Chalk up another FAIL for the mainstream media. They are ravenously chasing the non-story of Mitt Romney’s tax filings like a hungry young Obama with fork in hand after a plump puppy, while completely ignoring that Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is known for cheating on his taxes, and blaming it on Turbotax.
How much do conservatives love calling out the “most transparent administration” ever on its hypocrisy? Let us count the ways:
— Dennis Peterson (@Dennis_Peterson) July 12, 2012
Like 'turbotax' Geithner! RT @keder Hey aren't there bunch of tax cheats in Obama's admnstrtion? How about they release *their* tax returns?
— Carol Taylor (@rayjrshowdiva) July 14, 2012
@RBPundit You know what? If Romney had actually cheated on his taxes like Tim Geithner, he might be up for a spot in the Obama admin
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 13, 2012
Dems scream Romney has a Swiss Bank Account to avoid paying taxes. Meanwhile, Tim Geithner's money is here and he still doesn't pay taxes.
— Aaron (@a_ryan88) July 8, 2012
Romney is too Goody Goody for Corrupt Obama & #CorruptMedia, they like cool cat gangsters like Geithner who hide foreign income from IRS
— Sue (@Sky_Bluez) July 12, 2012
Even if Romney actually cheated on his taxes, I'm still not sure how the guy that appointed Timothy Geithner can call him out for it.
— Ai-Everything (@AiPolitics) July 8, 2012
As long as we all know the rules:
— Greg Boudreau (@geeb1015) July 6, 2012
What’s that weird slurpy liquid sound? Oh … massive eyerolling in unison:
— ryuge (@0ryuge) July 13, 2012
Some on the Left are trying half-heartedly to call conservatives hypocritical on the issue:
Remember the right's outrage over Daschle and Geithner's taxes? I'm sure they'll all be equally as struck about Mitt's.
— David Pleasant (@dpleasant) July 14, 2012
But that narrative completely falls apart when one considers Romney’s “tax havens” are absolutely legal:
Romney basically told CNN to "go to hell" when it comes to asking for more tax returns. Why should he give em more. Hes doing whats legal !
— Gary T (@GTHOMSE) July 13, 2012
Finally, we’d like to request the Romney campaign use this line whenever appropriate:
Breaking: Romney can’t release any more tax returns as they are still lost in Timothy Geithner’s broken TurboTax software.
— Alex P Keaton (@I_Hate_Hippies) July 13, 2012
Or at least stop calling Obama a “nice guy” already?
Now that Obama's calling him a liar, tax cheat & felon, maybe Romney will finally stop calling O a "nice guy." http://t.co/hF8LveEg
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 12, 2012