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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:44 PM

Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up' (hahaha)

Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up'

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CNN's Dana Davidsen and Ashley Killough

(CNN) - Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegations that the presumptive GOP nominee has not been paying his taxes.

"It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show.

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Reid stood by the allegations on Thursday while speaking on the Senate floor.

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Romney has made public the full 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011, with a pledge to release the full year once it's complete. He filed an extension for an October deadline.

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/02/romney-to-reid-put-up-or-shut-up/

Mitt, release your returns and stop telling jokes. Also, Mitt only released part of his 2010 returns.

OOPS! Mitt's 2010 Tax Returns NOT Fully Disclosed
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002969609

20 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Right Now

By Annie-Rose Strasser

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While these Republicans have downplayed the effects of Romney releasing his returns, the tax information may not be so innocuous to the campaign after all. Several experts have said they believe Romney could have paid little to no taxes at all in past years (particularly 2009).

UPDATE
National Review, the conservative publication whose interview is quoted in the first paragraph of this post, has just come out and asked Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. National Review are long-time Romney supporters; they endorsed him in 2008. Here is National Review’s editorial:

The Romney campaign says he has released as many returns as candidate John Kerry did in 2004, and cites Teresa Heinz Kerry’s refusal to release any of her tax returns. Neither is an apt comparison

Romney may feel impatience with requirements that the political culture imposes on a presidential candidate that he feels are pointless (and inconvenient). But he’s a politician running for the highest office in the land, and his current posture is probably unsustainable. In all likelihood, he won’t be able to maintain a position that looks secretive and is a departure from campaign conventions. The only question is whether he releases more returns now, or later — after playing more defense on the issue and sustaining more hits. There will surely be a press feeding frenzy over new returns, but better to weather it in the middle of July.


http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/17/530121/15-prominent-republicans-who-want-romney-to-release-more-tax-returns-right-now/

Mitt Romney is gripped with fear about releasing his tax returns
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021063686







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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:48 PM

1. Um, I think Romney has it backasswards

Reid doesn't have to prove anything, the onus is sort of on Romney to stop all the speculation about his tax returns.

After all, "some people say" has been a good reason for all kinds of claims against our current president for many years. Time for Romney to grow up.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:58 PM

15. Good ol' Republicon projection!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:48 PM

2. What's he want Reid to put up?

I swear he doesn't know what some of these old phrases mean. He didn't get the "What's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander." right. I'm sure there were others I don't recall right now, but he really doesn't get it, does he?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:51 PM

3. ProSense, you're doing yeoman's work on this issue!

I recognize every one of your posts. They are iconic. Fully resourced and all.


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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:54 PM

6. Thanks. n/t



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. I hope that's the invite Reid was waiting for.

How 'bout you just provide ALL of the docs for 2010, Mitt?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:54 PM

5. Reid should mail him a giant empty box with pre-paid postage and a return address to Congress

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:56 PM

7. The most ridiculous thing I've heard yet. He wants

read to prove it without him releasing his tax returns.

Have Americans really gotten this stupid? It's depressing to think so. Up is down and down is up, etc. This fool really thinks he can be president without showing us the returns. It's sad that people would even consider it.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:58 PM

8. The media

is running with it, and making no mention of all the conservatives who have demanded Romney release his returns; just he said, she said nonsense.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:59 PM

9. Romney thinks his supporters are stupid.

Well, yeah, they are, but....I'm not sure that even they would fall for that backwards logic.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:59 PM

10. He definitely shouldn't say that. For Reid to "put up" would mean that he named his informants,

and the hole would just get deeper for Romney.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:03 PM

11. How can we trust Mitt Romney on what he claims is in his tax returns?

We all know he's been less than truthful about what's been in them before:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2002/06/07/romney-says-didn-file-mass-resident/cxg3maVKXTA0iIuekT4QPO/story.html

He wasn't honest about them in the past, why should we believe him this time around?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:04 PM

12. I would love Reid to respond ...

"Mitt, do the initials: XY mean anything to you ... No? Check the list of Bain investors."

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:32 PM

17. Nah - that would just be another distraction for the shiny-object media

Leave it hanging out there in mid air and wait for Willard to head to the Kinkos.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:09 PM

13. Put up? He wants Reid to release his tax returns for him?

I think he just meant, 'shut up'.

Unless he meant, 'put 'em up' and was challenging Reid to fisticuffs.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:52 PM

14. The only to disprove Reid is to release the tax returns

If Romney wants Reid to back down, then Romney will have to release his tax returns. Romney can not even sue Reid for defamation because if he did, Reid could get the tax returns in discovery

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

16. Romney is acting like he's already President and has already been vetted by the people

Romney is the challenger here, with the burden of proof that he is fit for the highest office in the land.

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