Mittens Romney is so busy talking out of both sides of his mouth (and ass) that he’s unaware of how much Americans –even members of his own party– truly don’t believe anything he stands for. One of the reasons is the incredible amount of secrecy about his personal wealth and his apparent intention “to hide something from the American people.”
There have been repeated questions about whether or not Romney avoided paying taxes by hiding assets in offshore accounts or through an unusual Bain Capital Individual Retirement Account, and it prompted him to refuse to release any more tax returns until President Obama “releases the full transcripts of all classified meetings with foreign heads of state, including Israel.”
Poor Mittens. He doesn’t comprehend that the President of the United States is not obliged to disclose classified meetings and discussions with foreign heads-of-state. However, there are federal requirements for presidential candidates to disclose financial holdings in order to allow voters to assess whether there are potential conflicts of interest that would inevitably influence that candidate’s policies and decisions. Romney doesn’t care about such things.
Romney has used the existence of a confidentiality agreement with Bain Capital to avoid releasing all of his financial records and former tax returns. It leads to increased speculation by the public on just what he’s hiding and the latest revelation of his financial support of the hate-group, National Organization for Marriage (NOM), only heightens that distrust.
On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released previously undisclosed IRS documents that revealed a donation from a Romney PAC in Alabama to NOM that may be a violation of California disclosure laws because it was made with express goal of influencing a California election and did not show up on Romney’s PAC filings with the Federal Election Commission. Romney’s PAC, “Free and Strong America” and NOM did not disclose the donation in California which was required because it was made in the final weeks of the contentious Prop 8 campaign. It is a shady practice, but establishing a PAC in a state with less stringent disclosure laws like Alabama is a frequent practice to conceal and protect donors from unwanted publicity such as donating $10,000 to a hate group intent on pushing discriminatory laws like California’s Prop 8 which has been struck down time and again in the 9th Circuit Court.
The Mormon church spent millions to protect “traditional marriage” by flooding California airwaves in 2008 with misleading ads to support Proposition 8 to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional. NOM was at the forefront of passing Prop. 8…
Earlier this week, HRC released documents from Maine that revealed NOM “devoted virtually all of its resources in 2008 toward the Prop 8 campaign in California,” that lends credence to the idea that Romney’s donation was explicitly to support the ban on same-sex-marriage.
The whole situation reinforces the idea that Mitt Romney is more than an elitist that can’t relate to average Americans, it drives the point home to voters that he uses his wealth to divide America “along racial lines”:
There is a reason the more Americans learn about Romney, the more they dislike him and it is more than his out of touch wealthy elitism towards working-class Americans’ or his promise to give more entitlements to his wealthy friends. A necessary aspect to appeal to voters is a semblance of trust that one assumes they know who they are entrusting to run this country. Willard may garner trust from Mormon cultists and wealthy cohorts on Wall Street, but he has not given voters any reason to trust one word he says. Between his outright lies and his refusal to release his tax returns, there is no telling what else the man is hiding. Obviously, there are secrets Romney is concealing and it is possible it is related to his secretive religion, but whatever he is hiding, it relates to his aversion to the truth.