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brettdale

(12,354 posts)
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:28 AM Mar 2017

Could Rachel actually be a republican?

You know.

BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!!!!! BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

WE HAVE TRUMP TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And we all get excited, wow, they must have evidence that he paid nothing, they must
have something that shows he avoid paying his fare share.

There must be something juicy here.

So we wait wait and wait.

And the breaking news was that he actually paid $38 MILLION in tax.

My first reaction was, "Wow that is Huge"

The repugs reaction, would probably be the same.

I guarantee you the reaction of the independents, would've been....

"WOW THATS PRETTY STEEP"

Even Democrats are thinking "Wow he paid $38 Million in taxes????"

So why did Rachel make such a huge huge deal of it, before hand and is she in
someway related to Tom Arnold?

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Could Rachel actually be a republican? (Original Post) brettdale Mar 2017 OP
Her mistake was in hyping it 90 minutes beforehand on twitter.... scheming daemons Mar 2017 #1
True brettdale Mar 2017 #3
She Tweeted it was from 2005. WinkyDink Mar 2017 #68
Did you pay attention to what DC Johnston said The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #2
Rachel is going to run off with Van Jones True Dough Mar 2017 #6
Every Republican wants to eliminate the AMT oberliner Mar 2017 #58
............. JHan Mar 2017 #4
Some of these threads tonight... BannonsLiver Mar 2017 #5
Rachel is just a slave to ratings like everyone else on TV news world wide wally Mar 2017 #7
It was probably hyped more than it deserved to be, The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #8
My whole point brettdale Mar 2017 #12
It wasn't "nothing." The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #13
Not in a 100 million trillion years Justice Mar 2017 #9
I believe her heart is in the right place. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2017 #10
I am more interested in what his source of income is. lapfog_1 Mar 2017 #11
And that's why we need the complete tax returns. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #16
Even then, his tax attorneys are smart enough not to name a source of income 'Russian Bribes." Hoyt Mar 2017 #33
74% of the public wants to see full returns.... bettyellen Mar 2017 #47
You talking about the August 2016 poll? He still got elected, they must not cared much. Heck, Hoyt Mar 2017 #50
Nope- Rachel and I are talking about why we need to see his income sources and who he's is debt to bettyellen Mar 2017 #56
You are correct, there was also a poll in January. But he was still elected, so I will stick with Hoyt Mar 2017 #61
That's why Rachel did a show on why we should care, silly. bettyellen Mar 2017 #72
Would love to be wrong. But even if someone connects all those dots, Trump's supporters won't care. Hoyt Mar 2017 #74
It doesn't matter what they think. It matters that there's huge support growing to subpoena his bettyellen Mar 2017 #75
. BainsBane Mar 2017 #14
What the wha...? pnwest Mar 2017 #15
I'm glad that i dropped csble. CentralMass Mar 2017 #17
Sorry that everybody didn't get a cookie. longship Mar 2017 #18
Well, no, she only announced that after Twitter went wild over her first tweet. Azathoth Mar 2017 #19
I saw it too. longship Mar 2017 #20
Donald got a big cookie Azathoth Mar 2017 #21
Nice try. longship Mar 2017 #24
Eh, Trump also 'disagrees' with the CBO Azathoth Mar 2017 #25
Adorable spin leftynyc Mar 2017 #35
That's quite the unsupported allegation you call a fact, regardless of your impressionism... LanternWaste Mar 2017 #55
really? take a look on the internet.....anywhere frankieallen Mar 2017 #71
I love that song. Warren DeMontague Mar 2017 #29
This sounds like something from trumpland rockfordfile Mar 2017 #22
No. Give it time. Rome was not built in a day. It's the first step. Watch and wait. And keep caroldansen Mar 2017 #23
I know folks feel some kind of way but this is the funniest thing I've read in a while.. lol . lol. JHan Mar 2017 #26
I just think people are not thinking about the full import underthematrix Mar 2017 #27
I guess it was up to someone to post the stupidest OP of the day. JTFrog Mar 2017 #28
+1000 Pachamama Mar 2017 #43
She suggested he leaked them himself, but she overhyped. Alice11111 Mar 2017 #30
First, Get Ready To Be Attacked Just For Asking Questions... LovingA2andMI Mar 2017 #31
That's a ridiculous post from someone who admits to not having watched her show for the last OnDoutside Mar 2017 #32
Huh umm.... LovingA2andMI Mar 2017 #34
Ummm Rachel DID enhance the story, by putting it in context, in a step by step manner. It is not OnDoutside Mar 2017 #36
Like the DNC emails on Wikileaks? BainsBane Mar 2017 #41
Your bias is both creative and imaginative... LanternWaste Mar 2017 #57
And such a "Bias"... LovingA2andMI Mar 2017 #60
Rachel is a Republican..... DFW Mar 2017 #37
I think she's a liberal who became a well paid television personality DefenseLawyer Mar 2017 #38
No, she is not. How silly. cwydro Mar 2017 #39
I have serious doubts as to weather GWC58 Mar 2017 #40
She is a very firm progressive. always has been. sarah FAILIN Mar 2017 #42
yeah that is probably a big part of it Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #44
2016 returns NewRedDawn Mar 2017 #45
She is a member of NBC and THEY gave us Trump more than any other network. They want RATINGS LaydeeBug Mar 2017 #46
No and these threads are getting ridiculous TNLib Mar 2017 #48
LOL! mcar Mar 2017 #49
Well, Trump is not the billionaire he claims to be C_U_L8R Mar 2017 #51
Ah, now I understand some of the other posts I've been seeing today. herding cats Mar 2017 #52
WTF? Ilsa Mar 2017 #53
Seems she didn't have time to review it. Must've gotten a call it was coming... brush Mar 2017 #54
Does green cheese smell better on Mercury, and is it as wonderful to bathe in as alleged? LanternWaste Mar 2017 #59
She works for a huge corporate media conglomerate-NBC-which is owned by Comcast. jalan48 Mar 2017 #62
True. But no. She is trying to turn the world around on a string show. It was overplayed. The Wielding Truth Mar 2017 #78
What a dumb post Dem2 Mar 2017 #63
She may have hyped it..but the asshole in the WH had to responded to it.... Historic NY Mar 2017 #64
Wow. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2017 #65
lol no fishwax Mar 2017 #66
So shooting yourself in the foot is a GOOD thing now? You're going to dis the Squinch Mar 2017 #67
Ratings. They must of been Huge frankieallen Mar 2017 #69
Could liberals go for more than a day without shooting themselves in the foot? Paladin Mar 2017 #70
Could some DUers actually be that dumb? Hekate Mar 2017 #73
This was not a non-story Zambero Mar 2017 #76
She wanted to get people to watch TexasBushwhacker Mar 2017 #77
 

scheming daemons

(25,487 posts)
1. Her mistake was in hyping it 90 minutes beforehand on twitter....
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:30 AM
Mar 2017

....when in fact, she had nothing of real value.

brettdale

(12,354 posts)
3. True
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:35 AM
Mar 2017

There's been a couple of instances of doing this, one more and we have a trend.

She has never done anything truly damaging, just creating the Illusion of damage.

This was a huge miss.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,501 posts)
2. Did you pay attention to what DC Johnston said
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:34 AM
Mar 2017

about the Alternative Minimum Tax? $31M of that amount was paid as AMT, which Trump wants to eliminate. If it hadn't been for the AMT he'd have had to pay a tax rate of only 4%! (The AMT was created to prevent very wealthy taxpayers from taking advantage of certain loopholes so they are taxed relatively fairly.) Johnston and Maddow both made the point that the disclosure of tax returns is important for any presidential candidate so voters know what their financial situation is and whether that situation might cause them to favor changes in the tax code to benefit them personally. Now we know that almost all of Trump's tax bill was on account of the AMT, and we also know that he wants to eliminate it. That is kind of a big deal, IMO.

Oh, and what a ridiculous question - "Could Rachel really be a Republican"? Seriously? That's just insulting. Maybe you don't agree with the way she reported the story, and maybe it was over-promoted, but really...

True Dough

(17,228 posts)
6. Rachel is going to run off with Van Jones
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:39 AM
Mar 2017

They're going to start a brainwashing cult in Death Valley, churning out Republicans by the hundreds of thousands. Watch for the story in the National Enquirer!

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
58. Every Republican wants to eliminate the AMT
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:43 PM
Mar 2017

That has been a part of Republican tax proposals for years.

brettdale

(12,354 posts)
12. My whole point
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:51 AM
Mar 2017

She has a habit of doing tweets like BREAKING NEWS and GAME CHANGER.

IN the end it was nothing.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,501 posts)
13. It wasn't "nothing."
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:54 AM
Mar 2017

Maybe it didn't warrant as much promotion as it got, but it wasn't an insignificant story. It's another little piece to add to a big puzzle.

lapfog_1

(29,185 posts)
11. I am more interested in what his source of income is.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:51 AM
Mar 2017

what are the tax returns of his 500+ owned entities?

Who has he borrowed money from, who has he paid back.

Why didn't he carry forward that nearly $1 Billion dollar loss from the decade earlier and write off his $36 M in 2005?

Who is he doing business with? Are there more deals like the Florida mansion that he sold to the fertilizer king of Russia? What were the details of that deal anyway?

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,501 posts)
16. And that's why we need the complete tax returns.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:59 AM
Mar 2017

The 1040 tells how much he made and how much tax he paid. It was useful in the sense that we now know he paid a significant AMT, which he wants to eliminate. We also know that he's probably not a billionaire. But what we really need to know is where his income came from. I think Rachel did an important thing by emphasizing the need for the complete tax returns, because they could provide a link to Russian business interests.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
33. Even then, his tax attorneys are smart enough not to name a source of income 'Russian Bribes."
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:34 AM
Mar 2017

I think we are putting too much hope in the tax returns. First, his supporters won't care assuming there is anything there. Second, most people -- non-DUers -- don't care either. Tax returns won't get Trump.

Should have kept hitting him on the healthcare "plan."

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
50. You talking about the August 2016 poll? He still got elected, they must not cared much. Heck,
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:22 PM
Mar 2017

Heck the poll was probably DU'd too.

I'm sorry, there's a difference between "yeah, OK, I'd like to see his tax return, just like I'd like to see Bruce Springsteen's" and "By golly, if he doesn't release his returns, I'm not voting for him." The latter obviously didn't happen.

His hatred for minorities, deportation plans, misogyny, and worse, were a much bigger factor than his tax returns.

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
56. Nope- Rachel and I are talking about why we need to see his income sources and who he's is debt to
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:37 PM
Mar 2017

Right now. Your spin about him winning is exactly the same as DTs. That's hilarious.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
61. You are correct, there was also a poll in January. But he was still elected, so I will stick with
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:45 PM
Mar 2017

those that voted for him didn't care much.

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
72. That's why Rachel did a show on why we should care, silly.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:32 PM
Mar 2017

She used the nothing burger to highlight what is missing. And lots of pundits today are talking about what he is hiding again. It dovetails with the Russian investigation which will not be complete without seeing his income.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
74. Would love to be wrong. But even if someone connects all those dots, Trump's supporters won't care.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 06:00 PM
Mar 2017
 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
75. It doesn't matter what they think. It matters that there's huge support growing to subpoena his
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 06:53 PM
Mar 2017

Returns. Why anyone would want to discourage that is beyond me.

pnwest

(3,266 posts)
15. What the wha...?
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:55 AM
Mar 2017

That's a helluva leap to make...have you like, bumped your head recently? Bath salts much?

longship

(40,416 posts)
18. Sorry that everybody didn't get a cookie.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:34 AM
Mar 2017

Rachel tweeted what she had before her program. She announced at the top what is was, two pages of Drumpf's 2005 1040.

Whatta ya want? Rubber biscuit?
Here, have one:

Azathoth

(4,606 posts)
19. Well, no, she only announced that after Twitter went wild over her first tweet.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:37 AM
Mar 2017
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight. (Seriously.)

Azathoth

(4,606 posts)
21. Donald got a big cookie
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:43 AM
Mar 2017

His supporters are practically giddy tonight that the "libs' conspiracies" about Trump's taxes have been "disproved" by one of their own.

Azathoth

(4,606 posts)
25. Eh, Trump also 'disagrees' with the CBO
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:56 AM
Mar 2017

Color me unimpressed.

But it's a fact that Trumpland thinks they got a big cookie tonight, and lots of Saneland agrees with them.

 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
35. Adorable spin
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:50 AM
Mar 2017

but that's not how it's being reported. First thing they're saying is donnie released them himself as a distraction. Second, they're saying he wants to get rid of the AMT which is the only reason he didn't pay 4% and that the release didn't come close to answering the questions everyone wants answered about Russia. I'm sure right wingers would like us to forget about all that and cheer the degenerate actually paid some taxes but that's not what's being reported this morning. Who give a crap what the wingers thinK? They already voted for an amoral degenerate.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
55. That's quite the unsupported allegation you call a fact, regardless of your impressionism...
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:36 PM
Mar 2017

That's quite the unsupported allegation you call a fact, regardless of your impressionism or your color.

Like tapping a phone was two weeks ago.

caroldansen

(725 posts)
23. No. Give it time. Rome was not built in a day. It's the first step. Watch and wait. And keep
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:44 AM
Mar 2017

fighting for our side.

JHan

(10,173 posts)
26. I know folks feel some kind of way but this is the funniest thing I've read in a while.. lol . lol.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:59 AM
Mar 2017

Y'all need to stop. LOL LOL.

underthematrix

(5,811 posts)
27. I just think people are not thinking about the full import
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:06 AM
Mar 2017

what this Maddow segment revealed. What if he claims the same level of income for all subsequent years? Trump claimed he was a billionaire but his tax filing doesn't show that. So if he is a billionaire, where is the money?

Alice11111

(5,730 posts)
30. She suggested he leaked them himself, but she overhyped.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:32 AM
Mar 2017

the story. It probably helped DT. The analysis was good though.
However, I bet my last dollar, there was a plan by DTs staff to leak it. Good strategy. It is the only thing that makes sense. Also, they announced a carefully prepared statement before she even aired the story.

He is getting really close to Congress or others going after the taxes. Get a story about how much he paid first, and "let it breathe." Obviously, he is hiding his Russia and China connections. In the campaign, his sons said that they had a lot of loans from Russia (shut down quickly...geez, they are idiots).
So, he picks out one of the best years, maybe the best, as far as his paying taxes (even if it was mostly AMT). He thinks maybe if he shows this incomplete tax return, the trumpsters will be outraged that he's being harrassed, paying a bundle in taxes (by their standards), and it was leaked (the usual bury the truth or real story by making the leak or sourse the story).
It is clearly an attempt to put the tax returns issue to rest, as well as get his base riled up to defend him, if he needs it.
Poor Donnie, so mistreated by "illegal" leaks (fuck the leaked stories), and he paid so much in taxes.

Why his returns haven't come out anyway is beyond me, as much litigation as he has had. Tax returns are requested in almost all discovery. His lawyer couldn't release them, but many others could. Settlements often have gag orders, but he litigated a lot of cases. For some suits, they may even be part of a public record, though discovery docs per se are not usually filed because of the massive amount of paper. Loans and license applications require tax returns.

Betcha anything, he's exaggerating his income for loans, and reducing it for taxes. Fraud.

LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)
31. First, Get Ready To Be Attacked Just For Asking Questions...
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:09 AM
Mar 2017

Second, we are not watchers of Rachel for multiple reasons (too many to detail) including what occurred in this latest episode (from what we have heard).

When we're watching her (now 2 years removed -- with the exception of a video clip every now and then -- literally) she would DRAG OUT whatever the topic was in an attempt to keep you locked tight to the TV screen in front of you for the entire hour.

However, the story got repetitive and she repeats herself quite often. Way too often for our taste.

The point of this is the Tax Returns were a step up. It's obvious.

First, they're 12 freaking years old. How impactful would they be in TODAY's Crazy Times with Cheeto?

Next, it is equally obvious Trump and his Sheep Crew dropped the so-called "leak" - which wasn't - as their response was way too quick for them not to have done so.

Third, the producers should have done more FACT-CHECKING and asked MORE QUESTIONS before ever going full board press with this as the top story of their day.A great question would have been Why was this one (the '05 Tax Return) was "Leaked" and sure as Hell, Why Now?

Basically, Cheeto set Rachel up and she fell for it hook, line and sinker. Cheeto is stupid but he has more than displayed when it comes to playing the media for a fool, he's well tasked at how to do so.

Maybe next time, Rachel will ask more questions before running straight to the camera, reading a script. She got played on this one and was the only news program in the 9 pm ET hour to lead with this "leaked" story like it was for real, for real #BreakingNews.

OnDoutside

(19,943 posts)
32. That's a ridiculous post from someone who admits to not having watched her show for the last
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:28 AM
Mar 2017

2 years. Rachel is an incredibly fact based journalist, there are few better in television. She was presented with this scoop by David Cay Johnston, and did due diligence herself. From having watched the show, it is clear that both Rachel and David believe this is a Donnie/John Miller leak drop, but she presented the show in a factual layered way before leading up to the interview with David. For all those new viewers, they will have been educated in where all the Russian stuff fits into where Trump is now. Trump may have leaked this to divert attention away from his lack of evidence in the Obama non wiretap, but he may have made a mistake in giving another chink of information in the fight to expose his financial dealings.

LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)
34. Huh umm....
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:46 AM
Mar 2017

And to go forward with a "Story" that one knows was a plant "leak" is now Journalism?

It's not journalism unless one has more than the planted leak to enhance the story, on the SAME DAY the planted "leak" is reported.

And no, CNN does a great job at 9 pm ET with Anderson Cooper, thus our TV's are turned there.

OnDoutside

(19,943 posts)
36. Ummm Rachel DID enhance the story, by putting it in context, in a step by step manner. It is not
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 06:25 AM
Mar 2017

true to suggest she just put it out there. There was a long lead up to the actual leaked document, where she explained and layered the context. Just because it isn't to your gimme-all-the-info-in-30-seconds "taste", well that's your choice. When many of the other liberal commentators were wringing their hands over the last 4 months, Rachel was getting on with it, and her ratings are a tribute to her research and presentation.

And the planted leak story was offered to her by David Cay Johnston, why aren't you criticising him for even bringing it to the light of day ?

The reality, as both Rachel and David pointedly said, that this is highly likely to be a Trump Dump, and they analysed it and placed it in the correct context. This may well provide another bit of info to eventually burst the Trump Empire open, even though in the short term Donnie may think he wins.

(Re CNN, I saw Van Jones contribution to that... sad!)

BainsBane

(53,010 posts)
41. Like the DNC emails on Wikileaks?
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 08:06 AM
Mar 2017

The fact they were planted didn't stop "progressives" from using them, did it?

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
57. Your bias is both creative and imaginative...
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:41 PM
Mar 2017

Your bias is both creative and imaginative... though your allegations lack any objective evidence to support them, much like a bumper-sticker. Keep on truckin', little fella!!!

I did like the "prepare to be oppressed" bit though, as irrational and lazy minds have the time and the privilege to over-dramatize mere discussion to better pretend it's still all about them.

 

DefenseLawyer

(11,101 posts)
38. I think she's a liberal who became a well paid television personality
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 06:50 AM
Mar 2017

And she'll always be a team player when it comes to boosting her ratings and keeping her gig. That's what motivates a stunt like that, not ideology.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
39. No, she is not. How silly.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 06:55 AM
Mar 2017

DUers who are so anxiously waiting for the "big shoe" to drop continue to be disappointed.

And then they try to blame everyone else.

Rachel is a good journalist.

People need to grow up. The shitgibbon's downfall won't come giftwrapped.

Kimchijeon

(1,606 posts)
44. yeah that is probably a big part of it
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:29 PM
Mar 2017

(the teasing/drawing out aspect) ...doesn't always play well I guess.

 

NewRedDawn

(790 posts)
45. 2016 returns
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:31 PM
Mar 2017

I know NBC correspondent Hallie Jackson addressed this. No audit if you have not filed yet. Lets see the whole 2016 pre filed return now Should be demanded by every journalist. Take away the sorry Ass audit excuse!

 

LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)
46. She is a member of NBC and THEY gave us Trump more than any other network. They want RATINGS
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 02:33 PM
Mar 2017

and you're giving them what they want when you watch the news that did NOT find Meredith McIver, that did NOT release those reality show edits, and that took this man's calls for free all election season.

WHAT ON EARTH makes you think they will change their MO now?

TNLib

(1,819 posts)
48. No and these threads are getting ridiculous
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:12 PM
Mar 2017

She hyped it so people would tune in to her show. Like it or not she's a cable news reporter not a saint.

brush

(53,707 posts)
54. Seems she didn't have time to review it. Must've gotten a call it was coming...
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:36 PM
Mar 2017

and it only ended up being two pages from 12 years ago.

After all the pre-show build up I guess she couldn't not run it.

IMO it was a set-up from someone in trump's camp.

It created a temporary kerfuffle, not enough to distract, as was intended, from the story that broke today of the Russian state hackers being arrested today for their trial run info hack with Yahoo.

trump has established a recognizable pattern now. When bad news is coming they send out a shiny object distraction to take media attention away.

Hope the journalists and the rest of us get it by now and don't fall for it.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
59. Does green cheese smell better on Mercury, and is it as wonderful to bathe in as alleged?
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:44 PM
Mar 2017

Does green cheese smell better on Mercury, and is it as wonderful to bathe in as alleged?

My question being as serious, as sincere, and as well-thought out as yours (rationalizations aside).

jalan48

(13,832 posts)
62. She works for a huge corporate media conglomerate-NBC-which is owned by Comcast.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:49 PM
Mar 2017

Her job, at least in part, is to sell advertising.

The Wielding Truth

(11,411 posts)
78. True. But no. She is trying to turn the world around on a string show. It was overplayed.
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:24 PM
Mar 2017

She was banging out stories that hit too close to Trump and she was hooked and landed by Trump or his team. She will not give up. She can not give up. I thank her for working so hard to get at the truth. This little nothing thrown her way may not contain kryptonite but it may lead to another crack in his foreign protective wall.

Historic NY

(37,449 posts)
64. She may have hyped it..but the asshole in the WH had to responded to it....
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 03:51 PM
Mar 2017

funny is that he almost expected it to come in advance it must have took a week to craft the statement

Squinch

(50,888 posts)
67. So shooting yourself in the foot is a GOOD thing now? You're going to dis the
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:14 PM
Mar 2017

best voice we have looking into the Trump/Russia connection because she reported that she had a tax return, when she had a tax return.

Paladin

(28,239 posts)
70. Could liberals go for more than a day without shooting themselves in the foot?
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:29 PM
Mar 2017

If you want to make common cause with all the trump whiners over Rachel and those tax returns, have at it. But don't go out of your way to harpoon some meaningful opposition to this filthy new regime.

Zambero

(8,961 posts)
76. This was not a non-story
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:09 PM
Mar 2017

Rachel didn't solicit the (partial) tax return. It was given to her. Those who are impatient for that elusive smoking gun should not be too hasty to shoot the messenger simply because the message might have fallen short of expectations.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,114 posts)
77. She wanted to get people to watch
Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:20 PM
Mar 2017

Yes, there was the stuff about the tax return, but the REAL story was her connecting the dots between Trump and the Russians, and no one connects the dots better than Rachel.

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