The sad truth is; Republicans have made it so easy to vote, that all you need now is an (R) after your name.
Case in point: While Democrats get all worked up over Romney's tax returns, Republican voters don’t give a rat’s ass.
This interesting Patch poll says it all:
The Patch's latest "Red Wisconsin" Survey: More than 80 percent of party leaders and activists surveyed made it clear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has no reason to release more of his personal income tax returns than he already has. Tax returns may be serious business for the Internal Revenue Service, but in the realm of politics they’re irrelevant to political discourse — so long as there is no wrongdoing.
Remember, conservatives are convinced of one simple truth; it’s their money! If someone can afford to offshore their wealth and not pay taxes, so be it, it’s their money. It’s the “freeloading through life” mantra of the Republican tea party.
For (the) Patch’s group of Wisconsin Republican Party insiders, the hullabaloo surrounding Romney’s tax returns is just a red herring distracting citizens from the real issues at hand in November's election. A resounding 83 percent of respondents said Romney shouldn’t release additional years of tax returns to the public. Just 11 percent claimed he should release additional returns, and 5 percent were undecided.
While the GOP is always projecting their fears and conspiracy theories onto others, Democratic projection dangerously assumes conservative voters will wise up someday. Forget that.
Patch sent questionnaires to 93 key party activists, elected officials, conservative bloggers and talk show hosts who agreed to anonymously give their opinions in a series of surveys between now and November … (including) state Reps. Jeff Stone, Dan Knodl, Mark Honadel and Don Pridemore; Mark Green, former congressman and U.S. ambassador; Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas; and conservative radio talk show hosts Charles Sykes and Jeff Wagner.
Here's the horrifying truth:
For the Wisconsin Republicans surveyed, the debate over Romney’s tax returns is just another political game of gotcha before November … another tactic to distraction voters and mask Obama's own inadequacies. Wisconsin Republican influencers say those foreign policy and economic mistakes by Obama are the issues that matter — not tax returns.
Republican “gotcha’s” and conspiracy theories are so much more relevant:
Another revelation from the latest Red Wisconsin Survey is that most GOP insiders are quite familiar with the definition of hypocrisy. Many asked why Obama isn’t transparent about personal matters himself (as) one insider pointed out: “Maybe when Obama releases his academic records, passport, and other records we can talk about it. The Obama administration will not comply with releasing records from the Obama’s past, why should Governor Romney or the Romney campaign comply with his request?”It's odd Republican voters aren't calling for the academic records, passports, birth certificates and other personal details of Romney and the other senate or house candidates. Hmm, what makes them different from Obama? I'm stumped.