Liberal Nonsense of the Day: The Harry Reid’s Libelous Remarks Edition

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been slandering Mitt Romney lately, as Romney refuses to release the last ten years of his tax returns. I will admit, I do not fully understand the justification. We know Mitt Romney is rich. He is also a private citizen, obliged to follow election procedures (which he has, to the letter) and free from the prying eyes of Marxists in Washington who view success as a Achilles’s heel of electability. The only possible reason for these calls for him to release his tax returns is so the radical left can say, “Ah-ha! I knew it! He is rich!” I’m sure both Romney and Reid will stipulate that Romney doesn’t have to clip coupons. So, can we move on now?

Of course, moving on would take the spotlight off of Romney’s taxes and return the spotlight to the glaring, Hindenburg-esque failure of the Obama administration over the last four years; which is the entire point of this distraction by Democrats.

But now, we have ventured from the eye-roll-inducing fiasco of Reid’s calls for the release of Romney’s taxes into a full-blown case of libel. In words that wreak of outright character assassination, supported by nothing but admitted hearsay, Reid attacked Romney in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. Reid claims he was contacted by a former investor in Bain Capital. In the interview, Reid said,

“[The source said,] Harry, he didn’t pay his taxes for ten years,” Reid stated. “He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”

I would insert a snide comment, but Jon Stewart, a liberal who runs off at the mouth for a living, actually said it best when he said, “Here’s a rule of thumb: if you have to follow your claim with the words, ‘I don’t know if that’s true,’ then shut up.” In a world where even a broken clock is right twice a day, Stewart makes an excellent point.

Reid has refused to name his source. Apparently, he’s underhanded enough to lob baseless accusation of felonious conduct at Romney, but has the kind of strong, moral convictions to nobly protect his source. Please…

Seriously, what kind of low politics, bush-league amateurism is this? The Huffington Post spoke with Reid who says he spoke with a guy who says that Romney did not pay taxes. I heard a guy at the local Denny’s say Harry Reid drinks the blood of children to try and remain youthful. Maybe that should be The Huffington Post’s top story tomorrow, since we can just throw around hearsay accusations and call it news.

To make matters worse, Reid decided to double-down on his stupidity, and jump from libel to slander by repeating his hearsay claim on the Senate floor. Reid stated,

“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.”

In case you missed basic high school government, the Senate floor is reserved for government business, it is not a place where a senator can campaign for a presidential candidate by tearing down his opponent, a private citizen, using outrageous claims by sources not likely to even exist.

Furthermore, America operates on a foundation of innocence until proven otherwise. Reid trying to bait Romney with character assassination on the faulty pretense of, “If you’ve got nothing to hide, you will do as I say…”, violates both political ethics and logic. The only thing missing from Reid’s diatribe are the words, “I double dog dare you…”

I have come to expect precious little from our representatives and senators in Washington. Still, Reid’s claims wreak of a certain arrogance that is appalling, if not, altogether, surprising. In the same interview with The Huffington Post, Reid also claimed, “[Romney's] poor father must be so embarrassed about his son.”

In 1856, Senator Preston Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner to within an inch of his life on the Senate floor for slandering Brooks’ relative, Senator Andrew Butler, for a hell of a lot less than what Reid has said about Romney. I’m just saying…


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27 Responses to Liberal Nonsense of the Day: The Harry Reid’s Libelous Remarks Edition

  1. Sam Hamilton says:

    I like the idea of duking it out on the Senate floor..oh, wait, Mr Romney isn’t usually on the Senate floor where the cowardly Reid could accuse him face to face……

  2. Lunatic Fringe says:

    I just got a call from “someone” telling me that Harry Reid is a pedophile. I can’t divulge the persons name, but they assure me it’s true. OK, “it’s out there now” so Harry needs to prove conclusively that he is not in fact a pedophile. C’mon, look at the guy, he sure LOOKS like a pedophile doesn’t he? We need to get to the bottom of this, after all it’s for the children.

    Just think, the guy who thinks you should be guilty until proven innocent is a LAWMAKER!

  3. Faith Dwyer says:

    Where was the same pit-bull logic when Obama was asked to reveal his birth certificate? He was more than halfway through his term before he publically released it—-more than sufficient time to have had it professionally altered to say whatever it needed to say to cover his butt. Why wasn’t it DEMANDED and SHOWN right up front and where was the liberal pit-bull Harry Reid and his ilk when THAT mattered to the majority of the country? He is so very twisted and biased it’s nauseating.

    And don’t talk to me about how rich Romney is while Michelle Obama is flitting around wearing jackets that cost $6800 or better! Puuuulllleeeeezzz!!!! How hypocritical and any one person be?

    • walt says:

      Stop asking questions like that! They MAY take it as a challenge! :-)

    • Martha says:

      Don’t forget, what he released as his birth certificate was a forgery!! He STILL has not released his birth certificate, but a copy of it is in the Kenya, Africa Parliament records! They released it, but the media failed to publish it. And let’s not forget he paid $2 million dollars to have his student loan, passport, and college records sealed. Think he might have something to hide Harry Reid?? Why don’t you make ODUMBO produce his records?

  4. Marshal7 says:

    I also got a call from a guy, can’t reveal his name, that Reid is a pedophile. Where there is smoke there is fire. Reid needs to come clean and prove he isn’t raping America’s kids. We already know that Reid is helping Obama to rape America.

  5. Les says:

    Senator Reid needs to tell us yes or no if he is still beating his wife.

  6. ironzo says:

    It’s good to know that tax cheats can’t get Cabinet positions! Oh, wait… Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a tax cheat! Well, you can be sure that there aren’t THAT many tax cheats in the Federal Gov’t, right? Ah, no… The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax report finds that more than a 100,000 federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That’s up 3% in the past year. It doesn’t look like Senator Reid is very concerned about them, though!

  7. Carrie Harris says:

    Harry Reid said “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.”
    Hidden money reported on his tax return? Someone needs to tell Harry if your hiding something you don’t report it on a tax return.

  8. Norma says:

    The whole Obama administration is just disgusting.Reid is one of the worst.They will say anything.Doesn’t matter if it has any basis in fact.Just throw it out and see if it sticks.Distract,distract,they can’t run on their record!

  9. Pete says:

    Typically Obama. He sends his dogs out to do his dirty work. Trouble is that most Americans see this idiot for what he is… An idiot. Even the queen of horror Pelosi can’t stand him. What does that say about the guy? What a twit.

  10. John M says:

    The Senate floor is not the place for that kind of nonsense but it is where he can say it and any other stupid thing he can some up with and not have to worry libel, slander, lawsuits or even prosecution. He’s too much of a coward to double down like that away from the protection of the Senate floor.

  11. Robert Hauser says:

    Obama birth certificate for tax returns….otherwise stick it, Reid, stick it right where angels fear to tread and seagulls don’t quite fit….if Romney is stink rich I would ask how he became so and what he is doing with his wealth…but as far as avoiding a totally marxist income tax, if he can get by with it, more power to him—as long as we working people can all do the same.

  12. Jeff Vadakin says:

    If I were Romney, I would release the amount of taxes paid for the last 5 ( I believe BHO released the last 4) years and the amount donated to charity during those same years. I would then DEMAND that Reid and Wasserman Shultz do the same. Then issue a statement that he has been in compliance with all relevant provisions of the U.S. Tax code. If they counter attack I would ask them to explain why the Pres has the Social Security number of a dead man.

  13. Eddie Smith says:

    I am a little confused. Reid is saying that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes in 10 years, but today I saw an Obama campaign ad which stated that Romney had only paid 14 % taxes in 2011. And they failed to include that the reason he only paid 14% was because of the 3 Million he had donated to charity. Which is it no taxes or 14%?

  14. justsaying says:

    Where was the outcry over John Kerry’s tax returns? And i would like to know how a senator that makes 190 thousand plus change is worth over 10 mil?

  15. Julie Latvatalo says:

    Why didn’t we hear Reid banging the drums against Obama’s cabinet members who didn’t pay taxes…how many of them were there?

  16. Joey says:

    Reid is definitely guilty of a crime:
    Under United States law, libel generally requires five key elements. The plaintiff must prove that the information was published, the plaintiff was directly or indirectly identified, the remarks were defamatory towards the plaintiff’s reputation, the published information is false, and that the defendant is at fault.

    If Mitt wants to bring action against Reid in court and shows that he did indeed pay his taxes, Reid would be clearly guilty.

  17. Dick says:

    I am saddened by how bad, evil and dumb as the Democrat Senate Leader is. I am also saddened by the quality of leadership on the Democrat side of the House. I often ask, pretty much rhetorically, is the best the Dems have to offer? Could they not have found better leadership from their ranks? Even my Democrat friends just shrug their shoulders and look embarrassed. I admired Lyndon Johnson’s Senate leadership. I was not so fond of his presidency, nor of his Texas campaign style. A usually reliable source, whom of course I cannot name, told me that Johnson’s advice to new Democrat candidates was, “Spread the rumor that your opponent _____ pigs and make him deny it.” Wonder if Senator Reid heard the same advice?

  18. Theseus says:

    Harry Reid eats at Chick Fil A.

  19. Marilyn says:

    The biggest shame is there are people out there who believe this stuff. Logic itself tells us that if Mr. Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years, the IRS would be all over it. The problem is, some people don’t think for themselves anymore. They have been conditioned to think what they are told. What a sad time for the USA…

  20. grammy says:

    Tell Reid to tell Obama turn over Obama’s REAL birth certificate, his fraud SS card from Conn. and maybe I’ll ask Romney to give Reid ONE of his finance filings.

  21. ScoutDad says:

    How did Romney hide money in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland and Bermuda if he placed that information on his tax return? The tax return goes to the IRS, a government agency, and even Reid got his grubby little pedo-hands on Romney’s tax return to discover this information…how is this hidden? Seems to me Romney was very forthcoming about his money to include that information on his tax return, so no secrets there.

  22. Joe Greenwood says:

    In the 70′s intercepted phone calls between known mob bosses in Nevada made references to their source within the Nevada Government, called by them, “Mr. Cleanface”. Harry Reid, who was Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, was suspected of being “Mr. Cleanface”. An investigation was mounted, and the result was “Unable to prove”……Still, many in law enforcement remain convinced that Harry was the Mob’s source……………….Harry, prove you’re innocent of those charges……………..

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