View Full Version : Dear Ann Romney: Get Off Your High Horse

08-16-2012, 11:50 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Dear Ann Romney,

I don't like your attitude very much. It seems very entitled and imperious. You say you have done everything legally required, and there will be no more tax returns. Not only do you say it,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> <u>you say it with a snarl</u>, as if those you're asking to vote for your husband are simply too stupid to understand what a tax return filed by a Very Wealthy Couple looks like. As if you're saying "we've given all you people need to know."

Oh wait. You actually said that.</span>

Ma'am, you've released *one* return. ONE. If we're really lucky, we'll get to see the second one 15 days before the election, when it's too late to really understand how you and your husband run your finances.

Here's the thing. I'm not looking for a fight with a woman who is fighting for her husband's election, but you're simply wrong about your pronouncement that what is in those returns isn't relevant, doesn't matter, and won't matter if you do release it. You assume the reason we're asking for these returns has to do with some sort of attack on you.

Don't you understand the attacks are happening because you refuse to disclose this information to people who you're asking to trust for four years? Or are you just above it?

Here is a list of legitimate, real reasons why voters are entitled to access to your tax returns, whether you like it or not:

The next President of the United States must lead an effort to reform our current tax code. It's long overdue and must be done. We're entitled to understand how you approach your own taxation, and what interests your husband will serve if he were leading that effort. Simply put: Will a Romney Administration consider the needs of the working poor over the needs of corporations and the wealthy?
Ordinary people don't have offshore tax shelters. Why do you? Why do you consider it American to shelter income from taxes offshore? Why would your investments take precedence over patriotism?
Americans deserve to fully understand how Bain benefited your family. It's well established at this point that Bain Capital was in the business of mergers and acquisitions. People lost many jobs to offshoring, mergers, and just plain asset-stripping. It's fair for them to understand what kind of profit you took from those lost jobs, particularly when you claim you know how to create them.
Ordinary people endure far more invasive inquiries for minimum wage jobs. You can get all high and mighty with us, but to get an $8.50 per hour job, many ordinary people have to endure (and authorize) a credit check, and in the case of government jobs, a background check. In many cases, they have to submit to a drug test, too. That drug test requirement isn't because their potential employer believes every applicant is a drug addict. It's because they want to make sure this applicant isn't one.

Similarly, we're entitled to know whether any possible future President is a tax dodger. From the one single return released, it certainly appears that there are some dodgy tax items that deserve closer scrutiny. The problem is, we don't have enough information to say one way or the other, and you think we shouldn't see it.

You say to us: "Trust me." I say to you: "Why?" What have you done to earn my trust? You treat me like I'm some kind of scum for asking reasonable questions about issues that truly do matter. We're entitled to know how you manage these things, how you approach taxes, how we can expect to be treated in a Romney administration. Telling me "you people don't need to know" does not foster trust. It fosters resentment.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>You haven't given us one single reason to trust you. </span>You say, well, we tithe, that makes us good people. No, it doesn't. Anyone can write a check. So what? A central tenet of LDS doctrine is the requirement to tithe, at a minimum. a very bare minimum. That's not evidence of integrity; it's evidence that you seem to place the LDS doctrine above the tax laws currently in effect in this country. That's hardly reassuring.

You say to us: "You don't need to have that information." I beg to differ, for the reasons I've stated. Here's what you risk with this attitude, Mrs. Romney. You risk alienating voters who might have been in your camp. I say might, because there are plenty of other reasons not to vote for your husband. But by shoving your puffed-up chest and a mighty attitude of high dudgeon in our faces not once, but several times, you exclude those who might otherwise be convinced.

You want your husband to represent me, Mrs. Romney? You want him to have that job, a job I pay for? Then both of you need to submit to my hiring requirements. This election is a by the people, for the people moment, not an appointment by the oligarchs, no matter what you might think. We, the people, are your Job Interviewers, and right now we're inclined to say we'll get back to you with our decision after the returns are released.

The fact that you would place yourself and your husband above even one other person in this country tells me you and your husband are unfit to occupy the White House. That you do it to the voters who are entitled to know exactly who they are voting for disqualifies you entirely.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your retirement to California. Bye, now.

Best regards,


watch it here (http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/dear-ann-romney-get-your-high-horse)

Who TF does she think she is? The Queen of the USA?
Geez, the interviewer practically apologises for asking the Q!

What she said.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">During an interview that’s scheduled to air on Thursday, Ann Romney said that there would be “no more tax releases given” by the wealthy couple, but she also insisted that “there’s nothing we’re hiding.”

“We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” the candidate's wife told NBC's Natalie Morales. “But the more we release, the more we get attacked, the more we get questioned, the more we get pushed. And so, we have done what’s legally required. And there’s going to be no more tax releases given.”

“There’s nothing we’re hiding,” Ann Romney said. “You know, we’ve had a blind trust for how many years? We don’t even know what’s in there. It’s been managed by blind trust since before Mitt was governor, you know, 2002 forward. And so, you know, I’ll be curious to see what’s in there too.” </div></div>

Not only is she an arrogant snob, she is just as much of a liar as her husband.


Gayle in MD
08-17-2012, 06:07 AM
Good Article!

She told the country at the outset, "It's our turn." How dare the country fail to grasp her dictate!

We've seen both of them scowl for having to answer questions, and the press has soft balled them from the start. Of course, they're all millionaires, too.

They have already proven that they think they are above having to submit to any scrutiny on numerous occasions. What they have done to their own animals was plenty enough for me. Who would vote for these horrible people, after that!

She lies with greater aplomb than even he can pull off, and he's patholigical about it.

They have it in their minds that all of their fellow unpatirotic, crooked friend's money they have behind them, is all that it's going to take for them to buy the White House. The bitch of it is that could be what does put them in there, given how many stupid people live in the flyover Red States.

We can thank the Reiglican appointed rats on the Supreme court for this mess.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why would your investments take precedence over patriotism?

Everything they have done in their past lives, has already proven they have no honor or patriotism. Those who vote Repiglican, have no partriotism either, as far as I'm concerned.

The bigger the crook who got off scott free, the more the right adores and glorifies them.


Speaking of the Romney's poor dog:


Gayle in MD
08-18-2012, 10:57 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Not only is she an arrogant snob, she is just as much of a liar as her husband.

Q </div></div>

She's now known as an angry White woman snob! LOL.

You've got to read this one!


And I just hope she keeps on keeping on!

If you just google Ann Romney's Angry... the page is full of public backlash against her arrogant, angry persona! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Another good article asks:

When Is The MSM Going To Start Calling Ann Romney an Angry White Woman!?

Keep on yappin Annie! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif