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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:23 PM

Romney Advisor Responds To Harry Reid's Claim About Romney's Taxes: 'Have You No Decency, Sir?

Eric Fehrnstrom Responds To Harry Reid's Claim About Romney's Taxes: 'Have You No Decency, Sir?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/02/eric-fehrnstrom-harry-reid-romney-taxes_n_1733085.html

Mitt Romney's top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom had just one question to ask of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid following the latter's charge that the presumptive Republican nominee didn't pay taxes for 10 years: "Have you no decency, sir?"

"I don't think there is anything behind it. He hasn't produced any evidence," Fehrnstrom said Thursday in an interview with Fox News. "I'm telling you speaking on behalf of the governor that those charges are untrue, they are baseless and there is nothing to back them up."

"This reminds me of the McCarthy hearings back in the 1950s," he added.

Fehrnstrom's line, "Have you no decency, sir?" is a paraphrase of what Army lawyer Joseph N. Welch asked Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy in 1954, when he famously stood up to the powerful, witch-hunting senator who was falsely accusing people of being Communists.



Really? Comparing Romney's unwillingness to show his taxes to the Communist witch hunts of the 1950? What next, will Romney compare himself to Rosa Park and claim that the weatlhy are tired of sitting on the back of the bus.

Geez, even his father, when running for President, opened up ALL of his Tax Returns.

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Reply Romney Advisor Responds To Harry Reid's Claim About Romney's Taxes: 'Have You No Decency, Sir? (Original post)
LynneSin Aug 2012 OP
The Magistrate Aug 2012 #1
Curtland1015 Aug 2012 #2
EarlG Aug 2012 #3
cthulu2016 Aug 2012 #4
russspeakeasy Aug 2012 #8
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #5
Bluerthanblue Aug 2012 #6
Bluerthanblue Aug 2012 #7
Politicalboi Aug 2012 #9
LynneSin Aug 2012 #10
Oilwellian Aug 2012 #11
applegrove Aug 2012 #12
bemildred Aug 2012 #13
myrna minx Aug 2012 #14
DCKit Aug 2012 #15

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:26 PM

1. And You, Mr. Fehrnstrom, Have You No Tax Returns To Show Us?

Nobody gives a rat's ass what you say in reply to Sen. Reid otherwise....

"Romney loves America like a tick loves a dog."

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:28 PM

2. "He hasn't produced any evidence"

No kidding?

Seems to be a lot of that going around you repig moron.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:31 PM

3. "...there is nothing to back them up."

Well, yeah, that's kinda the point.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. McCarthy's victims could not offer affirmative proof in their defense

You don't get a card saying you're *not* a communist.

And it was none of anybody's business.

Mitt is running for President. The charge is specific. He is named. He has affirmative proof of the falsity of the charge, which he prefers to keep to himself.

Mitt have every right to "take the Fifth," which is essentially what he is doing.

He doesn't have to release anything. He will not be held in contempt of Congress for not releasing his returns. Congress is not pressuring anyone to not hire him. His public comments about his taxes will not result in federal perjury charges.


But aside from that, it's a perfect analogy.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:42 PM

8. Excellent..!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:34 PM

5. The proof all lies with Romney

If there are tax returns, then simply release them, this all goes away.

Otherwise????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:34 PM

6. how do you prove a negative?

they are the ones that hold the proof of the claim, and if it would really clear him, there is no valid reason not to present them.




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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:37 PM

7. and... uh.... aren't THEY the ones calling us communists?

questioning OUR loyalty to America?

He's comparing US with McCarthy?

that's funny in a twisted, absurd kind of way.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:51 PM

9. Asking for something that every candidate

Has done for years, compared to being seen with an asshole who still isn't sure Obama was born in the US. Have you no decency sirs?

My guess, Rmoney will also be questioning Obama's birth place by September.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:52 PM

10. Every candidate INCLUDING his own father

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. Even prominent Repubs have asked him to release his tax returns

Rmoney's advisers are idiots.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:50 PM

12. I still think the Romney camp is trying to bait the democrats and Obama into frothing

at the mouth over Romney's taxes. Notice how it is always some republican who gets the rumour/anger over Romney's unreleased taxes started? Every time in the last month.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:41 PM

13. Don't be silly, Mr. Fehrnstrom, this is politics. nt

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

14. Those vilified by McCarthy could not disprove a negative whereas all Romney needs to so is show us

his tax returns.

This from the same party that who's Intelligence committee member accuses sitting members of Congress and State Department of being Communists and members of the Muslim brotherhood? Hi-larious.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:53 AM

15. Unintended consequences: The RWingers will Google that quote, and get an education in fascism.

 

They shouldn't have gone there.

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