July 16, 2012

Romney's right, but will it hurt him?

Romney firm on only releasing two years worth of tax returns:

"John McCain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. John Kerry ran for president and his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. Somehow this wasn't an issue," Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, said in the interview.

"The Obama people keep on wanting more and more and more, more things to pick through, more things for their opposition research to try and make a mountain out of and distort and to be dishonest about," Romney continued, reissuing his pledge to release two years worth of returns.

Mitt's right, of course. But will it hurt him? In the short run, yes, a little, but perhaps not as much in the long run.

I think Donald Trump is a pompous blowhard, but I agree with him here: Romney should agree to release more tax returns as soon as Boss Obama agrees to release all of his college records/transcripts. Fair enough? White House spokesmouth Jay Carney has already attempted to equate such requests with those of Birthers, but that's plain silly. If anything, what such a revelation may reveal is that Boss Obama himself lied about his birthplace in order to secure the college entrance that he did. After all, Obama's literary agency noted that he was "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii" right up through 2007.

So, if the Obama campaign's mantra is that it is "impossible to know" whether Mitt Romney violated the law with regards to his relationship with Bain Capital, the GOP nominee should use the exact same terminology against Boss Obama: It is "impossible to know" whether Obama lied on his college application, especially since he spent his last two years in high school "in a daze" due to heavy drinking and drug use.


Posted by Hube at July 16, 2012 09:33 AM | TrackBack

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Obama was Summa Cum Laude at Harvard Law, and Donald Trump is an idiot. Is there someone who thinks that academic honor is given cheaply? WHO CARES about Obama's HS grades? It's pretty clear that he could spot Donald Trump or Mitt Rmoney 60 IQ points and still beat them at tic-tac-toe.

Meanwhile, Rmoney has hundreds of millions of dollars stashed in foreign tax havens, he has an IRA with $100M in it despite the $6000 annual contribution limit the rest of us share, and we would like to know how he gets away with paying out less of his income in taxes than I do.

Excellent example of "false equivalence" (HS grades = tax returns) that is all the GOP has.

Posted by: Repack Rider at July 16, 2012 10:41 AM

Rmoney has hundreds of millions of dollars stashed in foreign tax havens, he has an IRA with $100M in it despite the $6000 annual contribution limit

Prove it.

and we would like to know how he gets away with paying out less of his income in taxes than I do.

How much do you pay in income taxes? How do you know Romney pays less than you?

Obama was Summa Cum Laude at Harvard Law, and Donald Trump is an idiot.

Right. And now compare the two's real life track record.

WHO CARES about Obama's HS grades?

I actually asked about his COLLEGE transcripts. All I really wondered about regarding HS was whether he lied on his application(s) about his residence/origin. But it would be interesting to know his HS grades considering how he spent his last two years there, according to him.

It's pretty clear that he could spot Donald Trump or Mitt Rmoney 60 IQ points and still beat them at tic-tac-toe.

Clear to whom? What has Obama done in the real world? Trump and Romney are two of the most successful businessmen in America.

Posted by: Hube at July 16, 2012 10:54 AM

BTW, what proof is there that Obama graduated w/those honors -- since none of his records have been released? And was Obama part of this Harvard grade/honors inflation that affected upwards of 90% of graduates?

Posted by: Hube at July 16, 2012 11:04 AM

Oh, and are you sure it was Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude? Google only seems to note the latter (which is of lesser distinction).

Posted by: Hube at July 16, 2012 11:10 AM

Romney is hiding the millions of dollars he gives to charity every year. Why? he doesn't want to embarrass Joe Biden for the miserly cheapskate he is!

Posted by: Tony Rohl at July 19, 2012 12:58 PM