BUSTED: Obama campaign caught lying about the Soptic story

This from the Romney campaign:

Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “I Don’t Know The Facts…” CNN’S JOHN BERMAN: “He’s suggesting she died because of the action that Mitt Romney took. Mitt Romney of course had left Bain years before that Bain took over this company and then his wife died years after. What’s going on? Is that accurate? Is that fair?” CUTTER: “Well John, here are the facts. I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick, or the facts about his health insurance, but here’s what I do know. That Mitt Romney personally handled the deal to take over GS Steel and he personally handled some of the decisions made to load that company up with debt so much that it went underwater.  It went bankrupt.” (CNN, 8/8/12)

Not true. Turns out Stephanie Cutter held a OFA conference call back in May where Joe Soptic read her the entire story on the phone. I say “read” because he is clearly reading a prepared statement and not just telling it off the cuff:

Interesting that he read from prepared remarks – it’s almost like someone suggested he write it all down and to call in and tell his story, perhaps someone from OFA. But even so, this is an Obama campaign conference call where Soptic is telling his story, not Priorities USA or any other SuperPAC. The Obama campaign knew Soptic’s full story because they were told by him directly and somehow or another he ended up at Burton’s SuperPAC and Stephanie Cutter knows nothing about it and hides behind the law that says they can’t work with SuperPACs.

The truth is out that these people are lying their butts off. I know, you should see my shocked face. But still, evidence means much more than any suspicion. Spread the word.

There’s more at the Romney campaign website if you want to take a look.

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  • Army_Pilot1967

    Sounds to me like Stephanie Cutter doesn’t really care about facts, and she’s not going to let facts get in the way of the ads she and the rest of obama’s staff is dreaming up!!!

    • MiketheMarine

      The worst part about this is that the ignorant ghetto rats that will vote for Maobama no matter what don’t care about “truth.” They will believe things like this as if they were passed on by God’s hand, himself. Ignorant fools…..

      • sDee

        That’s the way I see stuff like this. The campaign does not care if it is untrue. They do not care if they get caught in the lie. It is specifically targeted toward a core voter base – those that would never vote for against Obama but may not show up at the booth. People who would hear the interview above and be even more covniced the ad was true.

        Going by my my handy Guide to Propaganda this ad and this response gets a high score:

        Assertion: is an enthusiastic or energetic statement presented as a fact, although it is not necessarily true, they often imply that the statement requires no explanation or back up, and should be accepted without question. Assertions, although usually simple to spot, are often dangerous forms of propaganda because they often include falsehoods or lies.

        Card stacking: also called “selective omission” involves only presenting information that is positive to an idea and omitting information contrary to it.

        Pinpointing the Enemy: attempt to simplify a complex situation by presenting one specific group or person as the enemy.

        Plain Folks: a device used by the propagandist to convince the public that his views reflect those of the common person and that they are also working for the benefit of the common person.

        Stereotyping: similar to pinpointing the enemy, reduces a complex situation to a clear-cut choice involving good and evil. This technique is often useful in swaying uneducated audiences.

        Transfer: to make the subject view a certain item in the same way as they view another item, to link the two in the subjects mind…….this technique is often used to transfer negative feelings for one object to another Often used in in politics to transfer blame or bad feelings to a politician or even to the party itself.

      • Army_Pilot1967

        I agree, Mike. To a certain segment of our population, nobama is invincible and can do no wrong…no matter what he does. I guess those folks believe in sticking together regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. Maybe it’s payback for earlier situations in our country’s history.

        • MiketheMarine

          Very tactful. Racism is racism, regardless of what color the offender. Voting to the tune of 96% is racist, pure and simple. Skin color trumps all, according to some.

          • Army_Pilot1967

            I agree 100 percent with you, Mike.

      • warpmine

        I don’t think they can comprehend what just flew over their pathetic heads. It’s just to complicated for them which is why they never pay attention to what the politicians actually do in writing new laws for them to live by totally usurping their God given rights.

      • bobemakk

        Yes, you are right, they make the election a race issue not us. They use the race card when there is no other excuse as well,just like Holders screw up with Fast and Furious.

  • *chuckle* Busted indeed!

  • Craig Brockman

    Did she really say this? “Here are the facts, I don’t know the facts…”

    • badbadlibs

      Yes. She talks like all people with forked tounges talk. I’m surprised we didn’t hear any hissing while she was spewing the lies.

    • toongoon

      She later started citing the “facts” that she claimed she didn’t know, stopping short of admitting anything that might be in Romney’s favor.

      I would like to get a voice analysis of her lies.

  • Philo Beddoe

    And what does Romney’s idiotic spokesperson say?

    “She would have been covered if she had Romneycare”

    Fire that stupid woman-NOW. What kind of a ill prepared comeback is that?

    As Rush said, why didn’t she point out the blatant lie of the entire ad, how many people have died due to the 2 million people that lost their job and have died because of no insurance?

    Where are the republicRAT leadership regarding this ad along with what Harry Reid is saying? All we hear from McConnel is “It’s beneath the office”.

    America is being led by a group of weak wristed idiots. They live good off of our backs while we all worry about the direction of the country, bills and family.

    I’m afraid to say, no matter who gets in, it will be more of the same.

    • MiketheMarine

      You are wrong, Phil. I am not a big Romney fan but he is not a muslim marxist. We need Romney to win so that Maobama does not have the opportunity to veto the TEA party dismanteling of his legacy.

      • Philo Beddoe

        He may not be a muslime marxist but he IS nothing but a politician. Don’t kid yourself, Romney, Boehner and McConnell will bury the Tea Party at all costs

        • Rshill7

          Impossible. The Tea Party is un-bury-able. They don’t get buried, they rather, bury others, who fail to honor our constitution, our individual liberty, and our representative government. If these hootenannies don’t represent, they’ll be pushin’ up political daisies. Ask those buried by them already.

          Pay attention. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

        • oldalice

          They may try,,,,but the social upheaval would be as bad as if ‘Bama’s back!

  • opinionatedhermit

    These people are gangster pigs.

    They want our money. And, they will stop at nothing to get it.

    We haven’t seen nothing, yet….

  • badbadlibs

    Liars, every single one of them. I will continue to believe that until enough bo campaign staffers get on air, on bended knee begging for the forgiveness of the American people.
    They know no shame, they have a seared conscience. Only God can intervene on the behalf of the American people at this point.
    And from what I saw of the elections in my state last night, there’s little hope enough leftists are ever going to wake up.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I’ve had a busy week, badbad, what happened in which state elections??

      • badbadlibs

        Wa. State. It was the primary and the dems got a huge percentage of the votes over the republicans. It’s just sickening.

  • James1754

    This woman reminds of other people I have known in my life. She seems to only know what she wants to know and then it is only the incorrect talking points of the Obama campaign. The fact that this ad is being called disgusting by the liberal press should show these people that they need to distance themselves from this ad if not the group that produced the ad.

    And yes I have heard what Andrea Saul said in her interview. Not only did she not respond properly, but she came up the the worst possible comment she could have if she had planned what stupid thing she could say.

  • Rshill7

    “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
    (Joseph Goebbels)

    “Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.”
    (Joseph Goebbels)

    “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
    (Joseph Goebbels)

    Dear Joseph:

    Really “good” evil stuff there. You have many students in the USA, even today.
    They are called them “progressive” democrats. What a hoot huh?

    P.S. No, I have no way of turning down the thermostat where you and your old boss reside. Sorry. Tootles.

    With Disgust,

  • d1carter

    The Chicago thugs are coming apart at the seams. Will the legacy media go down with them?

  • opinionatedhermit

    “It isn’t about having proof of the allegation. It’s about the seriousness of the charges.”
    -Late Senator Ed Kennedy – Speaking about Justice Thomas

    • 3seven77

      And if anyone would know the truth of **that** statement, it would be Edward “Splash” Kennedy.

  • the people will not buy from liers and the number of lies has reached ground-zero.

    • badbadlibs

      I hope you are right, however, the number of lies didn’t stop my state from electing bo supporters from one end of the state to the other.

    • His base encourages lying because with the radical left the ends will always justify the means. The real question is how many independents will be duped by the lies.

  • Cutter is a vicious you-know-what and she can’t open her mouth without lying. That phone call with Stephanie you can tell both Soptic and Stephanie Cutter were reading their lines which shows quite a level of coordination.

  • Stephanie makes up her own facts. Her job, turn Romney into a hard core could care less monster. She is the monster…..an evil one that lies.

  • There is an update today that will be known to everyone, especially Stephanie who will look so pretty with egg on her face. Mrs. Soptic had her own insurance. This whole deal is a lie. What did they pay Mr. Soptic to take that chance?

    • Rshill7

      He’s a union guy, you know, a member of the group which really killed the company.

      He’ll point in any direction other than the proper one. Union parasites, of which, he is one. As Harry Reid might say…his wife would be very disappointed in him. I would never say something like that, but Harry would if he weren’t a Union pimp.

      Besides, since when does someone die because they have no insurance? It is already illegal to turn people away who need medical care, regardless. Of course since the democrat constituency is populated by fools, it (the truth) doesn’t matter. By definition, fools don’t know any better. Just make sure the ring is safely and permanently ensconced in their schnozes and pull, in whatever direction you like.

  • yhxqqsn

    WHO are the idiots to want to reward these creatures from the black pit of darkness with another 4 years!?

  • johnos2112

    These people do not care about the truth because that is what the left is derived from. To say these ads do not work is ludicrous. But what is on the common sense side is that Obama is a radical and his policies reflect the radicalism. I say let them continue to talk and stick their feet in their mouths!

  • Pretty desperate when you have to make up negative stories just to have something to say. It’s also pretty desperate when you can’t talk about the positive things you are going to do to bring this country out of debt, focus on issues. Still pretty desperate when all you can do is try to bring someone else down (to your level). Pretty desperate campaign – and also pretty pathetic – and not pretty at all.

  • 911Infidel

    This all a diversion to detract from the fact that Obammy is an epic failure. His policies suck. His administration sucks. He sucks. Oh and where’s the college transcripts Mr Transparency? How is it that you own a CT SSN and a fake Selective Service number? You fraud.

  • Sandra123456

    Somebody ought to ask Mr. Soptic what his wife would think about his lying, using her, to back a political candidate.

    He ought to be interviewed or hounded until he tells why he is lying, and how much he got paid to lie.

    • Joe

      Mr. sEptic should be sued

  • Joe

    Zero will do ANYthing and EVERYthing to get get reelected

    Obviously this is an understatement

    I despise him and sincerely believe he and his lackeys are EVIL and obviously CORRUPT

    WE must do EVERYTHING we possibly can to rid the Country of this soulless, psychotic, pathological lying POS

    I fear the worst if he gets in again

    PLEASE commit yourself to help in every way you can to get rid of him

    My blood is on fire with this crap

    • Joe, my blood boils just to hear his voice..my husband and I have been volunteering over the last few weeks for Romney and will continue to do so until the election…we have sent $$ his way, but as I was laid off in January because of Obama money is tight..



      • Joe

        Good for you

        They just opened up an office in my town

        I will be spending a lot of time there!

  • I’m betting the steel mill’s closing had something to do with the open trade agreement Clinton had with China and other Communist nations and how steel can be made and shipped over here for less than 1/2 the cost of it being made in the US. Removing those tariffs will prove to cost us much more when unemployment reaches over 50% you can bet on that!

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Or ridiculous EPA rules. Almost anytime a business closes, there’s a gov’t regulation to thank.

  • This is so-o-o-o typical of the Liberal mindset. It seems they will lie when the truth would make a better story. Must be in the DNA or something. The media has even quit trying to cover up the spin they put on the recordings, er, uh, ‘rePorting’ they get from their boss (The Regime) before they get the ‘ok’ to print or speak. They will lie when everyone else knows the truth. What’s up with that kinda stinkin’ thinkin’?
    It is such a joy to know that each lie they get caught in just drives another conservative nail in Oblame-o’s political coffin! Now all we gotta do is bury all of that rotten policy ideology in November.

  • This is so-o-o-o typical of the Liberal mindset. It seems they will lie when the truth would make a better story. Must be in the DNA or something. The media has even quit trying to cover up the spin they put on the recordings, er, uh, ‘rePorting’ they get from their boss (The Regime) before they get the ‘ok’ to print or speak. They will lie when everyone else knows the truth. What’s up with that kinda stinkin’ thinkin’?
    It is such a joy to know that each lie they get caught in just drives another conservative nail in Oblame-o’s political coffin! Now all we gotta do is bury all of that rotten policy ideology in November.

  • Sober_Thinking

    So. Obama’s campaign colluded with a Super PAC? Isn’t that illegal?

    • MiketheMarine

      Yes, it is. Prosecutions? Nah, you can’t sue a black man. That’s racist.

      • Sober_Thinking


  • Orangeone

    And Soptic, I will lose my health insurance because I cannot afford to pay the 118% premium increase I was just notified of or the 40% excise tax I will have to pay because my health insurance is too good. I’m a cancer survivor so O’Bambi will be personally responsible for my death.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    The thing I don’t understand is time after time the Obama administration has been caught lying, spreading faslehoods, attempting to decieve, you name it and still the media does nothing!? Why is the media willing to save Obama’s butt to the point of self corruption and incrimination?! It almost seems surreal and other-worldly.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I think they’re so far in, they have to write their own scripts to try and find a way out. They’re still really hoping that this whole blogosphere will go unnoticed. I was talking to my very young and naive neighbor (age23) and he was just starting to recognize that the tv news is really untrustworthy. He was really surprised by this. So of course I shared with him some more valuable news sources, like TRS.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Hopefully your neighbor visits TRS! Well said!

  • toongoon

    You know, if the amount of trolls is any indication of Obama’s popularity, he is not doing very well. I have had discussions with two trolls in the last few weeks, I think his Koolaid drinkers are getting real tired of having to defend his lies and propaganda.

  • Orangeone

    How many hundreds of thousands of employees will see their health insurance canceled by their employers because of ObamaTax? All of their illnesses and that of their families will be deaths caused by O’Bambi. This is a true cause because of his illegal acts.

  • Politics is ALL lies, and you are ALL gullible. Period. Mitt RMoney is NOT the man for the Republican Party, plain and simple. He would be if he would find a principle and stand by it. I’m sick of where the GOP has gone- McCain catered to the masters of the far-right in ’08, losing his opportunity, and now RMoney is doing the same thing. What, we can’t have a center-right President any more? 36 years ago, David Koch tried to run for President and we said he was just too radical. Now, the party is under the thumb of his money and policies. Shoot, according to today’s leaders Reagan would be a friggin’ Lefty. We need to take the party back from idiots like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, which would put the country back on the right track.

    • johnos2112

      Michelle Bachman? The lady who called out Ellison in Congress for having in roads on the Muslim Brotherhood? She was tarred and feathered for even asking for an investigation. Who would you suggest sir? What we have now needs to be defeated. That is what we can control today sir. What we can control in the future are to elect people like Allen West who deal with the constitution.

    • MaxineCA

      So, I take it you’re not a Tea Party kind of guy. For those that regularly post comments here, I think we all agree that Romney wasn’t our first, second or third choice, but let’s face it, that’s what we’ve got.

      As far as Reagan being considered a “leftist”……. I want some of whatever you’re smoking! We want to take the Rep.’s back to Conservative, Constitutional principles. The RINO’s must go!

  • I wonder how many of her unborn children she murdered?

  • Her trembling, high voice is annoying, and it caused me to miss a lot. Did she say anything that was true? I’m thinking “no”.

  • MaxineCA

    Well, yesterday I was a bit hopeful that CNN might be getting back some journalistic integrity, but the guy doing the interview with Cutter was pathetic. He allowed her the talking points without taking her to task about the truth.

    Cutter is a female Axelrod, Chicago thugs both. They are despicable human beings.

  • p m

    That Saul comment is absolutely unforgivable and for those of us who were enjoying MR’s recent successes and hit-backs, after having doubts, it just resurrects those doubts.

    A stupefyingly STUPID response unless the GOP candidate does intend to tinker with the disaster that is 0zerocare instead of repealing it wholesale.
    You can read Rush’s transcript here, scroll down to the last photo and read from there if you just want her comment: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/08/08/cnn_debunks_romney_killed_my_wife_ad_regime_stands_by_it_romney_camp_flubs_it

  • LdyDesign

    This Stephanie Cutter….like Blabermouth Debbie Schultz. To intentionally lie so vehemently. Is it a mental disease? Or do they tell themselves they have to lie in order to further the cause…and this is their job.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      All of the above.

    • Do they have another option?

  • LiveFreeOrDie2012

    Looks like Cutter needs a few more tweets calling her a #liar. This is the most dishonest administration in American history.

  • I love it when idiots like this moron say that we Americans are beginning to dislike Romney. Well I am an American that is begining to like Romney more and more. Most of the Americans I know feel the same including my Democratic friends. Romney is likable more and more because he is a stand up guy with experience. Obama is nothing more than a mystery of lies and made up credentials. I would say most Americans I know despise Obama and lying borg-drones such as this airhead on CNN. More and More…..

  • Scum of the earth…please tell me you see the same thing?

  • Imagine the look on your face when you find out that the Romney campaigners are a bunch of liars too! Grow up, its a big f’ing con game.

    • Landscaper59

      Mike, no one in office is an angel. But we do know our current president makes the boob jimmy carter look good. Obama is a liar, a cheat and his house of cards are falling. His voter base are uninformed or on the gov dole. they have a reason to re-elect him as i have a reason to help sent him packing.

  • gilleysuited

    “Thy shall not bare false witness”

  • WordsFailMe

    Lies need to be punished not de-bunked. Punishment is not loosing an election.

    There must be consequences, public floggings, ostracism, branding with an “L” on the forehead or use of judicial and administrative power to suppress such behavior publicly and permanently.

    Adam Smith may be given absolution by the woman he abused but I can guarantee you than the woman’s husband will never feel similarly.

    A society can either take the bull by its horns or take the horn.

    • p m

      Let’s go with the law – tho’ a big fat L would be nice!
      As you say, losing the election won’t make these cretins go away.
      They get off too easy.

  • TheRedLeaf

    This is disgusting, the meaning of ‘media’ is now very different it seems. ‘Mouthpiece’ is the more proper term, not knowing anything or caring to know but following what you ‘think’ is right as a good enough reason is insanity. ‘Should be’, ‘has to be’, ‘must be the truth’, ‘Doesn’t matter I, I know whats right.’ are familiar words of not caring what garbage is said to the world as they believe the ends justifies the means. Both ends of the pipe are sewage, and there she is: spouting it.

  • CNN just set there and let this woman spew her inaccurate talking points–she should have been made to explain where all of the garbage came from–make he prove at least some of it–not just let her go on and on. This is why CNN is in the dump and sinking fast. And they are too pre-occupied with wiping Obama’s butt to see it.

  • warpmine

    Louis Renault moment.

  • “Well John, here are the facts. I don’t know the facts”…FULL STOP

  • FreeManWalking

    As RUSH pointed out today, by their logic, 0b0 is guilty of murdering Brian Terry.

    • p m

      Well, he is, by any logic, I think.

  • larrygrant876

    Here it is Romney, your bumper sticker: Barack Obama what have you accomplished “ever” and especially the last four years?
    or: Are you better off than you were four years ago, Well are you?

  • larrygrant876

    On a side note why is obama associated with so many freaks and wierdo’s? Honestly, seems none of them can give an interview without being nervous and edgy.

    • p m

      Misery loves company? They are a miserable, humour-free bunch.

  • GiantM

    Let’s just hope that the numbers who clearly see through this lie greatly out number those who believe it!

  • If Barack Obama gets cancer years after he loses this election, will the American people be guilty of murder?


    • kong1967

      He had plenty of time to get insurance at another job, too. It was his own fault he didn’t have insurance five years later.

      This reminds me of that commercial where a guy goes to a bar and ends up being hunted by Charlie Sheen with a bow and arrow. Soptic’s logic works like that commercial.

      Jim made me stub my toe because I leaped to avoid him. So I put a band-aid on it. Because of the band-aid I couldn’t feel the spider in my sock and I got bit. So I went to the emergency room. There I met the doctor’s wife. We had an affair. When the doctor found out he chased me down the street with a shotgun. He shot me in the leg. It was Jim’s fault I got shot in the leg.

  • racrocker

    Where is the “lie?” I read article 3 times….in “bold:” > I don’t know the facts….Are you saying that she is “lying” about knowing facts? Evidence?

    Andrea S. & Stephanie C. = “tie?”

    My opinion: A Superpac (Obama’s) side running an ad [that implies Romney holds responsibility for a worker’s plight of losing wife to cancer as well as his job…] would do well to be “repudiated” by Obama campaign for the cause of decency.

  • Obama has lied about his entire background and personal bio. Why do you think Bill Clinton said “this whole thing is a fairy tale” referring to Obama’s past and only shut up about it AFTER Bill’s good friend & Arkansas DNC chair was murdered? We don’t have a President. We have a punk that operates Chicago gang style using intimidation and character assignation techniques to get what they want.

    Obama’s history and REAL life story are revealed in this movie and in 2016 by Dinesh D’Souza. Please help it go viral by sharing and tweeting all over the net while we can. Obama is doing so badly in the polls…the real polls, that he’ll use his March Ex. Order to shut down the net soon and declare Martial Law. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-garrison/martial-law-under-another_b_1370819.html Time is of the essence. STAND UP. More false flags are coming including an attack on him to garner sympathy. Whatever the media tells you…..QUESTION IT. Do your own research. Watch the movie trailer here: http://www.teaparty.org/article.php?id=3999

  • Cut-her.

  • NCHokie02

    “I do think that most people think that if you’re CEO you’re still in charge.” Unless your the president right? Then your not in charge and it’s all any other reason but you.

    Romney needs to take this argument right back to Obama on his job. “Mr Obama if I was still running day to day operations because I had the title of CEO and any company that was closed under my tenure at Bain as CEO is my responsibility, then why is this economy and the jobless rate not your responsibility as President?”

    I obviously think that the POTUS should have very little if anything to do with the economy at all but Obama wants to keep inserting himself and the gov’t into it and screwing it up he can at least take some responsibility for it.

  • NCHokie02

    That press call is hilarious. Could Joe have not read in a more monotone voice?? Even the “now I’ll turn the call back over to Stephanie” was written in the piece.

  • bobemakk

    This administration gets away with everything short of murder. Lying to discredit Romney, this is ludicrous.

  • Eh2Zed

    Now it has been revealed, that ole Joe was offered a buyout package from Bain and he turned it down. He also intentionally didn’t place his wife on his new coverage at his new job.