Harry Reid refuses to back down from his claim that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years
Earlier this week Harry Reid made a claim, based on no evidence and with only some anonymous source, that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years. He was asked if he wanted to walk back this baseless claim and not only did he refuse to do so, he actually doubled down on the accusation.
I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,” Reid said in a telephone call with Nevada reporters. “I have had a number of people tell me that”
When asked to reveal these phantom whistleblowers Harry Reid refused to do so and then he said something that I found most interesting:
“I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”
Harry Reid believes that just because he accused somebody of doing–or in this case, not doing–something, without any proof, that is now up to the accused to prove what he said is false, if he does not answer the question it must be an admission of guilt. Yet Harry Reid doesn’t believe he needs to offer any proof to back up what he is saying, in fact he seemed a little indignant that he would be asked to prove what he is claiming is the truth. What I said in my previous post on this issue is true, in today’s political world a person is guilty until proven innocent and not the other way around as it is supposed to be.
When a person is accused of a crime some evidence is supposed to be brought forth to back up the claim, at that point it is up to the individual to prove his or her innocence. But Harry Reid believes anybody can throw anything out there without any proof and the person must prove the claims are false just because the question has been asked, no matter how outrageous that claim may be. Rumors and speculation are now fair game.
Having said that, I have heard a few rumors as well, so following Harry Reid’s lead, there are a few issues I believe Barack Obama needs to address:
I heard a rumor about Barack Obama engaging in sexual favors with Larry Sinclair while smoking crack with him in the back of a taxi cab while he was a sitting state senator in Illinois.
I heard a rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
I heard a rumor that the Birth Certificate Barack Obama released to prove he wasn’t born in Kenya was forged.
I heard a rumor that Frank Marshall Davis is Barack Obama’s real father and is listed as such on the Birth Certificate.
I heard a rumor that Barack Obama is listed as ‘white’ on his Birth Certificate because the only relatives present at his birth was his white mother and white grandmother.
I heard a rumor Barack Obama has a Connecticut Social Security Number even though he never lived in that state.
I heard a rumor that Barack Obama renounced his United States citizenship so he could attend a madrassa in Indonesia.
I heard a rumor that Barack Obama entered the most elite colleges in America because he was listed as a foreign exchange student.
I heard a rumor that Barack Obama signed a paper pledging support for Black Liberation Theory when he attended Reverend Wright’s church.
Do I have proof of any of this? No, but to paraphrase Harry Reid, I don’t think the burden of proof should be on me. It should be on him because he is the one whom I alleged did all these things. I haven’t written much about these issues simply because they are rumors, speculation, and conspiracy theories but now that Harry Reid has decided rumors are fair game all bets are off.
Barack Obama, are these rumors true? It is time you answered these questions and if you do not it is proof you are guilty, right Harry?
Two can play at this game…..