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MSNBC Ridicules Romney for Collecting Food and Supplies for Sandy Victims

This one is really hard to believe, even for the most biased so-called “news network” in the nation.

MSNBC on Tuesday totally trashed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for collecting food and supplies at a storm relief rally in Ohio to be sent to victims of Hurricane Sandy (video follows with transcript and commentary):

After introducing his Obama-supporting guests Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Lehigh professor James Peterson, host Martin Bashir played a clip of the President speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington Tuesday.

When the clip concluded, Bashir said, “Mayor Reed, so the Red Cross knows what it’s doing. Did he, did you detect perhaps a subtle dig there on Mr. Romney who spent today going against the guidelines established by the Red Cross and holding a campaign rally in Ohio that was dressed up like a charity drive collecting food and other supplies when the Red Cross expressly asked people not to do that?”

Imagine that. A presidential candidate who gives millions of dollars a year to charity does a storm relief event in Ohio, and an MSNBC anchor is disgusted by it because the Red Cross would prefer people donating cash.

Yet according to the Washington Post:

The stop was billed as a “storm relief” event, and attendees were asked to bring non-perishable foods and other items for those affected by the storm. Long white tables to one side of the cavernous James S. Trent Arena were piled high with flashlights, batteries, diapers, toothbrushes, mini-deodorants, fleece blankets, cereal, toilet paper and canned goods.

Two large TV screens at the front of the venue bore the logo of the American Red Cross and the message: “Sandy: Support the Relief Effort. Text ’REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”

So besides the food and supplies that Ohioans generously donated, two large television screens asked participants to send money to the Red Cross.

But this didn’t make Bashir happy. Ditto his Obama-supporting guests.

“I think that this is just another moment where you see the clear striking difference between a president who has a heart for the American people and someone who simply wants to be president of the United States,” said Mayor Reed.

“Indeed,” replied Bashir who then asked for Peterson’s input.

“I would agree,” echoed Peterson. “It’s compassion that shows through in times like these. It’s humanity that shows through in times like these, and it just seems clear that the President, in addition to stepping up and doing what he does as Commander-in-Chief, demonstrates compassion in these remarks and in his approach to this kind of serious disaster.”

“All we’ve seen from Romney and from his surrogates is all kinds of politicizing and misdirection,” Peterson continued, “and I think the American people in this sort of disastrous moment can really see in bold relief the differences between President Obama and former Governor Romney.”

So having a storm relief event with tables “piled high with flashlights, batteries, diapers, toothbrushes, mini-deodorants, fleece blankets, cereal, toilet paper and canned goods” along with two large television screens calling for donations to the Red Cross demonstrates a lack of compassion on MSNBC.

Yet the network didn’t end there.

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» 41 Comments

  1. woody

    October 31st, 2012

    Of course the Red Cross wants money instead of food and clothes. It’s difficult to ‘skim’ canned goods.
    They’ve had decades and layers of corruption.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-516886.html

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  2. Anonymous

    October 31st, 2012

    Of course it’s political; Romney’s never done anything charitable before.

    Oh wait.

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  3. Anne

    October 31st, 2012

    Mitt Romney is going to win. I can actually feel it.
    Democrats are going nuts because they feel it, too.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    October 31st, 2012

    The RED Cross gives about 10% to the charity and keeps the rest for admin costs. They are worse than useless. I haven’t given to them in over 30 years and never plan to again.

    I only donate to charities that keep about 30% for admin costs. Keeping anything more is theft.

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  5. Rio

    October 31st, 2012

    Aahhh, such a glorious sound…

    as the avalanche approaches the LibTards are whining in perfect harmony.

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  6. persecutor

    October 31st, 2012

    Glad to see that it’s not only me who doesn’t give to the Red Cross–after 9/11 they lost me forever.

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  7. Unneutral

    October 31st, 2012

    We need a new term for butt-wipes that are themselves stingy that degrade genuinely charitable actions.

    Of course, just knowing who they support tells you all you need to know.

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  8. pissedpatriot30

    October 31st, 2012

    NONE of this would have even happened without Bush’s evil hurricane making machine… Dah….

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  9. chico

    October 31st, 2012

    “If elected, Romney promises to appoint Obama in charge of FEMA”

    How about Ambassador to Libya instead?

    I’d rather see Ted Nugent in charge of FEMA.

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  10. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    October 31st, 2012

    I gave to the Red Cross after 9/11. After the fiasco with the majority of that money never making it there and going someplace they never revealed…..I said….never again

    I only give to local charities now……

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  11. Unneutral

    October 31st, 2012

    Red Cross president Gail McGovern pays herself $501,122 per year.

    Maybe that’s why they’re called non-profit, she keeps most the profit for herself.

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  12. mossberg12gal

    October 31st, 2012

    Well, i guess i missed it when obama gave blood….uh, no he didn’t…ok, i guess i missed it when obama and michelle donated money…uh, no they didn’t…

    all obama can/will do, is parade around to anywhere that’ll still have him, and try to look presidential, whatever he thinks that is…

    VOTED R&R, praise the Lord, and pass the ammo!

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  13. Anne

    October 31st, 2012

    According to Newt Gingrich, the October Surprise will be a huge story about Benghazi that has been scheduled, tentatively, to break tomorrow or Friday, after the hulabalu about Sandy begins to subside.

    Hint: According to Newt, a detachment of 120 Force Recon Marines and support troops were already boarded on planes a one-hour’s flight from Benghazi when an order came from Panetta for them to stand down, an order that countermanded Obama’s order, which raises the question WTF is running this country?

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  14. CrustyB

    October 31st, 2012

    They should edit “Red Dawn” so that when Harry Dean Stanton is in the re-education camp, Martin Bashir and MSNBC are playing in the background.

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  15. "That Guy"

    October 31st, 2012

    @muddjuice

    Same here. In addition to disappearing hundreds of millions dollars donated for 9/11 relief, they also do business with charity fund raising organizations that skim a very high percentage off for themselves for “administrative” costs, before sending the remainder on to the Red Cross to squander on “administrative” costs.

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  16. Noodengr

    October 31st, 2012

    It has never made any sense to me when there is a natural disaster like this why charities like the red cross get picky. If you were homeless and in a temp shelter would you rather have someone hand you cash that you have no way of spending cause the stores in your area are also not operating, or would you rather get a warm sweatshirt and a meal and a flashlight?
    If a town wants to load up a trailer and truck it to a needy area overnight let them. there are qualified drivers that will donate their time too
    Americans are and will be generous, in spite of gov’t and agencies like the red cross trying to control everything. that is what makes America great.

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  17. Moe tom

    October 31st, 2012

    Right now Gov. Christie is in New Jersey giving th ONE a tour, probably a dinner and a BJ.WTF is it with that guy?

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  18. RANDO

    October 31st, 2012

    Thanks for posting this, but I really didn’t need another reason to despise MSNBC…

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  19. Anne

    October 31st, 2012

    Tom, Christie’s courtesy with Obama is intended to get $200,000,000.00 in hurricane relief for Christie’s constituents. It’s a smart move.

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  20. MNHawk

    October 31st, 2012

    “While he (Mohammed Kasim Reed) was an undergraduate student majoring in political science…”

    “James Braxton Peterson (Duke ’93, UPENN 2003) is the Director of Africana Studies…”

    I’m surprised those worthless degrees leaves people qualified for nothing more than performing for the monkeys that watch MSNBC.

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  21. Noelegy

    October 31st, 2012

    The Salvation Army is always a good cause.

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  22. missinmich

    October 31st, 2012

    My sister in law works for Red Cross. I wouldn’t give her or them one damned dime.

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  23. WhiteFalcon1

    October 31st, 2012

    DUMBASSES!!!
    With ‘maybe’ 15 cents of every dollar reaching those who actually need it, what Romney did actually makes more sense!
    Besdes, the red cross donates to planned parenthood, which is why I don’t give blood anymore, why should any of us give them our money?
    Let the red cross get the money back from planned parenthood and the abortion mills if they need it…FUCK THEM!!!

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  24. Anne

    October 31st, 2012

    Because of the stance that The Boy Scounts Of America has taken against allowing homosexuals and pedophiles to become Boy Scout Leaders, the slimy liberals in the MSM are downplaying and even failing to report the tremendous turnout by Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts to help victims of Sandy. The MSM is comprised of some very slimy low-lifes.

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  25. sandybanks

    October 31st, 2012

    I don’t donate to any charity without checking their ratings on this site:

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/

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  26. AbigailAdams

    October 31st, 2012

    No one should have to suck up to the president in order to get disaster relief. I’m pretty sure the states pay into FEMA.

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  27. Corky

    October 31st, 2012

    I understand what Christie is doing. This President is vindictive (just ask us at the Gulf Coast after the oil spill). He is doing what a governor is supposed to do.
    As to the charity contributions, we know that the money texted was going to the RC but who is to say the Romney campaign isn’t taking the non-perishables to a church where it will be well used.

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  28. Cuzin Brucie

    October 31st, 2012

    Not even to a childlike, petulant, mentally deranged president? Obama is a madman. You realize that, don’t you?

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  29. bitterclinger

    October 31st, 2012

    Glenn Beck’s charity arm, Mercury One, has a miniscule percentage of overhead. If you want your donation to go solely to disaster relief for Sandy, check the box on the donation page, and 100% goes to those efforts.

    http://www.mercuryone.org/

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  30. Moe tom

    October 31st, 2012

    Anne. I agree that Christie should be cortious, obliging, friendly, and respectful. But have you lisened to him blabbering and fawning, on and on and on, like the WON was the second coming of Christ. Turned my stomach.

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  31. Edith McCrotch

    October 31st, 2012

    Niggas please…

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  32. Anne

    October 31st, 2012

    It irritated me, too, Moe tom, but you’ve got to realize that Christie is a drama queen and a flowery speaker who relies heavily on hyperbole to make his points. He’s an attorney, you know, and a self-promoter, and he ain’t a Conservative.

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  33. Graceia

    October 31st, 2012

    I would be willing to bet that not one thin dime was donated to any charity relief from these so called “news” hosts.

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  34. Hillbilly Lawyers

    October 31st, 2012

    I have given to the Red Cross in the past but now I give to Christian organizations so I can verify that my donations are being used properly. One of which is now preparing over 2000 meals a day for storm victims along with blankets, clean water, medicine, etc.

    Msnbc can go to hell along with 0bama.

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  35. Genl Ripper

    October 31st, 2012

    FUCK the Liberal Media and FUCK the Red Cross. Who are the Liberal Media to declare what charitable group is the penultimate authority on acceptable charitable activities?

    And where the FUCK does the Red Cross come off telling other charities how they should run their organizations?

    I’ve been thru numerous hurricanes in Florida and a couple here in Louisiana and I can tell you from experience that the Red Cross did a shitty job and it was the religious charities that really stepped up to the plate. Thank God for the Salvation Army.

    Oh yeah, FEMA really SUCKS too! Fuck the Gummint, FUCK the Liberal Media and FUCK the Red Cross.

    AT BEST, the only reason I can imagine why the Liberal Media is accusing the Romney Campaign of political motives for doing a charitable goods drive for Hurricane Sandy victims is because nobody in the Liberal Media donates to charity. “Let the Gummint handle it” is their mantra. So their default belief is that anybody who donates to charity must be doing so for bad reasons.

    Liberalism is a DISEASE. A virulent, pustulent, disgusting DISEASE.

    Genl Ripper

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  37. moarkdave

    October 31st, 2012

    I lost (what little) respect that I had for the Red Cross after the huge F5 tornado ripped apart areas around Oklahoma City (1999).
    The Red Cross was there in hours. They had coffee and donuts for the victims and emergency workers. Mind you the coffee and donuts were not free though. They were charging 50 cents for each donut and another 50 cents for each tiny cup of crappy coffee. So when ever I see pictures of them in areas with supplies, I have to wonder are they charging them also, or was it just in OKC?

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  38. Carlos The Jackal

    October 31st, 2012

    Bashir’s doing his best to become the next keef overbite…

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  39. Anne

    November 1st, 2012

    MSNBC’s bitchy fairy, Larry O’Donnll, already took Keith’s place.

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  41. Mz McHorsey

    November 1st, 2012

    Maybe he and Oboobie will become an item now….hmmm really makes you cringe…ok, here it goes..who da bottom an who da top? i bet Oboobie wants that huge hunk of fat slammin his hootchie into the floor, erm, sand, erm, mattress pad….. as long as Christie can drill for dirty oil in the land of Oboobiesnatch, he will be made King for a Day.

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