AGAIN, OVER A YEAR AGO:
From Gateway Pundit:
Here’s the real Joe Soptic timeline:
- Mitt Romney left Bain in 1999 to work on Olympics.
- GST Steel in Kansas City was shut down in 2001.
- Top Obama bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain Capital at the time.
- Soptic was offered a buy-out.
- Soptic took another job but declined to purchase their insurance plan.
- Soptic’s wife had her own health insurance plan through 2003.
- In 2006, Soptic’s wife was diagnosed — diagnosed! — with very late-stage cancer.
- She died 22 days after diagnosis.
- The pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA cuts an ad blaming Romney for her death.
But, Priorities USA was not the first far left group to tie Romney to the woman’s death.
The Obama Campaign did it earlier this year in a slide show.
Not only the above… but Joe Soptic admitted he was offered o buyout… stuffing a sock in his mouth own mouth!
Even the MSNBC crew knows they are full of shite!
In a “weenie” move, an official campaign representative got on Fox News and responded to the charge of murder with, “well, if this person had lived where Romney was Governor, she would have had health-care.” Rush Limbaugh discusses this spineless move:
We will not win with this strategy! That is, a strategy that does not include a backbone. If Romney won’t do it, get Chris Christie as the VP/Pit Bull.
UPDATED with Ann Coulter:
The next day discussions:
Hot Air has this quick comment in their post on the matter, entitled, “CNN: Wife of steelworker in new Obama Super PAC ad still had job and health insurance after he lost his.”
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.
Red State has this:
The Obama supporting Super PAC Priorities USA yesterday introduced us to Joe Soptic. Mitt Romney killed his wife. Except it is complete and utter crap.
Mitt Romney and Bain Capital bought GST Steel at some point. Romney left day to day operations of Bain in 1999. Thereafter, Bain offered Joe Soptic a buy out and he refused. Eventually the steel plant went out of business and Joe went on the unemployment line. That happened in 2001.
In 2002 or 2003, Mrs. Soptic injured her rotator cuff and left her job. She lost her insurance. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer and died a few days later. It is a terrible tragedy that Mitt Romney had nothing to do with.
It seems Mr. Soptic chose poorly on the buy out offer, lost his job, and would prefer to blame Mitt Romney than anyone else. Priorities USA has set a new standard — Mitt Romney killed a woman, despite being removed from both time of death and decision making.
We need far less than the convoluted logic of Priorities USA to conclude that Barack Obama is a murderer.
He is covered in Brian Terry’s blood.
Brian Terry was a border patrol agent.
Barack Obama’s Administration — while Obama was serving as President — started Operation Fast and Furious. An American fire arms dealer, working with the Obama Administration, sold a fire arm to a Mexican gun runner who took the gun into Mexico to use in the ongoing drug/civil war.
That gun came back across the border in the hands of someone who used it to kill Brian Terry.
There is a much more direct link between Barack Obama and Brian Terry’s murder than between Mitt Romney and Ilyona Soptic’s death from cancer.
If we are playing by Priorities USA’s rules, from here on out we can refer to Barack Obama as a murderer, considering his administration made the decisions that led to Brian Terry’s murder at a time period when Barack Obama was still on the job.
Take note that Bain spent 100-million dollars to try and save Joe Soptic’s Job:
Bottom Line! After attacking conservative, Professor Sachs backtracks and blames “the system:”
JEFFREY SACHS: He’s a completely–by the way–unlikable guy. Do we really need major gambling influence and a guy that has played all over the world with governments so that he gets the casino licenses, and charges up and down, as really a core leader of our politics. Come on.[….]
SCARBOROUGH: Answer my question [Sachs grimaces angrily as seen in screengrab]: who do you prefer? Whose approach do you prefer? George Soros, who’s doing things legally and as a citizen of the country he can do it and I have no problem with him doing it, setting up all these organizations to shill this money and to funnel this money so it’s harder to trace it back to who he’s contributing to, or a guy who writes a check and says this is who I am, this is what I’m doing?
SACHS: I’m not attacking one side. I’ve been saying from the beginning that the system is rotten.
At least the Professor tells it how it is once and a while!