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Brutal Super PAC Ad Indirectly Blames Mitt Romney for Woman's Death: VIDEO


A new ad from Priorities USA features Joe Soptic, a man who worked at a Steel plant that was acquired and closed by Bain Capital.

Says Soptic in the ad:

"When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that, my wife became ill...I don't know how long she was sick, and I think maybe she didn't say anything because she knew that we couldn't afford the insurance. And then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia, and that's when they found the cancer, and by then it was stage four. It was -- there was nothing they could do for her. And she passed away in 22 days."

Adds Soptic: "I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done to anyone. And furthermore, I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned."


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  1. @Jason
    Your comment reflects on your stupidity. This is an ad from a pac, not Obama. I'd also like to point out that Mitt and the republicans are the ones who edited a video of the president to make it look like he said something he didn't. Now that's desperation and lack of tact.

    Posted by: Logan | Aug 7, 2012 7:35:06 PM

  2. A nice story, too bad it's false and misleading:


    Posted by: Jack | Aug 7, 2012 8:13:55 PM

  3. Fight fire with fire.

    Posted by: Jason 2 | Aug 7, 2012 8:14:51 PM

  4. But just like the right, the left will eat up anything negative anyone says about Romney no matter if it's true or not.

    And I certainly can't expect Andy or cohorts to actually do any research and fact-check anything (unless of course a Republican says it, in which case no stone will be left unturned in the effort to make it seem like a lie)

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 7, 2012 8:20:40 PM

  5. That rebuttal on CNN is a joke. The fact remains that if Romney and Bain hadn't sucked the plant dry to get millions for themselves, this guy and his family would have had insurance when his wife got sick.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Aug 7, 2012 8:47:50 PM

  6. PDX: GMAFB. There was a huge steel industry crisis in that period of time that caused more than 25 companies out of business.

    Furthermore, his wife's primary insurance came from HER job. Maybe Soptic should blame HER employer for closing up shop?

    It's absolutely pathetic. Romney lies too, but Soptic and Priorities USA are equally liars.

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 7, 2012 9:00:55 PM

  7. When she lost her primary insurance, his would have become the primary in its place. And her employer didn't get raided and shut down, she lost her job when she got injured.

    If Bain made off with millions, there must have been value in the plant when they closed it, right?

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Aug 7, 2012 9:07:01 PM

  8. If democrats want to have any chance of defeating the scum bag republican party personified by Karl Rove they better f**king well play hard ball.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 8, 2012 1:22:20 AM

  9. And under Obamacare, this gentleman would be fined for not having insurance.
    This is a dirty political ad. Research shows the woman died in 2006. Romney left Bain in 1999. A real definite cause and effect.... No mention that this poor woman would have been eligible for Medicaid.
    This is simply propaganda pushed by a contemptuous Democratic party PAC.
    Btw, Obama is a LIAR!! And a Failed President!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 8, 2012 8:44:57 AM

  10. You all do realize these events happened five years after GST shut down, and Romney was long gone from Bain, and she did have health insurance during that period

    Posted by: Mgh999 | Aug 10, 2012 1:03:34 AM

  11. Yes, and it's Romney's fault 30 steel mills shuttered during that time, and if you ever been through steel mills like these you would immediately know why they are no longer in business

    Posted by: Mgh999 | Aug 10, 2012 1:06:18 AM

  12. But go ahead blame Romney but also blame Barry for all the people who lost their benefits when Delphi shut down after The GM buyout

    Posted by: Mgh999 | Aug 10, 2012 1:07:39 AM

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