Who cares about the economy, let’s keep talking about Swiss bank accounts!


It appears President Barack Obama’s campaign team still believes Americans are going to get all kinds of worked up about Mitt Romney’s bank accounts. In fact, it has pretty much been the focus of their tweeting ever since David Axelrod tweeted out the required media talking points.

Oh look, the campaign team is properly synchronized!

Americans on Romney's offshore bank accounts: "He needs to come clean." http://t.co/c5z6cWHa

— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) July 5, 2012

Americans want to know why a presidential candidate puts his money in offshore accounts: http://t.co/aHzl0JNK

— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) July 5, 2012

"i've never heard of a President having an overseas bank account" : http://t.co/ULH6bfUX

— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) July 5, 2012

And the Left responds with a high-level of intellectual prowess.

@messina2012 and won't release his tax returns!

— Pamela Hollar (@PamelaHollar523) July 5, 2012

@stefcutter Show us the money, Mitt. Or at least show us all the tax returns which say where the money is.

— R.S.S. (@_R_S_S_) July 5, 2012

But wait, the Romneys did release their tax returns and there was nothing super secret in them.

Axelrod to @AnnCompton: Romney ‘Most Secretive Candidate’ Since Nixon http://t.co/dI2BipZe

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) July 5, 2012

Surely, talking about Swiss bank accounts must be the recipe for job creation. If they just talk enough about Romney’s tax returns and finances, the unemployment numbers have to plummet and people will forget all about their economic woes!

Meanwhile, from George Clooney’s fundraiser for Obama — wait for this — in Geneva, Switzerland, to Obama’s reinvigorated use of the class warfare card, the hypocrisy and overall fail of the Obama campaign on this narrative has been epic.

Conservatives react with usual snarky gusto.

@woodhouseb Ive never heard of a President who got such a sweet Real Estate deal from convicted felon #TonyRezko

— Bobby (@bfinstock) July 5, 2012

No they don't. Stop lying. RT @Messina2012 Americans want to know why a presidential candidate puts his money in offshore accounts #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) July 5, 2012

Actually…I want to know why the sitting President put my money in Solyndra and Fast & Furious. @RBPundit @Messina2012

— Keep Calm and Carry (@johnnyfriegas) July 5, 2012

Do they REALLY want to go down this road? RT @rickklein: Axelrod: Romney ‘Most Secretive Candidate’ Since Nixon http://t.co/2DkrSz3K

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 5, 2012

Hi @davidaxelrod! I can't believe Mitt has a Swiss bank account too! Accumalating $15T in debt would've served him better!

— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) July 5, 2012

This continued Obama campaign meme against Romney for holding offshore accounts is just ridiculous. Here is a dose of reality, Democrats:

There have been 40 consecutive months of unemployment above 8%, & we're worried about Romney's Swiss Bank Account? Are we serious, America?

— Kevin Eder (@keder) July 5, 2012

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