Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
“That was the curious incident,”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Sliverblaze
In its effort to leave no journalistic stone unturned the media is making startling discoveries; they have uncovered that Mitt Romney is a Rich Man. He has rich donors who give money to his campaign and the left doesn’t like it.
Now the next secret they hope to reveal is the question of Mitt Romney’s personal taxes.
This latest series in the: “Let’s talk about anything except for the economy” is notable because amid all the implications that Romney has something to hide, in every hint about impropriety, in every suggestion that within those Tax is the smoking gun that would shock the nation if only Mitt Romney would disclose it ignores one huge hole in the argument:
While this info has not been disclosed to the public it HAS been disclosed to the IRS.
Maybe it’s just me but if the IRS saw something untoward during in Mitt Romney’s tax returns, I have a feeling that they would not hesitate for one minute to pursue it and extract every penalty that would be due.
Now Warren Buffett for example has a big back tax bill that both the Huffington Post and the Blaze has reported on. Maybe it’s just me but I’m thinking if Mitt Romney had a similar problem, if he owed taxes, or had a big penalty or had to go to court to defend such issues we might just have heard about it during the Massachusetts Gov Campaign, or during his Senate Campaign vs Ted Kennedy, or the 2008 Presidential Campaign, or even in the primaries in 2012…
…but we haven’t.
If our friends on the left and in the media want to make the case that the IRS is a passive group of people who wouldn’t have any interest in going after Mitt Romney or his money they are welcome to make that case, six days a week and twice on Sunday.
As yourself this question. How is it that a Jewish woman speaking about Zionism and the threats against Jews is not only unacceptable to the Jewish Federation of LA but that it didn’t become unacceptable to them until the day before the event. As Breitbart put it:
On Sunday morning, the very morning of the event, after promising ZOA the use of a meeting room for the purpose of Pamela Geller’s presentation – after permitting ZOA to sell tickets – The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles retracted permission for the use of the room.
“Imagine, that it’s easier to throw a Jew under the bus than to stand up against a group that is the US affiliate of Hamas!”
To the LA Jewish Federation who caved undetermined “security concerns”, to say it a disgrace is self-evident, to say it is UuAmerican is superfluous let me tell you what this really is:
Let me as a Catholic who isn’t the slighted bit Jewish, whose wife is not the slightest bit Jewish, whose Children are Roman Catholic, whose parents, grandparents, great-grandparents as far back as I can go are Roman Catholic.
You are not going to make your enemies love you by going after your friends, you are just going to make yourself weaker while they become stronger.
C.S. Forester described this in a different setting:
You know his methods, Your Excellency. A demand for concessions, and when the concessions are granted then new demands, each one more weakening than the one before , until the object of his attentions is either took weak to oppose him further or is at least so weakened as to make armed resistance fatal.
Commodore Hornblower 1945 p167
Courage is the first virtue, without courage no other virtue can exist. Think about this, because the time will come when it is too late and the only person you will be able to blame is the guy in the mirror.
Let me say this, Pam Geller welcome on my show any time and any day that she is willing to come on.
Update: I wonder what the La Jewish federation says about this.