Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Despicable Obama PAC Ad Blaming Romney For Death Of Steelworker's Wife Is A Lie

Business Insider called it the "most vicious ad of the 2012 campaign," and ad from Obama supporting PAC Priorities USA that blamed Mitt Romney for the death of a steelworker's wife, because he lost their insurance when Bain Capital took over his company and laid him off.

Not only is it vicious and goes against the "civility" Richard Milhous Obama has lectured conservatives about, it is untrue...a flat out lie and fabrication.

CNN, hat tip Kristinn at FreeRepublic (empahsis mine).

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.

It's a very heart-wrenching story, but it’s not accurate. Here is the actual timeline:

Romney stopped his day-to-day oversight at Bain Capital in 1999 when he left to run the Salt Lake City Olympics, though he officially remained CEO until 2002. Bain Capital shut down GST Steel in 2001, costing Soptic his job.

According to Mr. Soptic, his wife received her primary insurance through her employer – a local thrift store called Savers – and retained it even after his layoff. Soptic's policy through GST Steel was her secondary coverage.

In 2002, Mitt Romney formally left Bain. Sometime in 2002 or 2003, Mr. Soptic says his wife injured her rotator cuff and was forced to leave her job. As a result she lost her health insurance coverage and Mr. Soptic's new job as a janitor did not provide coverage for his spouse.

It was a few years later, in 2006, that Ilyona Soptic went to the hospital with symptoms of pneumonia. She was diagnosed with stage four cancer and passed away just days later.

Joe Soptic, an Obama supporter who appeared in another political ad released by the Obama campaign back in May, told CNN he blames Romney for the loss of his job and his insurance.

The Obama supporting PAC who put this ad out was the same one that received a $1 million donation from vile misogynist Bill Maher, the defacto head of the Democrat Party.

Jay Carney, the Regime Propaganda Minister, won't comment on the ad. Coward! He and the Regime should be held to account for refusing to follow the same standards of civility they lecture the rest of us with.

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