Obama camp acknowledges knowing man's story...Liars all?

Space Invader 2012/08/09 21:11:59
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Obama campaign
spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the campaign was no
longer pleading ignorance about the story of a man who has appeared in
both a super PAC ad and a campaign ad.

"No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads. He was on a
conference call telling his story," Psaki told reporters on Air Force

Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic starred in an Obama campaign ad and participated in a conference call with the campaign in May, as POLITICO reported Wednesday. He resurfaced this week in a Priorities USA Action super PAC ad, charging that his wife died of cancer after Mitt Romney's former private equity firm laid him off.

Distancing themselves from the controversial ad, Obama campaign
staffers initially denied knowledge of Soptic's story — despite the fact
that he was in an Obama campaign ad.

Adviser Robert Gibbs said didn’t know "specifics," while deputy
campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts
about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health

And yesterday on Air Force One, Psaki said, "we don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family."

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  • schjaz 2012/08/10 18:18:17
    Liars all
    They will use any means necessary to get a vote....they love treating the American public like we are stupid. In reality, THEY are the ones that look stupid.
    You know the guy with the big mouth talking about this and that like he is an expert on everything and acts like everybody is with him and believes his bs. Meanwhile, everyone is looking at each other and rolling their eyes.
  • Mr Chin 2012/08/09 21:36:34
    Liars all
    Mr Chin
    But will Obama himself admit to the lies. Doubtful.
    obama two heads
  • Dale 2012/08/09 21:32:04
    If not down-right liars, certainly very, very economical with the truth. And the denials of knowing Joe Septic, no wait, that's Soptic, have come back to bite each and everyone in the ass. Not hard enough, but bitten none-the-less.
  • draconiaregina 2012/08/09 21:30:31
    Liars all
    And the sad thing is, there will be sheeple out there who will embrace this spew as gospel truth. facepalm
  • gryphon1 2012/08/09 21:29:29
    None of the above
    They are all just political opportunists without the common sense to come in out of the rain.
  • Space Invader 2012/08/09 21:16:07
    Tell 'em all to GTH!
    Space Invader
    And now SodaHead Libs;Cons; Libertarians;Agnostics and Atheists; and all the rest.
    The President of the United States allowed an ad; knowing it was false and damaging; to go out; and try to hurt another US Citizen..INTENTIONALLY!
    This is the person who wants to be re-elected.........

    We don't need this; anymore...ever.
  • Dale Space I... 2012/08/09 21:33:09
    To bad I can only rave once.

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