Romney makes politics out of tragedy | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney makes politics out of tragedy

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 6:45 AM

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Happily, Mitt Romney is catching flak for his effort to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy by turning campaign rallies into disaster relief rallies that only served to create headaches for relief agencies with unwanted canned good donations.

So it’s abundantly clear what kind of non-partisan event this was. In fact, Mitt Romney used the suffering of millions of Americans as a shield to fend off criticism that this was a political event. But it was a political event, as countless reporters attested. (And it was more than a shield. He used people. He used their suffering to advance his own ambition. And he got caught.)

The other way that Romney attempted to camouflage his campaign event as a “relief effort” was by, yet again, asking people to bring donations of supplies that the Red Cross has said repeatedly it does not want, and in fact, they’ve said it will impede hurricane relief efforts.

Shameless.

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