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  •  other DKos peeps wrote about months prior to (6+ / 0-)

    diarist diary

    maybe its because I haven't had enough coffee yet BUT the diary comes off as if this diarist had some divine revelation that no one else ever had

    there were tons of dkos diaries on this very subject months prior to diarist ever joining DKos...and if memory serves correctly = all the way back to the a few seconds after the repub primaries ended

    ed schultz show has mentioned it tons fo times for months on end specifically whenever they have the heavy set gray haired accountant guy on as a guest (can't remember his name)

    just saying

    •  yes people wrote about this (7+ / 0-)

      and I wrote about this in comments only (not diary form) any time there was an opportunity to do so because my husband kept mentioning to me that there had to be something in the tax returns that was worse than the stigma from not revealing them and all he could think of was the "amnesty" and so it needed to be examined in public
      to force Mitt to do what is always done - release his tax forms for 08 and 09 and previous years.

      But Christopher Tucker gave us a very creative way to get past the timid approach of our MSM - handling politicians with kid gloves unlike the British press which hammers its politicians - not that it's gotten them any better government.

      Christopher Tucker found a creative way to express what a lot of people are curious about in  a unique way to break through the media filtering of this kind of thing.

      And for this clever framing of the question - not an unsubstantiated accusation but a scientific method proposition style question - we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his success in helping to bring this question to the surface.

      Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

      by eve on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 07:36:26 AM PDT

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    •  True... but the more the better (3+ / 0-)

      Frankly, I'd like to see a new diary on this on the Rec list every flippin day until the election. If each one is from somebody who just had an epiphany that they might be on to something... great.

      It's a long way from the Rec list ot the MSM, but you have to start somewhere.

      Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

      by walk2live on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 08:34:26 AM PDT

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    •  I explicitly said I'd superficially scanned (0+ / 0-)

      headlines, and was entirely prepared to get no comments &/or find out the hypothesis was logically or empirically ridiculous. I wasn't following election closely, let alone this issue, and wasn't a member here until recently.

      The fact that this appears to have gone semi-viral is a bit of a mystery, and I'd guess has to do with something other than the simply hypothesis. Since I haven't read the other diaries, I can't tell you what influenced, or motivated people to invest effort to pass this on to so many people, esp. since it wasn't providing new proof, and was far from my best writing.

      Why didn't Dkos community make a huge deal about this in those past months?

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