I can’t think of anything to say in defense of Harry Reid on Romney’s taxes. It seems grossly implausible that anyone said to him what he claims someone said, or that such a person actually could have known what he claims to know. Yes, Romney deserves to get kicked around for withholding the documents, but making baseless charges and demanding that the other side prove that they’re false is so … Republican.
However, I notice that a number of wingnuts who usually embrace their inner Tailgunner Joe (e.g., when Huma Abedin is the target, or with respect to the latest smear on Obama) have suddenly discovered that “McCarthyism” is A Bad Thing. (They’re also down on “swiftboating,” which of course they loved when their side invented portrayed a war hero as a cowardly liar.)
Any chance they’ll generalize their newfound insight, or apply it to their own behavior?