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(Daily Kos)   CNN reporter confirms on-air that Mitt Romney paid NO taxes for the past decade   (dailykos.com) divider line 54
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2012-08-03 10:17:33 AM  
8 votes:

HeartBurnKid: imontheinternet: Her anonymous "credible source" confirmed that some guy is saying that Romney paid 0 taxes. This is a bullshiat non-story. When somebody is ready to go on the record in front of a camera, you've got a story, until then leave it alone.

As we all know, responsible reporters only report what's on record. That's why we knew the identity of Deep Throat from day 1.


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"Harry. These bastards need to burn for letting me fail to Konstantin Pavolvich Loshadev. I wanted to perform a croupade, but Anne told me that an Oldenburg could never manage it! My father goes unavenged. Here are the returns."
2012-08-03 10:07:54 AM  
8 votes:
As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.
2012-08-03 10:22:07 AM  
3 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: "What did the rich people ever build for us?"

"Roads?"

"Nope"

"Bridges"

"Nope"



'LEMONES HUMECT BONUS'? 'People called Lemones, they wet, the good'?
2012-08-03 10:06:13 AM  
3 votes:

sprawl15: I'm starting to wonder if Romney is a liberal plant and his campaign is complex performance art: a Life of Brian-esque satire of rich people.


We had that guy already.
i.qkme.me
He was a demigod tier irl troll.
2012-08-03 09:05:14 AM  
3 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Do people who read Daily Kos really call themselves Kossacks? Is this true or just some stupid little bit of silliness this one blogger uses?


They should start calling themselves Kos-Players
2012-08-03 01:51:08 PM  
2 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Captain Dan: Mitt Romney is probably the most intelligent candidate to run for President since Jimmy Carter.


What are you basing this off of?


Bath salts.
2012-08-03 10:48:12 AM  
2 votes:

Trapper439: Dimensio: As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.

This.

Where are Fartbongo 0nambla's kindergarten fingerpaintings of Karl Marx? Whar?


Forget the fingerpaintings. The macaroni art is where the real skeletons lie.
2012-08-03 10:46:46 AM  
2 votes:
SKIN IN THE GAME
2012-08-03 10:19:59 AM  
2 votes:

Imperialism: No, all Bash did was find the same source Reid did.


#!/dana/bash

if [ -e /reid/source ]
then
source $( find /reid/source -name '*bain*' -ctime +3560 -exec grep taxes {} \;)
fi

[ ! -z "$taxes" ] && return $taxes
2012-08-03 10:09:01 AM  
2 votes:

LordJiro: Corvus: OHHH OHHH!

Romney is farked if this story is true. Reid is one thing but a news source also saying it's true is going to make it 10 worse. And now Romney is on record saying it is untrue.

It's a nice trap. Romney can let the lie (if it is a lie) about him paying no taxes run rampant, OR he can release the tax returns. And he's made it clear that there's SOMETHING damaging in those returns...so either way, he's farked.


The 2008 McCain campaign have helped make that clear. If you look through his tax history and then say "Crap, we're going with Palin" you know there are skeletons in his closet that would make the Cryptkeeper do a double-take.
2012-08-03 10:03:51 AM  
2 votes:

Cat Food Sandwiches: Imperialism: No, all Bash did was find the same source Reid did.

Without naming the source, she didn't confirm shiat.


I'm sure Romney will be releasing his returns soon to clear this whole thing up. He's nothing if not open and honest.
2012-08-03 09:58:03 AM  
2 votes:
Democrats are finally learning to play the game. Good luck republicans. Imagine smart people using your tricks. You're boned.
2012-08-04 10:40:13 AM  
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: They went with Sarah because she looks better in a skirt than Mitt.


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2012-08-03 05:31:47 PM  
1 votes:

WombatControl: Oh look, a highly credible source gave me this super-secret memo:


Oh look, it's the guy who tired to pass off a totally made up story about someone they knew needing to spend $10,000 on the building permit for a single shower stall. What was it you said when it was shown you were lying through your teeth in that thread? Oh yeah, it was "As for my story about the $10,000 shower permit, I don't really give two shiats whether the trolls believe it or not - the principle can be illustrated by any number of examples regardless." Ah yes, the "it doesn't matter that I totally lied and made up a story to prove me point, my point remains true!".

/link for those that missed the lulz
2012-08-03 04:36:22 PM  
1 votes:
Believe what you want to believe wombat. Romney will have a large warchest for sure, but advertising doesn't help much if your product is crap. (ask American car manufacturers in the 80's about this). Obama may not have the cash advantage going into the fall, but he will be far from defenseless. Romney had to spend millions of dollars to beat newt Gingrich for god's sakes. Where is Romney going to get the oxygen to fuel his campaign? Out of context Obama quotes? Pretty much all Obama has to do is send out another surrogate to go after romney's taxes and the narrative immediately switches back. Next week it will be bill Clinton, the week after Hillary, etc....

Romney is farked until he makes this issue go away and he can't until he releases his taxes.

Wombat bookmark this post, if Romney wins in November I will happily eat crow, but frankly I do not see any possible way this happens unless the republicans by some miracle find a better candidate.


Romney will get a bump for his convention, but after that
2012-08-03 02:48:46 PM  
1 votes:
Perhaps CNN should stick to what they do best... playing crappy music.

img.over-blog.com
2012-08-03 02:33:51 PM  
1 votes:

Skleenar: skullkrusher: Romney still had to sign his returns. He knew what was in there.

Actually, he has already used the excuse that he didn't read his tax returns when he signed them the LAST time he was caught lying about his tax returns.

/see previous links if you doubt this.


why kind of idiot does something like that? Get a brane, mormon.
2012-08-03 02:32:35 PM  
1 votes:

colon_pow: i bet romney has nothing to hide and he's just playing the opposition. he'll probably offer to trade one year's tax return for obamas college transcripts. maybe another year for the fast and furious documents, and so on.


The dumb hurts.
2012-08-03 01:27:48 PM  
1 votes:

cgw_niu: It did take him several years and Donald Fricken Trump for him to release the real one


*Plonk*

That's about all I can take.
2012-08-03 12:54:55 PM  
1 votes:

More_Like_A_Stain: Withholding them isn't exactly a genius move.


And we're not even asking him to go all the way back to 1990, when he might have taken a tax credit for raping and murdering a girl.
2012-08-03 12:17:50 PM  
1 votes:

cgw_niu: so what laws are we asserting that Romney broke?


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2012-08-03 11:50:13 AM  
1 votes:

FishStampede: Derp up there does actually bring up a good point, that the oft-used argument about people who pay zero federal income tax is they still pay other taxes like sales tax, social security, etc. If Mitt paid zero income tax, it's true he still probably paid taxes everywhere. Unless he managed to completely write off his homes as churches, buy everything online but have a minion pick it up from the distributor thus avoiding S&H, etc. That would just be completely silly.

We can be outraged about him not paying INCOME taxes at his level of wealth, but we do have to acknowledge he put into the pot somewhere along the way, even if he might have put a ten in but taken a buck or two back out and snickered as he walked away.


So basically, the same kinds of taxes that your average illegal immigrant pays.
2012-08-03 11:30:46 AM  
1 votes:

Captain Dan: Romney should offer to release his tax returns in exchange for Obama releasing his college transcripts. It would be an instant Great Moments in Politics.

/they're both probably mildly embarrassing but innocuous


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2012-08-03 11:20:19 AM  
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: dr_blasto: Dinki: dr_blasto: 2010 tax was complete. T

ManateeGag: Since this is CNN reporting, it could be the exact opposite for all we know.

Um, it's CNN, not Fox. CNN may be incompetent, but they aren't the liars of Fox.

True, but everyone knows that when CNN reports something you need to doublecheck that they haven't hosed it again. I'll give them the credit that they're not necessarily intentionally bullshiatting like FOX does.

CNN is proof positive that you should not attribute to malice what is better attributed to incompetence. They're dumb as a bag of hammers. Although I am inclined to believe Mitt Romney is shadier than a live oak, I'm going to wait until this is confirmed by an organization that isn't the international symbol for cranial-rectal inversion.


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2012-08-03 11:17:19 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-08-03 11:10:25 AM  
1 votes:

Serious Black: You forgot the rape, buddy.


Electorate: Qualifications?
Romney: Tax dodging, murder, arson, and tax dodging.
Electorate: You said tax dodging twice.
Romney: I like tax dodging.
2012-08-03 11:08:02 AM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Paying NO taxes is quite another feat altogether


Paying NO taxes is quite another feat



/Sorry, couldn't help it.
2012-08-03 11:04:28 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: sprawl15: I'm starting to wonder if Romney is a liberal plant and his campaign is complex performance art: a Life of Brian-esque satire of rich people.

when do we get to see his penis


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2012-08-03 11:04:06 AM  
1 votes:
If Romney had nothing to hide, he'd release his tax returns. Since he hasn't, he must have killed a girl in 1990 and written it off as a business expense. Q.E.D., modus trollens.
2012-08-03 10:55:28 AM  
1 votes:
Fark Cons have a lot of water to carry for the next couple months.

Dont throw your backs out yet.
2012-08-03 10:53:54 AM  
1 votes:

sprawl15: HotWingConspiracy: Boxcutta: How stupid is Harry Reid to double down on this stuff?

Now, when Mitt releases the returns

If that happens, then Reid is farking brilliant.

And if the source happens to have exaggerated in his descriptions, that will be brushed aside in the flood of LOOK AT HOW MUCH HIS DANCING HORSE COSTS reports.


Well then they can just calmly explain to the electorate that it's a dancing therapy horse, and it's totally mean for anyone to criticize therapy. Plus, when the voters get their own therapy horse, they'll be happy the Romney's were fighting for therapy horse tax deductions.
2012-08-03 10:53:22 AM  
1 votes:
What I love is the cognitive dissonance of the right on this matter.

Either A: The Obama campaign is playing by the rules and does not know for sure what is in the returns and is talking out of their arses.

Or B: The Obama campaign conducts itself according to Chicago Style(tm) rules and already has every tax return for all Romney family members and all Romney business associates ever filed and is allowing these attacks to continue because they know how farked Gov. Romney really is.

Pick one Real Americans(tm).

A: The Obama campaign is not a Chicago Style(tm) operation.

B: Your side is completely farked.
2012-08-03 10:52:23 AM  
1 votes:
Governor Romney, when did you stop cheating on your taxes?
2012-08-03 10:51:58 AM  
1 votes:

qorkfiend: "I did the bare minimum; make me President!"


What was it that comedian with the MittRomney user name on Twitter said? "He wants to be president because he wants to be president? I can imagine if he gets elected he's going to sit down in the oval office and say 'well, that's it then' and then just stare out a window."
2012-08-03 10:51:37 AM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: "People are stupid. They will believe anything either because they want it to be true or they are afraid that it might be true."

So basically the IRS hasn't ruined Romney's life by now... because? Go on, tell us.

Romney released one year of tax returns and the results have been an unprecedented campaign of distortion and lies from liberals about it. He's going to release this years tax returns, and the results will be another campaign of distortions and lies from liberals. I'm terribly sorry if Romney isn't given you material to distort and lie about because you sure as hell can't run on Obama's record.


You sound tired, oh so very tired.
2012-08-03 10:46:05 AM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.


This.

Where are Fartbongo 0nambla's kindergarten fingerpaintings of Karl Marx? Whar?
2012-08-03 10:43:04 AM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: "People are stupid. They will believe anything either because they want it to be true or they are afraid that it might be true."

So basically the IRS hasn't ruined Romney's life by now... because? Go on, tell us.

Romney released one year of tax returns and the results have been an unprecedented campaign of distortion and lies from liberals about it. He's going to release this years tax returns, and the results will be another campaign of distortions and lies from liberals. I'm terribly sorry if Romney isn't given you material to distort and lie about because you sure as hell can't run on Obama's record.


Unprecedented? I don't that that means what you think it means.

Whar birf certfic, whar?
/whattabout his grade school records!
/first college paper!

fark off, you shill.
2012-08-03 10:39:56 AM  
1 votes:
Romney: Federal taxes are to high on the wealthy job creators like me and that's why we're not creating jobs

America: Ok, let's see just how much the Feds have been holding you back

Romney: No, you'll just make fun of me.
2012-08-03 10:39:02 AM  
1 votes:
There's mild chatter in the Freep-verse that the person could be the one and only Sarah Palin (which is theoretically possible, via the McCain campaign), as a means the rise to power at the convention.

Entirely unlikely to be true, but an hilarious fantasy.
2012-08-03 10:32:54 AM  
1 votes:

badhatharry: An IRS employee or McCain could be the source. More likely Reid is just a liar.


I guess it's impossible to know...
2012-08-03 10:30:55 AM  
1 votes:
Wait I gotta channel my inner hysterical birther here.....

WHAR THE TAX RETURNS MITTENS!?!?!?! WHAAARRRRR!?!?!?!

there.
*Shiver*
2012-08-03 10:29:07 AM  
1 votes:

sprawl15: Corvus: And now Romney is on record saying it is untrue.

I was under the impression that he didn't so much say it was untrue as say "I paid exactly what I was supposed to pay!"


No, he said it was a lie, completely untrue then hypothesized that the information came from the White House. To me, that last bit is funny. The executive branch runs the Treasury and, of course, the Treasury knows how much Romney paid. So, if that infomation that Romney paid zero taxes came from the White House, it may well be true.
2012-08-03 10:28:34 AM  
1 votes:

Corvus: What would be hilarious is democrats in congress to put up a bill where anyone running for US president must show 10 years of tax returns AND their official birth certificate. Put republucans in a situation where they would look bad voting either way.


[nods slowly]

[then nods faster]
2012-08-03 10:27:24 AM  
1 votes:
If Romney hasn't paid income taxes in the last 10 years, why hasn't TIm Geithner had him arrested or Obama nominated him for a cabinet position?

/Reid still hasn't addressed his widely reported involvement in pedastry
2012-08-03 10:24:47 AM  
1 votes:

Corvus: What would be hilarious is democrats in congress to put up a bill where anyone running for US president must show 10 years of tax returns AND their official birth certificate. Put republucans in a situation where they would look bad voting either way.


I like this idea.
2012-08-03 10:19:19 AM  
1 votes:
What would be hilarious is democrats in congress to put up a bill where anyone running for US president must show 10 years of tax returns AND their official birth certificate. Put republucans in a situation where they would look bad voting either way.
2012-08-03 10:14:08 AM  
1 votes:
It's not too late, Republicans. You can still change your minds. You have 3 weeks
2012-08-03 10:14:03 AM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.


Obama could release his decoded Genome and many would still call for more bullshiat releases from him.

You wanted a birth certificate, he released it. No wait, you wanted the long form? Ok, he released it. Now you want to see the microfilm?

You cant please these people
2012-08-03 10:06:30 AM  
1 votes:

imontheinternet: dr_blasto: Still, I'd prefer to see something better than "my anonymous source confirms Reid's anonymous source's argument" articles.

Her anonymous "credible source" confirmed that some guy is saying that Romney paid 0 taxes. This is a bullshiat non-story. When somebody is ready to go on the record in front of a camera, you've got a story, until then leave it alone.

Fark, I hate modern tv journalism. At least when you read shiat like this on a blog, you know it's sketchy. The tv reporters still pretend to do the news.


You're right. Watergate was a NON STORY. Nixon was farking ROBBED.
2012-08-03 10:01:08 AM  
1 votes:
I'm starting to wonder if Romney is a liberal plant and his campaign is complex performance art: a Life of Brian-esque satire of rich people.
2012-08-03 09:45:47 AM  
1 votes:

FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?

/nice one, mittens


That's funny, coming from the same people who have been accusing 50% of Americans of paying no taxes.
2012-08-03 07:49:50 AM  
1 votes:

cman: If he paid no taxes for the past decade then why did he release two tax records saying that he did?


he only released 2010, and that was incomplete. i'm guessing they're referring to the decade prior to that.

though romney's been running since 2006, so i find this story highly dubious. even mittens isn't that dumb.
2012-08-03 07:11:51 AM  
1 votes:

FlyingLizardOfDoom: DjangoStonereaver: FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?

/nice one, mittens

What are you, 12?

Wait, you mean he didnt pay taxes, or he didnt pay "taxes".

/there is a difference.


I'd attach a headslap GIF here, but I think your sloping brow would make such corrective action
ineffective.
2012-08-03 07:08:05 AM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: DjangoStonereaver: FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?

/nice one, mittens

What are you, 12?

Nope, just dumber than a box of nails.


"Appears to be" dumber than a box of nails, you mean.
 
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