Reid suggested that Romney’s decision to withhold tax information would bar him from ever earning Senate confirmation to a Cabinet post. Then, Reid recalled a phone call his office received about a month ago from “a person who had invested with Bain Capital,” according to The Huffington Post.I got a phone call, too, from a person who gave Harry Reid a campaign contribution. He told me that Harry Reid's mother was a hamster and that his father smelt of elderberries. His father smelt of elderberries! No, do I know that's true? Well, I'm not certain. But obviously Reid can't cover the odor of his father with the copious amounts of Hai Karate that he wears on the floor of the Senate. How would it look?
Reid said the person told him: “Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.”
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid told HuffPo. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
So here's the question for you -- what's more despicable? The majority leader of the U.S. Senate throwing out baseless charges, or the Washington Post dutifully passing them along? As you think about answering that question, ask yourself this -- how would a conveniently unnamed "investor" in Bain know what Mitt Romney paid on his personal income tax?
And of course there's this charming observation from Mr. Reid:
“Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,” Reid said. “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.’”Actually, "17 angry old white men" would be a good name for a band. I'd also assume that if these also unnamed 17 angry old white men are rich enough to have "bought America," they can afford better dental care than Reid seems to think they have.
The amazing part of all this -- we're only at the beginning of August. Imagine the ugliness to follow.