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Trump Now Taking Aim at Obama's Collegiate Background
CNBC ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Jeff Cox

Posted on 08/07/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT by Qbert

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns only after President Barack Obama makes public his college transcripts, real estate magnate Donald Trump said on CNBC.

A vocal Romney supporter who once toyed with a run at the top office himself, Trump took up the latest controversy over the president's background — the circumstances under which Obama attended Columbia University.

"If I were Mitt Romney, and I'm not, I would say very simply, 'I will release my returns, which are 100 percent legit, everything's fine, if you release the information that we want,'" he said on"Squawk Box." Obama "spends $4 million trying to hide lots of different things that he's done, whether it's his passport records, his college applications and college record."

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"If I were Romney I would do this: 'I will release my returns if you release the records that you've been trying to shield for the last four years,'" Trump said.

Romney critics have challenged his decision to release only the two most recent years of tax returns.

The Obama campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: certifigate; columbia; columbiau; harvard; indonesian; naturalborncitizen; naturalbornsubject; obama; obamarecord; obamasecrets; romney; trump
Fighting fire with fire.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Woo-hoo!

Great to see Trump stepping back in.

Welcome sir.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 7:34:26 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If You start with the College Transcripts it leads to everything.

Financial Aid

Foreign Student, etc

3 posted on 08/07/2012 7:36:19 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Qbert

How bad do you want it, Mitt? Fight...and I don’t mean in the laughable fashion that McCain ‘fought’ (LOLOL) in 2008.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 7:39:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scooby321

Which at this point in time is totally moot, other than for striking that part of the constitution. (Since the Kenyon has now set a precident.)


5 posted on 08/07/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It is interesting following Donald’s tweets . . . he slams Obama on a daily basis, usually multiple times per day.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 7:42:33 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’d like to finally see that Rashid Khalidi-Obama tape while we’re at it...


7 posted on 08/07/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Maybe my tin-foil hat is on a bit too tight this morning, but, I am wondering if Mr. Trump is maneuvering to be the next Ross Perot.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 7:43:45 AM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Qbert

This is way better than “tax returns.”

Basics like college transcripts and student loans are clear, simple and memorable. And Trump knows how to deliver it.

The Dems are dreaming if they think people care about the arcana of old tax returns.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Qbert
Donald Trump has absolutely NO credibility with me. How he makes so much money in the business world is a complete mystery.
10 posted on 08/07/2012 7:47:33 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: who knows what evil?

> How bad do you want it, Mitt? Fight

I believe he is fighting.

He’s using Trump as a surrogate so Mitt doesn’t get his hands dirty with “negative campaigning”.

If so, Mitt is revealing himself to be more clever even than the demonically inspired 0bama.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: hollywood

As much as I destest Trump for being a huckster looking out only for his own egotistical interests, I do gotta admire him for his honesty and guts.

I could see myself throwing away my vote for Trump. At least I could live with myself - something I’m not sure I could do by voting for Obomney.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: hollywood

I think he just likes calling people out. He doesn’t have anything to lose really. Mitt can just let him do all the stuff he won’t do himself.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:35 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Qbert

These games can be played when both sides play by the rules—you know, producing ACTUAL, not doctored, records. Do you suppose there’s any chance in hell we’d get the real thing from Obama? No. A demand or a swap like this one would produce nothing more than new cries of racism from a host of Ivy leftists.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Qbert
Romney needs to go after this one like a pitbull on a porkchop! Everytime he is asked about the release of the tax records he needs to simply state who the obvious tools are in this.

ATTACK HIS SURROGATES!! It is the Obama Lapdog media - go after them with a vengeance each time they raise the issue. THEY and THEY ALONE are 100% responsible for keeping this issue alive!

15 posted on 08/07/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Qbert

People here have been telling him to do that for a year.

He refuses to do it. God knows why.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think Trump wants your vote. He wants to see Obama OUT, and voting for Trump will not lead to that end.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Donald Trump has absolutely NO credibility with me.

Well, I guess THAT settles THAT!

18 posted on 08/07/2012 7:56:44 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: Coldwater Creek

"Donald Trump has absolutely NO credibility with me."

I don't agree with Trump politically by any means (he's all over the map, and he's defintely not a Conservative)... but I'd much rather have him be on the offensive about things like this than Romney being constantly off message, and always on the ropes about his tax returns and Bain.

Romney and the credible voices need to hammer Obama on the "dinner table" issues, and let the surrogates duke it out over the personal stuff.

Axelrod loves to play this game where he comes up with psychological personal attacks that all of his minions parrot... leaving Obama to "hover above" it all (he's doing it now with Harry Reid, and he did it with the gross attacks on Sarah Palin's family in '08). While not the most important issues of the day, personal attacks need to be addressed somehow. I don't want to hear Trump talk politics... but I think he's very effective in aspects like this.

19 posted on 08/07/2012 8:07:14 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

On the other hand...

Millions of folks see Trump as yet another stooge for Obama. Everytime Trump opened his mouth about the BC issue, people laughed at him and called him an idiot which is part of the “Saul Alinsky” game plan that benefits the Kenyan.

Disclosure: I’m a birther - through and through. But I recognize others (ignorant though they may be) who still believe the many and various lies Bammie has concocted regarding his birf; and they scoff at Trump.

Trump is a useful idiot - to be sure. But the question is... WHO’s idiot?

Ours or theres?


20 posted on 08/07/2012 8:07:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Something tells me, especially after seeing how Willard went after Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries, that he’ll have no compunction getting down and dirty with Axelrod, Plouffe, and Co.

He’s using Sununu as a surrogate mouthpiece in the media a LOT now, and that is an encouraging sign.....to me at least. John Sununu has never shied away from playing extreme hardball.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 8:09:57 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Qbert

What is Obama hiding, and why is he hiding it?


22 posted on 08/07/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Coldwater Creek

“How he makes so much money in the business world is a complete mystery.”

He went to Wharton and was staked with millions from his father. He has the tools and being in NY Real Estate teaches you a lot.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Qbert

Trump is at least playing offense. Romney likes to stay on defense. Hard to win playing defense only.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Well at least Trump is not being cowed by the thug administration and the other spineless crony capitalists in this country. He actually reminds me of a hero in Atlas Shrugged. We need more leading business people to stand up to these Marxist thugs!


25 posted on 08/07/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Qbert
Right on. Trumps move is what the GOP should have been hitting on. Only one caution. King Obama and his communists empire will demand that Romney release tax records first. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FALL FOR THIS LYING RAT FACE CRIMINAL. King Obama will never release anything.

Trump is one of our only real person with gonads. Attack King Obama and he will fall under pressure.

26 posted on 08/07/2012 8:23:44 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Qbert

ping ! and who cares what that old man in a diaper Harry wants to see. Let him justify his accumulation of wealth while in office..how about it harry?


27 posted on 08/07/2012 8:32:12 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: hollywood

It’s too late to be Ross Perot 2012


28 posted on 08/07/2012 8:49:48 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Qbert

They would just come up with some FAKE records.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 8:59:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Westbrook

>>He’s using Trump as a surrogate...<<

My thoughts exactly. In the logic test, Reid is to Obama as Trump is to _____?

And Trump is known to be a pit bull and not be easily shut up once he’s taken up a cause. At the least, he’ll get some attention from reporters on the Left because he’s too amusing/arrogant to ignore for long.

So, Reid vs. Trump in a battle of the surrogates. Could be fun to watch, and Trump at least isn’t making up a “someone” who told him what was in Obama’s college records.

(He stole this idea, by the way, but he’s the perfect one to run with it.)


30 posted on 08/07/2012 9:27:14 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Qbert

Maybe Trump can do what investigative journalists and the useless GOP refuse to do and that is find out why obama and his America hating wife had to surrender their law licenses.

There is a big smoking gun there and only a vast conspiracy within the media prevents this from being exposed.

You do not surrender a hard earned law license for a parking ticket.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:35 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Logical me

“King Obama will never release anything.”

When and how were the records sealed? Presidential Order? When? Has the order, or whatever, been released, so we can read it? There might be a lot of interesting questions posed to o’s minions about it.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: scooby321

Precisely. Just yesterday, one of Obama’s former Columbia classmates, Wayne Allyn Root, penned an op-ed about the Anointed One’s stealth presence on campus. Like Obama, Mr. Root was a political science major who graduated in the same year (1983). Trouble is, Root has no memory of Obama, nor do any of his classmates at Columbia.

Root believes that Obama identified himself as a foreign student for financial aid and/or admissions purposes, and I think his theory is highly plausible. I was an intel officer for more than 20 years (military and civilian) and I’ve seen SCI-level SAR/SAP programs that are more accessible than Obama’s collegiate records.

Romney should agree to release more tax records only after Obama releases all of his college records and passport files. Of course, he should only do this if copies of Obama’s original documents can be secured—assuming they still exist.

Covering up (or altering) the paper trail is nothing new for Dims. It’s been reported that John Forbes Kerry’s first act as a U.S. Senator was to pay a call on the Secretary of the Navy, to tidy up certain discrepancies in his military record.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: Qbert

Mr. Romney, if you are a real American and you care about your family as much as you say you do, please choose a real conservative as your running mate to give the rest of us a chance to live free and our dreams.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Qbert; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
At last, someone listened. Calls for 0b0z0's education records PING..........

[Trump] said on"Squawk Box." Obama "spends $4 million trying to hide lots of different things that he's done, whether it's his passport records, his college applications and college record."

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"If I were Romney I would do this: 'I will release my returns if you release the records that you've been trying to shield for the last four years,'" Trump said.

As a professor, I like to see MSM's "the most brilliant ONE we put in the WH" meme go down the tubes to affect his TOTAL collapse as POTUS and to send him to a padded room, diagnosed with a shamfully crushed ego!

As I always said, since eligibility Conservatives are labeled "birther kooks" by public enemy #1, the MSM, fine...

it's the education records, stupid!

Professor S. Alinsky, Expert in what really hurts

35 posted on 08/07/2012 10:04:23 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Of course, he should only do this if copies of Obama’s original documents can be secured—assuming they still exist.

Does anyone believe there are any documents that haven't been tidied up by now?

36 posted on 08/07/2012 10:14:15 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Does anyone believe there are any documents that haven't been tidied up by now?

Even so, if submitted to "honest" forensic verification, 0b0z0's goose would be cooked!

37 posted on 08/07/2012 10:20:06 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Slump Tester
(Since the Kenyon has now set a precident.)

He set no precedent. Letting a murderer go free does not make murder legal from now on.

The Constitution is a political document. It's only as strong as the individual branches wish to exercise their respective powers.

Obama did not make it legal for future presidents to be non-citizens, or non-natural born citizens, as long as future Congresses wish to exert their powers over future candidates.

-PJ

38 posted on 08/07/2012 10:20:25 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

You’re correct. This should never be ALLOWED again!


39 posted on 08/07/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Qbert
Fighting fire with fire.

And it would burn Obama up if released; it would show that he attended on a foreign student financial aid program. And that his grades were none too special.

40 posted on 08/07/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: missnry

Romney needs to go after Obama’s advisers such as Jarret and especially Axelrod as to their political agenda and backround and Chicago associates. Of course this is dependent upon Romney having his own advisers being reputable conservatives able to show fidelity to the Constitution. I think perhaps Trump could pass.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 11:28:44 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: melancholy

I believe Mohammad Ali called it ‘rope-a-dope’.

If people want to keep pounding Romney on records. Let them do it. But if he comes out and then challenges Obama do to the same....

Look out.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 11:37:06 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: noinfringers2

According to the anti-birthers being born in the US made Obama a ‘natural born Citizen’ of the US.

So does being born in Iran make Jarrett a ‘natural born’ citizen of Iran?

If so, is the top adviser to the President a natural born Iranian?

Just askin’.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 11:39:56 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: Qbert
"If I were Romney I would do this: 'I will release my returns if you release the records that you've been trying to shield for the last four years,'" Trump said.

Exactly what I've said. He should make a list of all the documents, birth certificates, religious certificates, marriage certificates, school transcripts & diplomas, law licenses, passports, etc.

Let them both release the documents. What is the transparent man in the White House hiding?
44 posted on 08/07/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I don’t think Trump wants your vote. He wants to see Obama OUT, and voting for Trump will not lead to that end.

I think Trump is so pissed off that all of the media and Obama laughed at him at the White House Press Correspondents dinner that he wants payback...bigtime.

I also think if the offer is profered Romney should say he will release his documents 7 days after Obama, as there has been so much surreptitious, cryptic handling of Obamas documents it will take Romeny 's forensic people to verify the accuracy and completeness of said documents.

45 posted on 08/07/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: melancholy

I think Trump has been underwriting some of the expenses for sherrif Joe’s cold case possee. Trump hates the media and Trump hates Obama after the dinner and the White House and media made Trump the butt of their jokes. You could palpate Trumps vicious hatred of being the butt of their folly. Payback will be a bitch if Trump is cut loose to inflict damage. Nobody, Nobody.....makes fun of Trump and gets away with it. I believe that is what Trump is thinking. Little Jimmy Fowlin should be soiling his drawers. His time will come from the Trump.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 12:26:57 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: melancholy

Thanks for the Ping.

Wayne Allyn Root is on Hannity right now, discussing this very thing.


47 posted on 08/07/2012 6:18:15 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: Coldwater Creek; penelopesire; EQAndyBuzz; Qbert; SMM48

To shut Trump up the Obama campaign produced and released for all to see the infamous LFBC!

Go Donald!


48 posted on 08/08/2012 7:19:55 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

I also wish Trump would open some behind the scenes investigations into some of these ‘journolistas’. It is time to put these jackals on the ropes.


49 posted on 08/08/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: bluecat6
Brilliantly stated bluecat6! Your question defines the meaning of Natural Born Citizenship by illustrating that it is the parent's status that counts. Jarrett's parents were American, therefore she is American --- though not NBC as she wasn't born on American soil IIRC.

Ergo, if Obama's father was Kenyan (or British, at the time) then Obama is at least a dual citizen and certainly not an NBC.

Great question. Wouldn't it be nice to hear a reporter ask it of Carney?

Cue sound of crickets.

50 posted on 08/08/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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