Dingy Harry

Dingy Harry may be back to trying to get a gun control bill through the Senate. Although he won’t be specific about plans, he’s said that he wants to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

The Senator should consult the current version of 18 USC 922, which reads in part:

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—
(1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) is a fugitive from justice;

(4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution …

It’s already illegal to sell or even to give guns to crooks or wackos. You know, it might be simpler for the Progressives to state their real policy objective, viz.:

[O]rdinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.

—Heinrich Himmler

It would be more honest to offer an Amendment to repeal the Second.

The New York Times Disproves Harry Reid’s Claims About Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Yeah, the New York Times. Whoda thunk it? They had someone who understands taxes look at Mitt Romney’s 2010 return. That return shows that that he claimed a foreign tax credit. In order to claim a foreign tax credit, a taxpayer must disclose the foreign taxes paid for the previous 10 years. Thus, Mr. Romney’s 2010 has foreign tax data going back to 2000.

The (pun intended) money quote:

The good news for Mr. Romney is the forms suggest that he paid at least some federal income tax every year, as he has said he did. He used the foreign tax credit every year to offset his taxes in the United States, and American taxpayers can’t use a tax credit if they owe no federal income tax. This casts even more doubt on the claim by the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, attributed to an unnamed Bain Capital source, that Mr. Romney paid no income taxes during that time.

It’s time for Harry Reid to apologize. Don’t hold your breath.


How Can You Tell If a Politician is Lying?

His lips are moving used to be the stock answer. These days, the sure fire way to know is to see (D) after his name, as in Harry Reid (D).

The Democrats seem to be in competition with each other to see who can tell the most outrageous lie aimed a Mitt Romney’s reputation. The factually-challenged ad from the pro-Obama super PAC that implied that Mitt Romney somehow cause a woman’s death from cancer is even more scurrilous that Harry Reid’s tax accusations.

Aside from the facts that the woman had health insurance from her own job for a couple of years after her husband was laid off from a company that Mitt Romney had left a year or so before the layoff and aside from the fact that the woman died after not seeking treatment under her own insurance, does it make any sense to try to claim that Mitt Romney caused her cancer?

Stacy McCain is calling the Democrats “The Party of Lies.”

The Democrats who put the ad together knew this. They knew that the steelworker’s wife died many years after her husband got laid off — and that Mitt Romney had nothing to do with him being laid off, anyway — and they just didn’t care, because, hey, they’re Democrats. They are full-time professional liars. It’s who they are. It’s what they do.

But the bogus cancer ad isn’t all. It seems that the liars are just getting started.