When Harry Reid made the absurd claim that Mitt Romney has dodged paying his taxes for a decade according to an anonymous source, I thought he was a soulless political con artist walking right up to the line of slander.
Well, it seems dingy Harry is doubling down on the claim citing additional anonymous sources he just made up.
Earlier this week, Harry Reid revealed why Mitt Romney is refusing to release more tax returns: He didn’t pay taxes for an entire decade! It almost sounds too crazy to be true, and in fact, Reid is “not certain” that it isn’t a total lie. However, he is sure of one thing: “I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,” Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I have had a number of people tell me that.” So we aren’t talking about just one anonymous Bain investor, but several people who have seemingly only shared this story with Reid.
In an interview with Nevada reporters on Wednesday, Reid refused to name his sources or back down on his accusation. “I don’t think the burden should be on me,” he said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”
Reid is now attempting to claim it is Romney’s responsibility to refute his charges, instead of Reid having to provide the vaguest support for his claims. You know how the law works: guilty until proven innocent. It’s the American way (just ask George Zimmerman, the ghost of Richard Jewell, and the Duke Lacrosse team).
I’m not sure if Reid came up with this construct on his own, or if it was the rotting corpse of one of the dead boys he molests nightly with that came up with this scheme, but I’m guessing it was one of the corpses… until Reid proves otherwise.