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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:19 PM

 

Bernie Sanders writing teen guide to political revolution

The Hill:


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is writing a book for teens interested in progressive politics, called "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution."

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In a forward to the book, Sanders notes that he overwhelmingly won younger voters among all demographics during his 2016 bid for president.

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"Young people are the future of our country," Sanders told Teen Vogue. "As citizens of the United States, they have a responsibility to participate in our democracy and to help create a government which works for all, rather than just the few. This book will expose them to an unusual political campaign, the excitement of politics and what being a progressive is all about."

According to Teen Vogue, the book also includes dozens of infographics about issues like income equality and money in politics that Sanders made famous during his 2016 presidential bid.

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Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/345479-bernie-sanders-writing-teen-guide-to-political-revolution



Senator Sanders does it again - messaging and getting people involved.

Can't wait till they put Sanders' likeness on the Energizer Bunny commercials!


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Reply Bernie Sanders writing teen guide to political revolution (Original post)
Trial_By_Fire Aug 2017 OP
DoodAbides Aug 2017 #1
Trial_By_Fire Aug 2017 #5
Midnight Writer Aug 2017 #11
Orsino Aug 2017 #13
LongTomH Aug 2017 #2
Trial_By_Fire Aug 2017 #4
George II Aug 2017 #17
aidbo Aug 2017 #3
Trial_By_Fire Aug 2017 #7
politicaljunkie41910 Aug 2017 #12
H2O Man Aug 2017 #6
Trial_By_Fire Aug 2017 #8
nycbos Aug 2017 #9
left-of-center2012 Aug 2017 #10
LexVegas Aug 2017 #14
KitSileya Aug 2017 #15
NurseJackie Aug 2017 #16
boston bean Aug 2017 #19
hrmjustin Aug 2017 #18
NastyRiffraff Aug 2017 #20

Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:20 PM

1. Oh no. Hm. nt

 

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Response to DoodAbides (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:50 PM

5. Oh no, oh no....

 

Hm means...?

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Response to DoodAbides (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 11:26 PM

11. Please no. Don't use the word "Revolution". Trust me. It doesn't go down well in the middle class.

We want to attract voters to a message of positive orderly change within the law, not scare them away.

The word "revolution" will cause immediate (maybe even subconscious) reaction in many.

Images of guns, mobs, clubs, bombs, and yes, rampaging leftists, etc. Ask Frank Luntz, the conservative "Word Doctor". He will be delighted with this news.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 08:42 AM

13. Until it does.

Sanders is right to imply where America is heading, but you are certainly right that comfortable people don't revolt.

Comfortable people aren't going to read the guide, however, so maybe no worries.

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:33 PM

2. We need those young people fighting with us if we are to take back Congress, state legislatures.....

......and the governor's mansions we have lost over the last few decades.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:50 PM

4. Exactly...

 

This is just one more way we win elections and change the course of our country.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 11:03 AM

17. Who are "we"?

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:44 PM

3. 15 year olds turn 18 in 2020

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:51 PM

7. Its part of winning elections....

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 12:56 AM

12. That didn't seem to work out so well in 2016 did it? I don't like this idea of trying to politicize

15 year old's. Sorry but I think the millennial were obnoxious enough in 2016. Those of us who have done nothing but supported the Democratic Party our entire lives are suddenly supposed to turn the reigns over to those who spend 50% of their time on X-Box and Facebook and can't spell because all they've known their entire short lives is texting. Before I left my job at the end of 2015, I worked with college grads interns, and they were self absorbed clueless children. I'm sorry but they were a bunch of whiners. Not all, but the majority. I'd overhear their conversations since we worked in cubicles so it was easy to overhear them and you'd have thought they were teens and not twenty-something college grads.

I'd set up training sessions a month in advance, bringing in other interns from various offices (because my boss thought it was a good idea and other offices would benefit from it) and a day or two before the training was to start, they'd come up with excuses for why they couldn't be there or had to leave early. One guy told me that he had to leave training early every day to pick up his child from school because his baby's mama who he lived with, didn't drive. (She didn't work either.) The elementary school where his child attended school was a few blocks from their home, but she said it was too far for the two of them to walk.


I had a young lady who broke up with her boyfriend and couldn't get out of bed for a couple of days after having spent a month telling everyone in the office all the details of her plans to move in together with her boyfriend. I had grown children of my own who were a lot more mature than today's 18-25 year old's, and I never would have tolerated any of that childish behavior and whining from my own children, but as the Team Lead, I was forced to be accommodating because of the investment we made in our personnel. However, it's been my experience that today's 18 yr old's and 20-somethings who are college graduates are nowhere near the maturity my generation was.

So if the Democratic Party wants to let Bernie turn the Party over to 15 year old's because they will be 18 in 2020, then all I can say is, heaven help us. But my generation has a strong history of showing up at the polls on election day. We aren't the reason that Hillary lost.


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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:51 PM

6. Great!

Recommended.

I'll be passing them out.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 09:07 PM

8. Passing the books out - what a excellent idea!

 

Great way to spread the word...

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 11:11 PM

9. Does it include self squabbling like in this monty python clip

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Response to nycbos (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 11:21 PM

10. The best way to find out ...

Click on the O.P. link,
and read the article.

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 08:55 AM

14. ...

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 10:35 AM

15. I thought he was busy writing a bill for single payer.

I guess he's more interested in writing for money.

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 11:02 AM

16. Books are nice, but I'm more interested in reading the legislation he writes and introduces.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 11:24 AM

19. I wonder if it will be realistic, like be so damned adamant, and tonever compromise, even if it gets

the exact opposite of what you want.. Cause that is what enough of them did in the GENERAL!

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Response to Trial_By_Fire (Original post)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 11:16 AM

18. My problem with Sanders is he decided to run on as a purist, and trashed Hillary so much

 

that by the general the youth looked at Hillary as a bad person, and it cost her votes.

He was selling idealism while not telling the youth you don't always get what you want and sometimes have to compromise in politics. This is why I don't trust Bernie Sanders and I don't think he should be elevated in our party.

I am sick of pretending his run did us good, it didn't!

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 6, 2017, 11:31 AM

20. He definitely shouldn't be elevated in our party!

He isn't even a Democrat, as he has said himself, many times. I know we're not allowed to say it here, but he's made it clear he's not a Democrat and he can't stand the Democratic Party.

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