Ron Paul Tells Mitt Romney “Release Tax Returns”

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Ron Paul Tells Mitt Romney “Release Tax Returns” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has joined the steadily increasing drip-drip from the right calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, saying “Politically, I think that would help him. In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want,” Politico reports.

“It’s a shame. The important issue is [what] the two candidates seem to agree on. They don’t really disagree with militarism overseas, they don’t disagree with the Federal Reserve system and the bailouts, and they don’t disagree on basically whether the role of federal government is wealth redistribution through welfare. So instead, they’re talking about tax returns and that to me is so disappointing,” he said. “It’s all a charade, I think it’s all contrived to not have a debate.” Source: Politico

It’s time for Mitt Romney to just man up and release those tax returns. I don’t believe he broke the law, but he’s making it seem that he has something to hide by dancing around the issue and whining.

 Ron Paul Tells Mitt Romney Release Tax Returns

Ron Paul Says Rush Limbaugh Apology to Sandra Fluke Driven by Advertisers Jumping Ship

The Rush Limbaugh “slut” comment scandal lives another day. This time, our quote of the day is from GOP presidential hopeful, Ron Paul, who is sometimes the voice of reason among the four candidates. Ron Paul basically says Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Sandra Fluke after calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute” largely driven  by advertisers jumping ship.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “I don’t think he’s very apologetic. He’s doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off his program. It was his bottom line that he was concerned about.”

– Ron Paul during interview on Face the Nation, about Rush Limbaugh’s apology for calling a Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.”

Ron Paul also said Rush Limbaugh’s “language was crude.” Of the four GOP presidential candidates, he went the furthest, with Mitt Romney saying “that’s language” he wouldn’t have used. Um, so, is he saying Rush Limbaugh should have called her a slut but used a different word?

Ron Paul Calls Mitt Romney Flip-Flopper in Campaign Ad, First Attack Since Iowa Caucuses

Ron Paul released a campaign ad slamming all three of his primary opponents and describes Mitt Romney as a “flip-flopper who has been on all sides.” Still think Ron Paul is a Mitt Romney surrogate? Hardly.

GOP “Frontrunner” Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on “Strange” Positions

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GOP "Frontrunner" Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on "Strange" Positions (Wikipedia)

I found last night’s CNN presidential debate boring and nauseating at the same time. It was interesting to see the Mitt Romney-Ron Paul tag team at work against Rick Santorum, who I thought imploded last night. But, the GOP is getting exactly what it deserves with this slate of mediocre candidates and with Rick Santorum’s implosion. If this is the frontrunner, then President Obama will be laughing all the way to a second term, easily. Rick Santorum would be a good candidate for the nomination because he doesn’t have a lot of baggage like Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, but he has taken some rather crazy positions. Here’s an excerpt from Rise of the Center on his positions (these positions show why Rick Santorum is dangerous for not only women, but for America):

The CNN presidential debate was lackluster at best and shows that the Republican Party is in disarray, no matter how they try to paint a different picture.  Here are some comments from political pundits courtesy of Political Wire:

The Daily Beast has video clips of the seven best moments.

Paul Begala: “Santorum was clearly thrilled to be in the spotlight. But he spent way too much time splitting hairs and explaining the protocol and procedures of Washington in defense of earmarks and defending his support for Specter. As he has done in the past, he couldn’t resist picking a gratuitous fight with Ron Paul. That’s called punching down, and it rarely works. He played too much defense and too little offense. His job should have been to use every opportunity to define Romney as a feckless liberal and himself as a principled conservative. He didn’t accomplish that.”

Roger Simon: “This was the first debate in which Santorum sat atop the national polls. And he was nervous. Very nervous. So nervous that he looked like a graduate of the Bob Dole School of Debating, in which you are allowed to speak only in the impenetrable language of Capitol Hill.”

Howard Kurtz: “In the end, the debate did little to shake up the race, perhaps because the candidates–seated this time, close to one another–muted their criticism in what was the last such face-off before Super Tuesday. Even moderator John King, famously roughed up by Gingrich in their last encounter, emerged unscathed.”

Andrew Sullivan: “Maybe I’ve lost my mind after all these debates, or maybe I secretly want him to win (because he would finally expose all the insanity that has been building in this party and needs venting). But I thought Santorum was on form tonight. My sense is that he will not lose his current momentum after tonight. I didn’t feel Newt tonight. Romney doesn’t wear well. Paul was great and funny and human.”

I am dying for this circus to come to an end. I guess after Super Tuesday, March 6, we could see someone drop out, or if not, it’s on to the convention. The GOP clown car continues to make its rounds across the U.S.

New Ron Paul TV Ad Compares Rick Santorum to Sasquatch

Mitt Romney will love Ron Paul’s new television ad attacking Rick Santorum over his purported fiscal conservatism. The closing scene tells the story: “Rick Santorum a fiscal conservative?” the narrator says before an image of Big Foot fills the screen. “Fake.” LOL. This infighting is only working in President Obama’s favor. When will we see a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination?

CNN Cancels Atlanta GOP Presidential Debate After Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Decline

BREAKING NEWS: CNN cancels March 1 GOP presidential debate scheduled for Atlanta. I’m sure no-one will lose any sleep. Too many debates, too little substance. The move comes after Mitt Romney and Ron Paul declined to participate. Their move comes before Georgia and nine other states vote on March 6, known as Super Tuesday.

 

Rick Santorum Surges in Polls On Three-State Win, Takes Lead from Mitt Romney in Latest National Poll

Public Policy Polling:  “Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP’s newest national poll. He’s at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul.

Part of the reason for Santorum’s surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney’s favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point net decline from our December national poll when he was +24 (55/31). Gingrich has fallen even further. A 44% plurality of GOP voters now hold a negative opinion of him to only 42% with a positive one. That’s a 34 point drop from 2 months ago when he was at +32 (60/28).”

 Rick Santorum Surges in Polls On Three State Win, Takes Lead from Mitt Romney in Latest National Poll

Ron Paul Tells CNN’s Piers Morgan Only “Honest Rape” Warrants An Abortion, But What Constitutes Honest Rape?

During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul was asked whether as a man with daughters and granddaughters, would he think that abortion is warranted if a woman has been impregnated by a rapist.

“If it’s an honest rape,” Paul replied, “that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen.” He claimed, however, that if a woman is “seven months pregnant” and says that she was raped, “It’s a little bit of a different story.” Source

Um, exactly what constitutes “honest rape?” I thought rape was rape. Am I missing something? Is there dishonest rape? I remember a time when people thought former president Ronald Reagan was going to hit the switch to start World War III, but I think Ron Paul is a bigger threat than Ronald Reagan ever was.

Mitt Romney Leads by Double Digits in New SC Poll, Newt Gingrich Slowly Imploding

InsiderAdvantage poll in South Carolina shows Mitt Romney with a double digit lead over his GOP rivals.

Romney leads with 32%, followed by Newt Gingrich with 21%, Ron Paul at 14%, Rick Santorum at 13%, Jon Huntsman at 6% and Rick Perry at 5%. Jon Huntsman is expected to drop out of the race today and endorse Mitt Romney. If he could only take Rick Perry with him. That’s a sinking ship, only he doesn’t recognize it.

Harry Belafonte Says “Obama Doesn’t Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass”

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Harry Belafonte Says "Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass" (Wikipedia)

Harry Belafonte says President Obama “doesn’t deserve a second term” and he “lacks moral compass.” So, I guess Mitt Romney or Ron Paul deserve the presidency because they will help Main Street more, right? Harry Belafonte made those remarks during an interview on the “Smiley & West” radio show (Tavis Smiley & sidekick Cornel West),  according to The Radio Equalizer:

“My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents would have ever been able to do, and he let that opportunity slip away from him.

I’m very cautious of the fact that those who think he has some second agenda and only if he could be given a second term for us to see the new light, new things will be revealed, new efforts will be made to take us to a place other than where we’ve been and where we languish. I just don’t trust that. I don’t believe that’s a safe way and accurate way to look at this scenario. If there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama the way we hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices, the absence of that force in his equations, that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decisions that are hugely complicated, he should have come to the table with the things that would have helped us in this moment of crisis.”

These guys are just attacking President Obama, but what is the solution they are proposing for what ails the black community and America in general? Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of issues with President Obama, the Democratic and Republican parties. I believe it’s time we cleaned house in the Congress, particularly those lawmakers who have been there for decades. The bigger question for us to ask is if Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum would fix what ails this country, raise taxes on the wealthy and look out for the people on Main Street? Oh well, this isn’t the first time Harry Belafonte has zinged President Obama, who I think will lose no sleep over the calypso crooner’s words. But it’s coming from the same guy who fell asleep on live television. Little credibility. Alrighty then…. Day oh, day oh…..

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Harry Belafonte Says "Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass"

The Drudge Report is running with Harry Belafonte’s remark, so much so it is their lead story. This is another right wing smear campaign. Since when do they really care what Harry Belafonte has to say about President Obama?