Most Mendacious Political Ad Thus Far This Season

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This ad is so filled with lies that it is almost an archetype of the mendacious political ad.  Romney was out of the decision making loop by 1999 at Bain Capital. GS Steel was facing bankruptcy in 1993 when it was purchased by Bain, so if Bain did anything it was to give the fellow in the ad, Joe Soptic, employment for a few more years until the plant he worked at closed its doors in Kansas City in February 2001.  Soptic’s wife?  He says that she got sick “a short time” after the plant closing.She died of cancer in 2006.   She had insurance through her own job at a local thrift store until she injured her rotator cuff and had to quit her job in 2002 or 2003.  Even by the low standards of political ads, this one is despicable.

17 Responses to Most Mendacious Political Ad Thus Far This Season

  • simonne says:

    I saw part of this ad & the time line doesn’t even make sense. How low are they going to get to win the re-election of Obama. What about the lay offs under his administration as many of those people lost their healthcare benefits & some must have died. Is Obama to blame? This is getting ridiculous.

  • PM says:

    May the uncool behavior and viciously empty words of this administration become a way to open eyes and divert the heartlessness it fosters and needs.

    Res ipsa loquitor.

    People, young and old, aren’t the stupid bots admin thinks they are, as voters can see that the exempt, protected, and well cushioned admin might as well be speaking about themselves.

  • Mary De Voe says:

    Joe Soptic is promoting the Affordable Healthcare act as an absolutley necessary piece of legislation. What is telling though, is that he has been coached. Soptic’s language is word for word Obama’s worn out, boring, say a lie often enough and some people will believe it routine. Oh, that was Goebel’s, Hitler’s Nazi propaganda machine. The other and always missing is the repair, the how is this problem to be resolved. if “Mitt Romney is out of touch with families”, Obama is where? wiping out hunger by wiping out hungry people.

  • Sarah says:

    I’m always amazed at the uncharitable attitude of some Roman Catholics. Surely you didn’t study the same teachings of Jesus that I grew up with in the 1950s. Catholic nuns have banned together to counteract this very sad attitude toward our fellow man that is displayed here. Go back to your Bible folks. You might learn something. “For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son.” As followers of Jesus, what are you giving to the world. Or do you just worship Jesus as a pagan god rather than emulating the life of Jesus and standing up and speaking out for your fellow man. Remember the money changers in the temple? Romney truly is one of them. I’d say shame on you, but you’ve all demonstrated that you know no shame. Shame on Romney for so repeatedly lying to us, but of course, he knows no shame as well.

  • Art Deco says:

    You did not clarify one point. Ranae Soptic was diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer in May of 2006 and lasted about three weeks. Metastatic lung cancer is a death sentance. A complicated chemotherapy regimen might have dragged the process out for a couple of years, or it might have failed. Medical care would not have been much help to this woman. She needed hospice care.

  • Art Deco says:

    Publicists in and around the Democratic Party are commonly talented at finding useful hard-luck stories. I recently saw a network news documentary on the economy in which the reporters claimed that they arrived in their chosen locale (Nashua, NH, as I recall) and knocked-on a door at random looking for people to interview and just happened in their first attempt to locate a three-generation household with 11 people in it. Three of the seven adults were then working, and several of these seven adults were saddled with hopeless medical debts. A little subtlety, guys.

    I tend to suspect that if this story too good to check was the best the Democratic Party could do, there may not be much dirt in Bain’s history. It will now go down the same memory hole they sent the thousands and thousands of pages of Sarah Palin’s emails.

  • “Shame on Romney for so repeatedly lying to us, but of course, he knows no shame as well.”

    Brilliant Sarah. Instead of attempting to defend this despicable, lying ad, you go on a rant against the rest of us and accuse Romney of lying. This ad was made for bitter Democrat partisans like you. Fortunately I think most other people will be repulsed by it.

  • Phillip says:

    “Catholic nuns have banned together to counteract this very sad attitude toward our fellow man that is displayed here.”

    Here’s the keynote speaker for the nuns who are counteracting this “sad attitude.” This person speaking for a Catholic group is what is sad.

  • T. Shaw says:

    Isn’t the ad reason to vote for Romney?

    Here is my equally despicable and dishonest response for the ad: So, Romney killed some guy’s wife!?! Can he do mine?

    Seriously, here is Investor’s Business Daily: “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.”

  • T. Shaw says:

    “It is becoming clear that Obama is not only intellectually, but also morally unfit to hold the office of President.” Instapundit

    Sarah,

    Because of Obama and his policies,100,000,000 Americans are now on public assistance.

    Here’s is Keynes’( and my) problem with your scurrilous attack.

    “I can be influenced by what seems to me to be justice and good sense; but the class war will find me on the side of the educated bourgeoisie.” – John Maynard Keynes

    From day one: Obama has been fomenting class hate and waging class war.

    In conclusion, Kumbaya!!!

  • PM says:

    ” As followers of Jesus, what are you giving to the world. Or do you just worship Jesus as a pagan god rather than emulating the life of Jesus and standing up and speaking out for your fellow man. ”

    Broad stroke, that. Truth that He gave us about our fellow man includes you and ‘us’, includes much teaching on discerning both good and evil ways, and also about judgments and making judgments.

    For example, think about what and who is in whatever temple being referred to – I take it to mean your current admininstrators – the first year (2008) right out of the gate after swearing oaths to uphold and defend … onto the campaign trail giving how much in bailouts to whom, and so on with extravagant parties, travels, and totally inefficient ‘work’, to an outrageous, irresponsible spending leaving limited resources for future of our young citizens and dependent (welfare) to handle long after for years to come. Worrisome.

    These will remember who made baseless promises with giveaways and also the various voting blocks being mollified by actually breaking God’s law maliciously with mockery and harassment of people trying to uphold it – when they are trying to unravel with efficiency and justice the mess and debt if this is even still the USA.
    Other countries have had name changes in the face of Godless government.
    Worrisome.

    ” Remember the money changers in the temple? Romney truly is one of them. I’d say shame on you, but you’ve all demonstrated that you know no shame. Shame on Romney for so repeatedly lying to us, … ”

    I say, that’s truly your opinion – truly not mine. Trying to understand a little of God’s ways during my life through His written word, and I thank Him for it, the above words are more from wailing and gnashing of teeth in my opinion.

    Sarah, do you realize that you are doing precisely what you are accusing ‘us’ of doing?

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