Skip to comments.Bill Burton: We Completely Stand By Our Romney 'Cancer' Ad
Posted on 08/09/2012 10:30:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
Greg pulled the clip last night and Allahpundit wrote it up, but it's worth revisiting for a few reasons. I'll let AP set the stage:
The first 3:45 is just background stuff, so feel free to skip it, and (b) the rest of it represents quite possibly the most sustained bout of skepticism on cable TV towards an Obama mouthpiece that Team Hopenchange has had to endure in four years. If you can’t watch it all, just watch Burton for two or three minutes starting at 4:15.
The Obama campaign has been shamelessly lying its collective ass off about this ad, so why not allow Obama's SuperPAC mouthpiece to insult your intelligence for a few minutes? This is surreal:
Obama's Super PAC Founder: Our Ad In No Way Suggests Romney Responsible For Woman's Cancer
I could barely stomach this clip, to be honest, but I'm glad I persevered because we learned a thing or two during the interview: (1) Some MSM figures can at least feign genuine disgust with the HopenChange Brigade. All three CNN correspondents seemed truly put off by the stench of what Burton was shoveling. (2) Obama's SuperPAC is so proud of the ad that they're airing it in swing states, as part of a $20 million buy. (3) This spot is merely one in "a series of ads," meaning that the worst may still be yet to come. (4) Obamaworld not only has no regard for the truth, they also harbor precious little respect for your intelligence. It was astounding to watch Burton claim that this ad in no way attempts to link Romney to this woman's death. That "reality," Burton helpfully explained, is "clearly lost on some folks." And by "some folks" he means "every single person who isn't a paid hack." Go back and watch the clip. The whole point is to tie Romney to this tragedy and heavily imply that he was responsible by obscuring the timeline. Burton insists that the timeline isn't pertinent. The man's sleaze virtually drips off the screen with every word, especially when he openly laughs at the CNN crew for pointing out the obvious. Allahpundit notices that without the disgusting implication of Romney's culpability in Mrs. Soptic's demise, the ad has...no point at all:
The amazing thing is that the spot is completely devoid of any actual point or argument. The closest it comes is suggesting that layoffs are always unconscionable because people depend on the insurance they get from their jobs. But Burton can’t argue that; Obama has enough problems with business that he can’t afford to flirt with “only monsters lay people off” demagoguery. So he’s left here arguing … nothing. Really.
Let's recap: The Obama campaign knows nothing about a man whose personal story they've recounted in their own ads and featured on a conference call. Also, a commercial clearly designed to link Romney to a woman's cancer-related death through grotesque innuendo was actually doing nothing of the sort, despite what the pro-Rommey paranoiacs at CNN and MSNBC (!) seem to think. These people continue to out-do themselves. Three parting thoughts:
(1) Since Burton still remains deliberately unfamiliar with Romney's effective departure date from Bain Capital (February 1999, according to everyone except Obamaphiles), how would he explain the fact that Soptic's layoff -- which was delayed by eight years by Bain's attempt to save the failing company -- occurred when a top Obama donor was actively managing the company? Since Jonahthan Lavine closed the GST factory, made money for himself, then donated to Barack Obama years later, is Obama complicit in Soptic's wife's death via the blood money, or whatever? Oh right, I forgot. They're not blaming anyone for that tragedy. They're just describing it in excriciating (and incomplete) detail in a television ad, the entire purpose of which is to attack Romney. My mistake.
(2) In the original ad, Soptic says he believes Romney "isn't concerned" about the pain he, ahem, "caused" -- including the death of Soptic's wife, which was the theme of the ad. Even if you take Burton at his word that Priorities USA had no intention of tying Romney to her death (and I absolutely do not), isn't the assertion that Romney doesn't even care about that tragic outcome complete conjecture? This is vile.
(3) The top three arguments Democrats have advanced against Mitt Romney over the last few months are that he outsourced American jobs at Bain Capital ("no evidence" - FactCheck.org), that he's a tax cheat ("Four Pinocchios" - Washington Post), and that his heartless actions led to a poor woman's death ("outrageous" - CNN). As the links demonstrate, each one of these attacks has been a wholly inaccurate smears. Since they continue to lie, why should any voter believe a word Team Obama says about anything -- and isn't the fact that they're forced to invent these smears evidence of Romney's laudable character and actual record?
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ANd I am sure the Aurora shooter also stands by his murder fully...
In other news he was a democrate communist fast and furioused by our policy of letting the young experiment with drugs and firearms to gangs across the border...
The former grad student charged in last month’s deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater gave his religion as “agnostic” and his occupation as “laborer” when he was booked into jail, according to a document released to Yahoo News this week.
It is interesting to note that the more mainstream the gay thing goes, the more it becomes violent, much like with muslims. It does not prevent these groups from saying they are “isolated” incident of government snitches to become.
Mr. Burton....how would you feel if we, your opposition put together an add that calls Obama a murderer?
Obama’s tenure is based on flagrant disregard, willful neglect and lack of prosecution of illegal aliens’ crimes that include rape, drunk driving manslaughter, murder and a myriad of lesser felonious crimes. All provable, and all call be backed up by family members - crying ON CAMERA.
Is this what you want? Is this what your aiming for? You might get it. The title of the ad will be “Obama’s Willie Horton - his name is Jose.”
They(The DemonRats)are ALL about LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am not sure I understand...
which part are they standing behind?
The part where the guy lies about Romney closing his factory? (when Bain Capital did it 5 years after Romney lefdt)
The part where the guy lies about his wife not having health insurance? (she had her own)
The part where she got sick years after she quit her own job? (what were these two living on?)
The part where the guy ties all this together to say Romney killed his wife?
Not clear on this one...
Some pro life group ought to do an ad outlining obama’s support for leaving babies on the cutting room floor if they survived an abortion. Make him look like the true monster he is.
You’ve hit on why it was run and why he’s standing behind it. The turh doesn’t matter. Just throwing the dust in the air is all he needs to do.
Lying comes natural to them
Double-Down, Bill Burton! Your next ad should unequivocally state that ALL CANCER IN AMERICA IS DIRECTLY CAUSED BY MITT ROMNEY
As Leroy Jethro Gibbs would say..."YA THINK!"
ie, National Enquirer mentality.
I remember this Burton from the 2008 campaign. He is one of the most annoying, arrogant, condescending, little elitist a-holes out there! His face is extremely punchable!
:: The part where she got sick years after she quit her own job? (what were these two living on?) ::
When we left the story last, Mrs. Soptik had hurt herself and left her job where she was covered by health insurance. [Years] later she was found to have cancer and passed away.
I am waiting for the “other shoe to drop” because some enterprising investigator ^will^ find that Mrs. Soptik was on disability (either from her former employer or public-assistance) after she left her job.
Well Hussein certainly can't run on his record! Lying and mud-slinging is the only thing he can do.
"As you sow, so shall you reap."
Maybe your wife will die of cancer.
Of course he can not run of his record. He needs the ignorant to reelect him
The libs are really getting exposed for what they are. Let them continue. People are disgusted except for the extreme left wingers.
While I totally agree with you, we are fighting a war of ideology that can persuade the independent. Personally, I believe the “independent” is an intellectual coward who has a predilection of being pampered and catered to, but that is beside the point of reality as it is.
Bringing the 40 million murdered souls into the arena will not work. Liberal dogma is totally prepared to quickly and vehemently defend their insane positons - quite effectively couched in the “woman’s choice over her own body” argument. The MSM, pundits and politicians will defend this, or just plain shy away from getting into the fray.
What could separate out the independents is the ubiquitous deleterious effect of illegals in our society. This effect results in rape, murder, DUI manslaughter and all the other crimes that effect EVERYONE, daily it seems. Put a label on it like “Willie Horton is now Jose” and you have an argument that will make people think twice.
A true wit would have seized on the chance to use "composite" instead of "collective" here. :)
Sadly, millions of people will believe this crap. It’s like the LBJ ad of the little girl and nuke, it only ran once.
I saw this Burton scumbag on TV and was just flabbergasted at the lies this guy told with a straight face. When Anderson Cooper calls a fellow leftist a liar, you know something has to give.
He is the worst of the worst
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