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GOP Gov. Calls on Mitt Romney to Release Additional Tax Returns and Show He Has ‘Nothing to Hide’
ABC News ^ | 7-14-12 | Michael Falcone

Posted on 07/14/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT by raulgomez05

Bentley said that Romney’s refusal to release more returns has created a “distraction” that Democrats were successfully exploiting. “I just believe in total transparency,” Bentley told ABC News at the National Governors Association conference. “In fact, I was asked today that question — do you think that Governor Romney should release his tax returns? And I said I do. I said, I release my tax returns. I may be the only public official in Alabama that does, but I release mine every year and I just believe that people should release their tax returns. And if you get them out and just get past that, it just makes it so much easier.” Bentley, who took office in 2001, warned that failure to do so would continue to open the door for the Obama campaign and their Democratic allies to “cause distractions away from the real issue in this campaign and that’s the economy.”

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KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; bentley; hypocrisy; idiotgovbentley; iwontvoteforromney; news; romney; romneyantiteaparty; stenchofromney; stupidparty
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1 posted on 07/14/2012 11:00:08 PM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: raulgomez05

Is it required by law? If this governor wants transparency, why didn’t he call for Obama releasing everything on the list of documents that many people have demanded?


2 posted on 07/14/2012 11:04:20 PM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: raulgomez05

I’m so sick of the smartest people on our side reaching across the aisle and working with these guys......


3 posted on 07/14/2012 11:04:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: raulgomez05

Hmmm, its quite possible Romneys accountants may have missed something, but if it does come to light would it be enough to jeopardize the election?


4 posted on 07/14/2012 11:05:20 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: raulgomez05

This is where Romney says, I’ll release them all if the Kenyan releases his ORIGINAL birth certificate and all passports, all of his college transcripts and applications and all of the Social Security Account Numbers that Barry has used over his lifetime. If he won’t release that stuff, the ‘RATS can stuff it.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 11:09:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obamanism is a kook cult!)
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To: All

Romney to Bentley:

Tell you what, you get Obama to release his birth certificate, baptismal records, college transcripts, college dissertations/papers...

We’ll release more tax returns.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 11:11:59 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: raulgomez05

I think somebody ain’t on the VP list anymore.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 11:13:15 PM 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: Tzimisce
I’m so sick of the smartest people on our side reaching across the aisle and working with these guys......

I am just amused that Romney gets what he deserves. Since Romney plans to cheat the people and reach across the aisle and impose socialism on us, it is only fair that someone in the party gives him the same treatment.

8 posted on 07/14/2012 11:14:27 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Tzimisce
I’m so sick of the smartest people on our side reaching across the aisle and working with these guys

Good point.

One could also say that Romney's refusal to release his returns does not help the case of those trying to get Obama to release his sealed documents.

So far I've heard nothing from Romney about Obama's own lack of transparency.

Obama records which have not been released

Obama/Dunham marriage license

Obama/Dunham divorce documents

Passport records

Record of Baptism -- Not released or 'not available'

Certified Copy of Original Birth certificate -- Not released

Adoption records

Obama kindergarten records

Punahou School records

Occidental College records and transcripts -- Not released

Columbia University records and transcripts -- Not released

Columbia Thesis paper -- 'not available

Harvard University records and transcripts - Not released

Harvard Law Review articles published -- None

Medical records -- Not released

Illinois State Bar Association records

Illinois State Senate schedule -- 'said to be lost'

Illinois State Senate records -- 'said to be lost'

Law practice client list -- Not released

University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None

Nachumlist

9 posted on 07/14/2012 11:15:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: raulgomez05

Quid pro quo, openness for openness. Draw Obama out.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 11:15:54 PM PDT by pallis
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To: raulgomez05

Yet another reason why Republicans lose elections.

For over 4 years, the Democrats have held a united front, refusing to entertain any suggestion that Barack Obama reveal information regarding his past. But right on cue some GOP official, lusting for camera time, can’t resist the siren sound of the MSM.

Idiots.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 11:15:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: raulgomez05

Yet another Republican creampuff that should have brought up zero’s lack of documents. A moron creampuff at that.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 11:21:38 PM PDT by soycd
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Romney is not a birther so he won’t say that.


13 posted on 07/14/2012 11:22:00 PM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: rbmillerjr
Romney to Bentley:

Tell you what, you get Obama to release his birth certificate, baptismal records, college transcripts, college dissertations/papers...

We’ll release more tax returns.

I think that's Romney's job to be getting Obama to release all of that stuff. He's the Obama's opponent.

14 posted on 07/14/2012 11:23:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It is less than 3 days until Arpaio’s presser and they got something solid against the Kenyan.


15 posted on 07/14/2012 11:26:36 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Nobody will care.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 11:28:42 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: raulgomez05
Romney is not a birther

Evidently Obama is.

17 posted on 07/14/2012 11:31:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: JaguarXKE

We’ll see about that. But the truth has a way of taking people down even empires.


18 posted on 07/14/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: raulgomez05

Mitt Romney should announce he will voluntarily release all his tax returns ONLY IF Eric Holder and Barack Obama drop their ridiculous claim of executive privilege in the Fast and Furious scandal. PUT UP OR SHUT UP, OBAMA!

You want transparency all of a sudden, Obama? Let’s see how and why that border guard was murdered. Let’s see who knew what and when at Justice and in the White House. Congress has oversight power on those documents. Obama, you don’t have any power over Romney’s documents. Romney should call him on this!


19 posted on 07/14/2012 11:42:30 PM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

I have a feeling “Mitt Romney should...” will become the most used phrase among conservatives since the 2008 election.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 11:46:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: raulgomez05

Error in here. Bentley was elected in 2010.


21 posted on 07/14/2012 11:46:54 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: raulgomez05
Who listens to who more?


22 posted on 07/14/2012 11:53:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: raulgomez05

I’m not sure what anyone thinks is in Romney’s tax returns, on either side of the political spectrum. He ran for president in the last cycle and has had four years to prepare for the scruitiny of the campaign cycle with it’s hostile media. If there were something wrong, it would have been corrected by now in the squeakiest, cleanest manner and doublechecked by the best accountants and lawyers money can buy.

Personally, I don’t think it matters how much information the Romney campaign provides, the Obama campaign and his willing accomplices in the media will never say it is enough. They don’t want the truth, they don’t want transparency, they want Romney destroyed.


23 posted on 07/14/2012 11:58:16 PM PDT by jz638
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To: jz638

Romney needs to step down and let another candidate take over


24 posted on 07/14/2012 11:59:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

Try the same search for BO.

“About 458,000,000 results (0.27 seconds)”


25 posted on 07/15/2012 12:00:20 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Red Steel
Obama knows whats on Romneys tax returns,

he must want to use something on there as a campaign issue like if Romney paid not much tax some years,

then Obama can hold a press conference at the White Hut and declare that Romney paid less in tax than some woman in Newark NJ with five kids who just got off welfare and is working at Burger King

26 posted on 07/15/2012 12:08:38 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Red Steel
Obama knows whats on Romneys tax returns,

he must want to use something on there as a campaign issue like if Romney paid not much tax some years,

then Obama can hold a press conference at the White Hut and declare that Romney paid less in tax than some woman in Newark NJ with five kids who just got off welfare and is working at Burger King

27 posted on 07/15/2012 12:08:51 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: raulgomez05

Is this assclown Bentley a coward? Or just a moron?
Romney’s tax returns? DemocRAT distraction?

People are rolling their eyes and shrugging so hard their shoulders hurt.


28 posted on 07/15/2012 12:29:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Eye of Unk
You are curious about Zer0’s past, right? No one vetted Zer0. he was in a drug stupor for his last year of H.S. but no one asked how he got into college.

I think Romney should get the same pass as our president did.

I'm all for equal friend but not for privilege.

29 posted on 07/15/2012 12:49:33 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: tsowellfan

“I think that’s Romney’s job to be getting Obama to release all of that stuff. He’s the Obama’s opponent.”

That would be a distraction that Obama would love, he wouldn’t have to talk about his failed policies.

But it’s a great rhetorical response to ObamaZombies demanding more info from Romney.


30 posted on 07/15/2012 1:13:42 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr
That would be a distraction that Obama would love, he wouldn’t have to talk about his failed policies.

Well then it appears Romney's got himself in a pickle.

31 posted on 07/15/2012 1:17:57 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: raulgomez05

I wonder if, through all this, Romney thinks 0bama is still “a nice guy.”

The longer the dems get to tee off on these distractions, the less 0bama is forced to play defense on his own job record.


32 posted on 07/15/2012 2:19:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: rbmillerjr

Exactly. The 0bama academic records are no less required by law than Romney`s tax returns.

That`s exactly what Romney should say.... “put yours out there, and so will I.”


33 posted on 07/15/2012 2:23:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"This is where Romney says, I’ll release them all if the Kenyan releases his ORIGINAL birth certificate and all passports, all of his college transcripts and applications and all of the Social Security Account Numbers that Barry has used over his lifetime. If he won’t release that stuff, the ‘RATS can stuff it."

DITTOS! ! ! ! ! ! !

34 posted on 07/15/2012 3:09:35 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: rbmillerjr

You have hit the nail on the head.


35 posted on 07/15/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: paudio

The governor is right AND you are right.

Romney should release his returns because to do otherwise is a distraction.

Romney should call upon Obama at that time to release his transcripts, registrations, etc.

Perhaps he should go back 5 years or so and say he’ll release more when Obama releases more.


36 posted on 07/15/2012 3:16:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: tsowellfan
"Romney needs to step down and let another candidate take over."

I agree, but it ain't gona happen. We are down to two choices:
1. The Lying cheating corupt to the core ZERO.
Door number two: Romney
My tag line says how I will vote. Just FYI I have had this tag line long before the other Republicans dropped out. . . .

37 posted on 07/15/2012 3:21:02 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: xzins
"Romney should release his returns because to do otherwise is a distraction."

Maybe, just maybe Romney is slicker than we give him credit for.
Maybe he didn't release his tax returns on purpose, knowing that ZERO would demand that he release them.
Then he says I will release my tax returns once you release: "All the stuff we want released". ZERO won't release anything, but now Romney has the upper hand. Romney then releases the tax returns and then has a good ad of Romney sitting at a table waiting on ZEROS release. . . . .

38 posted on 07/15/2012 3:28:30 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: raulgomez05

Obama has a felony for soliciting in China
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.


39 posted on 07/15/2012 3:48:02 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a Marxist Muslim fraud.)
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To: raulgomez05
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, in an interview with ABC News today, called on presumptive Democrat nominee Barack Hussein Obama to release his medical records, his passport application, his College Transcript from Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, his SAT and LSAT scores, his long form BC, his draft registration forms, his Social Security number and records, his application for financial assistance while in College, his..... in order to show he has nothing to hide.”

Oh wait, this PC, POS, RINO, who has "foot-in-mouth disease" didn't did he?

40 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:15 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: tsowellfan
To: jz638 Romney needs to step down and let another candidate take over

Let me take a realllll wild guess: RON PAUL, right???

41 posted on 07/15/2012 4:10:59 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: raulgomez05

These people are really Ripe. Where do you begin,I am Convinced they Pile so much Crap out there, there is Literally not enough Hours in the day to answer all the Lawlessness,Corruption And Hypocrisy of the Obamas and their sycophants. Cecil B.Demille would be Hard Pressed to film an Epoch of this Magnitude,It sure wouldnt be The Greatest Story Ever Told. Maybe someone else could come up with a Better title


42 posted on 07/15/2012 4:41:30 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: raulgomez05

These people are really Ripe. Where do you begin,I am Convinced they Pile so much Crap out there, there is Literally not enough Hours in the day to answer all the Lawlessness,Corruption And Hypocrisy of the Obamas and their sycophants. Cecil B.Demille would be Hard Pressed to film an Epoch of this Magnitude,It sure wouldnt be The Greatest Story Ever Told. Maybe someone else could come up with a Better title


43 posted on 07/15/2012 4:42:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: raulgomez05

These people are really Ripe. Where do you begin,I am Convinced they Pile so much Crap out there, there is Literally not enough Hours in the day to answer all the Lawlessness,Corruption And Hypocrisy of the Obamas and their sycophants. Cecil B.Demille would be Hard Pressed to film an Epoch of this Magnitude,It sure wouldnt be The Greatest Story Ever Told. Maybe someone else could come up with a Better title


44 posted on 07/15/2012 4:43:05 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: JaguarXKE

You’re right. Nobody cares about anything. That’s why his approval stays in the mid-40s despite being the worst ever. The worst imaginable news against him would not cause his support to drop below 40%. There is never any outcry from the sheep over anything anymore. There’s more outcry over DirecTV customers losing their Viacom channels than over the Obamacare ruling, Fast & Furious, or any of his many power grabs this summer. I’m pretty sure we’re finished as a productive nation/society.


45 posted on 07/15/2012 4:48:32 AM PDT by amishman
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Unless Romney starts attacking Obama personally and hard, he’s going down in a Kerry-like defeat.


46 posted on 07/15/2012 4:53:03 AM PDT by amishman
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To: raulgomez05
Romney should very publicly release his tax returns AND a copy of his real birth certificate AND his college transcripts and challenge Obozo to do the same.
47 posted on 07/15/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: raulgomez05

That really pissed me off and I was going to contact this Bently.
His comments were taken out of context. Here is a link to the letter posted on his website: http://www.governor.alabama.gov/news/news_detail.aspx?ID=6749


48 posted on 07/15/2012 6:14:25 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah...like this loser has stones enough to do that. Nice fantasy though.


49 posted on 07/15/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: raulgomez05; All
BENTLEY SAID NO SUCH THING, AND EVEN RELEASED AN IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE ACCUSING THE AP OF MISQUOTING HIM...

Governor Bentley Responds to Misleading Report on Romney Financial Documents

The AP and every media outlet has reported it anyway. Spread the word on this disinformation.

50 posted on 07/15/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT by montag813
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