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Why do people often refer to 'losers' as 'sore losers?

Today on CBS 'Face the Nation', John McCain's 3-year long attempt to rid himself of any dignity (or any semblance of a 'maverick') continued in the form of ill-informed (or knowingly false), partisan jabs at the Obama Administration. As he is wont to do...McCain brought his day-late, dollar short reactive foreign policy to bear as he described America's relationship as 'disengaged'. I wish he would tell our troops (how many now? 80,000) and all of our diplomatic missions in the Middle East how disengaged they are....

But perhaps even more surprising, is McCain's criticism of Obama by quoting mass-murderer, former terrorist, now deceased Osama Bin Laden (TPM):

"It was Osama bin Laden that said, 'When people see the strong horse and the weak horse, people like the strong horse.' Right now the United States is the weak horse," McCain said.
Paul Ryan has Ayn Rand; McCain has Bin Laden.

Cue Republican outrage: 3......2......1......

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