Transparency -- Republican Style

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    So which is it, the gaffemeister doesn't want to take responsibility for his gaffes or-----or is the Republican candidate for POTUS afraid a reporter will catch him telling the Mossad he'll have more flexibility after the November election or-----or as with his taxes he's askeered the rough tough liberals will use what he does and says to bully him by using his -actual- words and actions?




    Mitt Romney Closes Israeli Fundraiser To Reporters


    By KASIE HUNT
    07/28/12



    TEL AVIV, Israel -- U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to raise campaign money in private while in Israel, so what he tells wealthy American supporters abroad will be kept quiet from voters at home.

    Romney's campaign is barring reporters from a fundraiser at Jerusalem's King David Hotel and not saying why. At U.S. events, Romney's remarks to donors in communal spaces such as hotels are typically public.

    President Barack Obama allows reporters to hear his words at fundraisers, though he generally bars them from listening to question-and-answer sessions with those in attendance. The president sometimes allows coverage of his remarks at events in private homes.

    Romney traveling press secretary Rick Gorka, asked to comment, simply said, "Closed press, closed press, closed press," as he walked down the aisle of the candidate's campaign plane during the flight from London to Tel Aviv.

    Some of Romney's wealthiest U.S. supporters plan to attend Monday's fundraiser. They include casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who's donated millions to a group backing Romney and is a leading backer of Republican Jewish groups in the U.S.

    Donors at the event were asked to contribute $50,000 or to raise $100,000. Romney advisers say the event is expected to raise more than $1 million. The fundraiser will be relatively small, likely with about 50 attendees, giving Romney the chance to interact more personally than he does in many of the larger events.

    Romney sometimes has given donors more policy specifics than he includes in his standard campaign speeches. At a fundraiser this spring in Florida, for example, he offered new details on how he might cut government and which deductions he might eliminate as part of his tax plan. The event was overheard by reporters standing on a public sidewalk.

    Throughout his career and campaign, Romney has released information that the law demands, including the list of donors that the Federal Election Commission requires and financial disclosures that give a broad outline of up to $250 million in assets.

    But he repeatedly has broken with the practice of presidential candidates in both parties in disclosing more. He's refused to release the names of the fundraisers who tap friends and business networks to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign, and has said he'll release only two years' worth of tax returns.
     
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    Transparency, Obama style:

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    That whole lack of transparency angle seems to be more effective when directed toward a politician who in fact campaigned on "unprecedented transparency", healthcare deliberations on CSPAN, bills posted online for several days before anything would be signed, etc.
     
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    This thread has nothing to do with Obama moron. Address the topic or STFU.
     
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    So if I start a thread about Obama you won't bring up Romney right?
     
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    A criticism of the GOP contender, you ignorant dishonest stupid pussy, on the basis of an alleged lack of "transparency" most certainly DOES have something to do with the dishonesty and utter lack of transparency from the scumbag-in-chief whose cock you wish to suck dry.

    So, eat shit and die in a lake of Fire-AIDS, you rancid clit asshole motherfucker.

    Amen.
     
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    Good try Fuck wit but it is completely Relevant to Point out Obama's Non Transparency if you are going to Rail about Romney's.
     
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    Of course not, deflection is a right wing staple when those shitheads get put in their place, just look at all the right wing trolls going berserk in this thread. What a bunch of crybabies.
     
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    OK dumbass, what does a fundraiser have to do with government transparency? OMG he wont let us into strategery sessions either...NO SHIT....I just want him to pass bills on CSPAN, not in the backroom, who knows if he will, I'm not really hopeful, but then again he didnt promise bullshit like OBama
     
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    The Crack_Label massive butthurt is of legendary proportions already.

    Good.

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