Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not exactly the picture of morality, but his latest attack on Mitt Romney takes despicable to a whole new level.
Reid told the Huffington Post yesterday that a man claiming to be a Bain Capital investor called his office and told his staff that Romney has not paid his taxes in 10 years.
“Now, that’s a pretty incredible statement,” an appalled Glenn said on radio this morning. “If that were true, then Mitt Romney would be going away in handcuffs right now and you know what? It’s not even a political enemy. If the guy hasn’t paid his taxes in 10 years, he should go to jail. Shouldn’t he? Shouldn’t he?”
The IRS doesn’t give anyone break, and it is safe to assume that someone like Mitt Romney, who is making tens of millions of dollars a year, wouldn’t be able to fly under the radar and avoid paying his taxes.
Reid and his staff have refused to release the name of the individual who called their office, and Reid himself said that he has not substantiated the person’s claim. That hasn’t stopped him, however, from dragging Romney through the mud.
“Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Sen. Reid told the Huffington Post. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
“That’s unbelievable,” Stu responded.
When Glenn uncovered that Van Jones was a founding member of the communist revolutionary group, STORM, he was accused of being a liar. Never mind the fact that Glenn had proof from Van Jones’ own writings – Glenn was portrayed an evil right winger looking to attack an innocent man.
“Are you kidding me,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “And they said we were smearing [Van Jones] and now look what they’re doing to Mitt Romney. It’s despicable, Harry Reid. It is despicable and I know I will have to answer for things.”
Reid took the attack one step further, telling the Huffington Post that Romney’s father, former Michigan governor and presidential candidate, George Romney, “must be so embarrassed about his son.”
“I don’t agree with Mitt Romney, but he is a good, honorable, decent man. I can tell you that. He is a good, decent, honorable man,” Glenn said. “And for Harry Reid, of all people, to come out and say, George Romney would sure be disappointed in him – can you imagine saying that about your father, your dead father?”
“[Reid’s] either a bad guy or he’s senile at this point,” Stu added. “I mean, he says so many crazy things and he says so many things that you’re just, like, what is this guy doing?”
“Harry, Harry, please, for your soul, Harry, get out of Washington or get down on your knees and ask God to enlighten you on this,” Glenn said. “You can disagree with politics. We can disagree. You can disagree. We can fight it out, duke it out, fight strong, but this is way beyond. This is way beyond decency, way beyond.”