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Letterman Suggests Romney Didn't Pay Taxes, Calls Him A "Felon" [Why No Demand For Apology?]
FoxNews ^ | October 07, 2012

Posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by Steelfish

Letterman Suggests Romney Didn't Pay Taxes, Calls Him A "Felon"

October 07, 2012

Late night TV host David Letterman has suggested that Mitt Romney is a “felon” because he does not pay income tax, despite the Republican presidential nominee recently releasing IRS documents showing he paid nearly $2 million just in 2011.

Letterman, host of CBS’ “Late Show,” made the statement Friday night when telling the audience about a recent poll on what Americans would most like to see, reported first by the website NewsBusters.

Letterman said that 6 percent of Americans wanted to see Romney’s tax returns.

"Yeah, we want to get a look at those tax returns because I believe we will discover that the man has not paid a nickel in United States federal income tax," Letterman said. "That’s right, we have a felon running for president."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/07/letterman-suggests-romney-felon-because-didnt-pay-taxes/#ixzz28e6mDbTK

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1 posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:19 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Dave, go back to schlepping with your staffers in your studio bedroom.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 1:17:06 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Steelfish

Saw it. I wanted to see Billy Crystal.

Letterman said it.

It was outrageous by any standards.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 1:20:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Steelfish
To be technically correct, Letterman said he'd bet Romney hasn't paid any taxes (which has been shown untrue). He then pauses and says, "we've got a felon running for President."

I can agree to that much, but it's not Mitt.

4 posted on 10/07/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by chiller (First check the poll's Dem/Rep/Ind sampling numbers, then re-think.)
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To: Steelfish
Sounds like none of Dave's subordinates have been putting out recently.
5 posted on 10/07/2012 1:23:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Dave, go back to schlepping with your staffers in your studio bedroom.

He probably has a cozy little one bedroom in the West 60's that his wife in New Canaan doesn't even know about.Of course it's completely legit.he only uses it to conduct "interviews".

6 posted on 10/07/2012 1:26:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: stanne
I wanted to see Billy Crystal.

You mean the guy who can't say the word "republican" because it makes him gag?

7 posted on 10/07/2012 1:28:00 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Steelfish

And this moron is complaining publicly that Romney refuses to appear on his program?

He was more likable when he was screwing his staff members.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 1:28:15 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: chiller

Yes, now that you mention it, we DO have a felon running for President.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: jtal

I know. One is worse than the other. I can watch him for the laughs and leave the rest out, unlike my liberal counterparts who are very closed.

I remember just after 9/11, Crystal showed up on Letterman and was trying to tell the story of how great it was to have “W” arrive in the celeb box at Yankee Stadium, the day “W” threw out the first pitch. Crystal was like a kid and wanted to share the excitement - he is a great baseball fan and is featured in Ken Burns’ documentary. He was about to give his impression of and a great story about “W”.

Anyway, Letterman shut him up with such hatred of Bush so fast it was horrible to watch.

I’ve seen Letterman maybe three times since he had Hillary on in 2000 and then he turned to the dark side the day after (well a week after- he went in for emergency coronary bypass surgery that day).

They got to Crystal, who still has funny moments.

He didn’t say anything hateful about Mitt nor republicans the other night. He made fun of Mitt and he cracked us up.

We’re laughing all the way to the Polls on Nov 6 (from my lips to God’s ears).


10 posted on 10/07/2012 1:46:03 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Steelfish

Letterman was an ignorant fool the last time I watched him...several years ago!


11 posted on 10/07/2012 1:50:27 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Steelfish

Letterman was an ignorant fool the last time I watched him...several years ago!


12 posted on 10/07/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Steelfish

I can remember when Letterman used to be funny and enjoyable to watch......my stepfather was still alive. I think my stepfather passed in 85.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

So this marginally talented a**h**e thinks he has the right to use American airwaves to push his own personal agenda and biases? Who died and left him king? Ironic that this elitist piece of garbage is accusing someone else of being elitist. The NYC cocktail party liberal elite think they have the right to dictate how the rest of us in America live. How disgusting. Based on what? Stupid Dog Tricks? A tired old contrived ‘Top Ten List’? These are the things that make this guys opinions important? Pathetic.


14 posted on 10/07/2012 1:52:51 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Steelfish

Dude, those talking points are like 2-3 weeks out of date


15 posted on 10/07/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I think you mean schtumping your staffers.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I don’t think *that* is what he was doing in his studio bedroom. LOL


17 posted on 10/07/2012 1:57:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Steelfish

David Letterman is a product from the 1980’s that is way past his shelf life. Honestly, why are there even posts about this jackass on FR? Is he relevant to anyone? The guy hasn’t been funny in a long time. Now he is just another bitter, rich Hollywood leftist ranting about things he doesn’t understand. His greatest contribution to the world was dropping watermelons off of buildings in the 1980’s. Ignore the a-hole.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It’s not schlepping or schtumping - it’s schtupping. What kind of yid are you? LOL


19 posted on 10/07/2012 2:01:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Steelfish

who is David Letterman? I never heard of him. is he on MSNBC?


20 posted on 10/07/2012 2:01:30 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Steelfish
"Whoever comes to you for a meeting with Barzini--where you'll be safe--he's the traitor." This butthole begged Mitt to come on his unfunny, washed-up show. Mitt's people wisely told his booking agent to go pound sand.
21 posted on 10/07/2012 2:01:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish

When I heard about this I got pissed at Letterman. Then I watched a video clip of him saying it, and it seemed to me he was making fun of 6% of people from some survey who thought it a top issue for Mitt to release his tax records.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: chiller

BO in his book and elsewhere has admitted to using illegal drugs. Therefore he should be a felon. Not a convicted felon but a felon nonetheless.

Dollars to donuts Letterman is a felon. So there are felons using their influence on late night TV.

Go back to mom Dave and get out of NASCAR too!


23 posted on 10/07/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Steelfish

Dave isn’t the only one. I regularly see liberal whackjobs posting on facebook that Romney hasn’t paid taxes and/or refuses to release his tax returns.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 2:03:35 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: ladyjane

Apparently not a very good one and I stand corrected.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 2:05:57 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

David Letterman hosts a late night show that has been running for many years...I am not sure if you are kidding or not about not knowing who he is...but just in case you weren’t kidding, I thought somebody ought tell you.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: DPMD
He was more likable when he was screwing his staff members.

I've gotta give Dave credit for taste if not decency.A few years ago,when I'd watch him occasionally,he had an incredibly gorgeous "assistant",about one third his age,who would walk down the aisle with the prize that a member of the audience had just won.She was one of the ones that he was schtumping.

27 posted on 10/07/2012 2:07:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Steelfish

Whatever David Letterman is doing, it’s not been helping his ratings.

Here’s a quote from a TV-ratings site: ‘’UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 4, 2012 – NBC’s late-night stars have opened the 2012-13 television season with #1 finishes for the week of September 24-28 versus the ABC and CBS time-period competition, as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered bigger audiences in adults 18-49 and total viewers than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” ...

Maybe one of the reasons Jay Leno’s ratings are #1 is that he’s been making jokes about Obama rather than lying and propagandizing for him like David Letterman.


28 posted on 10/07/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Steelfish

Why would anyone in their right mind even watch Letterman?
He is a buffoon.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 2:11:12 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: AndyTheBear

THe context for me and many, I omagine, is Letterman’s hatred for all people and things conservative. It’s palpable.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 2:11:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Dave, go back to schlepping with your staffers in your studio bedroom.

I may be wrong, but I THINK the word you meant is "Schtooping", and you could lose the "with".

"Dave, go back to schtooping your staffers in your studio bedroom."

Schlepping means, if I remember my Yiddish, "To move or cause to be pushed around". For instance "We had to schlep about 25 tons of amplifiers after that gig last night. What a pain in the @ss".

31 posted on 10/07/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: China Clipper

I was merely trying to get a point across seems most people got it even if my Yiddish was off LOL.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 2:14:38 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Astronaut

“Honestly, why are there even posts about this jackass on FR? Is he relevant to anyone? The guy hasn’t been funny in a long time.”

Your comment kind of answers my response to the part of the article’s title (Why no demand for apology). Letterman simply isn’t relevant to Romney, and to demand an apology would only contribute ratings to Letterman’s lame show.


33 posted on 10/07/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: PittsburghAfterDark; China Clipper

Oy Vey!

Yes, Pittsbugh, the humor came across.

Hint, China, check it in the online german dictionary any time there is a question re Yiddish, but I think we got it.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Steelfish
Letterman said that 6 percent of Americans wanted to see Romney’s tax returns.

And more than 50 percent want to see Obama's school records, citizenship proof and draft card. You are a useful IDIOT Letterman, a USEFUL idiot.

35 posted on 10/07/2012 2:26:29 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Steelfish

Letterman should be made to retract that statement on his program. What an idiot that man is.


36 posted on 10/07/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: lonestar

He’s gotten worse.


37 posted on 10/07/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Don Corleone

Letterman has always been a leech that is only on air because
of his guests!
He himself is a no talent nobody! Without writers and talent that comes on his show no one would watch.
been @ least 5 years for me! And will will never tune in again!


38 posted on 10/07/2012 2:36:30 PM PDT by Conserev1
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To: Steelfish

39 posted on 10/07/2012 2:36:42 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Steelfish

Mitt should sue the POS for libel/slander.


40 posted on 10/07/2012 2:45:29 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Since you’re from Canada and probably never lived in NYC or Lawn Guyland it’s okay!


41 posted on 10/07/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: stanne

I (had) always been a fan of Crystal - some of his movies are comedic genius IMHO. And I really generally don’t care about an entertainer’s politics.

In some cases though they go over the line. It’s one thing to express support for a candidate or ideology; it’s quite another to express hatred or scorn for those who do not agree - especially when your livelihood depends upon the very folks for whom you hold such contempt.

Crystal’s comments in ‘04 were so vile I haven’t been able to forget them. And I don’t think he would say anyhing differently today.


42 posted on 10/07/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Steelfish
"I am a registered independent. You hear what I'm saying. A registered independent. Yes. I have no dog in this fight, ladies and gentlemen."

Lying sack of unfunny gap-toothed crap.

43 posted on 10/07/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

Asking for an apology from a FOOL only makes you a bigger fool than he is.

Letterman is a dolt and adulterer. Expecting anything from him but trash and lies makes you dummer than he is.


44 posted on 10/07/2012 2:57:05 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Steelfish

and Dave’s an asshole, no apology coming


45 posted on 10/07/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: jtal

That ‘gag’ is acting. I’m guessing the Dave has his gag reflex pretty well under control...


46 posted on 10/07/2012 3:02:14 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: Steelfish

There’s nothing sadder than a comedian who’s outlived whatever sound mind he ever had.


47 posted on 10/07/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: AndyTheBear

you mean the guy that is opposite of Jay Leno? if that is the guy you were talking about he is not even close to funny.


48 posted on 10/07/2012 3:45:02 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Steelfish

Wonder what percent want to see Obooby’s birth certificate and college transcripts......Dave is such a tool anymore, don’t know why anyone would watch him. He was actually funny back in the day.


49 posted on 10/07/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: jtal

I missed what you are talking about. It’s too bad they have to go to that place. My thinking is that they are fighting for their and their friends’ behaviors to be culturally and legally acceptable. Abortion seems to be at the center. They’re so misguided. They should all have to witness an abortion to some degree hust a photo if they want to champion it so much.


50 posted on 10/07/2012 5:02:34 PM PDT by stanne
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