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People in Glass Houses?

© Matt Wuerker

The inventors of Swift Boating are accusing Obama of running a negative campaign? Because they are pressuring Romney to release his tax returns?



  1. NAME wrote:

    I saw some interesting speculation yesterday about why Romney can’t release his returns: Because they would show that he didn’t fully tithe (give 10% of his income) to the Mormon church. In the Mormon religious fantasy, this would cost him dearly, making him ineligible for the Celestial Kingdom (whatever that is).

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  2. il-08 wrote:

    IK, what do you think of Harry Reid’s comments now that this has played out a bit more???

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Name, how does the Mormon 10% work? Are capital gains exempt? Can you carry losses forward? Hee hee.

    IL-08, my opinion has always been that Romney should release more tax returns, like his papa taught. Is he ashamed of being rich?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink
  4. Arthanyel wrote:

    I think it’s notewrothy that when running in Massachusetts Romney repeatedly, vehemently stated he had paid all his state income taxes and yet when finally forced to reveal his returns it turns out he had NOT.

    Based on that history, we simply cannot trust his word about his federal taxes – we need to see his returns.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  5. jonah wrote:

    Arthanyel, did he reveal his returns before the election? I can’t understand how he ended up winning if he did.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Arthanyel, link to source?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  7. Sammy wrote:

    Historically, presidential candidates have not been asked to release their tax returns but have dutifully provided multiple copies of their birth certificates – er, wait, did I get that backwards?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  8. Arthanyel wrote:

    IK – Admittedly, it is a partisan source. Rachel Maddow show, with video clips and backup. Summary of entire story here:

    I don’t normally like to use partisan sources as a reference, but sometimes only one side is willing to cover a story.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink