American Elephants

Priorities USA: “Olive.” Another Lying Ad. by The Elephant's Child

You wold think that after the Joe Soptic embarrassment that these Obama-PAC people would get their facts straight and maybe vet the stars of their ads.  First there was Joe Soptic who was trying to blame Mitt Romney for the job he lost two years after Mitt left Bain, and blame him for his wife’s death 6 years later. Then they came up with the alleged “Republican Women for Obama” who turned out to be hardcore Democrats. So now they found  Olive Chase, a “small business owner” in Massachusetts. She is a registered independent, voted for Romney in 2002 when he won the governorship of Massachusetts, and claims she gave money to his campaign.  Ten years later, she is no longer a supporter.

“Governor Romney cares about big business; he cares about tax cuts for wealthy people, and I certainly do not believe he cares about my hardworking employees,” Chase says in the ad.”I feel like I was duped by Mitt Romney.”  Ooops!

Olive is more than a small business owner. In 2007, aside from four Casual Gourmet locations, an upscale cafe at Cape Cod Hospital and clubhouses at the Sandwich Hollows and Captains Gold Course in Brewster, off premise catering is the mainstay of the business.  It’s grown to include company outings, glittery fundraising events, cocktail parties, and funerals and their list of clients reads like a “Who’s Who” of the area and beyond.

She may have felt “duped” by Gov. Romney, but her business boomed during his term. The ad says that job creation “fell” to 47th under Romney. The year before he took office it was 50th. It climbed from 47th to 28th in his final year. It averaged 47th for the whole of his term, but it was improving, not declining.

Today Olive has four food service contracts.  Cape Cod Health Care is my largest client. We’re known mostly for our off-premise catering. We do 75 to 100 weddings each year.  I write 90 percent of the menus and design the events.  We’re the largest caterer on Cape Cod and one of the largest in Southeast Massachusetts. …I don’t like to quote figures, but we do about $3,000,000 a year in catering.

I believe Obama put the dividing line for “millionaires and billionaires at just $250,000. Certainly Olive seems to fit in the millionaire and billionaire class, and apparently prospered under Gov. Romney. Just who”duped” whom?

The progressives at this Super-PAC, like their candidate, don’t do their homework.

(h/t: Ace of Spades)

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