If you’re looking for some lighter  moments during these dark Trumpian days, may I suggest that you watch MSNBC’s Ali Velshi  and Stephanie Ruhle lash Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, a stock wannabe pol running for Ohio governor, on his tax reduction notions. You can find it on YouTube.

I concede that it really wasn’t a fair match, with two adults who did their homework and armed with charts, not GOP obsessions, on the attack against Renacci, a multimillionnaire who’s already contributed $4 million of his own money to his campaign. As he has told us, he will “stop at nothing” to win the Republican gubernatorial primary and beyond. Get under the bed, folks.

In his cameo interview, he dismissed Velshi and Ruhle for relying on charts and other official materials as “semantics” while defending his call for tax cuts, even to the point of questioning what serious tax experts conclude would mightily benefit the rich.

He was so defeated at the end of the blitz that I began to feel sorry for a CPA guy who should have prepared for the show with something more than elementary school arithmetic with standard corporate talking points. And did I tell you that Donald Trump has no greater friend and apologist than Renacci?

 

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