Reid abusing his power to attack Romney?
Political experts call tax accusations 'fundamentally creepy'
- Duration 6:18
- Date Aug 3, 2012
Political experts call tax accusations 'fundamentally creepy'
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Governor -- coming out telling senate majority leader Harry Reid of put up or shut up when it comes the charges that he did not pay taxes.
And saying the allegation is coming from inside the president's own campaign.
So so I'm I'm looking forward to having area.
Revealed his sources.
And -- -- -- that at the White House look the Obama campaign is gonna do everything in its power.
To try and talk about anything besides the president's record.
-- crisis median American incomes.
Gasoline prices to 43 million people underemployed or unemployed they don't want to talk about that or his promises.
So where -- we have.
Williams political analyst for us here at fox and Brad -- former deputy assistant.
Former president George W.
Bush gentlemen good morning to both of doing Rivera time to name names however -- That is going bad.
But there's something fundamental -- creepy.
About -- senate majority leader using his high office and in a sacred part.
Of our government the well the senate to make a partisan attack against the private citizen yeah -- running for president.
But for a for a high government official to abuse his power and I think that's where Republicans need to go there should be an ethics and violation.
Launched against Harry Reid for using his official capacity as the senate majority leader to make partisan attacks from the well of the senate.
-- to put up or shut up but not in the well of the senate these are the kind of allegations that should come from the DNC or the Obama they campaign they should be man enough.
To man up to these allegations.
-- problem can on this creepy what about that want to strike you a bit is creeping static I think I give a big game in this Friday morning to -- -- but I think that.
For the senate majority leader to play hardball politics of this type is a little much especially when you go to the senate floor bit.
In general he's the man of stature he really does run the government he is a powerful man in that position is a special place.
And to just be saying things went with out evidence so -- and do it.
Well it's hardball politics and you know Harry Reid really was a fighter I mean he's a top guy is a Smart guy and I say no they wanted -- tell them that well I don't know -- -- -- think -- would do this on his own Harry Reid really does think and he has said in the past by the way bill.
That you know Mitt Romney couldn't get confirmed for a cabinet posts -- because he has refused to release these tax returns I think it's a legitimate issue.
It's just that then once you start getting into speculation somebody told me but I can't tell you who.
That clearly -- the united goes crazy each hit two years of tax returns around our bread yesterday Eric -- from.
Was on our program it says it's untrue it's based that this -- baseless rather nothing to back them up.
By yet speaker Boehner saying talking about statements without any facts.
Mitch McConnell senate colleague called the accusations beneath the dignity.
Reid's office but -- not -- it is it.
No because this is part of the Democrats 3-D strategy.
Distort Mitt Romney's record deflect away from Obama's poor performance on the economy -- we've seen today with a job numbers.
And divide the American people rich against for this Robin Hood theory of economics we just take from the rich and get to the -- everything's going to be okay.
And Harry Reid believes that -- and might.
Estimation that Obama isn't doing enough so he's taking -- now upon himself.
Two to lead the charge against probably the problem is it is in his place in his high office to do it.
It's -- for others to do it in the proper setting again this is for the Obama campaign to do it from the campaign surrogates but not uglier and the majority -- -- itself.
You know it's a one man messages that it want to -- easily in the band on this thing.
On noted author of the band -- it's just a solo act now now now I mean -- everything that this is a big question and of course and political circles everybody is asking.
If there's nothing there why -- Romney released the tax returns and he must have made the calculation.
That you know there's more trouble from releasing it then.
Taking the heat from people now including Harry Reid who are really putting the pressure on for the fact that he keeps it private and secret and that's the whole notion you know that that thing I'd say -- Brad is this really represents politics low ball politics that we see today I think people congressional leaders on the Republican side.
Who -- -- -- others birther thing is nonsense or -- Obama's a socialist this kind of stuff is really doesn't take us anywhere doesn't lead us anywhere it's -- little doubt it has political emotional or does it appeals the other sensational that a senior greats from college at all that's stuff.
I mean nobody anywhere else.
Well they're grounded route and you ignore the biggest story ignore rather the biggest story today yeah that is an economy while -- 3% unemployment the White House out with a statement moments ago.
July's unemployment data shows the US economy continues to -- -- That's the shape and we get today that Brad what do you make it that.
Well I again I think the Obama administration is in denial they they believe that you can fool some of the people some of the time -- I think I will urge you bill that.
He's not going to be able to fool enough of the people this time around.
The American people know they're hurting.
They're hurting every time they go to the pump every time they have to make hard choices -- dining room table as to where their expenditures are gonna go on a limited budget and this is validation of what -- the economy isn't doing well the white.
-- is gonna make the argument that it's a slow recovery but it's a recovery nonetheless that's true on the question is whether or not.
The American people buy that argument well that's you know I mean again what we see here is I think most Americans know the economy's not doing great.
But they see a -- trajectory of growth there's no denying it added jobs.
And people are saying right now well so am -- satisfied or not and the thing I would add into this conversation is people also have a strong memory of how deep -- we were and and say you know what are we in fact digging out at an acceptable level or does Mitt Romney -- this -- in specific have better ideas -- -- -- I thank -- -- and we haven't heard those -- -- -- yet have builders are gonna ask themselves is it good enough rest -- critical question -- and what that other guy got off the right thing about -- yeah thank you want that simulator that our guys Brad thanks we'll see you soon from.