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2012-07-20 11:58:53 PM  

spongeboob: What exactly does the right wing think is in Obama's college Transcripts that they keep bringing them up?

Socialism 101
Where all the white women at seminar
World religions that are not Christianity


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They want college transcripts because all black people get bad grades in college, and for him to pretend otherwise is disgusting. Stop being a sheep.
 
2012-07-21 12:01:35 AM  

teeny: My inlaws will still think he's better than Obama (who is the product of a gang rape involving satan, hitler, pennywise the clown and Nancy Pelosi).


At this point you'd really have to believe that to actually support Romney.
 
2012-07-21 12:02:05 AM  

phalamir: Umm, most candidates since 68 have been rich - they still released their tax returns. So, why is Romney so different? It is literally a no-brainer. You release your tax returns: everyone glances over them, your opponents take a few lame cheap shots, and everyone moves on. It is a rite of passage, just like deep-throating corndogs.

Instead, Mitt has balked. This whole thing was meant to be a ranging shot by the Obama campaign. No one cares in July, so any decent campaign chunks a lame attack downfield to see what the opponent does. It gives you some idea of how they respond to attacks, how fast, in what venues, etc. Then you can plan for the real attacks once the election season really starts. I will guarantee you the Obama campaign felt he would finally release some tax returns, they would make a few desultory bon mots, and then walk away with the much more important tactics snapshot. Life would go on, and thinks would coast until Labor Day. Instead the Romney campaign flails around like a tasered Special Olympian. Mitt then declares he is running for First Lady in 2004. The Obama campaign in probably still sitting there with its collective jaw on the floor, wondering how someone can have been running continuously for President since ~2006 and still make preschool class presidential candidates look professional. Team Romney have totally flipped out about piddling shiat - and have looked like complete amateurs while doing it. And then Anne went all Marie Antoinette. Romney hasn't just shot himself in the foot; he's unloaded the entire clip into it and is screaming for someone to pass him more ammo. Obama doesn't give a rat's ass about the tax returns themselves, but you would be 50 shades of farking retarded to not keep poking him, when he keep getting more derptastic, and providing you with tons of material for the actual campaign.

I will bet you dollars to donuts Obama has an ad already in the can for when Romney does finally release what will be perfectly legal tax returns. It is simply Obama looking directly into the camera saying "See, Mitt, it wasn't that hard, was it? Glad to see you make your Daddy proud!" The meltdown from Romney off that will probably make the Dean Scream seem positively autistic.


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This is a bit over the top, but fantastic.
 
2012-07-21 12:07:34 AM  

spongeboob: Funbags: Honestly, what's the point? This election is a referendum on Obama.

No one voting for Romney is doing so because they like Romney, they simply hate Obama. And nothing in Romney's tax returns is going to make them hate Obama any less.

His returns could paint him as the most greedy, entitled 1%er who deliberately used his vast financial resources to completely game the IRS, and it isn't going to result in Romney gaining or losing any votes, so why bother?

You do know there are independents don't you? There are people who haven't even started thinking about the election yet and you think this will have no effect.

Drunk already?


Actually I count myself among those independents. And if there are any remaining independents who genuinely doesn't know where Obama stands and what he is about, and where Romney stands and what he is about, they are doing it wrong.

And aside from sating their curiosity about what Mitt wants to hide, it will still be reduced to an up/down vote on Obama's first term, obstructionist congress notwithstanding.
 
2012-07-21 12:19:33 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Gyrfalcon: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Mister Romney needs to get some skin in the game. We as a society don't tolerate leeches.

He's not a leech, he's a Job Creator (tm). We hold them to different standards than the OTHER people who don't pay taxes, you see.

Normally, I would agree, but the good folks at Fox have told me that our Job Creators can't create jobs because they are taxed too much. If Mitt Romney paid zero income taxes, he was not taxed "too much". In fact, paying zero federal income taxes is the hallmark of leeches who need to stop sucking the government's teet.

So, paying zero taxes should produce infinite job growth, but, this particular rich man is leech because he doesn't have any skin in the game. My comment stands.

/I have the logic printed on this mobius strip if you're interested


Just drop it in a Klein bottle, I'll pick it up at the next vortex of suck.
 
2012-07-21 12:21:29 AM  

phalamir: To wit, there are entire rafts of Republican pols who would make credible replacements to Obama. They - for various reasons - didn't even try this year.


They didn't try because the idea of a "moderate" republican has become a pejorative in today's GOP. Look at Olympia Snowe, or Jon Huntsman, or any of the less nationally-known "RINOS" who have either lost support or become completely disillusioned with their party.
 
2012-07-21 12:31:07 AM  

roadkillontheweb: You know how much photoshop work it is going to take to get all those years of tax returns cleaned up and presentable to the public? I took how many years for Obama's crew to do just a one page long form birth certificate. And within days? hours? the inconsistencies in that one page started to surface. They have a big job on their hands!


Far less photo shopping that went in to fabricating a birth certificate. Don believe me, take a look at how a Radio Talk Show Guy had Obama's BC altered to have his name. Even the signatures are different. The proud parents being Alex Baldwin and Zas Zas Gabor.
 
2012-07-21 12:37:04 AM  

phalamir: GoldSpider: Not a fan of Romney by any stretch, but what will his tax returns show that nobody already knows? That he's filthy rich?

Umm, most candidates since 68 have been rich - they still released their tax returns. So, why is Romney so different? It is literally a no-brainer. You release your tax returns: everyone glances over them, your opponents take a few lame cheap shots, and everyone moves on. It is a rite of passage, just like deep-throating corndogs.

Instead, Mitt has balked. This whole thing was meant to be a ranging shot by the Obama campaign. No one cares in July, so any decent campaign chunks a lame attack downfield to see what the opponent does. It gives you some idea of how they respond to attacks, how fast, in what venues, etc. Then you can plan for the real attacks once the election season really starts. I will guarantee you the Obama campaign felt he would finally release some tax returns, they would make a few desultory bon mots, and then walk away with the much more important tactics snapshot. Life would go on, and thinks would coast until Labor Day. Instead the Romney campaign flails around like a tasered Special Olympian.


Nice...

Mitt then declares he is running for First Lady in 2004.

LOL!

The Obama campaign in probably still sitting there with its collective jaw on the floor, wondering how someone can have been running continuously for President since ~2006 and still make preschool class presidential candidates look professional. Team Romney have totally flipped out about piddling shiat - and have looked like complete amateurs while doing it. And then Anne went all Marie Antoinette.

Yup.

Romney hasn't just shot himself in the foot; he's unloaded the entire clip into it and is screaming for someone to pass him more ammo.

OH NO! Don't make me post the "clip vs. magazine" image.

Though, now that you mention it, that's a perfect RomneyBot-style impedance mismatch, so maybe it was intentional. Never mind.
 
2012-07-21 12:48:18 AM  

MyRandomName: So partisans looking to attack him. Got it.


Poor baby, must be truly terrible to live in a world with everyone conspiring against you.
Maybe one of these days you will realize you are the problem.
 
2012-07-21 12:59:18 AM  

Funbags: it will still be reduced to an up/down vote on Obama's first term


If the GOP had found a legitimate candidate, that might be true. Instead they took the last clown standing and Romney just looks worse every week.

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-07-21 01:05:05 AM  
Why are these tax returns in any way relevant to whether he can do the job of president?

And yeah, totally debunked that Ann Romney said "you people," let alone to black people, but never let the truth get in the way of a good meme.
 
2012-07-21 01:23:04 AM  

StanTheMan: totally


Not really.
 
2012-07-21 01:25:55 AM  
Pardon my ignorance, but I don't know anything about what the rules are concerning the official nomination.

Is there any way that (R)money can suck so much that he won't get the official nomination, despite all of his delegates? Is it possible for the party to change its allegiance at this point?
 
2012-07-21 01:28:01 AM  

StanTheMan: Why are these tax returns in any way relevant to whether he can do the job of president?


They aren't, really. George Romney did it in 1968 as a way to show he was fiscally prudent, could keep his house in order, etc. But, once one guy hangs them out there, everyone else looks like they are hiding something if they don't. After all, if George Romney is man enough to show them to the American people, then why isn't Candidate X? And it has become tradition. It has nothing more or less to do with running the country than hauling your ass to an Iowa fair and fellating a corndog. But, like with the corndog, not doing it is seen as disrespectful to the electorate. It is a hazing: we are going to give you unlimited cosmic power (and a reasonably sized living space, to boot), and we expect you to shake your ass a little in exchange. For Mitt, who grew up in a political family - and who's dad started this little kabuki theatre - it would seem like a no-brainer: flash your tits and move on with the show. It isn't the "crime", its the cover-up. Why is Mitt breaking with tradition? That's what is driving this. And his freak-out over this is even worse. That has really caused the commotion. No one actually expected he was hiding anything in his taxes - no one even really cared. But when he started babbling like a spastic about something that is just a bit of political theatre, now people started wondering: is he hiding something? Could it be illegal? Why the reaction he gave, if everything is fine? This is the equivalent of being stopped by a cop for a broken tail-light - and when he offers to just give you a warning, you start shouting at him that he cannot, under any circumstances, look in your trunk. You may have nothing in the trunk and are just extremely protective of your 4th Amendment rights, but you basically just dared him to run you in
 
2012-07-21 01:29:07 AM  

teeny: Pardon my ignorance, but I don't know anything about what the rules are concerning the official nomination.

Is there any way that (R)money Obama can suck so much that he won't get the official nomination, despite all of his delegates? Is it possible for the party to change its allegiance at this point?


FTFY
 
2012-07-21 01:42:00 AM  

teeny: Pardon my ignorance, but I don't know anything about what the rules are concerning the official nomination.

Is there any way that (R)money can suck so much that he won't get the official nomination, despite all of his delegates? Is it possible for the party to change its allegiance at this point?




Not really. The Republican Party has set out certain rules for its nomination, and Romney has met them. He can, of course, recuse himself. However, that would basically be ending any chance of him every holding an political or private office ever again (after all, who wants a board member who drops trou that spectacularly?). In theory, the RNC could hold a special meeting and change the rules. But that would be such bad optics that they would be borderline insane to do so - no politician would ever run as a Republican again if they felt they were playing Calvinball. On top of that, Mitt's team has been steering the convention prep at this point; retooling the convention at this point would be a nightmare, especially if the RNC pissed off Mitt, Inc. in the process. And even if the Republicans convinced Mitt to bail, there is no way they could seriously contend for the presidency at this point. None of the also-rans have a going campaign anymore, so by the time they got up and going, Obama will already be sworn in. And a new face would be in worse shape, trying to start a campaign from scratch.

For better or worse, the Republicans are stuck with Mitt Romney. Better to fight a losing battle in a workmanlike manner rather than either commit suicide or make the Greens look more put together.
 
2012-07-21 01:47:12 AM  

phalamir: For better or worse, the RepublicansDemocrats are stuck with Mitt Romney Obummer. Better to fight a losing battle in a workmanlike manner in a feble yet devisive manner rather than either commit suicide or make the Greens look more put together.

 
2012-07-21 01:47:48 AM  
This whole issue about Romney refusing to let people see his tax returns only goes to show how he feels about being President and his view of the people: he doesn't believe he is or should be accountable to anyone. Period.

His wife reinforced this idea. The Romneys are not only set in their view that they are "entitled" to be in the White House because they deem it so, they also belive that "you people", i.e the American people and voters, have ZERO right or authority to question them or even have the temerity to THINK about questioning them. They are modern day American wanna-be monarchs, who believe and think that "we people" had better accept whatever scraps they throw at us and we better punch ourselves in the face to thank them for said scraps. Anyone who willingly signs on to this (votes for Romney) deserves to have their possessions taken, their homes confiscated for the benefit of the throne (MItt and his "WHITE" House") and pay their taxes and leases to the royals.

"You people" don't deserve to know, and will only know what the Romneys deem appropriate for you to know. The sooner you clowns vote for them and let them ascend to their throne (which they believe is rightfully theirs in the first place), the sooner you will learn that lesson.

/America wake the frack up and see these people for who they are
//
 
2012-07-21 01:48:46 AM  

phalamir: GoldSpider: Not a fan of Romney by any stretch, but what will his tax returns show that nobody already knows? That he's filthy rich?

Umm, most candidates since 68 have been rich - they still released their tax returns. So, why is Romney so different? It is literally a no-brainer. You release your tax returns: everyone glances over them, your opponents take a few lame cheap shots, and everyone moves on. It is a rite of passage, just like deep-throating corndogs.

Instead, Mitt has balked. This whole thing was meant to be a ranging shot by the Obama campaign. No one cares in July, so any decent campaign chunks a lame attack downfield to see what the opponent does. It gives you some idea of how they respond to attacks, how fast, in what venues, etc. Then you can plan for the real attacks once the election season really starts. I will guarantee you the Obama campaign felt he would finally release some tax returns, they would make a few desultory bon mots, and then walk away with the much more important tactics snapshot. Life would go on, and thinks would coast until Labor Day. Instead the Romney campaign flails around like a tasered Special Olympian. Mitt then declares he is running for First Lady in 2004. The Obama campaign in probably still sitting there with its collective jaw on the floor, wondering how someone can have been running continuously for President since ~2006 and still make preschool class presidential candidates look professional. Team Romney have totally flipped out about piddling shiat - and have looked like complete amateurs while doing it. And then Anne went all Marie Antoinette. Romney hasn't just shot himself in the foot; he's unloaded the entire clip into it and is screaming for someone to pass him more ammo. Obama doesn't give a rat's ass about the tax returns themselves, but you would be 50 shades of farking retarded to not keep poking him, when he keep getting more derptastic, and providing you with tons of material for the ...


This is how you get on someones favorites list boys and girls.
 
2012-07-21 01:53:18 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: FTFA: Most Americans surveyed - 54 percent -

When did a slight majority become most?


Ask Karl "Permanent Majority" Rove.
 
2012-07-21 01:58:05 AM  
Brick-House:

Hey There! How are things on Planet Troll?
 
2012-07-21 01:58:41 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Romney hasn't just shot himself in the foot; he's unloaded the entire clip into it and is screaming for someone to pass him more ammo.

OH NO! Don't make me post the "clip vs. magazine" image.

Though, now that you mention it, that's a perfect RomneyBot-style impedance mismatch, so maybe it was intentional. Never mind.


The Romneybot wouldn't take either a magazine or a clip. It's still a muzzle-loader.
 
2012-07-21 02:06:01 AM  

djkutch: spongeboob: djkutch: spongeboob: What exactly does the right wing think is in Obama's college Transcripts that they keep bringing them up?

Socialism 101
Where all the white women at seminar
World religions that are not Christianity

Rumor has it that he ran a "Risky Business" sort of ongoing concern. It was an Econ 101 project.

A democratic Pimp really?

[t0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

She's hot. I'll bet those kids did coke, in the spirit of the roles, and farked like rabbits.

They're Republicans.



So you're saying that they didn't actually have sex?

(Because, seriously, who would have sex with a Republican on purpose?)
 
2012-07-21 02:13:09 AM  
Members of MoveOn.org protest at...

Heh. So basically "people who are never under any circumstance going to vote for Romney even if every horrible thing anyone ever said about Obama was 100% true..." are protesting?

Basically they want to give the Obama campaign more things to tell lies about.

And even if 54% of the people want them, so what? If 54% or more of people wanting something matters to you then you're all for the repeal of ObamaCare right?

And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?
 
2012-07-21 02:18:33 AM  

randomjsa: Members of MoveOn.org protest at...

Heh. So basically "people who are never under any circumstance going to vote for Romney even if every horrible thing anyone ever said about Obama was 100% true..." are protesting?

Basically they want to give the Obama campaign more things to tell lies about.

And even if 54% of the people want them, so what? If 54% or more of people wanting something matters to you then you're all for the repeal of ObamaCare right?

And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?


Dude, you used to be pretty good at trolling. What happened? Now it's like you're not even putting forth any effort anymore.

You feeling okay? We have Obamacare now, you can go see someone if you're not feeling well.
 
2012-07-21 02:31:48 AM  
What will Romney do after someone dummies up some fake tax returns and puts them online?
 
2012-07-21 02:34:36 AM  

phalamir: StanTheMan: Why are these tax returns in any way relevant to whether he can do the job of president?

They aren't, really. George Romney did it in 1968 as a way to show he was fiscally prudent, could keep his house in order, etc. But, once one guy hangs them out there, everyone else looks like they are hiding something if they don't. After all, if George Romney is man enough to show them to the American people, then why isn't Candidate X? And it has become tradition. It has nothing more or less to do with running the country than hauling your ass to an Iowa fair and fellating a corndog. But, like with the corndog, not doing it is seen as disrespectful to the electorate. It is a hazing: we are going to give you unlimited cosmic power (and a reasonably sized living space, to boot), and we expect you to shake your ass a little in exchange.


Who are you, and why have I not noticed you before?

And, since your profile sez you're from Kentucky, why are you not directing your noticeable skills to the formidable task of apologizing to the rest of the planet for Senators Mitch McConnell and RAND PAUL?

/that was a rhetorical question.
 
2012-07-21 02:34:46 AM  

shruggingdowntheroad: qorkfiend: shruggingdowntheroad: HeartBurnKid: shruggingdowntheroad: I suggest a trade. One year's return, Romney's choice for Obama's college transcripts. One year's return, Obama's choice for the fast and furious documents. Sounds like a win for Obama. We know there's nothing damaging in the F&F documents.

So, what should Obama get for the 11 years of tax returns he's already released?

A pat on the head. Romny is not required to release anything. As I said with the media shilling for team Obama, I just don't see an upside.

No, he's under no legal obligation to do anything. Yes, it is suspicious that he won't release them in spite of 40 years of precedent and repeated calls by politicians of both parties to do so.

Do you see an upside to the current strategy of not releasing them?

I'm not sure. I see it as a lose/lose. I have already backtracked a bit on the politics aspect. Obviously I don't know what is in them, but I know, and I'm sure Romney knows, that he won't be treated fairly. I assume there is no illegal activity (i'm sure Obama has already had the IRS check for that), but the call for them is just an attempt to give the DNC more ammo.

I'm sure you would never use his tax deducted horse to make hay, or his investment tax rate, or his wealth that has been stored in multiple banks for safety, but I'm not sure I trust the rest of the media. He should maybe release them to Fark; I'm sure that he would get a completely fair vetting here.


Oh, farking cry some more. If Romney can't handle the media asking questions about his taxes, how the hell can he expect us to put him in charge of the country?

And please, spare me this "liberal media" bullshiat. You know better than that.
 
2012-07-21 02:34:56 AM  

StanTheMan: Why are these tax returns in any way relevant to whether he can do the job of president?


He's running in large part on his business experience and his tax returns will help clear up some of the questions that have arisen about that business experience. I also think the way Romney and his campaign have responded to the questions is more informative to me as a potential voter (though I'll be honest - Obama already has my vote) than the content of those returns. Mr. Romney isn't acting like someone who seeks to serve via public office. He is acting like someone who thinks he is entitled to be President, and the "little people" asking questions are nothing more than a nuisance. That's not what I want in a President.
 
2012-07-21 02:36:07 AM  
One thing that I find particularly odd about this ongoing fuster-clark of a response from the Romney team is that the argument about the release of tax-returns being "just an old tradition" isn't ... well, it's just doesn't strike me as a very conservative talking-point, I guess.

I mean, I personally have no respect for the argument that tradition is important, but that's because I'm quite possibly the liberalist liberal to ever liberate a lib. I'm an iconoclast of a rebel of a free-thinking pro-bacon hippie & pro-porn feminist, born into a generation that has overwhelmingly abandoned the church because we disagree with "traditional family values" being an acceptable cover for anti-gay hate. I, personally, think that the majority of traditions are dumb as hell, and I actually kind of admire a candidate refusing to be part of a dog-&-pony show. I would love to hear a presidential candidate advocate prostitution and polygamy. I would definitely vote for a candidate who stripped naked during a debate to show off tattoos. I am excited to vote for the first transexual transhumanist to run on a "legal weed" platform in my district.

But it's weird to hear a guy like Romney say that traditions don't matter.

It makes him sound like a hypocrite, in my opinion, just as much as it makes him sound like he has something to hide. Traditions -- even ones that are a half-century old, and started by your dad -- aren't important?

That sounds like something a crazy, observably-wicked, straw-man devil-worshipper in a movie about the evils of drug abuse would say ... not the first Mormon Republican President.
 
2012-07-21 02:39:13 AM  
Apparently there's something there that Romney figures would damage him more than not releasing his info is damaging him.
 
2012-07-21 02:41:21 AM  

Lorelle: The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarwiOdrade: I'll take False Equivalences for $1600, Alex.

No, it's the same thing. They are in powerful postions in our government. We should know. I would like to see if Nancy is a generous with her money as she is with mine.

And Romney should release his taxes. Like 5 years or so.

No, it should be 12 years, just as his father did when he ran for president.


I want to see what he paid in taxes the year before and the year after the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy took effect.
 
2012-07-21 02:52:48 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Let's say everyone's wet dream comes true and Mitt's tax returns show he profited from illegal tax amnesty, and there are then calls for him to drop out of the race. Who would run? Gingrich? Santorum? Bachmann? Dubya trying for a 3rd term?


Gary Johnson could beat Obama.
 
2012-07-21 03:34:32 AM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Coco LaFemme: Let's say everyone's wet dream comes true and Mitt's tax returns show he profited from illegal tax amnesty, and there are then calls for him to drop out of the race. Who would run? Gingrich? Santorum? Bachmann? Dubya trying for a 3rd term?

Gary Johnson could beat Obama.


At what? Bowling?
 
2012-07-21 03:45:59 AM  
I'm one of the 37 percent who thinks he shouldn't release them... then again, I want him to lose.
 
2012-07-21 03:46:51 AM  

Tor_Eckman: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Coco LaFemme: Let's say everyone's wet dream comes true and Mitt's tax returns show he profited from illegal tax amnesty, and there are then calls for him to drop out of the race. Who would run? Gingrich? Santorum? Bachmann? Dubya trying for a 3rd term?

Gary Johnson could beat Obama.

At what? Bowling?


Bong rip contest.
 
2012-07-21 04:27:29 AM  

randomjsa: Members of MoveOn.org protest at...

Heh. So basically "people who are never under any circumstance going to vote for Romney even if every horrible thing anyone ever said about Obama was 100% true..." are protesting?

Basically they want to give the Obama campaign more things to tell lies about.

And even if 54% of the people want them, so what? If 54% or more of people wanting something matters to you then you're all for the repeal of ObamaCare right?

And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?


You can always emigrate. I hear Somalia is lovely this time of year. Don't let us keep you in a country you hate under an administration you despise, among citizens who don't share your enlightened point of view.

Alternately, you can just crawl back under your damp cool bridge and nurse your balls, as always.
 
2012-07-21 04:53:40 AM  
What's Romney hiding?
 
2012-07-21 05:12:04 AM  

randomjsa: And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?


Wth? What does this even mean?
 
2012-07-21 05:35:14 AM  

jodaveki: randomjsa: And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?

Wth? What does this even mean?


It means he only believes in democracy when it mirrors his views. Democracy is for making sure gays pay extra taxes, potheads are treated like violent criminals, and tax breaks go to people making jobs in China at the expense of American taxpayers... not for crap like helping people eat, helping people pay for health insurance, and all that other crap.
 
2012-07-21 05:46:26 AM  

firefly212: jodaveki: randomjsa: And wait, let me guess, if Obama wins in November we're back to 'elections have consequences' and we all have to go along with what he wants?

Wth? What does this even mean?

It means he only believes in democracy when it mirrors his views. Democracy is for making sure gays pay extra taxes, potheads are treated like violent criminals, and tax breaks go to people making jobs in China at the expense of American taxpayers... not for crap like helping people eat, helping people pay for health insurance, and all that other crap.


Ohhh... Phew! For a minute there, I thought it was just that he didn't want to be told what to do by a black guy.
 
2012-07-21 05:57:20 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarwiOdrade: I'll take False Equivalences for $1600, Alex.

No, it's the same thing. They are in powerful postions in our government. We should know. I would like to see if Nancy is a generous with her money as she is with mine.

And Romney should release his taxes. Like 5 years or so.


It can only approach an equivalency if you are voting in CA or OH and then only for one of them.
It is about information for voters and of relevance to those voting.
 
2012-07-21 06:49:41 AM  

ThatBoomerKid: One thing that I find particularly odd about this ongoing fuster-clark of a response from the Romney team is that the argument about the release of tax-returns being "just an old tradition" isn't ... well, it's just doesn't strike me as a very conservative talking-point, I guess.


Fun fact: Romney's father was the one who STARTED this "tradition".
 
2012-07-21 07:08:26 AM  
I don't find it to be a big deal and I like the idea of candidates running on their ideas and not focusing on some silliness like tax returns. However I do find his reluctance interesting, which means there is almost assuredly something juicy in there.
 
2012-07-21 07:24:52 AM  
If he doesn't want to release his tax records, I'm not going to force him. In fact, I kind of hope he doesn't. As long as he tries to hide his past, people are going to naturally assume that the reason is that he has something to hide and will trust him less... which means less votes for him and ensures that we keep Republicans out of the Executive for another term. I am totally okay with that.

Romney got to find out what it was like to lose in the primary before, and now he gets to find out what it is like to lose in the general.
 
2012-07-21 08:02:50 AM  
I don't care about his tax returns. The IRS makes sure they are right. It's no one else's business.

Tax returners are the new truthers.
 
2012-07-21 08:24:57 AM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-07-21 08:28:37 AM  

kapaso: Romney is a moron if he thinks he can send out his disabled wife to diffuse the issue.


Especially when she makes statements like this one ftfa; She added, "And we've given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how - you know, how we live our life."

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, indeed.
 
2012-07-21 08:38:43 AM  

Mercutio74: magusdevil: Can we see Teresa Heinz Kerry's too? Mitt just made me so curious.

I dunno... if you really wanted to see, you should have asked in 2004.


It probably looked a lot better in 1964. She was in her mid 60's in 2004. Kinda dry and shriveled by then.

Oh. You were still talking about her tax return. My bad.
 
2012-07-21 08:40:37 AM  
And 99.9 % would like to file a tax return like his, as long as it includes the income.
 
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