Admin Which Just Invoked Executive Privilege Compares Romney To Nixon

by William Teach | July 6, 2012 7:48 am

Funny stuff from David Axelrod

(CBS News[1]) The Obama campaign is sharpening its attack on Mitt Romney’s personal business and financial dealings.

In an interview with CBS Radio News on the sidelines of an Obama campaign rally Thursday evening in Parma, Ohio, senior campaign adviser David Axelrod called Romney, “the most secretive candidate we’ve seen probably since Richard Nixon.”

Last time I checked, those personal business and financial dealings were….personal.

Axelrod accused Romney of “trying to turn back the clock” on transparency by 40 years. The veteran Obama adviser criticized Romney for failing to release “a full set of (tax) returns like most candidates.”

We’re still waiting for Obama to release his full medical records and all his transcripts from his college days, along with his papers.

It’s no wonder Axelrod has transparency and Nixon on the brain, considering

The list goes on and on.

The Romney campaign issued a swift response.

“With millions of Americans suffering in the Obama economy, it’s no surprise that President Obama and his allies would resort to false, negative attacks in an attempt to distract Americans from the President’s abysmal record,” campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg told CBS Radio News.

None of us should be surprised by the attacks from the Obama administration on Romney in a personal way: they do have a record to run on, and it is pretty bad and quite unpopular.

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Endnotes:
  1. CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57467336-503544/axelrod-romney-the-most-secretive-candidate-weve-seen-probably-since-richard-nixon/?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.4
  2. blamed Nixon: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/01/obama-blames-nixon-on-noaa-110745.html
  3. enemies list: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/16/obama-campaign-turns-to-nixon-enemies-list/
  4. IRS against political enemies: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2011/05/23/barack-obama-a-nixon-not-a-carter/
  5. hide the leaks: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/o-reilly-obama-nixon-leaks_n_1599637.html
  6. What: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/the-obama-administrations-abject-failure-on-transparency/252387/
  7. is: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73606.html
  8. that: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/152065-watchdog-knocks-obama-administration-on-transparency
  9. behind closed doors: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/obama-finally-accepts-his-transparency-award-behind-closed-doors/2011/03/31/AFRplO9B_blog.html
  10. possibly the worst: http://americasfuture.org/doublethink/2012/02/foia-foibles-obamas-failed-promise-of-transparency/
  11. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  12. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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