Skip to comments.Howard Dean: Yeah, Harry Reid has some credibility issues now, huh?
Posted on 09/22/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The admission only comes after about a full minute of teeth-pulling from CNBCs Joe Kernen, and only after Howard Dean tries to keep impugning Mitt Romneys integrity, but even the former DNC chair has to grudgingly acknowledge that the game is all but up for Harry Reid and his baseless, reckless charges of tax fraud. Dean halfheartedly trots out the complaint that Romney lied by overpaying his taxes, but Kernen laughs him into a rather lengthy silence (transcript by The Daily Caller):
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KERNEN: Governor, my first question is youve seen these now my very first question, Im going to ask this a lot tonight. Youve got a guy in society who paid $2 million in taxes, gave $4 million to charity. Should we, A) wish we had more guys like this in society or B) wish we didnt have any guys like this in society? Is he a net positive if you pay $2 million in taxes? His overall rate on what he either gave to charity or taxes is about 40 percent. Governor, good or bad?
DEAN: Thats not the issue. The issue is how truthful is he and the problem is he did go back and manipulate the tax rate list in the past year. And NBC ran a clip on the evening news tonight of him saying I dont know, last July or something
KERNEN: Is that right? I know where youre going.
DEAN: if I paid more taxes than I should have Im not qualified to be president. Well, he did.
KERNEN: So he paid more, so you guys are going to now nail him on paying more taxes than he had to when he just stays within the law and pays what hes supposed to pay by law? You dont like that and you accuse him of evasion and paying no taxes; now that he paid less than he had to, now youll get him on that? Thats a gotcha moment, Howard?
DEAN: The issue is his credibility. He should have showed the tax returns.
KERNEN: Hows Harry Reids credibility at this point?
DEAN: Id say its in some trouble, but Id say Mitts not out of the woods yet.
Later, Kernen teases Dean by noting his lengthy silence, and Dean responds by saying that the Obama campaign doesnt begrudge Romney his wealth and James Pethokoukis cant restrain his laughter, saying the campaign is all about begrudging wealth, especially Romneys. Stick around for American Crossroads Jonathan Collegio, who wins the argument at the end of this excerpt by pointing out the political news of the day on the two major occasions when Team Obama attacked Romney for his tax returns.
When did he not have credibility issues?/
Rush will have a ball with this.
Mitt Romney: Walking the walk on the Buffet rule.
Harry Reid is a complete Fu——g Moron.
The correct response from the Republicans the next time the Democrats "demand" to see anything, is to laugh in their faces and say, "You've got to be kidding!"
... as well as a complete fudging Mormon. All the Mormons I personally know are decent, truthful people, and show a lot of consideration and respect for their fellow humans. How did Harry Reid become such an unethical, vicious, lying creep having grown up in that religion?
Joe Kernan is pretty consistently conservative.
“Harry Reid is a complete Fug Moron.”
Welllll........yeeees, but he is also a pitiful, virtueless, amoral, empty-souled political whore MORON, who has repeatedly shown that he will say or do ANYTHING to try to hold onto his gig!
Harry Reid has taken a page from Obama. When failing, double down.
Does that idiot NOT KNOW that Romney paid ESTIMATED taxes each quarter? Can Dean really be that stupid?
PAY MORE THAN YOU OWE = REFUND
PAY LESS THAN YOU OWE = SEND CHECK FOR DIFFERENCE