Calling Dusty Harry’s Bluff

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Filed Under POTUS on Aug 2 

Dusty Harry has taken it upon himself to carry 55 gallon drums of water for the current democratic party attack meme that Mitt Romney is hiding something deep within the dark recesses of his past tax returns. Rather than accept the fact that Mitt made more money before breakfast today than Dusty Harry will make in a lifetime, Dusty Harry has decided to start the rumor that Mitt is hiding the secret that he in fact paid no taxes at all over the past decade.

And the source for Dusty Harry’s accusation? Well, on Tuesday Dusty Harry cited a “Bain Capital Investor” who allegedly called Dusty Harry and told him Mitt “didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years”. Today Dusty Harry went on the floor of the US Senate and doubled down. Said Harry:

The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t. (Emphasis Added)


The “word” is out, Dusty Harry, because you put it out. Normally I would expect the “when did you stop beating your wife” question to come from an Obama campaign worker masquerading as an MSM journalist. I would not expect it to come from the Senate Majority Leader. One would think someone with as much corruption in his background as Dusty Harry would think twice before throwing baseless accusations around.

Yeah, Dear Reader, I’m calling Dusty Harry a liar. Were this not a PG rated blog I would throw some colorful descriptive metaphors in front of the term “liar”.

Memo to the (less than) Honorable Senator Reid: I’m calling you out. Please provide the name and contact information for this “Bain Capital Investor” so this accusation of yours (and his) can be verified or more likely disproven as factually deficient in every aspect. Short of that, I would ask you to get your sorry carcass back to the Senate floor and do something remotely resembling the job you were sent there to do. If you’ve lost track of exactly what that is, you might want to start with something basic – like passing a frakking budget for the first time in over three years.

Now, a little bird insinuated to me via the Interwebs that Dusty Harry owes several million dollars to dozens of casinos and similar houses of ill repute across Nevada. This source has at least as much credibility as Dusty Harry’s “Bain Capital Investor”. Thus I, like Dusty Harry, am “not certain it’s true.” Never the less, I think said rumor should be investigated due to the severity of the charge. Sauce for the goose, Senator Reid.

Comments

  • Steve M.

    As much as I hate this line of attack for the Democrats and as much as I think it’s pointless and a waste … I actually think this is a brilliant strategy by Sen. Reid.
    If you can make the public believe something because they haven’t seen otherwise, you all but force Romney to release the returns. Reid has, by mere accusation, shifted the burden of proof (in the court of public opinion) to Romney.

  • Steve M.

    As much as I hate this line of attack for the Democrats and as much as I think it’s pointless and a waste … I actually think this is a brilliant strategy by Sen. Reid.
    If you can make the public believe something because they haven’t seen otherwise, you all but force Romney to release the returns. Reid has, by mere accusation, shifted the burden of proof (in the court of public opinion) to Romney.

  • German Observer

    Jon, the alternative to your rampage against Senator Reid would be to ask Romney to release his tax returns.

    • Cordeiro

      To what end, my German friend? We’ll learn that Mitt Romney made an enormous amount of money during whatever time period the returns cover. We’ll also learn he paid an enormous amount of taxes during the same time period. He could release all his tax returns dating back to the time he ran the corner lemonade stand and Dusty Harry and Company will demand more.

      That said, I again call on the Senate Majority Leader to release a detailed financial statement proving he doesn’t owe millions of dollars to casinos and other houses of ill repute in Nevada.

  • German Observer

    Jon, the alternative to your rampage against Senator Reid would be to ask Romney to release his tax returns.

    • Cordeiro

      To what end, my German friend? We’ll learn that Mitt Romney made an enormous amount of money during whatever time period the returns cover. We’ll also learn he paid an enormous amount of taxes during the same time period. He could release all his tax returns dating back to the time he ran the corner lemonade stand and Dusty Harry and Company will demand more.

      That said, I again call on the Senate Majority Leader to release a detailed financial statement proving he doesn’t owe millions of dollars to casinos and other houses of ill repute in Nevada.