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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:18 PM

Beating Trump 101: Cripple his ego

Joe Biden's ad showing world leaders mocking Trump is perfect in every way:

1. Created and trafficked in real-time, coinciding with the news cycle which amplifies buzz and reinforces the narrative that Trump is really weak.
2. Exposes Trump as an embarrassing joke - using the perspective of global leaders who transcend domestic partisanship and divisions.
3. Explains the damage to the American "brand" in the only way TV viewers understand --showing it on the screen like a climatic scene out of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Dissing on the world stage is more compelling to watch than domestic late night TV snark. This sort of ad attracts eyeballs and keeps them hooked.
4. Demoralizes his supporters who feel emboldened by the bully. When the bully finally gets his comeuppance, his minions and sidekicks scatter because they now recognize a new power structure that locks them out. The spineless are going to have to find another place to hide.


Each punch to his ego hobbles his campaign's ability to paint a picture of strength and bravado. He's been knocked off his stride by a rival he considers a patsy. A barrage of hits, or a series of bruising hits over time, will ultimately knock him out.

Please keep these ads coming!!!

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Reply Beating Trump 101: Cripple his ego (Original post)
scrabblequeen40 Dec 5 OP
TheBlackAdder Dec 5 #1
OrlandoDem2 Dec 5 #2
greyl Dec 5 #18
wnylib Dec 5 #3
pangaia Dec 5 #6
Pluvious Dec 5 #9
pangaia Dec 5 #10
wnylib Dec 6 #19
scrabblequeen40 Dec 5 #11
lastlib Dec 5 #17
tclambert Dec 5 #4
scrabblequeen40 Dec 5 #13
Duppers Dec 6 #21
Beartracks Dec 8 #49
Duppers Dec 8 #50
Beartracks Dec 8 #52
DeminPennswoods Dec 8 #48
Mr.Bill Dec 8 #53
TheDemsshouldhireme Dec 5 #5
pangaia Dec 5 #8
Mr.Bill Dec 5 #7
scrabblequeen40 Dec 5 #14
Beartracks Dec 8 #51
OhioVoterBlue Dec 5 #12
marble falls Dec 8 #45
OhioVoterBlue Dec 8 #46
marble falls Dec 8 #47
uponit7771 Dec 5 #15
scrabblequeen40 Dec 5 #16
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 6 #20
SWBTATTReg Dec 6 #26
Kahuna7 Dec 7 #38
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 7 #39
Joinfortmill Dec 8 #57
Martin Eden Dec 6 #22
backscatter712 Dec 6 #23
DFW Dec 6 #24
Grasswire2 Dec 6 #30
DFW Dec 6 #31
Joinfortmill Dec 8 #58
Leith Dec 6 #25
TheFarseer Dec 6 #27
ancianita Dec 6 #32
SargeXXX Dec 7 #37
Quixote1818 Dec 8 #41
scrabblequeen40 Dec 8 #42
Grasswire2 Dec 6 #28
SargeXXX Dec 7 #36
scrabblequeen40 Dec 8 #43
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subana Dec 7 #33
Vinca Dec 7 #34
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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:22 PM

1. Next video: Show Trump being played the fool by Putin & Un, and he comes back submissive.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 07:47 PM

2. Trump has a huge ego. He will publicly "welcome" impeachment. Privately he will hate it.

Publicly he will try to use impeachment to whip up his base. Publicly hes going to try to embarrass Democrats and the impeachment process.

He will try to use reverse psychology because he never wants to appear to be on defense.
He wants to attack. Our leadership will be prepared!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:51 PM

18. Helsinki, 2018 you mean. We already have the video.



Iconic photo of Trump realizing he's been played and is still on the hook at this link:

https://images.app.goo.gl/psqJZJVS27WaVTut5

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:29 PM

3. Bombard him with enough non-stop ridicule

through political ads and protests everywhere with people laughing loudly at him, snd he might go.so bonkers that even his own party will want him out.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:13 PM

6. He also might drop a nuclear bomb on... jeeze, I dunno,, pick some place...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:15 PM

9. Albania should be nervous

They're high up on a sorted selection list.

He goes with his Gut.

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Response to Pluvious (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:17 PM

10. I'm thinking California !!!


Or NYC...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:09 AM

19. Nah. There are too many safeguards built into

the nuclear bomb command. If he was that bonkers, he probably wouldn't remember the process for giving the order, or how to find the code. Even if he did remember, nobody in the military would follow through, not even his lackeys. When he tried, they would just send him off to Walter Reed for a "check up."

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Response to wnylib (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:23 PM

11. Torture him with mockery

... at every opportunity. Do not let him get a day of respite between now and October.

Making him the butt of jokes and deriding him throws him off his game. He's got thin skin. Keep him on the fucking defense. He only has one real strength: mockery. Let's turn it on him.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:40 PM

17. Ridicule is the knife that cuts the deepest in his thin skin.....

Ridicule him to the ends of the earth!

(But keep a close eye on the nuclear suitcase..........)

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:39 PM

4. A lot of Trump's supporters follow him because they think he is strong. Show them how weak he is.

Pound the subject of his weakness. Make it commonly accepted knowledge. Then his hero-worshipers will turn away.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:25 PM

13. Agreed. Mock him relentlessly. EOM

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Response to tclambert (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:37 AM

21. Make them aware he NEEDED $$$ from Russia.

His net worth is so low - he didn't have the collateral needed - that U.S. banks refused to lend him cash he needed. He's in hock up to his ears.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:19 PM

49. Yep. He never was a by-the-bootstraps guy nor a successful businessman. He just...

... played one in the media and on TV.

He's had a string of, what - 11 bankruptcies? And his net worth has got to be low, otherwise he'd definitely provide paperwork to back up his claims. Actually that goes for just about anything he says: if something were true, a man of his ego and confidence would want to prove it. Lack of evidence in his case most definitely points to lack of truthfulness.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:23 PM

50. Exactly.

"if something were true, a man of his ego and confidence would want to prove it."

Thanks! 🙏

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Response to Duppers (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:28 PM

52. You're welcome!

Sometimes I can turn a phrase.



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Response to tclambert (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:25 AM

48. Exactly, Trump's ego will never be diminished, but his followers

think he's strong and smart. Mockery will diminish that idea. Let's be honest, who wants to be associated with a laughingstock?

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Response to tclambert (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:30 PM

53. They also follow him because they think he pisses us off,

and if anything pisses us off, it must be good.

I counter this by making it look like he is hilarious and little more than a source of amusement for me.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:53 PM

5. The label that should stick to him is he has to cheat.

Cheats at golf
Cheats serving his country with daddy's dr note for bone spurs to get out of serving his country
Cheated on his wives
Cheats on his taxes, its why he wont release his taxes and that's why all county supply company was formed,
He needed Russia to cheat on an election
He needed to blackmail Ukraine to cheat on the next election
He's stiffed countless contractors and lenders

He has to cheat to win, cant do it on his own

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Response to TheDemsshouldhireme (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:15 PM

8. can't get it up...

-wife hates him so she sleeps on another floor in the house---- OUR house !!

-needs 2.5 packs of tic-tacs by his

- need 2./5 tubes of orange face paint by his bed. ( why orange? I never did understand that. Doesn't he even look in the mirror?

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:14 PM

7. Another smart thing about that ad:

It presumes Biden is running against Trump. Not Bernie, Elizabeth or Pete.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:26 PM

14. Absolutely. We run against Trump, not each other. EOM

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:26 PM

51. Yes! They are all auditioning to be the General Election candidate, right?

The role of "Trump Defeater."

They are NOT necessarily auditioning for the role of "Best Democrat Ever."

That said, people: When it gets to Nov 2020, vote for every Democrat on your ballot, all the way down the page!! We need to get as many (D)'s into as many seats in local, state, and national government as possible so we can set things right.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:25 PM

12. Remind Rump

 

each and every day that he is fat ass, ugly schmuck who wears more makeup and hairspray than hilary or any his female contenders running. Mock his appearance, it is his only true concern.

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Response to OhioVoterBlue (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:15 AM

45. Seriously. You're going to to mock Trump because he seems feminine to you. That's the big issue ...

for you?

What would you do if he were a good POTUS using "too much make-up and hairspray"?

Slut shaming Trump. Is that what we are reduced to????? T

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Response to marble falls (Reply #45)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:19 AM

46. Slut shaming?

 

Makeup and hairspray implies slut??? Ok, sure.

If, but if, he were a good potus and still wore pancake make 10 shades darker/orange than his skin, and used hairspray to hold the five hairs around his head...yeah, would still have some serious concerns about his mental state and competence.

He is the one claiming his alpha Male status despite the lump of sludge he is.

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Response to OhioVoterBlue (Reply #46)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:23 AM

47. Commenting on it and using it to try degrade someone over it ... what do you think that is?

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:43 PM

15. Mock him also in language while be contemptuous, Bullies can't stand that and he'll want to strike.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:05 PM

16. His obsession w being popular

He wants to be "big" so bad. All we have to do is methodically, consistently and without mercy ridicule him for it. We do so with the seriousness and sophistication that defending our democracy requires.

When it comes to schoolyard taunts and stunts, Trump will find out he's no match for the ads we're about to unleash.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:11 AM

20. I think the key word to use against tRump is loser.

Many who have studied this turkey and written books about him say his primary obsession is with winning and at any cost, and that he cannot stand to be seen as a loser. This is the way to get him to implode.

* border wall => loser.
* mistreatment of migrant children => loser.
* revised healthcare plan => loser.
* massive infrastructure improvement program => loser.
* deal with North Korea => loser.
* tax cuts for working Americans => loser.
* working Americans paying billions in product import tariffs => loser.
* constant lying to the American public => loser.

We need to use that word against him until America pukes from hearing it........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:46 PM

26. A great idea. I had proposed on DU some time ago a 'biggest loser' award (a trophy being ...

that of rump being a whinny loser/spoiled brat) for those nominated as being one of the biggest losers thus far.

Like you said, it would drive him / rump nuttier than what he is already.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:54 PM

38. Excellent way to frame the gargoyle.

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Response to Kahuna7 (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 07:32 PM

39. I forgot to mention.....

a number of his properties are losing money and some are trying to worm their way out of contracts with him....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:41 PM

57. 👍

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:54 PM

22. If Trump is despeartely trying to cope with his crippled ego, he may do more than look insane.

He may do something truly insane with the terrible power of his office, and that could have serious consequences.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:20 PM

23. Yep. This one's well played.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:27 PM

24. Cripple his ego and he'll melt like the wicked witch of the west

The day he wakes up, looks in the mirror, and the image staring back at him says, "you're nowhere near the greatest," that's the day he'll say he has accomplished more in 3 years than any other president did in 8 years, and his work is done here, so hello President Pence.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:57 PM

30. The narcissism won't allow that.

One of the first things I learned when my husband's business partner (a psychologist) told me that hubby was a pathological narcissist is that a narcissist will do anything to DESTROY those who stop providing flattery that is known as "narcissistic supply." They never do acknowledge the pathology; never do feel remorse or anything but the drive to NOT be accountable for their actions. They are conniving, manipulative and sometimes sadists.

This has played out over my lifetime, many years married many years divorced. Interestingly enough, he recently passed and even the passing has created tumult and division in the family. Some who were abused by him have moved into a kind of Stockholm syndrome now, creating a life story that is simply false and wipes out the abusive chaotic reality we all lived.

And so I don't see any possibility of self-awareness happening to Trump. If circumstances render him penniless and powerless, he will still have grievance as his ace card. The victim.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:02 PM

31. Not only conceivable, but sadly probable

I am fortunate enough not to know (been with the same woman for 45 years now, and she is the opposite--she was offered a modeling job, and said, "I studied to be a social worker, not to have some clown snap pictures of me all day" ).

Kudos to you for having survived the first-hand experience!

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:42 PM

58. 👍

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:43 PM

25. Death by 1,000 cuts to his ego and "reputation"

I like it!


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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:11 PM

27. This is not going to be effective

They like him BECAUSE hes a bully. Im not a big Tom Steyer fan but the ads highlighting how bad of a business man he is are AWESOME

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:37 PM

32. No, it won't. He's driven by reptilian instinct, not ego.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:23 PM

37. We have no choice now but to take to the streets.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:42 AM

41. I think both angles of attack are needed. Yes, his ENTIRE ego is tied to him being wealthy

and if it is constantly brought up that he was the biggest money loser in the US in the 80's and 90's and he lost DAD's money. It's going to get under his skin and take away what he is most insecure about. His dad was successful and he did poorly with dad's money he inherited.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:02 AM

42. Bullies need bluster and bombast to win -

It hides their true weakness. Trump knows he's a loser of epic proportions and the bullying is how he hides it from his minions.

Strip the power of his bluster and bombast, and he's got nothing.

You take down the lead mean girl, and her cohorts go down too.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:32 PM

28. someone on MSNBC yesterday called it a GRIEVANCE CULT

And so when we attack him in demeaning ways, he raises money and support off it.

I think it was Steve Schmidt who used the term.

Every freaking day his sycophants and family find something to whine about. Kellyanne. Don Jr. Eric today! All of them claiming victim status for him and themselves.

And if you take a walk around his FB page and twitter, you will see that millions of minions are totally bought in on this narrative. They defend him because "he's fighting for us" against unprecedented attacks. They profess to LOVE him because we meanies hate him.

History tells us what he is, and what his supporters are captured by. Let's make this his time in the barrel, but find a way to stop this adoration.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:22 PM

36. Fight back Hong Kong style. Shut down Twitter and Fox News.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:17 AM

43. I prefer the "Mean Girls" clique

It describes the hate, the venality, the pettiness and cruelty more aptly.

Mean Girls is their weapon of first choice on offense.

The victimization schtick is a defensive tactic -- and it only works in combination with a Mean Girls offense.

Neutralize the offensive, and all they got left are whimpering, whiny losers which is the opposite of the Trump brand.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:41 AM

33. good strategy!

Each punch to his ego hobbles his campaign's ability to paint a picture of strength and bravado. He's been knocked off his stride by a rival he considers a patsy. A barrage of hits, or a series of bruising hits over time, will ultimately knock him out.


Most of his strategy is built on a perceived image. He loves to try to appear strong but nothing he does is anywhere close to strong! It's all about the image.

Remember back in the Bush administration, Karl Rove would always go after their competitor's strength & tear that down first. With fat Donnie, his strength (if he has one) is his image of strength & of course his huge ego! If we constantly make him look like a fool & a weak person, he'll fall pretty easily & his fans will clearly see it whether or not they want to believe it!

Great strategy!

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:51 AM

34. I totally agree. His ego is very fragile and the continued mocking works far better than

trying to discuss policy or act in anyway remotely normal.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:23 AM

44. Right!? Policy discussion is ineffective

Here's proof: the only time any of the democratic candidates go viral is when they go attack - not on strength of policy, but on strenght of personality.

I'm thinking of "don't mess with me" Nancy, and "you're a damn liar" Biden. Or Kamala Harris' "...that girl was me."

Identifying with a strong personality is something we all do, even those of us who prefer to focus on serious policy.

The only way to get the rubberneckers to look away from the Trump TrainWreck is to create a bigger wreck on the other side of the road. It's time to bring it.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:19 PM

35. Nationwide Strike the Day Before Impeachment Vote

Make those GOP chuckleheads shake in their boots.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:38 AM

40. Attacking him for being a bad business man who lost more than any other American

in the 80's and 90's as the "Biggest Loser!" will also work. Also, call attention that he inherited his money and lost a ton of dad's money because he is not smart.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:11 PM

54. Dems must be relentless. Attack Trumpy every day, every hour.

Run the ads on every cable channel, every broadcast channel. If the billionaires want to participate in the election, they can cough up millions for these ads so that they won't stop. Their money is far more useful than their candidacies. Billionaire candidates give "billionaires" a bad name.

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Response to scrabblequeen40 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:17 PM

55. Smaller fish Devin Nunes has the same pathology as 45.

Merely joke about that weasel, and he runs to a team of dipshit lawyers.

Thus, the obvious action to take: pour it on!

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