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Gothmog

(147,439 posts)
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:13 PM Oct 2015

Sanders Says It Was 'Inappropriate' For Staffer To Joke About Clinton As Veep

I personally admire and respect Senator Sanders even if I am supporting Hillary Clinton. The comments from Sanders' campaign staff about Hillary being considered for VP were really dumb and I was disappointed. It seems that Senator Sanders is also very disappointed in these comments http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bernie-sanders-staffer-inappropriate-clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday that it was "inappropriate" for his campaign manager to joke about considering his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate, MSNBC reported.

Earlier this week, Sanders' campaign manager had said that they were "willing to consider' Clinton as a running
“Look, she'd make a great vice president. We're willing to give her more credit than Obama did," Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver had said. "We're willing to consider her for vice president. We'll give her serious consideration. We'll even interview her.”

But Sanders walked back the comment to MSNBC.

“You know, I think that every campaign has statements come out which are inappropriate. That was inappropriate,” Sanders said, adding that he had "a lot of respect" for Clinton.

As I have repeatedly stated, I will support the Democratic nominee regardless of who wins the primary process. Senator Sanders is a good man and I respect him a great deal. These comments by Senator Sanders confirm my belief that Senator Sanders is a good man. I am still supporting Hillary Clinton but I am glad that Senator Sanders walked back the comments described above.
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Sanders Says It Was 'Inappropriate' For Staffer To Joke About Clinton As Veep (Original Post) Gothmog Oct 2015 OP
That's too bad. tecelote Oct 2015 #1
either one of those would be a darn good ticket. Amimnoch Oct 2015 #59
Has the staffer been fired? MohRokTah Oct 2015 #2
You really think that's worth firing someone for? Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #12
IF the staffer is not fired, it indicates tacit support for the statement. eom MohRokTah Oct 2015 #15
I doubt you are very sincere about that. Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #16
I am completely sincere. MohRokTah Oct 2015 #31
ok next time you are reminded someone in the clinton camp says something inappropriate Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #39
The staffer was repremanded AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #20
Was it through a strongly worded letter? MohRokTah Oct 2015 #28
see my comment # 42. I am riversedge Oct 2015 #43
Message auto-removed Name removed Oct 2015 #53
I do not see anyplace where it says he was reprimanded. I suppose if you see Sanders publicly riversedge Oct 2015 #42
I doubt if he'll fire his campaign manager.. The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign.. Cha Oct 2015 #27
Then no matter what Sanders says, as far as I'm concerned he might as well have said the same thing. MohRokTah Oct 2015 #29
Something about the cut of Jeff Weaver's jib that bothers me. DemocratSinceBirth Oct 2015 #45
+1 Skidmore Oct 2015 #48
Was the staffer beheaded? Allowing staffer to continue one's life is tacit support. Your arbitrary Ed Suspicious Oct 2015 #52
But that's only because his supporters made you feel that way Capt. Obvious Oct 2015 #57
both he and his policies are fine. it's the supporters who are not assets to his campaign that are msongs Oct 2015 #3
That is rediculous AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #21
Pot meet kettle. 99Forever Oct 2015 #49
I agree with Bernie. bravenak Oct 2015 #4
I am glad to see this... Spazito Oct 2015 #5
Inappropriate? I agree, hillary anywhere near halls of power is inappropriate. bowens43 Oct 2015 #6
I want to laugh but, I swear I believe it just may come down to a Sanders/Clinton ticket. Hiraeth Oct 2015 #32
I doubt that this will happen Gothmog Oct 2015 #36
Good for Bernie. Appreciate it. Now only if boston bean Oct 2015 #7
His supports could care less AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #22
His supporters recognize it for the left handed compliment it was. Non issue, for real. Hiraeth Oct 2015 #33
Most people did not see it as a compliment given Sanders' polling numbers Gothmog Oct 2015 #37
Most people don't care about this sort of drama AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #40
In the world of drama ... this is not even worth a fucking band-aid. Hiraeth Oct 2015 #56
Did I say "most People" ? NO, I did not !! -- I said "his supporters". omg. Hiraeth Oct 2015 #54
Should be over. NCTraveler Oct 2015 #8
Agreed. tammywammy Oct 2015 #19
Amen, brother. Hiraeth Oct 2015 #34
I'll stand with Bernie on this issue workinclasszero Oct 2015 #9
Do what same? AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #23
That man has class. That's all I'll say. Autumn Oct 2015 #10
Thank you Sen Sanders mcar Oct 2015 #11
See post #13 Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #17
I agree that is was inappropriate and in my opinion if anything coming Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #13
Nicely said! mcar Oct 2015 #18
I wish Bernie was a DU juror. nt BootinUp Oct 2015 #14
Post removed Post removed Oct 2015 #24
It was artislife Oct 2015 #25
The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign.. Cha Oct 2015 #26
I don't think the Democratic ticket will be two white people. Nye Bevan Oct 2015 #30
first intriguing comment in this thread. thanks and a question Hiraeth Oct 2015 #35
Clinton Castro 2016 Gothmog Oct 2015 #38
A lot of Dems think that would be the perfect ticket. SunSeeker Oct 2015 #41
The Texas Democratic Party is neutral for the primary Gothmog Oct 2015 #44
Is the Hillary campaign allowed to joke about Sanders as VP? Vinca Oct 2015 #46
He's a good man who isn't well served by his staff or his supporters. Metric System Oct 2015 #47
Which is better than having it the other way around... GummyBearz Oct 2015 #50
Good, that's all that needed to be said. giftedgirl77 Oct 2015 #51
K & R SunSeeker Oct 2015 #55
No shit, captain obvious. JaneyVee Oct 2015 #58
KICK! Cha Oct 2015 #60

tecelote

(5,122 posts)
1. That's too bad.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:16 PM
Oct 2015

Wouldn't it be great if Hillary promised to be Bernie's VP if he wins?

And, if Bernie would promise to be Hillary's VP if she wins.

Both are great Americans and together would be a dream team.


 

MohRokTah

(15,429 posts)
2. Has the staffer been fired?
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:16 PM
Oct 2015

No?

I disagree and do not consider Sanders anything more than just another Washington politician.

 

MohRokTah

(15,429 posts)
31. I am completely sincere.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:15 PM
Oct 2015

Refusing to fire the staffer is as good as agreeing with the statement, IMO.

Bread and Circus

(9,454 posts)
39. ok next time you are reminded someone in the clinton camp says something inappropriate
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:12 AM
Oct 2015

I want to see you demand their ouster.

Given you are so sincere.

riversedge

(70,983 posts)
43. see my comment # 42. I am
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 05:49 AM
Oct 2015

unsettled about this--but campaign members/staffers do stupid things sometimes. I am glad Emily's list jumped in and said something or this would go on.

Response to MohRokTah (Reply #28)

riversedge

(70,983 posts)
42. I do not see anyplace where it says he was reprimanded. I suppose if you see Sanders publicly
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 05:46 AM
Oct 2015

saying his comments were inappropriate--that would be the reprimand. But I do not see in in the original msnbc article (linked to TPM). I also listened to the video (Sanders talked about lots of things in this interview but nothing about a reprimand).



http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bernie-sanders-calls-aides-comments-clinton-inappropriate

Cha

(299,319 posts)
27. I doubt if he'll fire his campaign manager.. The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign..
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:12 PM
Oct 2015
Jeff Weaver is Sanders’ campaign manager. He served as the senator’s campaign manager during his successful Senate run in 2006 and served as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. He first began working for Sanders as a 20-year-old on his 1986 gubernatorial campaign.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/bernie-sanders-2016-campaign-staff-power-players-118282
 

MohRokTah

(15,429 posts)
29. Then no matter what Sanders says, as far as I'm concerned he might as well have said the same thing.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:14 PM
Oct 2015

Especially since it's a campaign manager.

Ed Suspicious

(8,879 posts)
52. Was the staffer beheaded? Allowing staffer to continue one's life is tacit support. Your arbitrary
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:10 AM
Oct 2015

line in the sand is ridiculous.


msongs

(67,774 posts)
3. both he and his policies are fine. it's the supporters who are not assets to his campaign that are
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:16 PM
Oct 2015

a tad overboard

Spazito

(50,999 posts)
5. I am glad to see this...
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:29 PM
Oct 2015

Weaver's comments were totally inappropriate and it's only appropriate Senator Sanders address them as he did.

Gothmog

(147,439 posts)
36. I doubt that this will happen
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:02 AM
Oct 2015

According to predictwise, Sanders has 11% chance of being the nominee http://www.predictwise.com/politics/2016DemNomination If Clinton is the nominee, she will hopefully select Julian Castro as her VP

boston bean

(36,246 posts)
7. Good for Bernie. Appreciate it. Now only if
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:32 PM
Oct 2015

His supporters would get on board with his feelings about this.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
33. His supporters recognize it for the left handed compliment it was. Non issue, for real.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:17 PM
Oct 2015

Much ado about nothing. Cripes almighty and some think the guy should be fired. sheesh.

Gothmog

(147,439 posts)
37. Most people did not see it as a compliment given Sanders' polling numbers
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:04 AM
Oct 2015

Again, Predictwise has Sanders at a 11% chance of being the nominee http://www.predictwise.com/politics/2016DemNomination

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
54. Did I say "most People" ? NO, I did not !! -- I said "his supporters". omg.
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:57 AM
Oct 2015

and whatever. for the rest of your reply.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
8. Should be over.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:32 PM
Oct 2015

Didn't question Sanders for a second and this wasn't necessary, I believe it is who he is.

tammywammy

(26,582 posts)
19. Agreed.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 08:58 PM
Oct 2015

It didn't sound like anything Sanders himself would say. Hopefully there was a bit of chastising to the staff not to say stupid shit like that to the press in the future.

Bread and Circus

(9,454 posts)
13. I agree that is was inappropriate and in my opinion if anything coming
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:08 PM
Oct 2015

From the Sanders camp that could be construed as sexist this would be it.

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Cha

(299,319 posts)
26. The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign..
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:10 PM
Oct 2015
Jeff Weaver is Sanders’ campaign manager. He served as the senator’s campaign manager during his successful Senate run in 2006 and served as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. He first began working for Sanders as a 20-year-old on his 1986 gubernatorial campaign.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/bernie-sanders-2016-campaign-staff-power-players-118282

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
30. I don't think the Democratic ticket will be two white people.
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:14 PM
Oct 2015

So this is all probably beside the point anyway.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
35. first intriguing comment in this thread. thanks and a question
Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:21 PM
Oct 2015

who are you thinking then ... ? what ticket are you seeing for the general?

and let us go one further if you want ...

what ticket are you thinking the Repubs will end up with ...

Gothmog

(147,439 posts)
44. The Texas Democratic Party is neutral for the primary
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:07 AM
Oct 2015

However, a number of people in the Texas Democratic Party are hoping that between Trump's stupidity and having Julian Castro on the ticket, we can speed up the process of turning Texas blue

Vinca

(50,409 posts)
46. Is the Hillary campaign allowed to joke about Sanders as VP?
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:16 AM
Oct 2015

I can imagine that happening and I can't imagine I would fly into a tizzy over the remark. It's typical politics and nothing more.

 

GummyBearz

(2,931 posts)
50. Which is better than having it the other way around...
Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:06 AM
Oct 2015

I can't imagine a bad person with great staff getting the presidency. Well, maybe if I think hard about it I could..

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