Pressure is increasing on Mitt Romney to release all of his tax returns

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Now, at least 15 prominent Republicans including George Will, Bill Kristol, and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele have joined the chorus calling on Romney to release more tax returns. It’s become obvious in recent weeks that Mitt Romney is trying to hide something either illegal or embarrassing by not releasing his tax returns. And now, to distract voters on the issue, Romney is releasing his attack dogs to echo the same old racist talking points that President Obama is not really an American.

Within just a few hours on Tuesday, Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu questioned the time the President spent in Indonesia as a child and said Obama needs to “learn how to be an American.” Shortly after, another Romney surrogate referred to “Obama's America” as socialist. And then Romney himself later that afternoon called President Obama’s policies, “extraordinarily foreign.”

It’s obvious what’s going on here. Mitt Romney doesn’t want this election to be about what type of President he’d be with his offshore bank accounts, shady financial dealings, and tax dodging. He wants this election to be about one thing – motivating the far-right to get a black man out of the White House.

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Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

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