Go Mitt, we need you buddy

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

But if Barack Hussein Obama held the exact same event, Mrs. Alan Greenspan would be saying that this is the greatest gesture in the history of gestures.

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM

exactamundo

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

That network will be required viewing on Election Night and into the next day.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Color me completely unsurprised.

Tremor on October 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

But of course they can. They are just warming up for the criticisms to go full steam ahead upon President Romney on 1/20/2013.

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

You seem to have forgotten one, AP. This is even more shameless crap from our buddy Martin Bashir at MSNBC

MSNBC Ridicules Romney for Collecting Food and Supplies for Sandy Victims

The transcript is at the link.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

That made me sad. In ridiculing Romney they were also ridiculing all the Americans who dropped stuff off. I’m sure some people gave what they couldn’t afford to give out of the goodness of their hearts.

Liberals are such heartless people.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

“That made me sad. In ridiculing Romney they were also ridiculing all the Americans who dropped stuff off. I’m sure some people gave what they couldn’t afford to give out of the goodness of their hearts.

Liberals are such heartless people.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM”

And they’re winning.

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

That made me sad. In ridiculing Romney they were also ridiculing all the Americans who dropped stuff off. I’m sure some people gave what they couldn’t afford to give out of the goodness of their hearts.

Liberals are such heartless people.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Only seven more days, Comrade. Seven.More.Days.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Is that your mother in that video that AP just posted on the main page? She sure is ugly.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I’m pretty sure you lack a soul.

ctwelve on October 30, 2012 at 7:19 PM

And they’re winning.

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Nobody cares.

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I forget where, but I commented somewhere earlier today that I was waiting for this. Didn’t take ‘em long … shoulda known it’d be MessNBC.

stukinIL4now on October 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Never let a crisis got to waste.

zerotonin on October 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

“Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I’m pretty sure you lack a soul.

ctwelve on October 30, 2012 at 7:19 PM”

Politics is a brutal game where all that matters is winning and losing. Obama is milking this storm for all it’s worth, and that is GREAT, WINNING POLITICS.

Romney looks like he has no clue what to do. Half-hearted semi-rallies look silly. Either go ahead and campaign or sit it out. But don’t make it look like you’re scared of your own shadow.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

*go

zerotonin on October 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Sick freaks.

forest on October 30, 2012 at 7:26 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Have you been to the video thread AP just posted of your butt ugly mommie?

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

And they’re winning.

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Actually as you are fond of saying about Benghazi – no one cares.

Life goes on – it did at my workplace today. No one even talked about Sandy. People aren’t going to be overwhelmed by Barry looking Presidential.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Politics is a brutal game where all that matters is winning and losing. Obama is milking this storm for all it’s worth, and that is GREAT, WINNING POLITICS.

Romney looks like he has no clue what to do. Half-hearted semi-rallies look silly. Either go ahead and campaign or sit it out. But don’t make it look like you’re scared of your own shadow.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Nobody cares.

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Only seven more days, Comrade. Seven.More.Days.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Cannot wait.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Its self-serving claptrap. The Red Cross doesn’t need toilet paper, it needs MONEY. It doesn’t need a Romney Campaign rally gussied up as a charity event, it needs boots on the ground which cost MONEY. This whole thing of “help your neighbor, give some canned food.” Please. Its just a way for people to tell themselves “well I did something, I’m a good person.” Donate some cash and quit patting yourselves on the back.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

.

Obama is milking this storm for all it’s worth, and that is GREAT, WINNING POLITICS.

Awesome.

zerotonin on October 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“well I did something, I’m a good person.”

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Sounds like liberalism – Recycling. Hybrid cars. Wind power. Welfare state. Buying ‘organic” …

forest on October 30, 2012 at 7:33 PM

“And they’re winning.

Just wait until tomorrow when Obama gets the tour of storm damage in NJ with Christie, who will be showering him with praise. His approval will go up a few points overnight.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Actually as you are fond of saying about Benghazi – no one cares.

Life goes on – it did at my workplace today. No one even talked about Sandy. People aren’t going to be overwhelmed by Barry looking Presidential.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM”

Far more people care about how Obama is performing in this crisis than cares about what happened in Benghazi. And Obama is smart enough to realize this and is getting more benefit out of “monitoring” hurricane relief efforts than actually campaigning.

Romney looks like an awkward little kid trying to figure out how to handle this. And now he’s being mocked. Just what you want in the final week of a campaign.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Obama is milking this storm for all it’s worth, and that is GREAT, WINNING POLITICS.

Awesome.

zerotonin on October 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Yeah, Obama is going to politicize this to the max. Problem is when a bunch of things are still messed up a week from now, the hero savior routine might not work out as well as planned.

forest on October 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Didn’t read the post, did you? Romney had two big TV screens up at the event with all of the information on how to donate to the Red Cross and link on his website for the same.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Far more people care about how Obama is performing in this crisis than cares about what happened in Benghazi. And Obama is smart enough to realize this and is getting more benefit out of “monitoring” hurricane relief efforts than actually campaigning.

Romney looks like an awkward little kid trying to figure out how to handle this. And now he’s being mocked. Just what you want in the final week of a campaign.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Again no they don’t. The media cares because it’s their beloved East Coast and NY but in fly over country people don’t. They’ll donate, they’ll watch the news but they aren’t going to be swayed by Obama wearing a bomber jacket.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Obama really is The Messiah if he gets a hurricane droppped into his lap to deal with a week before the election. People are not going to vote out a guy who dealt with a natural disaster so efficiently.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

‘Nuff said.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM

“well I did something, I’m a good person.”

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Wow. You summed up liberalism in 8 words.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Two Navy SEALS have already given blood, and look at the appreciation from this bunch. If a fish rots from the head down, four years of Obama have allowed it to travel a long way.

FirelandsO3 on October 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM

No one in the South today is talking about Sandy. Those who are suffering are in our prayers, but that’s about it. And as for Barack looking presidential? That hasn’t happened in four years – it’s not going to happen now.

MustLoveBlogs on October 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Gumby is over in the Green Room/MSNBC bashes Romney thread. He doesn’t seem to want to make an appearance here. JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 7:33 PM

LibFreeOrDie is over there too! 22044 on October 30, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Akzed on October 30, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Obama really is The Messiah if he gets a hurricane droppped into his lap to deal with a week before the election. People are not going to vote out a guy who dealt with a natural disaster so efficiently. gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Yeah, I shudder to think what it woulda been like had he not lowered the sea levels.

Akzed on October 30, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Heaven help us, are we not to spared from PleasePokeMeInTheGum’s excrement in any of the threads?

Allah, everyone has their price! Tell us yours to ban this POS and we’ll raise it! I’m at the point where I abandon a thread once GumbyOncePoledPokey arrives to derail it. Is that what you want? He/she is making this place less and less fun!

brushman on October 30, 2012 at 7:47 PM

No one in the South today is talking about Sandy. Those who are suffering are in our prayers, but that’s about it. And as for Barack looking presidential? That hasn’t happened in four years – it’s not going to happen now.

MustLoveBlogs on October 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Exactly.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Far more people care about how Obama is performing in this crisis than cares about what happened in Benghazi. gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Well I can think of four families who wish he had done his job and defended their loved ones who were serving him as direct representatives.

Imagine, he calculated that a firefight resulting in an as-then unknown number of dead Americans was better for his reelection bid than a firefight that might have saved their lives.

He supposedly watched a live feed of Osama being double tapped, and sprang right into action taking credit. He watched a live feed of the people he abandoned in Benghazi being killed, and can’t figure out what happened: because the only necessary conclusion is that he let them die knowing that the Leftist press would cover for him.

Akzed on October 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Obooba’s crime is culpable indifference.

Akzed on October 30, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Actually – no one gets anything out of this – have some stuff to rebuild and a subway to pump out. Feel worst for those folks on the NY island or point that had the NG fire and wiped out all those houses – yuck.

One week until the boot!

Zomcon JEM on October 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

When he’s President Romney, they will let up.

…naw.

KCsecurity1976 on October 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

“Well I can think of four families who wish he had done his job and defended their loved ones who were serving him as direct representatives.

Imagine, he calculated that a firefight resulting in an as-then unknown number of dead Americans was better for his reelection bid than a firefight that might have saved their lives.

He supposedly watched a live feed of Osama being double tapped, and sprang right into action taking credit. He watched a live feed of the people he abandoned in Benghazi being killed, and can’t figure out what happened: because the only necessary conclusion is that he let them die knowing that the Leftist press would cover for him.

Akzed on October 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM”

Yeah, it’s beyond awful, and beyond immoral.

And, you know what? It still doesn’t matter. I’ve said before that Obama is literally blessed with the kind of good luck/timing politicians would kill for. Now he gets the perfectly timed Hurricane to deal with so he looks Uber-Presidential. The guy cannot be beaten.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

You are an ass. VERY CLEARLY, Romney is encouraging people to donate to the Red Cross, and has sent out several messages, tweets, statements to that effect in the last 48 hours, as has Paul Ryan.

Also, people do need food and it can go to the local food bank if the Red Cross does not require it.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM

And, you know what? It still doesn’t matter. I’ve said before that Obama is literally blessed with the kind of good luck/timing politicians would kill for. Now he gets the perfectly timed Hurricane to deal with so he looks Uber-Presidential. The guy cannot be beaten.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

He did kill for it …in Benghazi.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I’ve said before that Obama is literally blessed with the kind of good luck/timing politicians would kill for. Now he gets the perfectly timed Hurricane to deal with so he looks Uber-Presidential. The guy cannot be beaten.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

If the boy king is so awesome, why is he buying time in Detroit?

So 30 or 40 American citizens dying in a hurricane is your idea of “good luck”?

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

The Red Cross doesn’t need toilet paper, it needs MONEY.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Because it’s a fraud…anything given for this emergency, even if earmarked for this emergency, is used to stock the store for the next emergency. Not totally bad, but totally dishonest.

I only give to local charities. Regardless of what any nominee asks (and I already voted for Romney).

ladyingray on October 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Who gives an Andrea Mitchell? There is a reason why no one watch MSNBC. Why are we given it more attention or currency about what was said over there?

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Libs are grabbing on to this hurricane like its going to pull Obama’s hapless, joyless campaign out of the garbage.

24 hours of photo ops in states he is already guaranteed to win won’t help – people are more concerned about getting their lives back in order and by the time polls catch up, a new news cycle comes along and it is too late.

In the meantime, Clinton is out on the trail saying Romney hurt Obama’s feelings. Boo hoo.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

No one in the South today is talking about Sandy. Those who are suffering are in our prayers, but that’s about it. And as for Barack looking presidential? That hasn’t happened in four years – it’s not going to happen now.

MustLoveBlogs on October 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I wanna see the Benghazi war room photos…

ladyingray on October 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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