I Take Back Everything Awful I’ve Ever Said About Harry Reid

July 31, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh Harry, this is brilliant.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.

Oh snap, now Romney has to release his tax return to prove Harry wrong.

So now Romney is trapped between the devil and … well, the other devil.

Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

“Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?

Hell’s bells are ringing, Mitt, so what ya gonna do?  Reid’s not saying you’re a tax cheat but why else wouldn’t you release the returns?  I mean, after all that la-te-da over Obama’s birth certificate?

I believe the ball’s in your court, Mr. Romney.

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21 Comments to “I Take Back Everything Awful I’ve Ever Said About Harry Reid”

  1. It’s nice isn’t it? You take that 30% of your income that other people pay in taxes, invest it, make more money, repeat for 10 years, and then claim you’re wealthy through your grit and determination. If I had an extra 30% every year for the last 10 years to invest and reinvest, I might not have Mitt money, but I’d have some kick back and sit-a-spell money.

  2. They couldn’t have picked a better person to squeeze Mitt than Aw Shucks Harry. Low talker, fellow Mormon and the least likely Karl Rove devotee (maybe not).

    I have laughed at this too much tonight.

  3. Oops!!! I think Reid let the cat out of the bag! This is definitely something Romney didn’t want the public to know about. I believe this story because something about it is similar to the “Boston Globe’s” last piece about Romney having been at Bain after 1999. The Globe got it’s information from people who had worked at Bain with Romney. They provided the confidential information because they’d been granted anonymity by the Globe. These are the reasons I find Senator Reid’s latest revelations so believable.

  4. I love this. And Reid’s the perfect hit man, for all the reasons Angela said. Let him carry some water this time.

  5. ks sunflower says:

    Well done, Harry, well done.

    Now, if the media will keep up the drum beat and the people start signing petitions, Mitt will have no choice.

    We have to ensure that this topic is not scuttled off to oblivion in the next three months.

  6. That’s what I thought – it may not be true about the ten years – but the rumor will keep going until he produces them.

    However, I bet there are some years he did not pay anything – just probably not ten.

    Here is my next guess: He will release select years and they will not be continuous. He thinks we are so stupid that he will most likely release the best 3 or so – and they will NOT be the last there prior to what has been given.

    Well played, Speaker.

  7. Jeannie O'Halloran says:

    Hate to burst everyone’s bubbles, but us “temporarily embarrassed (non)millionaires” expect any day now, any day now, we will want Mitt’s tax lawyer’s phone number. So I suspect some of us dumb asses don’t give a snap if he didn’t pay any taxes.
    Not that I am temporarily a non-millionaire.

  8. Sam in Kyle says:

    Mitt, “Rafalca ate my tax returns.”

  9. That sure made me smile! Yup, the ball’s in Mitt’s court all right. Sure would be great to prove.

  10. Harry has a pair! That’s good news after all these years of his barely speaking loud enough to be heard.

  11. Ellen Childress says:

    Harry Reid is no man’s fool. Looks as if he very deftly has made a fool of Romney. This little play could make some of the unbearable dragging on of this campaign easier to endure.

  12. When they announce Romney’s VP selection, you know that the press is going to ask that selection how many years of tax return did you provide to Romney. The press is going to have fun with this nominee because there is no good answer. If he (the nominee) provided more than one years worth of returns, then the press will tell Romney that they need more returns. If the VP nominee only provided a single years worth of returns, then the press can say that Romney is doing a bad job of vetting this selection

  13. Well said, all of you, but I don’t think Mitt can afford, under ANY pressure to release those returns, and I believe Harry Reid is right about them. How will the public react if he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years? I’ll bet his tax team had a real field day during the financial crisis — lots of “losses” and no taxes. I hope this gets fun.

  14. In the end, it won’t matter:
    1) remember Shrub and the whole “did he serve or didn’t he?”
    and the DWI question?
    2) those supporting Mittens think taxes are an un-necessary evil, anyway; they don’t want to pay, either.
    3) come the conventions, the press will have moved on to something else. Perhaps Michelle and Anne will wear really expensive gowns to the conventions. Or, perhaps another advisor will invite the press to kiss his donkey. More likely, Faux News will break a story about O’Bama being a left-wing, muslim-loving, foreign-born, super-duper-secret agent of something or other.
    No. The Romney’s tax issue will not be there come November.

  15. And when somebody starts in on the nonsense of Obama’s sealed records, his Selective Service # is 61-1125539-1

    And this answers the other nonsense about his mysterious past.


  16. gidget commando says:

    Mitt, bubbie, a bit of advice. You ever hear the saying about poker games, “If you can’t tell who the mark is at the table, it’s you”? Don’t ever play high stakes poker with a senator from Nevada. You know, home of LAS VEGAS? I’m just sayin’.

  17. Roger N. Kirkman says:

    Releasing selected years is one of the few cards Romney can play. Anyone keeping several years’ worth of some multi-national corporations’ annual reports can see that some of the prior year-on-year numbers change to hide boo-boos. Some will fall for this ruse. “Hey, he released 2002 and 2004 to satisfy you lamestream vultures. Give this guy a break!”

  18. Uncle Dave says:

    Maybe Romney does not want to disclose his actual income because he has lied about tithing 10%, and he does not want to disclose that ugly truth to his fellow Latter-day Saints.

  19. Now, well all have gritted and griped about Good Ole Harry for the past 4 years, but he is brilliant – Harry does not “rumor lightly” and he has any opportunity to do so-I woke up this morning to this little tidbit right here in the Land of VolunteeriBagEvaneliban and it might be one clue: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/01/619841/tennessee-state-rep-claims-obama-will-fake-assassination-to-prevent-an-election

    I just got off the phone with 23 yro Frankie Anderson, very nice kid – does not even work for this Bagger – that whole staff is hiding under the rocks today and he is stuck answering the phone, saying, “Yes, ma’am” a WHOLE LOT.

    I am waiting for Noon news here in Music City, maybe the local police just have not found Rep. Moron yet, he is likely still in his truck, drunk as a skunk, outside some bar with a loaded gun in his lap like Rep. Curry Todd last summer! You just cannot make this up.

  20. Hold on just a minute. Maybe Romney needs that money. I mean, in 2010 took a $77,000 loss on his horse business and had to write it off his taxes.

  21. publius bolonius says:

    It does make you wonder what could possibly be in those returns that would be worse than the rampant speculation.

    My 2 cents: Romney’s offshore accounts swollen by the fed cash intended for the SLC Olympics. I know, he “returned” $10mil to the Treasury but he started with $1 billion +. Lotsa room for a bit of friendly corruption there.