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I think debates would be a fun drinking game. Every time one of them lies you take a drink.

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Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’

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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 had stopped by the soup kitchen for about 15 minutes on his way to the airport after his Saturday morning town hall in Youngstown. By the time he arrived, the food had already been served, the patrons had left, and the hall had been cleaned.

Upon entering the soup kitchen, Ryan, his wife and three young children greeted and thanked several volunteers, then donned white aprons and offered to clean some dishes. Photographers snapped photos and TV cameras shot footage of Ryan and his family washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty.

According to a Romney aide not authorized to speak publicly about the event, the campaign followed its usual protocol for impromptu, on-the-road stops by candidates: A staffer was dispatched to the St. Vincent De Paul Society ahead of Ryan’s visit Saturday morning and spoke with a woman in charge on site, who said that it would be fine for the congressman to stop by. The campaign did not contact Antal ahead of the visit.

The woman on site told the Romney staffer that some of the volunteers had already left, but that most were happy to remain until Ryan arrived, according to the aide. After Ryan left the soup kitchen, the woman approached a campaign staffer and expressed gratitude for Ryan’s visit, the aide said.

Chris Maloney, Ohio communications director for the Romney campaign, said that the visit by Ryan had been intended to highlight the work of the soup kitchen volunteers.

“Our campaign and Congressman Ryan were pleased to bring attention to the meaningful charitable contributions the St. Vincent De Paul Society makes to people in need,” Maloney said.

Antal, a self-described independent voter, said that he “can’t fault my volunteers” for letting the campaign in but said that the campaign “didn’t go through the proper channels.”

He noted that the soup kitchen relies on funding from private individuals who might reconsider their support if it appears that the charity is favoring one political candidate over another.

“I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals,” he said. “If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.”

He added that the incident had caused him “all kinds of grief” and that regardless of whether Ryan had intended to serve food to patrons or wash dishes, he would not have allowed the visit to take place.

“Had they asked for permission, it wouldn’t have been granted. … But I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans, and then take a picture,” Antal said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/15/charity-president-unhappy-about-paul-ryan-soup-kitchen-photo-op/

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^ ^ ^ .. what freaking tool's .. the both of them .. I wanna see Mitt and Ann working in a car-wash .. :frantic:

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And this isn't even Romney's real face!

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The only reason Obama is going to win this election is becuase Romney is the other choice, they are both horrible options for president.

The US is screwed either way

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The only reason Obama is going to win this election is becuase Romney is the other choice, they are both horrible options for president.

The US is screwed either way

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Gotta say, this is a ridiculous statement... I have absolutely no idea how you could possibly argue Obama is a "HORRIBLE" president.

I would argue Obama has done more good for the US and the world then Bush Jr, Clinton (yes, even Mr Bj in the O.O. - see repealing of Glass-Steagall) and Bush Sr. That brings us all the way back to the 80's, when Carter had 8 years and I would even like to argue Obama has been better then Carter (although that's definitely a tough sell and an Obama vs Carter debate would truly be gold).

Seriously tho, lumping Obama in with Romney does nothing more then belittle all of our intelligence.

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Gotta say, this is a ridiculous statement... I have absolutely no idea how you could possibly argue Obama is a "HORRIBLE" president.

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He is a bad president because he was only in government for 125 days as a Senator, of that time he spent the bulk of that campaigning to be POTUS. He has socialist views on the way the US should be run (proven by the vast overreach of gov. by taking over the auto industry, banking industry, and health care.) His ideas on energy are crippling the US, he has stated that he wants energy prices to skyrocket. finding another option of energy is fine, but oil and gas should be usedto the maximum until they can be replaced. He has alienated Israel and shown favor to the Muslim Brotherhood. He has not passed a budget, ever. He submitted one and it was slammed 97-0 nobody in his own party even voted for it. His idea of compromise is that everyone does what he wants. He shut down the Keystone Pipeline that would have directly helped jobs, and fuel prices. He has been the main cause of divide in the US both racial divide, and class warfare.

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He is a bad president because he was only in government for 125 days as a Senator, of that time he spent the bulk of that campaigning to be POTUS. He has socialist views on the way the US should be run (proven by the vast overreach of gov. by taking over the auto industry, banking industry, and health care.) His ideas on energy are crippling the US, he has stated that he wants energy prices to skyrocket. finding another option of energy is fine, but oil and gas should be usedto the maximum until they can be replaced. He has alienated Israel and shown favor to the Muslim Brotherhood. He has not passed a budget, ever. He submitted one and it was slammed 97-0 nobody in his own party even voted for it. His idea of compromise is that everyone does what he wants. He shut down the Keystone Pipeline that would have directly helped jobs, and fuel prices. He has been the main cause of divide in the US both racial divide, and class warfare.

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So...

1- unless someone has more then 125 days as a senator, they are unfit to be POTUS?

2- socialist agenda = evil?

3- any POTUS that supports green energy = evil? (lets not kid ourselves, the fact Obama backed renewable energy businesses has not been the reason the US economy is the state it is now)

4- I don even know how to respond to the statement that Obama is backing the Muslim Brotherhood

5- Budgets require more then a 1 point reply

6- You sure you're not talking about Romney here?

7- He listens to the people and delays a project for further consideration and this = evil? (As a Canadian, before Obama even said anything my response to this issue was, Frak America, lets take this pipeline to the west coast! Oh wait... we have environmental concerns of our own and shouldn't build one.... let the US deal with spillage... ok...)

8- Main cause of racial divide ? Yeah, cause a white boy is totally going to split the black vote!

9- Split the class divide? Yeah, cause finally there's a president who actually stands up for the middle class!

Wait... I've asked this before... are you just trolling me?

I'm not sure when I ever claimed to not be lazy...

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He is a bad president because he was only in government for 125 days as a Senator, of that time he spent the bulk of that campaigning to be POTUS. He has socialist views on the way the US should be run (proven by the vast overreach of gov. by taking over the auto industry, banking industry, and health care.) His ideas on energy are crippling the US, he has stated that he wants energy prices to skyrocket. finding another option of energy is fine, but oil and gas should be usedto the maximum until they can be replaced. He has alienated Israel and shown favor to the Muslim Brotherhood. He has not passed a budget, ever. He submitted one and it was slammed 97-0 nobody in his own party even voted for it. His idea of compromise is that everyone does what he wants. He shut down the Keystone Pipeline that would have directly helped jobs, and fuel prices. He has been the main cause of divide in the US both racial divide, and class warfare.

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I realize you already posted quite a long post but could you please elaborate more. I would really like to learn a little more about Obama. I heard something about a war on Christmas a while ago, what was that all about?.. Did they ever find his birth certificate?

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He is a bad president because he was only in government for 125 days as a Senator, of that time he spent the bulk of that campaigning to be POTUS. He has socialist views on the way the US should be run (proven by the vast overreach of gov. by taking over the auto industry, banking industry, and health care.) His ideas on energy are crippling the US, he has stated that he wants energy prices to skyrocket. finding another option of energy is fine, but oil and gas should be usedto the maximum until they can be replaced. He has alienated Israel and shown favor to the Muslim Brotherhood. He has not passed a budget, ever. He submitted one and it was slammed 97-0 nobody in his own party even voted for it. His idea of compromise is that everyone does what he wants. He shut down the Keystone Pipeline that would have directly helped jobs, and fuel prices. He has been the main cause of divide in the US both racial divide, and class warfare.

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You got this entire paragraph from the Tea Party website, didn't you?

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