Charles Krauthammer took the gloves off Monday night in describing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent attempts to force Mitt Romney's hand on tax returns. Speaking in tones of simultaneous outrage and disgust, Krauthammer recited a charge against Reid that was uncharacteristically forceful and visceral, even given Krauthammer's usual, barely concealed, dripping disdain for the political machinations of the Left.
"This isn't silly season, this is disgrace season," Krauthammer said. "The hypocrisy of Democrats on this! You remember, it's Democrats and liberals in the media who take endless pride in having opposed McCarthyism. The essence of McCarthyism is to use a high place - high office - to make innuendo, unsubstantiated charges, and then destroy other people by means of doing that."
This, according to Krauthammer, is exactly what Harry Reid has been doing. Watch him explain his reasoning below: