Perhaps this blog should be called the Audacity of Hypocrisy. As it now seems more and more likely that Mitt Romney will be the nominee, the Obama campaign has demanded Mitt Romney release 23 years of tax returns.
Can we say this is the ultimate in hypocrisy?
Mitt Romney should release those records. Just not yet.
What he should do every day is stand up and say, in his best Reagan voice, “Mr. Obama show us your records.”
Indeed, a conservative (which Romney is not) standing up demanding, “Mr. Obama show us your records,” is much like Reagan standing up against the evil empire in 1987, saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
If Obama wants Romney’s records, he needs to release his records first. Romney’s blue blood would probably freeze before he dared embarrass himself by asking these questions, but he should.
Romney’s first demand should the birth certificate. The real birth certificate. That is the one that is in Hawaii or Kenya or in Fargo, North Dakota. Whereever it is, give it to us. Not that photoshopped fraud, show the real thing.
Next, let’s see Obama’s school records. Let’s start with Obama’s records at Occidental College. We can put to rest the rumor that Obama went to school as a foreign student on a scholarship reserved for foreign students. Perhaps more interesting would be Obama’s grades.
Next Obama needs to release his school records from Columbia and Harvard, including all of the admissions records. Obama was by his own admission not a good student. How the hell does someone who is not a good student get into two of the most prestigious Universities in America?
Those records that Obama has never released would be very interesting.
The next records Obama should release are his attorney discipline records. Not only should we see his attorney disciplinary records but we should see them for Michelle Obama’s as well. Both of them went to Harvard and passed their bar exams. Yet after four year, Michelle Obama’s license was “surrendered.” Why? Lawyers who work hard to go through law school and pass the bar do not simply surrender their licenses.
Obama promised that his regime would be the most transparent in history. It has been just the opposite.
Now his campaign is making demands of Romney that Romney release his records.
If Romney were a real leader not a dilettante, he would take this and shove it down Obama’s throat. This is the kind of issue that Romney could take and even force the drive-by media to pick it up and run a negative story about Obama.
The media has mocked everyone who has asked questions about Obama. Unfortunately Romney still believes the media will still be nice to him, so he won’t want to do anything to offend the media. Therefore Romney will not ask the questions he needs to. He will not ask the questions that a lot of Americans want to have answered.
Perhaps Romney should spend a few minutes talking to John McCain. Ask him what the media did to him as soon as the Republican Convention was over.
Romney is a terrible choice for President. Unfortunately if it is a choice between him and Obama there is no choice.
Perhaps the Romney campaign and the Republicans will grow up and play hardball.
The Obama campaign certainly will.
I as well am from the Keystone State Now Southern, by the Grace of God!
The South shall rise again!
Oh cool. No wonder you are so great. :) The South and PA are the best with Freedom the way I see it. Actually I am from Kansas...as you know we are VERY red in that state as well. ;) I jsut got stuck in NJ for awhile then I met the love of my life and we RAN from NJ and moved up here to PA. I would like to go South and west...we are working on that. He might take a job with a Company that will move us to Arizona YEAH BABY!! :D That's what I hope for. Although they also like God and guns and freedom. ;)
Obama got away with this during the 2008 campaign why not the 2012 campaign....
Obama was the one requesting records from McCain, Palin and Hillary yet what did we get from him...
Shows one how much the media was and is protecting him.
For the American People.. Romney should do that. NO Excuses.. I do not agree with you! Is that O.K. ? We should be starting a now trend!!!. To be honest and above board in every way.
Obama should be in in Jail!!!! but Romney should release those records.!!!
My Feeling is that he gave the Money Money to the "Church" Got a Tithing receipt for it... to it all off his Taxes!!!! . And now his church is paying fr all those adds against Newt. I am not happy with that station. ! Hypocrisy that is for sure. But Romney his his own! What he has done may not be illegal but is is Immoral!
Maybe it is still time to stop him!!
Hey when Romney hedged on this tax records I thought here we go again, yet many were siding with Romney.
Let Romney gather all those records, then hold them in his hand in a head-to-head debate with Ovomit, and say "show me yours and I'll show you mine." Never mind the double entendre, y'all know what I mean.
I think they BOTH should show there records! That 's what should be done. !! Romney is not Right and Obama should not be Prez. !
The right thing for Romney to say is.. ! "You shew us all you records and I will show you mine! " Not hide behind... " I don't have to show you! " I think in the end , it might be the thing that brings Romney down! We are better people than that!!!!
Every US citizen should be demanding to see BO's records.
It was on live TV when an older woman had a question but hesitated and thought better of it. McCain, microphone in had, encouraged her so she said "I heard Obama is a ... an A-rab!" Mc Cain recoiled saying "Oh nooooo, Obama is a good man, we just happen to disagree on some things." It was pretty revealing!
YES IT IS! I have to say YES YES YES! I have thought the same thing. He just makes no sence to me. I see on my facebook page everyone hating on Mitt, I see on Twitter, I see it on Yahoo comments. Every where I look I see anti-Romney. So unless the GOP is rigging it there is no reason for him to be ahead!
This would appear to verify what you're saying: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74894.html
This is also revealing:
Further evidence: Newt is a veteran campaigner and a warhorse and yet he has been bumped off 2 states' ballots. VA and now NJ. His detractors call it "poor organization". I call it sabotage!
Yes, making that demand might get the ball rolling toward an eventual impeachment but there has been so much reluctance in the GOP when it comes to confronting this problem that I cannot help but wonder is there more to this cover up than meets the eye?