The Reid Smear: Vermin Droppings

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Harry Reid beats his wife.

The Senate majority leader also leaves restaurants without paying his bill.

And the Democrat of Nevada lets his dog poop in his neighbor’s yard and never cleans it up.

We don’t know any of this to be true, mind you. But we have heard these allegations. From whom? Sorry, we’re not in the habit of revealing our sources.

Of course, it’s up to Mr. Reid to prove otherwise.

Reid doubled-down last week on his allegation that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did not pay any federal taxes for a 10-year period. An unnamed investor with Bain Capital, Mr. Romney’s former company, told him so, Reid said.

And, he added, it’s now up to Mr. Romney to disprove the anonymous and undocumented charge.

“So the word is out that (Romney) hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years,” Reid said from the Senate floor, rhetorically elevating a smear to a faux fact like so many vermin droppings. “Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

Romney denies the charge. “It’s time for Harry to put up or shut up” and produce proof of his allegation, he said.

Expect that to happen on the same day that Harry Reid actually is arrested for beating his wife, for not paying his restaurant tab and letting Fido do the big No. 2 in the neighbor’s yard.

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