Those pesky sisters at at it again. You know, the ones who are giving the Vatican conniption fits because they actually believe in helping the poor instead of focusing on the things Jesus REALLY cared about like abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage and tax cuts for the wealthy.
On their summer bus tour around the country, they've already been to see Paul Ryan, and now they've set their sights on the Republican nominee for President, multi-multi-multi-millionaire Mitt Romney.
From Think Progress:
http://thinkprogress.org/...And talk about timely!
NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, is inviting Romney to “spend a day with Catholic Sisters who work every day to meet the needs of struggling families in their communities,” according to a release.
The group is specifically targeting Romney a day after his campaign released a misleading ad about welfare reform that Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s executive director, said “demonize[s] families in poverty” and shows Romney’s “ignorance about the challenges” the poor face in America:Pulling no punches, the nuns have attacked the Romney-endorsed Paul Ryan budget as "immoral," one that profits the rich at the expense of the poor- and working-classes.
“Recent advertisements and statements from the campaign of Governor Romney demonize families in poverty and reflect woeful ignorance about the challenges faced by tens of millions of American families in these tough economic times,” stated Sister Simone Campbell. “We are all God’s children and equal in God’s eyes. Efforts to divide us by class or score political points at the expense of the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters reveal the worst side of our country’s politics.”
Those policies, Campbell told ThinkProgress, show that Romney “doesn’t have clue” about the struggles the poor face. “The fact is, his policies shift wealth to the upper class,” she said. “Yes, it hurts the middle class, but it devastates those at the margins of our society.” If Romney were to accept their invitation, Campbell said she would take him to places like St. Augustine’s in Cleveland, where food programs “provide a hand up” to the community’s neediest members. “He thinks they’re lazy,” Campbell said, in reference to Romney’s misleading welfare reform ad. “It is hard work to keep things together when you’re poor. He doesn’t have a clue. Let him talk to them, and maybe they’ll touch his heart. And his mind too.”Surprise, surprise, Romney has yet to respond to the nuns' offer.