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Pelosi: On Second Thought, This Whole Tax Returns Thing is a Distraction
Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 07/20/2012 5:38:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

Behold what a prominent politician's "CYA" instinct hath wrought:
 

Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction. As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. “We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts,” Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.


Pelosi even started clawing at the annoyingly inquisitive media:
 

Pelosi also suggested that the media should face disclosure requirements. “Some people think the same standard should be held to the ownership of the news media in the country who are writing these stories about all of this. What do you think of that?” she asked.


Yeah, what do you think of that, reporters?  Stop asking Nancy questions about her shameless hypocrisy!  It seems the former Speaker is a little jittery over the report we highlighted earlier:
 

Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president’s Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself. Sen. Harry Reid went farther: Romney’s refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher. They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused to release their tax records.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/18/156632/most-members-of-congress-keep.html#storylink=cpy

Coming soon, a new GOP talking point on Romney's taxes: "Even Nancy Pelosi -- who declines to release her own tax returns -- calls this whole issue a distraction."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2102; democrats; elections; liberalhypocrisy; liberals; pelosi; progressives; romney; taxandspend; taxes; taxincrease

1 posted on 07/20/2012 5:38:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Bella Pelosi's wealth makes Mitt Romney look like a pauper so of course she won't release her taz returns.
2 posted on 07/20/2012 5:44:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I'm still interest in how much bucks (did that on purpose)Senator Fineswine’s hubby made off the no bid hard covers in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan...
3 posted on 07/20/2012 5:55:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Pelosi is most likely THE most corrupt politician in Washington, and that takes in a lot of territory.

Well: she learned at her Daddy’s knee.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 6:16:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

“On Second Thought, This Whole Tax Returns Thing is a Distraction”
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Everything in that woman’s mind is a distraction.
I think she has the IQ of a slug.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Venturer
Pelosi is most likely THE most corrupt politician in Washington, and that takes in a lot of territory.
Well: she learned at her Daddy’s knee.


That's probably not all she learned.
6 posted on 07/20/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: AlexW

She is a distraction. Someone must have asked why not her tax return too. Not moi I am sure she thought. So it becomes a distraction now. Metaphorically, she is like a roach who senses your approach with a shoe in your hand, they scurry away.

Oh, Voodoo man was in Jacksonville Fl yesterday. I was observing the FAA flight reporter and noticed every plane was diverted from the airspace out to about 150 miles. One poor group was doing loops in the Atlantic while his Majesty was awaiting a storm to clear from the runway so AF I Won, could land. POed me to no end not to mention the closed roads for the cavalcade going and coming. Disqusting and this guy does it every day. To me, when he is traveling on political business, he should travel like everyone else. I guess the King is supreme.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 6:33:51 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Kaslin

As Speaker she was second in line to be POTUS.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret
As Speaker she was second in line to be POTUS.

That gives me chills.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: AlexW

“I think she has the IQ of a slug”

We slugs object to that! We’re MUCH smarter!


10 posted on 07/20/2012 7:05:10 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Mouton

“I guess the King is supreme.”
_______________________________

This emperor has no clothes.
God save America from this scourge.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 7:13:09 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Nope, disagree. Slugs are way smarter.

I wish we could shake some salt on Pelosi and watch her shrivel up -


12 posted on 07/20/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Kaslin

Considering all the paper that Obama has hidden away, buried, destroyed or otherwise deleted, the Demoncraps should have realized from the start that this was a non-starter of an issue because all it really did was draw attention to Obama.

Now the cartoonists and pundits have the bit between their teeth and Bambi is freaking, so he’s put out the word telling everyone the STFU about the tax returns.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 7:33:17 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Kaslin

You suppose some of those SF Mafia connections and graft might just show up on those returns Nan?

Pray for America


14 posted on 07/20/2012 7:56:53 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Kaslin

15 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:17 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin

This makes me have to tell my Nancy Pelosi story, which I bring out from time to time.

My father was shop steward for Carpenter’s Union 101 in Baltimore city. As such he was part of the Democratic corruption in Baltimore. On election nights we’d all go to the precinct as demanded by Pelosi’s father, Mayor D’Alesandro, a third world corrupt Mayor if ever there was one.

The electrician’s union would come in and send some kind of a zap through the bank of voting machines, thereby changing the votes to whatever D’Alesandro wanted. I don’t know how that worked. In that day the voting machines had little handle thingies and somehow they could be greatly tampered with.

My father, as a big union bigwig, got a job remodeling the Pelosi house in Baltimore’s Little Italy.

Me and my brother would often go along to help as was our wont in those days when people actually worked, even kids.

Nancy went to a Catholic school. She’s a few years older than me. She was a teenager at the time. She’d come in, slam the door, throw her stuff down and begin shouting for her mother. Her mother would tell her to pick up her books and she’d throw a nasty hissy fit. I’d watch her with childish eyes and wonder why on earth someone didn’t smack her silly. My mother or father would have smacked clear across town I behaved like that.

She’d tell her mother she was going out that night and her mother would tell her no. Then she’d find her father and would rub up against him and whine that she just HAD to go wherever it was she wanted to go. He’s hug her and give her money and let her have her way.

She looks EXACTLY like her father. Every time I see her face, even today, I feel like I’m looking directly into the eyes of Mayor D’Alesandro.

Her brother was also very active in Baltimore politics....corrupt as a third world dictator, every one of them.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kaslin

LOL, did San Fran Nan finally figure out that her rock might shatter her own glass house?


17 posted on 07/20/2012 8:20:50 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Kaslin

Sometimes it’s fun to watch the Keystone Komrades in action. Not often, though.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 8:38:29 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Kaslin

That bit*h has never had a rational First Thought, never name a Second Thought.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 8:41:38 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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Keep FR Running

Counter the MSM spin machine.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Neat chart. Where are you getting that info from?


21 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Neat chart. Where are you getting that info from?


22 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:52 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Kaslin
2 Hours from his name to his ties to Tea Party and other radical right wing organizations.

The Perp IDed by ABC is on a 50 YO man. That is certainly the right guy.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Republican Extremist

Pelosi Changes Mind About Romney’s Taxes When Focus Is On Her Returns

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2012/07/pelosi-changes-mind-about-romneys-taxes.html?utm_source=co2hog


24 posted on 07/20/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Vinnie; csmusaret

Me too


25 posted on 07/20/2012 11:29:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Fishtalk
Why am I not surprised at this. She acted like a princess then and she still does now.

It's way past time to knock her off her pedestal

26 posted on 07/20/2012 11:36:24 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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