What do they know that we don't, seeing that they spent the Sunday morning shows bellyaching about Senator Reid's suggestion that Romney may not have paid 10 years of tax returns?
If they don't know anything more than the rest of us how can they know that Reid is lying?
"On the Sunday talk shows, Republicans expressed outrage over Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) unsubstantiated claim that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years, flatly accusing the Senate majority leader of lying."
'On ABC’s “This Week,” an incensed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Reid a “dirty liar,” saying he “complains about people with money but lives in the Ritz Carlton here down the street.”
“It’s ridiculous, it’s wrong, it’s untrue, and it’s just going to hurt the president,” he said of the claim, accusing President Obama of inciting “division and hatred.”
Nice try Reince, but do you really expect us to believe that if that were true you would want Reid to stop? Let's face it, we know it is hurting someone and that someone is not the President.
"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Reid’s accusation “is so out of bounds.”
“I think he’s lying about his statement — knowing something about Romney’s [taxes],” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think he’s created an issue here. I think he’s making things up at a time when the country is just about to fall apart.”
Ah. You "think" he's lying. That doesn't sound any more substantiated than Senator Reid's comments.
On CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell called Reid’s charge “reckless and slanderous.”
The one thing that Graham said that's undeniable, is that Reid has created an issue here that hasn't so much "torn the nation to part" as "brought the nation together" in believing that Romney is hiding something and needs to release his tax returns. The GOP doesn't want this nation brought together because if they do it will be at their expense.
While Senator Reid's comments are not substantiated neither is Romney's insistence that he has "paid taxes, lots and lots of taxes."
So are the denials and fury of the GOPers on display this Sunday morning. So, yes. Reid has "created an issue here" but ironically the GOP is now making that issue more potent by discussing it so publicly. This tells us that this issue is not going away anytime soon.
What do they even have a problem with? They've already urged Romney to release his taxes? Now they are trying to run defense for him but this will only exacerbate the issue. This is more and more turning out to be a genius move by Reid, truly inspired.