Obama attack ad inaccurate, misleading – and that’s from the liberal media

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Disgusting might be a better word for it. A new attack ad from a Super PAC supporting Obama seems to imply that Mitt Romney is responsible for the death of a woman in Missouri when her husband was laid off.

Let’s take a look at what really happened:

CNN calls the ad “inaccurate”, and MSNBC says the inferences are not backed up. The White House tried to distance itself from the ad. “We don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Air Force One. But Joe Soptic, the steelworker featured in the ad was on a campaign conference call with reporters in May. Oops. His wife also had her own health insurance when her husband was laid off and had to find another job. Double oops. Years later, she went in to the hospital for possible pneumonia, was diagnosed with cancer and died two weeks later.

Cancer is ugly. Death brings grief and sorrow to loved ones left behind. Trying to use those to “accuse” a presidential candidate of wrong-doing has got to be a new low. To make matters even worse, Obama had the audacity to complain tonight about super PACs pouring money into political campaigns while at the same time, super PAC advisor, Bill Burton, told WolfBlitzer that there was no impression that Romney had a connection the woman’s death. “I just don’t think that’s true, and we would never make that case,” said Burton.

What the wha….?

(h/t to @kesgardner for the infographic)

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One Response to “Obama attack ad inaccurate, misleading – and that’s from the liberal media”

  1. jbtalcott Says:

    This ad was put out by a Super Pac, not the Obama campaign. It contains Joe Sopic’s opinion. The point of the ad that those on the right choose to ignore is that when average working Americans lose their jobs for whatever reason they often lose their health care coverage as well. Without good health insurance those citizens who live paycheck to paycheck avoid going to the doctor. What often follows are consequences that have a profound effect upon people’s lives and families.

    Joe Sopic was laid off at the steel plant where he worked for almost 30 years as a result of Bain Capital running up the debt of the company and causing it to file for bankruptcy. Joe and hundreds like him lost their jobs, pensions, and health care while Mitt Romney and the other executives at Bain Capital walked away with millions of dollars of profit. It appears that Mitt Romney has no concern or empathy for the individuals who lives have been damaged by his actions at Bain Capital, in fact he has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act which will help those uninsured having a pre-existing condition like Joe Sopic’s wife.

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