Obama's Campaign of Lies Reaches Despicable LowNever in my lifetime have I seen a political ad as despicable as this one that was put out by the Obama people. But then never in my lifetime have I seen an America as wrecked as ours is today. I'd probably be desperate to change the subject too.
Investor's Business Daily editorial
Unable to run on his record, President Hope-and-Change has built a campaign based entirely on scurrilous lies about Mitt Romney. But the latest reaches a historic, despicable low.
That ad features a man claiming that after Bain Capital closed his steel plant, he lost his job and his insurance, and shortly thereafter his wife died of cancer.
Even it were true, trying to blame Romney for his wife's death defies credulity. But the facts are all wrong.
Romney had left Bain to run the summer Olympics two years before Joe Soptic lost his job in 2001. And his wife had her own job and insurance at that time. She later took a disability leave and lost her coverage, and her cancer was apparently symptom-free until she checked into a hospital for pneumonia in 2006.
The ad, sponsored by an Obama "super-PAC" was too much even for the in-the-Obama-tank press. CNN's Wolf Blitzer called it "a pretty outrageous claim," and Sam Stein of the Obama-worshipping Huffington Post said it went "too far."
The Obama campaign has refused to denounce the ad, which is understandable, since when you lie as often as it does, the lines of propriety start to get blurry. [link]
That's not to excuse it though. Obama and the worms who work for him should be ashamed of themselves.