Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes”

posted at 4:41 pm on August 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Love the bit at the end here about how this smear exposes Obama’s above-the-fray shtick as the cynical Hopenchange branding nonsense that it is. I also like the added emphasis on “a lot of taxes,” although Think Progress or TPM or whoever is no doubt working up a post right now explaining why the millions he’s paid over the years don’t really qualify as “a lot.”

Serious question: Should HuffPo have published Reid’s initial accusation about the mysterious Bain investor who allegedly called him about Romney? WaPo wonders:

In this case, the dissemination of Reid’s words is responsible, compulsory. It would be a shame, after all, if Reid’s constituents passed ignorant of the evidentiary standards to which he subjects his mudslinging…

In a world rigged by the Erik Wemple Blog, the legal system would be prejudiced in the opposite direction: Publications that failed to publish any and all false and defamatory charges made by public officials would be subject to criminal and civil liability. Professor Clay Calvert, the director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida, says, “The real story is the fact that Reid made the allegation in the first place. The second story is whether the allegation is true.”

Yeah, I agree, albeit with misgivings. Reid’s being clever here in using his political stature to push this smear out: “Some anonymous guy told me Romney doesn’t pay his taxes” isn’t a newsworthy story, but “some anonymous guy told me Romney doesn’t pay his taxes, says Senate majority leader” assuredly is. If one of the most powerful Democrats in the country is being this much of a cretin, I want to know about it — even though publicizing his cretinism inadvertently spreads the allegation of Romney’s tax evasion. I think HuffPo had to run with it, even if spreading the allegation was their goal.


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pamplonajack on August 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Obama: “Well, I’ve spent a lot of taxes”.

Oil Can on August 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

In all seriousness though, that was a good move by Mitt. There’s zero incentive to open anything considering Obama is hiding everything.

Face it, no matter what Mitt does the media will roast him. So don’t give them anything

pamplonajack on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Ok nice response, but mission accomplished for Reid in distracting Romney. Romney wants to debate the direction of the country, but if he doesn’t have a bold and clear vision to pitch to Americans, he will continue to be knocked off message easily. This is why I feel he has to double down on Paul Ryan who, like Reagan, embraces a clear new direction for America to beyond Obama.

Romney is just fighting for points right now.

Daemonocracy on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Off topic, what’s with the fizzled “kiss ins”? It looks like these gays are too chicken to go through with their much ballyhooed plans, lol. There will be no kiss-ins from these pusillanimous sorts.

anotherJoe on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

“I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes.”

It would be nice if this could be verified with . . . you know, tax records.

lostmotherland on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If you’re going to delete one delete the first one. I screwed up the link in the first one, second one was correct link.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes”

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Not enough, you proletariat bastard.

FOR THE WORKERS!

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It would be a shame, after all, if Reid’s constituents passed ignorant of the evidentiary standards to which he subjects his mudslinging…

Because if there’s one thing we know for sure it’s that integrity is of paramount importance to Reid’s constituents. Those who voted for him anyway. /

Kataklysmic on August 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

So you are threatening to commit a felony in October?

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I can’t wait till you figure out that Romney’s strategy here is the same as Obama’s regarding his birth certificate. Keep pushing. The harder you push, the greater the snap when you’re shown to be utter and complete lying sacks of s**t.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I was at the AT&T store today and who pops up on the in-store TV

President Whistle-all-the-time and his FORWARD (over the cliff) re-elect commercial.

HE IS EVERYWHERE.

Will mitt EVER EVER really go after Obama like he did the gop candidates?

Another day wasted.

PappyD61 on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

lostmotherland on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

He has. ‘Nuff said…

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

What would you expect from a proven pederast, Mitt? I mean, Reid’s rampant pederasty is well-established now, and I have hundreds of Twitter sources to back me up. Question now: are the victims alive?

thedudesblog on August 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

No you won’t.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

lostmotherland on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I’m beginning to fret that unless Mitt releases his tax records, he will lose the precious votes of these two gentlemen for good! *clutches pearls*

Kataklysmic on August 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Thank you for paying beaucoup taxes and supporting our economy, Mitt. Now go and smack Harry in the piehole.

Philly on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Frankly, I am wanting ALL the records(actual proof) from bho past since born to now, then WE talk?
L

letget on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Underyeastside has resurfaced.

derecho on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Who is “we?”

Tough talk like that ought to have a face and a name to go with it.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

This entire allegation is pure posturing and smear campaign. IF Romney hadn’t paid any taxes for 10 years… or even 1 year…. the IRS and various other government agencies, including Labor, would have instituted a major audit and if there was any abnormality in Romney’s books, he’s be up on charges.

An Idaho businessman now faces an audit from the IRS and another from Labor… both instituted pursuant to Obama implying that there was some reason to suspect this individuals character… right after he donated a large sum of money to the ROMNEY CAMPAIGN. Its worth noting that this individual was never the subject of an audit in all the years he’s been in business.

I think that REID should be charged by the ethics committee, at the very least, for standing on the floor of the Senate and openly campaigning for Obama. Mr. Romney’s tax situation is in no way any of Reid’s business.. has nothing to do with Senate business.. OTHER THAN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Who is “we?”

Tough talk like that ought to have a face and a name to go with it.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I want to know who they are going to convince to commit a federal felony.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

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FlatFoot on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Copy and paste much eh? Lol, not an original thought in that empty head of yours is there?

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Off topic, what’s with the fizzled “kiss ins”? It looks like these gays are too chicken to go through with their much ballyhooed plans, lol. There will be no kiss-ins from these pusillanimous sorts.

anotherJoe on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

From what I understand the “main event” is suppose to be at 8:00 tonight.

Barred on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Desperation Happy Hour

hillsoftx on August 3, 2012 at 4:54 PM

It’s going to be funny when Romney releases more returns and they show he’s paid tons of taxes and has given heavily to charity.

Romney is doing the same thing with this that Obama did with the birth certificate thing. It’s a little riskier obviously because he has the media working against him instead of for him, but it’ll still work.

forest on August 3, 2012 at 4:54 PM

uppereastside starts his “that wasn’t really a threat” backpedaling in 5…4…3…

Nah, who am I kidding? He’ll double down on stupid like the bigoted troll he is.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I hope he doesn’t continue to answer questions about it or gets into more of a back and forth with Reid. Mitt, you’re punching down.

changer1701 on August 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM

It doesn’t matter how much Romney has paid in taxes, it will never be enough for Obama and his supporters, he will always have paid less than his “fair share.”

mbs on August 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

If one of the most powerful Democrats in the country is being this much of a cretin, I want to know about it

The Ds, with their Pimp in Chief, have made a latrine of the USA. Vote them out, or swim with the rats, in their slush.

Underyeastside has resurfaced.

derecho on August 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The other two are at Chick-Fil-A.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

We are going to release a private citizens tax returns? Seriously if Romneys tax returns do get somehow released, you Ma’am/Sir are an accessory to a Felony, and you put it in writing on this blog.

Johnnyreb on August 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

PappyD61 on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I can’t imagine what it’s like living in a contested state. This whole process is getting absurd.

ernesto on August 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

The other two are at Chick-Fil-A.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I would call that homophobic, but it’s actually worse then that. It’s vomit inducing.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Reid is slinging mud because he can and because he will. He just won reelection in 2010, thus has political cover. He’s a weasel and useful to the WH to keep Mr. O clean as the wind driven snow. Moreover, he is helping his fellow troubled Dems by drawing all /most of the fire that should still be directed at them, in their districts where many of them will/should likely lose.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM

While we’re on the topic of greed: I think it’s high time for the haves to give to the have-nots. The USA and China should both forfeit half their gold medals. They’ll still have more than any other nation, and struggling nations like Greece need a pick-me-up. The US and Chinese athletes didn’t win those medals on their own, the whole world chipped in to hold the Olympics. America and China need to realize it isn’t fair for them to have so many medals.

brainy435 on August 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM

“You lie” was the truest thing ever told about Obama.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Hi Jackie!!

I hope Romney runs with that in an ad! He should, it will just go to show the “others” what’s what…in every sense of the word!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Obama eats frogs – he swallows them alive.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I think this is a political smoke screen, both for the WH and for Senate Dems. It’s a time waster, it’s vague, it’s misleading, it’s a squirrel. Granted, he’s a rat fink, but ask yourself why in the heck would he be doing this unless it was to waste time and/or to draw fire toward himself (and away from others). Think about it.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

To be fair, Senator Reid’s anonymous source is every bit as reliable as Dan Rather’s source was in Memogate.

At least CBS kicked Rather off of 60 Minutes. Too bad the majority of voters in Nevada haven’t kicked Senator Reid out of the Senate.

MessesWithTexas on August 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Your parents must be so proud.

22044 on August 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I think that REID should be charged by the ethics committee, at the very least, for standing on the floor of the Senate and openly campaigning for Obama. Mr. Romney’s tax situation is in no way any of Reid’s business.. has nothing to do with Senate business.. OTHER THAN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Ethics Committee? Ooooh, that’s a funny one! They can hurt him like they did Maxine Waters. And who among the so-called “conservatives” will demand this? McConnell? It just gets funnier….

Plus, none of “our” media will do more than tut-tut about Reid. So far, all we’ve gotten from the Conservative Media Bigs is the mildest of objections. Will Jonah Goldberg stand up? Rich Lowry? Ed Morrissey?

Reid is safe as houses. He can spew this garbage ’til the election, and very possibly help Bark Obama win.

MrScribbler on August 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Axlerod had to flip through his rolodex of rat fink bastards…–Emanuel, Menino, Reid? yeah, Reid! then call him on the horn and give him a rat fink bastard project to work on.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

He doesn’t have to release any. If you do release them, illegally, we will release a lot of things you won’t like at all. You go for it, thug!

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

you’re dumb Uppereastside

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I would call that homophobic, but it’s actually worse then that. It’s vomit inducing.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Heh, but have you saved my message. inthemiddle saved my messages on the Palin thread, and apparently reported a bunch of us :)

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

It would be nice if this could be verified with . . . you know, tax records.

lostmotherland on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The IRS verifies this.

Daemonocracy on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Off topic, what’s with the fizzled “kiss ins”? It looks like these gays are too chicken to go through with their much ballyhooed plans, lol. There will be no kiss-ins from these pusillanimous sorts.

anotherJoe on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The Houston Comical loaded up 21 pictures of the huge turnout…all of them from one location in Dallas and one in Decatur, Georgia. Funny they couldn’t find any pictures of Wednesday but we did have traffic reports that mentioned several closed lanes around town from the long lines.

DanMan on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Good afternoon, Scrumpy! I thought your comment to UES was very cogent.

The reason he cuts and pastes these days is that he can’t spell, nor does he have a working command of the English language.

He’s been called on it… and roundly derided for his absurdity… so many times… he’s now reduced to parroting the thoughts of others.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

you’re dumb Uppereastside

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I swear, Slade, the sun rose in the East and most water is wet.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Triple smack! Reid, the White House and 0bama.

There just may be something to the Romney feller’.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Totally O/T but it demonstrates that we are not the only nation with an illegal alien problem draining our resources:

Well, I guess we are not the only ones with immigration problems….

This just in from our Foreign Field Office In the UK.

They are coming. The advanced party has already arrived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0

(I did send this in to Tips, AP, so please don’t punish me too severely.

onlineanalyst on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes”

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Didn’t you try this last night with nothing but howls of derision in return?

You really are a glutton for punishment and really, really st00pid to boot.

SIGH.

Romney has called Dingy’s bluff. It’s time for Dingy to reveal his pair of deuces if he wants a kick at the pot.

kim roy on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

relax man. BHO released his “real” birth cert in year 3 of his regime. look for mitts taxes in winter 2016. before then, crap in your hat, precious.

t8stlikchkn on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I heard he acquired that habit through the belief in animism that he shared with his step father… the man who introduced him to eating … SNAKE.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Breaking: Harry Reid believes the DOJ so incompetent they won’t go after millionaires who don’t pay any taxes.

(also: Harry Reid eats dead babies)

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Obama: “Well, I’ve spent a lot of taxes”.

Oil Can on August 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

SPEW!

Cough-cough.

Great. THAT cup of coffee was just right.
Thank you Sir, for your lucidity.

MY vote for post of the day!

Tenwheeler on August 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Governor Romney should demand Dingy release all his medical records, as it appears Dingy is suffering from Senile Dementia. He is one of the most powerful politicians in Congress, and the people have a right to know if the man leading the US Senate is lucid.

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I don’t think this is a good move. Giving in to the questioner by answering him means you acknowledge his question is valid and you are willing to answer. This will bring more such questions and you now must answer them. If you don’t answer those, you are open to questions like “You answered the first question. Why not this one?”

He should’ve said, “This is Reid’s claim. It’s the responsibility of the claimant to present his evidence, not the accused to disprove an unsubstantiated accusation. Reid either presents his evidence or shows himself to be, at best, a totally irresponsible and malicious rumormonger.”

JimC on August 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

you’re dumb Uppereastside

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

maybe. but it hasnt paid taxes i heard in like 7 years. zero. nothing. it could prove me wrong….if it wasnt true….

t8stlikchkn on August 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Reid reminds me of that nasty little rat Howard Metzenbaum, who tried making slanderous accusations when grilling Clarence Thomas. Biden, the Chair, excused himself just before Metz started. Soon as Thomas started fighting back, Biden returned to put a stop to it.

Mitt’s campaign people need to be the ones fighting this, because they have a little more freedom to get just as nasty as Reid, at with how they phrase their comeback lines. Of course that’ll give the MSM a case of the vapors, but bringing up Reid’s shady past has some genuine merit.

Reid wants to try striking a match, let Mitt’s campaign use a blowtorch.

Liam on August 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I don’t even know why Mitt even dignified to comment on that cretin’s charges
What a vile man Reid is

ToddonCapeCod on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Heh, but have you saved my message. inthemiddle saved my messages on the Palin thread, and apparently reported a bunch of us :)

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Yes, and I’m gonna start a new segment called, “The Worst Poster in the World!” on my new show “Countup Without inthementalward”.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I realize I am a simple Tea Party idiot but some lib please explain to me how Roneys paying taxes and how much help ANYONE that needs a friggin job? How many tax cheats, proven I might add (Rangel, Geitner) are democrats? The Democrat party has NOTHING but fear, envy and State sponsored slavery to run on. They are disgusting.

jdsbengaltiger on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I have noticed that about many of the liberal commenters… nary a one has much of an original thought between them! Just repeating what they are told…over and over, it’s gotten very old… I am tired of it quite frankly… won’t respond to them again…

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Reid refuses to release his taxes. So does Pelosi and Wasserman-Schmutz.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Romney has called Dingy’s bluff. It’s time for Dingy to reveal his pair of deuces if he wants a kick at the pot.

kim roy on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

A pair? He has a 7 high at the most.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Good afternoon, Scrumpy! I thought your comment to UES was very cogent.

The reason he cuts and pastes these days is that he can’t spell, nor does he have a working command of the English language.

He’s been called on it… and roundly derided for his absurdity… so many times… he’s now reduced to parroting the thoughts of others.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I suspect that English is not her first language, -she won’t admit it.

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Harry Reid or Uppereastside

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

That’s my take on it, too. I don’t respond to bores or trolls. I think that’s the best way to deal with them. Just keep walking.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I read that Obama got a big discount on a house based upon some shady real estate deal from a guy who is currently in federal prison. I think that deal was illegal and its up to the O campaign to prove that it wasn’t.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

“I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes.”

Mitt Romney

.

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

.

It would be nice if this could be verified with . . . you know, tax records.

lostmotherland on August 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

.
Are you two claiming that Mitt Romney has “connections” inside the IRS ?

If not, then how could he begin to get-away with what he is accused of ?

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I thought Obama would tell presumptive nominee Romney on a call:

You don’t know how screwed you are.

KenInIL on August 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Yes… I thought that as well… either that, or a product of our wonderful progressive-run public school system.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Johnnyreb on August 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Then ask your no candidate to release them then. It will come out. Trust me. Then again the idiot can never be president. He probably knows it hence the reason he won’t release the returns. Why release them when he knows he can’t win anyway. Come on, he never led in any meaningful poll when the economy was creating 60k jobs a month. What makes anyone think he will even come close when the economy is churning 160k jobs 3 months before election day.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Tony Rezko

Tony Rezko is Mr. O’s friend and sits in federal prison. He and his wife sold the Obama’s a house in Chicago—a “boneheaded mistake” according to Mr. O. I believe the deal was illegal. It’s up to the campaign to prove that it wasn’t.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

If not, then how could he begin to get-away with what he is accused of ?

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Mormon space aliens from Mars.

Just wait, it’ll leak.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

You are so full of delusion today. New meds?

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

If one of the most powerful Democrats in the country is being this much of a cretin, I want to know about it

I want him censured, just like Joe McCarthy was, for doing the same thing.

Joseph McCarthy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate.

Paul-Cincy on August 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

How many hours has Obama guzzled on Air Force One? Sticking cities and towns for security while he has more fundraisers than anyone? By the way, Romney did not accept a paycheck from Massachusetts while he was Governor. Does anyone believe a democrat would ever give up a paycheck?

birdwatcher on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes”

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

..you still persist in this, don’t you, you scum sucking pig. Why don’t you just return to rooting around in your mom’s underwear drawer and leave the grow-ups to discuss important matters.

The War Planner on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Committing a felony crime in order to try to influence a Federal election?

Dan Rather would no doubt approve.

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Paul-Cincy on August 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Yes. And campaigning for an election on the floor of the Senate is illegal. Reid should be brought up on ethics charges and he should also be sued for slander and defamation.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

..you still persist in this, don’t you, you scum sucking pig. Why don’t you just return to rooting around in your mom’s underwear drawer and leave the grow-ups to discuss important matters.

The War Planner on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

He posted that borderline crazy elsewhere?

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM


Then ask your no candidate to release them then. It will come out. Trust me. Then again the idiot can never be president. He probably knows it hence the reason he won’t release the returns. Why release them when he knows he can’t win anyway. Come on, he never led in any meaningful poll when the economy was creating 60k jobs a month. What makes anyone think he will even come close when the economy is churning 160k jobs 3 months before election day.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM



..another epic fail by HG’s crotch-sniffing troll. Keep pounding that Pomeranian, fruit-ball.

The War Planner on August 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Why in October ?
Why not now?

burrata on August 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Prove it Sketch! Release the tax returns now! Release them before we release them for you in October. And you know we will. You know it man! Idiot.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

If for some reason Romney’s tax returns do get released during the election cycle, you Ma’am/Sir have indicated that you will be a party to the person(s) who released them. How will you walk back the post you made about committing a felony?

Johnnyreb on August 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Delusional leftists are the best kind.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Obama was born in Kenya

someone said so

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

What makes anyone think he will even come close when the economy is churning 160k jobs 3 months before election day.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

you’re dumb

Slade73 on August 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

What the dems are doing is what they usually do. Twisting and Stretching the definition of,”tax avoidance” “didn’t pay his taxes.” The dems aren’t saying Romney didn’t file his taxes and pay according to his return. I believe if Romney releases his record return they will argue that he didn’t pay the full amount for his income level. Because Romney made his income from Capital Gains his rate is lower than what dems deem fair against earned income. He may have taken advantage of the tax law and deductions to “AVOID TAXES” “NOT PAY” taxes to the IRS; therefore he being rich had a tax cut.
This explains the dems view that anything less than 100% of you income going to the IRS is considered a “tax credit “or “tax cut”. By this view, my income level allows me to enjoy a 75% tax credit.

lwssdd on August 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Then ask your no candidate to release them then. It will come out. Trust me. Then again the idiot can never be president. He probably knows it hence the reason he won’t release the returns. Why release them when he knows he can’t win anyway. Come on, he never led in any meaningful poll when the economy was creating 60k jobs a month. What makes anyone think he will even come close when the economy is churning 160k jobs 3 months before election day.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

If Romney has no chance of winning, then why do you care whether or not he releases his tax returns? Why does Reid, Axelrod, or anyone on the left care for that matter?

Kataklysmic on August 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Delusional leftists are the best kind.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

There’s more than the one kind?

Liam on August 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Come on, he never led in any meaningful poll when the economy was creating 60k jobs a month. What makes anyone think he will even come close when the economy is churning 160k jobs 3 months before election day.

Uppereastside on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

On your planet of Uranus, “meaningful poll” means any poll that heavily oversamples Democrats. Like that +11 Quinnipiac “poll” the other day, and the +19 PEW one yesterday.

Why is your Democrat Media afraid to conduct honest polling? You and I both know the answer.

FAIL-

Del Dolemonte on August 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM

The War Planner on August 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

These angry declarations about how Obama will win indicate the only ones they are trying to convince are themselves. People convinced they will win don’t act like they have anger management issues.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM

this is merely the 1)liberal claim demanding republican to respond 2)enabling by media 3)cooptation by the right to just “do it” and 4) wash, rinse, spit, repeat.

what are they going to make you do next mitt? why don’t you force obama to release the Khalidi tape that is under lock and key?

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM

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