“The only person who has seen Romney’s taxes is John McCain, and he took one look and picked Sarah Palin.” — James Carville, interviewed by CBS News.
Does the fact that Mitt Romney isn’t going to show the American people his tax returns bother the Tea Party, Republican, Dominionist voter base at all? NOPE! Example:
See how they mentally side-step the uncomfortable fact that Mitt is concealing his tax returns and all the information they contain, WHILE running as their candidate for president? Just make a librul joke! Harhar! It’s sad. He wants to be president, he wants their vote, but he’ll only show them two years of his returns — and they don’t care!
Substance doesn’t matter to these voters, only the script:
1) call yourself a Republican,
2) repeat the pre-scripted “beliefs” whenever possible (more guns, less gays, no abortions), and
3) say you’re against government spending and for more tax cuts (even if you’re actually for more military spending and corporate welfare, loopholes and subsidies for the wealthy, big oil, and corporations — and paying for your spending by cutting programs and services for everyone else). Then…
4) BINGO! you’ve just earned yourself conservative supporters who wouldn’t benefit from anything you plan to do, but will cheer you on anyway.
These people have their heads so far up their collective asses that they can’t be trusted to tie their own shoes, let alone elect people to lead this country.
And it sounds like Romney is so deep in the mud right now over the tax returns and Bain Capital (when did he quit and when did he know he quit), that he’s going to try and change the conversation this week by announcing his running mate. That would be a great move for Romney (in the short term), since the media is fickle and worthless and would love nothing more than to gush over a new person for days on end — which is so much easier than trying to run down actual facts to report about boring stuff like numbers, and taxes, and history. We can’t let the media drop the ball on these important issues — they really matter.