I was saying just yesterday, team Romney needed to find some of these ex-Delphi workers who had their pensions looted at the hands of the Obama administration and let them tell their stories. A new TV ad from the conservative advocacy group, Let Freedom Ring does just that.
Via Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller:
“I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad.
“It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled to pay for the basics,” Miller also says in the ad, adding that the Obama administration’s actions led to her losing “over 30 percent of my pension.”
The ad is destined for television sets and online ads in the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Let Freedom Ring executive director Alex Cortes said in an email to The Daily Caller.
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.
Joe Soptic should be ashamed of himself.
As Political Clown Parade notes:
One can be certain he has been paid handsomely to spew lies about his wife’s death for the sole purpose of elevating the image of a president undeserving of his demented loyalty.
He has lost his wife in pieces over a long period of time. The manner in which he has chosen to retell her loss is reprehensible. I say it is reprehensible because his lust for money to repeat damned lies overshadows the needs of a country that can no longer bear the burden of a president who possesses uncommon incompetence.
Mr. Soptic is standing in a forest of sorrow and has lost his way.
Let’s just put it out there plainly. Joe Soptic is a vicious liar and union thug, and is so despicable that he would use his own dead wife, whose death he is far more responsible for then Mitt Romney, in a completely falsified ad to help his Marxist god Barack Obama.
Further details emerged about Soptic’s wife’s cancer too. It turns out, when Joe Soptic said
I don’t know how long she was sick and I think maybe she didn’t say anything because she knew that we couldn’t afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia and that’s when they found the cancer and by then it was stage four. It was, there was nothing they could do for her,
He was lying about that too. He does know how long she was sick, and while she might not have said anything, the subject of his wife going to the doctor because something was obviously wrong did come up.
When Ranae started losing weight, “I tried to get her to the doctor and she wouldn’t go”
In other words, her cancer wasn’t caught because she wouldn’t go to the doctor and he didn’t do enough to persuade her. It had nothing whatsoever to do with health insurance and he knows it. He knew it when he made all these ads.
I have to agree.