Bernie Goldberg: 'The Word Is Out That Harry Reid Got Rich by Pimping Out Hos'
In his latest column on BernardGoldberg.com, the man himself took on Harry Reid for making recent comments on the Senate floor claiming Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in the last decade. On today's America Live, Goldberg told Shannon Bream that Reid's remarks and lack of remorse make him come off as a 'psychopath.'
"I understand that politics is for big boys and girls [...] and that it's a tough game, and I understand that both sides want to win, but there have to be some standards," he said. "And what Harry Reid did on the floor of the Senate, saying that 'word is out' -- what does that mean, for openers -- that Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. If some drunk said that on the floor of a bar, that would be one thing. But Harry Reid said that on the floor of the U.S. Senate."
"But what makes him a psycho," Goldberg continued, "is that if
you talk to anybody who knows Harry Reid, [they say] he's not bothered by it. It'd be nice if he felt a little bad about it, but he doesn't. That's what makes him a psycho."
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Reid has received support from notable Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who have stood by him and his remarks, saying that he has a responsibility to come forward and share what he knows about someone who could be the next president.
Goldberg finds that to be all well and good, but says in that case, that same logic should apply all around. This is why Goldberg's latest column is entitled "Do You Know That Harry Reid Got Rich Pimping Out Hos?"
"I am saying in this column that Harry Reid makes his money by pimping out prostitutes in Nevada. You know how I know this? Because the word is out that he does. 'The word is out.' The same phrase that he used. And by the way, Harry Reid also said he had a credible source? Well, so do I. But don't ask me who the credible source is, though, because I can't tell you, just as he can't tell who his credible source is."
Goldberg said his goal with the headline is obviously just to 'try to make a point' ... but Harry Reid was serious, on the other hand. As for those who have backed the Senate majority leader? "Shame on Nancy Pelosi, shame on Wasserman Schultz, and I'll tell you who else should be ashamed of himself - Barack Obama, because his campaign is behind all this. If he wins by tearing America apart [...] he will be governing a nation that's so divided, far more divided than when he took office, because he has managed to turn Americans against each other, and that's a very high price to pay for victory, if he does indeed achieve victory."
Bream asked Goldberg to re-state his belief that the Obama campaign was behind the charge, and the columnist didn't back down.
"Does anybody else out there think that a doofus like Harry Reid came up with this himself?" he asked, adding, "Of course the Obama campaign is behind this. No one who knows politics would dispute that. And not one Democratic operative or important Democrat in Congress has denounced Harry Reid for doing this, and that ought to tell you something."