comsc US Politics | AMERICAblog News: Romney spokesman compares releasing his taxes to McCarthyism
Join Email List | About us | AMERICAblog Gay
Elections | Economic Crisis | Jobs | TSA | Limbaugh | Fun Stuff

Romney spokesman compares releasing his taxes to McCarthyism

| Reddit | Tumblr | Digg | FARK

Harry Reid says he talked to a source who says Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for an entire decade.  The response from Romney's campaign is classic:
“I’m telling you authoritatively speaking on the behalf of the Governor that those charges are untrue, they are baseless, and there is nothing to back them up,” said Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on Fox News Thursday. Invoking Army lawyer Joseph Welch’s famous exchange with Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.), Fehrnstrom asked, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”
Um, first problem, there's also "nothing to back up" the claims that the charges are untrue. So if we use the Romney standard that "nothing to back it up makes its untrue" then the claim from Romney that this is untrue is untrue.

Second, McCarthy, seriously? We're asking to see Romney's back taxes. Something his father had no problem doing. Something he had no problem providing them McCain campaign when he wanted to be VP. But now that he wants to be President, suddenly he refuses and, to top it off, asking Romney to release his taxes is now McCarthyism.

What's next Mitt, asking you to release your taxes is just like September 11? Or will you get Rudy "A noun, a verb, 9/11" to say that one.

blog comments powered by Disqus