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(740 posts)
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:38 AM Apr 2016

Politico: Sanders surrogate: Rosario Dawson comments 'not helpful'

Someone is not pleased.

Sanders surrogate: Rosario Dawson comments 'not helpful'

Bernie Sanders' lone Senate endorser on Monday rejected the notion that the recent comments made by one of the candidate's celebrity surrogates represents more than an isolated, inflammatory incident.

"No. This is individuals going off track on their own," Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview with CNN's "New Day," addressing actress Rosario Dawson's invocation of Monica Lewinsky against bullying while introducing Sanders over the weekend in Delaware.



(25,111 posts)
2. Surely, Sen. Markley should have known about BS' surrogates' outrageous
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:52 AM
Apr 2016

comments beforehand, ya think.


(740 posts)
3. You would think so...
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:54 AM
Apr 2016

...but no. I guess he thinks many surrogates for the Sanders 'go off-track on their own'.


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5. It seems Sanders has a LOT of surrogates making ugly isolated, inflammatory speeches against
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:56 AM
Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton. Someone does not have any control on messaging on that side OR it could be that's exactly what they're expected to do.

Remember, the Green Party has NO love for the Democratic Party, either. It's that angry that had me turn away from the Greens.


(4,542 posts)
6. I was wondering why my senator endorsed BS.
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:11 AM
Apr 2016

I was a bit taken aback at first. My impression is he is trying to keep things from imploding within the party. Have to have some adults there. My fur is settling back down.


(291,648 posts)
9. lol.. I know what mean, flea. sanders has to have one sane surrogate.. because
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:56 AM
Apr 2016

this part will be over eventually.. and there will be Jeff Merkley.. lone BS supporter from the Senate doing his mediation thing.


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7. Sanders admitted that he was not in control of his campaign. “You have to ask Tad.”
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:24 AM
Apr 2016

The closer we get to the end, the farther it gets from the rails. He has neither the temperament or the will to control his surrogates.

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(740 posts)
11. I think s/he's referring to Madeleine Albright
Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:00 AM
Apr 2016

when she made that stupid comment in February(?)

Response to Cha (Reply #10)

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