Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D.
The Jawa Report
Harry Reid today on the Senate floor proves just how despicable he is. Remember, the Senate Democrats elected this guy to be their leader.
You, Harry Reid, are a liar. Also, a child molester. Someone who once contributed to your campaign told me so. No, I won’t publicly disclose who told me. That’s the best you’ll get.
Prove to me you didn’t molest little boys in the locker room of the Senate floor.
Jon Stewart is a partisan Democrat. If even he can’t ignore Reid’s defamation of Romney’s character, then you know just how baseless and reckless they are.
…How likely is it that the Internal Revenue Service didn’t notice this phenomenon for ten straight years? How likely is it that an IRS employee would open the envelope with the Romneys’ returns, but no check for the amount owed, and shrug their shoulders and move on to the next envelope?
How likely is it that as Romney became more and more prominent as a CEO, as an Olympic organizer, as governor, and as a presidential candidate that no one at the IRS would notice a glaring ten year period where he paid no taxes, even though he presumably would owe some considerable sum?…
The smartest commentary to date! Read the whole thing!
On Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney responded to a claim from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said he had not paid federal income taxes for 10 years.
The former Massachusetts governor denied the claim and said Reid should reveal his source — which he said he suspected was the Obama White House.
“Well, it’s time for Harry to put up or shut up,” Romney said. “Harry’s going to have to describe who it is he spoke with because that’s totally and completely wrong. It’s untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It’s wrong. So I’m looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources and we’ll probably find out it’s the White House.”
But Romney maintained this was just part of the Obama campaign’s strategy to turn attention away from the president’s own job performance.
“The Obama campaign is going to do everything in its power to try to talk about anything besides the president’s record,” Romney said.
“Home prices, median American incomes, gasoline prices, 23 million people underemployed or unemployed — they don’t want to talk about that, or his promises: cutting the deficit in half, cutting the medical insurance rates people pay. These are all the things he promised. He can’t talk about that, so they try and put this kind of baloney out there and the people can smell it for what it is. And it’s not a pretty smell.”
…In response to Reid taking to the Senate floor to declare that “the word is out” that Romney avoided taxation for ten years, Thiessen quipped: “The word is out that for the past ten years Harry Reid has been beating his wife. Do I know that? Do I have any proof? No. But the burden of proof is on him to prove that he hasn’t been beating his wife.”
“That’s essentially what Harry Reid just did to Mitt Romney,” Thiessen said.
“What does ‘the word is out’ mean?” he continued. “He admits he doesn’t have any proof. In fact, this is the quote: he said, ‘Do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But I don’t think that the burden of proof should be on me, the burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid taxes.’”
When liberal guest Julie Roginsky tried to defend the charge, claiming that it was fair game, given that Romney hadn’t released his tax returns, Thiessen hit back again, citing Reid’s unreleased tax returns:
“What is in those tax returns? I’d like to know. What the heck, let’s speculate. Is he taking money from corrupt casino moguls? Is he on the take from the Las Vegas mob? The word is out that Harry Reid is corrupt. I have no evidence whatsoever that Harry Reid is corrupt, but I’ve made the accusation. Let him prove that I’m wrong.”
Needless to say, this “guilty until proven innocent” logic came off the worse. Or as Thiessen put it, “I mean, that’s Orwellian.”
…On June 29 and July 2, 2012, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued statements suggesting that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson donated to Republican causes using money earned from involvement in a Chinese prostitution ring. A lawyer acting on Adelson’s behalf wrote to the DCCC press secretary on July 17, threatening a lawsuit if the DCCC did not issue a retraction. You can read the letter in its entirety here.
Today, the DCCC officially retracted its earlier statements…
Heh! Read the whole thing.