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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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.
The fact that it hasn’t happened means there is no there there.
I don’t see the satire in this one.
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.
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?
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’.
I think I saw Maddow reporting on this like it was real news last night...
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 .......
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.
So can we. obie is a muslim and not a Natural Born Citizen. Disprove it if you can.
And under how many SSNs.
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.
Right on the money John.
Nice one, John.
It isn't any of their business.
A good illustration of the Democrats’ “heads I win, tails you lose” negotiation tactics.
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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