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Patton: Lies, Filthy Lies and Obama Lies

By Doug Patton

If the Obama re-election campaign has not yet made you feel like you want to take a shower, then you are either not paying attention or you have an incredible tolerance for lies. Make no mistake, Obama, the Democrats in Congress and the party's celebrity-funded Super PACs will do whatever is necessary to hold on to the power they feel slipping through their fingers. And that includes outright lies.

Not mistakes. Not distortions. Not factual errors. Not mendacities. Lies!

Democrat Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate and lied through his smirking teeth about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "The word it out that he hasn't paid taxes in a decade," Reid said in that smarmy voice of his. He offered no proof of this scurrilous allegation, and when challenged on it he simply shrugged and said someone told him.

The latest filth to come oozing out of the president's re-election mud hole is a television commercial being run by Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC run by former administration mouthpiece Bill Burton and defended by another former administration mouthpiece, Robert Gibbs, who now works for the campaign (but they don't coordinate, because that would be wrong).

The ad is running in Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida, and on the Internet. It depicts former steelworker Joe Soptic earnestly speaking into the camera about how he lost his job after GST Steel closed its doors in 2001. Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly run by Romney, was part of a group that had taken over the Kansas City area steel company. Soptic blames Romney, not only for the loss of his job, but also the loss of his wife, who subsequently died of cancer.

"When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant," Soptic tells us, "I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that my wife became ill. I don't know how long she was sick, and I think maybe she didn't say anything because she knew that we couldn't afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia, and that's when they found the cancer, and by then it was stage four. It was...there was nothing they could do for her, and she passed away in 22 days. I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done to anyone, and furthermore I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned."

The Washington Post gave the ad four Pinocchios, the same rating they gave Reid's comments on the Senate floor. It seems the Obama slime machine conveniently overlooked a few little factoids: 1) of the $75 million put into the original 1993 deal by several investors, Bain Capital put in a mere $8 million; 2) Romney left Bain Capital in 1999, a full two years before the GST plant was closed; 3) Mrs. Soptic had health insurance through her own employer after her husband lost his job; and 4) she did not die until 2006, five years after the closure of GST Steel.

In the midst of all the lies being told by Barack Obama and his minions, here is the unvarnished truth about health care. If you remember nothing else, remember this. No employer or insurance company can tell you that you cannot have a medical procedure. They may not cover it and that may be a hardship. You might have to mortgage your home or take on some other form of financial burden. You might have to turn to a charity or work out some sort of payment plan. But in the United States of America, no one can dictate that you cannot have health care.

However, when the federal government takes over our health care system — and that is the ultimate goal of Obamacare — they will be the only game in town. No competition and therefore no place else to turn. They will send you home with an aspirin and an excuse: you're too old; you're too sick; you're too whatever. It happens everywhere government-run health care is the law of the land.

It is not the Mitt Romneys of the world who kill sick people. It is the Barack Obamas. Don't buy their lies.

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© 2012 by Doug Patton, Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself much more often than not. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to email him with their pithy comments at dpatton@cagle.com. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns are syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. For info on using his column at your publication or website, please email Cari Dawson Bartley at cari@cagle.com.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 9, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    “A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.”
    Mark Twain

    Obama and his illigitimate minions care not how many times their lies go around the world. They just care that they don’t get found out until AFTER the election. They care not how such lies divide this formerly United nation and United States who used to dwell united in universal Constitutional truths. This is why they so hate the American Constitution and must corrupt its meaning at every turn, because the vapidness of their lies that dwell within their socialist ideology, evaporate in the presence of the heat and the light of those Constitutional truths. This is what makes them and their ideology of socialism illegitimate and unfit to rule over a nation of free men whose minds they seek to capture and enslave with their lies.

    “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Enter Obama, Pelosi and Reid who themselves have become captive of their own lies, which defines them as unfit to lead a nation of Amerian Exceptionalism, born in the truths handed down to us from the very hand of Providence itself. America is reawakening to those universal truths and coming home to them. We will succeed as a nation NOT because of the liberal lies and decptions of socialism, but in spite of them.

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  2. nancyjComment by nancyj
    August 9, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    It must be very hard to keep track of the lies when there are so many and your entire life has been a lie.
    We must do everything we can to remove this bunch from office before we have lost everything so many generations have worked and died for.
    That list includes Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, and Ben Bernanke. I wouldn’t be surprised if down the road we find out that it was an enormous conspiracy.

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  3. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    August 9, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Obama’s close campaign adviser Stephanie Cutter is on record having the very same conversation with old Joe on the telephone about this disgusting,appauling, preposterous, repulsive, insulting, shocking, innacurate, misleading, despicable, atrocious, despicable, deplorable Obama pac ad, which links it directly to the Obama campaign and is against federal law. Heard the tape on Hannity last night. Joe also made an ad for Obama in May. Wonder how much money the bitter old man got to betray his wife’s memory.

    Cesspool politics are perfect examples of who and what obama and the democrats are.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 9, 2012 @ 11:58 am

      “By a lie, a man…annihilates his dignity as a man.”
      Immanuel Kant

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  4. jayleighComment by jayleigh
    August 9, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    So, if Harry has proof that Romney hasn’t paid taxes, why doesn’t he alert the IRS? That is such a blatant bit of nonsense it is embarrassing to think this man is in power. My son lives in Nevada and he said he can’t figure out how Reid was re-elected because he didn’t know anyone who voted for him, but he did know of massive election fraud in Nevada – dead people voting, people voting more than once in different precincts, and heavy ACORN activity registering illegal aliens and giving them voter ID cards. i know for a fact that illegals voted in my state because a person with a green card told me that ACORN told her it was legal for her to vote in 2008 because she had a green card – ACORN actively sought out legal aliens and lied to them, gave them voter registration cards, and told them that because they were taking the citizenship classes, they were eligible to vote in that election. As long as ACORN is still in biz, we’ll have voter fraud without valid voter identification. When i went to vote this spring, i offered to show my ID, but the registrar thought that was funny and said i didn’t need to do that. Now, i live in a small town, but i haven’t lived here all my life, and i didn’t know that election worker and i’m sure she had no idea who i was before i gave my name! Reid is a criminal, the whole Obama administration is as crooked as our illegal POTUS!

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 10, 2012 @ 10:10 am

      did ACORN also tell the green card lady WHO to vote for? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. bet it would shock the daylights out of them if some of their “voters” had voted McCain…

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  5. jayleighComment by jayleigh
    August 9, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    By voter registration card ID, i think they should be photo IDs made at the voter registrar’s office in each county, just like the driver’s licenses are – that way, if the person with the voter ID card didn’t match the photo on the card, there wouldn’t be fraud. In order to get a voter ID, a valid birth certificate or naturalization papers would have to be presented. That wouldn’t exclude anyone because a B.C. is easy to obtain, and naturalization papers need to be kept safe after the ceremony. It would only “discriminate” against illegal voters. A $5 charge for the photo card would not be prohibitive, but if someone really lives at poverty level, then they should be able to apply for free IDs from their election board so that no one could claim that the cost for a family living at poverty would be prohibitive. It isn’t a poll tax, it would just cover the cost of the photo ID. And, all election officials should check the IDs whether in a small town where they think they know everyone or not!

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  6. noveldogComment by noveldog
    August 9, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I wonder who is in charge of the Lie Manufacturing Department with the Democratic Party? They are bound to have one. I wonder how much they pay? Do they have insurance? Do they have a retirement plan? I need to contact my Representative and see if he/she can locate their Head Quarters. If any of you should know please keep us informed. There are a lot of unemployed folks who probably can lie with the best of them and they may want to apply for a position there. Thanks, WH.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      August 9, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

      Would you believe Goebbels?

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 9, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    This has to be the dirtiest political campaign for President I have seen in my life and is an example of how much our culture has changed over the last 50 years. The days of showing respect for each other and a campaign based on which candidate is best qualified for the Presidency has been replaced by political ads using distorted facts or lies all aimed at character assassination.

    The Obama campaign is setting the new “low bar” for political ads, which has now created in our culture a new political term called “gutter politics”. Dingy Harry is doing his part as he has invented and introduced on the Senate floor a lie that Romney has not paid taxes in ten years. He cannot identify the name of his source for this revelation and has challenged Romney to give up his taxes for ten years to prove him wrong. So, state a lie, knowing up front it is a lie, to embarrass Romney but also knowing that he has nothing to lose, because Reid already has a reputation of being a political hack (Dingy Harry).

    The latest political ad against Romney strongly suggests that he had something to do with the death of a former steel worker’s wife who died of cancer 6 years after Romney left Bain Capital. The ad is full of mistakes and out and out lies but the Obama campaign is letting it run. It is disgusting and the President should be appalled and disgusted himself and make them drop the ad, but he won’t because this is standard strategy for the Alinsky students of which Obama is a model student.

    The American people are getting a good look at two candidates for President that could not be more different.

    Obama is a pure politician who knows nothing else but politics (never held a real job) and is the leader of the far left liberal/ socialist/ Marxist activists in our country that want to transform America into a socialist state run by a huge federal bureaucracy. Obama’s vision for the country is centered around government as the focus, and our private sector (both companies and citizens) must succumb to the will of the “nanny state” government that will dictate how we live our lives.

    Mitt Romney is on the opposite side of this vision. Mitt has extensive private and public executive management experience having created and run Bain Capital for 15 years and served as the Governor of Massachusetts for one term. He is a self made multi-millionaire who is a perfect example of one version of the American dream. He wants to save our country from becoming a socialist state and stop this from happening by first turning around this disasterous economic mess the Obama administration has failed miserably to get under control. Romney believes in American exceptionalism and that our country, if organized properly and focused on the things that have made us great in the past, can recover and return to full employment and less dependence on the federal government.

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  8. bna42Comment by bna42
    August 9, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    The way to put a stop of all these lies is for the people to give the Republicans a landslide victory across the board in November, making sure that it is expressed in every exit poll that the outrageous lies put out by the Obama campaign and Harry Reid are the reason. Until people start holding these sleazy politicians accountable, nothing is going to change.

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  9. billy396Comment by billy396
    August 9, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I have a large number of booklets titled ’69 Obama Lies’. I give them out to people that I know are already left-leaning. I asked a woman at work if she wanted to know the truth, trying to give her a copy. Her response: “You know, I don’t hardly even have time to watch my shows. All I want to do is work and get my paycheck.” The truth is, so many of these people are completely disconnected, completely soaked into the union/demoRat lie machine, that they don’t even want to know the truth. This is the first generation that doesn’t care if their children have it better than they did. These idiots would actively vote for the pink unicorn crowd, cutting their own throats, rather than take the time to learn the factual truth. I offer people the objective, irrefutable facts, and they look at me with a blank stare, as if to say “How dare you disturb my ignorance?” I’m literally at wit’s end. I don’t have children of my own, but I’m a proud American citizen who recognizes that this is the most important election in the history of our country. How do you wake up someone who evidently doesn’t care?

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  10. effwingerComment by effwinger
    August 9, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Distractions, nothing but distractions. I want to see the Kenyan squatter’s college transcripts. No one remembers seeing the academic stud at Columbia. I want to know what he got for grades, and how he qualified for the scholarships. I also want him to explain how he managed to get his SS card at 15, living in Hawaii and the number issued from Connecticut. Dingy Harry, I want to see YOUR tax returns too. We need to flush and scrub this toilet of an administration, disinfect the White House, charge and prosecute all involved, from ballot cheating, to fast and furious. Traitors, ALL!

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      August 9, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

      Do you mean his very own Schutzstaffel card because that what I watched him call for in his July 2008 speech in Denver “with funding equivalent to that of the US Army”. That speech, which was available on Utube, was when I realized we stupid Americans had a Hitler running for president and being pushed into office by our media.

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  11. KEN RANDALLComment by KEN RANDALL
    August 9, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    As long as they want to sling mud, let’s have a little fun!
    There is a YOUTUBE video on the Internet in which a man named Larry Sinclair claims to have used cocaine and had gay sex with Obama in 1999. If Harry Reid can used unnamed sources, if their SuperPac can release outright lies, then why not let this loose? The best way to fight fire is with a flame thrower.

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  12. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 9, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    These Obama ads are disgusting lies. Over 31 steel plants closed during the time that the GST plant went south due to the unions over inflated wags, benefits and pensions. Because of this we could not compete with China who now owns #1 in steel manufacturing. Bain only invested a portion of the overall millions by investors to acquire GST and kept the plant alive for 8 years before it closed down. The previous owner was going to shut the plant down if there was not any buyers.

    Note: The same guy who was a pawn in that ad yarn also appeared in a previous Obama ad. His wife had her own insurance when he lost his job. What a lying cockroach!

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      August 9, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

      I understand that the CUI (cockroaches united international)has filed a lawsuit about this comparison.

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  13. mcoryComment by mcory
    August 9, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Unfotunately, many Americans buy the lies. As long as the lie is on the nightly news or commercials then it is the truth. That is why in many polls Obama and Romney are neck and neck.

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  14. msbetzComment by msbetz
    August 9, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Both the Republicans and Democrats are outrageous deceivers, if not, then why is Obama still in office when he could have been removed many times over by now for illegal and unconstitutional acts. Americans are awaking to the fact that Republicans are in agreement with the laws and Democratic precedents that Obama has put into political reality. Both parties know that if they can just get through the elections in November, all those atrocities will stand in law and they can both celebrate no matter which of “their” representatives win.
    The 2 party system has gone amok; no longer representing anybody but themselves over and over, leaving all “notions” of a Republic in the disgusting garbage heap of lies, deception, theft and stealth.
    HIGH TREASON: The crime of betraying one’s country.

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    • celtwarriorComment by celtwarrior
      August 10, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

      Finally!’msbetz’ got it right; there is NO difference in the parties and has not been for decades. The problem is with the ignorance of you people and your ostrich mentality. The Declaration of Independence says it is the people’s DUTY to ABOLISH the govt when it becomes tyrannical. There is ONE SOLUTION to throw all politicians off our backs permanently.
      SECESSION and NOW!

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  15. EllenComment by Ellen
    August 10, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    If Obama gets in again Michelle will have to abandon her $600. jackets for a Burka and she might have to toss the thousands of dollars for the many wigs.

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