Disgraced Liar Joe Soptic To @CNN: ‘Obama Camp Has Asked Him To Attend Campaign-Sponsored Events In Support of Obama’
CNN White House Correspondent Brianna Keilar (Aug. 9, 2012):
A television ad by Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC backing President Obama, linking Mitt Romney to a woman’s death continues to dog the Obama campaign.
For the third day in a row, reporters peppered the White House and Obama campaign about the new ad, which CNN fact-checked Tuesday and found to be inaccurate.
The ad features Joe Soptic, a steelworker who was laid off from his job at a Kansas City, Missouri steel plant in 2001 after the plant was taken over and eventually shut down by Bain Capital, Romney’s former company.
The campaign has not endorsed the claims in the ad, but it also has not denounced the impression the ad gives, that if Soptic had not been laid off by Bain Capital perhaps his wife might not have died from cancer.
“We had nothing to do with the ad,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. “We can’t speak to what they were trying to convey by the ad or communicate.”
But Psaki did not repeat the claim she made Wednesday that members of the campaign “donâ€™t have any knowledge of the story of the family,” after it came to light that Soptic appeared on an Obama campaign conference call in May, detailing the very story he recounts in the ad. That call was hosted by deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter.
Soptic also appeared in an ad produced by the Obama campaign around the time of the conference call. He told CNN the campaign has asked him to attend campaign-sponsored events in support of President Obama â€“ who he voted for in 2008 and says he will support again in November â€“ but he has been unable to comply because of a family illness.[...]
I guess it did not dawn on whomever at CNN Soptic revealed this nugget to, to ask him the exact time frame of the supah special invite. It would be enlightening to know if the solicitation came; before, during or after the Obama camp lies.
Update: Check out this video at The Right Scoop — AWESOME: American Crossroads does MSM job for them, exposes collusion between OFA & Burtonâ€™s Super PAC
Joe Soptic Star of Priorities USA â€˜Romney Gave His Wife Cancerâ€™ Attack Ad Also Starred In Obama Camp Ad Blaming Romney For Loss Of Health Insurance [Update: O Camp Blatantly Lies 'Joe Soptic Who?']