That leaves our president with only one strategy to defeat Romney; he must create an image of a man who is nothing more than a greedy business tycoon who destroys everything in his pathway to make the almighty dollar. There's only one problem though: he has to lie to create that image. And that is exactly what he continues to do.
The latest is a video of a man who claims that his wife died from cancer because Romney came in and destroyed the man's livelihood and took away his health insurance. Only one problem -- it's a heap of lies. But, Obama doesn't care. The crooked media will be silent on that angle of the story, and the damage to Romney's character will be be achieved.
Read from Hot Air:
CNN: Wife of steelworker in new Obama Super PAC ad still had job and health insurance after he lost his
I wonder if Bill Burton and crew knew about this and greenlit the smear anyway or if they didn’t care enough to even find out. Why would they? The point of calling Romney a murderer is to keep him on the defensive; the more ridiculous the charge is, the more media/online oxygen it sucks up and the less air there is for Mitt’s own attacks on O to breathe. They tried a straightforward offensive against Romney’s complex private equity record a few months ago but the results were inconclusive. Now they’re trying again with a bolder, simpler narrative: Romney’s layoffs literally killed people. If you’re a low-information voter who pays attention to this stuff in bits and pieces, a story you’re half-listening to about a rich guy and a steelworker and a plant closing and a young wife tragically dying from cancer sounds really bad, even if it’s a gross smear. In fact, the grosser the smear, the more compelling the half-listened-to story seems. Right, Harry?
Question: Knowing what we know now about the timeline of all this, what’s left of the accusation in the original smear ad? What is it, precisely, that Bain is being faulted for doing or not doing? They shouldn’t have closed down the plant because … it was unfair to expect the workers who were laid off to ever find new jobs with insurance? It was negligent not to predict that some workers’ wives might get laid off too and wouldn’t find a new job for years before they became ill? There appears to be no actual policy or business critique here. It’s just a string of events spread over five whole years, with certain key data omitted, and you’re supposed to infer causation without really being told why or how. This is what the Unicorn Prince has come to after promising four years ago to heal America or whatever. Perfect.