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Obama Camp Wants Petition Signatures to Get Romney to Release Tax Returns
PJ Media ^ | 8-18-2012 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 08/18/2012 8:01:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing

August 18, 2012

Obama Camp Wants Petition Signatures to Get Romney to Release Tax Returns

Bridget Johnson

The Obama campaign is asking supporters to sign a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney release “just five years of tax returns.”

In an email to the BarackObama.com list, campaign manager Jim Messina noted the letter he sent Friday morning to Romney’s campaign manager, vowing to get off Romney’s back about the returns if the documents were produced. The Romney camp brushed off Messina’s move.

Now Messina has converted his letter into an online petition of sorts.

“According to the one full year of returns he has released, Romney paid 13.9% in taxes on his income. Thursday, he said he went back and looked, and has never paid less than 13% over the last ten years. Now we’re asking him to put his money where his mouth is,” Messina wrote.

“It is absolutely relevant for us to ask how much a presidential candidate paid in taxes, if he sheltered his money or tried to get out of paying taxes at all, why he started — and continues to own — a corporation offshore in Bermuda, why he keeps his finances offshore in the Cayman Islands, and why he opened a Swiss bank account,” he continued.

In addition to being invited to sign the petition, supporters were reminded in a P.S. to open their wallets: “Election Day is closer than you think — make a donation to fund this campaign in the time we have left.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012electionbias; astroturf; bhofascism; bhotranscripts; doublestandard; elections; liberalfascism; obama; obamascandals; obamatruthfile; romney; taxers; transparency
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1 posted on 08/18/2012 8:02:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Ok, so how long will it take to get a petition going for the Obummer to release his Social Security records, passport records, college records, etc.???


2 posted on 08/18/2012 8:04:07 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: smoothsailing

Everything they do reaks of despiration.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: smoothsailing

“We’re out of ideas, money and energy. Will you PLEEEZE do our opposition research for us?”


4 posted on 08/18/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by relictele
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To: JustTheTruth

“Ok, so how long will it take to get a petition going for the Obummer to release his Social Security records, passport records, college records, etc.???”

Where do I sign?


5 posted on 08/18/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: smoothsailing

And if it takes off, do they REALLY not realize what kind of petition we will launch. Their campaign is pure high school.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 8:07:47 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: smoothsailing

FUBO!

Remember, November is coming!


7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: smoothsailing

when pigs with lipstick fly


8 posted on 08/18/2012 8:09:56 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
They are on the run

Everyday more desperation

9 posted on 08/18/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: smoothsailing

The Obamadork/cretin/felon/quota baby is getting desperate.

Shove it, Chicago idiot.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: smoothsailing

this jerk will do anything to avoid discussing his horrible record of failure, chaos, collapse, debt, deficit, amd decline.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: smoothsailing

Just another fundraising scam


12 posted on 08/18/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Texas Fossil

I can’t wait for the greasy kenyan and his criminal entourage to get their eviction notice.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:14:00 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: smoothsailing

What is the value of a petition signature from someone already in the Obama camp? This Obama Camp is getting stupider by the day.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: scooby321

"I can smell Obama flopsweat from my house"-Tina Fey

15 posted on 08/18/2012 8:14:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I bet Wikileaks will have Romneys tax records out within the week.

Forged by the same people that did Barrys birth record.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Vote for Sarah Palin, she is the cure to the disease and infection of socialism.)
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To: JustTheTruth
Ok, so how long will it take to get a petition going for the Obummer to release his Social Security records, passport records, college records, etc.???

Only problem is Obama team could find a way to release phony versions of the above while Romney would be stuck releasing his genuine tax returns. Which are so complicated the Obama propagandists will pick them apart and find things to rail about even though Romney's taxes are 100% legal.

Romney has no divorce records for Obama consigliore Axelrod (scumbag) to get unsealed so they are trying to force Romney to release his taxes which are extremely complex for anyone in his line of work or on Wall Street

17 posted on 08/18/2012 8:15:54 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Now I understand Romney's plan on this. He wants Obama to pursue this loser strategy.

The trap is set and will trip when a deal is cut to trade tax returns for college records or passport or what have you. Since obviously Obama can't afford to reveal the real ones, he'll be forced to fake them like the BC which will be his undoing.

18 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:29 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: smoothsailing
If Romney gives in, he is toast.

Stand up to the Alinskyite POS or get the Hell out of the race.

19 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: EDINVA

It’s Amateur Hour in Obamaville.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They don’t reeeeeally want to go down this road, do they?


21 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:57 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: SpaceBar

I want him charged, tried and put in Jail.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:24 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: smoothsailing
LOL! * explicative self censored *
23 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: smoothsailing

Not ever going to happen. Romney is not obligated to release returns and won’t for sure now if he has any guts at all.

This could be entertaining if it were not so critical.

Winning is not enough. I want revenge.


24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: smoothsailing
"Okay Romney, I'm gonna draw another line in the sand and if you cross it you're in big trouble.

"Okay Romney, I'm gonna draw another line in the sand and if you cross it you're in big trouble.

"Okay Romney, I'm gonna draw another line in the sand and if you cross it you're in big trouble.

"Okay Romney, I'm gonna draw another line in the sand and if you cross it you're in big trouble."

25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:21:50 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: JustTheTruth

I’ll sign now for his complete college records.

Slim Shady can’t hang in the light of day!


26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:22:07 PM PDT by One Name
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To: EDINVA
What is the value of a petition signature from someone already in the Obama camp? This Obama Camp is getting stupider by the day.

Sorry, but they would not have standing.

27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:22:47 PM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

The returns will get out somehow.


28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:23:06 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: JustTheTruth

Great idea. If someone will create it I will sign it and pass it on to others!


29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:23:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

The Obama campaign is successfully controlling the debate. This is all I hear about on the news.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: DesertRhino
Their campaign is pure high school.

But the ObamaMedia will repeat and magnify it endlessly and Obama's supporters and some independents, who are pure high school, will be energized. Obama supporters are wrong and maybe even evil but they're not all stupid.

31 posted on 08/18/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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32 posted on 08/18/2012 8:24:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: smoothsailing
Obama Where are the records?

We know where Obama spent some of his adult years and only some.

33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:25:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: smoothsailing

CNN was pushing this earlier this afternoon! No one but Obama, et al and leftwing aka mainstream media care! Everyone else is worried about their JOBS!


35 posted on 08/18/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

It’s like most of America really doesn’t care, and that frosts Obama’s hiney. What is this supposed to show, that Mitt got some scandalous tax breaks in a tax return that is as long as “War and Peace” but nowhere near as entertaining? There is a reason that job-creating investment risks are taxed more gently than more prosaic income.


36 posted on 08/18/2012 8:29:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Col Frank Slade

I agree with you but I have one concern. Obama certainly knows exactly what’s in Romney’s returns. Since they’re private by law he can’t even leak what’s in them, but he knows, and believes it’s win.win. If Romney releases them, Axelrod & co bash Romney with the contents. if Romney doen’t release them, then Axelrod with the Media bash Romney for a coverup. Right now this is his only play.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 8:30:34 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: smoothsailing
The Romney camp brushed off Messina’s move.

As they should! Imagine if Dingy Harry can just spew lies about not paying taxes for ten years and get away with it then how would they twist ten years of tax return data?

Keep hammering at Camp Ubama and his worthless record! When the media stooges bring up the tax issue hand them an "I love Obama" button for their jacket and tell them to put it on! Keep piling on the shame to the media for their relentless shilling for Ubama.

38 posted on 08/18/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m sure Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck will sign this one, too.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:16 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: smoothsailing

This is beginning to smack of despiration. I don’t know anyone who could care about Romney’s tax returns. However, everyobne I know cares about Obama’s horrible record creating jobs and managing the economy!


40 posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:40 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: DesertRhino
Their campaign is pure high school.

Four years in office and the Obama campaign has nothing positive to run on.People are tired, out of work and the outlook is bleak.

This type of campaign worked for him in 2008, but slick words and empty promises won't work this time.

Let them keep chasing after tax records, while Romney and Ryan are out there offering leadership that has been so lacking.

41 posted on 08/18/2012 8:32:05 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: smoothsailing

42 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe we could get our own little petition going, on November sixth, let’s see if we can get enough people to sign a petition to send Obamay and his scrawny ass packin’...


43 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Stosh

well obama is in name although maybe not legally, head of the fed government. surely he could just order the irs to produce romneys tax returns. even though it wouldn’t be lagal, he could likely get them.


44 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jeff Chandler

What I’m hearing on the news is how Obama has gutted Medicare to the tune of $700 Billion.


45 posted on 08/18/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Obama is running a 3rd grade campaign, matching the political education of his supporters. They gonna put y’all back in chains! You didn’t build that. It’s god to spread the wealth around. Sign my petition and here’s your pack of Kools.


46 posted on 08/18/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Them are some tig jiggly bitties.


47 posted on 08/18/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: xkaydet65

The worst thing that could possibly be in them, I am NOT saying this is TRUE, is that Romeny took advantage of a “swiss bank amnesty” in 2008.

But here is the history of Axelrod

http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2012/08/axelrod_playboo.php


48 posted on 08/18/2012 8:37:40 PM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: xkaydet65

What gripes Obama, Axelroduphisarse and the Left is that Romney makes SO DAMNED MUCH MONEY !!! They can’t stand it.


49 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

Even if Obama traded college records for Romney tax returns, they would be obviously fake. Romney should ignore this.


50 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:32 PM PDT by DBrow
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