Mitt Romney's Harry Reid problem

Mitt Romney's Harry Reid problem

There are 1601 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 6, 2012, titled Mitt Romney's Harry Reid problem. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Talk of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 's allegation that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes at all for 10 years dominated the Sunday talk show circuit as Republicans denounced the charge.

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“thoughtful liberal”

Since: Jan 11

Bethlehem, PA

#338 Aug 7, 2012
American Lady wrote:
Thiessen:‘For The Past Ten Years Harry Reid Has Been Beating His Wife’

Thursday afternoon on Fox News’ America Live, Megyn Kelly‘s panel debated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid‘s un-sourced allegations that Republican candidate Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for ten years. Former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen likened Sen. Reid’s allegations to the age-old “beating your wife” logical trap, while former Democratic staffer Julie Roginsky defended the allegations as a politically “brilliant move.”

In response to Reid taking to the Senate floor to declare that “the word is out” that Romney avoided taxation for ten years, Thiessen quipped:“The word is out that for the past ten years Harry Reid has been beating his wife. Do I know that? Do I have any proof? No. But the burden of proof is on him to prove that he hasn’t been beating his wife.”

“That’s essentially what Harry Reid just did to Mitt Romney,” Thiessen said.

“What does ‘the word is out’ mean?” he continued.“He admits he doesn’t have any proof. In fact, this is the quote: he said,‘Do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But I don’t think that the burden of proof should be on me, the burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid taxes.’”

“I mean, that’s Orwellian,” the conservative pundit added.

Kelly then asked liberal guest Roginsky:“If somebody called you up and told you ‘I believe the guy didn’t pay taxes for ten years,’ would you then repeat that on the airwaves?”

Roginsky responded first by attacking Thiessen’s point:“Go back to Marc’s point about Harry Reid and beating his wife. If there were police records existing about Harry Reid and he didn’t want to release them, then, yeah.” After Kelly pressed her for an answer, she responded,“I think politically it’s a brilliant move on Harry Reid’s part. Is politics fair game? No. Is Harry Reid doing something as a Democrat? Of course.” She then added that the burden of proof is on Romney to disprove the allegations.

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If Mitt Romney wants to prove Harry Reid wrong, all he has to do is release his tax returns. Mrs. Reid can deny or confirm any allegation of abuse by Mr Reid. The burden of proof is on Mitt Romney. And since he won't release them, the only thing to think is he is indeed hiding something.
ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#340 Aug 7, 2012
harry is a liar like that bankster hobama!!!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/758055237/happy-...
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#341 Aug 7, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
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If Mitt Romney wants to prove Harry Reid wrong, all he has to do is release his tax returns. Mrs. Reid can deny or confirm any allegation of abuse by Mr Reid. The burden of proof is on Mitt Romney. And since he won't release them, the only thing to think is he is indeed hiding something.
The burden of proof is on the acusser I think.
Joe Broaddus

Malaysia

#342 Aug 8, 2012
Well, do ya, Punk?
ARGUING with IDIOTS

Los Angeles, CA

#343 Aug 8, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
<quoted text>If Mitt Romney wants to prove Harry Reid wrong, all he has to do is release his tax returns. Mrs. Reid can deny or confirm any allegation of abuse by Mr Reid. The burden of proof is on Mitt Romney. And since he won't release them, the only thing to think is he is indeed hiding something.
If Hairy wants to prove Romney wrong, all he has to do is reveal his source!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#347 Aug 8, 2012
American Lady wrote:
Obama’s College Classmate:‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama%E...
NO, I'm not a birther nut!
Barry's name was legally changed to Barack, that is why the papers don't match. The larceny is in the cover up.

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#348 Aug 8, 2012
Aned337 wrote:
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Of course, Bush involved the whole country in a war and in a foreign-country rebuilding process (Iraq) that messed up our own economy the way it did.
What can we expect from a war that required so many deployments, so many soldiers and so much time?
Bush just got us into something we couldn't afford.
Further it was unnecessary and probably in the long run will prove to be counter to our interests.

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#349 Aug 8, 2012
bottllecap wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking as a Ron Paul supporter, I must say that I've always liked Dennis Kucinich, though not agreeing with many policies.
But let's not forget that it was Kucinich that called for Obama's impeachment over his unauthorized war against Libya.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/516...
President Barack Obama should be impeached for approving air strikes against Libya, Rep. Dennis Kucinich said in an interview Monday.
“President Obama moved forward without Congress approving,” the liberal Ohio Democrat told Raw Story.“He didn’t have congressional authorization, he has gone against the Constitution, and that’s got to be said.”
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Hmmm, one wonders how that went over with Axelrod and Obama???
In any case, Kucinich got DEFEATED in a democratic primary and one would have to believe that the Obama team was supporting his opponent.
Yes, one does have to wonder why Boehner and the other Republicans in the House support Obama instead of doing their job and impeaching him.

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#350 Aug 8, 2012
bottllecap wrote:
<quoted text>
That is LAUGHABLE!! Your Uncle Tom hero has caused more lynchings, beatings and persecutions of blacks, with his war in Libya, then the KKK ever did.
http://globalciviliansforpeace.com/2011/11/22...
Your religion (assuming you are Christian) has caused more deaths in Africa through the killings of homosexuals and the spread of AIDS by educating African's that a rubber is evil than the KKK has.

Feel better now?

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#351 Aug 8, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Fascists are socialists.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
by Sheldon Richman
Fascism
As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer
http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.ht...
"Marxism has led to Fascism and National-Socialism, because, in all essentials, it is Fascism and National Socialism."
Frederick Augustus Voigt, Unto Cæsar (1939), p. 95.
Fascism is socialism for corporations. Humans become an expendable commodity. Government works to further the corporation which serves at the wishes of the government.

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#352 Aug 8, 2012
nobama wrote:
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The burden of proof is on the acusser I think.
Well except in this case it is all political gamemanship. In 2008 Obama released his 2000 - 2006 tax records. It now becomes an issue of transparency with Mitt being less transparent than Obama.

With all the crap Republicans have been saying about Obama and transparency, how will it play with their candidate being less transparent than Obama?

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#353 Aug 8, 2012
ARGUING with IDIOTS wrote:
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If Hairy wants to prove Romney wrong, all he has to do is reveal his source!
How will identifying the source prove Romney wrong? All it will do is let us know who the source is.

I think it is pretty clear who the source is, or at least who the source hangs out with. It is either McCain or someone who worked to get McCain elected that was able to view the 20+ years of tax returns that Romney turned over to McCain when he was being vetted for VP.

McCain and Reid have been in the Senate a long time, respect each other and Harry will not out him.
no nonsense

United States

#356 Aug 8, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
There is NO requirements to release tax records to run for President.
Romney released his past 2 years.

Now it's time for Odumbo to RELEASE ALL HIS RECORDS!! He is NOT a US citizen is why he has all his records sealed.

The Democrats are running scared so they have to create a diversion because they can't talk about the economy , jobs and why S&P downgraded the US first time in history under Odumbo's administration.

Odumbo the Marxist in Chief is out in Nov.
What unilateral action would you have liked the President to take to avoid the credit downgrade? What unilateral action would you have had him do to create jobs? What unilateral action would you have him employ to move the economy forward?

The President is in the end, a signature required to pass or veto legislation put through by congress. What has congress done in the past two years? Nothing useful!

And every time he does use his limited Presidential powers to do something unilaterally, everyone screams that it's against the constitution! He went around congress!

Fact is, independents know who to blame! It's the extreme liberals, tea party, ultra conservatives, that are so busy towing a party line that they will see this country fail before they will agree on anything!
no nonsense

United States

#357 Aug 8, 2012
okb2 wrote:
<quoted text>How will identifying the source prove Romney wrong? All it will do is let us know who the source is.

I think it is pretty clear who the source is, or at least who the source hangs out with. It is either McCain or someone who worked to get McCain elected that was able to view the 20+ years of tax returns that Romney turned over to McCain when he was being vetted for VP.

McCain and Reid have been in the Senate a long time, respect each other and Harry will not out him.
And something in those returns apparently made Palin the eventual GOP VP nominee. WOW!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#359 Aug 8, 2012
no nonsense wrote:
<quoted text>
And something in those returns apparently made Palin the eventual GOP VP nominee. WOW!
Palin wouldn't know how to open an offshore account.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#360 Aug 8, 2012
Obama/Biden -vs- Romney/?
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#362 Aug 8, 2012
okb2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well except in this case it is all political gamemanship. In 2008 Obama released his 2000 - 2006 tax records. It now becomes an issue of transparency with Mitt being less transparent than Obama.
With all the crap Republicans have been saying about Obama and transparency, how will it play with their candidate being less transparent than Obama?
Yes, the transparency irony should not be lost with the voters!
liza

Clarksburg, WV

#364 Aug 8, 2012
Thank God, some of the dems are wakeing up.
Another lie on Mitt every other day just isn't
getting the people off the fact of how OUR
world has collapsed in just 4yrs. Maybe
the wake up call is working. Can't hardly
count on what Obama and his merry men will
sink to doing before the election. We will
just count on all the citizens of our once
great country....Can we count on NO cheating
or stuffing the ballot boxs? Not in this life.
NO one could possibly be any worse than Obama.
We got one more chance to try and save us. Please
use it.
We won't ever have another chance if we go the
same route we did just 4yrs. ago. ITS OVER FOR
ALL OF US!

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#365 Aug 8, 2012
liza wrote:
Thank God, some of the dems are wakeing up.
Another lie on Mitt every other day just isn't
getting the people off the fact of how OUR
world has collapsed in just 4yrs. Maybe
the wake up call is working. Can't hardly
count on what Obama and his merry men will
sink to doing before the election. We will
just count on all the citizens of our once
great country....Can we count on NO cheating
or stuffing the ballot boxs? Not in this life.
NO one could possibly be any worse than Obama.
We got one more chance to try and save us. Please
use it.
We won't ever have another chance if we go the
same route we did just 4yrs. ago. ITS OVER FOR
ALL OF US!
Yes, and what contributes to our staying in a collapsed mode. Notice how since tghe election of 2010 the nation just stopped making progress?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-07/the-...
TSM

United States

#366 Aug 8, 2012
okb2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well except in this case it is all political gamemanship. In 2008 Obama released his 2000 - 2006 tax records. It now becomes an issue of transparency with Mitt being less transparent than Obama.
With all the crap Republicans have been saying about Obama and transparency, how will it play with their candidate being less transparent than Obama?
OKB it’s this easy Mitt will release more Tax Returns when Obama Releases his College Transcripts now that’s Fairness!! OKB will you join me in demanding Obama to release his College Transcripts!! Let’s not forget Obama made the Pledge that his Administration would be the most Transparent Administration in History, remember Obama receive his Transparency Award behind Closed Doors!! I guess that’s one of those Liberals/Democrats thing “ Do as I Say not as I Do”…Right!!

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