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Obama backers won’t pull ‘disgusting’ TV ad
The Washington Times ^ | August. 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:11:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Supporters of President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer, a commercial that’s raising new questions about possible coordination between the Obama campaign and an “independent” advocacy group founded by a former White House staffer.

“You know, in the past when somebody pointed out that something was inaccurate, campaigns either pulled the ad — they were embarrassed,” Mr. Romney said Thursday on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show. “Today, they just blast ahead.”

But officials at Priorities USA, a super PAC founded by former White House spokesman Bill Burton, showed no signs of canceling the advertisement that began airing this week. Even some Democrats say the ad finally crossed the line into the realm of the underhanded, with its strong inference that Mr. Romney has a dead woman’s blood on his hands.

The ad features steelworker Joe Soptic, who lost his job and health benefits after Mr. Romney’s Bain Capital closed a steel plant in Kansas City, Mo., in 2001. He describes how his wife developed cancer and died, implying her death was Mr. Romney’s fault.

It turns out that Mr. Soptic’s wife died in 2006, five years after the plant closed. And Mrs. Soptic had her own health insurance even after her husband became unemployed; she lost her insurance when she, too, lost her job.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2012; cancergate; obamaisaliar; soptic

1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:11:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The mask is off and the true sleazy Hussein identity shows itself.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:14:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The mask is off and the true sleazy Hussein identity shows itself.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:14:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dont think Romney is mad enough yet, just sayin... His answers are terrible


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:15:13 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they air that ad,Romney needs to answer it with a counter-attack ad that tells the truth about what happened-and then expound on how tawdry and pathetic 0bama is for focusing on this tripe instead of the business at hand-getting us out of the deep doo-doo we’re in.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:22:41 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good! They are doubling down full Alinsky...after the truth has gone far and wide.

I don’t think it’s doing what they think it’s doing.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer”

Good.

Let the Obama supporting PAC spend more money running the ad. It shows how dishonest and nasty they are. This may help even the dumbest Obama supporter to realize what a sleazy slime ball Obama is.

7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by detective
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To: Free ThinkerNY

good, the longer it goes on, the more people find out it’s all a lie, the more people feel it’s disgusting and the more people who either don’t vote or vote for Mitt. By the end of next week, Odungo will lose even more points in all the skewed polls


8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:30:15 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course he won’t. Commie/Socialists have known that if you repeat the Big Lie enough times-—it becomes the Truth.

How do you think people believe such stupid things like two men can get “married”?

No sane person would have even considered such an illogical concept (impossible)-—prior to the 1990’s-—by the time they had several generations
go through their massive brainwashing machine and normalizing evil conditioning and watching TV shows for hours-—which reinforces “Sodomy is Good” and other Christian hating shows.....

Association (BF Skinner) does the trick-—Marxism is all about “feelings’——never use the intellect and Reason.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:37:23 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course obama isn’t going to pull the ad, it appeals to the jerry springer-judge judy crowd out there. Recruiting the ignorant masses is the democrat way. If you can’t reason with them, then manipulate their emotions.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:38 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Romney’s chickens have come home to roost.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:44:48 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Killer Romney!


12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:47:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I went on Priorities USA FB page today and people were giving them heck! Even self-proclaimed democrats. That ad is backfiring bad!


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:48:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well we won’t stop putting out the truth about it.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Politico is reporting that Soptic was on Air Force One...


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by scbison
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To: scbison

Oh my gosh! Obama is even worse than I thought he would be and that’s saying a lot!


16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sue them in California - unfair business practices...


17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:59:01 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s no limit to the depths the RATS can reach. And apparently no consequences, either.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 7:03:46 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

when you’re garbage.....you’re garbage


19 posted on 08/09/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Revolting cat!

May as well have fun with it. Obama’s people aren’t going to back off, and Romney is only going to mildly complain. Romney backers should just get “Killer Romney” tee shirts printed. Maybe everybody can at least get a laugh out of it. The way Romney’s going that’s about all we’re going to get.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 7:12:23 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I went on Priorities USA FB page today and people were giving them heck! Even self-proclaimed democrats. That ad is backfiring bad!

I hope that once they do pull it,,someone reposts that horrible thing on youtube to remind those on the fence how wretched and sleazy the Obama crew is (as IF anyone needed reminders)


21 posted on 08/09/2012 7:14:28 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I went on Priorities USA FB page today and people were giving them heck! Even self-proclaimed democrats. That ad is backfiring bad!

I hope that once they do pull it,,someone reposts that horrible thing on youtube to remind those on the fence how wretched and sleazy the Obama crew is (as IF anyone needed reminders)


22 posted on 08/09/2012 7:14:52 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It turns out that Mr. Soptic’s wife died in 2006, five years after the plant closed. And Mrs. Soptic had her own health insurance even after her husband became unemployed; she lost her insurance when she, too, lost her job.

None of that matters to an Obama Democrat. And it doesn't matter much more to your average "independent" voter. If you bring up facts in any counter argument, you get (blink, blink) blank stares. These people can't absorb a fact unless it's sugar-coated with comedy (Jon Stewart, Colbert, SNL).

23 posted on 08/09/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This should backfire. Even CNN pointed out it was BS.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:24:51 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GREAT - here in TX a similar ad by dewhurst against cruz was reported to swing 3-5 % toward Cruz. I think people are getting sick of the Holier than thou message by Team Obambi. This will be a nail in the coffin.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:48 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Use Hussein’s words, Mitt.

They don’t “blast ahead”, they “double down”.

Talk down to him, Mitt. Tell him “doubling down” only works in Vegas when a gambler knows what he’s doing.

And that Hussein only knows hate and allegiance to our country’s enemies.

Use all their buzzwords against them.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:48 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My husband told me that this is the PAC Bill Maher funded a million dollars. He heard it on the Jason Lewis radio show. Now it all makes sense as Maher is a sewer-level rat.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Reagan69
Looks like Romney’s chickens have come home to roost.

What is your statement supposed to mean? You agree with this crap?

28 posted on 08/09/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Reagan69

“Looks like Romney’s chickens have come home to roost.”

Um, the ad lied. So what chickens?


29 posted on 08/09/2012 8:15:09 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Golly, wasn’t Candidate Obama the guy who, throughout the 2008 campaign, said he wanted to make the political tone in Washington more positive?? Stop all the negative attack ads??

Why doesn’t Team Romney run a sound bite of Obama back then, and compare it with his viciousness today?


30 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney’s campaign or his super PACs should answer in kind:

An ad featuring Grandma slicing up her can of dog food. Have her explain how her retirement fund was gutted when the Food Stamp President gave away her Government Motors bonds and stocks to his banker friends and the Unions. Have her weep and pray that the can will last her through the week.

Have a mother weeping at the funeral of her son, a border agent, who was killed by a Fast and Furious gun in the hands of an illegal immigrant working as a drug runner and informant for the DOJ.

Have a poor family sitting at the dinner table eating scraps and sitting in the cold because they have to save every penny to pay their taxes and pay their electric bill which subsidizes green energy companies that provide campaign donations to the Food Stamp President.

There is just too much good stuff to use. You need not worry about actual cases or people because you can explain it away as using “composites of real people” as the Food Stamp President does so often.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 8:25:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

This is Fast a Furious comes to campaign financing. The idea is to kill off Super Pacs by having such outrageous ads that the public demands their end. To the advantage of the Rats.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: GoCards
Dont think Romney is mad enough yet, just sayin... His answers are terrible

Think about this.

Romney is the guy who lost to the guy ( McCain ) who lost badly to Obama. SO the Rinos choose to run him again.

Romney has run for office 22 times in his life. He has LOST 17 of those times.

I think you can see where we're headed.

33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:42:05 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ramp up the fake birth certificate ads.

Ramp up the 19 different social security numbers Barry has.

Ramp up the closet Muslim ads.

Ramp up fast and furious to take away 2a gun rights ads.

Talk about the national debt cliff Obama’s throwing us, our kds, and grandkids over. Literally show an actor potraying him throwing people in these categories off a cliff. But not before several huge IRS thugs empty their pockets.

Cmon jerkwad repub campaign managers get off your timid fat asses and fight like you want to win.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 11:21:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I had the Money I would offer a Reward for Anyone on this site who Is TRUTHFULLY SURPRISED AT THIS.
Now Come on Folks,I dont want to read that people are shocked,shocked at this.
IT FREAKIN WORKS EVERY damn time it is tried.WHY SHOULD THEY TAKE IT DOWN?
If they had any shame they would not have run the Ad for Crying out loud,lets stop Crying like two year olds, we are in a Battle for our Country and we dont have anyone on Our side,its time for a winning strategy,Someone who is being paid Millions to give advice is going to Surface,I hope, to save the day,Mighty Mouse!


35 posted on 08/10/2012 3:55:58 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good, because this is backfiring. The fact that Stephanie Cutter canceled her Sunday TV appearance on ABC tells you all you need to know about the response to these ads.


36 posted on 08/10/2012 4:23:29 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I say you should fight fire with fire. Mitt should take his white gloves off and jump in the fight. How about the SOCIAL SECURITY number nobama has? The heroin? The travel to Pakistan?

Prove obummer to be the FELON he really is!


37 posted on 08/10/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: GoCards

I totally agree with you his responses are awful. But I’ll give you the reason why Romney isn’t angry; because he’s a typical politician with moderate views (at best.) The guy doesn’t have any real passion for the issues. To Romney, Obama is just doing what politicians do to get elected. Kind of like passing a mandate for health care as governor and then running a campaign as President to over turn a national mandate.


38 posted on 08/10/2012 12:27:00 PM PDT by Honcho
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