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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:24 PM

 

My Discussion w/ Millennials @ The Dispensary

As you all know Colorado is booming with newbies especially Millennials due to the marijuana industry.
There are no old folks working in this industry so the dispensaries and grow warehouses are breeding grounds for Bernie/Bust movement.

All these kids I spoke to yesterday are brand new to Colorado and swear they will not vote or will write in Bernie come November.

I asked why would you want to see Colorado turn to being a RED state again?

Whuuuutttt???? THAT WON'T HAPPEN I WAS TOLD.

These kids had no idea George Bush won Colorado twice - the first time by A LOT. They are under the impression that since we legalized marijuana Colorado is solid blue.

What I heard from them was a Bernie Sanders speech. They've heard it so many times they know it by heart. None expect Sanders to endorse Hillary much less campaign for her and if he does...well under the bus and heads will explode.











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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:28 PM

1. What did you do next?

Where did the conversation go from there?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #1)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:35 PM

2. My Bud Tender Confessed

 

his ignorance on Colorado politics and said his girlfriend was voting for Hillary. Maybe I got to him a little bit... but the others sneered at me. Grrrrrr....







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Response to otohara (Reply #2)

Sun May 22, 2016, 02:04 PM

6. Sneering aside, what was the argument?

Was it just confrontational? What approach would work to get a thoughtful dialogue outside of Trump fear? What was the reasoning behind the tender's gf's future vote? (if you know) Thanks.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #6)

Sun May 22, 2016, 03:13 PM

8. Not Confrontational - Kinda Fun

 

and educational for them. He was angry about the superdelegates all going for Hillary and voter fraud. I then he calmed down a lot when I explained that John Hickenlooper/Michael Bennet both won with 1 million votes, while Sanders won with only 72,000 votes and only 127,000 participated. Because unlike primaries - caucuses were the far more effective at disenfranchising than primaries could ever be. As for the SuperD's - why would those who received a million votes bend to so few and many didn't vote for either these officials.

He got it.

I told him to listen to his girlfriend and start reading about Hillary because he was only familiar with Sanders anti-Hillary, anti-Democrats rhetoric . Didn't sound like his girlfriend has made much headway with him.

He said both parties need to blow up and new parties need to emerge. Well that's not going to happen I asked will that solve our problems or make them worse?
He did not have an answer.

Hope this helps.



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Response to otohara (Reply #8)

Sun May 22, 2016, 04:10 PM

12. That is a good point about superdelegates and caucuses.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:37 PM

3. I believe the youth have plenty of time yet to see the truth.

I was young once and I never took such a hard line stance like that. I don't think most of them will in the end.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #3)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:56 PM

16. I thought I saw a article the other day that said Millennials were coming around and were more

Likely to.not go to Trump.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:37 PM

4. They have no idea how hard fought every single battle

has been and how easy it is to lose it all again. Remember when Roe v Wade passed? We know how that's working out these many years later. I'll bet they think the draft will never come back either.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:51 PM

5. ^^^This!!!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Sun May 22, 2016, 03:20 PM

10. ^^^^^This^^^^

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 02:22 PM

7. The thing I learned is...

it's not about the 'cult of personality.'

It's about our shared values and aspirations. No one individual represents that.

If O'Malley had won, I'd be for O'Malley. If Sanders had one, I'd be for Sanders.

All they had to do was win. They didn't.

It's about our Democratic nominee now.

We know without a doubt, Republicans do not share our values and aspirations. None of them.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 03:14 PM

9. The Bern has truly created a marauding monster that he can no longer influence, let alone control.

 

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #9)

Sun May 22, 2016, 03:49 PM

11. He's not even trying, as far as I can tell. BS is still bellowing that the Dem Party is rigged...

....that their votes were stolen by the Dem Party, and that Hillary is status quo (i.e. Obama's third term, I guess. Like that's a bad thing). BS is running hard against Hillary and the Dem Party, and his acolytes are eating it up.

If he brings us 1968 at the Convention and a badly wounded nominee I'll never forgive him. In 1968 we got Nixon. In 2000 we got BushCheney. If 2016 brings us Trump this country is going to be in the deepest trouble it has ever been in.

Sanders is fringe left, and they are Not Dem's Friends.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:26 PM

13. His always hefty ego has grown to "yuuuge" proportions under the adulation

 

of adoring crowds.

He's now "hooked" on the celebrity and the money.

I fear that he is no longer in control of himself, and may follow his acolytes into the Neverland of "Bern or Bust"--breaking up the Dem Party in the process.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #13)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:44 PM

17. That's my assessment as well

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:36 PM

14. I bet if you asked them who their Senators and Congress person was they couldn't answer

And THAT is the real problem. They think supporting an anti-establishment candidate for President is all it takes for real change.

They're so naive.

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Response to nini (Reply #14)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:44 PM

15. Perilously ill-informed neophytes. And, self-promoting Sanders is not about to set them straight.

 

He's using them as willing tools to stroke his ever-growing ego.

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