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Cancer Victim Had Health Insurance For Year or Two After Bain Closed Plant
National Review Online ^ | 8/7/12 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:46:39 PM PDT by Nachum

Earlier today, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA released an ad in which Joe Soptic discusses how he lost his job because Bain closed a GST Steel plant in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2001, and notes that his wife passed away of cancer not long after, suggesting that she waited to see a doctor (she had stage 4 cancer by the time she received medical attention) because of the couple’s lack of health insurance. Well, first it turned out that Soptic’s wife, Ranae Soptic, died in 2006 — five years after the GST Steel plant closed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bain; cancer; insurance; plant; soptic
Attaaaaaaack Waaaaaaatch
1 posted on 08/07/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’d like to know how much they paid this guy to spew this dribble.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 08/07/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

YOU MEAN THE DEMOCRATS LIED???? /s


4 posted on 08/07/2012 5:50:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: unixfox

“I’d like to know how much they paid this guy to spew this dribble.”

Democrats LIE for free. Just ask obama.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 5:51:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum

6 posted on 08/07/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Nachum

Did Soptic somehow think that nobody would investigate this claim?


7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:07 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Nachum

Showing this ad on Hannity right now...


8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Drew68

Why would Soptic think his claim would be investigated? This is the same media that can’t be bothered to look into the gaping holes in Obama’s background.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:02:56 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: unixfox

What could they pay a guy to use his wife’s death as a political prop? When the story he tells is a lie - and he looks like scammer of the year? Scummy, scummy, scummy...


10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:11:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: Drew68

I told my wife early in this abomination administration that arrogance would be their undoing.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Nachum

What kind of POS uses his wife’s death for political gains?
What kind of POS political candidate lets someone use their dead wife for
Their political gain?
Disgusting...


12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:16:52 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: GOPJ

CCN breaks the story. Not Fox what is Roger doing? No one investigating this crap at Fox. Talk about top heavy. CNN runs it down unbelievable.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:18:10 PM PDT by magua
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To: GOPJ
What could they pay a guy to use his wife’s death as a political prop?

Ask John Edwards.

14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:21:44 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2898271/posts?page=119#119)
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To: Nachum
This lie, coupled with Geithner's fingers on the Delphi non-union pension elimination should be a knock out punch for Romney/GOP to use against this regime.

Waiting....

15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Nachum

nnnNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!! Not FACTS!!!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Nachum

In any event, he could have continued his insurance after being laid off using COBRA had he felt like it.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: originalbuckeye

Why let a few facts get in the way of a good story ?


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Jane Long

We haven’t hit the convention yet. And American memories are like goldfish - 5 seconds. Wait, it is ok.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Nachum
Ads as well as transcripts of interviews with Joe S. have been on barackobama.com for a while.

Is that a PAC website or DNC etc? If Obama is responsible for that website he cannot say it's a PAC I have no control over.

20 posted on 08/07/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Nachum

It takes a particularly creepy sleazebag to trample on his dead wife’s memory for a piece of crap like Obama.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 6:34:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum

Soooo, since she had insurance until the she left work at the thrift store, the thrift store killed her?


22 posted on 08/07/2012 6:44:18 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

As disgusting as this ad is, it is also very much indicative of how the Obama Campaign is viewing the political landscape right now.

This is an ad designed not to boost Obama’s own base, or to flip moderates/independents over to him. It’s designed, explicitly, to suppress the white blue-collar/working-class voters that will either hold their nose and vote for Romney, or stay home.

It means they think they’ve topped out in terms of their own numbers, and now need to pursue other means to get to victory.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 6:46:43 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Nachum
Soptic say Romney, being rich, has no idea what it's like to be middle-class, middle-income. That he really doesn't know how it affects people when they are laid off.

So what the heck makes Soptic, an Obama supporter, think that Obama does? Zero has never even had a real job, and has had things handed to him (via affirmative action) his whole life!

Liberalism is a mental disease.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: M1911A1

Despite the Obama administration distancing themselves from this slander, I think its clear why they desperately wanted to tie Romney as in charge at Bain up until 2001.

It seems this “Romney killed my Wife” nonsense was the showcase of the Obama campaign strategy to defeat Mitt and win reelection. However, just like everything else the left does, this is blowing up in their faces.

Pathetic.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:57:12 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: Nachum

then it was all a big fat lie..but will anyone tell the world


26 posted on 08/07/2012 7:20:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Nachum

I just love how cases like these always seem to totally fall apart when even a modest amount of investigation is done. One would think with all of the people at their disposal, they could find SOMEONE that actually fits with their lies to make it work.

Of course, they could run the ad 24/7 and the media would never call them on it. Romney could have given that lady one of his Kidneys and they would continue to act as if he put a .45 up to her head and pulled the trigger.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 7:26:09 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Alex Murphy; sickoflibs
What could they pay a guy to use his wife’s death as a political prop?

Ask John Edwards.

You're right - Edwards was creepier - he used his wife as a prop while she was dying...

Maybe some freeper should do a 'tackiest dem stunt' thread... could become a classic,,,

28 posted on 08/07/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: GOPJ

Edwards’ wife INSISTED he run for president even tho she KNEW he was having this affair!!!!! She wanted to be First Lady SO damned bad, that NOTHING was going to stand in her way!!


29 posted on 08/08/2012 12:17:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

It’s hard to believe she was a typical democrat - she seemed better... but I’ll take your word for it. It’s not something I followed closely.


30 posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: Cementjungle

#17: COBRA is hundreds of dollars a month for a single person. For a family, the costs are astronomical. Most people who are jobless (or otherwise) cannot afford COBRA.


31 posted on 08/08/2012 12:15:50 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: GOPJ

OMG!! Elizabeth was a HORRIBLE person. She said something awful about Palin....she said awful things about a lot of people!!


32 posted on 08/09/2012 4:05:15 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

She profited off her husband’s abusive lawsuits, too.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:20 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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