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(Daily Kos)   RomneyBot 2.0 hits programming glitch, accidentally tells truth: "If I release my tax returns, I am completely farked"   (dailykos.com) divider line 366
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2012-07-19 12:20:39 PM  
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torr5962: I think it's safer to say he has probably used loopholes to save on taxes and if this is made public the Democrats will point to it and use it to fit into their narrative of"Rich people get all the breaks".


That definitely isn't it. He used plenty of those tricks in the return he did release and already said he paid taxes that were owed but not a penny more. That criticism has come and gone.

I wish Obama was more of a moderate Democrat, because I would probably vote for him. I truly think Romney will be the moderate in this race, and will look a lot like Clinton in 98 and 99. Remember, this is the guy who the far right didnt want to touch with a ten foot pole. We need a moderate. This guy will not be Bush.

Obama is a rightest Democrat. He's to the right of Clinton in most things. Romney is also going to play moderate but he will undoubtedly be another Bush. His economic and foreign policy advisors are the same ones Bush used. Romney doesn't seem to have any strong ideology and will likely defer to them in most cases.
 
2012-07-19 12:26:28 PM  

torr5962: We need a moderate. This guy will not be Bush.



Epitaph for the GOP?
 
2012-07-19 12:29:52 PM  

xanadian: Wouldn't it be ironic if he ended up contributing to groups like the ACLU.


Or PP. That'd be a campaign killer.
 
2012-07-19 12:53:40 PM  

incendi: xanadian: Wouldn't it be ironic if he ended up contributing to groups like the ACLU.

Or PP. That'd be a campaign killer.


Nope.
 
2012-07-19 12:59:24 PM  
poot_rootbeer

I dunno, having one of the two major candidates drop out in the middle of the race forcing his party to find a replacement could make for some pretty compelling news-ertainment.

Remember when Bob Torricelli dropped out late in the 2002 Senate race because he was about to be indicted on federal corruption charges, and the Democratic Party swapped in then-retired senator emeritus Frank Lautenberg who beat Torricelli's challenger handily?

/probably not unless you lived in NJ then.


ONLY in NJ could this have happened. Now we cant get Lautenberg out unless he croaks. He refused to step aside for members of his own party (Rob Andrews).
 
2012-07-19 12:59:34 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Nope.


Well, I meant since the Great Flip Flop he executed when he decided to run for office in front of a larger audience. But it is amusing how blatant his pandering is.
 
2012-07-19 01:22:20 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: incendi: xanadian: Wouldn't it be ironic if he ended up contributing to groups like the ACLU.

Or PP. That'd be a campaign killer.

Nope.


Oh. Wow.

I wonder if it's shiat like this that the Obama camp knows about, and they'll use it to DESTROY support from his base?
 
2012-07-19 01:26:12 PM  

xanadian: Oh. Wow.

I wonder if it's shiat like this that the Obama camp knows about, and they'll use it to DESTROY support from his base?


Naw, that's all waved away because he had a change of heart, just like Bush's youthful indiscretions were because he was born again.

Now, if it came out that he was donating to them more recently, then it might be useful as a line of attack.
 
2012-07-19 01:29:02 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Wyalt Derp: I'd quite like to see a graphic representing "Years in which President Obama and Mitt Romney have released their birth certificates".

[dtdstudios.com image 843x403]


I'm so falling in love with you.....
 
2012-07-19 02:12:22 PM  

Pincy: Very interesting. So even when he releases a years worth of returns he doesn't really release a years worth of returns. I hope all the Teabaggers are happy with Romney's version of transparency if he god forbid reaches the White House.


Teabaggers (hell, all republicans for that matter) are nothing but a bunch of spineless pussies who will do exactly as they're told. just like usual. They know who their betters are.
 
2012-07-19 05:21:26 PM  
Perhaps completely img.fark.neted....
 
2012-07-20 05:36:40 AM  
The only people who give a crap about seeing his tax returns are the people who are not going to vote for him ayway. Unless he did something illegal, I don't really care. He's rich. I'm not. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. I was born in a house that had holes in the walls and the cold winter weather blew through it.

This is really getting petty and old.
 
2012-07-20 05:52:04 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: The only people who give a crap about seeing his tax returns are the people who are not going to vote for him ayway. Unless he did something illegal, I don't really care. He's rich. I'm not. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. I was born in a house that had holes in the walls and the cold winter weather blew through it.

This is really getting petty and old.


Actually, one would think that the people who were going to vote for him would like to know if he's a tax cheat, a tax skirt, an outsourcer, etc. This isn't a love affair rumor. This hits at the core of his entire platform (if he even has one). Just because you may have been bitten by the everything's-the-same bug doesn't mean everybody else has. The only thing getting petty and old is the Romney campaign.
 
2012-07-20 08:59:30 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: The only people who give a crap about seeing his tax returns are the people who are not going to vote for him ayway. Unless he did something illegal, I don't really care. He's rich. I'm not. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. I was born in a house that had holes in the walls and the cold winter weather blew through it.

This is really getting petty and old.


Now that the Cock Bros, Adelson and others have made a mockery of democracy in Wisconsin and other states, not to mention the tens of millions they've spent trying to destabilize the country to get rid of the black guy in the White House, you're sick and tired of hard ball politics, eh?

Is that it? Really? REALLY?

You know what? TOO FARKING BAD! That's what.
 
2012-07-21 02:24:28 AM  

thamike: Bigdogdaddy: The only people who give a crap about seeing his tax returns are the people who are not going to vote for him ayway. Unless he did something illegal, I don't really care. He's rich. I'm not. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. I was born in a house that had holes in the walls and the cold winter weather blew through it.

This is really getting petty and old.

Actually, one would think that the people who were going to vote for him would like to know if he's a tax cheat, a tax skirt, an outsourcer, etc. This isn't a love affair rumor. This hits at the core of his entire platform (if he even has one). Just because you may have been bitten by the everything's-the-same bug doesn't mean everybody else has. The only thing getting petty and old is the Romney campaign.


My point is (respectfully) is if tomorrow he released his tax returns and you could see that took only legal deductions, had no money in foreign account ever, had put all of his money in a blind trust and knew nothing of who was doing what with it and was not any part of Bain Capital when he said he was no longer connected, paid 60% income tax it is highly unlikely you would vote for him because you have made up your mind as pretty much ever American has that gives a crap.

You are from a largely democratic area which will go to the democratic party and I live in a red state who will most definitely go to Rmoney. The only people who will make a difference is the swing states.
 
2012-07-21 07:56:36 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: My point is (respectfully) is if tomorrow he released his tax returns and you could see that took only legal deductions, had no money in foreign account ever, had put all of his money in a blind trust and knew nothing of who was doing what with it and was not any part of Bain Capital when he said he was no longer connected, paid 60% income tax it is highly unlikely you would vote for him because you have made up your mind as pretty much ever American has that gives a crap.

You are from a largely democratic area which will go to the democratic party and I live in a red state who will most definitely go to Rmoney. The only people who will make a difference is the swing states.


I wouldn't change my mind, because I am very pleased with President Obama. Even if I was one of these inexplicably undecided voters, Romney has a hell of a lot more going against him than just his sleazy behavior about his finances. And I do live in a swing state--Virginia. Which wasn't a swing state until Obama showed up. The thing is, some people aren't pleased with Obama, but still don't know much about Romney. If his finances are squeaky clean (they probably aren't) that would be the thing to get some votes from the independents. He might even lose moderate Republicans if it turns out he's hiding some serious dirt.
You can even forget about which way people are voting. His hiding of his finances is important, and the voters' questions are important. The birth certificate fiasco is old and petty, but this is entirely different.
 
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