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Is it a double standard when Obama hasn't released his Columbia and Harvard scho

  1. JON EWALL profile image74
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    Is it a double standard when Obama hasn't released his Columbia and Harvard school records?

  2. lovemychris profile image60
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Not at all.When Mittens wanted to be V prez last time, he gave McCain his tax returns. We matter as much as McCain does, I think. Plus, when your policy suggestions lead to even LESS taxes from you--we kind of need to know: how low can you go?

    1. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How low....
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne … other.html
      >>peeling back the onion. Ann is in there too. Kids as well. Yike

    2. Conservative Lady profile image75
      Conservative Ladyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes you can bet the IRS would have found him (real quick) and added fines and penalties on top, locked him up, and put it all over the Liberal Media. Grow up already.

    3. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you know how the world works Lady. The untouchables are not held to the same rules as we are.
      They found plenty on Mitt, and he got out of all of it. And many pols use the IRS as weapon of revenge."Behind every great fortune is a crime"

    4. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - CL is right. Who is "they"? What did they find? Apparently the one that doesn't know how the world works is you. Obama controls the IRS...it's part of the executive branch - so you're claiming Obama is using the IRS to illegally target Romney.

    5. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No-Nixon used it to blackmail his enemies.They are in the club,just like Mittens.EVERYTHING is politics, don't forget!And right now, whether Obama is prez or not, Cheney's stay-behinds still haven't been purged. That's why war with Iran. No one wants

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    I haven't been following the dumb election, so I don't know what is going on with that. But, hypothetically, if anyone refuses to release their records I would think they had something to hide. If Romney had to do it, I think it would only be fair if Obama did it too. But I admit that I have no idea what is really going on and I don't really care. Either one could get elected and it would not bother me. They don't really run the country anyway.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But Obama has released all of his tax returns, that is all they are asking of Romney

    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OP - If Obama isn't running this cluster who spent and borrowed a Trillion $, took over GM, AIG & Chrysler? If he didn't we need an investigation on who is running this Micky mouse outfit and he needs to stop lying about saving the economy.

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      Old Empresarioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LDM - The largest corporations run the country and Obama does what they want him to do. This sounds like overly-simplistic rhetoric by now, but I don't have enough characters available to explain it all with examples.

    4. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OE - I'm well aware of how the system works. Obama invested in $500 mil in bankrupt Solyndra, but no corporation told Obama to invest. Oil companies are unable to drill on federal lands - maybe oil co CEOs lost Obama's number. Your theory is fantasy.

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    Tawadiposted 5 years ago

    Everything is a double standard with Libs/Dems. They want everything from Romney & Ryan but we still have yet to see Obama's college records.

    It does tend to make one wonder what Obama is hiding. To the president, I would say put up or shut up.

    1. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You got it backwards. We've had 4 years of "show us your birth certificate", then "it's not good enough, we want blood"
      But poor widdle willard can't do the same? "Why--I want an apology!!"
      Waaaaaaaaaa

    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lmc -  who is asking for blood? Most Americans need a certified original birth certificate simply to obtain a drivers license.  Perhaps if Obama had presented a birth certificate to begin with the issues would have been moot.

    3. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps if wishes were horses, dreamers would ride.

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image64
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Romney's taxes are a legitimate isssue. There's no issue about Obama's grades. He's obviously quite intelligent.

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      Tawadiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ralph wrote: "[Obama's] obviously quite intelligent."

      That's a good one, Ralph. Thanks for the laugh first thing on a Monday morning.

    6. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      RD: "OBVIOUS" INTELLIGENCE?! Obama and intelligence in the same sentence is an oxymoron. What gave it away - his stuttering incoherent statements w/o a teleprompter, brilliant econ policies, failed investments GM & Solyndra? You have a low standa

  5. junkseller profile image86
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    Not really. Mitt is applying for a job. Obama's been the boss for 4 years. Why would his college transcripts matter in any way relative to the four years worth of him actually doing the job. The only point would be to hopefully score cheap ways of embarrassing the President.

    Considering that Mitt asked for more years worth of Ryan's tax returns than he himself has provided to the public, I am not really sure how he can argue that they don't matter.

    1. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uninvited writer - lets KISS ( keep it simple...) if an investigative journalist is unable to gain access & Obama is unwilling to divulge his records - does it matter about the "technical" definition of  the term SEALED?

    2. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      junkseller
      Where did you get the Obama quote THAT HE MADE AT THE WHITEHOUSE PRESS MEETING on monday?

    3. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, here's the video itself http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/08/21 … =237183611 (around the 30 second mark)

    4. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      junkseller
      You are correct as to the complete quote on the President's statement.I apologize for the error.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    No. Obama has released all of his tax records. That is what they are talking about, not school records which are meaningless.

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      Longhunter1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, it's meaningless, if you're a liberal. To the other half of the country, the Conservative side, it's relevant.

    2. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But the tax returns aren't. Now, let's see.....grades in school vs How I cheated my gvt......hmmmmmm. No contest.

    3. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Obama never held a job so of course he'll release his tax records. But if Obama's school records are meaningless why not provide them? Obviously they aren't "meaningless" to Obama because he has spent millions keeping them sealed.

    4. ttagpine profile image80
      ttagpineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To Longhunter1. Has Mitt released his school records? If it's relevant to one side it would be the same to the other. Especially because they went to the same school.

    5. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lovemychris - there is one thing the government is good at - collecting taxes. The IRS has accepted his tax returns as being accurate. But perhaps you're an international tax attorney and as such can determine criminality? But I Doubt it!!

    6. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uninvited Writer
      It may be that Obama attended both schools under an exchange student grant. His stepfather was Indonesian and we know that  OBAMA'S   father was African but the place where he actually was born MAY BE on the documents.

    7. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mittens has good lawyers and plenty of money. He gets away with lot of stuff. Like not living here and running for gv. But he lies easily, you see.Or will say something ridiculous like gee, I don't remember. Like Rayn. Stimulus $? Gee, don't remember

    8. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lovemychris - lying? No one in the history of the presidency has mastered the art of lying like Obama. This merry andrew can state a known falsehood - "We tried our plan, and it worked" and claim it as fact. Obama is delusional & unfit for office

    9. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this
    10. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      TY UW...liars and the father of it. Repeat a lie enough and people believe it. Same history over and over and over.
      Sorry--Obama does not have that psycopathy. Young Gun and Mittster do, IMO. It's ok to lie as long as they get what they want.

    11. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - thanks for admitting finally that Obama continues to repeat the same lies over and over for the delusional intellectually delinquent in hopes of keeping his job that pays regardless of competence. He's like a weatherman - rarely correct.

    12. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I admitted no such thing. It's the father of lies that is doing this: and it has complete control of the GOP in my view. Salivating for more cash cash cash.....it's a sickness, never having enough even though they have more than they will ever need.

    13. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - "CASH" is a sickness? This is condescending absurdity. What do you use to pay rent, insurance, food, utilities, auto?....pebbles, marbles? Since you hold the same views as Obama it would be logical that you borrow and pay in IOUs.

    14. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "never having enough even though they have more than they will ever need"
      Is a sickness, IMO. Like an alcoholic, one is not enough...gotta have 12. Then hiding it, going to elaborate measn to avoid taxes....penny-pincher? Miserly? Unbalanced? Greed.

    15. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - how do you know how much money someone needs? People make and lose fortunes. Just because someone is wealthy today doesn't mean they will remain so. Your condescending pompous arrogance is only exceeded by ignorance of the perils in life.

    16. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      45 mil in 2 years taxed at 13.9% is enough. 21.5 BILLION a year is enough! Now--I want to know if he paid NONE at all. This clown wants to be prez...and a stinge for president only means bad news for the citizens. Because stingy people are heartless.

    17. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - Giving 10 percent to charity - is heartless? His effective tax rate then is 23.9%. Where did you come with his wealth being $21.5 billion? He's worth $250 million. The circus is currently led by a retarded clown- now we'll have a smart clown!

    18. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Giving money to your church is not charity. It's expected of you, and peer pressure. And they use it to do what? Food pantries, like the Catholic Church? Or do they confine their help within their own community? 21.5 billion is his sugar daddy.Purse.

    19. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - where do you get the $21.5 billion? Prove it. That said, Charity isn't charity, unless YOU approve.  You are nearly as arrogant as Obama. Who are you to approve or disapprove of anything?

    20. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      On 8/20/12 the Whitehouse press corps, Obama said ''Americans assume your life is an open book if you want to be president'', a question related to Romney's tax returns. RELEASE THE RECORDS!

    21. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jon Ewall, once again you've got the quote wrong. The correct quote is: "The American people have assumed that, if you want to be President of the United States, that your life is an open book when it comes to things like your finances."

    22. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.forbes.com/profile/sheldon-adelson/
      I'm an American citizen, that's who. These pols are no better than me, nor are rich business men. And they are the ones butting into MY business, see?This guy Adelson throws over 10 mil,for what? Kicks?

    23. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - why does your contempt for the rich not include Buffet, Gates, Clooney. Simply admit it - it's not about the money, it's about WHO has the money. You didn't bitch and get your panties in a bunch about bill maher giving Obama $1 million.

    24. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bill Maher cares about America--Many rich people do not. If you go out of your way to avoid paying into a country that made you rich, you are not a patriot in the least. And should darn sure not be running for president. Ideology not buy votes &

    25. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LMC - how do you know Maher "cares" about America? Did you have a conversation with him? What makes Maher's wealth more legitimate than Romney's? And where is your criticism of Soros, Corzine, Buffet and other liberal billionaires?

  7. Lions Den Media profile image60
    Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years ago

    Hello Jon - it is an obvious double standard. But more importantly, what do we gain from Romney's tax records - he has never claimed to have been poor? We know he's wealthy and we know he has paid more in taxes in one year than most Americans pay in a lifetime. Yet, he receives no more benefit from the services provided by the federal government. In fact, he personally receives less benefit as a percentage of taxes paid. And the fact is he released or will release as much income tax information as did McCain in 2008.

    Now with regards to Obama's school records what do we know? Obviously - Nothing as his records are sealed. How did he get into college? How did he pay for college? What were his grades? The issue here is that he and the media claim he is essentially so smart that the office of the presidency does not challenge his intellect. Yet his economic solutions implemented to date have caused an ever deeper recession. In fact new economic data shows the current Obama economic "recovery" to be slower than during the Great Depression.

    So in the end, we know that Romney is wealthy and releasing tax records will do nothing to change that fact or inform voters about anything of substance. However, Obama's college records would serve to inform voters about many unknowns about Obama such as: his actual intelligence versus the myth; whether or not he claimed to be a foreign student; who paid for his education and how much money the taxpayers contributed to educating this merry andrew.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this
    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uninvited writer - in case you missed it... I DON'T CARE WHAT FACT CHECK SAYS!  Can you give me Obama's college transcripts? If not they are effectively SEALED. To become a CEO or any high level job you need to provide transcripts.

    3. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone's transcripts are sealed. He has every right not to release them. People have every right to vote accordingly (which they already did).

    4. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, can't let the facts get in the way. I understand

    5. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JS - you have to actually tell the college not to release information.  But thank you for setting the record straight - Obama's records are sealed.  So if Obama has a right to privacy so too does Romney.

    6. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't know what school you went to. Information is only released from permission of the student. Candidates only have a right to the privacy people will grant them. Mitt is free to withhold information. He may also lose because of it.

    7. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JS - UCLA. Its odd how when a conservative agrees with a liberal, the liberal continues to complain. But you contradict yourself - Obama has the right to withhold records, unless voters demand the records - Well sir, voters are DEMANDING.

    8. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have idea: Mittens can release HIS college transctipts as a dare to Obama.Then, since Obama has already resleased HIS tax returns, Mitt can follow suit! Oops, Repub playbook: do as I say, not as I do. Mitt is hiding. Something B I G. jailworthy,imo

    9. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ''Columbia or Harvard Law School to give any former student’s records to reporters or members of the public without that person’s specific, written permission.''The Obama team apparently don't believe in transparency and fairness when called upon.

    10. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lmc - Romney is releasing 2 years of returns, just like McCain. But you're right - Obama is hiding something BIG - such as fraud, because that lying scoundrel has a penchant for lying.  He either was or wasn't a "foreign student".

    11. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jon Ewall, you left off the beginning of that quote which says "It would be illegal under federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) for". The worst he is probably 'hiding' is that he got a D once.

    12. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JS - you say "The worst he is probably 'hiding' is that he got a D once." "Probably", since you don't know lets find out. You think the worst of Romney and give Obama a pass, yet Obama has proven to be an incompetent scoundrel of the highest order.

    13. Ralph Deeds profile image64
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Who care?. Obama was editor of the Harvard Law Review, which is a high honor. He taught Constitutional law. Listening to him speak is enough to establish that he's intelligent.  There is no equivalence between Obama's grades and Romney's taxes.

    14. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      RD - Obama taught a class on community organizing.  Editor...what's your point? What did he edit? More importantly what did he write? You're right - taxes are important, which is why we should know how much taxpayer $ educated a foreign student.

    15. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if it was a quarter million, like Michelle Bachmann got for her family farm? And Rick Perry got $850,000. We KNOW how much tax payers contributed there....does that bother you? I think education is a right for all citizens..taxes should pay.

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      Tawadiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ralph wrote: "Listening to [Obama} speak is enough to establish that he's intelligent."

      I didn't realize you had such a great sense of humor, especially since we all know Obama can't articulate a full sentence without his teleprompter.

    17. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ralph - there is one thing you should be aware of - Obama speaks at an 8th grade level....so what does that say for your intelligence? So what you're saying is that Obama's the smartest 8th grader amongst you liberals.

    18. JON EWALL profile image74
      JON EWALLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lions Den Media
      Today Aug 20, 2012, President Obama made an unannounced appearance at the daily press meeting with the Washington news corp. What struck me as being hypocritical, was his response to a question regarding Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Th

 
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