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Howard Dean: Yeah, Harry Reid has some credibility issues now, huh?
Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

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 CNBC’s Joe Kernen, and only after Howard Dean tries to keep impugning Mitt Romney’s 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):

(VIDEO AT LINK)

KERNEN: Governor, my first question is you’ve seen these now — my very first question, I’m going to ask this a lot tonight. You’ve 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 didn’t 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: That’s 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 don’t know, last July or something…

KERNEN: Is that right? I know where you’re going.

DEAN: …’if I paid more taxes than I should have I’m 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 he’s supposed to pay by law? You don’t like that and you accuse him of evasion and paying no taxes; now that he paid less than he had to, now you’ll get him on that? That’s a gotcha moment, Howard?

DEAN: The issue is his credibility. He should have showed the tax returns.

KERNEN: How’s Harry Reid’s credibility at this point?

DEAN: I’d say it’s in some trouble, but I’d say Mitt’s not out of the woods yet.

Later, Kernen teases Dean by noting his lengthy silence, and Dean responds by saying that the Obama campaign doesn’t begrudge Romney his wealth — and James Pethokoukis can’t restrain his laughter, saying the campaign is all about begrudging wealth, especially Romney’s. 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.


TOPICS: Nevada; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: charity; democrats; harryreid; howarddean; obama; romney; taxes
So even some of the presstitutes are abandoning the SS Fail Boat at this point?
1 posted on 09/22/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When did he not have credibility issues?/

lol


2 posted on 09/22/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Rush will have a ball with this.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!


4 posted on 09/22/2012 1:44:48 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney: Walking the walk on the Buffet rule.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 1:52:39 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harry Reid is a complete Fu——g Moron.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 1:54:50 PM PDT by chatham
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The pure gall of the Democrats to demand to see anything of anybody, when they pay millions to hide every word of Obama's background. What hypocrites!

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!"

7 posted on 09/22/2012 1:56:31 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: chatham
Harry Reid is a complete Fu——g Moron.

... 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?

8 posted on 09/22/2012 2:08:59 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joe Kernan is pretty consistently conservative.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 2:30:43 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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“Harry Reid is a complete Fu——g 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!


10 posted on 09/22/2012 3:53:16 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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Harry Reid has taken a page from Obama. When failing, double down.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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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


12 posted on 09/22/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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