As Fox News reported last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—again—went onto the Senate floor and accused Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney of not having paid any taxes for a decade.
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.
Never mind that the “word is out” because it’s Reid putting it out. And that Reid refuses to identify his “source.” But I have to wonder: is Reid’s source President Obama?
And then there’s this:
House Democrats’ campaign arm is retracting claims it made that Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a prominent Republican donor, was financially tied to prostitution—claims it now says “were untrue and unfair.”
The retraction comes after Adelson’s lawyer sent a letter last month to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee asking it to “retract and apologize for” what it called defamatory and libelous claims that Adelson, who heads Las Vegas Sands Corp, encouraged and profited from prostitution in Macau and donated “Chinese prostitution money” to Republican leaders.
Of course, it’s an easy retraction to make, now that they’ve done the smear and caused the damage. It’s of a piece, too, with the smears the Democrats do, generally, on those who support people and causes of which they disapprove.
But it’s all part of the tactic President Obama’s campaign mouthpiece David Axelrod so dishonestly first put into play in the 2010 election campaign, when he asked why the US Chamber of Commerce was using foreign funding for campaign matters—which would have been a felony, if true—and then refused to cite any evidence. He just asks questions, he said; it’s on his targets to prove their innocence.
Evidently, this is the level of integrity to which we can look forward from the Democrats this campaign season.