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Slander on the Senate Floor: Harry Reid Repeats Romney Tax Accusation

Posted on | August 2, 2012 | 27 Comments

Ed Morrissey calls it “despicable and grossly irresponsible,” while Jeff Goldstein predicts there will be a harsh backlash against Reid’s tactics:

The arrogance of power can be truly astonishing to watch. Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in nearly four years, and has obstructed every meaningful effort to reduce the out-of-control federal deficit. For Reid — a man who has notoriously benefitted from corrupt land deals in his home state of Nevada — to be lecturing Mitt Romney on financial propriety is every bit as outrageous as Obama’s “you didn’t build that.”

UPDATE: People are wondering why I haven’t said anything about the “Harry Reid pederasty” scandal. A month or so ago, a person who had blogged at Ace of Spades HQ called my office and said, “Harry Reid is the Jerry Sandusky of Nevada!”

Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But I mean, gee whiz, that is a story you should be writing.

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  • PaulLemmen

    What a twat-waffle!

  • PaulLemmen

    For Reid — a man who has notoriously benefitted from corrupt land deals in his home state of Nevada — to be lecturing Mitt Romney on financial propriety is every bit as outrageous as Obama’s “you didn’t build that.”
    Or for Bill Clinton to be Pope …

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evilbloggerlady
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Not only has Reid benefited from corrupt land deals, he has engineered them, at least once being given partner shares in a group which bought property in the desert which suddenly became valuable when a new Interstate & interchange was placed nearby after a bill was amended by a certain Senator.  His son, a lackluster law student, got a $1 million+ job as a lawyer for casino unions.

    When Reid first was elected to the House, he was known as “the bag man for the Vegas mob.”  Possibly the most corrupt Senator since Harrison Williams.  Crooked through and through, crooked mind, crooked heart, crooked soul.

  • VADave

    Does this idiot really believe that Mitt Romney, who’s been interested in the presidency for at least  5 years now and probably longer, wouldn’t be smart enough to know that failing to pay his taxes would be not only criminal, but politically suicidal?

    Harry Reid is a worm.

  • http://twitter.com/BongBong BongBong

    Harry Reid is a firmly wedged bone in the throat.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evilbloggerlady

    Also updated with inquiry into charges of Harry Reid pederasty.  I am not sure where this question first came up, but I am pretty sure Harry Reid never disproved it.  Because we need to know if our Senators are molesting us.  

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  • PGlenn

    I don’t get how twat-waffle is a putdown. I really like twats and waffles ain’t too bad, either. Putting those two things together is even better!

    Harry Reid is more like taint-seitan.

  • Carey510

    God would be ashamed of hairy Rieds pedastry and smear mongering. He reminds me of that weasel ploitician from the Godfather. No?

  • Wombat_socho

     I’m pretty sure Pope Bill paid good money to the Church of Universal Life (or was it the Church of the SubGenius?) for that ordination and installment. ;)

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    It’s the Universal Life Church and they made me a Rev. for free!

  • DaveO

    The original slander was made away from the Senate floor – making the comment subject to legal action. By repeating the comment on the Senate floor while the Senate is in session, Reid can no longer face legal scrutiny/action.

    Like a kids’ game: hopping inside the Safe Zone before getting tagged out.

  • Count de Money

    Harry Reid has raised a good question. Unfortunately, the question raised is about Harry Reid.

    An old political axiom is “Never ask a question unless you already know the answer”. So, how does Reid know that Romney didn’t pay taxes? Answer: Someone in the IRS told him, probably through the administration and/or Obama campaign (I know, they’re one and the same).

    Now, pilfering someone’s tax returns is a felony (26 USC 7213) punishable up to 5 years in prison and a $5000 fine plus costs of prosecution.

    So, if I were a Senator, I would accuse Reid on the floor of the Senate of being accessory to a felony and demand that the AG appoint a special prosecutor. Now, I know that’s as likely as a blizzard in August, but we’re talking political theater here.

  • PaulLemmen

    The Church of the SubGenius it is! (A.K.A. The Church of Bob). In which Billy got lots of “slack” …

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  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    OMG! Me too!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rob5136 Rob Crawford

    No; he can’t be held liable for what he said on the floor of the chamber, but that doesn’t immunize him for saying it other places and times.

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  • MarkReardon

    Hold on to those feelings of revulsion for Harry, but save a bit of mental rancor for the rat we can do something about this year. 
    Look back to Obama’s early electoral ‘victories’.  Now obviously Mitt has no sealed divorce records to have lowlifes at a local newspaper force into the open.  So, obviously, the only thing to do is find someone lower than a Chicago newspaperman to try to force open something!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirby.mccain Kirby McCain

    I thought people with tax problems were cool with the Obama crowd?

  • http://2012.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Only if in lieu of back taxes they make their payments directly to the campaign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1466021689 Karen Foster

    Funny, McCain who HAS seen his tax returns stopped short of calling Reid a liar.

  • Zkircher

    Zack Kircher
    ?”Word is” Sen. Harry Ried is cavorting with under-age whores there at the Ritz -Carlton where he lives. Let him prove otherwise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.rostron Richard Rostron

     http://constitutionalamerica.blogspot.com/2012/08/nickname-etiquette-and-nickname-that.html