That new anti-Romney ad was even sleazier than we thought


Legal Insurrection:

Woman in anti-Romney SuperPAC Death Ad actually had insurance

The lying liars and the lies they tell.

A SuperPAC run by former Obama spokesman Bill Burton accused Mitt Romney of killing a woman because she lost insurance when her husband’s job was terminated.

CNN has blown this ad apart, finding that the woman continued to have health insurance through her own employer after her husband was terminated.


Let’s recap:

Bain Capital acquires a struggling steel mill in Missouri. Mitt Romney leaves active management of Bain in 1999. In 2001 the Obama bundler that was running Bain closes the steel mill, laying off Joe Soptic. His wife still has insurance through her own employment. In 2002 Mitt Romney formally leaves Bain management. In 2003 Mrs. Soptic leaves her job due to an injury. In 2006 Mrs. Soptic is diagnosed with cancer and dies three weeks later.

In August 2012 the Obama campaign creates an ad blaming Mitt Romney for Mrs. Soptic’s death.

This may go down in history as the sleaziest political ad ever.


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45 Responses to That new anti-Romney ad was even sleazier than we thought

  1. Oswald says:

    Just when you think Obama couldn’t possibly sink any lower he goes and proves you wrong.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Not to mention exploiting this man’s grief over the loss of his wife.

    • Oswald says:

      He’s an Obama supporter – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

      • True- remember the story about the woman without health insurance and how she supposedly wanted to be buried in her Obama t shirt or some such nonsense?
        There are so many bs stories I can’t keep track anymore.

      • Anthony says:

        I saw this in real time when Blitzer aired it. What they cut from the vid was the man’s last statement, when he said “That’s how I feel about it”. Nothing more. If you play the vid, you can hear him say “That’s” right before it ends.

        Now I ask you – what kind of shit-bag exploits his wife’s death for a political campaign?

        • imusthavepie says:

          What kind of man exploits his mother’s death for political purposes…..an Obamaman can! Remember when Obama said his mother had to drain her resources and fight insurance companies when she was ill with cancer?
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-road-weve-traveled-a-misleading-account-of-obamas-mother-and-h

        • imusthavepie says:

          Oh for goodness sakes! I can’t copy the link right. I’ll just quote it:

          During the 2008 campaign, Obama frequently suggested his mother had to fight with her health-insurance company for treatment of her cancer because it considered her disease to be a pre-existing condition. In one of the presidential debates with GOP rival John McCain, Obama said:
          “For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that.”
          But then earlier this year, journalist Janny Scott cast serious doubt on this version of events in her excellent biography, “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s mother.” Scott reviewed letters from Dunham to the CIGNA insurance company, and revealed the dispute was over disability coverage, not health insurance coverage (see pages 335-339).

        • cj says:

          imusthavepie, YES! He exploited his own mother. Thanks for the reminder!

        • Well, you know. They’re just women. That’s Obamaworld in a nutshell.

        • DM says:

          Now I ask you – what kind of shit-bag exploits his wife’s death for a political campaign?

          That would be a soulless Obama supporter. Is that a redundancy?

        • Let’s not forget that Obama was his mother’s lawyer. He knew he was lying to the American public about what his mother was suing for.

  3. yttik says:

    The final sleezy step will be for Obama to throw this ad and his own superpac to the wolves. Then he’ll give a speech about the importance of running a clean campaign and how “some people,” meaning Mitt Romney, go down in the gutter during elections but he’s not like that.

  4. cj says:

    Wolf Blitzer? CNN? Fact checking?

    The desperation at the WH just exploded into all-out panic.

  5. lyn5 says:

    Heck, Obama is the sleaziest president ever!

  6. JohnSmart says:

    Ugh… Now what am I gonna write about tonight? This clip was posted in comments at my site and it set my head off. Other than the slime ball using his dead wife to prop up the chume gang president – the most remarkable thing here is that CNN did the story. I wonder: Is CNN finally going to wake up and do some reporting?

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s the antidote for the sleazy ad, Bro’s Gotta Go !

  8. DM says:

    Steelman lost to Todd Akin who will face McCaskill in Missouri 😦

  9. angienc says:

    The clip cuts off but at the end Soptic basically defends blaming Romney for his wife’s death — not her smoking or whatever caused her lung cancer and despite the fact that she had insurance through her own job after he lost his — because “That’s the way I feel.” <<< That right there is what is wrong with this country — everyone thinking that they way they "feel" about something makes it true. It doesn't — your "feelings" don't trump facts. In fact, they're basically irrelevant. I don't care how much of a special little snowflake your mommy told you that you are, how you "feel" about something and $5 will get you a cup of coffee at the Four Seasons.
    I've noticed the pundits are being very careful to put the blame on the Pac for "exploiting this poor man's grief" but that's bullshit — this man is just as guilty of using his wife's death to gain a political advantage against Romney, to lie about him & hide the true story and timeline about how things went down. He's obviously bitter because he lost his job, to which he obviously felt entitled to for life, never mind that the US steel industry fell apart because of the cheap steel from China that was flooding the market at the time. Oh, no, this guy personally blames Romney for the loss of his job, just like he personally blames him for the death of his wife. This is a personal obsessive fixation for Soptic & I question his mental stability.

    • Lulu says:

      This is an important observation as it is applicable to a lot of non-objective thinking that is being done in this country. I see it a lot in many peoples attitudes about all kinds of things and the body politic and media have been giving it a pass. The story about Obama “enjoying” disliking Romney, this man’s personalization of his victimhood (I am sorry about his personal loss and I have had it too), and the strange targeting by Harry Reid show the transfer of personal failure or disappointment to others who have tangential association with their circumstances. That the media have finally said something about this shows that they are recognizing that there is a formal thought disorder going on here. It is literally crazy. All is is going to do is make Romney look reasonable and sane.

    • yttik says:

      That is a good point. I’ve noticed how everything is now about “I feel” and “I believe,” as if either of those things have anything to do with reality.

      People said they “believed” in President Obama and they could “feel” him. That right there is all bass akwards, because a candidate’s qualifications should be self evident, not something that requires you to rely on faith and belief and your imagination. It’s no surprise that the Obama who people “believed” in doesn’t really exist.

  10. DandyTiger says:

    That ad and the recent Obama efforts is making me want to spend real money and put in real effort to get Romney elected. And I’m fucking liberal. I didn’t think Obama could suck any more either. He surprises me every day.

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  12. gxm17 says:

    Even my mother, the lifelong, Obama-voting Democrat, was complaining about this ad.

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