Sunday, April 15, 2012

Is This a Trick?

Obama, probably using his Latin-tinged accent, speaking with Univision:
President Barack Obama has called on Republican Mitt Romney to release his past tax returns, saying that candidates for office need to be "as transparent as possible."
Of course this is a further attempt to paint Romney as Thurston Howell III, but doesn't he understand how some people might turn those kind of words back on him? For instance:
"I think that it's important for any candidate in public office to be as transparent as possible, to let people know who we are, what we stand for, and you know, I think that this is just carrying on a tradition that has existed throughout the modern presidency," Obama said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program.
Really? Is he so insulated in the White House bubble that he's lost track of his own image or is this just another clever trick designed to drag Romney or his supporters into birtherism by luring them into retorting about the various transcripts, records, and writings still in Obama's personal vault? My guess is the latter--he knows the elite media has already 'investigated' and 'vetted' everything fit to print in his background therefore any further probing will be called racist, etc. Any campaign capable of using a Hillary Rosen type trick cannot be underestimated.


Right Truth said...

It doesn't seem to be a question of whether Romney has funds in the Caymans, but why he has them there. The Left wants to paint him as someone trying to avoid paying taxes, but it isn't that simple. I found the following article a little helpful. I don't blame Romney for getting all the tax breaks he can.

Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

Obama used the mortgage interest deduction and his progressive friends were touting it as an example of a tax break for the rich. So I doubt that's gonna fly.

My shock remains at someone like Obama having the nerve to lecture others about being 'transparent' when he was probably the least-vetted or known president in the last 100 years, or even all time.