Lawrence O'Donnell took this clip from Romney's fake Disaster Relief event and showed us again why Romney is about as useful as a steak knife at a Peta Rally.
And to buff his own image as a disaster-relief specialist, Romney compared the Sandy relief effort to … his experience cleaning up the field after a high-school football game. Seriously.Is this a man running to be President of the United States or Prom King? Does he even understand the scale of what has happened, has he no grasp of the real world?I remember once we had a football field at my high school. The field was covered with rubbish and paper goods from people who’d had a big celebration there at the game. And there was a group of us there assigned to clean it up. And I thought, ‘how are we going to clean up all the mess on this football field?’ There were just a few of us. And the person responsible for organizing the effort said, ‘Just line up along the yard lines. You go between the goal line and the 10-yard line, and the next person between the 10 and 20, and just walk down and do your lane. And if everybody cleans their lanes, we’ll get it done.’ And so today, we’re cleaning one lane if you will.
It's obvious he doesn't because he refuses to adhere to the requests of the Red Cross, as so many have pointed out and insists they take donated items rather than cash donations.
I'm just sitting here aching all over and home sick and thinking, how can this man be serious? It's like a comedy of errors.
But he is and it scares the hell out of me. As I've watched this horrific disaster unfold, I've seen our President do exactly as he should and be the leader he's always been. And even though I tend to step away from politicizing an event such as Sandy because so many lives have been touched by her, so much lost, so much pain and suffering, it's hard not to when someone like Mitt Romney obviously has no clue what to do when put to the test. He has no clue how to act appropriately in such a difficult time because he's so worried about appearances rather than worrying about what is actually happening outside the bubble of his campaign.
If you go with your gut, if you go with is the right thing to do, I truly believe that the outcome will be naturally right, that your intentions shine through. The issue is this, Mitt Romney is out for Mitt and to win the Presidency at any cost. So therefore, his first thought is, how can I continue to campaign without appearing to continue to campaign? How can I insert myself into this without seeming to do so? HOW CAN I STAY RELEVANT? And it's impossible because Sandy is not about him, it's not about President Obama or Governor Christie, it's about the millions of people who have lost loved ones, their every possession, who have lost their entire world. Mitt Romney doesn't understand THIS and it's why he does not deserve to be President because he lacks the very empathy the job demands.