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The Wit & Wisdom of Harry Reid
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The Senate majority leader launched a charm offensive the other day and, among his other drolleries, said this:
"Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election. They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, 'Hey, we just bought America. Wasn't so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.'"
This one is sort of curious because, in case the senator hasn't noticed, he is, himself, a dyspeptic old white man. You know, the kind who says offensive things just for the sake of being offensive and is the only person in the room – if not the world – who thinks what he just said is funny and then drools when he laughs. The Washington Post sees this as Senator Reid's "sharp tongue," at work. Honest.
But the "angry old white men" bit was not the news nut in the senator's "wide ranging interview." That would be his assertion that someone who once worked at Bain Capital with Mitt Romney had called him with some super-duper inside information.
"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying. "He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid.
"But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?"Well, that is sure to seal it for many, many people. The senator says he got a call from somebody he can't name who told him something he can't verify. But he is making it public because ... well, maybe he considers it his civic duty.
The story is preposterous but that doesn't seem to bother Reid or the various editors who repeated it and who believe, one assumes, that it is certain to make us all very angry at Mitt Romney. But if the story is true – or even if it could be true – then perhaps our indignation ought to be aimed at old sharp-tongued Harry and not Mitt Romney who, presumably, paid what the law said he owed and hired very good lawyers and accountants to make sure of it. So if he isn't paying enough (or even anything) then precisely whose fault is that?
Could the blame possibly fall on the people who wrote – and keep rewriting – the tax laws? If Mitt Romney and others, like Warren Buffett, are not paying what the decent opinion of mankind thinks is sufficient in the way of taxes, then it has to be because, like many others who have been in Washington long enough to become angry old white men, Harry Reid is either corrupt or incompetent – or both – when it comes to writing tax law.
But he is a charmer, that Harry.
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Could the democRATs in the Senate find a nastier little man to be the face of their party?
No, never thought they could find another soft spoken litle snake like Daschle after he was beaten and thrown out of the Senate.
Yes, Schumer is pretty foul and there are few normal people on the left side of the aisle.
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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.”
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Then you have the Democrats.
For their leader, they chose Nevada’s Harry Reid. Reid is a member of the old school Congress – someone who came to Washington with relatively modest means and somehow, through curious “land deals” with shady characters, managed to become a multi-multi-millionaire while being a “public servant.” The “old school” I was referring to was the time of nearly open graft in the late 19th and early 20th century.
And it’s not just Reid’s malleable ethics on personal financial issues; his character leaves a lot to be desired. That Democrats would choose him for their leader says a lot about their character.
When I worked in the Senate, I had two senators tell me Sen. Reid was the most untrustworthy man they’d ever known. They told me this in private conversations, so I won’t say who they are. But both had been in Congress a long time, so this was saying something.
This week Reid says he received a phone call from a “credible source,” who claims knowledge of Mitt Romney’s taxes from his days at Bain Capital and claims Romney paid zero taxes for the better part of a decade. By the time Reid told the Huffington Post about this, he had “a number of sources” claiming Romney paid no taxes. But he wouldn’t elaborate.
Not content with the ink and airtime his first round of BS got, Reid took to the Senate floor to claim “the word is out” that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes. So a single source had become “a number of sources” in one day. A day later, the “number of sources” became “the word is out,” as in everybody knows. The “word” came “out” from him. But did the media ever ask about this? Did the media ever let journalism get in the way of good rumor-mongering when it comes to attacking Republicans? Of course not.
Given the studies recently that show the connection between head trauma and long-term effects on brain function, perhaps Sen. Reid’s days as a boxer are catching up to him. Or maybe he’s just a pederast.
You may be asking yourself, “What?!?!?” Well, I’ve heard some rumors Harry Reid is a pederast. These are made-up rumors on Twitter, clearly presented as such … but I heard them. I can’t tell you where I first heard this rumor because I don’t remember. There were a lot of people spreading it, though. Sen. Reid refuses to address the rumor.
More curiously, Romney has come out and said Reid’s accusations against him are BS. But Reid has yet to comment on whether he’s a pederast.
Again, I have no proof Senator Harry Reid has a strange sexual attraction to young boys or whether he’s acted on his perversion, I’m just relaying what I’ve heard. Sen. Reid said, in the great liberal tradition of Republicans being guilty until proven innocent, it’s up to Romney to prove he paid taxes (even though the IRS seems strangely satisfied that he has). Under that thinking, it’s up to Sen. Reid to prove he isn’t a serial pederast.
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