Tax Returns

This shit is gonna be news for the next few cycles:

Bill Kristol and the Obama campaign agree on something: Mitt Romney should immediately release his tax returns.

“He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It’s crazy,” Kristol said on “Fox News Sunday.” “You gotta release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two.”

The conservative commentator said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee then should give a speech on Thursday calling for a “serious” debate with President Barack Obama on capitalism, allowing the campaign to turn the page and put the focus back on the president’s record.

Or I am wrong?

Kristol: Romney “Crazy” Not To Release Tax Returns [Politico]

25 comments:

9:14 am • Monday • July 16, 2012

The only times “serious” and Bill Kristol should be used in a sentence are:
1) Bill Kristol is a serious fool
2) Bill Kristol got a serious wedgie
3) Bill Kristol got a serious case of diarrhea.

10:45 am • Monday • July 16, 2012

Romboto refuses to release tax returns. Oops.

11:46 am • Monday • July 16, 2012

@ManchuCandidate: I went to go channel my inner Manchu and discovered that Sting’s lyrics didn’t need much changing with the “that’s my soul up there” refrain.

There’s a little black spot on the sun today
It’s the same old thing as yesterday
There’s a black hat caught in a high tree top
There’s a flag-pole rag and the wind won’t stop

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running ’round my brain
I guess I’m always hoping that I’ll end Barry’s reign
But it’s my destiny to be the king of Bain

There’s a little black spot on the sun today
(That`s my soul up there)
It’s the same old thing as yesterday
(it`s my soul up there)
There’s a black hat caught in a high tree top
(it`s my soul up there)
There’s a flag-pole rag and the wind won’t stop
(it`s my soul up there)

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running ’round my brain
I guess I’m always hoping that I’ll end Barry’s reign
But it’s my destiny to be the king of Bain

There’s a fossil that’s trapped in a high cliff wall
(it`s my soul up there)
There’s a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
(it`s my soul up there)
There’s a blue whale beached by a spring tide’s ebb
(it`s my soul up there)
There’s a butterfly trapped in a spider’s web
(it`s my soul up there)

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running ’round my brain
I guess I’m always hoping that I’ll end Barry’s reign
But it’s my destiny to be the king of Bain

There’s a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
There’s a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
There’s a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
There’s a skeleton choking on a crust of bread

King of Bain

There’s a red fox torn by a huntsman’s pack
There’s a black-winged gull with a broken back
There’s a little black spot on the sun today
It’s the same old thing as yesterday

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running ’round my brain
I guess I’m always hoping that I’ll end Barry’s reign
But it’s my destiny to be the king of Bain

King of Bain
I’ll always be king of Bain
I’ll always be king of Bain

12:12 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

We got Bain, we got tax returns — what will complete the Rule of Three for Mittster? Was he funding the Jerry Sandusky “Rent-A-Boy” Foundation?

12:22 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@SanFranLefty: Brava.

12:51 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012
1:46 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

Perhaps this will end The Reign of the Empty Suits by the GOP. One can only hope.

1:55 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@matador1015: Well, that is my theory. Romney loses, the teabaggers conclude that this is because he wasn’t crazy enough, so in 4 years the Repubs nominate a moonbat who loses easily. I figure this will take a generation before the R’s figure it out.

4:01 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

Has any national poll ever put Rmoney in the lead? The punditsites are gonna be on life support by August.

4:17 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@¡Andrew!: Some have, but according to the RCP poll average (or, as the morons at CNN would have it, “poll of polls”), Romney has not lead Obama since mid-October.

4:48 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

Whatta Bain in his a$$.

7:37 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012
9:09 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@¡Andrew!: Still looking for the headline “The Bain of His Existence.”

9:10 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@Dodgerblue: I was gonna ask who would abuse a cute little pug, then I remembered we were talking about Mittens.

9:59 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

You walked into the Republican party
Like you were walking onto your yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the Senators dreamed that they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, and

You’re so Bain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so Bain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

You had no chance several years ago
When others were still quite naive
You said that you had such pretty hair
And that you would never leave
But McCain gave away the things you loved
And none of them was free
You had some dreams they were clouds in your coffee non-caffeinated beverage
Clouds in yourcoffee non-caffeinated beverage, and

You’re so Bain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so Bain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

You had some dreams they were clouds in your coffee non-caffeinated beverage
Clouds in yourcoffee non-caffeinated beverage, and

You’re so Bain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so Bain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won (the Olympics for horse dancing)
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun

Well, you’re where you should be all the time
And when you’re not, you’re with
Some underworld spy or the Swedish banker of a close friend
Swedish banker of a close friend, and

You’re so Bain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so Bain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you? Don’t you?

You’re so Bain (so Bain)
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you? Don’t you?

10:17 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@SanFranLefty: Girl, you are on fire.

10:26 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@Mistress Cynica: Manchu has nothing to fear….But “vain” and “Bain” are just a little too similar, notwithstanding the side-by-side presence of the B and V on the QWERTY keyboard and the interchangeable pronunciation in Spanish.

10:47 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@SanFranLefty: Casrly/Mick. Playing in my head. Thanx.

11:03 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

For anyone in need of a pick-me-up, I give you Sir Ian McKellen in a pink Nehru jacket at Comic-Con. I love that man.

11:30 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

@SanFranLefty: Ha ha awhsum!

11:31 pm • Monday • July 16, 2012

Well, you went uptown riding in your limousine
With your fine Park Avenue clothes
You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose

Whoops, wrong song, but that nice, sweet, deductible cocaine is likely hidden in those $ecret tax return$.

2:07 am • Tuesday • July 17, 2012
2:07 am • Tuesday • July 17, 2012

@SanFranLefty: *applause*

5:25 am • Tuesday • July 17, 2012

If the Bain comes up, he’ll run and hide his head.
daeh sih edih dna nur lleh pu semoc niab eht fI.
(Bain)
niaB.
(Bain)
sumaeS.

12:04 pm • Tuesday • July 17, 2012

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: The update at the bottom of your linked article:

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler also has a good round up on the issue here.

Shit like that right there is why I don’t bother with the Atlantic. Ta-Nehisi Coates is not enough to cover the volume of FAIL over there.

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