The first week in July, the RNC’s own Reince Priebus went on Fox “News” Sunday and said the president “isn’t living on planet Earth,” repeatedly criticized the last four years as a “misery,” and called Obama “the most divisive, nasty, negative campaigner” in the nation’s history. Today he went on ABC’s This Week to call Harry Reid a “dirty liar.”
You know what, Reince Priebus? Have Mitt Romney PROVE Harry Reid’s a dirty liar.
Reid Spokesman Adam Jentleson struck back at Priebus by calling Romney “the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon,” and went on to say it’s sad that Romney has “forced his party to defend his decision to hide the truth about his tax returns..”
Republicans can try to cover up for Mitt Romney’s stonewalling all they want, but this issue is not going away until Romney decides to be straight with the American people and release his tax returns. It is sad that the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon has forced his party to defend his decision to hide the truth about his tax returns. As Senator Reid has said, an extremely credible source informed him that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for ten years. From the one year of returns Romney has released, we’ve seen that he uses secret offshore accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands to avoid paying U.S. taxes. It’s clear Mitt Romney is hiding something, and the only way for him to clear this up is to be straight with the American people and release his tax returns.
How on earth the GOP voting base can be satisfied by this level of secrecy and dishonesty in their presidential candidate is really a testament to their own levels of pathological ideology trumping everything else that should matter to Americans. Keep defending the indefensible and see how far that gets you.