Our national debt is skyrocketing, the economy is languishing, entitlements face insolvency and the Obama campaign and the legacy media are following the Obama campaign’s lead in asking about Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
I might just take those folks seriously if they were asking about the Justice Department’s failure to produce about 92% of the documents the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has requested from the Department of Justice (related to the Fast and Furious scandal). Or if they had inquired into the documents Mr. Obama has kept under lock and key.
Once again, Charles Krauthammer get it:
(H/t: National Review’s the Corner.)
Let’s be real here. The Obama campaign only wants Mr. Romney to release his tax returns so they can pore through them and find little details (AKA shiny objects) to dangle in front of the eyes of a compliant media; they want to keep the focus on Mr. Romney’s wealth and investments rather than on Mr. Obama’s record — and the parlous state of our nation’s finances — and turn our eyes away from the worst economic recovery since the last time a Democratic president sought to “fix” a downturn with increased federal spending.
RELATED: “The only way”, writes Conn Carroll in the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential, “to shut Team Obama down on this issue is to say ‘no’ and stick to it“:
As the existing Bain attacks show, Team Obama will twist any factoid Romney gives them into a new attack ad. I don’t know what is in Romney’s tax return, but if the professionals that run Romney’s campaign think Obama will distort something in them, I am inclined to believe them.