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  •  I understand, and completely agree. (3+ / 0-)
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    VClib, Christopher Tucker, BusyinCA

    But low information voters don't look that far.  Sadly, too many votes in this country are based on vague impressions rather than well thought out strategies.

    I'll go you one further--

    IF in fact Romney took the amnesty deal in 2009 to avoid a tax evasion charge, that's also perfectly legal.  No charges filed, no whammies.

    But it would finish him politically.  

    Legal and politically prudent are very different animals...;)

    It's true--after the rapture, we get all their shit. Unfortunately, they all shop at WalMart.

    by techiechick on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 04:04:25 PM PDT

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    •  You got it! It's all about cornering him. (2+ / 0-)
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      techiechick, pixxer

      Although it shouldn't be, it's easier for him to brush off vauge requests/pressure for disclosure & suspicion he's hiding something as a fishing expedition into his private affairs (which is totally legit in my book & the norm).

      But pressuring him with specific falsifiable hypothesis backed up by corroborating, circumstantial evidence available, is more powerful (so long as the hypothesis is plausible/likely).

      To say his amnesty made it legal & therefore a non-issue, is like saying he paid his fines for masterbating in public & is legally entitled to run for president.

      Tax-evaders were forced to chose risk prosecution to keep all hidden assets, or accept amnesty deal & pay fines for past crimes.

      If he was guilty & didn't take amnesty & got caught, then he'd be a felon, possibly in prison. He can't wiggle out by saying it was a mistake, or his past behavior was technically legal if he paid penalties for it.    

      If it's the case, we'll all say...it's not the 47% who didn't pay taxes, but you MR. Romney, Mr. 1%.

      So the plausiblity & the broader narrative increse power/pressure on him to deny it, the same way it would if there was plausible reason to believe the records showed he'd owned slaves or something extreme.

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