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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shameless Ryan

Posted by on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 8:38 AM

WaPo:

The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.
Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.
“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”
He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”
Ryan washed dishes for 15 minutes and left. He just went in there, disrupted work being done for the poor, and took an image for nothing but his own political gain, an image that helps no one but himself. It simply amazes me that so many Americans will still vote for this character, a man who makes almost no effort to hide his moral corruption, moral emptiness.

 

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douchus 1
He didn't disrupt the poor. How could he, there weren't any there as the place was closed.
Posted by douchus on October 16, 2012 at 9:03 AM · Report this
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And according to other news reports, the dishes he "washed" had already been washed. He was washing clean dishes for the camera.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on October 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
Because they're not voting for Romney/Ryan, they're voting against Obama.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM · Report this
Charles Mudede 4
@1, people work even when places are closed.
Posted by Charles Mudede on October 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
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@7 - Then the dishes had to be rewashed(3rd time) and the kitchen cleaned(2nd time) because the Ryans violated health codes with their stunt.
Posted by SoSea Resident on October 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
"message: i care" - bush the elder
Posted by Max Solomon on October 16, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
TortoiseTurtle 7
@5 please explain why he was rewashing the dishes.
Posted by TortoiseTurtle http://slog.thestranger.com on October 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
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One visit by Ryan -- staged or live -- will bring in countless donations to those homeless vagrants.

Sad that Democrats would take the food from their mouths for political gains!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this
venomlash 9
@5, 7: Well played!
Posted by venomlash on October 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
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There's never a Dalak around when you need one.
Posted by Pol Pot on October 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM · Report this
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@8 - your comments are a lot funnier when I read them in the Dowager countess' voice.

That said, if Obama pulled a bush-league stunt like this, it'd be the only thing the 'librul media' would be able to talk about up to and after the election.
Posted by johnjjeeves on October 16, 2012 at 9:51 AM · Report this
Posted by jackie treehorn on October 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM · Report this
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@11 I am SO reading all of GDfR's comments in the Dowager Countess' voice. I suspect my acid reflux problem is about to subside.
Posted by jhops on October 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 14
@1,

Mudede said "disrupted work being done for the poor", which still isn't entirely accurate. What Ryan did was ask a bunch of *real* volunteers to stay late so he could pretend to volunteer at that soup kitchen.
Posted by keshmeshi on October 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 15
@8- So basically Romney/Ryan supporters don't know about the existence of a charity unless a politician shows it to them? And somehow charity is supposed to work as a social safety net?
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on October 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM · Report this
biffp 16
@8, Romney/Ryan were funneling donations from a shelter to their campaign. Thanks for playing.
Posted by biffp on October 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM · Report this
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Did the campaign even make a donation? Did they offer any real help in addition to the fake help?
Posted by Charlie Mas on October 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
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@17 Hahaha! You are such a joker!
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on October 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
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It doesn't take long at all, does it? https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ra…
Posted by idaho on October 17, 2012 at 12:40 AM · Report this

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