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Look for the Romney hemmorhage starting Wednesday morning (Romney wont disclose tax records
Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/2012 | Lanny Davis

Posted on 01/03/2012 4:41:08 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

It doesn't matter if Mitt Romney wins the Iowa caucuses tonight. He is about to experience a severe political hemorrhage over his refusal to disclose his tax returns...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; rinofreeamerica; romney; romneytruthfile; taxes
While Lanny Davis is pro-Obama, and while I don't support Lanny's political positions, now is not the time to attack the messenger (Lanny Davis) which pro-Romney forces undoubtedly will try. The message is what matters, not ad hominem attacks against Lanny, as that won't change anything.

In the end, Romney can release his tax records while Obama releases his college grades, thesis paper, etc. And those have nothing to do with birtherism. To say that calling for the release of those records is birtherism is using a sweeping generalization, as they have nothing to do with birth records, though Romney is too weak of a candidate to say this or fight for this.

1 posted on 01/03/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

What say you?


2 posted on 01/03/2012 4:42:58 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Lanny, the Hillary butt boy speaks.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 4:44:33 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I must have missed something in your post. Who in the MSM or which Democrats are calling for Obama to release his college grades and thesis paper?


4 posted on 01/03/2012 4:46:22 PM PST by avacado
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romulus needs to release his tax records. And Freddie Newt needs to release his detailed records of his work with Freddie Mac. Both need to release the details.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 4:47:09 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

This isn’t even relevant. Candidates generally release such records when they win the nomination, not after they win Iowa. In 2008, Obama didn’t release his until late March.

Whoever the nominee is will almost certainly release their tax records in a few months. Absolutely nothing of any consequence will happen tomorrow regarding tax returns.

Lanny Davis is also a complete moron.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 4:48:16 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: fantom

Like I said, now is not the time for ad hominem attacks, though I certainly don’t care for or support Lanny’s political positions. Ad homs don’t change anything. Romney can do his part while Obama releases his college grades, thesis paper, etc.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 4:48:45 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: tennmountainman

I agree on both counts. And Obama needs to release his college grades, thesis paper, etc, too.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 4:50:51 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

What poof does Lanny have that this will matter at all in the election?


9 posted on 01/03/2012 4:51:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The rats have their moles working inside the IRS. It is only a matter of time before the GOP candidate’s confidential income tax records are released. Ask Bill Simon. He was the GOP gubenatorial candidate in California a few years ago. Parts of his audit file mysteriously appeared in the press a few days before the election. Ask Joe the Plumber.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 4:51:42 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Amen to that, as well!


11 posted on 01/03/2012 4:54:29 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Baloney. We can do better but this won’t send Romney under.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 4:55:21 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: avacado

Not just Obama’s college grades - We want to know about his grants and other aid, his status as a student (foreign student), where he lived, etc. We want this information all the way back to high school, but especially for Occidental and Columbia. We also want to know exactly how Obama managed to gae accepted at Harvard Law School with NO obvious qualifications. Was he a “guided” acceptance, and if so by who? There are stories, Harvard can and ought to release the truth for all to know.

Whole we’re at it, how about a genuine, non-Photoshoped long form Birth Certificate? Is that too much to ask?

Until Obama comes clean, there is no way that the Dems have any credibility to ask for anything of the Republicans.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 4:55:43 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: avacado

I am saying that if and when the MSM comes after Romney on this, Romney needs to ask for Obama to release his college grades, thesis paper, etc. But Romney never would, regardless of the circumstances. He is too weak of a candidate to muster the courage to even call Obama a socialist when talking to O’reilly.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 4:55:43 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: forgotten man

Romney’s IRS file WILL be leaked. It’s the Axelrod M.O. Romney should get out in front of this, and say “I’ll release my IRS returns and college transcripts if Obama will release his transcripts and student aid forms. If Obama is SOOOO smart, this shouldn’t be a problem right?”

WHEN his IRS forms are leaked, he should then call out Obama as a coward, and hand over his transcripts and say, “THIS is how a MAN acts instead of a worthless coward that hides behind lawyers and a sycophantic media.”

He won’t do it though, he’ll play the Dubya type go along to get along punching bag. It’s why they’re called the stupid party.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 5:07:06 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

As much as I despise the anti-RKBA, socialist leaning, big-brother loving liberal Rotney, and that ‘s quite a bit, I still respect the American right to privacy.

So I have no need to see any candidates tax returns in order to decide who I support.

Many corporate records are publicly available via stock holder reports, SEC filings, etc., if anyone really thinks a candidates business dealings are any of their business.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 5:10:40 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: John Valentine

Yes the whole situation regarding Columbia is interesting. He did not graduate with honors, we know that. Yet, he was accepted at Harvard. Why?


17 posted on 01/03/2012 5:27:54 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: John Valentine
Is that too much to ask?

Yes...............apparently.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 5:31:44 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Didn’t Clinton “choose” not to release his taxes during the election because it showed Hillary’s fraudulent commodity trading gains?


19 posted on 01/03/2012 5:38:43 PM PST by freedomrings69
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To: flintsilver7
I'm not even excited in the least about someone's tax filings. That's just more B.S.

The candidates didn't do them ~ their tax accountants did.

20 posted on 01/03/2012 5:53:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: MSF BU
Harvard?

Why did they accept a guy who can claim the Founders in his ancestry?

Granny knew that. I knew that. You didn't know that?

He's a special TWO FER ~ a minority Founders Legacy.

His daughters can join the DAR BTW.

21 posted on 01/03/2012 5:55:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I’m at a loss as to why anyone would care anyway. Everybody knows Romney is wealthy.

This is likely just more idiotic blather. Where I live Davis is always on the morning shows for some unfathomable reason. I just can’t stand the guy.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The OBAMA campaign has stated that they will go after Romney and Lanny Davis is just announcing that the attacks begin immediately.

No need to attack Lanny or the Dems. This is going to be their strategy—attack the competition on their personal flaws because they can’t defend the actions of Obama.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: muawiyah

So if he were white would he have been accepted? Even with lackluster grades at Columbia? Did he graduate with honors from Occidental?


24 posted on 01/03/2012 6:06:48 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: MSF BU
Yes, he would have been accepted, and as it turned out, he was accepted although I think it was a tad more like what they really do ~ he was recruited. Somebody at Columbia put his name in the till to see if any money could come out, and granny made sure they got aholt of his genealogy!

I was recruited when I made a perfect LSAT score AND I'm one of those legacies ~ lots of Harvard grads in the line all the way back ~ many of the same folks as Obama.

I didn't go there. BTW, I was recruited by Columbia even earlier coming out of highschool. We couldn't come to terms on how much they'd "contribute".

25 posted on 01/03/2012 6:14:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I never was a Romey fan, but I would cheer if he simply flipped Lanny and the media the bird and told them the records would be forthcoming just as soon as he sees some paper, any paper, on the current homesteader in chief.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 6:16:12 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Did Kerry and wife Theresa Heinz Kerry ever make their tax records public? How about John McCain and his rich wife Cindy? Politics has increasingly become a rich man’s and possibly woman’s game.

No one gets elected without big bucks. Perhaps it’s more healthy to vote for those who have inherited or earned their own megamillions than to vote for those who have not. Obama, for example, was so obviously a wholly owned subsidiary of someone. But it’s difficult to track that someone.

Part of Romney’s appeal is the fact that he’s turned around failing businesses and might be considered a financial genius. What could be better for the financially failing country? Ideology aside, of course.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 6:58:18 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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28 posted on 01/03/2012 7:37:51 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Veto!

Part of Romney’s appeal is the fact that he’s turned around failing businesses and might be considered a financial genius. What could be better for the financially failing country? Ideology aside, of course.”””

As a life-long bookkeeper, there is a difference between “turning around a failing business” & buying a business, piecemeal selling off all the assets & selling the use of the name to a competitor.

Mitt absolutely did not have a policy of ‘turning around’ a business.

Many were canibalized...especially older businesses where the book value of the machinery & other assets were very low. The value of those assets creates a profit when you sell them for ANY amount of money when the BV was ZERO or almost ZERO.

Another ploy is to take over a business that is in it’s 2nd or 3rd generation of family, where the astute business sense and the willingness to work VERY hard attributes of the founder hasn’t been genetically passed on to the heirs.

Estate taxes of family owned businesses are also a target for such companies as Mitt’s.

The estate taxes force the family to sell the business for a hurried and sharp price reduction——just to pay the IRS estate taxes. A family dairy in So Calif—Jessup Dairy—was just such a victim.

In comes a company like Mitt’s & they buy at fire sale prices, break up all the assets, lay off the employees & sell the BONES of the company at a profit.

Mitt’s bottom line looks good. But how does he get there????

Ask the Jessup family how they feel after 2 generations of building a world class dairy business.


29 posted on 01/04/2012 10:17:39 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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