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WHAT? Andrea Saul Uses Romneycare to Slam Obama 'Cancer' Ad???
rightwingnews.com ^ | 08/09/12 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 08/09/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted this could be the moment when Mitt Romney lost the election.

In an interview of Fox News, Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul decided to invoke Romneycare as a counterpoint to the despicable narrative being pushed by Priorities USA. I’m sure you’ve seen the infamous ‘cancer ad.’ Business Insider reported on August 8th that:

…In defending Romney, she [Saul] veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would have been able to get health insurance under Romney’s health-care reform legislation.

Here’s what she told Fox anchor Bill Hemmer, via Think Progress [gag]:

ANDREA SAUL: To that point, you know, if people had been in Massachusetts under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and their health care in President Obama’s economy.

FACEPALM! Even Politico cited the ad as grossly inaccurate saying “it may also be relevant that Soptic’s wife died in 2006, years after the GST factory closed down. A 2006 story in the Kansas City Star reported the death of Ranae Soptic, a former champion roller skater: Soptic went to the hospital for pneumonia, but doctors found signs of very advanced cancer, and she died two weeks later on June 22.”

However, despite the ongoing crusade to discredit this piece of trash by the Obama team, Saul has undercut the effort. Smelling blood in the water, “Bill Burton, a strategist for Priorities USA, said he’s as stunned as anyone that [Saul] would invoke Romney’s support for individual mandates, particularly in a state that wasn’t Massachusetts. They’re clearly sputtering in response to very painful stories from workers who lost their jobs, their health care and their pension benefits, Burton said.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andreasaul; cinos; karma; lawofconsequences; poeticjustice; romneycare; selfinflictedwound; yougetwhatyoupayfor
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1 posted on 08/09/2012 4:44:42 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Last night on Hannity, Anne Coulter blasted Saul as an idiot for her handling of the response to this Obama slander and for once I agree with Coulter ..Andrea Saul should be fired. If the Romney campaign continues to use these dunderhead retreads from the McCain fiasco we will be given another four years of Obama.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 4:52:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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3 posted on 08/09/2012 4:52:22 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

How do you miss a layup?


4 posted on 08/09/2012 4:56:34 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: scooby321
How do you miss a layup?

Well, it certainly can't help when your team's coach tends to prefer playing from the other side of the court... ;)

5 posted on 08/09/2012 4:59:08 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: scooby321
How do you miss a layup?

By trying to shoot it with your foot while it is still in your mouth. Good grief! Deja vu all over again.

6 posted on 08/09/2012 4:59:34 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: The Great RJ

Problem is that this is exactly how Romney and his minions think. She slipped up by saying it publicly.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 5:07:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mazda77

The types of mistakes shouldn’t be happening at this stage. The election should be Romney’s to win yet this inept team seems to be doing everything to drop the ball.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 5:08:46 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Dumb.....Dumb.....Dumb!


9 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:22 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
The Ad was intended as a distraction away from the Obama economic and joblessness records.

It worked. It deflected attention. Even the newsies were talking about it.

Then, Saul opens her mouth and perpetuates the distraction even further. And the newsies jump on that distraction, as well.

Romney needs to keep himself and his team from being distracted by shiny objects and keep their attention on the REAL issues:
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10 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Problem is that this is exactly how Romney and his minions think.

Yup. That's precisely why their increasingly shrill and desperate wailings to the effect of "... BUT... BUT... TEH OBAMA -- !!!" leave me, ultimately, unmoved. My precious stores of genuine pity for those stubbornly insistent upon shooting their own toes off, one at a time, have dwindled precipitously over the years. ;)


11 posted on 08/09/2012 5:14:36 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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The Romney team needs to fire ALL of their number affiliated with the failed Massacusetts regime ~ and fire their mittbot followers as well.

These people are just horrid.

12 posted on 08/09/2012 5:18:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Romney’s crowd simply cannot keep their eyes on any balls ~ none of them have any!


13 posted on 08/09/2012 5:20:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; LMAO; ...
RE :”ANDREA SAUL: To that point, you know, if people had been in Massachusetts under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and their health care in President Obama’s economy.
FACEPALM! Even Politico cited the ad as grossly inaccurate saying “it may also be relevant that Soptic’s wife died in 2006, years after the GST factory closed down. A 2006 story in the Kansas City Star reported the death of Ranae Soptic, a former champion roller skater: Soptic went to the hospital for pneumonia, but doctors found signs of very advanced cancer, and she died two weeks later on June 22.”
However, despite the ongoing crusade to discredit this piece of trash by the Obama team, Saul has undercut the effort.

Well ‘Romney’=’Romney-care’. Coulter’s shrieking last night on Koolaid Hannity's program was annoying, recall that Romney was her primary pick because she said he had the best chance of winning. Now she is threatoning to abandon him. Too late for that Ann.

Yes Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul's response was pathetically weak, in fact she comes off as very weak spokeswoman (to be likable??) on camera anyway but as I have been pointing out, the whole campaign has weak so what's new?

Maybe Rush will stop claiming that Romney is winning now (cheer leading) and certain ABBO folks will stop claiming the same here?

14 posted on 08/09/2012 5:21:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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recall that Romney was her primary pick because she said he had the best chance of winning. Now she is threatoning to abandon him. Too late for that Ann.

Wife Number Two will be unceremoniously lobbed underneath the bus by the Mittens faithful, if she doesn't dummy up ASAP. Bet the rent on it. ;)

15 posted on 08/09/2012 5:30:21 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: sickoflibs

Romney or Obama, folks... Romney or Obama... we are a certain deep six if Obama stays, we may possibly extricate ourselves if Romney wins. I’m betting on the odds, still voting for Romney... and for Todd Aiken here in MO to beat Craggy McCaskill. There is a fork in the road, neither is a good choice, but one is certain doom...


16 posted on 08/09/2012 5:35:54 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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17 posted on 08/09/2012 5:47:29 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: sickoflibs

Michelle Malkin was also commenting on Andrea Saul’s “performance.” Apparently Andrea comes to Romney campaign from McCain’s presidential effort. Maybe she is a mole for Obama? Someone says she doesn’t come across as likeable. She doesn’t come across as COMPETENT. Aside from this gaffe she is weak and unpersuasive.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 5:50:45 AM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: dps.inspect
RRE :”Romney or Obama, folks... Romney or Obama... we are a certain deep six if Obama stays, we may possibly extricate ourselves if Romney wins. I’m betting on the odds, still voting for Romney... and for Todd Aiken here in MO to beat Craggy McCaskill. There is a fork in the road, neither is a good choice, but one is certain doom...

Vote for who-ever you want to just like you did during the primary. Did that affect anything?

We are screwed either way. But there have always been questions and claims about Romney's ability to be elected, but watching him(them) in action is a real indication.

Obama has run left on many issues trying to motivate his based and multiple minority special interest groups, while claiming its Romney who is extreme,

Romney has no place to run to. He cant talk about his official positions because he doesn't believe in them. He cant run the other way because his party base will just give up, a sample is the Coulter whining last night, Rush's too.

19 posted on 08/09/2012 5:54:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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He cant run the other way because his party base will just give up

But why would the Democrats suddenly abandon him now...? ;)

20 posted on 08/09/2012 5:56:19 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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