Harry Reid’s Source is a Republican

Ryan Grim:

A top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) provided new details Wednesday on the identity of Reid’s source for the claim that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years. Romney has since called on Reid to release the name of the source.

“This person is an investor in Bain Capital, a Republican also, and somebody who has been dealing with Romney’s company for a long, long time and he has direct knowledge of this,” said Reid aide Jose Parra, referring to Romney’s tax returns.

Romney told ABC News that he would check his records to determine if he ever paid a lower rate than the 13.9 percent he paid in 2010. Despite requests from the network, however, Romney has yet to provide the information.


  1. Yeah, sure an investor in Bain has intimate knowledge of Romney’s personal tax returns. And over a 10 year period as well.

    Yep that sounds legitimate.

    Just fucking inane. You really need to ask at least one question before trotting stuff out.

    Forgot, you take orders.

    Good job here!

  2. Maybe it’s the tooth fairy? You do realize your McCain post is even more making shit up? The post you put up says a business investor, then when that’s shown to be nonsensical you make something else up.

    Well, I guess when you’re losing so badly you do anything to win, desperation has no limit.

    • Jon Geeting says:

      No reason a Bain investor couldn’t also have also been a Republican politico involved with the McCain team vetting VP candidates.

      • No reason to believe Barack Obama wasn’t born with a vagina and his parents decided to make him a boy either.

        You don’t really think that if Jose Parra had a McCain team member with this information he’d have said so? Add a little legitimacy to the claim?

        Face it, your side is making shit up.

        Here’s what’s going to happen – this will actually turn out to be a company that Bain owned that had losses and didn’t pay taxes for awhile. That will have been turned into “Romney didn’t pay….” It’s the same logical bullshit that gave us Romney killing that guy’s wife even though it was 5 years later and she had health care coverage in the intervening years.

        You’re this desperate?

        • Mitt’s cooked. Most people think he cheated. That’s the only reason to credit for his fall in every non-Rasmussen poll. He probably did too. If he didn’t pay zero in taxes, or do something illegal, he’d logically have released his taxes by now. This is a political killer for him. Besides, why wouldn’t we believe in Reid here? Two well-to-do Mormon guys who raise tons of money out west would run in the same circles. I’m sure Reid does talk to people about Romney.

  3. My point Junior is that no one shows anyone their tax returns. It flat doesn’t happen.

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