DNC Chair Uses Her Cancer To Accuse Romney Of 'Toying With Real People's Lives' In Fundraising Pitch

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | October 9, 2012 | 3:15 PM EDT

In a fundraising e-mail today, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that, “as a cancer survivor,” she finds Mitt Romney’s “say anything dishonesty” about his health care plan “personally offensive.”

In her signed e-mail, the DNC chair takes issue with a claim Romney made during last week’s presidential debate (emphasis added):

“This Is Personally Offensive” (E-Mail Subject Line)

“At the debate, Mitt Romney looked the American public in the eye and said: ‘I do have a plan that deals with people with pre-existing conditions. That's part of my health care plan.’

“His campaign quietly admitted afterwards that, no, it is not, in fact, a part of his health care plan,” Wasserman Schultz says, without providing documentation of the Romney campaign’s admission of guilt.

As a breast cancer survivor and someone living with a pre-existing condition, this statement was more personally offensive than any of his repeated promises to repeal Obamacare. This kind of say-anything dishonesty is typical from Mitt Romney and the Republicans,” she says.

Wasserman Shultz goes on to accuse Romney of making “empty, dishonest promises” that are “toying with people’s lives”:

“When the other side makes empty, dishonest promises like this one, it's not only the worst kind of politics, it's toying with real people's lives.

As a cancer survivor, I know just how much we used to be at the mercy of insurance providers. Obamacare protects us from unfair practices like lifetime caps on your coverage, denial of coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and being dropped from your policy exactly when you need it most. Mitt Romney will take that all away -- but when he's asked point-blank about it, he won't admit it.

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