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WALLACE: Ryan is saying, we don’t want to get hemmed in. Let’s leave it to negotiations with congress to get into the details. Here’s my question. Why is it all right to tell voters about the candy – hey, everybody is going to get a 20% tax cut, cut in their tax rates, but let’s not tell them about the spinach, which is you’re going to lose some deductions?
GILLESPIE: We have talked about losing deductions…
WALLACE: But you haven’t given specifics.
GILLESPIE: Well, because Chris, in a campaign environment, to start negotiating in a campaign environment you’re going to lock in republicans, you’re going to lock in democrats…
WALLACE: But you locked them in on the 20% tax rate.
GILLESPIE: I think people understand that that is a broad principle, that that tax rate needs to come down and we need to broaden the base. That is the principle, the principle is also that we are not going to change the share of taxes paid by upper income earners, and we’re going to give tax relief to the middle class and it’s going to be deficit neutral. You can do all of those things and have people understand that this election was about this and we need this kind of pro-growth tax reform agenda. And, then work out the details in the same way, by the way, Ronald Reagan did with Tip O’Neill with working across the aisle. Governor Romney has a proven record of being able to work across this aisle.
WALLACE: But you’re not explaining – because there are a lot of question from independent people – how do you pay for it? And you refuse say how you’re going to pay for it.
GILLESPIE: What we have said is that we are going to pay for it with these, by limiting deductions and loopholes – and, by the way, making sure for the middle class, that protecting the home mortgage deduction and other important deductions for them, but at the high end you would eliminate deductions and, you know, a lot of special interest loopholes that would allow you to bring down the rate 20%. Six different studies have said this is entirely doable.
WALLACE: Those are questionable, some of them are blogs, some of them are from the AEI, which is hardly an independent group.
GILLESPIE: These are very credible sources…
WALLACE: One of them is from a guy who is – from a blog from a guy who was a top advisor to George W. Bush. These are hardly nonpartisan studies.
Did Wallace actually call Romney out for relying on Right Wing propaganda? What the hell does he think Fox News is?
Still if Romney manages to be such a poor excuse for a candidate that he loses the support of Fox News, he is dead in the water.
I don't actually think that is entirely possible, their corporate overlords won't allow it, but it IS possible that they start to demonstrate their frustration on camera with the lies and obfuscation that the Romney campaign provides in lieu of actual policy details. And THAT might to lead to a few of the Fox News zombie-like viewers finally coming to the realization that their candidate is a lying sack of shit.