The activist Left has given us ample evidence over the last several months that the narrative is more important than the truth, and [mc_name name='Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)' chamber='senate' mcid='R000146' ] all but confirms this in his latest interview. Reid, if you will remember, said the following from the Senate floor prior to the 2012 Presidential election:
"So the word's out that he hasn't paid any taxes for ten years," Reid said. "Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn't. We already know from one partial tax return that he gave us, he has money hidden in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and a Swiss bank account. Not making that up, that's in the partial year that he gave us."
In the years that have followed since then, has Reid come to feel any remorse over his lie? After all, once an older Senator announces his retirement, sometimes he decides to be a little more honest in his views, since he doesn't need to please people to get reelected.
However, Reid still stands by his remarks. Courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon we have this footage of him telling CNN's Dana Bash that his lie about Romney was justified because "He Didn't Win, Did He?"
Here's the video:
One of the core tenets of the Left's, and by extension the Democratic Party's, is that the end justifies the means, so if a person has to stretch the truth or even outright lie, it's perfectly fine, as long as the it brings about a favorable result. Reid's words weren't the only thing that killed Romney's chances of being elected President in 2012, but it is doubtless that the large portion of Americans who get their news from the mainstream media and heard Reid's words never thought to question if he was telling the truth because the media never held him accountable in a meaningful way.
Right now, the best thing we can do is work on electing a conservative Republican to Reid's Senate seat in 2016.