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2012-08-08 12:55:27 PM

Garet Garrett: Dinki: Nice to see the dolt deliberately misinterpret the commercial to create some GOP outrage. The commercial quite rightly shows the consequences of plant closing and the very real effects those closings have on average Americans.

Plant closings cause the wives of people who were laid off to have health care coverage from other employers that they allow to lapse a few years later and then, a few years after that, to contract cancer that, untreated, leads to death?

Seriously, what's the policy message here? That people should never be laid off? This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.


The message is two fold: Romney wants people to die and Romney doesn't care how his policies hurt people.

His response should be very simple. Everywhere I've worked as the head man, I worked very hard for my constituency. At Bain, I worked for the shareholders and made them successful. At the Olympics, I made them a success. As Governor, Massachussets succeeded for Massachussettsians... And as your president, I will represent your best interests as my constituents as ably as I have in my other positions whether it was as CEO or appointee or governor.

They should be pounding that 3x for every "Obama gaffed big" ad about Obama claiming small business owners suck.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:04 PM
Obama top bundler in charge of Bain during GST Steel Layoffs

"...One of Obama's top campaign financiers - Jonathan Lavine - is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign."

Fark libs - conveniently ignoring the truth when it doesn't fit the narrative.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:17 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law.

"To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.



Link


So...is Romney embracing RomneyCare this week? I lost track.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:19 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law.

"To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.



Link


I'm not quite sure they remember what they're supposed to be talking about, any more.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:39 PM

Bontesla: LRA61380: If this ad were a defense of Obamacare, then okay, it makes sense. Obamacare would have helped this woman get and keep insurance despite her condition, and she likely would have chosen to get insurance despite not having any through her employer. The part that is distasteful is that it tries to relate the Bain lay-offs to her cancer, which is a bit of a "Butterfly Effect" as someone put it earlier.

Why is it distasteful?


Because the connection between the layoffs and her death is so far removed. I say this as a liberal/Democrat/Obama-supporter. The Republicans have done far worse, but it still troubles me to see this kind of attack by the Dems, which is just silly.
 
2012-08-08 12:56:47 PM
Romney would never kill a human, it's the first law of robotics for farks sake.
 
2012-08-08 12:57:09 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.


REPEAL AND REPLACE REPEAL AND REPLACE REPEAL AND REPLACE
 
2012-08-08 12:57:18 PM

Otto_E_Rodika: "...One of Obama's top campaign financiers - Jonathan Lavine - is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign."

Fark libs - conveniently ignoring the truth when it doesn't fit the narrative.


Fine, I won't vote for Jonathan Lavine for President either.
 
2012-08-08 12:57:35 PM

Garet Garrett: Dinki: Nice to see the dolt deliberately misinterpret the commercial to create some GOP outrage. The commercial quite rightly shows the consequences of plant closing and the very real effects those closings have on average Americans.

Plant closings cause the wives of people who were laid off to have health care coverage from other employers that they allow to lapse a few years later and then, a few years after that, to contract cancer that, untreated, leads to death?

Seriously, what's the policy message here? That people should never be laid off? This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.


Yes, dems should attack Romney's policies. What are those policies?

Romney has decided to run a campaign devoid of policies and the GOP voters let him through through their joke of a primary, you reap what you sew.
 
2012-08-08 12:57:42 PM

Garet Garrett: Seriously, what's the policy message here? That people should never be laid off? This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.


That if she had universal health care coverage that Romney wants to repeal, she had a statistically higher chance of catching the disease with a checkup, and a resulting statistically higher chance of survival.

And if this is the worst national ad you've seen devoid of policy matters, you are new to politics.
 
2012-08-08 12:58:49 PM

LRA61380: Bontesla: LRA61380: If this ad were a defense of Obamacare, then okay, it makes sense. Obamacare would have helped this woman get and keep insurance despite her condition, and she likely would have chosen to get insurance despite not having any through her employer. The part that is distasteful is that it tries to relate the Bain lay-offs to her cancer, which is a bit of a "Butterfly Effect" as someone put it earlier.

Why is it distasteful?

Because the connection between the layoffs and her death is so far removed. I say this as a liberal/Democrat/Obama-supporter. The Republicans have done far worse, but it still troubles me to see this kind of attack by the Dems, which is just silly.


There's nothing wrong with illustrating the problems a family can face if they lose their health insurance, especially since Romney is promising to repeal the ACA on "day one". The fact that it was Bain who directly caused them to lose their insurance is just gravy.
 
2012-08-08 12:59:42 PM

Otto_E_Rodika: Obama top bundler in charge of Bain during GST Steel Layoffs

"...One of Obama's top campaign financiers - Jonathan Lavine - is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign."

Fark libs
Politics - conveniently ignoring the truth when it doesn't fit the narrative.


FTFY.
 
2012-08-08 01:00:09 PM

lennavan: Cletus C.: what_now: Cletus C.: The sad thing is, this probably isn't even close to how low this campaign is going to go.

How is it low? Losing your health insurance can lead to an early death. This is what happened to this woman, and thousands like her.

Let's have the health care debate again. No one in this country has ever lost a loved one to cancer.

Breathing the stench of your bullshiat is killing me.

Hehe yeah what a tard. She actually thinks doctors and their shenanigans can help prolong your life. Ridiculous, amirite? Everyone knows God is the sole decider of when you live or die.


So we shouldn't be paying for health insurance at all, we should be paying God Insurance; aka 'tithing.'
 
2012-08-08 01:00:22 PM
This guy killed his own wife by not taking get to a doctor. Period.
 
2012-08-08 01:01:32 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.


Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.
 
2012-08-08 01:02:16 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law.

"To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.



Link


WTF am I reading? I don't even.
 
2012-08-08 01:02:21 PM

LRA61380: Bontesla: LRA61380: If this ad were a defense of Obamacare, then okay, it makes sense. Obamacare would have helped this woman get and keep insurance despite her condition, and she likely would have chosen to get insurance despite not having any through her employer. The part that is distasteful is that it tries to relate the Bain lay-offs to her cancer, which is a bit of a "Butterfly Effect" as someone put it earlier.

Why is it distasteful?

Because the connection between the layoffs and her death is so far removed. I say this as a liberal/Democrat/Obama-supporter. The Republicans have done far worse, but it still troubles me to see this kind of attack by the Dems, which is just silly.


If you have to convince morons to vote for you, you have to go with silly from time to time. And morons get to vote in America. In fact, they're very enthusiastic about it.
 
2012-08-08 01:04:25 PM

Aarontology: You mean like how the right was saying Obama was going to murder your grandparents with his Death Panels?

Or that the taxpayers were the Jews for his ovens?


Came for the death panel comment.
 
2012-08-08 01:04:45 PM

imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.


Just wait til he picks Pawlenty as his running mate.
 
2012-08-08 01:05:18 PM

Spazmojack: Tenpoundsofcheese Armatullo player? There's more that enough of that in without hoof over the seek bd . Us, I've not beer Amy's over this from day one, and thats completely sober, mind you!


If there is anyone near you, have them dial 911 immediately. You appear to be having a stroke, or some sort of seizure.
 
2012-08-08 01:05:54 PM

imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.

Terrible

messaging. For starters, it accepts the entire premise of the advertisement. Second, it shows no compassion; it's almost like Ms. Saul is shrugging and saying "Well, they should have lived someplace else." Third, it admits that a safety net is preferable. Fourth, it touts government health care plans. Fifth, it points out exactly how something like the ACA would help.
 
2012-08-08 01:06:40 PM

Jackson Herring: Dusk-You-n-Me: "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.

REPEAL AND REPLACE REPEAL AND REPLACE REPEAL AND REPLACE


Universal Health Care saves lives:

24.media.tumblr.com

www.theliberaloc.com
 
2012-08-08 01:07:04 PM

qorkfiend: imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.

Terrible messaging. For starters, it accepts the entire premise of the advertisement. Second, it shows no compassion; it's almost like Ms. Saul is shrugging and saying "Well, they should have lived someplace else." Third, it admits that a safety net is preferable. Fourth, it touts government health care plans. Fifth, it points out exactly how something like the ACA would help.


I'm still not convinced that Romney isn't a deep cover concern troll.
 
2012-08-08 01:07:46 PM

Bontesla: I_C_Weener: tenpoundsofcheese: Dinki: Nice to see the dolt deliberately misinterpret the commercial to create some GOP outrage. The commercial quite rightly shows the consequences of plant closing and the very real effects those closings have on average Americans. .

How? The family still had health insurance from the wife's job. What "real effect" are you referring to?

If this is true, then the ad is a lie. It is saying Romney's decision cost her health insurance when she still had it. But, firing people is still overall an action that does lead to people losing health insurance even if the action of firing the person is necessary for the business to survive.

That said, Bain has acted in its own interest as a corporation should. And it's CEO did as well. I'm hoping that Romney will continue to act in the best interests of his new "corporation", the United States when/if he becomes CEO of it. Just like he did when he was CEO of the Olympics and of Massachusetts.

But, I don't know if Cheese is correct in his assertion.

Cheese is blanketing himself in partial information. From the husband's description of the plan, it sounds like the plan was incredibly inadequate. There are many plans that don't cover major medical. It sounds like hers was one of them. Regardless, she lost her insurance shortly after they lost his.


My insurance doesn't cover major medical. Hell, it won't cover surgery to get this giant, painful ganglion cyst removed from my wrist.
 
2012-08-08 01:09:19 PM

qorkfiend: imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.

Terrible messaging. For starters, it accepts the entire premise of the advertisement. Second, it shows no compassion; it's almost like Ms. Saul is shrugging and saying "Well, they should have lived someplace else." Third, it admits that a safety net is preferable. Fourth, it touts government health care plans. Fifth, it points out exactly how something like the ACA would help.


I think my mind just assploded...
 
2012-08-08 01:09:32 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law.

"To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News.


Wow...

This is just...

It's to the point that there practically has to be something fishy going on. They can't be this incompetent.
 
2012-08-08 01:09:56 PM

twat_waffle: My insurance doesn't cover major medical. Hell, it won't cover surgery to get this giant, painful ganglion cyst removed from my wrist.


That sucks. You know what would be good? If you could chose an insurance carrier from a wide array of choices.

Like this: The only good thing Romney has ever done. Link
 
2012-08-08 01:10:12 PM

BojanglesPaladin: What good can come out of this? Am I the only one who thinks that Obama and Obama proxies going retardedly negative is undermining Obama's primary selling point: That he is a positive and inspirational figure?


You sound concerned.
 
2012-08-08 01:10:51 PM

Garet Garrett: This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.


You don't watch a lot of TV do you Mr. Wayne?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-08 01:11:36 PM
Holy crap that is a low blow.

And it's going to work on the people it was aimed at...people barely paying attention.
 
2012-08-08 01:13:15 PM

SlothB77: The thing is, a lot of companies Bain invested in were already in a lot of trouble before Bain stepped in. If Bain hadn't invested in them and then fired some employees, the companies would have gone out of business and the same people would have lost their jobs and health insurance anyways. The option was between firing some people or everybody losing their job. It wasn't like if Bain hadn't stepped in the company was going to the magical land of pots of gold and chocolate at the end of rainbows for every employee.


img836.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-08 01:13:46 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.

Just wait til he picks Pawlenty as his running mate.


Good timing! FiveThirtyEight posted an article on it today and Pawlenty is one of two potential Veeps that would hurt Romney more than help.

The other one? Santorum.

Link
 
2012-08-08 01:15:08 PM

BojanglesPaladin: What good can come out of this? Am I the only one who thinks that Obama and Obama proxies going retardedly negative is undermining Obama's primary selling point: That he is a positive and inspirational figure?


So is all this shiat supposed to go unopposed? When people are still bealting on about the 57 state thing? You sound like the gym teacher with the skinny kid, who was tortured all year by a bully and finally took a swing at his tormentor and the gym teacher asks the skinny kid, "why do you have to be so mean?" and suspends him.
 
2012-08-08 01:15:26 PM

Garet Garrett: This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.


You obviously missed the "Obama pushing Grandma off a cliff" ad posted earlier in TFT. In fairness, I had never seen that before myself, but it is far far worse than this one.
 
2012-08-08 01:15:34 PM

SithLord: Obama's preferred murder weapon.

[topnews.in image 580x310]



Obama builds every drone by hand and flies them around to kill people everywhere but he was in no way responsible for killing bin Laden.
 
2012-08-08 01:16:20 PM

EighthDay: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: imontheinternet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care," said [Romney spokesperson]Saul.

Damn. That is the worst possible response on so many levels.

Just wait til he picks Pawlenty as his running mate.

Good timing! FiveThirtyEight posted an article on it today and Pawlenty is one of two potential Veeps that would hurt Romney more than help.

The other one? Santorum.

Link


Santorum would be almost as bad a choice as Palin was. It would cause people on the fence to vote against the VP instead of for a particular Presidential candidate.
 
2012-08-08 01:16:21 PM

theknuckler_33: Garet Garrett: This is perhaps the nastiest, most scurrilous attack ad I've ever seen, certainly at the national level.

You obviously missed the "Obama pushing Grandma off a cliff" ad posted earlier in TFT. In fairness, I had never seen that before myself, but it is far far worse than this one.


IOKIYAR
 
2012-08-08 01:16:49 PM
Is the message that no business, government agency or contractor should ever shut down because women will die?

Tardish.
 
2012-08-08 01:18:42 PM

Mugato: SlothB77: The thing is, a lot of companies Bain invested in were already in a lot of trouble before Bain stepped in. If Bain hadn't invested in them and then fired some employees, the companies would have gone out of business and the same people would have lost their jobs and health insurance anyways. The option was between firing some people or everybody losing their job. It wasn't like if Bain hadn't stepped in the company was going to the magical land of pots of gold and chocolate at the end of rainbows for every employee.

An apologist for them and Romney's business practices, really? Wow.




So how do you think Obama did with the GM and Chrysler restructuring?
 
2012-08-08 01:18:45 PM
No Subtard no one said what you are pretending what they said.
 
2012-08-08 01:19:27 PM

JRoo: SithLord: Obama's preferred murder weapon.

[topnews.in image 580x310]


Obama builds every drone by hand and flies them around to kill people everywhere but he was in no way responsible for killing bin Laden.


I hear he shot some pirates from Somalia just to watch them die.
 
2012-08-08 01:20:07 PM

Cletus C.: Is the message that no business, government agency or contractor should ever shut down because women will die?

Tardish.


It's like everyone should have access to health care, not just if you have a job... Hmm who is also against that?
 
2012-08-08 01:20:22 PM
Taking a person's job and health insurance away does cause them to die.

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year because of lack of health care.

This is a problem that Democrats seem far more concerned about than Republicans.
 
2012-08-08 01:20:28 PM

Corvus: No Subtard no one said what you are pretending what they said.


except for the author of TFA of course
 
2012-08-08 01:22:03 PM

RolandGunner: Mugato: SlothB77: The thing is, a lot of companies Bain invested in were already in a lot of trouble before Bain stepped in. If Bain hadn't invested in them and then fired some employees, the companies would have gone out of business and the same people would have lost their jobs and health insurance anyways. The option was between firing some people or everybody losing their job. It wasn't like if Bain hadn't stepped in the company was going to the magical land of pots of gold and chocolate at the end of rainbows for every employee.

An apologist for them and Romney's business practices, really? Wow.



So how do you think Obama did with the GM and Chrysler restructuring?


Romney is taking credit for that too.
 
2012-08-08 01:22:31 PM
He's the Zodiac Killer. The timeline, handwriting and weird Zodiac motive all match up. upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-08 01:23:10 PM

DjangoStonereaver: CPT Ethanolic: Before we only called their wives murderers.

/vince foster

To be fair, though, Laura Bush did actually committ involuntary vehicular manslaughter in 1963.


Or when Joe Biden's wife Neilia killed that little girl.
 
2012-08-08 01:24:41 PM
12.media.tumblr.com

"I killed a man, Father..."

On a serious note: if someone's actions (say: buying some group a hundred rifles after they identified themselves as a drug cartel) can, and will, land you a sentence for conspiracy to cause some sort of physical harm to people, and it's already been proven that deaths can be prevented with better healthcare on a national scale, then yes. Cutting healthcare for people will lead to more deaths as surely as handing an arsenal to a drug cartel. And anyone that says they'll do it, and has every intention of doing it in such a way that they can alter the mortality rate to this degree, should be viewed as aiding and abetting in the killings on this scale.
 
2012-08-08 01:25:15 PM

shotglasss: This guy killed his own wife by not taking get to a doctor. Period.


If the number of people that would make the same mistake is lower in a regime of universal health care, its likely that it isn't quite that simple from a policy perspective.
 
2012-08-08 01:26:25 PM

NowhereMon: At least they didn't stoop so low as to literally show Rmoney pushing grandma off a cliff.


Holy crap that is awesome!
 
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