Oh it's just getting weird now. While the Romney campaign seems to be tearing itself apart with repeated gaffs flubs and outright lies this time the campaign is in trouble for… Get this… Telling the truth!!!!
With attack ads furiously flying across the our televisions with such frequency I sometimes lose track of who's spot belongs to whom an Obama ad has caused his Republican opponents team to come unglued.
After seeing the Obama clip in question I personally don't think it's a particularly honest ad but apparently that is not a standard either of the parties care much about at this point.
In the ad, by Priorities USA Pac, a man recounts that after Mitt Romney's former company Bain closed the plant where he worked he lost his health care. This in turn led to his not being able to afford his wife's cancer treatments who he says in just 22 days.
Here is that ad…
After the ad aired the lamestream media was thrown into a tizzy.
Mika Brzezinski (usually a moderate) says: "It's a low blow."
Joe Scarborough seethed: "Are you really making me explain the difference between a policy debate and a question that suggests that a candidate for president of the United States killed his wife?… Are you serious? Are you making me do this?"
Perter Hohnson Jr. A Fox News legal analyst asserted: "What we're seeing is a really morally bankrupt charge of murder".
Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said "President Obama and his campaign are willing to say and do anything to hide the President's disappointing record. But they're not entitled to repeatedly mislead voters,"
That was just in the morning. The afternoon was when things really got out of hand. This is when Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul took to the airways to nullify the content of the ad by saying of the man and his dead wife: "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care."
I guess she meant that if only the poor man's dead wife had the sense to have been in Massachusetts when she contracted cancer she would still be alive today.
This point was all but lost to the right wing, conservative talking heads whose talking heads just about blew off their collective shoulders!
Red State founder Erick Erickson wrote: "OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election. Wow." “Mark the day the Romney campaign died,” and “Consider the scab picked, the wound opened, and the distrust trickling out again,” (ewww)
Rush Limbaugh gurgled: "I don’t know the people at the Romney campaign but I’m gonna tell you…your candidate is accused of killing a woman because … this isn’t about health insurance! They’re out there saying that your guy killed this woman! and your answer is well she’d of had health insurance if she lived in Massachusetts". Rush then concluded that "Andrea Saul's appearance on Fox was a potential gold mine for Obama."
Ann Coulter then dropped by Fox News' Sean Hannity and went ballistic on Saul saying: "Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney — and I mean the big donors — ought to call Mitt Romney and say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime. Because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has to respond to this by citing health care in Massachusetts.". Coulter later continued her screed by saying: There’s no point in you doing your show, there’s no point in us going to the convention and pushing for this man if he’s employing morons like this. This ad is the turning point, and she has nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. She should be off the campaign.”
This all leads me to one very sad conclusion. The one decent bit of legislature passed by Mitt Romney has been rendered untouchable and unmentionable by him or his campaign. It has become the thing that must not be named due to his caving into the extreme right of his party by claiming the mantle of the man that will do away with Obamacare (Which we all know is really Romneycare). It would be like having to disown your favorite child because the villagers want to kill it with their pitchforks and torches.
Healthcare reform in Massachusetts, in my opinion, was maybe the only good thing Romney's had ever done. Now he has to keep it locked up in the basement of his mega-mansion lest his wingnut, tea party constituents catch a glimpse of the hideous monster known as Romney's CommonwealthCare in Massachusetts.