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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:44 PM

Sanders Suspends Staffer Over Netanyahu Comments


Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign on Thursday night suspended Simone Zimmerman, the campaign's new national Jewish outreach coordinator over comments she made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Facebook, the New York Times reported.

"She has been suspended while we investigate the matter," Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs wrote in an email to the Times.


Zimmerman was hired by the Sanders campaign on Tuesday, and the news was followed by a Wednesday Washington Free Beacon report with a screenshot of a Facebook post by Zimmerman.

"Fuck you, Bibi," Zimmerman wrote in the post, calling Netanyahu "an arrogant, deceptive, cynical, manipulative asshole."


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sanders-campaign-suspends-staffer-netanyahu

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Reply Sanders Suspends Staffer Over Netanyahu Comments (Original post)
salinsky Apr 2016 OP
ViseGrip Apr 2016 #1
guillaumeb Apr 2016 #2
salinsky Apr 2016 #5
onehandle Apr 2016 #3
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #4
salinsky Apr 2016 #7
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #11
Dem2 Apr 2016 #13
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #14
Dem2 Apr 2016 #15
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #6
cwydro Apr 2016 #8
TheBlackAdder Apr 2016 #9
Sheepshank Apr 2016 #10
Dem2 Apr 2016 #12
Fawke Em Apr 2016 #16

Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:47 PM

1. In today's world, America's Jerry Springer world, it's clear 'campaign kids' need to be older now.

 

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:47 PM

2. Not very diplomatic but difficult to refute.

But staffers, especially in a position like hers, should realize that there is no such thing as a private opinion when one is in a very public position.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:57 PM

5. I agree ... I can't really disagree with the content of her post ...

... but seems like a curious choice for "Jewish outreach coordinator".

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:48 PM

3. = Fired nt

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:51 PM

4. Sanders did the corrrect action.

I do not like Netanyahu but folks leading public discourse need to act adult, ever more so in time of social media and instant access.

"Arrogant, deceptive, and cynical" would be enough for most of us (me!!) but not for the campaign's new national Jewish outreach coordinator.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:58 PM

7. It seems a little weird that Sanders would even need ...

... a "Jewish outreach coordinator".

Are Jewish people not feeling the Bern?

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Response to salinsky (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:06 PM

11. Are some people simpletons? eom

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:13 PM

13. Funny

...but folks leading public discourse need to act adult, ever more so in time of social media and instant access.


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Response to Dem2 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:25 PM

14. That was my argument> "folks leading public discourse need to act adult, ever more so in time of

social media and instant access."

As a Sanders supporter, IMO the woman was a poor hire and should have been fired (and better vetted initially).

To hire a specialist in Jewish outreach is obvious. There are likely campaign specialists for most demographics, with and without specific title.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:31 PM

15. Simpletons

Not particularly adult

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:57 PM

6. Yeah it was on DU last night.

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=1740257
They already tried to run with this as an attack yesterday. I am sure the person understands why they got suspended. Using a word as I said that is banned by the FCC about a leader could mess up your ties with said country no matter how bad the leader is.

But I did read that they are considering dropping the ban...
http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/fccban.asp

But i have not found a follow up and I have not heard the F-bomb on public airwaves yet. Anyone know if they lifted the rules?

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:01 PM

8. Lovely.

Some of his supporters really amaze me in that they don't see how counter-productive this nastiness is.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:01 PM

9. The same Netanyahu who worked with Republicans to undermine Obama/Clinton Iran Nuke deal?

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:04 PM

10. I'm not a fan of Bibi either.

 

But as a spokesperson for a major player in the battle for POTUS, she should have shown a little adult behaviour, and a little more decorum.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:10 PM

12. I liked what she said, quite a bit actually

I think my comment yesterday was that Netanyahu was human excrement. I stand by that.

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Response to salinsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 01:39 PM

16. Too bad.

I agree with her sentiment.

Why is the American "left" so caught up in kissing the asses of the Israeli right?

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