New Tone: Pro-Obama Ad Blames Mitt Romney For Death of Steel Worker’s Wife – Even Though Romney Left Bain Before Plant Closed (Video)

In its latest Romney attack ad the pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA blames the former governor for the death of a worker’s wife.

Joe Soptic, the former steel worker in the ad, blames Romney for the death of his wife even though the steel plant closed after Romney left Bain.

Romney left Bain 1999, GST Steel went belly up in 2001.
But it’s Romney’s fault.

Business Insider reported:

The pro-Barack Obama super PAC Priorities USA unleashed what might be the most vicious ad of the 2012 campaign cycle this morning, an ad that personally points some blame toward presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for the death of a steel worker’s wife.

The ad, titled “Understands,” is a much more pronounced and heavy attack than some of the others that the Obama campaign and Priorities USA have released targeting Bain Capital’s closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City.

“Understands” features Joe Soptic, who was laid off from the plant and lost health benefits. The ad says that he later found part-time work, but his wife developed a stage-four cancer (not specified further) and “there was nothing they could do.”

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  • Patty

    OMG, when will this stop. Pigs. That’s all I can say.

  • Conservative Ken

    Now would be a good time for Romney to bring up the death of Brian Terry and the role of President Obama. Those records won’t be released either.

  • bigkahuna

    Obama murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry ….. thats what I heard from a phone call I got from a concerned border agent. He also killed roughly 300 Mexicans… Thats why he granted amnesty to so many( illegally) He feels guilty and wants to buy them off.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    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.


  • listingstarboard

    These ads are extremely damaging–living in a swing state I see them all constantly. Romney better start punching back as hard as possible. The hot mic slip to Medyedev needs to be on a continuous loop as well as Obamas ties to Communist Party Usa members. Trever Loudon has painstakingly connected the dots between Frank Marshall Davis , David Canter to Axelrod etc. why not start using this info????? Why not start using the fact Obama has spent millions to keep his info hidden???

  • bigkahuna

    Romney also needs to remind them they kept the company open for several years as it lost money. So they owe him for keeeping them alive during that time. He saved them

  • Chris W.

    Narrative fail. Again.

  • valerie

    One of Obama’s classmates from Columbia has pointed out where the real scandal may lie.’s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/

    Nobody from Columbia knew Obama as a student, not even the people attending the classes in his alleged major.

  • dnb

    So, if this logic is to be followed, everyone who lost a job since Obama became President, lost their insurance, and then died or had a family member die, is the fault of Obama, because under him jobs were lost. Sad, but swing voters will fall for it. And while I understand Mr. Soptic’s pain, he should be ashamed.

  • SoLongSong

    Absolute HOGWASH. Stuff happens in life (and thanks to Obama a LOT of us are in this position of having lost good jobs with benefits) and you have to face the challenges and carry on. Of course, if Obama wins, there will be free food and phones and healthcare for all!!

    Having worked in a grocery store (doing my part to make ends meet), it used to chap my hide. You could always tell those with foodstamps (for the most part): Young, healthy, in the pajamas in the middle of the day, buying name brands and flashing their cards with manicured nails whilst chatting on free-obama-cell-phones. After they’re rung up, they use their own money for lotto cards and smokes.

    I have nothing against lotto cards and manicures or cell phones, but I certainly couldn’t afford those luxuries! “I get my food for FREE!” one customer proudly proclaimed. It took all my restraint as an employee representing my store not to say anything…

    Nutshell: Obama SUCKS.

  • Multitude

    President Obama has blood on his hands. Instead of putting billions into getting ObamaCare going immediately (and playing tax trickery, taxing over 10 years to pay for 7 years), which would have provided mental services to help people like the two recent shooting perpetrators, Obama gave that money to rich cronies via the fraud we know as “Green Energy” along with countless tens of billions pissed away on the disaster we know as General Motors.

    Could $100 billion or more have been helpful in treating violent people like these two recent shooters? Could $100 billion have been helpful in teaching children? With $100 billion, we could have hired 2.5 MILLION teachers, erasing unemployment in the process. I’m certain many disagree with putting all the money in one of these buckets, but the fact is we could have pissed it away on hiring teachers or improving mental health care and would have probably had some dent in these problem areas.

    Instead, Obama just lined a bunch of rich, country club fat cats pockets. That’s real blood on your hands, sir.

  • Robodog7

    Joe Septic is full of crap.

  • bg



    August 7, 2012

    Furor Over Fast and Furious

    [That’s surely not the distinction Mr. Holder was seeking when he took
    the job. But thanks to the scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious,
    that’s what he’s best known for: overseeing an operation that put more
    than 2,000 guns into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel and led to the
    deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

    Presumably, this appalling mortality rate wasn’t the intention when Fast
    and Furious was launched in 2009. But we all know what paves the road
    to hell.]


  • Jack

    Next time the Romney campaign calls for a donation I’ll tell them not until I see some “shock and awe” coming from them and find out if the VP pick is a real or spun conservative. So much political ammunition just waiting to be loaded, locked and fired. E.g. Blood on Obama’s hands in the form of 200 dead Mexicans and at least 1 American from F&F, not releasing DOJ documents on F&F, not releasing his college records (what’s he hiding?), the economy, TARP and stimulus failures. The list could go on ad infinitum.

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  • bg


    valerie #9 August 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    here’s a bit more via FN video..


  • bg


    oops re: #17 August 7, 2012 at 10:43 am bg

    valerie #9 August 7, 2012 at 10:13 am link..


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  • bg


    “unless the white masses really understand, and the black
    masses really understand.. there’s going to be the largest
    bloodbath in America –