Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Pants on Fire = Harry Reid

Even the Washington Post's "claim checker" says Harry Reid has no credibility in claiming Mitt Romney did not pay income tax for ten years. They give him the Pants on Fire award, as in "liar, liar, pants on fire."
Washington Post
Reid has said Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. It was no slip of the tongue. He repeated the claim on at least two more occasions, at one point saying that "the word is out" when in fact it was only Reid who put that "word" out.
Reid has produced no evidence to back up his claim other than attribution to a shadowy anonymous source. Romney has denied the claim, and tax experts back him up, saying that the nature of Romney's investments in Bain make it highly unlikely he would have been able to avoid paying taxes altogether -- especially for 10 years.
Reid has made an extreme claim with nothing solid to back it up. Pants on Fire!
AND far-left Mother Jones magazine gives Distinguished Senator Reid no credit - none at all
Take a deep breath, folks. This is contemptible stuff and it's not just business as usual. We've spent too many years berating the tea partiers for getting on bandwagons like this to get sucked into it ourselves the first time it's convenient. It's time to quit cheering on Reid and get off this particular bus.
The graphic: animated gif from Washington Post

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