Discussion in 'Politics' started by bravoactual, Aug 19, 2012.
FactCheck.org : Obama’s ‘Sealed’ Records.
Bravo! What a tour de force of semantic hair-splitting!
Perhaps not "sealed" in the legal sense but certainly unavailable to the public. A rather pathetic attempt at deflection. And the hypocrisy! Whining about wanting more tax records from Romney while Obama gets a pass. What a sad display of grasping at straws...but then, you can color me shocked that the President isn't campaigning on his "accomplishments"...
So where are his college records?
That's better, and a fairly good reason to ask. However, his marks don't tell us anything about how well he performed his job as the editor of The Harvard Law Review, or his year wtih Business International Corporation and teh the New York Public Interest Research Group. It certainly doesn't play to hwo he performed his job as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School or his later work as a civil rights lawyer with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland.
The reason being is that people with poor scholastic marks often do better than those who were on the Honour Role. Einstein's name usually pops up in the discussion at this point, but I could just as easily point to George Eastman, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jennings, Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy's) and literally dozens of others in a variety of fields.
Now, if there were some correllation you'd like to try to make about his college transcripts and his success or lack thereof as a university lecturer or civil rights attorney, we might have something to talk about. But I fail to see the weight of such a requirement.
And saying, "it's just politics" and point at Harry Reid or the "Mitt Romney Killed my Wife" ad to say that it's ferpecktly okay to request and require these transcripts.....
Don't scan. If you want to promote the necessity of such a release of documents, you have GOT to do better than "It's a political campaign. That's why Senator Reid stated he believes Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years." (Which, BTW, he has NEVER said; go back and review the interviews.)
The release of those documents need to tell us something about the candidate that cannot be explained by any other avenue of investigation. In the case of Romney's tax returns, it's playing to his position and wealth against everyone else's.
Obama released all of his tax returns back to 2000 when he was running in 2008; Biden went back to 1998 with his. Romney -- and now Ryan, it's been announced -- have/are giving two. And that's it.
Why won't he ante up in this poker game? THAT'S the rationale behind Reid's allegations.
ROmney has to put out more documents, then Obaman does too. The simple FACT that he already has produced more documents about himself than Romney has seems to escape you.
Tell ya what: Romney ponies up another ten years of tax returns and his birth certificate, then -- AND ONLY THEN -- can we start talking about what Obama has to release and why.
Until then....it plays into the not so subtle narrative that 'he is not one of us'."
And that looks far FAR worse than Reid's lying through his teeth about any source.
Tell ya what: Obama ponies up the records we've been asking for for FOUR YEARS, and then - AND ONLY THEN - can he and his ass-kissing slavish devotees start talking about demanding the private tax records of Mitt Romney.
Until then, it plays into the blatantly obvious narrative that he's a fucking hypocrite.
And that looks far FAR worse than Mitt Romney being rich.
Wow. Defending Reid's outlandish accusations...and only your second post. Pretty monumental fail. You're not off to a good start. Good luck with that.
It's known he got a 3.7 at Columbia and was Magna Cum Laude at Harvard Law school. And only brainwashed dupes thank it matters. Romney is a huge liar and flip flopper.
This is so irrational I give these dupes a 65% chance racist quotient...
Maybe all Obama ever did at Law Review was show up for graduation? He had no idea what "Judicial Review" was!
How do you get through law school, never mind "President" of Law Review not knowing Judicial Review?
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