Katie Pavlich

According to Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu, Harry Reid's "credible" source who supposedly told him Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes for ten years, is actually Barack Obama and his campaign team.

“Look, Harry Reid is a bumbling Senate leader,” the former N.H. governor said Monday on Fox News. “He hasn’t been able to pass a budget, he hasn’t been able to do anything about entitlement reform, he’s done nothing worthwhile except the bidding of the Obama administration. They have pointed out that Harry is lying, and the public is beginning to understand that Harry is lying.”

Sununu said he suspects the White House is behind Reid’s claims because Obama launched similar attacks against Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign.

“It’s not Harry Reid, it’s President Obama and the Obama campaign doing what they always do,” he said. “The Obama campaign and President Obama are the ones that are behind this dishonesty and misrepresentation because they are trying to hide the failure of this abysmal presidency that we have had in office the last four years.”

“But the fact is, is that he was encouraged to do stuff like this by [Obama strategist David] Axelrod, by the president, and by the White House. This is the way they operate. It is Chicago-style gutter politics trying to hide the failure that they have had for the last four years,” the Romney surrogate said.

Over the weekend, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called Reid a "dirty liar" and is standing by his remarks.

"You know there's no triple-down in blackjack but I'll triple down on my comments from yesterday," Reince Priebus said on Fox News. "It's the truth."

Ann Coulter explained this tactic last week:

 



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