August 6th, 2012

Well, if Nancy Pelosi says it…

…it must be so.

What was it she said?:

“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview.

So that’s it, folks. That’s the new standard for the Democratic Senate Majority Leader to follow in accusing the soon-to-be Republican nominee for president: “Somebody told me.”

And I suppose on that level, it may even be true: somebody may indeed have told this to Harry Reid.

Who that someone might be (if that someone exists at all), and whether his/her statement is true, is irrelevant to Reid and Pelosi. They sincerely hope it’s also irrelevant to the rest of us.

After all, it’s a win/win situation for the dynamic duo: either Romney stonewalls and does not release all his tax returns for his entire adult life (or whatever it is they want from him, despite the fact that both of them have refused to release any of theirs), or he does release them and then they can criticize his perfectly legal dealings or lie about them or distort them, or even just use them to point out how fabulously rich he is.

Like I said, win/win for them.

Or is it? They’ve gotten quite a bit of flak for this attack, even from some liberals who think it’s too low even for their tastes. But the important question is how the swing voters will react: will the meme “Mitt is obviously hiding something if he won’t release them” resonate with this group, or not?

And how will it ultimately play out? One thing’s for sure, Reid and company have moved the discussion to where they want it. Are we talking about “you didn’t build that” any more? It’s so yesterday.

[NOTE: Reid could have his own problems with corruption charges if the Republicans want to raise the issue. How do I know? Somebody told me.]

19 Responses to “Well, if Nancy Pelosi says it…”

  1. JFM Says:

    Dwight D Eisenhower on dealing with Joe McCarthy:
    “I won’t get down in the gutter with that man.”

  2. Curtis Says:

    The conversation had to be moved. The “You didn’t build it” was too damning and finding too much traction. But YDBI is not going away, and the sleazy distraction invites karmic reaction.

  3. vanderleun Says:

    As I mentioned to a near and dear friend, “The reason Pelosi knows for a fact that somebody told Reid is because she was the one who told him.”

  4. Sgt. Mom Says:

    I don’t know, but I’ve seen some other rumors about Harry Reid in the internet, and they seem pretty serious to me.
    No, just kidding – but a lot of bloggers are having fun viciously mocking ol’ Hairy Palms Reid. Or as others are starting to call him “Dirty Harry Reid”.

  5. Tom Says:

    This is what they truly want the election to be about. They want it to be about Romney’s money, and it moves the conversation in that direction. Romney is on the defensive, and we help them keep it going by responding.

  6. Mr. Frank Says:

    It’s all over the internet that Harry is a child molester. I don’t know if it’s true. What would happen if a high profile Republican said this?

  7. Sgt. Mom Says:

    Well, since the rumor is all over the place about Dirty Harry’s nasty proclivities, he ought to step up and come clean.

    On one hand and sometimes I am inclined to view making harry reid+pederast as a number two or three google-search result is kind of juvenile … but then I think again, and I decide there ought to be some kind of severe social punishment for deliberately and maliciously bearing false witness against another person. The “harry reid pederast” will do until something better comes along. I hope that whoever is handling his social media is presently having conniption fits.

  8. Gringo Says:

    Senator Reid is worth around $10 million, which is a lot for someone who started out with nothing, and has been on the government payroll for all but two years of his professional life.
    Las Vegas land deals, with insider information, so I have read.

    I would consider the odds pretty good that corruption charges could be pinned on Senator Reid.

  9. Brad Says:

    The harry reid is a pederast is a product of none other than Ace!

  10. NotSoHeavyD Says:

    Well Pelosi did also claim on the Daily Show that Bush fired Shinseki because he disagreed with them on troop levels. Unfortunately when she said it, it had been years since we had found out it wasn’t true. Should I mention that not only did Stewart not correct her even on subsequent shows he actually mentioned it as though it were true. (Which it wasn’t btw.)

  11. TR Says:


    Fair’s fair.
    Obama won’t relase his personal/college or government documents, from before he became a senator. Romney doesn’t want to release his tax records.

    Some wonder, did Obama sign up for college aid, as a man born outside of the United States?

    So, people of America, let’s make a trade:

    Let’s have Obama release all of his documents, from ages 17 and after, and we will then get Romney to release all of his documents, from ages 17 and after.

    “If Romney is good man, then what’s he got to hide”?

    Ok, then: “If Obama is a good man, then WHAT’S HE GOT TO HIDE”?

  12. Artfldgr Says:

    I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.

    Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best its ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.

    Ultimately whether there is some unspoken rule between political opponents as to lines you don’t cross, or are unwilling to go after, or not, the reality of some really questionable things sitting on the sidelines that could change a whole lot.

    do we have an aggressive side against a side who feels they can win without calling attention to things in the shadows, and highlighting dissonances?

    If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia has ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.

    Here’s my gut belief: Obama got a leg up by being admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student. He was raised as a young boy in Indonesia.

    i dont really have any guesses myself, i am just curious as to what the real info is as the info and what would make things add up

  13. Don Carlos Says:

    I’m with TR.
    Reminds me of the MSM/Dem chatter about how dumb George W was. He released his Yale transcript. Kerry refused. But Kerry’s transcript was part of his Service record, and was unearthed per a FOIA request. Oops! Kerry’s Yale grades were worse than dumb ol’ W’s.

    I despise these lying liars, the Dems. Despise.

  14. Curtis Says:

    Do you go for the sure thing (economy) or go for the home run (Obama the foreigner)?

    It’s a tough call because the MSM controls the viewer which ever way.

    Perhaps good ole Clint (May he be blessed) points the way: We need a boost, he says, a boost.

    And so Romney’s much lauded weakness (creativity, charisma, choreography) works out to be a strength because it keeps him on task, on message, and on the kill.

  15. Baklava Says:

    I have an aunt in Nevada who said that Harry Reid raped her last year.

    Prove that isn’t true Harry Palm Reider

  16. Kurt Says:

    One needn’t even come up with rumors out of thin air about Reid. There are lots of stories out there about his corruption which the press picks up on from time to time, but they are rarely followed through on.

    There’s a good list here to start with.

  17. beverly Says:

    The Leftists are past masters at the Red Herring technique, aren’t they?

    And the pack of hounds goes baying off in a new direction . . . much to their delight.

    They pull this same simple trick over and over and over again.

  18. Curtis Says:

    Schnausages fer the hounds, beveverly, cusum shnouds do schmeel good. I man tht they dwant smell gut in thierselves but in thet um they smell trackin pret gud. Buts hard to make a smell hound go off and I spose Merican poublic is liek that.

  19. IGotBupkis -- "Faecies Evenio", Mr. Holder? Says:


    I hear both Pelosi and Reid are about to have major problems with pedophilia charges.

    That’s what I’ve heard, anyways….

    Hey, don’t shoot ME, I’m just the messenger!


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