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Obama Campaign Offers Deal on Romney Tax Returns
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/18/2012 12:09:03 AM PDT by John Semmens

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent a letter to the Romney campaign offering to stop demanding more disclosures if the Romney campaign would consent to providing five years worth of Romney’s tax returns. The Romney campaign has rejected the offered deal.

Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades explained that “given President Obama’s lengthy list of broken promises we have no confidence that any offer coming from his campaign can be trusted. To take just one example, in 2008 he promised voters he would halve the deficit. Instead he’s boosted it by nearly 50 percent. We’re afraid he can’t be counted on to keep his word.”

Messina characterized Rhoades response as “the kind of self-serving position we’ve come to expect from the Republicans. They feel that they have plenty to talk about in this election with the economy in the doldrums, unemployment remaining stubbornly high, and so-called runaway government spending. They refuse to consider that we might want to talk about other issues. All we’re trying to do here is level the playing field.”

“If Romney thinks this is the end of it he’s sadly mistaken,” Messina added. “We can still make allegations. How will he disprove them if he won’t release his tax filings? He might also want to keep in mind the fact that the President can look at any taxpayers’ files he wants. If he feels that voters need to see Romney’s records he can issue an Executive Order mandating their release. Romney’s people shouldn’t forget whose hand holds the whip. They can comply as requested or suffer the consequences.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/08/18/obama-campaign-offers-deal-on-romney-tax-returns/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; satire; taxes

1 posted on 08/18/2012 12:09:19 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/18/2012 12:13:21 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Although it is satire, it wouldn’t surprise me if it did happen. Look what happened to “Joe the plumber,” Governor Sarah Palin, EVERY Illinois opponent Mr. Obama ever ran against and countless others.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 12:30:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fact that it hasn’t happened means there is no there there.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 1:34:28 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: John Semmens

I don’t see the satire in this one.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 1:45:10 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: John Semmens

Kids use this ploy when shopping with mom: “Buy me that toy and I’ll stop whining about it.”

This is just the left’s MO: using childish tactics and thinking they will actually work.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 4:54:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: John Semmens
I truly wish that this posting was semi-news, semi-satire. But, it ain't.

Read those last few lines carefully and then see what has happened to, is happening to, and will happen to the most vocal and visual conservatives int he media today.

Plus this year it has spread to high profile conservative donors.

How long before it drills down to you and me?

7 posted on 08/18/2012 5:40:20 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: John Semmens

This is an old and very successful tactic the Mafia and Unions uses all the time...pay us and you won’t have ‘problems’ in the future.

Obama: ‘Take this deal and we will leave you alone’.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT by RetSignman (Posting from the fringe and I like it like that.)
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To: John Semmens

9 posted on 08/18/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: John Semmens

I think I saw Maddow reporting on this like it was real news last night...


10 posted on 08/18/2012 6:02:59 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Pray for America)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

PERFECT!


11 posted on 08/18/2012 6:10:33 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: John Semmens

Satire? maybe.
John, stop giving them ideas.

While we’re on the subject, has anyone asked for Zer0’s , Biden’s tax returns?
MSM delved into their financials? Hmmmmm?

Romney should make a deal, his tax returns for Zer0’s college xscripts or passport, or true birth status or citizenship or .......


12 posted on 08/18/2012 6:22:50 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: John Semmens

This is an easy one...because I’ll bet Mitt Romney has FILED ALL REQUISITE tax returns, through out his life. I’ll BET Obama/Soetoero has a pretty sketchy filing history.

Because ALL LIBTARDS accuse you of that which they themselves constantly practice. It is how they keep others on the defense.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 6:26:31 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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“We can still make allegations. How will he disprove them if he won’t release his tax filings?

So can we. obie is a muslim and not a Natural Born Citizen. Disprove it if you can.

14 posted on 08/18/2012 6:27:16 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: mo
I’ll BET Obama/Soetoero has a pretty sketchy filing history.

And under how many SSNs.

15 posted on 08/18/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: John Semmens

Another “Too uncomfortably close to the truth” moment John. Listening to Øbamugabe and his den of thieves insinuating not so subtle threats redoubles my resolve to remove him anywhere from public influence.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

Right on the money John.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Nice one, John.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 9:15:13 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Vinnie
No deal. Obama can try all he wants but if Romney gives in at this time for any reason
he would be pounded into the sand as being weak. The story is already written
and the MSM lackys are just waiting to release the barrage.

It isn't any of their business.

19 posted on 08/18/2012 9:22:41 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: John Semmens

A good illustration of the Democrats’ “heads I win, tails you lose” negotiation tactics.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 9:56:39 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: John Semmens

How about if the suck up press starts asking Obama for his college records. Did Obama put down that he was a foreign student to secure additional student aid? Was Obama the first birther - by putting Kenya as his country of birth?


21 posted on 08/18/2012 10:56:34 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Family: One of God's masterpieces." sign at Chris McMurray's bakery - Crumb and Get It)
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To: John Semmens

Let’s see Obama’s birth certificate first. Then we can talk about the tax returns.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: John Semmens

Thanks again John for the ping. This less satire and more scary.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
New Jersey State Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) called on Governor Chris Christie to break ranks with fellow Republicans who are drafting a voter ID law for that state. McKeon says he wants Christie to use his allotted speaking time at the upcoming GOP Convention to denounce voter ID laws.

“These voter ID laws are clearly aimed at disenfranchising the illiterate, lazy, and undocumented persons who comprise a significant portion of the Democratic Party’s constituency,” McKeon complained. “These people already have a hard enough life without having to endure the additional effort required to get a photo ID. The state ought not to be burdening them with tasks they can’t handle.”McKeon called the proposed voter ID law “a solution in search of a problem. Thus far only a handful of so-called fraudulent voters have been caught. The implication that this is just the tip of an ice berg with the vast majority lying unseen below the surface is unproven. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say that research showing that the vast majority of non-voters are Democrats raises the question as to whether these so-called fraudulent votes are in any meaningful sense wrong. Someone needs to speak for the interests of these people. Is casting votes on their behalf really so bad?”

In other news, John McKeon has offered Semmens a position as head speech writer.

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24 posted on 08/19/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens; nathanbedford
Faust and Mephistopheles


25 posted on 08/21/2012 8:34:07 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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