Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Romney's evil super powers

The new Obama Super PAC ad blaming Romney for the death of a man's wife because the company he worked for was closed down after Bain took it over, even though that was after Romney left Bain. And now it turned out the man's wife died in 2006, five years after Bain shut down the company. But somehow that makes it still Romney's fault that this man's wife died. So seven years after Romney left Bain to work on the Olympics, this a woman tragically died - gosh that is just how evil and powerful Romney is!

And that is how slimy Obama's Super PAC is.

UPDATE: CNN has the back story to the ad. It turns out that the deceased wife had health care from her job after the husband lost his job.
Allahpundit sums up the total bogosity of the ad.
Question: Knowing what we know now about the timeline of all this, what’s left of the accusation in the original smear ad? What is it, precisely, that Bain is being faulted for doing or not doing? They shouldn’t have closed down the plant because … it was unfair to expect the workers who were laid off to ever find new jobs with insurance? It was negligent not to predict that some workers’ wives might get laid off too and wouldn’t find a new job for years before they became ill? There appears to be no actual policy or business critique here. It’s just a string of events spread over five whole years, with certain key data omitted, and you’re supposed to infer causation without really being told why or how. This is what the Unicorn Prince has come to after promising four years ago to heal America or whatever. Perfect.
It's a terribly sad story, but how is it Romney's fault? We've gone from Harry Reid repeating baseless attacks from anonymous rumormongers who would have had no possible way to know the details of Romney's tax filings to an Obama Super PAC piling innuendo on top of an elided timeline to accuse Mitt Romney of causing a woman to die of cancer. You would think that the Super PAC, knowing what an incendiary ad they were making, would have checked and double-checked the story. But they just don't care. All that matters is the allegation, not the truth.

And of course there isn't a word of criticism from any of the Democratic Party's leaders. And I bet we'll never hear a word of condemnation for his own side's sleazy tactics from the Lightworker President. Well, what would you expect from a guy who got his start in national politics by benefiting from the leaking of his opponent's divorce papers?


mark said...

Can anyone point out a lie in the ad? It's a devestating ad because it reinforces the reputation that Bain and Romney had for screwing- over workers for a bit more profit.

As far as sleazy, one of Romney's first ads was a distortion of Obama quoting McCain.

And today he released an ad blasting Obama for something he once supported:

Rick Caird said...

What is devastating is Mark is actually defending the ad. Everything we have ever said about Mark, turns out to give him too much credit.

Rick Caird said...

Oh, and Mark, Romney asked for state control of the work reuqirements, not the elimination of the work requirement. You continue to be lower than low.

mark said...

correction: devastating

Terrye said...

mark...If Bain had not bought that company the man in this ad would have lost his job two years sooner. People do lose their jobs every day...millions have lost their jobs since Obama became president in fact.

The point is the ad is misleading, so much so that not even CNN can stomach it.

And while Romney has always supported the idea of governors have some control over these programs he has never supported gutting the work requirement entirely.

Terrye said...

And one thing that is misleading...that lady had insurance through her job..she quit that job and that is when she lost her insurance..I would call that a lie by omission.

mark said...

Just a little reminder:
Conservatives tried to push a story that, after tornadoes devastated communities with destruction and death, Obama responded that people should go out and buy a campaign tank-top to keep cool. Had it been true, it would have been despicable and callous. Fortunately, it was a lie so pathetic that it couldn't get traction.
Same thing? Nope. But why no outrage when that story was posted here and on other sites? No objections when Obama is unfairly accused of cruelty?

mark said...

I do want to acknowledge that, especially given the new information, the ad is sleazy and below the belt.

Unfortunately, since it is a super pac, Obama can criticize it, but nothing else. We learned that from Romney.

stan said...

Blue Slime. Democrats have infected our politics with ever-increasing amounts of Blue Slime.