In defense of the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA, they probably would have pulled the Joe Soptic ad and replaced it with what they had planned next, but those dicks at The Onion beat them to it.
From the Washington Times:
Supporters of President Obama refused Thursday to pull a TV ad suggesting that Republican Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer, a commercial that is raising questions about suspected coordination between the Obama campaign and an advocacy group founded by a former White House staffer.
“You know, in the past when somebody pointed out that something was inaccurate, campaigns … pulled the ad; they were embarrassed,” Mr. Romney said Thursday on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show. “Today, they just blast ahead.”
But officials at Priorities USA, a super PAC founded by former White House spokesman Bill Burton, showed no signs of canceling the advertisement, which began airing this week. Even some Democrats said the ad crossed the line into the realm of the underhanded with its strong inference that Mr. Romney has a dead woman’s blood on his hands.
The ad features steelworker Joe Soptic, who lost his job and health care benefits after Mr. Romney’s Bain Capital closed a steel plant in Kansas City, Mo., in 2001. He describes how his wife developed cancer and died and implies that her death was Mr. Romney’s fault.
Nobody expected an entity supported with a million dollars of Bill Maher’s money to ooze class, did they? They’ll keep running that ad, even though the Dems are going to make sure its star, Joe Soptic, remains harder to find than Bonnie Grape’s G-spot.
Sadly, the collective shamelessness on display this week is just an understated preview of coming attractions.