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Published: Wednesday, July 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

That article was priceless. I've never laughed so hard this early in the morning.

Is there anyone in the Democrat leadership that has a clue? Why are they reliving their days in kindergarten where they had to be told, "Now, now Barry and Nancy and Harry, we don't tell lies in kindergarten".

salt lake city, utah

Lies scorecard..Democrats 1 Republicans 1,000....oh I give up.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

Extremely poor analogy, the right is desperate and they should be, it's become obvious to the reasonable middle class voter that the GOP is in the pocket of big business and big business is out to gut the middle class.

Salt Lake City, UT

Obama has been proven to be born in this nation... the Southern Strategy has been used for decades. After all, Romney made a welfare-queen like reference when he suggested the NAACP members who booed just wanting free stuff. And what about the Republicans (several on these comment boards) calling them racist for booing? Nevermind that they didn't boo Biden, or the fact that a white tea party crowd...that was redundant... would heavily boo Obama, because in both cases it's a political matter not racial.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

Although Mitt definitely wanted to show his base he could stand up to the NAACP, he appeared genuinely surprised when they started booing him. This wasn't a clever plot by Romney to play on racist elements in the GOP, but it does show how out of touch he is with many Americans. I think most main stream Democrats are over this incident.

Now about those tax returns..........

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

So the birther movement, a lunatic conspiracy that has been going on since the day President Obama announced that he was going to run, is the same as a few newspaper comments that will be forgotten by next week? A recent poll found that only 31% of Republicans are sure that the president was born in the U.S.

Provo, UT

Thanks for the fun article pointing out the nuts on both political sides. As to V.P.jokes Repubs had Quayle and now the Dems have Biden.

Voice of Reason
Layton, UT

Romney was "surprised" because the NAACP was rude enough to boo him...not because he was surprised at their disagreement. Larry, do you honestly believe Romney is so out of touch as to not know that the NAACP supports Obamacare? I think even you know he's smarter than that.

As for "those tax returns" - releasing anything more than 1 or 2 years of tax returns is the rare exception; many past presidents only released tax summaries. So don't go making it sound like Romney is the exception to the rule; Obama actually was in releasing his modest, politically safe tax returns. Everyone knows that there is absolutely zero evidence of Romney doing anything illegal or unethical with his taxes, but releasing them will hand an enormous pile of gift-wrapped opposition research to the Obama Chicago political machine to distort to their advantage, as they hav with their obviously shameless lies about Bain, a nonissue if there ever was one. They even accused him of a FELONY with zero evidence!

Cedar Hills, UT

I respect someone who can get boos and standing o's in the same setting. That tells me he knows what he is talking about and doesn't shy away from the unpopular, if he plans on doing it.

@Bob A. Bohey: I find your argument "big business is out to gut the middle class" interesting. Let's say you're right. Big business succeeds in gutting the middle class. Now, how do those big businesses stay in business now that their customer base [the middle class] is gone, their employee base [the middle class] is gone, and their investor base [the 401Ks of the middle class] is gone? Most, if not all, business owners actually want returning life-long customers, happy employees, and a decent return for their investors. Businesses that don't have these things usually go out of business. So, I would argue that even if big business wanted to gut the middle class, as you put it, the marketplace (middle class shopping decisions) would remove those types of business from the market. Unless, of course, they are propped up by a controlling government because they are too important to that government to fail.



You are factually incorrect.

Like all other citizens, U.S. presidents enjoy this protection of their privacy. Since the early 1970s, however, most presidents have chosen to release their returns publicly. In the hope of making this information more widely available, the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts has compiled an archive of presidential tax returns.

Obama: tax returns for years 2000-2011
George Bush: 2000-2007
Clinton: 1992-1999
HW Bush 1989-1991 (3 yrs)
Carter: 1977-1979 (3 yrs)
Reagan 1981-1987
Ford (released summaries only) 1966-1975
Nixon 1969-1972

Romney doesnt need to have done anything illegal.
No doubt Romney's returns will provide fodder for his opponents to use against him, in the great debate about the need for more tax cuts for the wealthy and the 99% vs 1%. Tax experts, looking at clues from Romney's 2010 return, believe he very likely paid very little tax in 2009, even less than the 13.9% he paid in 2010.

Bronx, NY

sadly just another in a string of the type of childish article and comments that have come to permeate our political world.


Here's the excerpt from Romney's speech at the NAACP that garnered the standing ovation:

"For every one of us a particular person comes to mind, someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. For me, that man is my father, George Romney.

It wasn’t just that my Dad helped write the civil rights provision for the Michigan Constitution, though he did. It wasn’t just that he helped create Michigan’s first civil rights commission, or that as governor he marched for civil rights in Detroit – though he did those things, too.

More than these public acts, it was the kind of man he was, and the way he dealt with every person, black or white. He was a man of the fairest instincts, and a man of faith who knew that every person was a child of God.

I’m grateful to him for so many things, and above all for the knowledge of God, whose ways are not always our ways, but whose justice is certain and whose mercy endures forever."

Mitt, what a shame you aren't more like your dad....

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Obama birth record definitely fraudulent

Investigators for an Arizona sheriff's volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is definitely fraudulent.

Members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse said in March that there was probable cause that Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery.

Now, Arpaio says investigators are positive it's fraudulent.

Mike Zullo, the posse's chief investigator, said numeric codes on certain parts of the birth certificate indicate that those parts weren't filled out, yet those sections asking for the race of Obama's father and his field of work or study were completed.

Zullo said investigators previously didn't know the meaning of codes but that the codes were explained by a 95-year-old former state worker who signed the president's birth certificate. Zullo said a news reporter who has helped out in the probe let investigators listen in on an interview he concluded of the former state worker.

So-called "birthers" again maintain Obama is ineligible to be president because, they contend, he was born in Kenya.

Anymore citizenship questions here?.


Salt Lake City, UT

"Now the left is sounding nutty as the 'birthers'"

Birthers are not sounding so nutty These days. As of yesterday the now famous Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County has just disclosed that his research and that of the Cold Case Posse found the Obama Hawaii birth certificate, provided the world by the president, is... bogus. Yes, bogus. So, we have, as president of the United States a foreigner. Heavens to murgatroid! Now what?

Clearfield, UT

I laughed my head off at Kathleen Parker's comments. She was obviously joking. Nobody could have said what she said, and meant to have it taken seriously. Thanks for the laugh, Ms. Parker.

Mr. Bean
Salt Lake City, UT


"Obama has been proven to be born in this nation..."

Have you not read today's Drudge Report? The certificate is bogus.

Salt Lake City, UT

And what's so wrong using the word 'Obamacare?' The illustrious president use the same term.

Miss Piggie
Salt Lake City, UT

@liberal larry:

"Now about those tax returns..."

Yeah, and what about those Fast & Furious documents, the college application papers, grade transcripts, the SS number application form, huh? Where are they? For a person who promised transparency as a candidate he certainly pulled the wool.

Oh, I forget. Politicians say what people wanna hear until after the election.

America can't afford to give this guy a second term. He'll snip the last thread that the Constitution is hanging by.

We need to remember his own words: if he couldn't fix things he would be a one-term president. Let's take him up on that.

Herriman, UT

With all due respect President Obama's mom is an American citizen. No fan of the President but can we talk about something else like solutions to the nations problems? That would be too easy.


I strongly recommend Republicans continue to promote the birther conspiracy and ask for Obama's school records. Most certainly those will be winning issues.

Drudge. Another reliable source--conduit to conspiracy theorists arguing that 9/11 was an inside job, FEMA concentration camps etc.


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