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  • just a conservative girl 4:05 PM on 10/29/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Picture of the Day – Romney/Ryan Bus Collecting Emergency Supplies 

     
    • signpainterguy 5:44 PM on 10/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      When I first saw a headline about the R&R Bus being diverted for humanitarian work last week, I was not at all surprised. It fits right in with the many stories we`ve heard / read about of Mitt recognizing a need and using his considerable resources to fill that need.

      My second thought – where are the O/B buses ? We know there are at least two of them.

    • Don 7:38 PM on 10/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The O/B buses are otherwise occupied. I mean it takes BIG vehicles to carry around those massive egos.

      • signpainterguy 12:02 PM on 10/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Mitt Romney asks people to donate to Sandy storm victims-aide services while Moochelle pleads for supporters to donate to ……….. Barack !

  • just a conservative girl 8:17 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , character, fundraising, ,   

    A Tale of One Tragedy and Two Campaigns 

    As I am sure you have heard several states are in a state of emergency due to a sudden thunder-storm that was accompanied by high winds.  Millions were left without power during days of record heat.  I am among the powerless.

    The people of Virginia have been struggling to find cool places to stay.  Hotel rooms are sold out and the few malls that are opened are jam-packed with people looking for some relief from the heat and some hot food.  In my area there is one gas station open.  One major mall had to close early Saturday evening due to no water.  The only thing open for miles was a McDonald’s.

    In response to this emergency the presidential campaigns handled it in this fashion:

    First from the Romney Campaign through email:

    Friend,
    The severe storms that ripped through Virginia Friday claimed at least six lives across the commonwealth and left thousands without power.  It could be several days before power is restored to those affected.

    If you’d like to make a donation to the relief effort, please bring supplies to the Romney for President Headquarters located at 3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750 in Arlington tomorrow between 10am and 7pm.

    We will distribute donations to various relief centers in the area.

    Here’s what we need:

    • Bottled Water
    • Non-perishable food items, such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.

    Bring your supply donations to our headquarters tomorrow and we’ll ensure it gets to your fellow Virginians who are in need on Tuesday.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Sincerely,

    Sara Craig
    Virginia State Manager

    P.S. We know that everyone wanting to help cannot make it to Arlington.  If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-Red-Cross, or visit this link to make a donation online:
    http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=46f51a53f1c37110VgnVCM1000003481a10aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

    From the Obama Campaign Via Twitter:

    Keep cool while you’re canvassing this summer, Our Vote Obama Tank Top is a stylish and fun way to show your support

    While some may say that the Romney campaign may just be pandering to people who are dealing with an emergency, there are plenty of stories of how Romney has handled emergencies in the past.  One such story being the story of a co-worker’s daughter who was kidnapped while out partying in New York.  He shut down Bain, flew the employees up to New York City, set up a nerve center, and canvassed the city with flyers until the girl was found and returned home to her anxious parents.

    This is who Romney is.

    Obama wants you to buy a $30 T-shirt.

    I don’t know about you, but this says a great deal about the character of these two men to me.  You can decide for yourselves.

    As an aside, I want to say a huge thank you to Iain’s wife who took mercy on my sorry unairconditioned and no water self.  I am currently sitting in her sitting room and enjoying some cool air.  So thanks to her for putting up with me.

    Linked at Instapundit.  Thanks so much

    Linked at Breitbart.  Thanks so much

     
    • SignPainterGuy 9:12 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm, the differences are stark ! Team Romney offers help that people can actually use and Team Obama offers a $30. sleeveless t-shirt that will make a good cleaning rag one day. Which to choose, WHICH TO CHOOSE !

      Enjoy the comfort of Iainswife`s home !

    • Just Me 9:35 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The above link takes you to a story about Romney helping fire victims during the San Diego fires in 2007–while he was campaigning for President. Notice the news media wasn’t there. He didn’t call anyone in to take photographs of the service he gave. The photos presented were taken by the family he was helping. This is who he is. He has a hard time talking about it because he’s old school about service–he doesn’t shout it from the rooftops and he doesn’t use it as a way to prop himself up. He just does it. This is the same man who took no salary as Governor of Massachusetts or as the head of the Olympics in SLC. He could be sitting on an island somewhere enjoying his family but instead he takes on big jobs and puts his whole effort into them without recompense. That is who he is. The choice is stark and clear. It amazes me that people are still undecided.

    • Dave in Houston 9:38 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “Red, yellow, black or white, we are all equal in his sight,”*, so fork over the 30 bucks sucka. He and his people are as cold as marble on a tombstone.

      *from a less than memorable song for children praising the Dear Leader. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3TKMKbifgQ

    • LaurieK 10:16 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney is a grown up man with a sense of responsibility for others, and Obama is a shallow, morally rudderless narcissist. Like Just Me, above, I am staggered that there is anyone undecided. Romney is far from my idea candidate, but I have no doubts that he’s a decent, intelligent, and highly capable man. I guess this country is full of brain-dead slugs who yearn to be infantilized. What a tragedy for the nation.

    • Rich K 10:36 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Laurie, just ask yourself when the last time was you saw the media give Mitt even a second of positive coverage on the kind of man he really is. Under no circumstances will any mdeia outlet ,with the possible exception of Fox, give this guy good press. Dont be nieve but do what you can to show things like these to folks you know who know nothing of Mr Romney’s true self. It can only help get that Grifter removed from the white house in November.

    • Marianne Matthews 10:43 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I like grown-up people who solve problems briskly and don’t brag about themselves during and afterwards. That’s Mr. Romney. He’ll get my vote in November.

      Marianne Matthews

    • Lorenzo poe 10:48 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      These stories of Romney remind me very much of GWB. I was not a supporter of GWB. He was not a conservative and didn’t understand conservatives, but when we needed a leader he rose to the challenge. There was never a man who grew to fill the shoes he was given like GWB. And he never sank to the petty angry level that i would have when faced with the traitors in our own legislature.

    • Taxpayer1234 11:09 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney is also helping in Ohio, collecting up food and water, assigning a campaign bus to make deliveries, etc.

    • snelson134 11:10 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      He has a hard time talking about it because he’s old school about service–he doesn’t shout it from the rooftops and he doesn’t use it as a way to prop himself up. He just does it.

      Just Me, he is simply following the model that Christ Himself laid down for charity:

      Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

      Notice that there are no verses commanding that charity should be given by politicians with money seized at spearpoint.

    • Robyn 11:36 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If there are any readers here near Lynchburg, VA, Thomas Road Baptist Church is open 24/7 to anyone needing power, A/C, water, food, wifi, and lodging. I hear portable showers are coming as well.

      If I knew more, I’d share it, but I’m in California and gleaning info from Twitter posts. (Search #TRBCRelief or follow @TRBC or @JonathanFalwell)

      Stay safe, everybody.

      As for Romney, good for him. Since he apparently doesn’t like to blow his own horn, these things don’t get spread very far, and as such a lot of us won’t know this aspect of his character. Romney and I may disagree on a lot of things, but I’m glad to know I’ll be casting my vote for a stand-up guy.

    • Teresa Rice 6:34 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Catholibertarian and commented:
      I have to say as this presidential campaign rolls on I continue to like Romney better and better. This is just one example of why.

    • thewerewife 6:38 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It can be argued that this compare-and-contrast exercise is not entirely fair, as the $30 campaign collectible is not exactly being made available specifically in response to the Midlantic emergency. A more honest but no less devastating comparison can be made: Romney campaign: Mobilization and resources diverted to help, ASAP. Obama campaign: *crickets*. Works for me.

      To borrow from another, pre-Mormon religious tradition that also refers to nonadherents as “gentiles”: Mitt Romney is a mensch. About time the country had one of those to look up to again.

      • mike swann 6:18 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        all mormons do not believe in 65 wives. They do believe in Christ. They don’t believe in drinkinng coffee, soda with caffein, cigarettes, drugs, alcohol. They have family night and try to keep the family circle Lilke MOM and POP, keep up with their kids activities. I am nt a Mormon but Se. Harry Reid is. The liberals wont mention this. We have aMuslim President now.

    • Jed 6:38 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I just love watching how every single one of you hypocrites see no contradiction in your act of defaming and lying about another person, and calling yourselves Christians.

      Oh, btw, while you were all trying now to find new reasons to support Romney after demeaning and insulting him over the last year, the President was in Colorado over the past two days.

      • Anne 8:19 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        yup, he was in Colorado, doing what? Fundraising for his campaign?

        • Phyllis B. 4:26 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Wsnt he there to tell everyone that they are fine?

      • just a conservative girl 9:09 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, but my position on Romney has been very clear. I don’t like him as the candidate. Never have. Will I defend him against the spin machine? Oh yeah. But I have changed my view of him none. So hypocrite can’t be thrown at me.

      • Adelie Manchot 10:40 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Sure he went to Colorado (on his way to another fundraiser) after ignoring the pleas for help from the Governor and the stories breaking in the Colorado media about how Obama’s EPA has made it harder to fight wildfires with their regulations on where tankers can drop fire retardant and the fact that Obama cut the tanker fleet by 75%. When he got there for his photo op he stumblebummed through it withidiotic statements like “What. . . what. . . what. . . what you guys have to do to protect these homes? Eeeyyyyyyya give me a sense of how you go about that.”.

        Right now there is a major disaster going on in the east-massive damage, millions without power, etc. Where is your Obamamessiah? “Resting’ at Camp David in preparation for his fundraising trip to FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND!

        • Adelie Manchot 10:44 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

          PS-My comment was in reply to Jed…

      • mike swann 6:10 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Your man forgot to go to Tenn when they had the floods so bad people’s homes were gone, at the same time it took this slob 2 weeks to go see the oil spill and then complained he had to stand on the beach for one hour talking to some blue collar workers. Obam bypassed Tenn and made it back for his White Housse guest Paul McCartney, cocktail night with the rich, he says he hates. He never showed up for the Texas fires either. They aren’t rich Democrat states so were not worthy of the king’s presence. Brains, being a conservateve doesn’t make one a Christian . Some Republicansand/or conservatives are atheists, black, brown. This failure will is ruining the country and you are too stupid to see it.

    • jlue 6:41 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney will get my vote. He was not my first choice, but he seems to be the person who has been chosen to run against the most inexperienced, egotistical, self-serving, socialist president in America’s history.

    • loopyloo305 7:12 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
      A stark difference in understanding the value of life!

    • Ritchie The Riveter 8:10 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Jed … and the fires in CO started and spread well before that. What you are seeing now from Mr. Obama has “photo-op” written all over it.

      Plus, he has the resources of the Federal government at his disposal … let me guess, you probably were one who ripped into Mr. Bush over Katrina? Even if he has waited out of respect for state sovereignty as Mr. Bush did, Mr. Obama still had HIS campaign apparatus available to do the exact same things as Mr. Romney has here.

      You defend the indefensible.

    • Conservative guy 9:14 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      This comparison was new to me, not the stuff about shallow, craven, neo-socialist Obama, rather I had forgotten or not heard of his Bain SAR, and doing volunteer work. I too volunteer, for the ARC, pay my own way, don’t wright off the expense and could care less if people know…it’s what you do if you can. You pitch in, get sweaty and help people who would kill or die to switch places with you. If there are so many caring liberals in the U.S., where are they? Romney, on his worst day, is orders of magnatude better that this administration on its best.

    • rbeccah (@rbeccah) 12:08 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I do not understand… I DO NOT understand… why Obama continues to poll so well.

      • just a conservative girl 2:51 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Well, one thing we may look to is Wisconsin. Before the votes started to be counted every media outlet (except Drudge) said it was too close to call. Once the votes were counted it was never close. So the media got the polling wrong or the people voted one way and answered the question a different way. Besides, the only poll that matters will be on 11/6.

        • richard40 12:44 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

          One thing about all the polls. The rasmussen poll, which is the only one that uses the more accurate method of filtering for likely voters, has always shown better results for romney than the other polls, even when it had romney behind, and it currently shows romney in the lead. I suspect when you factor in the huge intensity of tea party voters, which none of the pools currently count, it is even better for romney.

      • jlue 1:40 PM on 07/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

        rbeccah, Neither do I…. Who can explain this? Maybe people are afraid to say I will not vote for BO.

    • TheOldMan 5:36 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Character is what you do when no one is watching.

      • richard40 12:45 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        And since the MSM is probably ignoring this pro romney story, nobody is watching.

    • lazyflowerisme 9:34 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Nice

    • richard40 12:40 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent article, and excellent insight into who romney and obama really are. And yet according to the MSM it is supposed to be romney that is the unfeeling one, that does not care about people in need. Now we see the real truth.

    • hope for change 12:12 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      but he did raise taxes to help us decide how to spend

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