Democrats and Their Imaginary Friends, Part 7487: Harry Reid Says Some Guy Told Him Mitt Paid Zero Taxes

As I have often noted, democrats have a long history of creating imaginary friends. From John Edwards’ “Loretta,” to Chuck Schumer’s “Baileys,” to the Obama campaign’s cartoon “Julia,” they seem to have an endless supply. Their constant resort to fake people isn’t just amusing. It’s essential. The policies they advocate are at war with reality and common sense, so they must concoct fairy tales in which they actually work, and which help them further their political objectives.

The latest example comes from the clown Sen. Harry Reid, he of “on-off Negro” dialect fame. Apparently determined to outdo Sen. Dick Durbin in the category “Biggest National Embarrassment by a U.S. Senator,” he has discovered another imaginary friend, several actually. This latest incident isn’t the first time Sen. Reid has told us a story about an imaginary friend. Remember Devon, the 10-year-old who wanted to gr From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

In an interview published Tuesday, Reid said an investor in Bain Capital, the former private equity firm of the Republican presidential candidate, told him in a phone call that Romney had paid zero taxes.

“Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid told the Huffington Post, declining to identify his source. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”

He’s not sure it’s true, but why not say it? Sort of like ABC “News” employees Brian Ross and George Stephanapolous speculating about the identity of the Aurora Colorado shooter’s membership in the Tea Party, while admitting that they didn’t know whether what they were saying was true, slandering a law-abiding citizen in the process. Senator Reid wasn’t finished. Yesterday, he continued: 

On Wednesday, Reid stuck to his story, and broadened it.

“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.”

Asked to elaborate on his sources, Reid declined. “No, that’s the best you’re going to get from me.”

“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?”

You’re absolutely right, Senator Reid, and that reminds me of something. Someone called me and told me that you like to have sex with little boys in the shower at the Capitol gym. A number of people have told me that. I don’t have to say who called me. Why should the burden be on me? You’re the one I’ve alleged is a pedophile, so isn’t the burden on you to prove that you aren’t?

The desperation of this bunch gets more apparent with every passing day, and this embarrassing performance by this fool is only the latest example.

One more thing, though, Sen. Reid: since you famously told us that paying taxes is “voluntary,” does it really matter how much Gov. Romney paid, if anything?

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