Well, Harry Reid certainly isn’t happy today — is he ever, and how would we know? — but he’s not angry with his super-secret source who had him convinced Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for the last 10 years. His anger is still reserved for Romney, who has not only sullied the Mormon religion, but has somehow manipulated the tax return he released today.

No longer able to sell the narrative that Romney hasn’t paid taxes for a decade (a suggestion he repeated just two days ago on the Senate floor), Reid has moved on to float another conspiracy. In a statement today, Reid says the new information only “raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated?”

Reid’s statement reads, in part:

The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people – and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements. That raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated? We already know Romney has money in tax havens in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. What we don’t know is why he refuses to be straight with the American people about the choices he’s made in his financial life. When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president? Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking. The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes.

Reid sure does like to ask questions. We have questions too, like, when will the American people see your budget?

https://twitter.com/dfhaughey/status/249270274770489345

Don’t hold your breath for that apology.

  • http://twitter.com/CB_IA Cbfordz

    All I know is Mitt Romney DID pay taxes which disproves Harry’s imaginary friend’s story. But what is still up for debate is…wait for it…is Harry Reid a pederast or not? Until he proves otherwise, we will assume that, in addition to being a liar, #HaeeyReidIsAPederast. Oh, yes I did!

    • Orangeone

      And he paid over $1 million. How much did Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pay? I’m betting ZERO.

  • Jamie Wilson

    If I had an employee who continually obsessed on whether or not another potential employee had paid a bill instead of doing the job he was hired to do – well, I guess it’d be time to let him go.

    Does ANYTHING the conservatives say EVER satisfy these people?

    • Aestro

      Most employers check credit reports on employees to determine how much of a risk they are for theft. If there’s potential that a President would influence taxes to benefit his own situation or his connections, that is a concern. I haven’t seen Romney’s records prior to 2010 yet, but so far he seems clean.

      • Michael Rice

        He claimed Romney paid no taxes. That is the issue. And please, manipulate taxes to benefit connections…yeah, ok.

        • Aestro

          And Reid was wrong. I’m not disputing that. He owes Romney an apology. But yes, politicians do things specifically for their donors and those that otherwise support them. I don’t think that’s a ground-breaking revelation.

      • Catchance

        It wasn’t that Reid just wanted to SEE his taxes… he claimed that Romney hadn’t PAID any, and now is claiming that he manipulated them. What I’d like to see is Reid’s taxes, and how he got so wealthy on the taxpayers’ dime during the 25 years he’s been in the Senate, and the 4 years before that in the House.

      • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

        All presidential candidates are required to produce a birth certificate before they run for president. Can you explain why it took Obama years *after* he was elected to produce his?

        • Aestro

          It didn’t. He produced it in June 2008. Then some on the right called it fake because it’s easier to cling to a lie than admit you’re wrong.

          • Penmar

            He did not produce a birth cert, he produced a certificate of live birth, there is a difference, the second is not a legal means of proving birth. And I know this because both of my daughters were issued the latter and I had to order actual birth certificates for them

    • Orangeone

      No but it detracts from the miserable economy and the embassy murders and the WH cover-up of F&F, Solyndra, LightSquared and all the other green energy O’Bambi buddies that received our tax dollars for getting him elected.

  • Tee Thompson

    Such sickness of the liberals doesn’t deserve any replies or attention….go suck some lemons

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.ellis.946179 Tom Ellis

    When are we going to see his taxes before he was running for president:
    Answer: the same day obama produces his real birth cert, his college transcripts, papers he wrote at Harvard….
    Wow that was just too easy dingy harry.

    • Karl Morey

      Was going to say that Obama waited FAR longer to release anything birth certificate-related. So if Reid thinks Romney has faked his returns to be pretty, wouldn’t he logically think that Obama’s certificate is equally, if not more, fake?

      Of course not, but that’s the logic implied, isn’t it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/becky.reven Becky Reven

        Couldn’t agree more! I was just thinking the same thing! Well put!

      • http://www.facebook.com/becky.reven Becky Reven

        Couldn’t agree more! I was just thinking the same thing! Well put!

    • Karl Morey

      Was going to say that Obama waited FAR longer to release anything birth certificate-related. So if Reid thinks Romney has faked his returns to be pretty, wouldn’t he logically think that Obama’s certificate is equally, if not more, fake?

      Of course not, but that’s the logic implied, isn’t it?

    • Aestro

      Obama has released his birth certificate and so has the state of Hawaii. Shut up about it. You’re hanging yourself on your own stubbornness. Reid either needs to show his sources or shut up about it. Idiots like yourself need to shut up about the birth certificate – it was never an issue for 75% of the country, and it reflects extremely poorly on the paranoid rest of you.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Ouch. Somebody got hit in his widdle sensitive spot….and for what it’s worth, I’d just like to see the college records unsealed… Or will Hawaii magically “manipulate” those too?

        • Aestro

          Yes, because of idiots like yourself that refuse to admit you’re wrong in any situation. You cling onto conspiracy theories and when proven wrong time and time again only make up other stories, plug your ears and scream like children. You have no concept of things actually wrong in the country and certainly no ideas of how to fix them. All you have are attacks and rumor-mongering. Negativity. More than anything it’s people like you that are destroying this country because you’ve made it impossible to sit down with someone with a different ideology than my own and have a reasonable conversation like adults. You don’t care about this country, only about winning the next election and smearing anyone on the other side.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wave.walton Wave Walton

            I’m sure it will be conspiracy theory time also when the communist anti-american traior is voted out of the white house.

          • Penmar

            We don’t need to smear the other side, Aestro, you are doing that all by yourselves, take good ole Harry for instance, he sounds like a nut job, talk about conspiracy theories. Then there is “I’ll fix it in 3 yrs or I’m one a term President”, oops, I meant 8 yrs and two terms, and then there is They voted me in because I’m an outsider, but I couldn’t change it from the inside. Fast and Furious started 9 months after I was in office but it’s Bush’s fault. Don’t worry about the 16 trillion in the hole we are, short-term we are fine. Oh and lets not forget the best one, We Americans didn’t build that, someone else did it for us. And we are all perfectly aware of what is wrong with this country, for the last 3 and 1/2 years we’ve been manipulated and lied to and treated as though we are imbeciles and called racists, domestic terrorist and horrible other names because we don’t like what our President is doing and saying. Because we don’t like the trillions he’s throwing away that our children and their children are going to be responsible for paying. So yes, we certainly do know what is going on in this country and we know whom we would like to fix it. As for the rumor mongering, what exactly do you think Harry Reid is doing, huh? But that’s different isn’t it! As to the negativity, I can’t think of a single person more negative than Obama, who tells women we don’t want them to have birth control or that the ‘rich’ aren’t paying enough money into the I wanna shop til I drop Obama coffers or that we are all racists and against blacks or Hispanics because we don’t want to vote for him or criticize his actions while in office . We don’t care who takes birth control and who doesn’t, but we should not have to pay for someone who chooses to have sex and make themselves vulnerable to a possible pregnancy. I am not rich by any means, but I also don’t think it’s the responsibility of the rich man next door to take care of me because I decide not to work as hard as he does or choose to work in a position that doesn’t pay what another job might pay. Nor do I begrudge people who need help the help they need, whether it be medical or groceries or rent or utilities. And if you want to see some real negativity and hatefulness, trying reading some of Roseann Barr’s tweets or Jason what’s his name from the Mutant Ninja Turtles, or how about that new video from Sarah Silverman or Micheal Moore’s rants or Ellen Barkin’s rants. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, Aestro.

          • Catchance

            Woo Hoo! Awesome reply, MPR. The only thing I could think of that you left out was how the White House tap danced and spun for a week about what really happened in Benghazi, and tried to blame it on the poor clod who made that movie.

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            Yes…*please* take Reid!!

          • nc

            Preach it!

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            For a guy whose account is all of what–two days old, you sure are thin-skinned. Bless your heart. I was merely mocking you. Looks like it worked.

            Even so, feel free to continue with your own: attacks, rumor-mongering, childishness, negativity, and smears. Hmmmmm looks like those 3 fingers are pointing back at you big time!

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            I can walk upstairs and pull out all the paperwork on my husband, my kids, and me — and our two cats, even. Obama, in contrast, couldn’t produce his own birth certificate *for years.* He wouldn’t have done so if the American public hadn’t continued to hound him. And that, my dear, is why it was, and is, and will always be, an issue.

      • Michael Rice

        He waited forever to release soemthing as simple as a birth certificate. That is the point. I guarantee it was an issue for far mroe than 25 percent of teh country.

      • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

        75%? Um, where did you get that number? Do you need to wipe off that statistic before you show it to me?

  • mdg

    Release the tax returns that we *really* want to see, 2005-2009, Mr. Romney.

    If you are looking for a way to reboot your campaign, this would be it.

    Show everyone that, indeed, there is nothing to hide.

    Now THAT would really change the momentum of the campaign to your advantage.

    This is the single issue for which you have never once flip-flopped. Why? It makes voters wonder.

    Mr. Romney, you are running for President of the United States.
    This is a position of Trust.
    Ronald Reagan said, “Trust but Verify.”
    Mr. Romney has said, “Trust me,” re his tax returns.
    It is not unreasonable for voters to want to “Verify.

    The longer you delay, Mr. Romney, the more suspicious it appears.

    Obama released 8 years of tax returns
    GW Bush 10 years
    Clinton 12 years
    GHW Bush 14 years
    George Romney 12 years.

    What is the problem, Mr. Romney? Release your tax returns.

    • J. Cox

      Really?Just keep digging because you WANT to find something..anything.This just makes you taxers look even more pathetic.

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      Stfu about tax returns. No one cares, it is only a red herring. Move on or forward or out.

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      Stfu about tax returns. No one cares, it is only a red herring. Move on or forward or out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HWRGNSZMEVZXQTDGCUC6IR7NTA JohnFLob

      If trust is so important perhaps you, in your enlightened and superior moral station in life, could persuade Mr. Obama to explain why he does not have a Hawaiian social security number.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HWRGNSZMEVZXQTDGCUC6IR7NTA JohnFLob

      If trust is so important perhaps you, in your enlightened and superior moral station in life, could persuade Mr. Obama to explain why he does not have a Hawaiian social security number.

    • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

      Did you not notice that PriceWaterhouse sent a document summarizing his taxes for the years you ask about… and many more years? His median tax rate was over 20% during those years with the least percentage at 13%. You know why he never paid under 13%? He made a promise that he would never pay under that amount and never has since he made the promise. He also gave a median 13.45%to charity.So what’s the problem now?

      This story is on the very-biased MSN. Check it out for yourself before it is buried by the MSM.
      Mitt Romney – 22 years of tax returns (1990 – 2011)

    • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

      Now… let’s clear up that pesky birth issue.
      Ronald Reagan said, “Trust but Verify.”

    • Michael Rice

      SHow that you have nothign to hide? How about you show therre is something to hide?
      Trust? you mena like sealing your college records?
      It looks suspicous only to people who ar elooking for some made up nonsense.
      WHy did Obama only release 8? My God he must not have paid taxes ebfore that.
      How about Harry releases his sources?
      And, who the hell is George ROmney?

      • Penmar

        George Romney would be Mitt’s dad, Michael.

    • gr82cu2

      Why do you “really” want to see 2005-2009? And if he releases those will you “really” want to see his returns for other years too? He will never satisfy you people, it’s a losing battle for him. He has proven that he is a very caring, charitable person and frankly, unless there is some reason to believe he has not been law abiding, which there isn’t, his tax records are no one’s business. My own children have never seen my tax returns nor do they know how much money is in my bank account. Why? Because it’s none of their business! Direct your anger and demands towards Obama and ask, no DEMAND, to see his birth and college records.

    • Penmar

      How about President Obama release your college transcripts? What’s the problem President Obama?

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

      The whole tax issue is not even an issue anymore. The only taxing now is on the patience of those of us who know what the truth is as compared to those who theorize conspiracies that keep getting more elaborate to avoid total collapse as they are being debunked in front of them. The birth certificate and the college transcripts are still a concern for those of us who would really like to know if Obama truly is a natural born American. This is based on his own accounts of having been born in Kenya ( his written words not mine ), as well as very few people remembering this very vibrant and dynamic personality called Barack at any of the campuses he supposedly attended. Executive Order sealing all of that from viewing. Harry Reid is doing his best to distract us from the fact that he barely won his last reelection bid ( without some less than legal help ) to a complete unknown candidate, and to help Barack hide behind his ” personality ” and not his dismal record.

  • nc

    The instant Romney released this return the left pounced on it like we all knew they would, no matter what it said. He donated $4 million? Yes, but to WHOM? He paid more than he needed to? What is he, some kind of nut, unfit for office? And WHAT ELSE is he not showing us?

    Gov Romney, my humble advice to you going forward would be to tell them, “Read my lips, No New Tax Returns!”

    • Penmar

      You are so right, nc! All we’ve heard from OB for years is how the rich don’t pay their fair share and how rich people in Hollywood, etc want to pay more, but do they? Oh no they don’t. And their idea that $250,000 is rich, is absurd. If a person is living in MS, that might make them well off, but if you are living in NY? No way, you’d be paying half that in city, state, fed and county taxes.

  • grais

    Hey, Senator Milquetoast, my useless little employee, I’d like to know why you’re getting away with campaigning on the floor of my senate.
    Shut up, sit down, and DO YOUR FRIGGIN’ JOB, you miserable crook.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    don’t people like dirty harry have someone close to them that loves them enough to let them know what a complete ass they are making of themselves?

    • grais

      Yeah. Joe Biden.

      • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

        That’s funny.

      • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

        That’s funny.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, Dingy, how about making all those land deals of yours public? You sure do have an awful lot of money for being a “public servant” all your adult life.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, Dingy, how about making all those land deals of yours public? You sure do have an awful lot of money for being a “public servant” all your adult life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.seeburger Charles Seeburger

    Harry Reid, dont bring this up again without 10 years of your own tax returns available for the entire world to see. Dude needs to be yelled at in the grocery store every day, all day for the rest of his life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.seeburger Charles Seeburger

    Harry Reid, dont bring this up again without 10 years of your own tax returns available for the entire world to see. Dude needs to be yelled at in the grocery store every day, all day for the rest of his life.

  • NWFL Conservative

    This guy’s brain has so many crossed wires it is a miracle he can even find his way to work in the morning. Hey Dingy, let’s see YOUR last 10 years worth of tax returns. He reminds me of Humphrey Bogart in the Caine Mutiny. He’s there sitting in his office, rolling those balls around in his hand muttering, “I KNOW Mitt didn’t pay his taxes, I KNOW Mitt didn’t pay his taxes, and who stole all the damn strawberries?”

    He’s another one where I will hold a huge block party in my neighborhood when he (better sooner than later) assumes room temperature.

  • NWFL Conservative

    This guy’s brain has so many crossed wires it is a miracle he can even find his way to work in the morning. Hey Dingy, let’s see YOUR last 10 years worth of tax returns. He reminds me of Humphrey Bogart in the Caine Mutiny. He’s there sitting in his office, rolling those balls around in his hand muttering, “I KNOW Mitt didn’t pay his taxes, I KNOW Mitt didn’t pay his taxes, and who stole all the damn strawberries?”

    He’s another one where I will hold a huge block party in my neighborhood when he (better sooner than later) assumes room temperature.

  • vetgal1970

    Dear Mr. Reid,
    Could you please stop whining and focus on YOUR responsibilities to the American people? We are long past due for a budget.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

    How did Harry go from poverty to a multi-millionaire? Where are YOUR tax returns Harry?
    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/12498-where-does-harry-reid%E2%80%99s-wealth-come-from

  • WingedBishop

    What about all the children Harry Reid had a relationship with before he officially became a pederast?

  • WingedBishop

    I hope Harry Reid is doing his whining on his own time, and not on the Senate floor.

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque

    Harry really, really likes little boys…

  • JeffWRidge

    First there were Truthers, then there were Birthers, now with Harry Reid we see the beginnings of the Taxers.

  • AustinAndy

    Sen. Reid, you are a Mormon, how much did you give to your church?

  • AustinAndy

    By the way, Dingy Harry, sucks to be you today, doesn’t it?

  • civet

    The difference between far-leaning partisans challenging the validity of high office holders’ or candidates’ official documents?

    On the right – referred to as fringe birthers and read on some obscure blogs.
    On the left – Referred to as senate majority leader and transcribed into the congressional record.

    This is why I chuckle when Harry or Nancy or any liberal use the adjective “radical” to describe a conservative politician.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.hart.792 Sandra Hart

    These comments are hilarious! Some very witty people making these comments, LOL!

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Harry Reid = obstructionist moron

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.paulin.16 Paulin Michael

    How did senior management of HARRAHS Casinos Break THE LAW TO HELP YOU WIN IN NEVADA unethical if not illegal I have the memos sent out by senior management
    to all upper Management Reid you can,t say you didn’t know,

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.stevens.96199 Jill Stevens

    Harry, be careful what you wish for. You wanted to know, here you go. Now, how about forgetting about this ridiculousness and get about submitting a budget for the first time in more than 3 years!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.stevens.96199 Jill Stevens

    Uhmm, excuse me, Harry YOU are talking about character?????!!! I would love to be a little fly on the wall when you are standing before God explaining how you have done everything in your power to destroy this country that He blessed above all others!! I ALMOST feel sorry for you. You have your free agency and you could do good things, but you have chosen not to. Boy, I wouldn’t want to be you standing at those pearly gates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.stevens.96199 Jill Stevens

    Reid is just jealous of Gov Romney. Gov Romney is a much better man, honest man, charitable man, successful man and a much better example of the Mormon religion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.needham.184 Ken Needham

    Hey Harry. Romney has shown his tax returns quicker that you passed a budget. When you clean up your yard, you might be able to complain about someone else’s yard being questionable. TIME TO PUT DOWN THE STONES.

  • AlmaAlma

    Actually, wouldn’t people like to see the Obama’s tax returns for the last 20 years and see if they were charitable even before presidential ambitions?? Apparently the Romney’s are going to reveal that over the last 20 years they have been incredibly charitable. What about you Harry Reid? All your dealings with money and taxes in accord with the law? No funny business in your closet? How charitable have you been over the last 20 years. Would you like to compare yourself with the Romney’s in that department?

  • Paul C.

    Romney shows his tax returns and it shows he has the heart of a gladiator. Now the liberals all they know how to do is deceive, lie and tear people down.

  • Trudy Hill

    Hey Harry, don’t go away mad. Just go away.

  • Orangeone

    Harry, when will the American public see your tax returns (entire time you’ve been an elected official), all of your stock purchases and sales, all of your corporate interest documents? What are you hiding Harry?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z5XK22SPFSB6LDTMBYXIK3FCCY yahoo-Z5XK22SPFSB6LDTMBYXIK3FCCY

    Biden or Reid? It is a tough call as to which febrile brain will implode first. I’m thinking Reid, simply because the inherent real/unreal, true/false contradictions roiling in his brain are likely to lead to internal stripped gears. In Biden’s case, I do not believe that there is sufficient remaining brain function to be problem.

    • disappearing moderate

      I guess I have a certain fondness for Joe only because he’s such comic gold, but I think Joe is merely silly and an intractable doofus. Harry is downright malicious, and his stubborn refusal to abandon his obviously false narrative is shameful.

      • Ralph Moore

        and Biden,God bless him,before he became VP and occasionally after,would say what he thinks..I rarely agreed with itmbut I respected the fact that he would say it

  • http://www.facebook.com/barnable1 Robert Barnable

    Dingy Harry is a pathetic left wing sycophant,lying for the Obama regime!

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque

    There’s nothing wrong with Harry that couldn’t be cured by his being taken out into the woods, bent over a log, and being repeatedly buggered by six Hell’s Angels. He’d be a new man.

  • SunnyJS

    Not enough hot water in the world to wash Harry Reid off is there?

    • nc

      Zing!

  • NWFL Conservative

    I’ll bet this sad, pathetic excuse for a little man used to get beaten up and his lunch money taken frequently when he was younger. Dingy Harry Reid is the epitome of the old, bitter, cynical and sociopathic leftist. The only thing needed to complete the ensemble would be for him to be a fairy like Bawny Fwanks.

    When Göbbels penned his “Big Lie” his intent was for a government to repeat the same lie to the people to convince them of its validity. In Dingy Harry’s case, it seems he is repeating the lie TO HIMSELF in an effort to convince himself of its validity.

    Sorry Harry, you have been caught red handed in a bald faced lie and everything you say after that has no credibility. You are less than zero on the credibility scale

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    Come on Nevada, in another four years you can send this joker packing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.piraino Dena Piraino

    Unlike Harry’s imaginary “friends”, I know for a fact that he stuffed
    the ballot in Nevada with hotel union employees to get re-elected. I
    have real friends in Nevada who told me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

      Yep!

  • Ralph Moore

    a more pressing question is when did it become the senate majority leader’s job to campaign against a candidate on the senate floor?Hey Harry don’t you have a JOB to do?When is the last time the senate even considered a budget measure?

  • GEDouglas

    Reid using the word “character” in his statement is revelation. I’m surprised he knows what the word means much less how to use it in a sentence.

  • GEDouglas

    Reid using the word “character” in his statement is revelation. I’m surprised he knows what the word means much less how to use it in a sentence.

  • [email protected]

    First of all… Lets see Harry’s tax returns. Then lets get Obama transcripts, birth certificate, college applications, and writing from college. I think Mitt needs to level that challenge. Show up to the debate with 10 years of Taxes in a huge box. Tell Obama in front of like 70 million people. I will release all these years of returns when you release your.. Birth Certificate.. not the photo shoped one…. College Transcripts…. College Applications….. and all the writing you produced at Columbia and Harvard. Would love to see the look on Obama’s face.