Politics How would you respond to this Bernie Sanders supporter?

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  1. tradioguy69

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    I have seen this shared all over facebook the last 24 hours...how would you respond?

    Okay, so I'm going to go ahead and share my experience at Donald Trump's rally in Warren, MI today. We'll start with why I went. I am a firm believer in being educated on ALL candidates, not just the one you're rooting for, so Stephanie and I decided to attend. If you know me, it's no surprise that I am not a fan of Trump due to his racist, misogynist, and popularity-searching "campaign". But I try to keep an open mind, understanding that people have different views and everyone is entitled to their own.

    I wore a shirt bashing Trump, and Stephanie wore a pro-Bernie Sanders baseball hat. We had no intentions of causing a scene, starting any fights, or even speaking negatively towards any Trump-supporters. We stood in the crowd with everyone else, even made small talk with a few different people, asking back and forth about each other's views. A women supporting Trump even complimented our hat and shirt. This is not a post to bash all Trump-supporters.

    Most of the people we spoke to were very kind to us, as we were to them. Trump came out and started his speech. As hard as it was, we ignored the screams and chants of building walls and exporting citizens. We stood quietly and listened to the man speak. Every 15 or so minutes, a scene would happen where the crowd would yell about protestors and Trump would scream, "Get them out, send them out of here!" and the crowd would scream "USA, USA, USA" until the attendees who were asked to leave were escorted out.

    So, about 45 minutes to an hour into his speech, a group of teenage boys (who had been harassing us the entire time while we ignored their comments) screamed and pointed at us, yelling for us to be kicked out. At first we laughed it off, of course we couldn't be kicked out, we were just standing here silently. Wrong. A secret service member and a police officer were there within the minute, grabbed Stephanie and I by our arms, and started to lead us out.

    One of the Trump supporters we were chatting with even stood up for us, explaining that we weren't doing anything and weren't being disruptive. By now the crowd was chanting their USA run and a large portion was also booing us out. The walk through the crowd was very upsetting, being screamed at and filmed, even one man said "Go to China if you like communism so much!" (Communism?? Don't you mean democratic socialism??).

    But also, along the walk out, some attendees would high five us or shake our hands, and thank us for coming and supporting Bernie. It felt weird to be thanked, due to us not doing anything besides standing quietly. As the two men walked us out, one explained that if we returned we would be arrested. Stephanie quickly asked why that was. The man replied with "They don't want you here," to which she said "Isn't it a constitutional right to silently protest?" The officer replied "Not here." The rude remarks and yells didn't stop at the door, for Trump-supporters who didn't get in greeted us with just as much hatred.

    The walk back to my truck even included a man yelling from his car about how this was for Trump people and that we didn't belong here and shouldn't have come. This kind of hatred is what is ruining this country. To think that my right to protest was taken from me AT A RALLY, scares the hell out of me for if Trump actually became president and got that power. What else would he take away from us if he can't even stand two teenage girls standing silently at a FREE, PUBLIC, OPEN-TO-EVERYONE event? If you're thinking of voting Trump this year, please rethink your stance. This much hate belongs nowhere near the presidency.
     
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  2. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I tried but no paragraphs or spacing. Just cant make heads or tails about what you are trying to say.
     
  3. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    I'd tell him I ain't reading all that shit
     
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    I'd say that socialist policies have failed everywhere they've been implemented.
     
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  5. tradioguy69

    tradioguy69 VP of Larry, Inc.

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    Sorry I will try to fix.
     
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    Stretch5000 Well-Known Member

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    It's a private event on private property. You don't have a right be there. I know that concept escapes "democratic socialists".
     
  7. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    He wore bernie gear to a trump event and didnt want to cause a problem. :lmao:
     
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    I understood it completely. It IS disturbing the way they were treated just because some assholes pointed them out in the crowd as "not one of us". Its like The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    It's similar to them wanting a say in what becomes of your income. :coffee:
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    It really seems like Trump is appealing to the low-brow bully-like dummies in this country.
     
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    Trump is an authoritarian and his followers need a authority figure. People can get pissed all day long about that but that doesn't change facts and sometimes the truth hurts..
     
  12. tradioguy69

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    This.
     
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    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    This fucking guy is a dummy.

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    Listen I wouldnt wear a Red Sox hat at a Yankee game, if you dig my drift. But thats just me. I hate crowds anyway. In fact I hate people. Thank you.
     
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    So I was reading responses to the post and one girl had this to say:

    On your property yes. But in the United States you have a right to silent protest. Donald Trump is already stripping people of their rights and trying to divide people off of different beliefs instead of bringing them together
     
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    Dear Diary-

    Today I attended a rally for somebody that I have no intention of voting for. I even wore one of his opponent's name on my clothes. I can't believe people said stuff to me. I thought this was America.
     
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    :secret:Psst... urine idiot!:rolleyeup:
     
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    Showing up to a Trump rally with brown skin can also be hazardous to your health.
     
  19. MrWarmth

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    Unless you're carrying a shine box
     
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    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do?

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    It was probably a private venue. He can be kicked out.