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(83 posts)
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:56 PM Jul 2016

We have to BEAT TRUMP at his own game

Obviously this RW crowd has frenzied themselves up and they are looking for a fight.

Do we engage them, which could easily get violent, or is there a better way?

We need to take the spotlight somehow; tweeting seems to work for Trump, and social media, graphics, videos, cartoons, and even sit-ins.

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(21,475 posts)
1. Everytime I encounter a cheeto fan on facebook
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:00 PM
Jul 2016

I link to the USA today article about him ripping off contractors and another article about his bankrupt business dealings and then I punch them biggly with the article where they write republicans are rubes who have been fooled into supporting a con man.

I never hear back from them.

Sometimes I also put up a meme that states how cheeto is totally unqualified to be president with facts.

We have to counter them with articles like the one in USA today.


(45,085 posts)
2. Bullies like Trump need to be taken down, hard.
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:01 PM
Jul 2016

A good direct punch in the nose...
through great smarts, heart, conviction,
passion and wit. Truth is on our side.


(27,606 posts)
3. No, Trumps political ideas look solely to the past... We must show the way to the future
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:42 PM
Jul 2016

and downplay the insults and toxic tone. One speaker attacking Trump is enough. Whether it's a keynote speech, VP acceptance speech, give that job to Elizabeth Warren.


(83 posts)
5. I just mean we have to get media's attention
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 03:26 PM
Jul 2016

I see Hillary as the school teacher at a blackboard and trump the disruptive child whizzing in the corner.


(27,606 posts)
10. I see Fussy Grandma, but I get your metaphor... I still think that job can be done by surrogates
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 05:53 PM
Jul 2016

and it it shouldn't be a daily thing like the extremely negative Hillary bashing coming out of the RNC.


(14,212 posts)
7. I sadly agree
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 03:49 PM
Jul 2016

Gone are the days of "I respectfully disagree". That doesn't work anymore. I wish it did. I'm a pacifist. I hate all forms of violence, including aggressive nasty speech.

But this is a new age, and its time to fight back. Unfortunately there is only one way to fight against a bully (and his poodle bullies).



(65,616 posts)
9. The same folks that love Trump own the media.
Thu Jul 21, 2016, 03:53 PM
Jul 2016

He literally got away with saying he could shoot and kill someone in one of his crowds and they would love him for it! HELLO, media? Candidate just said he could murder someone! They played it and went, "aw how cute Donald is being Donald again."

How do we beat that?

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