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andym

(5,425 posts)
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:30 PM Nov 2020

The mininum is that Trump should be called a "Sore Loser" loudly by at least some prominent people

And it should be repeated in public by regular folks like they did to Gore during the Florida recounts. That could be followed up by stating he is trying to cheat his way into office after losing which is significantly worse-- anti-democratic and Anti-American. The latter should be used frequently.

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andym

(5,425 posts)
3. Well we've already been calling him that during the Mueller investigation
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:34 PM
Nov 2020

Start with "sore loser" move on to "anti-American" and then seditious/traitor etc once people accept the other terms.

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
10. His actions are beyond "sore loser." He is setting the stage for domestic terror.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:42 PM
Nov 2020

As Olbermann points out, he is a stochastic terrorist.

The definition of this term, and its applicability to DT, need to be firmly planted in the public mind.

stochastic terrorism [stuh-kas-tik ter-uh-riz-uh m] -noun- the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted: The lone-wolf attack was apparently influenced by the rhetoric of stochastic terrorism.

MineralMan

(146,060 posts)
4. Well, Nancy Pelosi called him a "psychopathic nut."
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:34 PM
Nov 2020

She's pretty prominent, I think. Perhaps you're just not aware of prominent people calling him things...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214589927

malaise

(266,889 posts)
5. No - he is subversive criminal
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:34 PM
Nov 2020

A sore loser is one of my siblings mashing up a game because he or she lost or my brother taking up his bat and ball in a cricket game because he was out.
This is a brazen attempt at stealing an election.

andym

(5,425 posts)
6. The point is to first tag him with something that most can accept
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:36 PM
Nov 2020

then one can move on as it sinks in: Anti-American, then "seditious election thief".

andym

(5,425 posts)
8. It's not molly coddling it is being able to convince others
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:38 PM
Nov 2020

If you think that calling him a criminal will work with anyone outside of the converted (preaching to the choir), by all means do so.

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
16. True
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:57 PM
Nov 2020

Giuliani calling to "cut off the head" of the Democratic Party, while making a slashing motion at his throat, is an out and out terroristic threat. . . not just incitement.

malaise

(266,889 posts)
18. I seriously hope Dems have
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 04:25 PM
Nov 2020

extra security around the President Elect and VP Elect. We are dealing with monsters.

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
19. Absolutely!
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:19 PM
Nov 2020

I also fear for election officials and anyone else the MAGA fanatics perceive as being key in the "grand conspiracy." Even after they receive death threats, there is only so much law enforcement can do to protect them.

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
12. Since Gore did in fact win, applying the term here sends the wrong message.
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:44 PM
Nov 2020

Not to mention that unlike DT, fighting to the bitter end for blatant lies and crazy conspiracy theories, Gore threw in the towel and thus betrayed the nation. I do not think we should be using any terms that harkens back to that dreadful turning point.

The Florida electors were unlawfully appointed pursuant to an incomplete and therefore unlawful election. Gore, and the Democratic caucus, should have made the case, educated the public, and fought to toss out the Florida electoral votes on Jan 6, 2001.

SWBTATTReg

(21,622 posts)
17. he will be called a 'sore loser' forever more, especially after his temper tantrum over the last
Fri Nov 20, 2020, 04:22 PM
Nov 2020

two weeks or so after the elections. His legacy is set in stone. He'll also be remembered as one of the most corrupt presidents ever too.

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