You see, in this country, the burden of proof is on the accuser. That is the standard in criminal cases, and it informs our sense of propriety in the court of public opinion.
This is why neither 9/11 â€śtruthersâ€ť nor Obama â€śbirthersâ€ť have gotten any traction with the broader public: Their respective â€ścasesâ€ť â€” to use another word loosely â€” rely on accusations they canâ€™t prove and an implication the accused should prove theyâ€™ve done nothing wrong. Thatâ€™s not how it works in this country.
For good measure, Reid also suggested Romneyâ€™s own deceased father would be disappointed in his son. Iâ€™m glad to know Reidâ€™s tastelessness knows no bounds.
The good news is that the senatorâ€™s claim is likely to shift the focus from Romney to those jumping the shark while badgering him to release his past tax returns. After all, when youâ€™ve lost Jon Stewart â€¦