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Mitt Romney To Flood Victim: 'Go Home And Call 211'

  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/01/mitt-romney-211_n_1848432.html



    Mitt Romney To Flood Victim: 'Go Home And Call 211'



    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched the final leg of his quest for the White House by visiting storm-battered Louisiana on Friday. He drove through a town that was flooded by Hurricane Isaac in part because it's still outside the vast flooding protection system built with federal funds after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

    Romney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent close to an hour meeting with first responders and local officials. Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac's flooding.

    "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Chiarello said of her conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

    Chiarello said she will likely seek some other shelter because her home was submerged in the flooding. She expressed frustration about the town's lack of flood protection.

    "We live outside the levee protection that's why we get all this water because they close the floodgates up front and all they're doing is flooding us out down here," she said. "It's very frustrating, very. We go through Katrina and Rita and now we're going through Cindy, Lee and now Isaac."

    Romney's last-minute visit, announced less than 12 hours after he became the Republican nominee, took him to the disaster area ahead of his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama. The president was following with his own visit to Louisiana on Monday, the White House announced.

    Romney went at Jindal's invitation, his campaign said. Jindal, a Republican, told reporters Romney had been in touch several days ago to ask how he could help with storm relief and Jindal suggested Romney come down and see the damage for himself. He said he had extended an invitation to Obama as well.
     
  2. I say just move her into chris matthews home.
    imminent domain and public use and all
     
  3. I feel like you were trying to imply that Romney meant to say 911 and your intention is to make him look like an idiot, but 211 is the number you call for essential community services.
     



  4. 'Go Home And Call 211'




    Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac's flooding.
     


  5. It was just a cold brush off from Romney.What he really meant was I dont give a shit about poor people like yourself,I'm just here for photos and to act like I care now get the fuck out of my face
     
  6. Let's see now. Go to the home that is underwater, and call a gov't agency that the Ryan/Romney ticket likely want to disband. What could be wrong with that type of cognitive thinking? Perhaps tell the Marines to just go on home, and take those tanky thingys home with you. And, don't forget your Hummers and airplanes.

    Or, just call your family and borrow a couple hundred grand to move to Miami. Problem solver? You betcha, in my best Sarah Palin.
     
  7. California 2-1-1.

    http://www.211california.org/about-2-1-1/what-is-211

    "2-1-1 is a free phone number and online database that connects Californians quickly and effectively to existing health and human service programs, joblessness support and disaster response information in their communities. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in 150 different languages."
     
  8. This is a perfect opp for Obama.

    "sumbody do sumpin"
     
  9. *Yawn*
     
  10. Of course, but that's not the problem. If you drop your phone into the lake, and Romneys says, grab your phone and call 611, the cell number, well, hello? Saying go home and call 211, when your home is 20 feet underwater. OK, glad we cleared that up.
     

  11. What do you think Romney should've done? Do you think he should've known off the top of his head what programs were available, and held the guys hand like a 3 year old and walked him to the offices that helped people? Maybe made sure he looked both ways before crossing the street and all that? Come on...what should he have done then?
     
  12. I guess you missed the part in AK's post where he said 211 is a public service number offered in many states.
     
  13. Oh puleeze.

    Of course despite this colossal event I'll be voting ABO just the same.

    But then I'm a big believer in personal responsibility and self sufficiency.
     
  14. He should be honest imo.He should have told her that he and Ryan would cut government programs that help people in these situations
     
  15. So, then you believe, as I do, that forcing those who don't have health insurance to pay SOMETHING to help cover their emergency room visits and other vital care. Call it a tax, call it a penalty, but make them pay something. That's personal responsibility. But, no, you can't agree, because that would mean that Obama did something right, and since you are so tunnel visioned, you cannot even agree with yourself.

    Or am I wrong in my assumption? Maybe you do agree about personal responsibility.

    And, the ABO crowd. You guys on b the correct will love this, you guys on the right, well, see your brothers and sisters, what a group. What a group of big thinkers.

    Please watch this everyone:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1vJobU5ZKw
     


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  17. Thank You, Thank You very much. Mr Bill has left the room.
     
  18. You usually are
    Oh I agree on the personal responsibility part, just not the federal government getting involved with it. They've fucked up enough already.

    TRUE personal responsibility would be no insurance no medical care.