Mitt Romney's FEMA Fable

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Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In a piece at Ebony, Michael Arceneaux lambastes Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on the topic of FEMA during an election year and in the face of Hurricane Sandy, saying no one should believe a word that comes out of the presidential candidate's mouth.

Ever secure in his choice to follow the sociopath's guide to winning the presidency, once again Willard Romney is allowing the wind to shift one of his political positions in an transparent effort to pander to a public that at this rate shouldn't be stupid enough to believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

With a hurricane dubbed "Frankenstorm" going upside the head of the East Coast, it's not surprising that journalists are revisiting past comments Mitt Romney made about the usefulness of Federal Emergency Management Agency in handling natural disasters. When Romney was asked if FEMA ought to be shuttered in favor of states taking responsibility over disaster response during a CNN Republican Presidential primary debate in June 2011 he answered, "Absolutely."

He went on to add: "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. […] We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we'll all be dead and gone before it's paid off. It makes no sense at all."


Read Michael Arceneaux's entire piece at Ebony.

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