Buzz Ballad: The Ballad of Joe Soptic

The laid-off Joe Soptic says Romney's to thank

For his wife's cancer death and his debts at the bank

But the skeptics sensed Soptic's sob story was rank

And threw Soptic's sob story into the septic tank 

Joe was a steel man with a job at the mill

And made for himself a good living

But when hard times came the steel jobs were killed

And Joe Soptic's most unforgiving

The laid-off Joe Soptic says Romney's to thank

For his wife's cancer death and his debts at the bank

But the skeptics sensed Soptic's sob story was rank

And threw Soptic's sob story into the septic tank 

The mill where Soptic worked went right down the drain

And though Bain tried to turn it around

You can't run a business with more loss than gain

So unemployed Joe himself found

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Five years later, sadly, doctors found Joe's wife

Was suffering from cancer's late stages

Right after diagnosis, she lost her life

And Joe felt that this was outrageous

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Joe set about looking for someone to blame

For the fact that his wife had to go

And decided it had all been the fault of Bain

And Mitt Romney, once Bain's CEO

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Yes, Soptic blamed Romney, though Romney had left

Bain long before Joe's plant was shuttered

A brief look shows that Joe's story is quite bereft

Of any truth in what he uttered

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Joe Soptic says his wife was uninsured

And that's what left her in a pickle

He could have put her on his plan, but demurred

In order to save a few nickels

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But Obama's campaign, with a record of fail

Decided to smear their opponent

And used Soptic's fabricated fairy tale

In hope that they could seize the moment

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Yes, Obama's campaign has worked hard to retail

A story which they knew was truthless

But, when you must run on a record of fail

You see no downside to being ruthless

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One can---perhaps---pity Soptic for his lies

When he said Romney was to blame

But honest Americans all should despise

How Obama attacked Romney's name 

The laid-off Joe Soptic says Romney's to thank

For his wife's cancer death and his debts at the bank

But the skeptics sensed Soptic's sob story was rank

And threw Soptic's sob story into the septic tank