Fast becoming the honey badger of American politics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has officially stopped caring about what people think of his charge that a totally-real-and-credible-but-secret source told him that Mitt Romney hasn't released more of his tax returns because he didn't pay taxes for 10 years…
The source said Reid is "happy to mix it up and put this back in the news" and added the "finger waggers of the Acela corridor won't dissuade him from speaking his mind."
Reid, the source said, is unconcerned about the hits he is taking on making unsubstantiated claims, because the Democratic base is fired up. The source says they know that anecdotally. It's not an accident that Reid said this to the Huffington Post, a friendly outlet, and did so as Romney was returning from his overseas trip.
In response to Reid's rumor mongering in the Huffington Post, conservative activists were quick to point out that Reid was being Wrong on the Internet, and launched a hashtag – #HarryReidisaPederast — asking Reid to definitively disprove that he is not a sex murderer. Increasingly, a Google search reveals that Reid's name is synonymous with a frothy mix of wild allegations and unrestrained partisanship.
Nevertheless, Obama-supporters are keen to keep Romney's tax returns in the news, even if the media cycle is fed by Reid's unsubstantiated sourcing. Which is a little unfair — it's not like the other side ever made baseless accusation against our Muslim, Kenyan, socialist president.
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Tags: Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Money, Taxes