The Obama Sleazefest

We all know politics is ugly but President Obama’s latest attack ad surpasses the usual sleazefest associated with desperate politicians.

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

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3 thoughts on “The Obama Sleazefest

  1. Although not as blatant in Canada, watch for the NDP whoppers that will come. They will take out of context facts, (all which have a good explanation) and try to create resentments. They did it before, and they will do it again. It is hoped that voters will see it for what it truly is….a lie.

  2. I have never been a fan of Obama; I have always considered him to be an empty suit. But, in fairness, he does have the distinction of winning the Nobel Prize for accomplishing absolutely nothing. That’s quite an accomplishment, albeit one I personally wouldn’t want on my resume.

    But this election is descending into depths of nastiness that I don’t think we have seen in the past, which, considering past campaigns, is really saying something. It is apparent to me, at least, that bringing Chicago-style politics into the White House has translated into the fact thet there appears to be no depths that the Obama campaign won’t sink to in order to cling to power.

  3. Bruce You are so right! I’ve been following US politics since the Nixon years and have never seen anything like the venomous attacks that have erupted in the last several weeks. As far as the Nobel prize, it has lost its sheen since Obama was awarded his. Hope you’re enjoying the summer!

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