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Barack Obama campaign cites precedent set by Mitt Romney’s father as it demands release of old tax
boston.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 04/10/2012 10:54:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Obama campaign is escalating its call for Mitt Romney to release old tax returns by using the likely Republican nominee’s father to make its point.

“Mitt Romney’s own father [George Romney] released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president” in 1968, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said Monday during a conference call with reporters.

Romney in January released his 2010 tax return and a 2011 estimate, which showed he paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent on $45 million in total income over those two years. The returns also revealed a recently closed Swiss bank account and financial holdings in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

Romney has thus far refused to make earlier returns public. Presidential candidates are not obligated to release their tax returns, but the Obama campaign has argued that Romney should follow the precedent set by his father and others.

“Our message to Mitt is simple,” Messina said. “If you don’t have anything to hide, release your taxes just like every other candidate for president does.”

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1 posted on 04/10/2012 10:54:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure Barrak, just as soon as you release all your
informantion...


2 posted on 04/10/2012 10:58:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney should say sure right after the GSA releases the rest of the tapes of his administration partying in Vegas using OUR MONEY at the tune of a million bucks! And as soon as his justice dept. releases the documents from Fast & Furious!


3 posted on 04/10/2012 10:59:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has Mr 0b0tt0 released his tax forms from his daze at the Illuminati Ice Cream Parlor?


4 posted on 04/10/2012 11:03:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: tet68

Romney should present Barack with a framed copy of Romney’s birth certificate. He needs to play hardball with Barry since Barry and his cohorts think they are so damn smart (and arrogant!).


5 posted on 04/10/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has Obama released 12 years of his records including his real estate deal with Tony rezko?


6 posted on 04/10/2012 11:05:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow. Romney has a list of items he could trade with Obama for a game of 'I'll show ya mine if you show me yours':

(1) the original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate.
2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released
3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s reptriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii)— not released
8) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.(These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16) Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released

7 posted on 04/10/2012 11:07:02 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond by demanding that Ubama release all of his college transcripts?
Or is Romney going to run “an honorable campaign” like that loser McCain?


8 posted on 04/10/2012 11:07:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He should call for the President to pen his college records so as to put the matter to rest before the campaign, so as not to distract from the important issues. But my guess is that, even leaving aside the citizenship, he won’t do it because it would reveal he was not an outstanding student. After Kennedy became president there was this effort to convince us he was a ‘brain.” He was not.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 11:23:31 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Theoria
This a great list of things to for Mitt Romney (or preferably Newt Gingrich) to DEMAND that 0dumb0Sh-t release all these records first. Why can we never get a Repub with a pair a steel balls, who is willing to play hardball with the commie pig 0dumb0sh_t. It is the height of audacity & hypocrisy for 0dumb0Sh_t to demand the release of Romney's tax returns when there is a whole slough of missing records from 0dumb0sh_t.

Mitt doesn't have the balls to demand the release of these records. And I think that even Newt would probably shy away from demanding the release of these records from 0dumb0Sh_t.

10 posted on 04/10/2012 11:27:11 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Free ThinkerNY

mitt to zero: I’ll see your return and raise you one birth cert and one college transcript


11 posted on 04/10/2012 11:27:29 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Lancey Howard
does Romney have the balls...

Now that the party candidate infighting is largely over, we will soon find out what Mitt's made of, or lack thereof. I will say this: McCain never wanted to win, Mitt does.
12 posted on 04/10/2012 11:29:43 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rcrngroup

the people didn’t want to stand up for newt. there is no reason for him to stand up for them. he knows he would end up standing alone.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 11:29:59 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just like everything else, Milt will fold and release his families tax records for the last 6 decades. He is too incompetent to turn this around on the Regime.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 11:50:53 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lancey Howard
The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond...

Not only does Romney have the balls to respond, he possesses the wit to make a very intimidating counter argument. He demonstrated that in his debates with Shannon O'Brien when he ran for Governor. Believe me, he knows how to throw it back. But to an astute observer, therein lies the problem because although he seems willing and able to aggressively defend himself from a woman, he doesn't seem to be able to do the same when he finds himself in a confrontation with a man. In such a situation his behavior seems awkward at best, and this was aptly demonstrated with his now famous ten thousand dollar bet, and previously with his bizarre behavior during his radio interview, that was video taped. It's almost as if he was completely isolated during his youth and never experienced what any normal boy does in the schoolyard. I doubt he's ever gotten into a fistfight in his life. That's probably why he comes across as plastic to most other guys. There's something missing in him. A shared experience that just isn't there, and charm alone just isn't enough to carry him over the line this time.

Somebody like Barack Obama can smell this kind of person a mile away, and if Romney wants the Presidency, he better smarten up and fight like man, or Obama is going to walk all over him.

15 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:26 PM PDT by csense
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney and Obama will be having an old fashion WWI style trench warfare.

And then there is this horse....


16 posted on 04/11/2012 12:04:14 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: RobbyS
But my guess is that, even leaving aside the citizenship, he won’t do it because it would reveal he was not an outstanding student.

Do we even know for sure the little scumbag Ubama graduated from anywhere? As an affirmative action, dope-using, college partier, he was likely coddled and "socially promoted" through the colleges he claims he attended, but has does anybody actually know for sure he graduated?


17 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RobbyS
Meanwhile...

Associated Press Devotes 11 Reporters to 'Fact Check' Sarah Palin's Book

18 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: csense

The INELIGIBLE Mexican Romney CANNOT Respond.

Just like ObamaCARE.

The GOP is doomed, deservedly.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
I think we're all doomed because there's a very good chance that Obama is going to get re-elected.

It's going to be a bitter taste, pulling that lever for Romney, but I can't in good conscience hand over another four years to the Marxist in the White House. I have to put my country before my pride. That's just how I see it. It may suck but, others have sacrificed much more...

20 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:01 AM PDT by csense
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To: csense

We will NOT vote for the Father of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE
and the destroyer of Constitutions — Mexican Romney.

Romney is also ineligible.

Romney WILL LOSE, and the GOP/conservatives will
be blamed for everything again. All because
of the backstabbing, RINO Team Romney.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
We will NOT vote for the Father of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE

And I'm not going to criticize that decision, by anyone. We all have to live with our own decision and our own conscience.

22 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:31 AM PDT by csense
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Talk about baiting public.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 1:36:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Theoria

RINOmney doesn’t have the nuts to ask that which is why I think he doesn’t have a chance to defeat the foreign Marxist.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:10:05 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Lancey Howard

The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond by demanding that Ubama release all of his college transcripts?
Or is Romney going to run “an honorable campaign” like that loser McCain?


What gave you the impression Mitt was trying to beat Obama ?


25 posted on 04/11/2012 3:01:33 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am confused- did Barry release 12 years of tax returns?

How about if Romney releases 12 years of academic transcripts?


26 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama must have completed the forging of all of his documents so now he can call out other candidates and then present his fake stuff.
27 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:54 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney should say “let’s compare Harvard transcripts”. (And Occidental, and Columbia, and foreign student financial aid and where the cash came from for law school).

I also read he lived in a decent Chicago down town, nice neighborhood apartment when he was a “community organizer” on a supposed $12,000 a year salary. Right....


28 posted on 04/11/2012 3:38:33 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama doesn't really want to bring up the candidates fathers in this race does he? His dead beat dad was a real role model. Father leaves him and he dedicates a book to him and calls his white grandmother that raised him racist. What a piece of work.
29 posted on 04/11/2012 3:45:04 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Our message to Mitt is simple,” Messina said. “If you don’t have anything to hide, release your taxes just like every other candidate for president does.”

Well, is Romney's Social Security Number on his tax returns valid and legimate?

30 posted on 04/11/2012 3:52:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seriously Guys & Gals, this is going to be where this election is fought. If Mitt alows this opening to pass without a reference to Obama’s lack of a verifiable personal history he’s a sure loser in November. All the rest is just smoke if he let’s this oppotunity for a major counterattack lapse.

And by the way, Mitt, you do want to play this game, since your politics are little different from our current emperor.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

if this doesnt prove the complicity of ‘our’ reps, nothing does...this is so easy to respond to, a caveman could do it, unless that caveman is just as dirty as the bambam...


32 posted on 04/11/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: kcvl
Romney should present Barack with a framed copy of Romney’s birth certificate. He needs to play hardball with Barry since Barry and his cohorts think they are so damn smart (and arrogant!).

And his college records.

33 posted on 04/11/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The only acceptable response: "I'LL RELEASE MY TAX RECORDS WHEN YOU RELEASE YOUR COLLEGE RECORDS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE."

BTW, when is Kerry going to release his records?

34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Mitt Romney’s own father [George Romney] released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president”

And a long form birth certificate as I recall.

35 posted on 04/11/2012 7:04:37 AM 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: Caipirabob
> And a long form birth certificate as I recall.

From MEXICO !

Yep, George Romney was born in Mexico and yet ran for President, so we give up yet another critical issue by going with Mitt.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Lancey Howard
The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond by demanding that Ubama release all of his college transcripts? Or is Romney going to run “an honorable campaign” like that loser McCain?

Ah, you know what the answer is...

37 posted on 04/11/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney should respond by releasing his college transcripts, and then throw it back at Obama.

Whether he does this or not will be a test of how hard he will fight, or whether he will wither like McCain.

-PJ

38 posted on 04/11/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll give Obama credit for one thing. He knows how to use the tactic of diversion. This will probably be at the front of the news for two weeks.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll give Obama credit for one thing. He knows how to use the tactic of diversion. This will probably be at the front of the news for two weeks.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Balls.

College transcripts, etc. I’d like a gander at those too. I imagine he knew we’d be frothing at him asking for tax returns like this. Mystery man wants Romney to be transparent?

We’ll see if Romney’s campaign is dumb enough to take the bait.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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