Chris Hayes has Harry Reid’s back: It’s getting very hard to believe that our tribe isn’t just lying.
Last night, Lawrence read Harry Reid’s latest statement about Mitt’s tax returns. Just like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Harry was misinformed:
O’DONNELL (8/16/12): Harry Reid issued this statement today after Mitt Romney`s unprovable claim that even if true is embarrassing enough that he hasn`t paid less than 13 percent in income taxes in the last 10 years.Surely, Reid understands that Candidate McCain released only two years of tax returns, just as Candidate Romney is doing. Candidate Palin also released only two years of returns.
"We’ll believe it when we see it. Until Mitt Romney releases his tax returns, Americans will continue to wonder what he’s hiding. Romney seems to think he plays by a different set of rules than every other presidential candidate in the last 30 years, all of whom live up to this standard set by Mitt Romney’s father and release their tax returns."
Surely, Reid knows these facts by now. For that matter, even Lawrence may know them! But hold on! Christopher Hayes was Lawrence’s guest. And we all agree that Hayes is smart and just extremely sincere.
Hayes let the bullshit go too. Neither he nor Lawrence nor Karen Finney cleaned up Harry’s misstatement. Our tribal story works a lot better if we persist with our lie.
(This just in from your lizard brain: The Others are making us do this!)
You may not think two years is enough. But as the misstatements keep piling up, we think it might be good for the soul to know what our tribe-mates are doing.