Just When You Think Mitt Romney Couldn’t Possibly Be Any More Immoral or Any More Fake…

So not only did we have the borderline act of criminal trespass committed by Paul Ryan when he and his entourage barged into a soup kitchen to pretend to care about people – and in the process cleaning some pots and pans that were already clean – for a fraudulent photo op, but now we find out not only that Mitt the Flip’s fraudulent ‘relief effort’ yesterday diverted legitimate Red Cross resources away from New Jersey, et. al., but also that the entire spectacle was fake:

[T]he night before the event, campaign aides went to a local Wal Mart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in, according to one staffer. (The campaign confirmed that it “did donate supplies to the relief effort,” but would not specify how much it spent.)

Oh, but it gets better:


Distributing birther-inspired anti-Obama t-shirts at the “non-partisan” rally

That sound you definitely do not hear is Marie AnnToinette riding Rafalca through the ravaged areas of New Jersey to rescue people.

Memo to the Con Artists Who Produce the ‘Romney is Bipartisan’ Ads: The Word “Bipartisan” Consists of Two Parts – “Partisan” and…

Well, just compare the McConnell-Boner congressional chunk of concrete – you know, the one whose publicly stated purpose in being in Congress for the last four years was not all of the stuff that they swear an oath to do but, instead, sabotage a sitting president – to the usually obnoxious Chris Christie.

Emphasis on usually.

As Romney roams the Midwest and Florida struggling to stay relevant, miming coordinating storm response with G.O.P. governors and collecting canned goods to send East, his fair-weather pal Christie failed to give Mittens any disaster relief.

On ABC, CBS and NBC, Christie hailed Obama as “outstanding.” On MSNBC, he said the president “has been all over this,” and on CNN, he called Obama “incredibly supportive.” The big guy even tweeted his thanks to the slender one.

Most astonishing of all, the New Jersey governor went on Fox News and spoke words rarely heard on that network: “I have to give the president great credit.”

“I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie gushed. “He called me for the last time at midnight last night, asking what he could do.”

Christie also extolled FEMA, even though Romney has said it is “immoral” to spend money on federal disaster relief when the deficit is so big.

While Romney campaigns in Florida Wednesday, Christie and Obama plan to tour storm damage in New Jersey, a picture of bipartisanship, putting distressed people above dirt-slinging politics.

And that’s a grand bargain for both of them.

We can only hope that Rmoney is unwittingly gearing up to become this century’s Horace Greeley.

Go west (or whatever) to Kolob, old man….

Also Not From The Onion (Really)

Low-pressure weather; high-intensity, doubled-down douchebaggery.

The mayor’s office is currently being flooded with offers from would-be volunteers who want to assist in the recovery effort.

Obviously, Donald Trump is upset about this. Because it’s taking attention away from Donald Trump.

More significantly, though, for Trump, Sandy is problematic because clearly it’s just one big sympathy ploy from Obama. “Hurricane is good luck for Obama again – he will buy the election by handing out billions of dollars. Not only giving out money, but Obama will be seen today standing in water and rain like he is a real president —don’t fall for it.” Yes, neonatal care babies being evacuated in the midst of a storm — what a windfall for the president.

Who Lives in an Old Subway Under the Sea?

SpongeBob Square Pants?

Or…

Maybe not.

Bush’s FEMA Director During Katrina Criticizes Obama For Responding To Sandy Too Quickly (And No, This Story Is NOT From The Onion)

That sound you hear is Lewis Black preparing material for a new album:

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown offered criticism of President Obama’s early responses to Hurricane Sandy yesterday, including a dig at the administration’s response to last month’s attack in Libya.

Yesterday, ahead of the storm’s pummeling of the eastern seaboard, Brown gave an interview to the local alternative paper, the Denver Westword, on how he believed the Obama administration was responding to Sandy too quickly and that Obama had spoken to the press about Sandy’s potential effect too early.

Brown turned then to a reliable right-wing attack on the President’s response to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that killed four Americans….

Wow…

just, wow……

I will admit that when I saw this story pop up on a Facebook feed, I just presumed that it was from the Onion.

That’s what I get for underestimating the douchebaggery of BushCo.

I shant make that mistake again.

Well….

One of them has LSD as an excuse.

Vanesssa Edwards Foster for Congress

“Government workers shall hereby be known as ‘rescue creators.'”

Stick that in your Alabama’s Greatest Hits package and NASCAR it, Mitt.  Or…

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has blasted President Obama’s leadership, heaped praise on Obama on Tuesday for his handling of Hurricane Sandy.

“The president has been outstanding in this and so have the folks at FEMA,” Christie said on NBC’s “Today” show.

Christie, whose state is among the hardest hit by the storm, made appearances on several morning talk shows on Tuesday and applauded Obama at each stop.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Christie said “the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything and he absolutely means it, and it’s been very good working with the president and his administration.”

On CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” Christie added that Obama “has been incredibly supportive and helpful to our state, and not once did he bring up the election.”

Is that too dificult with Chris Christie’s tire tracks all over your back?

I’d say the New Jersey governor’s 2016 presidential campaign is already under way.

Romney: Wal-Mart Should be Handling the Efforts to Deal With the Hurricane

Wal-Mart…

or Staples…

or British Petroleum…

From C&L:

The New York Times editorial board, on the day Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc in the Big Apple, aims at Mitt Romney’s crotch and gives him a good, hard kick. Good! I’m tired of so-called “news” organizations that treat the crap that spews from right-wing zombies as if it’s worthy of intelligent consideration. Let’s kill the Romney/Ryan/Cantor Randian wet dream once and for all:

Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romney wants to eliminate it. At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.”

In other words: “Let them eat Rafalca’s shit.”

Pic of the Day: Oct. 29, 2012

Utica Brewers v. Syracuse Jr. Chiefs – at Utica, NY, June 22, 2012, as  the sun set.