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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:40 PM

Graham, Cruz and friends should be referred to as "Donald J Trumps" similar to "Benedict Arnolds"

since they don't seem to recognize that his name now conveys someone who promotes violent sedition through lies, backstabbing his own VP, putting Pence's life in danger, all in an attempt to cheat his way to an election he lost. They would probably be honored by the appellation until they subsequently realize what connotation it will eventually have for the general public.

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Reply Graham, Cruz and friends should be referred to as "Donald J Trumps" similar to "Benedict Arnolds" (Original post)
andym Feb 2021 OP
dchill Feb 2021 #1
andym Feb 2021 #4
muntrv Feb 2021 #2
andym Feb 2021 #3
Oldem Feb 2021 #5
pwb Feb 2021 #6
Sneederbunk Feb 2021 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2021 #8
andym Feb 2021 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2021 #10

Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:41 PM

1. I'm good with "Treasonweasels."

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:47 PM

4. I like this one too.

But it would be nice to somehow include Trump's name along with theirs.

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:42 PM

2. I call them Trump Humpers.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:46 PM

3. Also very good. NT.

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:49 PM

5. This would work for me except that I won't say or write his name.

To me, he's sub-human, a non person. He's beneath the dignity required for me to use his name; he's beneath contempt. He's just beneath.

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:52 PM

6. They all deserve a cold shoulder.

From America.

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:56 PM

7. I would be happy if we never mentioned Loser 45's name again.

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 03:56 PM

8. Or Quislings. That's even worse, and more accurate.

Benedict Arnold was a skilled officer who fought courageously against the British until he was seriously wounded and later passed over for promotion. After he suffered various other setbacks, including a court-martial and serious financial losses, he went over to the other side. His treason ultimately arose from his thwarted ambition and a sense of grievance - in other words, a shitty personality. While this also describes Graham, Cruz, et al., it doesn't take into consideration the magnitude of their support of sedition. I'd argue that Quisling is a better analogy - Quisling collaborated with an enemy in order to actively assist them in the takeover of his country. Isn't that what the Trump collaborators tried to do?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:03 PM

9. Quisling was a NAZI collaborator

and indeed Cruz, Graham, Howley are Trump collaborators.
But my suggestion is not to use Arnold as the appellation, but Trump himself-- since Trump's behavior provides the best analogy of all for theirs-- and no doubt they would seek to emulate him if they should somehow get elected President.

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Response to andym (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:05 PM

10. Good point. One might say that Trump himself is the Quisling.

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