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Bill Burton: We're Not Implying Romney Killed a Man's Wife, ....
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/09/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: Let's go to sound bite seven. Bill Burton. This is the guy that runs the PAC that did the ad, a truly disgusting figure. He was on Anderson Cooper last night on CNN. Cooper says, "How can you imply that Mitt Romney and Bain are somehow to blame for that poor woman dying of cancer?"

BURTON: My goodness. We -- we -- we don't and we would not. I mean, those fact checks presuppose exactly what we were trying to do, and that's not the point of the ad. The point of the ad is to tell the story of the impact that Mitt Romney had on the lives of thousands of people. When he came to town they lost their jobs, they lost their health care, they lost their pension benefits. And that impact is felt still today in those communities.

RUSH: So, "Uh, we didn't imply that Romney killed her. We're just telling the story of how Romney killed her. We -- we -- we didn't imply anything. We're just telling the story." But, again, the steel company asked Bain in! We're going blue in the face. I don't think it even matters to get the truth of this out, because that's a distraction in itself. That's not what this is about. What this is about is how low and despicable and disgusting the people around the president of the United States are and just exactly the kind of people they are. I mean, Bain Capital was asked in there.

This woman even had health insurance for two years!

This guy was offered a buyout!

He wasn't just summarily fired and sent to the tar pits. He was offered a buyout, and he would have been able to pay for his own health insurance had he wanted to. But noooo! He didn't want to. So now it's all Romney's fault. And Romney is separated by six years from this story. Here's more from Bill Burton. Anderson Cooper said: "But you're a smart guy. Look, you have a lot of smart ad people in that group you're working with. And half of that ad is talking about his wife's demise. And it ends up with him saying, 'I don't think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done.' The implication, Burton, is clearly that Romney that is responsible or the actions he took led to this woman's death."

BURTON: There are thousands of stories that happened as a result of -- of Mitt Romney and his time at Bain. And some of them are really tragic. But just because they're really sad or tragic doesn't mean they should be off limits. We think it's important to tell the stories of these folks and how they were impacted by Mitt Romney. He put his business experience front and center.

COOPER: A woman dying... How is a woman dying...? But, I mean, she had health insurance from her job after this man lost his job. And then she got an injury years later and then lost her insurance.

BURTON: Right. To say that presupposes that we're trying to link Mitt Romney with her tragedy.

COOPER: You are!

BURTON: N-n-no, no. The truth is --

COOPER: You've made a commercial about Mitt Romney and it's all about this woman's tragedy. If you're not trying to link it, why are you even talking about it?

RUSH: Right. "Well, we're not implying that Romney killed a man's wife. We're just telling the story about how Romney killed a man's wife. That's all we're doing."

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RUSH: We've got one more Bill Burton here. We had a question that Anderson Cooper put to him. There's even some in the mainstream media, even some (and I think just to give themselves cover) who say, "Come on, are you guys serious? Romney's responsible for this guy's wife dying?" The woman had health insurance when she left. She was not fired. Soptic was offered a buyout. They had ample opportunity for health insurance.

It was six years after Romney left. She was diagnosed or she felt uncomfortable, felt bad, but didn't go get it checked out. And you guys want to maintain -- Mr. Burton, are you really serious -- that Romney is responsible for that? You made a commercial about Mitt Romney. It's all about this woman's tragedy. You're trying to link it. Why are you even talking about her? What is the purpose of this ad, Mr. Burton?

BURTON: What we're saying is that at a moment of true, uh, concern and anxiety in a family -- when Joe Soptic really needed health insurance for his family -- he didn't have it. And that's the point, here. He was promised health care benefits and he lost them --

COOPER: (laughing) You've made a --

BURTON: -- at a moment of true anxiety.

COOPER: You've made a thirty-second spot about this. (laughing) When you say, "How can you imply that?" it's totally disingenuous, Bill. Come on! You know that.

BURTON: No. I just don't think that's true. I think Mitt Romney had an affect on these people's lives. When people look at it, when they hear the stories of these folks, they say, "I don't want that guy to be the president of the United States."

RUSH: That's exactly what this is about. Again, it doesn't matter to them. Again, they don't care that they're lying. It's no different than Obama's out there saying, "Our plan worked." It's always been tough for honorable people to go up against people like this. There aren't very many smart people who know how to deal with this. And people who do not lie, people who don't want to like, people who don't engage in activities like this that are totally unethical, don't know how to deal with this.

They sit there and they're stunned.

He's just admitting: "All we want is people to think Romney had something to do with this. We don't care that he didn't! Anderson, you're not getting it here. We don't care that Romney had nothing to do with it. All we want is for people to realize that they don't want Romney to be president. He's not a nice guy! He doesn't care about 'em. We don't care what we have to say to make people think that."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; liar; lie; mediawingofthednc; obamalies; obotlying; partisanmediashills
The entire title is: Bill Burton: We're Not Implying Romney Killed a Man's Wife, We're Just Telling the Story of How Romney Killed a Man's Wife
1 posted on 08/09/2012 12:12:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Bill Burton: We're Not Implying Romney Killed a Man's Wife, ....

"We are stating it in no uncertain terms!"


2 posted on 08/09/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Kaslin
Bill Burton: We're Not Implying Romney Killed a Man's Wife, ....

To quote a Congressman: LIAR!!

3 posted on 08/09/2012 12:19:57 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kaslin

Burton got his head handed to him and on CNN no less! It was fun to watch the jerk squirm.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 12:20:37 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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Obama's out there saying, "Our plan worked." It's always been tough for honorable people to go up against people like this.

Even tougher for Mitt Romney.

5 posted on 08/09/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: Kaslin
Dear Mr Burton,
I'm not implying that you are a lying sack of excrement, I'm stating it outright - and would do so to your face if given the opportunity. Miserable little left-wing weasle!
6 posted on 08/09/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin
RUSH: Right. "Well, we're not implying that Romney killed a man's wife. We're just telling the story about how Romney killed a man's wife. That's all we're doing."

So they are telling the American public that romney killed a man's wife? Whew! That is libel, no doubt about it!

7 posted on 08/09/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Kaslin

I was trying to remember employees I fired from my business 7 years ago, and how weird it would be to find out that one just died of cancer and I was to be blamed.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Kaslin

My understanding, from an earlier article, is that Romney wasn’t even there at the plant’s closing; that a top 0 bundler was heading Bain at the time of the closing.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 12:34:18 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Kaslin

Here’s the Joe Soptic timeline:

** Mitt Romney left Bain in 1999 to work on Olympics.
** GST Steel in Kansas City was shut down in 2001.
** Top Obama bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain Capital at the time.
** Soptic was offered a buy-out.
** Soptic took another job but declined to purchase their insurance plan.
** Soptic’s wife had her own health insurance plan through 2003.
** In 2006, Soptic’s wife was diagnosed — diagnosed! — with very late-stage cancer.
** She died 22 days after diagnosis.
** The pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA cuts an ad blaming Romney for her death.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: theDentist

I think the proper quote is “you lie!” If your thinking of the congressman that called zero out during the state of the union.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 12:47:55 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: theDentist

I think the proper quote is “you lie!” If your thinking of the congressman that called zero out during the state of the union.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: rawhide

:: So they are telling the American public that romney killed a man’s wife? ::

No, they are telling ^the story^ that Romney killed her. Subtle difference.

Take Citizen Kane, ^the story^ of a powerful man who did not have a real childhood and that lament followed him throughout his life making him miserable. If you conclude that the movie is a depiction of the life of William Randolph Hearst, Orson Welles can’t be held responsible for your conclusion.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 12:53:36 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Kaslin

I hope Bill Burton or someone in the administration reads FR. Because I want them to know what I think of them. They are sub-human scum. They are the filth and dregs of society, not our society but of some third-world pestilence ridden flea hole of a society that has no decency, no human kindness, no worth to mankind at all.

I’m not just talking about Bill Burton. If you are in any way a member of the Obama administration, the Democrat Party, the left, you aren’t fit to pick up my dog poop. In fact, I’d rub your nose in it.

And, I’ve been as kind as possible in writing this out.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Kaslin

He was offered a buyout, and he would have been able to pay for his own health insurance had he wanted to.

One of those nitwits who think the union is his employer


15 posted on 08/09/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT by Figment
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To: rawhide

So they are telling the American public that romney killed a man’s wife? Whew! That is libel, no doubt about it!

Should have said it from the floor of the senate, like harry reid. no libel


16 posted on 08/09/2012 1:00:52 PM PDT by Figment
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To: bcsco

>> I want them to know what I think of them. They are sub-human scum. &etc

That Stephanie Cutter (O’s campaign director) is the same. Pure evil. As bad as, maybe worse than, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Do you know what’s really sad, though? That the morals of the American populus is so low that some significant percentage will understand this is a lie and STILL cheer on the party and administration that produced it.

Pray for a Christian revival in America. Without it, it really won’t matter who we are able to elect... we’ll continue down the sewer into the cesspool and even a Reagan won’t stop the decline.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Pure Evil is correct. Satan rides on their shoulders and whispers in their ears. They have given themselves to him and nothing will save them. As for those that cheer them on, they suffer the same fate. The one good thing about this is they’ve shed their mask for all of us to see what’s really behind them. I don’t fear them. I suspect this will be a blowout come November.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 1:18:38 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Kaslin
RUSH: ...people who do not lie, people who don't want to like, people who don't engage in activities like this that are totally unethical, don't know how to deal with this.

It's even harder for people to deal with things that aren't spoken about at all, eh, Rush?

19 posted on 08/09/2012 1:32:09 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Iron Munro
Seeing this picture, my gaydar went off. Is he queer? Sure looks it.
20 posted on 08/09/2012 2:28:51 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Kaslin
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21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Mister Da
Seeing this picture, my gaydar went off. Is he queer? Sure looks it.

I believe he was an Obama Girl for a while.

He was in the White House in the same time period that Obama had Reggie and Rahm to "consult" with.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Kaslin

“”BURTON: There are thousands of stories that happened as a result of — of Mitt Romney and his time at Bain. And some of them are really tragic””

THOUSANDS, huh? Bring ‘em on. We’re waiting with baited breath to see your hand!


23 posted on 08/09/2012 2:36:36 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: bcsco

These people don’t care what others think of them. And that includes those who vote for democrats. They have no souls. Most of them have no idea what obama is. They’ll get angry if you call him a socialist and deny it even if Chrissy Mathews points it out. As far as I’m concerned they’re evil and they’re my enemies.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 3:43:54 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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