From The Washington Post:
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.
- Courtesy: The Washington Post.
Just thought I'd put this out there. Just in case anybody was still wondering if Romney/Ryan were complete douche canoes. (Answer: Yes. Yes they are.) F*cking rich a**hole Paul Ryan made soup kitchen volunteers stay late so he could get a photo op. Jeezus Christ.
And here's how you tell if you're a Republican or a Democrat:
If you're a Republican, you hold on to what you've got and fight like hell to keep anybody else from getting any of it. Your attitude: Screw those lazy bastards. F*ck 'em. And the only thing soup kitchen volunteers are good for are photo ops.
If you're a Democrat, you hold on to what you've got, but you also believe that sometimes people need a hand up, and you don't mind spending some of what you've got to help them. And you volunteer at the soup kitchen.
And there ya go.