White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has now joined with Senator Harry Reid in calling for Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Be careful what you wish for boys…
What Carney, Reid, and others fail to include in their request is the fact Mitt Romney HAS ALREADY released his tax records for 2010 as well as a 2011 estimate – more than is actually required of any candidate running for president. Democrats and liberal media pundits simply ignore that fact and spin their version to the public that Mitt Romney has released NO tax records, which is incorrect. What they will later demand then is that Mitt Romney release more and more and more tax returns. If Romney were to release another year of returns, Obama and others would simply demand yet more should be released. And more. And more – right up until Election Day. They care little for Mitt Romney’s actual tax returns – they simply need the distraction to try and avoid the real issue of the 2012 Election – Barack Obama’s absolute failure as President of the United States.
A suggestion growing in popularity among many is the following, laid out in a column by former Obama classmate at Columbia, Wayne Allen Root:
…Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best it’s ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant, and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.
By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s socialist cabal creates a problem that doesn’t exist. Is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader making up stories out of thin air? You decide. But the reason for this baseless attack is clear- make Romney defend, so not only is he “off message” but it helps the media ignore the real Obama scandal.
My answer for Romney? Call Obama’s bluff.
Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask “What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let America’s voters see? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.” Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.
My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again.
Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer. LINK
What Wayne Allen Root is suggesting is absolutely legitimate here – and he once again confirms what is the undeniable truth about Barack Obama – the man has spent MILLIONS of dollars keeping his own past secret from the American public. All voters should be repeating to themselves and others the very basic question of WHY? Mitt Romney has already released two years of tax information to the American public, and yet, Barack Obama is demanding he release yet more. Fine – why not release your college records to the American public Mr. President? Why spend millions of dollars hiding that information?
If Barack Obama truly wants absolute full disclosure during this election cycle, how about removing the Executive Privilege declaration intended to keep private White House communications surrounding the failed and deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning operation? What of the national security leaks that endanger the lives of the very people sworn to protect the United States? Or the Green Energy scandal that saw billions of taxpayer dollars go to to companies supportive of the Obama administration, while other conservative leaning companies like Gibson Guitars are harassed by the Obama Department of Justice? How about the use of drones to spy on Americans? Perhaps Barack Obama would like to explain to voters how his Department of Justice purposely dropped the New Black Panther voter intimidation case? Or how that same DOJ refuses to investigate financial institutions with direct ties to the Obama administration? And let us not forget Barack Obama’s cozy relationships with a number of now convicted Chicago felons.
You wanna really come clean with the American people President Obama?
Didn’t think so…