July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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I know Trump's supporters are out there and only supporting him because of the ridiculous things he is saying but what if he wasn't in the race? Would some of these same people be supporting Sanders right now because they are sick of establishment politics?

Is that why Trump entered the race to begin with? To help insure Sanders didn't win the election by taking potential supporters away?

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stabilizer 3 years 15 weeks ago
#1

I talk to a lot of Repubs. Many have said if given a choice between Trump ot Bernie, they will vote for Bernie. However, remember all Repub elected officials work ceaselessly to harm the very people who voted for them, so Repub voters clearly never consider facts or reality. They they literally do not know what the people they elect do, only what they shout. Repub propaganda constantly shouts "government doesn't work" and "all politicians are bad". It's no surprise that Repub voters will do as trained - vote for candidates they perceive as "not politicians". They actually view Bernie as a "not politician" when in fact that's about all he's ever done.

It's like climate change, you cannot achieve understanding of Repub voters with logic and reason or with facts. You have to think very shallowly, in terms of slogans and stereotypes, to understand them.

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Doolittle2 3 years 15 weeks ago
#2

My guess is there's a fair number of Trump supporters who still long for the days of Ron Paul, and got mad watching how his son failed to measure up. I'm not sure how that'd translate into Bernie support in any sort of mass scale, though

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