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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-12 03:38 PM
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Coincidence?
For several years, I have been posting at DU about Romney's state taxes in 2002, when he ran for Governor of my state.

About a month ago, Rachael Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell each did shows on the same evening about Romney's lies. But, neither of them mentioned the 2002 stuff that had bugged me so much. This surprised me as to Maddow, because she was a Massachusetts resident. Then again, her work takes her out of state a lot.

So "someone, not saying who," emailed Rachel Maddow the information No Elephants has for years been posting here about Romney's state in 2002. "Someone" chose Maddow because "someone" thinks O'Donnell always sounds like a droning scold. And Rachael can explain things to people like nobody's business.

No Elephants posted here about that email to MSNBC:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Maybe it is a coincidVence. Maybe not. But Rachel Maddow just did a story about.......

Romney's lies about his 2002 state tax returns, the exact same subject that "somebody, I am not saying who" emailed her about in July.

Of course, she and her staff did a much better job than I ever could have, digging up old videos and old newspaper stories. I was only going from my memory.

Video of the Rachel Maddow show on the topic that has bugged me since 2002 me here; http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/48497...

Enjoy as much as I did.




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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-12 04:09 PM
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1. I give you the DU Diligence award!
safe to believe your actions are the reason. my mom has done the same with Big Ed and others

So, Congrats! :bounce:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 02:18 AM
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2. Thanks. I find it hard to believe I had something to do it, yet it does
Edited on Wed Aug-08-12 02:23 AM by No Elephants
seem like a coincidence?

Also, she took it from the point of what he had done with his Massachusetts state taxes, which, as my July post said, I did not know. She did not say much about his Utah state taxes. (Turns out, he paid both states at the lower resident rate and tried to get away with providing zero tax returns to run for Governor.)


So, I don't know.

My California political buddy thinks she would have at least mentioned it in her July show on Romney's lies, if she had been aware of it then, even if she said she was planning to do a show highlighting that one lie in the future.

Anyway, whatever. It's just very fun to imagine that I did have something to do with it. So, I'll take it. *takes a bow and blows kisses to a cheering audience, consisting of DD*

She did a fabulous job with it, too.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 07:59 AM
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3. Well thank you for your effort, anyway,
whether you influenced Rachel or not.

Rachel always does a fabulous job. She is an excellent TV journalist, in an age when decent TV journalists are as rare hen's teeth.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 09:17 AM
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4. Bravo!
Coincidence or not, this is how we need to step up and engage in our own democracy, what's left of it.

:toast:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 07:18 PM
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6. Awwww, Thank you.
*blushes and toes the ground*
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 09:23 AM
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5. You won't say who...huh? Fine
I'm taking full credit for it. O8)

Me. It was all me :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Hold your applause. :toast:

Thank you :patriot:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-12 07:20 PM
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7.  I'm not sure I had anything to do with her story, but you're welcome anyway.
As I said, it's really fun to think I did, so I will revel in it for a few minutes.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-09-12 04:57 AM
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8. P.S. I knew all along it was you.
Edited on Thu Aug-09-12 04:58 AM by No Elephants
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