Harry Reid not satisfied with Mitt Romney’s ‘manipulated’ tax returns

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.

Nine words in "manipulated." Sen. Majority Leader Reid's statement on Romney taxes http://t.co/9A3KrydW

— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) September 21, 2012

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 statement on Romney tax returns: "When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president?"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 21, 2012

More Reid: "Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking. The true test of his character…(more)

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 21, 2012

Reid(2): "…'would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 21, 2012

Harry Reid accuses Romney of "manipulating" tax returns and using "galling" "creative accounting" to hide his wealth

— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) September 21, 2012

Reid avoids prior claims, blasts Romney's 'accounting wizards' – http://t.co/6NKso0zP

— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) September 21, 2012

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?

But if Romney paid taxes, that means Harry Reid was lying… wow, if we can't trust even Harry Reid, I don't know what to believe anymore!

— Starz and Strypz (@StarzandStrypz) September 21, 2012

Oh, for Pete's sake. “@mediaite: Harry Reid Claims Romney 'Manipulated' His Returns To Show He Paid Taxes http://t.co/nVV1kJG2

— therehastobeaway (@THTBAW) September 21, 2012

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

Go away,Harry.It's not that you're old, you're pathetic. MT "@JammieWF: Humiliated Reid:Romney Manipulated http://t.co/JcYk5Jyv"

— SandraD (@SandraD0103) September 21, 2012

And we all thought we didn't have any tin foil hat wearers in Congress…. http://t.co/cSe9Kp7H #soreloser #FAIL

— THE PACER MANIAC (@TheSandman21) September 21, 2012

@stevebruskCNN staggering. Please keep quoting Reid. I am fascinated by his…well, is it madness? That the word?

— Elizabeth Scalia (@TheAnchoress) September 21, 2012

Well, Sen. Reid, it appears you were wrong about Romney not paying his taxes. Time to MAN UP and apologize, doncha think?

— ★RavenSteele★ (@ravensteele111) September 21, 2012

Don’t hold your breath for that apology.

It's official: harry reid is obsessed with romney's tax returns

— Emily Pierce (@emilykpierce) September 21, 2012

Harry Reid quintuples down, sticks by his 'no taxes' story. http://t.co/tk6s5BjI

— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) September 21, 2012

When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president?

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) September 21, 2012