Obama Adviser Gibbs Won’t Condemn Outrageous Ad, Says He Doesn’t Know Specifics

Posted by on Aug 08, 2012 at 8:27 am
Robert Gibbs Holds Daily Press Briefing

They’ve had this ad in the can for months and we’re supposed to believe Roberts Gibbs doesn’t know the details of it?

This is just not credible.

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Wednesday refused to condemn a controversial super-PAC ad featuring a steelworker who said he could not pay for his wife’s cancer treatments after his company was bought by Bain Capital, a private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, and closed.

Gibbs said he did “not know the specifics” of the story in the ad during a contentious interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and said the campaign had no control over the ad from pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA.

“This is an ad by an entity not controlled by the campaign. I certainly don’t know the specifics of this man’s case. I do think there is a lot of concern in the country about what happens when people lose their jobs, we know that when they lose their jobs, because of most of where people get their healthcare provided for is in their jobs, they do also lose their healthcare,” said Gibbs.

Pressed on the ad by others on the show’s panel, Gibbs said the video was highlighting voters’ real fears about healthcare and the economy.

It wasn’t highlighting anything. It was a disgusting smear not supported by any facts and it’s blown up in their faces. If voters have fears about the economy it’s doubtful they’ll be voting for his boss.

As to the notion the ad isn’t controlled by the Obama campaign is there anyone alive who actually believes that?

Gibbs goes on to express butthurt over a Romney ad pointing out Obama has gutted welfare reform. So an ad pointing out the truth is an outrage to Gibbs, but an ad accusing Romney of murder, well,  he just doesn’t know the details of.

Sure, Bob. Sure.

More: Even CNN’s Wolf Blitzer can see what a lowlife move this was by Team Obama, but his senior adviser doesn’t know the details.

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3 Responses to “Obama Adviser Gibbs Won’t Condemn Outrageous Ad, Says He Doesn’t Know Specifics”

  1. © Sponge on 8/08/12 at 12:12 pm

    Democrats are showing themselves as they really are: Vile, Despicable, Pathetic human beings.

    They don’t care about anything but power. Republicans have similar desires in power, but they’re not willing to openly lie, cheat and steal for it at all costs, mostly.

    Politicians suck, but Dems are just pure evil.

  2. rich b on 9/09/12 at 4:12 am

    We knew beforehand the campaign would be filthy. Now the only question is – how dirty are the dems gonna be. I put nothing past these sleazy douchebags.

    And now the sleaze and lies are all out in the open, I have a feeling the Omama peple have shot themselves in the foot. They’re preaching to the choir with their lies and slander and the only ones that the ads will influence are undecided voters. And they WON’T vote for Omama after this shit. Watch and see if this doesn’t backfire.

  3. RK on 9/09/12 at 12:00 pm

    Credible would be if you apply your super-PAC criticism universally, and call out Romney for what his super-PAC lies about.

    So, if this is not supported by facts, you must be calling
    Soptic a liar. And where are your facts for making that claim?