What Mitt Romney actually said to flood victims

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DirkDigler, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. JEAN LAFITTE, La. -- Jodie Chiarello lost everything when Hurricane Isaac struck this bayou fishing town near New Orleans.

    Friday, she was one of the storm victims who shared tales of Isaac’s destruction with Mitt Romney as he toured one of the areas hit hardest by the drenching downpours, which dumped more than 20 inches of rain on New Orleans.

    Chiarello, 42, who described her home as submerged in floodwaters that rose “over the rooftop,” said she told the Republican presidential nominee that communities like hers in the Mississippi River delta need stronger flood protection.

    “We can’t even get down to my house to see what my damage is,” she told reporters after a private conversation that Romney had with her and two other barefoot women wearing T-shirts in a parking lot outside a post office.

    “He said that he was going to do the best that he could for us,” she said.

    As Romney’s motorcade made its way through the area, residents watched from small boats in floodwaters that covered front lawns. “Where is our levee protection,” read a sign displayed at a house on Romney’s route.

    Romney made one stop on a road to talk with a man in a straw hat who held a sign that said, “Mitt is our man.” Reporters overheard part of their conversation about levees failing to protect the area.

    “It has really destroyed us,” the man said. “I don’t know why we can’t come up with something across the road that saves all.”

    At the end of the conversation, Romney encouraged people in the area to ensure the man’s needs were taken care of.

    “Good to see you guys. Thanks so much,” Romney said. “Watch out for this guy, all right?”

    Romney also met with National Guard troops wearing military fatigues and boots.

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to survey storm recovery efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi on Sunday. President Obama has scheduled a trip to Louisiana to tour storm-damaged areas on Monday.

  2. Other than the fact that our Homeland security director probably couldn't climb a flight of stairs to pull a fire alarm, her name reminds me of pies and cakes and ice cream.

    "Yo Adrian, get me one of those Napolitano's from the bakery and make sure they put some of that Napolitano ice cream on top."

    Seriously, a face full of mayonaise for the bulldog.:D
  3. pspr


    Odumbo wasn't going to go to Louisiana to see the pain. He had campaign commitments and couldn't be bothered with it. But when he heard Romney was was going to see the people in need he changed his plans so he could at least appear to care.

    Odumbo is just a loser.
  4. DGarr


    Mr. Romney let the cat out of the bag yesterday, when he misspoke and called our country "a company."

    No mere slip of the tongue. It is a mindset, a way of life.

    It follows that the American people, at least the little ones, are employees--with luck, working only for minimum wage with no benefits and, for Pete's sake, no unions to make the first two less likely.

    Thus, telling flood victim Jodie Chiarello to go home and phone 211 makes perfect sense. (At least, it would, if she still had a home or a phone.) Romney too used government subsidies and loopholes at Bain whenever he could find them. Only a stupid man turns down resources, for Pete's sake.

    Only thing, Jodie had better make that phone call soon. If Romney is elected, that emergency number and resources behind it, will be disconnected. Only the little people need such resources. The others live on hills, well above the floodwaters.

    Romney. He's running for president, for Pete's sake.
  5. wildchild


    Looking at the unemployment rate of blacks and now this episode, it is obvious that Obama doesn't care about black people.
  6. Why should he treat blacks differently from anyone else ?
  7. Lucrum


    None of the black "leader" do.
  8. pspr


    Odumbo isn't a black person any longer. He used that card to reach the pinnacle and now he is a white person in his mind.

    He doesn't really care about anybody but himself and manipulating people to get votes. After he is out of office he'll just live his life out as a white person - unless he needs to use the black card again to manipulate someone or something.
  9. Why should he , he already has their vote and they obviously are too stupid to demand better treatment.