the cheese wrote:Rodney Farva wrote:SouthernYokel wrote:i am very much enjoying the walking back of the tax returns importance. it was a moronic thing to handwring about to begin with.
people who think they'll get something about russia from his tax returns are kidding themselves
This is true. Further, unless there's actual tax fraud on that return, no average American is going to care. Even if there is tax fraud on that return, no American is actually going to care. And no one is going to care that an S-Corp that owns a Trump property in Los Angeles received an equity investment of $50M and a $1B loan guarantee from an Icelandic bank in 2009, even if that Icelandic bank is a known front for various members of the Russian political class because everybody fell asleep when you tried to explain what an S-Corp did.
Like it or not, politics (and maybe everything) is now a "hot taek" and "meme" culture. If you can't explain your side's position in less than 15 words, you lose.
The moment that you reach the second paragraph, you've lost engagement.