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Gibbs Refuses To Criticize Romney-Responsible-For-Woman's-Death Ad
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/08/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

In one of the more loathsome displays of this election season, Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs, appearing on today's Morning Joe, refused to criticize an ad from an Obama-endorsed Super PAC that accuses Mitt Romney of being responsible for a woman's death from cancer.

The former Obama press secretary used every tired dodge in the book to evade criticizing the commercial. Gibbs variously claimed that: he hadn't seen the ad; wasn't familiar with the specifics of the woman's case, and didn't want to announce a general policy on denouncing false Super PAC ads. His evasions were too much not only for Joe Scarborough, who pointed out that the PAC was run by former Obama staffer Bill Burton. Mark Halperin and even for Sam HuffPo's Stein joined in the grilling of Gibbs. To his credit, expressing with frustration that they "would never get you to condemn the ad," Stein pointed out that while the woman lost health coverage under her husband's policy when Bain put the company into bankruptcy, she continued to have health coverage via her own employment. Stein added that the incident occurred in 2006, long after even the Obama campaign admits Romney had nothing to do with Bain.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; mittromney; robertgibbs; soptic; superpacs

1 posted on 08/08/2012 7:59:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Bottom-dweller Robert Gibbs refuses to criticize Romney-responsible-for-women’s-death ad. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 8:01:24 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Had her own insurance.
Died in 2006.
Her husband got paid by to lie.
The aid is an outright lie.
Gibbs is amongst a gang of Chicago thugs currently occupying the Lie House.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT by cranked
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dhimmicrats have no soul...

evil little trolls that crawled out from under their bridges... lying, cheating, stealing everything they have.

4 posted on 08/08/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess once you’ve been paid to lie for a living it becomes a hard habit to break. Or, it could just come naturally to him as it does so many in politics.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: hometoroost

If I am Roomey I slam Obama credibilty over and over on this Ad


6 posted on 08/08/2012 8:12:23 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Giblets wouldn’t criticize the ad even if it called Romney a pedophile and a KKK member..............


7 posted on 08/08/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: cranked

Speaking of “Lie House”... why is Obama not being forced to release his sealed records.. sealed by Executive Order 13489. Why are Obamas school records not available for public scrutiny? He has spent over 4 million in legal fees to keep these records sealed. Obama has never been properly “vetted”. He is a complete FRAUD!


8 posted on 08/08/2012 8:13:26 AM PDT by Invictus (I'll never get used to living in the USSA (ununited socialist states of america))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Axelrod and Gibbs know exactly what they’re doing. In 08 they absurdly implied Hillary was racist. yet the Clinton campaign spent time and resources tamping down the accusation. While Romney wants to talk economy, Obama is painting an image;Romney killed a woman:Romney didn’t pay his taxes; Romney killed jobs. Maybe Romney’s people have been reading and following John Boyd, but Gibbs and Axelrod have been reading Marshall McLuhan. In a TV, and now an internet age, people respond to the visual and visceral, not the actual fact. Think Goldwater and the Daisies or the saw slicing off the East Coast in ‘64. Defending yourself with facts will not erase the image that’s been planted.
This is classic McLuhan and shows an understanding of media, the aptitude of the American voter, and the talent for creating image that Don Draper on his best day could only fantasize about.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 8:22:31 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Invictus
Indeed he is a fraud..

and as far as Robert Gibbs goes he is also a fraud..he knows if he speaks evil of Hussein he will be fired and his a$$ kicked to boot...
the man in the nasty ad..looks close to death as well, he is not a healthy specimen..oh those LIBERALS.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You have to wonder what further proof is needed that this guy is one exceptionally dumb turd.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 8:26:19 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Red Badger
Giblets wouldn’t criticize the ad even if it called Romney a pedophile and a KKK member..............

Pedophile, KKK member...that's coming up soon.

12 posted on 08/08/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The words I want to hear from Mitt Romney's lips:

"Joe Soptic, like his handlers in the Obama White House, is a liar."

No finesse, no run-on sentences, just put the fact out there, and tie it to Obumer directly.
13 posted on 08/08/2012 8:31:17 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

and STILL ... Halperin and Stein (and likely Scarborough) will vote for Obama.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: scooby321
If I am Roomey I slam Obama credibilty over and over on this Ad

But he probably won't

15 posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Invictus

“sealed by Executive Order 13489”

So,,,,, if Romney becomes prez, can he rescind that order, and “un-seal” o’s records?


16 posted on 08/08/2012 8:44:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: scooby321

I’m sure they are preparing a response ad to this one. They need to run it in Ohio.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 8:47:22 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gibbs is slipperier than a Denebian Slime Devil.
18 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I hope that God has a very special place in Hell for these beings (I refuse to call them [people).


19 posted on 08/08/2012 8:53:47 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: Red Badger
Giblets wouldn’t criticize the ad even if it called Romney a pedophile and a KKK member..............

Wait are we talking about Romney or Harry Reid?

20 posted on 08/08/2012 8:53:58 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: BusterBear

Red Accusations and hoax “Redneck Speech” in 1950

In 1950 President Harry Truman called George Smathers into a meeting at the White House and reportedly said “I want you to do me a favor. I want you to beat that son-of-a-bitch Claude Pepper.”[1] Pepper had been part of an unsuccessful 1948 campaign to “dump Truman” as the Democratic presidential nominee, and George Smathers had been his manager and pupil. Smathers broke with Pepper and ran against him in the Democratic primary (which at the time in Florida was tantamount to election, the Republican Party still being in infancy there). The contest was extremely heated, and revolved around policy issues, especially charges that Pepper represented the far left and was too supportive of Stalin. Pepper’s opponents circulated widely a 49-page booklet titled The Red Record of Senator Claude Pepper.[8]

Part of American political lore is the Smathers “redneck speech,” which Smathers reportedly delivered to a poorly educated audience. The “speech” was never given; it was a hoax dreamed up by one reporter. Time Magazine, during the campaign, falsely claimed that Smathers said this:

Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? Not only that, but this man is reliably reported to practice nepotism with his sister-in-law, he has a brother who is a known homo sapiens,[9] and he has a sister who was once a thespian in wicked New York. Worst of all, it is an established fact that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, habitually practiced celibacy.[10]

The Smathers campaign denied his having made the speech, as did the reporters who covered his campaign, but the hoax followed Smathers to his death.[11]


21 posted on 08/08/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Hope for the Republic

This SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT FRAUD is a graduate of the ERIC WITHHOLDER SCHOOL OF LYING.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 8:56:11 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Hope for the Republic

To a Democrat, those would be resume enhancements...........


23 posted on 08/08/2012 8:57:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does Denny’s know one of their managers is missing his shift to be on teevee?


24 posted on 08/08/2012 9:01:33 AM PDT by relictele
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In the final days of the recent Texas GOP run off the Dewhurst campaign accused Ted Cruz of being reponsible for a young man’s suicide. You can see how well that worked out for Dewhurst. I think a lot of people are turned off by this type of campaign and it will not help Obama in any way.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 9:10:06 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
...he hadn't seen the ad...
Thirty seconds! You people couldn't take thirty seconds to show him the ad before you asked your questions?!

So BS!

26 posted on 08/08/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

After Gibbs claimed he hadn’t seen the ad, Morning Joe did run it. Gibbs then changed his tack to claim he “didn’t know the specifics” of the woman’s situation, and that in any case wouldn’t take a general position on distancing the Obama campaign from false ads aired by Super PACs.

It should be emphasized that this isn’t just any pro-Obama Super PAC. When Obama went back on his own criticism of Super PACs and announced that he would be seeking Super PAC support, his campaign specifically directed donors to donate to this one.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The man’s a liar.


28 posted on 08/08/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Invictus

What happened to BO and the Mooch’s law liscenses? Would love to know. Time for Mitt to throw some dirt about the truth about the Obamas.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where is CPT Obvious when you need him?


Democrats More Willing to Tell Lies than Republicans... New Study Shows
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2915360/posts


30 posted on 08/08/2012 9:26:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gibbs then changed his tack to claim he “didn’t know the specifics” of the woman’s situation...
After he had already been told "the specifics" of the woman’s situation? Or did they fill him in (these are the facts, Gibbs) and then ask the question again?

As you might have guessed I'm doing this without having seen the video as a litmus test on my thinking/analysis.

31 posted on 08/08/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Okay, I went and watched the video despite the numerous trackers (hint, hint as to why I didn't go there to begin with) and I see that he did receive some "specifics" and still wouldn't say running the ad was wrong even if it was all lies.
32 posted on 08/08/2012 10:12:16 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Okay, I went and watched the video despite the numerous trackers (hint, hint as to why I didn't go there to begin with) and I see that he did receive some "specifics" and still wouldn't say running the ad was wrong even if it was all lies.
33 posted on 08/08/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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