Will GOP Get Personal With Pederast Harry Reid Over Tax Comments?

I have multiple unnamed sources which have informed me that Harry Reid (D-Nevada) likes to wear Hello Kitty thongs while addressing the Senate, along with being a pederast. It’s up to Reid to prove the allegations wrong. And, Reid just might find himself on the wrong end of this fight, as the GOP digs up real dirt, dirt that includes facts about Reid that he probably won’t want out in the public domain

(Politico) The Sunday news shows featured a rare spectacle that at once revealed the decline of civility in Washington and the depth of GOP outrage over Harry Reid’s unproven claim that Mitt Romney didn’t pay income taxes for an entire decade: two of the nation’s top GOP officials flat out called the Senate majority leader a liar.

That’s no ordinary criticism in official Washington.

There are plenty of other ways that pols use to call out their partisan rivals on their statements. Reid’s GOP counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for one, has already said Reid’s charge is “beneath the dignity” of his office.

But the actual term ‘liar’ crosses a line that’s seldom breached, signaling a widespread GOP belief that, even by the diminished standards of contemporary political debate, Reid has violated a code.

Lindsay Graham called Reid a liar, and Reince Preibus said

“As far as Harry Reid is concerned, listen, you might want to go down that road, I’m not going to respond to a dirty liar, who hasn’t filed a single page of tax returns himself,” Priebus said on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. “He complains about money but lives in the Ritz Carlton here, down the street. If this is on the agenda, I’m not going to go there. This is just a made-up issue. The fact that we’re going to spend any time talking about it is just ridiculous.”

It’s a total made up issue. Exactly what is the reason behind wanting Romney’s tax returns? What will that prove? That he’s rich? That he, like many rich people, spreads his money to overseas accounts to avoid getting nailed on taxes? One of the Democrats favorite Senators, Ted Kennedy, received his money from an overseas trust fund. Where’s the outrage? Otherwise, what’s the point? Perhaps a Liberal can explain what’s so darned important about the returns.

Now, though, the GOP has indicated it plans to make it personal. Between the loaded language and Priebus’s pointed reference to Reid’s Ritz-Carlton abode — an issue that surfaced in the senator’s 2010 re-election campaign — Republicans just sent the clearest signal to Reid yet that he needs to either produce the evidence, stand down or prepare for an extended public discussion of his own finances.

Ed Morrissey has already reposted an article about Reid’s finances, and plans on posting more. You can bet that the GOP has plenty of information on Harry Reid, and probably Obama, that they can use. The Romney camp didn’t want to get into personal smears this cycle, but, Team Obama might force the issue.

Tell you what: if Obama removes his Executive Privilege from the Fast and Furious documents, I’ll call for Romney to release his returns. Sound fair?

More: Fortunately, Queen Nancy chimes in

“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview. “Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”

In Democrat World, a person Republican is guilty till proven innocent. Unless one is a mastermind of 9/11, then they need every protection provided by the law. Anyway, Queen Nancy misses the part about facts being things that people can see, not assumptions by unnamed people. Oh, and how did Nancy become so rich on a Congressional salary? Let’s see her tax returns.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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