This morning I got the following tweet from someone who, apparently, works for HuffPo:
@vermontaigne Hi-I'm w/ HuffPost. We're doing a segment on Mitt Romney's offshore accounts today @ 1- would u like to join? Msg me – thx!
— Lily Jamali (@lilyjamali) July 10, 2012
So, I responded this way:
@lilyjamali Sure, when you find out why Obama's Chicago home is titled in the name of other people who pay the taxes.
— Dan Collins (@vermontaigne) July 10, 2012
So, the campaign of blandishments continues, just as though I had the word SUCKER emblazoned across my forehead . . . which, having checked, I can assure you I do not. As of this writing.
Attempting to make a big deal of Romney's Swiss bank account and to tie him to "outsourcing," Obama yesterday went perhaps a little too far, claiming that Romney has to be an "open book" if he wants to be President. The list of documents that Obama himself has refused to make public include his school records, his non-forgery long-form birth certificate, a long-form physician's report on his health, and numerous other materials that have been itemized ad nauseam. David Maraniss, much to his own dismay, has helped reveal that several dozen assertions in Obama's biographies are contrary to the facts as we can make them out, which makes the "open book" metaphor all the more ridiculous. These matters might be less appalling if Obama weren't so interested in making so much of what was personal information about average US citizens the property of the IRS in the service of his penalty which is not a tax for not participating in ObamaCare, which however is only lawful insofar as it is a tax, which is what Obama will not call it, to be shared with various other government agencies. Then there's the matter of his invocation of Executive Privilege to extend to Eric Holder, recently held in contempt of Congress for his role in the Fast and Furious cover-up, and liable to lose his license to practice law in the District of Columbia. Even Slow Joe could have seen the downside to this line of attack, though he dutifully went out and acted the part of a talking head wound for his master.
Pushing back, Camp Romney has noted the multiple instances in which the Obama administration blithely sent taxpayer money abroad for stimulus ventures like the luxury electric car manufacturers at Fiskers, to mention just one. What Romney did with the private capital in his care seems not so much anyone else's business in consideration of those matters. Now it emerges that Obama's point person in making dark insinuations about Romney's Swiss banking, DWS, has herself been cozying up financially with the secretive Swiss, with their cantons, gun ownership, and mini-marshmallows. Obama recently held fundraisers in France and . . . Switzerland, and he still hasn't come clean about how all the identity verification for online donations got shut off last time around, permitting oodles of evil foreign money to flow into his campaign coffers last time around. Then again, last time around the Bush tax cuts, which Obama suddenly wants extended to all but those awful Americans making more than $250k per year—in other words, those for whom Fisk-cars are produced—were responsible for our dreadful economic climate.
Yesterday, the wife of pardoned crooked financier Marc Rich renounced her US citizenship in order to be able to hold on to more of her crooked riches, which was an odd way to thank Eric Holder for securing a Presidential pardon for her husband from Bill Clinton, but a clever manner of preventing the Obama campaign for pestering her for more money.
Everywhere, the malodrous contradictions, distortions, lies and hypocrisy of the Obama administration are burbling to the surface, and everywhere the MSM is desperately trying to change the subject. The best of the best, though, was Eric Holder's appearance before the NAACP today to denounce the racism of voter ID requirements, for which every attendee was required to show a photo ID as a condition of admission.
Here's an idea: How about we impose a . . . a penalty on those residing in the US who haven't bothered to get a state-issued photo ID. It would save money and bother, but . . . it wouldn't be a tax, you see? Certainly not a poll tax.