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Newt, Give it up!!!!

What can I say:

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Newt Gingrich campaign has a robocall out in Florida claiming that Mitt Romney once took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors.

The allegation made in the call, obtained by anti-robocall activist Shaun Dakin, is undoubtedly targeted at Florida’s large Jewish and elderly populations.

The text of the call:

As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney vetoed a bill paying for kosher food for our seniors in nursing homes. Holocaust survivors, who for the first time, were forced to eat non-kosher, because Romney thought $5 was too much to pay for our grandparents to eat kosher. Where is Mitt Romney’s compassion for our seniors? Tuesday you can end Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy on religious freedom, with a vote for Newt Gingrich. Paid for by Newt 2012.

So is this what happened?

The call is referencing Romney’s veto of a 2003 bill. It came at a time that some nursing homes were considering eliminating their kosher kitchens during a period of budget cuts. Their plan was to instead bus in kosher food from other locations. The bill Romney vetoed would have given an additional $600,000 in funding to nursing homes, therefore making it possible for them to continue cooking kosher food on site.

Note: then Gov. Romney didn’t cut the budget; he was vetoing an increase, which was passed anyway and part of that increase was used by the nursing homes to continue to cook kosher food. If the veto were upheld, residents would have still had kosher food; it just wouldn’t have been cooked there.

I am loving this! :)

Oh, here is an intentional joke:

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January 31, 2012 - Posted by | 2012 election, humor, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Political Ad, politics

1 Comment »

  1. Religious stuff has no tax payer support. If it had been christians wanting the tax payers to pay, the same jews would have been declaring war on them.

    Comment by Mike | February 2, 2012 | Reply


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