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  • This swiftboating of Mitt Romney disgraces Barack Obama

    08/15/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Tuesday 14 August 2012 11.00 | Bob Garfield
    Nonetheless, be not too quick to see the president of the United States as a mere hapless victim of vicious partisan politics. He is also a perpetrator. For the past 10 days, the president's Super Pac – Priorities USA Action – has been running a Swiftboat attack on Republican Mitt Romney so grotesque, so dishonest, so debased, as to force you to wonder who this Obama guy is, and whether he has been that guy all along. The ad features a former steel worker named Joe Soptic, recounting the death of his wife from cancer, after Soptic lost his health...
  • Wasserman-Schultz admits being an idiotic liar

    08/13/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-13-12 | DrJohn
    Debbie Downer, aka Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, was interviewed by John Roberts on Fox News Sunday. Roberts asked her about the Priorites USA ad that implies that Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer. In the ad Joe Soptic says “When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care,” Soptic says in the minute-long spot. “And a short time after that, my wife became ill . . . she passed away in 22 days.” There you go. Mitt Romney killed her. Never mind that Romney left Bain in 1999. Never mind...
  • Wasserman-Schultz: ‘I Have No Idea’ Of Political Affiliation Of People Behind Ad Blaming Romney For

    08/12/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: is there anything—anything!—Debbie Wasserman-Schultz won't say to promote Barack Obama? On Fox News Sunday, interviewed by guest host John Roberts, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee somehow managed to keep a straight face as she brazenly claimed: "I have no idea of the political affiliation of folks who are associated" with Priorities USA, the Super PAC that ran the ad essentially blaming Mitt Romney for a woman's cancer death. But as is undoubtedly well known to Wasserman-Schultz, Priorities USA is run by Bill Burton—the former White House Deputy Press Secretary. View the video here.
  • Four Pinnochios

    08/10/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rich Galen
    The SuperPAC supporting Barack Obama, PrioritiesUSA Action, has produced an ad showing a man who claims is wife died of cancer because the steel plant at which he worked was closed by Mitt Romney. When he lost his job, Joe Soptic says, he lost his health insurance. "A short time later," he says, his wife got sick, but didn't tell him because they didn't have insurance. By the time he took her to the hospital she was diagnosed with cancer from which she died about two weeks later. The story is true in its facts, but it is a total...
  • Top Democrat: Obama Must 'Repudiate' 'Disgusting' Ad

    08/10/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8-9-12 | John Nolte
    The evidence connecting the Obama campaign to Priorities USA, a super PAC that launched an appalling and blatantly false attack ad blaming a woman's death on Mitt Romney, is starting to pile up. Bill Burton runs Priorities USA and was Obama's deputy press secretary under Robert Gibbs. You can also add in the fact that the man in the ad telling the undeniably tragic tale of his wife's passing, Joe Soptic, has also appeared in ads for the Obama campaign. Finally, just yesterday, senior Obama campaign advisor Stephanie Cutter was caught red-handed lying about her knowledge of the ad. The...
  • Joe Soptic: Separated At Birth???

    08/10/2012 9:35:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-10-2012 | MOTUS
    Is it just me or is Joe Soptic a dead ringer for Bob Newhart? A real live, separated-at-birth twin of the famous stoic comedian? I leave it to the pundits to determine the veracity of Joe Soptic’s claim that Mitt Romney killed his (first) wife by heartlessly offering him a buy out from his job as a steelworker – that he refused – before closing the steel mill that Bain bought in 1993 and operated for 8 years before it succumbed to the harsh economic realities of high labor costs (not helped by the 10 week union strike in 1997)...
  • Romney Surrogate Calls Obama Campaign Deceitful and 'Stupid' (Sununu)

    08/09/2012 3:00:14 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 20 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 08/09/12 | Mario Trujillo
    Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu called the Obama campaign deceitful and “stupid” Thursday when responding to an attack ad by the Obama-aligned super-PAC, Priorities USA. Sununu said the Priorities USA ad distorted the truth and accused the Obama campaign of lying about coordination with the super-PAC. ... The Fox News host showed a clip of Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, telling CNN on Wednesday she hadn’t heard about Soptic’s story. The host then played a clip of a conference call with Cutter in May that featured Soptic. “This not only reveals the character of deceit in this campaign, it...
  • Embattled Stephanie Cutter Drops ABC "This Week" Appearance

    08/09/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/9/12 | Dana Loesch
    President Obama's embattled deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, was scheduled to appear on ABC's "This Week" yet seems to now have changed her mind as call for her firing intensifies. Cutter took to the press this week to claim that she and the campaign were unfamiliar with Joe Soptic and his story. This turned out to be false: not only was the Obama campaign familiar with Soptic, they hosted him on an OFA conference call and previously used him for a campaign ad.
  • Obama backers won’t pull ‘disgusting’ TV ad

    08/09/2012 6:11:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August. 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    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...
  • DFU YouTube: Hitler Rants about Murderer Mitt Romney

    08/09/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-9-12 | dfu
    HITLER KNOWS THAT MITT PERSONALLY KILLED SOPTIC'S WIFE
  • Obama Campaign Also Tied Romney To Woman's Death

    08/09/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A SuperPAC supporting Obama is under fire for airing an ad in which a steelworker accused Romney of making decisions that led to his wife's death. The Obama campaign has kept its distance from the ad — but it made the same charge, in a screenshot that appeared in an official Obama campaign slideshow.
  • ‘Disgusting’ Pro-Obama Ad Criticized by Democrat (Lanny Davis condemns Mitt is murderer)

    08/09/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    kvor ^ | aug 2012
    Priorities USA Action(WASHINGTON) -- Lanny Davis, a former top adviser to President Bill Clinton, today issued a scathing rebuke to a controversial new Democratic super PAC ad that ties Mitt Romney to a woman’s death from cancer. “I’m pretty sad for our country that we have presidential candidates engaging in sophomoric — and that’s a compliment — sophomoric name calling,” Davis said in an interview on WMAL radio in Washington. Davis says both Romney and Obama, and their supporters, have sponsored ads “that make us all want to take a shower.” But when it comes to the cancer ad, he...
  • CNN Hammers Vicious Obama Super PAC Ad That Networks Ignored Entirely

    08/09/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    or the second straight day, CNN blew the whistle on a nasty and misleading Obama super PAC ad that ABC, CBS, and NBC entirely ignored as of Wednesday night. CNN hammered the ad, which links Mitt Romney to a woman's death from cancer, each hour from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. and twice grilled the man responsible for the ad, Bill Burton of Priorities USA. "I think it is deliberately mendacious," stated CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday. "It is a deliberate attempt to lie and smear about Mitt Romney. And I find it contemptible. I mean I'm really appalled." The...
  • WashPost Buries Damning New Soptic Facts Under 'Democrats Call Joe the Steelworker' Headline

    08/09/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post seemed to honor Obama-commercial star Joe Soptic in the news section Thursday. Nia-Malika Henderson’s article was headlined “For anti-Romney ads, Democrats call Joe the Steelworker.” The subhead: "New spot seems to tie his wife's death to plant's closure after Bain took over." Online, the headline was "Forget Joe the Plumber -- Meet Joe the Steelworker." The Post couldn't find space for the Soptic story on Wednesday, even though Henderson interviewed him on Tuesday. Just like with the David Plouffe-scores-100-grand story this week, the Post headlines downplayed that Henderson found more details that make the Soptic ad look...
  • Obama supporter defends his story in super PAC ad (Joe Soptic's wife died because of Joe Soptic)

    08/09/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/9/2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    The makers of a new Romney attack ad, as well as the steelworker featured in the television spot, are standing by the highly-scrutinized ad, saying the ad does not suggest that Romney is responsible for a woman's death from cancer. Joe Soptic, the former steelworker featured in a Priorities USA Action ad, told the Wall Street Journal that he thinks the ad is fair. In ad, the former GST Steel employee recounts how he lost his job and his health benefits after Bain Capital -- the private equity firm founded by Romney -- purchased and shut down the Kansas City...
  • Stephanie Cutter Lied About When She Heard the Story of How Soptic's Wife Died

    08/09/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Stephanie Cutter, too. These people are lying through their teeth when they say that they didn't know the details of Soptic's story. Yesterday morning on CNN Starting Point show, they had Stephanie Cutter, Obama's campaign manager... By the way, there's another aspect to this. And I don't think it would amount to anything but it's real. That is the question of coordination. By law, the campaign can have nothing to do with the super PAC. But the campaign has run ads with this guy. There have been two ads featuring Soptic. One Soptic ad was run by...
  • Have We Ever Seen Anything as Disgusting as the "Romney Killed My Wife" Ad?

    08/09/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what I'm sitting here doing? I'm trying to think of a campaign ad from the past, in my lifetime, to compare with the "Romney Killed My Wife" ad. We know that the Obama people know that it's a lie. We know that they knew that everything in it was false. They don't care. That is the big point: They don't care. The point of that ad... Maybe we should spend some time explaining what the purpose of this is, because a lot of people make a mistake, here. For example, my friends, I know how...
  • Anti-Romney steel worker was offered a buyout

    08/09/2012 6:58:49 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/14/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Former steel worker Joe Soptic, who was prominently featured in President Obama's new anti-Romney ad, is actually a familiar face on the anti-Bain beat. In January, Soptic complained to Democracy Now, a liberal non-profit TV station, that when the steel company he worked fo "In my case in my department, they actually offered to buy our jobs out from underneath us," Soptic said.r was bought out, they tried to buy him out. Why is Soptic upset? Primarily, its because his pension was cut. In this interview, Soptic clarified that his 401k was not affected but he lost $400 a month...
  • Special report: Romney's steel skeleton in the Bain closet (United Steelworks & Joe Soptic)

    08/09/2012 8:04:11 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 7, 2012 7:06pm EST | Andy Sullivan and Greg Roumeliotis
    The young men in business suits, gingerly picking their way among the millwrights, machinists and pipefitters at Kansas City's Worldwide Grinding Systems steel mill. Gaping up at the cranes that swung 10-foot cast iron buckets through the air. Jumping at the thunder from the melt shop's electric-arc furnace as it turned scrap metal into lava. "They looked like a bunch of high school kids to me. A bunch of Wall Street preppies," says Jim Linson, an electronics repairman who worked at the plant for 40 years. "They came in, they were in awe." Apparently they liked what they saw. Soon...
  • A Harsh Anti-Romney Ad Sparks Criticism (New! Soptic Chose Not to Insure Wife at Post-Steel Job)

    08/08/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 112 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Peter Nicholas and Colleen McCain Nelson
    ...played a role in the death of Ilyona Soptic at age 55. The ad features Joe Soptic, 62, of Missouri, who lost his job when GST Steel of Kansas City—owned by Bain and other investors for eight years—was closed. As melancholy music plays, Mr. Soptic says that when the plant closed, he and his family lost their health-care coverage and "a short time after that, my wife became ill." Her illness was diagnosed five years later. "I don't think Mitt Romney understands what he's done to people's lives by closing the plant," Mr. Soptic says in the ad. The steel...
  • Ann Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad

    08/09/2012 6:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn't Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare?Answer: Yeah, but I'm not sure it's Andrea Saul's mention of RomneyCare that's really bugging her. Mediaite's transcript: “Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with Mitt Romney’s health care plan, she would have had health insurance.’ Anyone who donates to...
  • Obama's Campaign of Lies Reaches Despicable Low

    08/09/2012 4:06:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/09/2012 | IBD Staff
    Politics: Unable to run on his record, President Hope-and-Change has built a campaign based entirely on scurrilous lies about Mitt Romney. But the latest reaches a historic, despicable low. That ad features a man claiming that after Bain Capital closed his steel plant, he lost his job and his insurance, and shortly thereafter his wife died of cancer. [snip] The Obama campaign has refused to denounce the ad, which is understandable, since when you lie as often as it does, the lines of propriety start to get blurry.
  • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS LYING [evidence of collusion]

    08/09/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    ...So here’s the proof. Below are two ads. Both of them show Joe Soptic. Here’s the kicker: in the first ad, Soptic is featured telling part of his story — but after he’s done, the voice of Barack Obama comes on saying that he “approves” the message. Wait, the same guy that the administration is saying they know little about actually appeared in an Obama-approved ad? You bet your Chicago politics....
  • Obama camp denies knowledge of cancer tale it told in May

    08/09/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 8, 2012 | Olive Knox
    Oops? President Barack Obama's re-election campaign washed its hands Wednesday of an independent group's vicious (and misleading) ad effectively blaming Mitt Romney for the death of a laid-off steelworker's wife from cancer. Campaign officials flatly denied any knowledge of the facts in the case—but it turns out the widower told the same story on an Obama campaign conference call in mid-May. (The Obama campaign responded late in the day: See update below).
  • Anti-Romney steel worker was offered a buyout

    08/09/2012 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Former steel worker Joe Soptic, who was prominently featured in President Obama's new anti-Romney ad, is actually a familiar face on the anti-Bain beat. In January, Soptic complained to Democracy Now, a liberal non-profit TV station, that when the steel company he worked for was bought out, they tried to buy him out. "I guess the first thing I noticed that when the company was bought out by GST, They became very union non-friendly, they started looking for ways to eliminate jobs," Soptic said. "In my case in my department, they actually offered to buy our jobs out from underneath...
  • Obama camp denies knowledge of cancer tale it told in May

    08/08/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by mazda77 · 18 replies
    Oops? President Barack Obama's re-election campaign washed its hands Wednesday of an independent group's vicious (and misleading) ad effectively blaming Mitt Romney for the death of a laid-off steelworker's wife from cancer. Campaign officials flatly denied any knowledge of the facts in the case—but it turns out the widower told the same story on an Obama campaign conference call in mid-May. (The Obama campaign responded late in the day: See update below). "We have nothing, no involvement, with any ads that are done by Priorities USA. We don't have any knowledge of the story of the family," Obama campaign spokeswoman...
  • That Brutal Anti-Romney Ad Is Blowing Up In The Obama Campaign's Face

    08/08/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    business Insider ^ | 8/8/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    On Tuesday, the Romney campaign blasted a nasty, controversial pro-Obama super PAC ad that blamed Mitt Romney for the death of a steelworker's wife after Bain Capital closed his plant and he lost health insurance. The ad instantly came off as nasty, but it was further made damaged goods later in the day by CNN, when the network reported that Soptic's wife was laid off from her job in 2002 or 2003 and lost her health insurance. She did not have health insurance through her husband's job. President Barack Obama's campaign had been pleading ignorance, distancing itself from the super...
  • Obama camp has history with star of new Super PAC ad

    08/08/2012 7:07:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/8/2012 | Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    Representatives from the Obama campaign tried to distance themselves on Wednesday from a new ad released by the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA that links actions taken by Bain Capital to the death of former steelworker Joe Soptic’s wife. Aboard Air Force One, campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the campaign had “no involvement with any ads that are done by Priorities USA.” “We don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family,” Psaki said when asked about Soptic’s story. On CNN’s Early Start Wednesday morning, Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter also denied that she...
  • Oh, NOW Ann Coulter gets upset with Romney!!

    08/08/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn’t Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare? Answer: Yeah, but I’m not sure it’s Andrea Saul’s mention of RomneyCare that’s really bugging her. Mediaite’s transcript: “Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with...
  • Ann Coulter torches Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, says Romney must fire her

    08/08/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul thrust herself into the spotlight today by making a super lame argument against Burton’s outrageous “Romney killed my wife” ad by arguing that if the wife had been in Massachusetts, she would have had Romneycare for insurance. This has enraged Ann Coulter and she rips Saul to shreds, saying that Romney donors should demand Saul is fired or they won’t give another dime.
  • Politico Catches Obama Campaign In Lie… and Buries It

    08/08/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 5 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/8/12 | John Nolte
    Right now the biggest political story of the day is the disgraceful ad released by the pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA, that shamelessly, openly, and falsely blames Mitt Romney for the death of a woman afflicted with cancer. In the ad, a man named Joe Soptic tells a tragic but completely misleading story that lays the unfortunate death of his wife at Romney's feet. The ad is so outrageous, even the mainstream media has demanded the Obama Campaign repudiate it. The response from the Obama camp has uniformly been to declaratively deny any knowledge of the content in the ad....
  • CNN Debunks "Romney Killed My Wife" Ad; Regime Stands By It, Romney Camp Flubs It

    08/08/2012 3:53:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 8 August 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's the CNN sound bite. This is from the Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer. Brianna Keilar reported this about that ad that Romney killed the guy's wife. KEILAR: In 1999, Mitt Romney leaves Bain for the Salt Lake Olympics, stopping day to day oversight of the company but remaining CEO. In 2001, Joe Soptic loses his job when Bain closes the plant. His wife still has insurance, though, from her employer, Saver's Thrift Store. A year later, Romney formally leaves Bain, and it's that year, 2002 or perhaps 2003, Soptic tells CNN, that his wife leaves her job...
  • Gibbs Refuses To Criticize Romney-Responsible-For-Woman's-Death Ad

    08/08/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    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...
  • Ad linking Romney to death of the wife of a laid off steelworker not accurate

    08/07/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August. 7, 2012 | Brianna Keilar
    A new attack ad by a Super PAC backing President Obama appears to blame Mitt Romney for a woman's death from cancer after his company, Bain Capital, shut down the steel mill where the woman's husband worked. The ad makes it seem like Joe Soptic's wife, Ilyona, lost her battle with cancer shortly after he lost his job at GST Steel in Missouri, where he had worked for almost 30 years. "When Mitt Romney closed the plant I lost my healthcare, and my family lost their healthcare," Soptic says in the ad put out by Priorities USA Action, the main...
  • CNN: Wife of steelworker in new Obama Super PAC ad still had job and health insurance

    08/07/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-7-2012 | Allahpundit
    (snip) The point of calling Romney a murderer is to keep him on the defensive; the more ridiculous the charge is, the more media/online oxygen it sucks up and the less air there is for Mitt’s own attacks on O to breathe. .... Question: Knowing what we know now about the timeline of all this, what’s left of the accusation in the original smear ad? What is it, precisely, that Bain is being faulted for doing or not doing? They shouldn’t have closed down the plant because … it was unfair to expect the workers who were laid off to...
  • Cancer Victim Had Health Insurance For Year or Two After Bain Closed Plant

    08/07/2012 5:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/7/12 | Katrina Trinko
    Earlier today, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA released an ad in which Joe Soptic discusses how he lost his job because Bain closed a GST Steel plant in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2001, and notes that his wife passed away of cancer not long after, suggesting that she waited to see a doctor (she had stage 4 cancer by the time she received medical attention) because of the couple’s lack of health insurance. Well, first it turned out that Soptic’s wife, Ranae Soptic, died in 2006 — five years after the GST Steel plant closed.
  • CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)

    08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    No description at YouTube, so my write up:CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars. Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to...
  • Do You Know Anyone Who Has Died Since Obama Shutdown GM & Chrysler Dealerships in 2009?

    08/07/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT · by OneVike · 26 replies
    8/7/12 | OneVike
    Considering the way the Obama campaign has decided to blame Romney and Bane capital for the death of a man's wife, I have decided to begin a campaign of listing the people Obama is responsible of killing. When you think of all those GM & Chrysler dealerships that were forced to close, I would bet we can find many who will be willing to blame Obama for the untimely death of their loved ones. Just consider if you will, the many lives Obama is responsible for in "Fast and Furious" alone. Besides the death of an American Border Agent, his...
  • Pro-Obama Ad Accusing Romney of a Woman's Cancer a New Low

    08/07/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Marcus · 33 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | August 7, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    A new attack ad by a pro Obama super PAC called Priorities USA features a laid-off steel worker who essentially blames Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the death of his wife from cancer.
  • Obama’s sleaziest ad yet: Romney kinda sorta killed a man’s wife by closing down his steel plant

    08/07/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Please, spare me the objection that this comes from The One’s Super PAC, not his formal campaign, and therefore it’s technically not an “Obama ad.” That excuse never flew for Romney when his own Super PAC was carpet-bombing Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries. The wall of separation between a campaign and its PAC is all but invisible to the naked eye. If you think it’s easy for the White House to get Harry Reid to smear Romney over his tax returns, imagine how easy it must be for them to get former White House spokesman and current Priorities USA...
  • Joe Soptic, the man blaming Romney for wife’s death, is a familiar face on the anti-Romney beat

    08/07/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/7/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Former steel worker Joe Soptic has resurfaced in a new pro-Obama Super-PAC ad, blaming Romney for his wife’s death from cancer. “I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone,” Soptic says in the ad. “And furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.” But Soptic is actually a familiar face on the anti-Bain beat, and accused Romney of this before. Soptic was featured in an Obama ad in May, who explained that although he wasn’t “rich” he was able to put his daughter through college. In January, Soptic complained to Democracy Now, a liberal non-profit...
  • Obama Bundler Kills Woman, Media Silent

    08/07/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jammiewf.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Jammie
    The disgusting ad making the rounds today has already blown up in the faces of Team Obama. The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action lobbed a heavy-duty attack at Mitt Romney this morning, airing an ad that links the closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City to the loss of a family’s health insurance — and the death of a woman some time later. The man speaking in the ad, Joe Soptic, says, “Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that...