Senator Harry Reid doesn’t comprehend personal character
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, trying to see how fast he can reach the lowest human level on record by criticizing Mitt Romney’s faith when he said that Romney “sullied” the Mormon faith, and that, in Nevada, voters would “understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.”
This is the same guy who citicized Romney for not paying any taxes for the last 10 years based on nothing but Reid’s word, a worthless commodity.
When Romney’s tax reports showed he paid almost two million in taxes, Reid switched to his new tactic – criticizing Romney’s character in his Mormon faith. You can’t get much lower than Harry Reid, the politician!
His (Romney’s) personal commitment to helping others would be exemplary in a clergyman. It’s almost unheard of among politicians. We learned last week that Mr. Romney donated 29 percent of his income to charity in 2011, and that, over the course of the past 20 years, he has donated an average of 13.5 percent of his income — well over the 10 percent tithe that many great faiths suggest.
How much does Mr. Reid donate? We don’t know because he chooses to keep his tax returns private. We do know, however, that between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Obama donated about 1 percent to charity (he bumped it up to 5 percent in 2005 and to 22 percent last year).
“Lunch Bucket Joe” Biden — champion of the middle class — donated an average of $369 per year for the 10 years prior to 2008, or .03 percent of his income.
Not only has Romney been extremely charitable with his money, he has devoted his time to those (many in his church, some not) who were facing crises. He spent many hours with a 14-year-old cancer victim in the hospital. He saved a family of four from drowning when their boat capsized. When two teenagers in a Boston family were injured in a car accident, the entire Romney family showed up on Christmas Eve bearing large boxes of gifts, and a generous check for the parents. Romney also offered to pay for the boys’ college educations when they recovered. He closed Bain’s offices to search for the missing daughter of a colleague. These are but some of the many stories of personal generosity and remarkable kindness detailed in “The Real Romney” by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, two Boston Globe reporters.
Has Mr. Reid ever done anything like that to help anyone, other than himself or his party, right or wrong? I will await the numerous inputs.