Romney Visit the Poor? Ha — That'll Be the Day
Those feisty nuns have done it again. Annoyed by Mitt Romney's campaign ad waging class war on the defenseless poor, members of NETWORK, the Catholic social justice group, have challenged him to come and hang out with him for a day while they go about their business of serving the "least of these."
“Recent advertisements and statements from the campaign of Governor Romney demonize families in poverty and reflect woeful ignorance about the challenges faced by tens of millions of American families in these tough economic times,” stated Sister Simone Campbell [executive director of NETWORK]. “We are all God’s children and equal in God’s eyes. Efforts to divide us by class or score political points at the expense of the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters reveal the worst side of our country’s politics.”
Campbell was in Cleveland on June 26 with the Nuns on the Bus tour. They stopped at St. Augustine's which has a long-running hunger center. They have invited Romney to come there with them.
If Romney were to accept their invitation, Campbell said she would take him to places like St. Augustine’s in Cleveland, where food programs “provide a hand up” to the community’s neediest members. “He thinks they’re lazy,” Campbell said, in reference to Romney’s misleading welfare reform ad. “It is hard work to keep things together when you’re poor. He doesn’t have a clue. Let him talk to them, and maybe they’ll touch his heart. And his mind too.”
Ha ha. Oh sister, you are such a dreamer. It certainly is a wonderful thought, but it seems like the poor just aren't Romney's kind of people.
Sister Simone Campbell hangs out with day camp kids in Tremont's Lincoln Park during her June visit to Cleveland.