Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Offers Deal on Romney Tax Returns
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 Romneys tax returns. The Romney campaign has rejected the offered deal.
Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades explained that given President Obamas 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 hes boosted it by nearly 50 percent. Were afraid he cant be counted on to keep his word.
Messina characterized Rhoades response as the kind of self-serving position weve 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 were trying to do here is level the playing field.
If Romney thinks this is the end of it hes sadly mistaken, Messina added. We can still make allegations. How will he disprove them if he wont 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 Romneys records he can issue an Executive Order mandating their release. Romneys people shouldnt forget whose hand holds the whip. They can comply as requested or suffer the consequences.
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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?
Let’s see Obama’s birth certificate first. Then we can talk about the tax returns.
Thanks again John for the ping. This less satire and more scary.
These voter ID laws are clearly aimed at disenfranchising the illiterate, lazy, and undocumented persons who comprise a significant portion of the Democratic Partys 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 cant 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, Id 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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