His latest offering, fronted, of course, by his SuperPac, run by two of his former colleagues, shows Joe Soptic of Kansas, Missouri, talking about how he lost his job at a steel mill because Mitt Romney and Bain Capital shut it down. As a consequence, his wife did not have health care coverage and died. It’s quite a sob story, only it’s not true.
The real story is that Bain Capital invested in the mill in 1993, saved it, and kept it running until foreign competition forced its final demise in 2001. Romney left Bain Capital in 1999. He certainly wasn’t around to make any decisions about a steel plant. As far as Mr. Soptic’s wife, she was diagnosed with lung cancer five years after the steel company closed and died three weeks later.
Reports from the Beltway indicate that Mrs. Soptic was a chain smoker who had her own insurance up until 2003. Mr. Soptic found another job, had his own medical insurance, but chose not to pay for coverage for his wife. What a loving husband! He said he had no idea she was sick despite the fact she was losing weight. Soptic said he tried to get her to see her doctor, but she refused.
Those in the Obama camp refuse to acknowledge the monstrous lies being told and today Stephanie Cutter, spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, said she has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Soptic’s health insurance or his wife’s death.
I guess she forgot about the recorded interview she did with Joe Soptic when he told his story to her and certain reporters in May 2012. Thanks to Youtube, her denials just add another layer to the Obama deceit machine. Let the backtracking begin.
Astoundingly, as the truth becomes clear, Barack Obama refuses to denounce the ad, or explain why his campaign staff denied knowing about Mr. Soptic. Former Clinton advisor and Democrat, Lanny Young says that Obama owes his fellow citizens an apology, but I expect he will continue his sophomoric behavior and hide behind the skirts of his Superpac.
To quote Mr. Hope and Change: “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang