Mitt Romney was on Fox & Friends, the favorite place for peopled up at 6am to go and hear three "fair and balanced" "journalists" report on what the Republican party wants them to report on, and how they wen them to. Don't believe me? Why would I lie about something that's obviously caught on tape, with Steve Doocy reading directly from Republican talking points memos. Romney was there defending his decision to not reveal his tax returns.
It's interesting he brings up John McCain in this video, because as James Carville put it:
And in relation:
Romney is defending himself by claiming that he's already doing more than is required of him by law by releasing not just his 2011 but ALSO his 2010 records! Why not release more of his tax records? I mean, at some point the controversy about him not doing so will have done more damage than just releasing them, right? Unless, as Romney's admitted, he's used plenty of tax loopholes. And has millions upon millions of dollars stashed overseas. And releasing these records would show how much involvement he had in his other scandal de jour, his time at Bain Capital. And that, it's even conceivably possible that he legally but most assuredly shadily used loopholes to pay little to NO taxes on given years.
But it's completely unfair of us to demand to see these tax forms... cries the party that demanded to see Obama's birth certificate.
He creeps me out, I couldn't vote for him even if he wasn't a complete skeezball and completely wrong for our country. My personal favorite is his "retroactive retirement" from Bain capitol, that shit is just down right hilarious. And yet, people fall for it hook, line, and sinker. My dad thinks he's the best thing to come along since sliced bread, and it scares me that people actually think he would be right for the U.S.
@GodlessLiberal - Well it looks that way because it's getting near election time, and the official Obama campaign is campaigning by attaching his opponent. I'm not sure the Green Party could be any worse than Obama. I don't care for Romney, but he is not any more sleezy or suspect than Obama.
@Ambrosius_Augustus_Rex - Actually, no he's pointing out why Mitt Romney is a poor choice for president (which he is, btw, and please don't give me any crap about the lesser of two evils because that is what got us in this mess in the first place). He said absolutely nothing about wanting Obama to win, and in his comment to you he even said that if he had his choice, a Green Party candidate would be president, NOT Obama. So I still fail to see how you could possibly think this post is pro-Obama.
Whatever he does is going to be acceptable to the sheeple in the GOP as long as he continues to promise that he will destroy Planned Parenthood, UHC and gay marriage. Sarah Palin is an ethics nightmare (proven abuse of office, dishonesty to her own family, budget issues, creating a policy while mayor of Wasilla that forced rape victims to pay for their own rape kits, etc.) and she still has lots of supporters, so what does Romney have to worry about?
Ethics mean nothing to these people; neither the personal nor the financial. As long as he sticks to the party line they couldn't possibly give less of a shit about his taxes.
@StupidSystemus - Whoops, I know I should have named myself something that didn't straight up describe what I believe and what I'd be writing about on a consistent basis for five (shit, five?) years now.
@SheTigerCat - Because those are SO much more pertinent to how one conducts himself in office... the B Obama got in Criminal Law over Romney's 30 million dollar profit outsourcing jobs to India (grades and numbers are made up, concepts VERY, SCARILY real).
@SheTigerCat - You don't get accepted to Harvard Law and become editor and chief of Harvard Law Review if you don't have astronomical grades. It just doesn't happen, unless you are incredibly well-connected (Obama wasn't, or at least there is no evidence he was).
This is a good example of what differentiates conservative suspicions about Obama from liberal suspicion about Romney. One is a desperate, irrational prayer of a hope that there is something shady. The other is a completely reasonable concern.
You have to love the inability of many to STAY ON POINT.
Why is he so skittish about the taxes? I read a fascinating piece last night that suggested it might be because in 2009 he paid NONE. Romney is in the tax bracket that allows write offs for bad investments....and in 2008 EVERYONE got creamed on Wall Street. The difference is, when you have enough money, that turns into a tax REDUCTION. How many people didn't have to pay taxes because of the hit they took on Wall Street in 2008?
I know we lost a THIRD of the value of our investments...and DARN, STILL HAD TO PAY TAXES. What made him special? His ability to ship jobs overseas?