Reid: Romney is guilty of my evidence-free accusations until he proves himself innocent; Update: Repeats accusation on floor of Senate

posted at 9:51 am on August 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Let’s see if we can get the Democratic Party philosophy of late correct.  Unless a business owner foots the entire bill for his employees’ contraceptives, he must pay ruinous fines even when his religious practice forbids participating in contraception and sterilization.  Similarly, business owners who want to open a restaurant in places like Chicago and Boston have to publicly vow to support the Democratic Party’s agenda and stop allying with groups that oppose it, or else have mayors and councilmen threaten to put the business owners out of business. And if a Democratic Party leader accuses you of a crime with no evidence whatsoever, you are expected to be considered guilty unless you prove yourself innocent.

Welcome to Harry Reid’s America:

We noted yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Huffington Post that what he claimed was a Bain Capital investor had called him to say Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years – without saying who told him this, or what basis there was for the claim.

Earlier today, he doubled down on the unsubstantiated claim with reporters in Nevada:

“I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,” Reid said in a telephone call with Nevada reporters. “I have had a number of people tell me that.”

Asked to elaborate on his sources, Reid declined. “No, that’s the best you’re going to get from me.”

“I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

Really?  Is that how it works in the US?  A government official accuses someone of a felony, and the burden of proof falls on the accused?  Funny, I missed that in my civics class.

Note too that the number of sources has magically grown from one person — supposedly an “insider” in Bain, who would have had no access to Romney’s personal tax information in the first place — to “a number of people.”  Who were these people, Senator?  What was the “number” of sources you have for this accusation?  And how, pray tell, did they have access to Romney’s private tax information? The answers to these questions, I suspect, will come from the same source that Reid used in the first place — his own rear end.

First we have Democratic mayors in Boston and Chicago acting like thugs, and now we’re getting McCarthyism from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  In three short weeks, the Democratic Party has utterly disgraced itself, from its leadership on down.

Update: Jon Stewart ripped Reid on last night’s show for the original accusation, but mostly for the addendum that George Romney would be “embarrassed” over the issue:

Stewart said Reid was just throwing around ridiculous speculations that he “pulled out of [his] ass” over Romney’s taxes, remarking that wild, irresponsible speculation over what is in Romney’s taxes is more the job of a late night comic than a sitting senator.

But, as Stewart noted, “people throw around baseless accusations all the time” in political campaigns without having the facts to back them up. What makes Reid particularly terrible in this case? Stewart highlighted Reid’s comment that George Romney would be “embarrassed” for what his son is doing. This led Stewart to make a slight change to the segment title: “You, Harry Reid, Are Really, Really Terrible.” Stewart tore into Reid for playing the “dead card.”

But Reid has a little list of one! – no, seven! – no, fourteen! – no, eight! – sources for this claim that he can’t name. Doesn’t that count for anything?

UpdateII: Reid just repeated the accusation on the floor of the Senate:

He’s refused to release his tax returns, as we know. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a cabinet officer, he couldn’t be if he did the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns. So the word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t. We already know from one partial tax return that he gave us, he has money hidden in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and a Swiss bank account. Not making that up, that’s in the partial year that he gave us. Mitt Romney makes more money in a single day than the average middle-class family makes in two years–or more.

I know that the term “Senate ethics” is often an oxymoron, but doesn’t accusing a political opponent from the Senate floor of a felony without offering a shred of proof violate some kind of ethics rule?  “The word’s out” refers only to Harry Reid and Harry Reid alone.  Not only is this despicable and grossly irresponsible, it should be actionable in court.


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Harry Reid threatening Romney reminds me of this quote…

“If I’m gonna get busted, it’s not gonna be by someone like that.”

- Ferris Bueller

aunursa on August 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Harry Reid was Sandusky’s accomplice.

Prove me wrong, Harry.

Washington Nearsider on August 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM

But Reid has a little list of one! – no, seven! – no, fourteen! – no, eight! – sources for this claim that he can’t name. Doesn’t that count for anything?

With the Obama-fellators in the media, it counts for everything.

Extrafishy on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM

This simply elicits one response…huh?

I really am starting to question the mental state of Reid.

Marcus Traianus on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I fear for our country

cmsinaz on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

In three short weeks, the Democratic Party has utterly disgraced itself, from its leadership on down.

Ed, its been a lot longer than that!

dmann on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

He puts the Douche in DoucheBaaaag.

birdhurd on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

We had the truthers, the birthers, and now the taxers.

Red Creek on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

But Reid has a little list of one! – no, seven! – no, fourteen! – no, eight! – sources for this claim that he can’t name. Doesn’t that count for anything?

He looked over the Senate dining table, saw Sen. John Kerry, and blurted out that he had 57 sources for this information.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

#HarryReidIsAPederast

Mr. Reid, when will you come out of the van and address this?

Meric1837 on August 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

…can that POS be sued?…somehow?

KOOLAID2 on August 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Reid is a disgrace to his party, his state, his nation, his family, and the entire human race.

AZCoyote on August 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Some people standing at the gun counter at Cabelas yesterday had some frightful things to say about TFGRP, I mean “WOW” type stuff having to do with his transcripts. I think he needs to come clean and produce them or I will have no choice but to believe that TFGRP received financial aid as a foreign student.

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Reid cares nothing about being American. He doesn’t care about little things like “innocent until proven guilty”. He cares only for “repeating the lie until it becomes true”.

Bitter Clinger on August 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Harry Reid was a regular customer at the Chicken Ranch.

Kept his socks on, too.

Wethal on August 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

There’s lotsa stories on the internet that suggest Harry Reid is a pederast. I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination. I have read a number of stories that said it. That’s the best you’re going to get from me.

Marxism is for dummies on August 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

He looked over the Senate dining table, saw Sen. John Kerry, and blurted out that he had 57 sources for this information.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Now that’s funny…I don’t care who you are.

Extrafishy on August 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Ah- the Marquis de Stupide, Harry Reid.

Lil’ harry needs to realize that napoleonic law (j’accuse!) is only practiced in the state of Louisiana, which means the other 56 states use a form of law based on the English tort system- that is, innocent until proven guilty.

Further, just what tin star chamber does this demented drooling freak think he is a part of that he can demand such a thing from RMoney?

Can NOT wait to see the dumbocrats lose their majority. First to see this foul little thing lose his leadership, and second so we can actually bring a budget vote to the senate floor.

GrassMudHorsey on August 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Harry Reid demonstrates how much he believes in American principles.
It used to be innocent until PROVEN guilty.
Neo-Communist era–guilty until proven innocent.

vityas on August 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Dirty Harry is a child molester/murderer.
Until he proves he’s not.

itsnotaboutme on August 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I really am starting to question the mental state of Reid.

Marcus Traianus on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Starting? I concluded that the man is a mental case years ago.

Resist We Much on August 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Looks like Fascist garbage. Smells like Fascist garbage. Sounds like Fascist garbage…

Harry Reid, un-American to the core.

MNHawk on August 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Harry Reid, Lord High Executioner.

(For those who don’t get the reference, it is the buffoon character in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, who sings a.song called “I’ve Got A Little List” about all the people he wishes he could execute.)

Would love to see someone do a video of Reid as this ridiculous character.

rockmom on August 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

A government official accuses someone of a felony, and the burden of proof falls on the accused? Funny, I missed that in my civics class.

So you never studied Communism, Fascism, National Socialism…?

Akzed on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

So, let me see; yesterday Reid was saying that he heard this from a Bain investor and today he’s heard it from several people. Sounds like somebody’s story is changing.

BTW: Am I the only one who has heard that Harry Reid has a mistress? Why won’t he release all of his office’s phone records? And his personal phone records? What is he trying to hide?

rogaineguy on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

This is quite simply disgusting. I question Mr. Reid’s mental balance.

tngmv on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Cut him some slack, he loves cowboy poetry.
/

hillsoftx on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

@Bishop: “TFGRP”

Bishop, I stand in ignorance- what does this acronym mean?

I know SCOAMF and SCOAMT (t for tyrant), but TFGRP is a new one to me.

GrassMudHorsey on August 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Reid’s most functional purpose in the upcoming months — when Team Obama and their big media backers officially play The Mormon Card — is going to be to throw every wild accusation back at Harry, and give him a choice of defending his religion or throwing it under the bus.

jon1979 on August 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

TFGRP?

Akzed on August 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

We should WANT a smart guy who can use the rules to his advantage!

Taxes are not voluntary. We can do whatever we want, within the law, to avoid them. We WANT somebody who can work the system, as long as they stay within the system. Then we have a guy who knows what needs to change.

Instead of immediately retreating and apologizing, we should embrace whatever slickness we find in our guy.

PseudoRandom on August 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Harry Reid was a regular customer at the Chicken Ranch.

Kept his socks on, too.

Wethal on August 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I’ve heard it from several sources that he prefers Rhode Island Reds.

Dexter_Alarius on August 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

The thing I really want to know is, when if ever did Harry Reid stop sleeping with animals?

I demand proof!! Now, you nevadan freak!!!

GrassMudHorsey on August 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I heard that Harry Reid killed 50 people in the last few years. Harry Reid is guilty of my evidence-free accusations until he proves himself innocent.

logicman_1998 on August 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I love rumor threads!

Thanks Harry!

Akzed on August 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Just when you think they can’t any lower, along comes Harry.

bflat879 on August 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

The

First

Gun

Running

President

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Charged, tried, and convicted by a serial liar.

antipc on August 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I heard that Harry Reid killed 50 people in the last few years. Harry Reid is guilty of my evidence-free accusations until he proves himself innocent.

logicman_1998 on August 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

There’s no truth to the rumor that Harry Reid helped Craig James kill five hookers at SMU, though. That’s just a vicious slur.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

What I find most nauseating about all the current lies the Democrats are floating, is the image of the petulant, little king President giggling over what kind of cheap crap they can make up next. It’s past disgusting that Barry can’t bring himself to condemn his henchmen’s garbage.

BettyRuth on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Romney earned his money in the private sector. Reid became a millionaire by being a corrupt Senator and using insider information. Let’s see Reid’s taxes. Just the last two years will be fair. Put up or shut up, Harry.

Rational Thought on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

So just how many pre-schools has harry reid firebombed since becoming the senate majority leader?

How many puppies has he slaughtered and barbecued?

How many christmas presents has he stolen?

Answer the questions, reid. Now!!!

GrassMudHorsey on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

BTW: Am I the only one who has heard that Harry Reid has a mistress? Why won’t he release all of his office’s phone records? And his personal phone records? What is he trying to hide?

rogaineguy on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Uh, let’s not start any rumors that may make Reid look like an alpha male of which he obviously is not.

DaveDief on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

He looked over the Senate dining table, saw Sen. John Kerry, and blurted out that he had 57 sources for this information.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Dang. Beat me to it. However, Raymond Shaw Harry Reid is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life….

apostic on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Brought To You By:

The geniuses who couldn’t see Christine O’Donnell was a fraud.

…and thought Sharon Angle was a better candidate than Danny Tarkanian.

Thanks Guys!

budfox on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Arrgh. Reid’s reelection two years ago was probably the biggest disappointment of that season. I really wanted that donkey cavity thrown out of DC on his butt. His actions since then have not exactly proven the wisdom of his state’s voters.

BTW GrassMudHorsey, TFGRP is “The First Gay Rights President.”

jwolf on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Oh, sorry Bishop, looks like I had your acronym wrong. My apologies.

jwolf on August 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM

First we have Democratic mayors in Boston and Chicago acting like thugs, and now we’re getting McCarthyism from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In three short weeks, the Democratic Party has utterly disgraced itself, from its leadership on down.

Tedddy Kennedy and Jack Murtha are looking up from hell and giving Harry Reid a big thumbs up.

Happy Nomad on August 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

“I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

I’m alleging that Harry Reid has kiddie porn on his computer. Now the burden is on him to prove otherwise. Why won’t he turn over his hard drives?

RadClown on August 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

There’s this guy in Sturgis, see, and while we were standing at the bar he mentioned that Harry Reid has a few dozen underage male hookers buried on his Nevada property. Time to come clean, Harry.

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I’ve been told by numerous people President Obama has drugs in his system within the medical records. The burden of proof is on him now.

I’ve also been told President Obama didn’t take a single economics course in college. Prove me wrong!!!

@redneck4romney

Wagthatdog on August 2, 2012 at 10:12 AM

The sad thing some of the lsm will run with this…..anything to deflect for dear leader

cmsinaz on August 2, 2012 at 10:12 AM

If a sitting US Senator has evidence of a crime, doesn’t he have a moral and legal obligation to share that information with the authorities?

The IRS has submission forms Reid can fill out online for anonymous referrals of tax cheats, as well as a separate form for those who want to be considered for a reward for blowing the whistle on a sizable tax cheat.

thuljunior on August 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

But Reid has a little list of one! – no, seven! – no, fourteen! – no, eight! – sources for this claim that he can’t name. Doesn’t that count for anything?

I’m pretty sure it’s 57. A cooky to anyone who gets that reference.

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I heard that there was this operation to provide American guns to Mexican drug lords, maybe someone in the administration could provide paperwork proving otherwi…..oh.

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

The man is a complete disgrace. (As is Tommy Christopher, who’s been parroting the same accusations.)

changer1701 on August 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

My wild-@$$ guess on this issue is that the 0bama team has already looked at the IRS’s copies of Romney’s tax returns, and they found some molehill they think they can turn into a mountain.

But Romney has to release a tax return he does not have to release in order for that story to be “fair game.” So they are hoping Romney will release the–let’s say, 1997—tax return, so that they can use the story they have prepared about, let’s say, Romney having a small investment with Bernie Madoff. Never mind in 1997 nobody really knew what Madoff was up to….

Sekhmet on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

BTW: Am I the only one who has heard that Harry Reid has a mistress? Why won’t he release all of his office’s phone records? And his personal phone records? What is he trying to hide?

rogaineguy on August 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Mistresses? I had someone in Reno call me and say he’s been hanging out at the bunny ranches ever since his wife was in that terrible car accident…and that he likes women with surprise packages. If you know what I mean.

That’s what I was told in an unsolicited phone call, and I should infer it was a fellow Mormon of Reids, for how else would they know? I mean, that’s what Mormons do, right? Randomly call other Mormons and pass along unsubstantiated rumors.

budfox on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Someone told me, but I am not saying who, that Harry’s mother wishes she had aborted him. She feels that he is not only the ugliest man alive, he has no values. His children have been in trouble but everything gets covered up so no one knows. He takes money under the table to support gay rights and tax evaders. How can Obama let him get away with this?, I mean after all the Sec of the Treasury owes back taxes and has unreported income. What do you call all the congress people who owe back taxes and distort their income by not paying rent or not reporting rent earned on all their fancy second homes? And guess what–they are all democrats. What gives here? Where is CBS, NBC and ABC on this? Can we trust any journalist or reporter ever again? They should realize that we don’t need them and unless Obama gets control of the internet we can find reliable sources and don’t need those crooked journalists.

HOOLiBAR6 on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Could we get just one Republican member of Congress — just one — to hold a presser and say a dozen people have told him that barack obama received foreign student financial aid in college? Just one? Please?

Release the records, barack.

Rational Thought on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

If a sitting US Senator has evidence of a crime, doesn’t he have a moral and legal obligation to share that information with the authorities?

thuljunior on August 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

True, but the real stunning here is that Reid seems so utterly clueless about what he is saying. Mark my words, this is not going to go well for Reid or his corrupt party. Best scenerio is that the Dem leadership tells Reid to put a sock in it and not double down on stupid.

Happy Nomad on August 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM

During Barack Obama’s time at Columbia, there were numerous rapes and murders in Manhattan that remain unsolved.

Until Barack Obama proves that he had nothing to do with any of those crimes, we must assume that Barack Obama is a serial rapist and murderer. Allegedly.

We must also assume that young Barack Obama bragged about those rapes and murders in class at Columbia. After all, until he releases his transcripts from Columbia the burden of proof is on Obama to prove he didn’t commit multiple rapes and murders in Manhattan.

MidniteRambler on August 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM

We are looking at government in collapse.

/plan accordingly

roy_batty on August 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Harry Reid is just using regulatory logic(prove your not big polluter
and a baby killer before you open your business)

tygart on August 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

More desperation from the Obama camp. They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore, they’ve got nothing left to lose. It will be infuriating from now till the election, but things like this make me think their internal polling shows they won’t be around in great numbers on November 7.

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

The

First

Gun

Running

President

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Thanks for that, I was trying to figure it out myself, I came up with

The
First
Gay
Retarded
President

Akzed on August 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

My wild-@$$ guess on this issue is that the 0bama team has already looked at the IRS’s copies of Romney’s tax returns, and they found some molehill they think they can turn into a mountain.

Sekhmet on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

That would be illegal and mis-use of tax returns by public officials. Not saying it didn’t happen but just pointing out why it might be impossible for Reid to name names- people can go to jail for this stuff and IMO Reid should be the first.

Happy Nomad on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Dingy Harry is Dirty, Dusty, Delusional, Desperate, Demented, Dumb, Disastrous, a Disgrace, a Dip**it, and Derelict in his Duty, oh and his Depends are Dirty too.

ConcealedKerry on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I’m not saying that what Reid does with those sheep is illegal in most states, but I’m not not saying it, either.

tdpwells on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Lol. I like your reference better then mine.

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Harry Reid’s tax returns and financial dealings would be far more interesting than Romney’s. Harry, I have heard from several sources that you are a bugger eating cross dresser. Prove me wrong!

bopbottle on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Lol. I like your reference better then mine.

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Same reference, we’re just getting there by different ways.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM

David Axelrod HAS Romney’s tax returns. There’s no doubt in my mind. There’s a distinct possibility that Romney’s entire income was investment returns. And there’s the Ax and old Fluff with delicious–but lawful–tidbit and they can’t use it because they’d end up in the cell across from their buddy Rezko.

I think Harry could be prosecuted too for unlawful receipt of protected informatin.

I just love that the Leader of the US Senate is advocating for Stalinist law. Apparently none, even in the “respected” conservative media, dare call this what it is: Stalinism. Just like they would call the Chick-Fil-A thing what it was: Fascism.

Portia46 on August 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM

My wild-@$$ guess on this issue is that the 0bama team has already looked at the IRS’s copies of Romney’s tax returns, and they found some molehill they think they can turn into a mountain

Exactly, And Axelrod will have someone release it and martyr themselves in the process, claiming it “had to be known” for the “good of the country”.

We’ll scream about, I dunno, totalitarianism, and they’ll sing back “the good of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one”. And then act like they didn’t know it was a Marxist quote.

If you haven’t read Coulter’s latest, it’s must-read.

Obama’s signature move: Unsealing private records

budfox on August 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I hear from several mutual friends that I refuse to name that Harry Reid has been having homosexual relations with a goat.

Let him prove differently!

WilGolden on August 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Zero is a number!

I’m just saying….

-Language Martinet.

The Monster on August 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

When Romney wins I hope he has the guts to subject Dingy Harry to a thorough IRS audit!

ConcealedKerry on August 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Same reference, we’re just getting there by different ways.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I know that, just saying I liked yours better then mine.

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I remember being shocked when this guy was re-elected.

michaelthomas on August 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I think Harry could be prosecuted too for unlawful receipt of protected informatin.

Portia46 on August 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Which DoJ is going to prosecute him?

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM

It is pretty creepy to hear more and more of these people declare their fascist tendencies whether it be unlawful restricting of business ventures or guilty until proven innocent accusations.

Roy is right, our government is collapsing and the only thing holding it up is a relatively complacent populace.

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM

How do we get Harry committed?

tim c on August 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM

So, if I was to say I heard Reid was sending money to NAMBLA, it would be up to Reid to provide all of his banking transactions for the last 10 years to prove he doesn’t provide any funds to NAMBLA?

The Democrats ideal vision for America seems an awful lot like the old Soviet.

ButterflyDragon on August 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

What years did Romney not supposedly pay taxes? I’m assuming this was supposed to be during a time when Romney was running Bain?

FACT: Romney ran a hard campaign against Ted Kennedy in ’94, and of course became Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts in ’02. if there was a snowball’s chance in Hades that Mittsy was a tax dodger, we would have known about it long before now.

J.H. on August 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I think Harry could be prosecuted too for unlawful receipt of protected informatin.

Portia46 on August 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Which DoJ is going to prosecute him?

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM

The new DOJ under the Romney administration.

I don’t think that potential AG Rudy Giuliani will look well upon that crap.

teke184 on August 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

The

First

Gun

Running

President

Bishop on August 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Thanks for that, I was trying to figure it out myself, I came up with

The
First
Gay
Retarded
President

Akzed on August 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

The
First
Gay
Racist
President

NotCoach on August 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I think this is the Tom Foley doctrine:

“We have absolutely no proof, which is exactly why we must investigate”

October surprise? The Dems will keep this in the background until October 30th or so. Then documents will suddenly “surface”

kpguru on August 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM

@ShannonBream SenReid on Senate floor: The word’s out that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, b/c he hasn’t.

Flora Duh on August 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I lived in Las Vegas for the better part of 8 years.

A friend of mine at the Bellagio, a bell captain, told me that Harry Reid and Shelly Berkley had an ongoing affair there through the Bush Administration, when Congress wasn’t it session. Tuesday nights and Friday, all day. Went on for years.

No, I won’t tell you the bell captain’s name… wouldn’t be right. But he’s not the only guy I’ve heard it from. Lots of people at the Bellagio. And at the MGM Grand.

That’s what I heard, Harry and Shelley. They should be very comfortable in the Senate together…

JohnGalt23 on August 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM

The Democrats ideal vision for America seems an awful lot like the old Soviet.

ButterflyDragon on August 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Seems the only thing they’re missing is a KGB/Gestapo organization to complete the circle.

antipc on August 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM

The tax return infatuation on the left has a lot of parallels to the birth certificate craze on the right. So let politicians and media outlets continue to harp on it. They will be marginalizing themselves the same way.

michaelthomas on August 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

this is what I sent to Romney’s suggestions site

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions

don’t respond to his claims

“I’m not going to dignify his accusations with a response”

“but when it comes to insulting my father George Romney, it just reinforces the magnitude of these baseless claims”

end of story

audiotom on August 2, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I’ve heard, (from a source I can’t reveal, and can’t confirm), that one of Harry Reid’s business partners in Nevada is accusing Reid of hiding tons of cash in Camas and Swiss accounts. Now this is only a rumor and there’s no proof of this, but Harry’s guilty of something. /

See how that works with liberals, and pathetic “leaders” like Reid, and the desperate media (that will print anything—lies and rumors). This is going to get nothing but uglier as Obama’s temple continues to crumble.

Rovin on August 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

It’s continually amazing how the Hot Air folks default to Jon Stewart for affirmation and justification for points of view and stories.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

In a just world, the leader of the United States Senate, or any member of congress, who says that would be immediately impeached and removed from Congress.

The GOP House and Senate leadership should immediately
introduce legislation to to have the DOJ prosecute Mr. Romney based on Sen. reid’s baseless accusations, and humiliate him until election day.

*spit*

rightside on August 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Put up or shut up, Dirty Harry. You are a known liar. Maybe the Mormons should excommunicate you.

Philly on August 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Since Reid has said this on the airwaves isn’t he now guilty of libel or slander? Romney would have a good case there. Zero evidence, heresay from a supposed number of people? Who are these “people” who have told him these things? Let me guess, Dem hacks, Black Panthers, and aliens from Alpha Centauri perhaps?

neyney on August 2, 2012 at 10:36 AM

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