Breaking: Pro-Obama PAC Lied – Woman Had Insurance After Husband Lost Job at MO Steel Plant – She Died in 2006 (Video)

It figures.

On Tuesday the pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA unleashed a horrible ad that put blame on presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for the death of a steel worker’s wife.

Joe Soptic, the former steel worker in the ad, blamed Mitt Romney for the death of his wife even though the steel plant he worked at closed after Romney left Bain. Mitt Romney left Bain 1999 to go work on the Winter Olympics. GST Steel went belly up in 2001. Soptic’s wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
Only a crazy liberal would blame Romney for her death.

But there’s more…
CNN spoke to Joe Soptic, and found out that when he lost his GST job, his wife still was working and carried her own health insurance, which she then lost in 2002 or 2003 when an injury forced her to leave the job. She passed away in 2006.
Mediaite reported, via Legal Insurrection:

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  • Patty

    This is on CNN and many of the left watch them. Hope they are paying attention.


    Speculation Grows That Obama May Drop Biden

    Desperation on both

  • Patty

    CNN spoke to Joe Soptic, and found out that when he lost his GST job, his wife still was working and carried her own health insurance, which she then lost in 2002 or 2003 when an injury forced her to leave the job.

    It should be illegal and Obama won’t apologized, so, who will?

  • Patty

    Biden! 😆

    Looks like he is going to retire.

  • Patty

    or be replaced.

  • Mad Hatter

    And the Pro Obama Super PAC is run by someone who left Obama’s staff to run this Pro Obama Super PAC. (his name escapes me)

    It looks like Harry Reid had a hand in making this ad.

    “I’m Barack Obama and I approve of this lie”

  • Patty

    OT but not really

    Obama’s success schizophrenia


    He implies that many wealthy peoples’ success makes them greedy—that they don’t pay their “fair share” in taxes. Yet he milks them for campaign contributions.

    He insults the success of small business owners, saying, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Yet he leans on small business owners to build jobs and the economy (which would help his re-election).[…..]

    It’s sad that Obama resorts to tarring so many business people as villains while cozying up to athletes and trying to ride on their heroics. It’s sad because the president himself has never been a real success in business or sports. But he feels free to denigrate or appropriate the success of others to divide or unite voters.

    When it comes to success, Obama is a taker, not a maker.

    For Obama, nothing succeeds like success—when he believes he can exploit others’ success for his own success.

    Read more:

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Obama’s campaign actually lying??!!

    That’s inconceivable!

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Hey Jim?

    What I just did there, in my last comment?

    It would be beyond cool if you would allow embedded videos (and images, for that matter) in comments.

    I think they do that over at Flopping Aces, but it’s the admin (the very few with permissions) that allows and enables embeds on an individual basis, after checking them out.

  • Mad Hatter

    The guy that is running this Super PAC is Bill Burton.

    Burton helped propel Barack Obama to the presidency as his 2008 campaign national press secretary, and then signed on as White House deputy press secretary. Burton helps craft the administration’s message, and often subs for press secretary Robert Gibbs at press briefings-much to the delight of the White House press corps.

    The Super PAC is Priority USA Action.

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  • Limousine Barry

    So, I lied!

    It’s a gift. It’s like barking in the carnival. It may be sleazy, disgusting, and a reflection of my political party’s crappy shenanigans. But, it usually works!

    My donor’s are idiots. They love lies. So, David Axelrod, tricks them into $38,800.00 per plate dinners. He takes away their forks and serves them chocolate covered turds for desert. It’s a real money maker. Ha-ha!

    I don’t have time to help my donors. I have a campaign to run. I can’t be bothered with my donor’s problems. I have problems of my own. My campaign sucks. My job is on the line. I cannot answer any more of their questions. Good day.

  • Patty

    Manipulation and intend on winning through lies. I just don’t get it. Seriously, if Obama gets voted back into office, American Voters are asleep at the wheel.

    This is the most important election in our History. Obama was so Historic according to the lame stream media, he had no record, as he cover his past up. Well, we need some fancy and expert reporting and Patriots to get the truth out there.

    Obama will do anything to win and I would bet, well, stake a lot on the fact that one of the main reasons for his panic is because he doesn’t want to be ONE UPPED by President George W. Bush. And when Romney wins I do wish President Bush would speak out.

    But, we will see. It may be best he keeps quite but what he would say. I do believe though, Romney will pick for his cabinet some top guns and some will have been in Bush’s administration.

  • Mad Hatter

    Well, well, well, look who else Bill Burton use to work under.

    In the 2006 electoral cycle, Burton worked as communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee under the direction of Rep. Rahm Emanuel in a year when Democrats won a historic number of seats to retake the majority in the House.

    It’s a never ending cesspool.

  • bg
  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    Zero understands that only people who are stupid, morally corrupt, and/or deluded will vote for him. He lies to keep feeding delusions and fool the stupid. He knows the morally corrupt are more likely to admire his deceit than hold it against him.

    Once he gets the boot, maybe we will get lucky and he will disappear rather than bless an unappreciative country with another 2.5 months of his beneficence.

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  • Patty

    Another trick of Obama’s OT?

    Obama Campaign Taps Small Biz Owners To Say They ‘Built That’ — With Support

  • bg


    Mad Hatter #9 August 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm


    he’s probably knows his guy..

    The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Bain Bundler

    [As Katrina reports, Mitt Romney left Bain Capital in 1999 to manage the
    Winter Olympics, two years before GST Steel declared bankruptcy. But
    that hasn’t stopped President Obama from blaming him for the company’s
    2001 collapse. In a new Obama campaign video, ex-steel workers criticize
    Romney for being “out of touch” with the “average working person.” Left
    unmentioned (and blameless) is Jonathan Lavine.

    Lavine, according to the Los Angeles Times, is a top Obama bundler and
    a managing director at Bain Capital. Lavine, who has raised over $100,000
    for the president, was at the firm when GST Steel declared bankruptcy.
    So according to the Obama team’s logic, Romney, who had left Bain, is
    responsible for GST Steel’s demise, but Lavine, who was there, is not?
    Expect to hear more about this connection.]


  • bg


    Mad Hatter #13 August 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    hmmm, hmmm, hmmm

    ht poneron 😯

    bit more here (#66) & here (#68)..


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  • bg


    re: #19 August 8, 2012 at 12:02 am bg

    poneron = ponderon (#62)


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  • bigkahuna

    Obama lies at everything. He has to.

    I would love for Romney in the debate to say what his thesis was…and tell a bit about it. Then ask Obama what his was on ?

    Just keep using Obama’s words against him.

    Wants to kill coal
    Electricity rates skyrocket
    I will cut the deficit in half
    I will be transparent
    I will be a uniter not divider
    I will close Gitmo
    It is not a tax its a fee, No wait its a tax no its a fee….
    I will put all negotiations on CSPAN
    I will keep unemployment rates below 6% if you let me waste $800 billion
    Shovel ready jobs arent quite shovel ready
    Saved or created Jobs
    Rich dont pay fair share( well at least GM, GE, Geitner and his administration anyway)
    You didnt build that
    We need to spread the wealth around
    All his idiotic statements on Gulf oil spill
    Green energy scam speeches at bribery solar companies that went bankrupt

    Im sure there are tons more.

  • billy sol

    didn’t take long to blow a hole in this one! .. . those people are morons . . . .staying quiet on the tax issue! we all know that Romney has earned a lot of wealth . . . .ten years not paying taxes? no way! IRS would be all over him. I challenge any libroid to fail to file, or pay taxes for ten years if you escape prison, or huge penalties I’ll treat you to dinner at Tony’s, after they release you from prison!

  • bg


    just a sample..

    the GREENS are wrapped up in a..

    BIG _ RED _ BOW

    [In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, who was
    found guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from
    Saddam Hussein, which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc.,
    a company he owned with his son, Fred.


    In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member
    for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a
    pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role
    in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that
    President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress.]

    [In 1953 Strong was hired out of the UN Security section and sent
    to Kenya by the Sidley Austin law firm acting for New York-based
    Rockefeller Family trusts which now handle university endowment
    funds and $55 trillion in the Carbon Disclosure Project.]

    [“In searching for the new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea
    that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and
    the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these
    phenomena do constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity
    of all peoples. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap
    about which we have already warned, namely mistaking symptoms for
    cause. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only
    through changing attitudes and behaviors that they can be overcome. The
    real enemy, then, is humanity itself.”]

    “The social experiment in China under Chairman Moa’s leadership
    is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

    ~ David Rockefeller


  • kato

    Only a crazy liberal?

    How about a subprime grifter?

  • bg


    re: #25 August 8, 2012 at 12:35 am bg

    sorry, posted in wrong thread..


  • Joe Soptic speaks as though losing his steel mill job was unexpected, but he was looking for a new job before he was laid off.

    “After reporting Friday and finding nothing to do, many employees found their way to the union hall at 6801 Winner Road.

    “Hey, did you get that job?” someone asked Joe Soptic.

    “No, I got to the third interview,” said Soptic, who is looking for work for the first time in nearly 30 years.

    He struck out on a supervisory job at an electronic goods store. Next, he plans to interview for a position as a service rep for a telephone company.”

    Read more here:

    The Kansas City Star, April 7, 2001 What hurts the most? The silence By Barbara Shelly

  • befuddled

    Since when has it been about truth or transparency with Obama? Until election day, it’s going to be about who can push out the biggest lie to keep the news reports away from Obama’s job performance. Democrats have no conscience when it comes to lying. They will trip over themselves from now to November trying to come up with the biggest smear job they can about Romney. I’m just shocked that CNN actually did some news reporting.It must’ve been a new hire that didn’t know any better.

  • billy sol

    perhaps a baine capital, or another private equity firm should buy the DNC,CNN, MSNBC, or NBC . .. lots of dead wood in those businesses! heads would roll from the top down . . .perhaps CNN, MSNBC could improve their abysmal ratings. The voters can handle the DNC in November!

  • Redwine

    It’s amazing that CNN actually did some journalistic due diligence.

    And there’s so much more to reveal.

    (BTW – I wouldn’t be too pleased if Barry gave Joltin’ Joe the boot. He’s a real prize to the GOP – if you get my drift.)

  • befuddled

    I remember my first stock investment. When I invested in Apple stock,they,in return, mailed me 10 years of Steve Job’s tax returns.

  • Redwine

    billy sol @30 – Bain Capital is no longer run by Romney. A top bundler for Comrade Barry runs the show. If Bain were to buy a network, it would only support the liberal viewpoint.

  • Nelle

    Of course Obama will offload Joe Gaff-Machine Biden, if he thinks he needs to do it to win re-election. Wouldn’t be surprised if Hillary is in hair-and-makeup right now. I hope everyone is ready with questions about why she approved Fast & Furious. Until then, it’s obviously “You didn’t build that” that’s got Obama twitching. While Romney is focusing (wisely) on the economy, he should focus on the angle that Obama doesn’t believe in capitalism. O knows it’s a dangerous meme for him, and is desperate to undo it.

  • kathteach

    Pray to Jesus that they keep running this ad non-stop until November……no one listening except complete moron liberal idiots (the Ed Schultz union-brainwashed wackos) would buy one minute of it – no matter what race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

    The tyrant’s campaign is in such a death spiral …..I am starting to wonder about the tinfoil hat folks who say he will just suspend elections and declare a national emergency of all of us “anti-gummint” types who threaten him.

    Well – no….not really. I can discern. I am someone who keeps informed. I’m educated.

    Has anyone other than I noticed that the tyrant’s campaign is directed to those who do not keep informed with multiple, diverse news sources? Those who are not educated?

    Hmmmm…..aiming for the most ignorant among us……this seems to be their strategy.

    I guess my worry is that ……”Hey this might work” 🙁

  • The left is out-of-control in this country, what with all the lies, propaganda, threats, and violence…. anybody who can’t see it by now must not want to

  • Peter Warner

    If someone was going to spend thousands of dollars to produce a political commercial, and spend perhaps millions more to have it broadcast, wouldn’t they take the time and care to be sure the message was accurate before releasing it?

    Obviously they didn’t, which means the people behind this ad are incredibly incompetent, wasteful and lazy, or they assume it’s perfectly fine to broadcast a deception, and their target audience doesn’t mind being lied to. Or all of the above.

    Leftism is a pathological disease, and these people are condemning themselves.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • US Navy Corpseman

    CNN getting nervous as ratings continue to tank, so they may be trying to lure viewers from FOX with this ploy. Expect Obungle’s campaign to continue to flail desperately — like watching a person drown. Clueless twits have no record of accomplishments to crow about.

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  • This Soptic is true vermin. Not only does he exploit his family tragedy to advance Marxism in the U.S., but lies and misrepresents the facts about it. What a loathsome little prick.

  • befuddled

    This Soptic is true vermin. Not only does he exploit his family tragedy to advance Marxism in the U.S., but lies and misrepresents the facts about it. What a loathsome little prick

    Cindy Sheehan was everyone’s media darling…until they didn’t need her form of crazy any longer. And now appearing with Obama in Colorado will be “What the Fluke”….

    If you can guess Obama’s next moves than you are a victim of Hollywood propaganda.The same minds responsible for reruns,reboots,and sequels are in charge of Obama’s ad campaign.

  • Granny

    #41 August 8, 2012 at 4:15 am
    Doug Wakeman commented:

    This Soptic is true vermin. Not only does he exploit his family tragedy to advance Marxism in the U.S., but lies and misrepresents the facts about it. What a loathsome little prick.

    Read somewhere last night that this is the second Obama commercial Soptic has starred in.

  • Pleasance

    I’m amazed CNN ran with this – perhaps they are waking up.

  • xiphos

    Patty, if Biden is to retire, how the heck are the dem’s going to find a doorknob dumb enough to replace him.

  • Sal

    What # 28 Indigo Red and #37 Peter Warner said.
    I guess the Super PAC forgot the Internet is forever and we’re all amateur investigative journalists now. Have to be.
    This puts them on the same level as the Chicago punks who beat down the 87 yo man, the Chick-Fil-A drive-through abuser and the General Mills would-be arsonist. The PAC was cynically counting on the stupidity of the public.
    That only works with some of the people nowadays.

  • voteRomney

    Joe Septic needs to stop being Obamas Bitch. Just like Obama…lets keep blaming someone else for all of our problems.

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  • Gary

    Befuddled 42

    I think what actually happened to Sheehan was that she distanced herself from the Dem party and starting harping on Washington in general. In fact I think she ran against Nancy Pelosi in the last election cycle.

    That was the swift end of Cindy Sheehan.

    But there is no shortage of unassailable mouthpieces for the Dems. Sick people, the homeless, orphans, gunshot victims, anybody they can find who’ve suffered such that we dare not attack them when give the Dem talking points.

  • Gary

    Pleasance 44

    What’s happening at CNN is that their viewership is tanking.
    If it weren’t for airports and college campi, it wouldn’t be on TV anywhere in the US.
    They’ll have to do more reporting like this if they don’t want to disappear as a network.
    But who knows.

  • Gary

    Peter Warner 37

    “or they assume it’s perfectly fine to broadcast a deception”

    You don’t say!

  • Gary

    Sal 46

    Exactly right.
    The people who buy this ad, and the others, were already voting for Obama. It wouldn’t sway one single person who’s still on the fence. Big waste of money. But what else is Obama really good at?

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  • Chris W.

    The real story here is that CNN fact-checked the Obama campaign.

  • john

    Joe Soptic is cut from the same clothe as Cindy Sheehan, a willing tool in the progressive machine. I have no sympathy for him as he himself has used the death of his wife as a political pawn. What a dou$che.

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  • bigkahuna

    I find it interesting he claims he didnt know how long his wife was sick and she didnt go to a doctor to check but went when she had pneumonia…then blame Romney becuase she died of cancer 22 days later ? Hospitals have to see her anyway dont they ? Not saying they like it but sounds to me like she ignored it or didnt have any symptoms.

    Again not Mitts fault.

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  • Obama who is he?????

    He is another Liberal LIAR…all they do is lie, and spend other peoples money!

  • succotash1

    Cnns’ viewing numbers are in the tank and by reporting the truth(for once) they are hoping to regain some credibility.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    I’m sorry if this comment about Obama sounds repetiitive, but. . .

    Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie.


  • valerie

    OT — Rush on that “Romney Hood” nonsense. And, this is how you need to quote him: at length.

  • taqqiya.

  • mg4us

    Of course OBAMA Pac lied. . it is THE OBAMA WAY!

    In the immortal Words of Joe Wilson to Obama, “You Lie!”

    What an Obamanation we have!!!!

    PS Besides LIES as the Obama-way, so to is stealing, cheating and extortion!

  • Jim W

    On goes the Campaign of Hate!

  • Noah

    Hey off topic but if anyone in the MO area can get to Huston Missouri Aug 14th Claire Middleclasskill is coming to town.. I’m hoping for a Tea Party.

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    Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will discuss farm policy Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Houston.
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    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will visit in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to discuss agriculture policy.
    McCaskill will talk at about noon to discuss issues related to the drought, a Farm Bill that is stalled in Congress and other matters.
    The public is invited to join her at noon at the Houston Rural Fire Association meeting room.

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  • CommieJuice

    HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? Apparently, Moochelle might not go all the way down, but 0bama does and then some!

  • DomesticGoddess

    The turnips who voted him in will still vote for him (no offense to turnips). He’s going to make a play for Hillary as Veep.

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  • crackermike

    I was so surprised by Romney 2 months ago. He had in place a rapid response team that countered Obama’s lies within 2 hrs, and usually hit back with an argument even stronger that made Obama look like a fool. Now, NOW, Romney has become deathy afraid of Obama again and is looking like McCain 2. Is Rove back in his patented ass kissing mode or something?

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  • We know they lied.They know they lied.What do they care?No one will ever be called to account for it.Ever.Those of us who are engaged know the truth,but this ad was intended for people who get their knowledge in 30 second sound bites.I’m sure they accomplished what they intended to do.The media plays along because they are complicit in the nightmare we are suffering.

  • James


    It says on the top line that PAC Priorities USA is the group that ran this ad without checking any facts….

    I can’t help that most Amercians are stupid and that includes Democrats AND Republicans apparently….

  • Curt Petersen

    Mitt Romney has ads that are dishonest with him approving the message himself. The outrage against this pro Obama super PAC is null if you can’t hold Romney to the same standards. Hypocrites.

  • SoLongSong

    Lot you know, #74 James: Just saw on Special Report with Bret Baier a clip of one of Obama’s minions saying something like, “We’re unfamiliar with this Joe Soptic….blah, blah, blah” followed by a recording of Joe and the minion (Tripper?) talking on the phone and her thanking him for “sharing his experiences”. If she’d had a mustache, she’d’ve been twirling it.

    If Obama’s or his associates lips are moving, you can expect to hear nuttin’ but LIES.

  • SoLongSong

    #75 Curt: You wanna give a few examples of that thar’ dishonesty of which you speak? I’d take even ONE.

  • bg



    “one can lead a prog-dem-lib to knowledge; but
    one cannot force a prog-dem-lib to think”
    – bg

    facts are wasted on koolaid drinkers like James & Curt..

    August 8, 2012

    Obama campaign aide accused of lying
    over anti-Romney ad, ties to steelworker


  • Marie

    I thought the man in this ad was Bob Newhart.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    FLASH —
    Check out the WSJ tomorrow.
    Joe Soptic did NOT take out insurance on his wife when he found another job after GST Steel.
    He had the chance. He’s responsible his choice.

    They are ALL LIARS.

  • John W Jackson

    A political lie???? Never of course you folks know im being a smart guy….

    This Obama lie is I would say on the same level as the Rommney

    YOU DIDNT BUILD THAT….commercial.

    Please check out both sides of the news channels then try and find out more info about what

    concerns and is important to you and yours.

    Dont vote according to what any commercial or newscaster or slogan or bumper sticker tells

    Check out as much as you can on YOUR OWN…..then make up your mind.

  • John W Jackson


    Say it aint so Joe.

    Of course they all lie both sides…24/7…….

    Please try and watch or split up your time checking out both extremes ….meaning FOX AND


    Then investigate go wherever you need to go to get FACTS…..then make up your mind and

    vote for what is important to you and yours.







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