It’s a goddamn Mittastrophe
In the ad, a guy named Joe Soptic blames Romney for the death of his wife. Joe had a job, Bain Capital waltzed in and did what Bain Capital does, Joe lost his job, he and his family lost health insurance, his wife got cancer, and she died.
Wingnuts are screaming about the ad, claiming that it is a vicious smear because it calls Romney a murderer, and it’s bullshit because there’s no way to know that the woman wouldn’t have died even if Bain had never entered the picture and laid everybody off, so what the fuck, man.
The right had a nice little narrative going until, like clockwork, the Romney campaign opened its mouth, and in so doing, shot itself in the dick.
Here’s what happened:
In an interview on FoxNews, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul forgot to hate Obamacare and anything that smells like Obamacare with all of her might, and pointed out that if the Soptics lived in Massachusetts they’d have healthcare thanks to Romneycare. It’s like she forgot that Obamneycare is socialism, is of the devil, and must not ever be named:
A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Wednesday 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. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.”
In total disregard for Republicans’ effort to pretend that Romneycare is totally not the basis for Obamacare, you guys, Andrea Saul drew back the Obamacare curtain and revealed a naked shivering Romney to be The Man behind that curtain.
[full post at ABLC]