OMG! Romney's campaign donated $5000 in goods to hurricane relief & used a campaign rally to ask others to donate! THAT INHUMAN BEAST!!!—
Remulak MoxArgon (@moxargon) November 01, 2012
That about sums it up. After Mitt Romney released his most current tax return showing he and his wife had donated more than $4 million to charity, his opponents were quick to pounce. Sen. Harry Reid denounced the Romneys’ charitable giving as calculated tax manipulation, while others contended that it didn’t count anyway, since they probably gave through their church and not a real charity.
So when the Romney campaign decided to buy $5,000 worth of peanut butter, canned goods and diapers to kick-start a storm relief event in Kettering, Ohio, yesterday, it didn’t take long for people to label the move “sickening,” a “great lie” and a case of “fraud.” What’s so wrong with donating food and diapers? Plenty (if Barack Obama doesn’t do it, that is).
First, the “useless” donations were obviously a cynical campaign stunt.
So Romney bought those useless cans himself? $5000 photo op? This guy can fund FEMA. What a disgraceful person.—
BWD (@theonlyadult) October 31, 2012
So Romney went to Walmart. Bought $5000 worth of food then brought it to his "relief" event and handed it out to supporters to hand back…—
Tony Clifton (@NOLAtlien) November 01, 2012
No one wants your junk food anyway, Romney. Sure, the Red Cross begrudgingly says it’s thankful for the effort, but just send money next time. More money, though. Heck, Romney’s campaign is practically doing more damage than Sandy by donating food. Some people are allergic to peanut butter, you monster. Wasn’t killing that woman with your cancer enough to satisfy your bloodlust?
The best part of Mitt's can donation effort? The Red Cross publicly pleaded that people do not donate canned goods! Someone tell Romney!!!—
Chris Richards (@ckebaseball) November 01, 2012
Romney gives typical food bank fare.. granola bars (candy), peanut butter (frequently allergenic). Just donate $5000. like the rest of us…—
SWF (@SWF6) November 01, 2012