The blogosphere is a buzz with Republican Tea Party (GOTP) National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ manly attack on United States Senator Harry Reid on Sunday, while attempting to defend GOTP presidential wonder boy Willard Mitt Romney’s reluctance to release any tax records, at one point calling the Senate majority leader a “dirty liar” for his accusation Willard hasn’t paid any taxes for more than ten years.
“As far as Harry Reid is concerned, listen, I know you might want to go down that road. I’m not going to respond to a dirty liar,” Priebus told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. “If that’s on the agenda, I’m not going go there. This is just a made-up issue,” Priebus declared while prancing down the very road he claimed he wasn’t going to go down.
“You’re saying you’re not going to go down that road?” Stephanopoulos responded. “You just called him a dirty liar. You stand by that — you think Harry Reid is a dirty liar?”
“I just said it,” Priebus said.
Senator Reid has said he’d heard from an early Bain Capital investor who claimed Willard didn’t pay taxes for a decade; and while an ever increasing number of politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling on Romney to release more of his tax returns so as to dispel the rumor, Priebus continued to respond.
“I think this president has a problem with the American dream,” he mewed. “That he would trot out Harry Reid and try to divide this country and spread this division and hatred, it’s ridiculous, it’s wrong, it’s untrue.”
Democratic National Committee Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Romney could end all the discussion by releasing his returns.
“I do know that Mitt Romney could clear this up in 10 seconds by releasing the 23 years of tax returns that he gave to John McCain when he was being vetted for vice president, ” Wasserman Schultz said. “Because one year of tax returns, like he’s released, could just be for show.”
When Senator Reid went to the floor of the Senate this past week making his accusations, fellow Senator John McCain sat nearby; McCain has in his possession 23 years worth of Romney’s tax records, records he presumably looked at in 2008 while vetting Willard for his possible VP choice, and yet Senator McCain didn’t stand and dispute Reid’s claim. It’s all becoming “curiouser and curiouser!”