Obama Ad Suggests Romney Role in Woman’s Death

This is the worst, slimiest, lowest thing I think I have ever seen in politics at a national level.

Suggesting that Romney’s actions helped kill a woman ranks with Lyndon Johnson’s famous ad suggesting Barry Goldwater would blow up the world.

This ad is by Priorities USA Action, a technically independent political action group supporting Obama. The PAC was founded in 2011 by Bill Burton, who had just been White House Deputy Press Secretary and failed to get the top post, and another former White House staffer, Sean Sweeney. The PAC also includes veteran Democratic operative Harold Ickes and TV-based Democratic operative Paul Begala.

Where’s the outrage in the press? Imagine if Karl Rove had put together an ad in 2004 suggesting Kerry had killed someone. That is, someone who was not Vietcong.

I realize the people who put this up won’t take it down. It’s their nature to create such things.

The White House should dissociate itself from this ad immediately or be labeled as complicit in this calumny. It won’t, because the press doesn’t care, and there won’t be enough outrage. But it should. And until the White House says this kind of thing doesn’t represent President Obama, it’s an Obama ad, even if technically made by former staffers.

What’s spooky is the depths to which these people will go to maintain power. It suggests a lust for power and a willingness to do anything to preserve it that should frighten Americans.

 

Award winning journalist Keith Koffler has 16 years of experience covering Washington. As a reporter for CongressDailyNational Journal magazine, and Roll Call, Keith wrote primarily from the White House, covering three presidents and learning as few have the intricacies of the West Wing and the behavior and motivations of its occupants. While mainly stationed at the White House, he also extensively covered Congress and Washington’s lobbyists.

Keith has also written for a variety of other publications, including PoliticoThe Daily Caller, and The London Observer. He currently writes regular opinion columns for Politico. He blogs atwhitehousedossier.com.

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Award winning journalist Keith Koffler has 16 years of experience covering Washington. As a reporter for CongressDaily, National Journal magazine, and Roll Call, Keith wrote primarily from the White House, covering three presidents and learning as few have the intricacies of the West Wing and the behavior and motivations of its occupants. While mainly stationed at the White House, he also extensively covered Congress and Washington’s lobbyists. Keith has also written for a variety of other publications, including Politico, The Daily Caller, and The London Observer. He currently writes regular opinion columns for Politico. He blogs at whitehousedossier.com.

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  • Fr. George Bitz

    This isn’t someone who is linking Romney to her death, it shows what happens when Mitt Romney’s policies are played out. Look, we get it, you’re against Obama, but find something of some substance to go against instead of this grasping for straws. 

  • Ageing Flower Child

    Romney left Bain capital 2 years before this man’s factory was closed. His wife worked and had insurance at a completely different company. She became ill 5 years after Romney left Bain. This ad is devoid of an iota of integrity. No matter who you ‘like’ or ‘don’t like’.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RC2LZJAHX5PSEAYUA2R5FSMM4 EmilieC

    I’m against Obama as well, but voting for Romney, known to have run a fetal disposal business and previously pro-death, is not someone I can vote for. He goes where the roMONEY goes, regardless of mortal sin. I will be voting third party.

  • QuoVadisAnima

    It is a simple fact of our country’s political construct that we are a 2-party system.  There is a very clear reason that 3rd party votes are considered “throwaways” in a presidential election.

    I fought against Romney since 2008 when almost all the conservative pundits were hailing him as the next Reagan.  He is a typical politician with principles that change with every poll.  It breaks my heart to see him as the GOP nominee.

    That said, Obama & his administration are doing far worse than politics as usual – they are not just corrupt, but producing evil in this country on a scale that has never been seen before.  I would vote for Romney’s dog if it would get Obama out of power!

  • A_True_Blue

    from the AONY: “It’s important first to understand what the Al Smith Dinner is, and is not, and then what the invitation means, and what it does not,” says Ed Mechmann for the Archdiocese. “The Al Smith Dinner is organized and hosted by the Alfred E. Smith Foundation, which is closely affiliated with but independent of the Archdiocese of New York.”

    Imagine yourself back in 1961. Kennedy is President and the leading board menber of USAID (the UN noprofit agency which helps refugees). Now, USAID has a fundraiser banquet in Switzerland and invites Mao Tse-Tungt and Khrushchev. The President will be there along with many communists and free thinkers from every nation of the world. All there to roast each other and have a laugh and a nice dinner with a cigar afterwards. It was confirmed by the White house press secretary, and everyone there is perplexed asking the question “Why are all the VFW’s and the families and survivors of WW2 and the Korean War soldiers so upset? This is not an American dinner held in American, it has more than just Americans invited and after all, it is a night of jokes and fun. We are doing this as a fund raiser for the poor refugees. What is the big deal, let us show everyone in the world that we all love one another with Christian love because that is what it is all about. because “It gives us an opportunity to act as Christians, and show some love to our adversaries, and even those whose policies we consider to be immoral and oppressive.” yeah right!

    In ‘Catholics in Political Life’, the U.S. bishops said: “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

  • SenilityPlus

    If nothing else, this should make voters think twice about Obama.  What a liar!

  • CK

    To sit out of this election or to vote third party is nothing more than a vote for President Obama. Plane and simple. So tired of… can’t vote for Obama but also can’t vote for Romney… nonsense. What a waste, and so lazy!

  • Vitto

    Romney is Dr Evil, and pretending he is pro-birth makes no difference. I would rather vote for a rat in Obama’s basement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Davis/100000465231288 Margaret Davis

    Go for it. There’s plenty there and not all in the basement. Usually some backup of a point of view is included. Dr. Evil says nothing other than bad feelings. I would think Dr. Evil would be more like someone showering Planned Parenthood with tax dollars as this administration is doing. Also, usually Dr. Evil would describe someone who blocks legislation that would save little babies who survived abortion. Yup, Obama did that more than once. Details help.

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