Greetings all- my first article
A self description, from a political aspect- Right Leaning Centrist. And- I believe that puts me at a poiint on the political specrtum with lots of other people. I absolutely hate listening to Fox at night- Hannity, etc- because of the propensity of badgering people who have ideas counter of the hosts, etc. I abhor listening to Bid Ed and Lawrence, for instance, because every paragraph starts with "But the Republicans"... and basically ends with, "eats babies". Both sides will take things that are so unimportant- and spin them in a way that gets their followers worked up to a degree that is just not logical.
Last evening, I met with an advisement board I sit on, and one lady was so upset with Romney not releasing 10 years of tax records. She was spewing Big Ed type rhetoric- until another person asked her why Obama doesn't release things like his college entrance applications, etc. She came unglued- totally different- and let go an argument that made zero sense. She asked what I thought.
I told her that I thought the Right was silly for asking for Obama's records, and the Left was just as silly in asking for Romney's. That set her off. She said Tema Romney sat and decided as a risk assessment that it was less risky to take the heat from not releasing than to show what was in there. I asked her the difference from Obama's records. She basically said Romney's would show secret and illegal Swiss accounts. As I laughed- I told her Swiss accounts aren't illegal- but hiding income is. The only the the records would show is income that is legal and not hidden. Who cares how much money Romney makes in interest- it only shows he is successful. She then repeated it wasn't constitutional. I responded that if anything- the only constitution question was on Obama and whether he was born on USA soil. That set her off again.
I am a firm believer that both sides are just being goofy on this- and in following Obama's words- when you see silly- just call it silly. That is what Team Obama is on this tax release issue. It's also what the Republicans are on Obama's birth certificate and college records.