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Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:13 PM

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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Reply Sanders Says It Was 'Inappropriate' For Staffer To Joke About Clinton As Veep (Original post)
Gothmog Oct 2015 OP
tecelote Oct 2015 #1
Amimnoch Oct 2015 #59
MohRokTah Oct 2015 #2
Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #12
MohRokTah Oct 2015 #15
Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #16
MohRokTah Oct 2015 #31
Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #39
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #20
MohRokTah Oct 2015 #28
riversedge Oct 2015 #43
Name removed Oct 2015 #53
riversedge Oct 2015 #42
Cha Oct 2015 #27
MohRokTah Oct 2015 #29
DemocratSinceBirth Oct 2015 #45
Skidmore Oct 2015 #48
Ed Suspicious Oct 2015 #52
Capt. Obvious Oct 2015 #57
msongs Oct 2015 #3
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #21
99Forever Oct 2015 #49
bravenak Oct 2015 #4
Spazito Oct 2015 #5
bowens43 Oct 2015 #6
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #32
Gothmog Oct 2015 #36
boston bean Oct 2015 #7
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #22
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #33
Gothmog Oct 2015 #37
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #40
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #56
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #54
NCTraveler Oct 2015 #8
tammywammy Oct 2015 #19
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #34
workinclasszero Oct 2015 #9
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #23
Autumn Oct 2015 #10
mcar Oct 2015 #11
Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #17
Bread and Circus Oct 2015 #13
mcar Oct 2015 #18
BootinUp Oct 2015 #14
Post removed Oct 2015 #24
artislife Oct 2015 #25
Cha Oct 2015 #26
Nye Bevan Oct 2015 #30
Hiraeth Oct 2015 #35
Gothmog Oct 2015 #38
SunSeeker Oct 2015 #41
Gothmog Oct 2015 #44
Vinca Oct 2015 #46
Metric System Oct 2015 #47
GummyBearz Oct 2015 #50
giftedgirl77 Oct 2015 #51
SunSeeker Oct 2015 #55
JaneyVee Oct 2015 #58
Cha Oct 2015 #60

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:16 PM

1. That's too bad.

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.


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Response to tecelote (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:10 AM

59. either one of those would be a darn good ticket.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:16 PM

2. Has the staffer been fired?

 

No?

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

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:07 PM

12. You really think that's worth firing someone for?

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:15 PM

15. IF the staffer is not fired, it indicates tacit support for the statement. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:55 PM

16. I doubt you are very sincere about that.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:15 PM

31. I am completely sincere.

 

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

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:12 PM

39. ok next time you are reminded someone in the clinton camp says something inappropriate

I want to see you demand their ouster.

Given you are so sincere.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:59 PM

20. The staffer was repremanded

 

As is appropriate.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:13 PM

28. Was it through a strongly worded letter?

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:49 AM

43. see my comment # 42. I am

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.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:46 AM

42. I do not see anyplace where it says he was reprimanded. I suppose if you see Sanders publicly

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

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:12 PM

27. I doubt if he'll fire his campaign manager.. The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign..

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

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:14 PM

29. Then no matter what Sanders says, as far as I'm concerned he might as well have said the same thing.

 

Especially since it's a campaign manager.

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:12 AM

45. Something about the cut of Jeff Weaver's jib that bothers me.

eom

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:28 AM

48. +1

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:10 AM

52. Was the staffer beheaded? Allowing staffer to continue one's life is tacit support. Your arbitrary

line in the sand is ridiculous.


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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:01 AM

57. But that's only because his supporters made you feel that way

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:16 PM

3. both he and his policies are fine. it's the supporters who are not assets to his campaign that are

a tad overboard

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:59 PM

21. That is rediculous

 

On it's face.

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:56 AM

49. Pot meet kettle.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:21 PM

4. I agree with Bernie.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:29 PM

5. I am glad to see this...

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

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:31 PM

6. Inappropriate? I agree, hillary anywhere near halls of power is inappropriate.

 

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:15 PM

32. I want to laugh but, I swear I believe it just may come down to a Sanders/Clinton ticket.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:02 PM

36. I doubt that this will happen

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

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:32 PM

7. Good for Bernie. Appreciate it. Now only if

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

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Response to boston bean (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 08:00 PM

22. His supports could care less

 

about this non issue

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:17 PM

33. His supporters recognize it for the left handed compliment it was. Non issue, for real.

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

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:04 PM

37. Most people did not see it as a compliment given Sanders' polling numbers

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

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:14 PM

40. Most people don't care about this sort of drama

 

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #40)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:59 AM

56. In the world of drama ... this is not even worth a fucking band-aid.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #37)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:57 AM

54. Did I say "most People" ? NO, I did not !! -- I said "his supporters". omg.

and whatever. for the rest of your reply.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:32 PM

8. Should be over.

 

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

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:58 PM

19. Agreed.

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.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:18 PM

34. Amen, brother.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:33 PM

9. I'll stand with Bernie on this issue

 

But will his followers do the same?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 08:02 PM

23. Do what same?

 

This never was an issue.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:36 PM

10. That man has class. That's all I'll say.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:02 PM

11. Thank you Sen Sanders

Waiting for his DU supporters.....

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Response to mcar (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:56 PM

17. See post #13

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:08 PM

13. I agree that is was inappropriate and in my opinion if anything coming

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

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:57 PM

18. Nicely said!

Time for all to move on.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:09 PM

14. I wish Bernie was a DU juror. nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 09:46 PM

25. It was

 

He nearly lost a lot of supporters!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:10 PM

26. The power players behind Bernie Sanders' campaign..

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

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:14 PM

30. I don't think the Democratic ticket will be two white people.

So this is all probably beside the point anyway.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:21 PM

35. first intriguing comment in this thread. thanks and a question

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 ...

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 11:05 PM

38. Clinton Castro 2016

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #38)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 02:12 AM

41. A lot of Dems think that would be the perfect ticket.

Might even capture Texas that way.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #41)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:07 AM

44. The Texas Democratic Party is neutral for the primary

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

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:16 AM

46. Is the Hillary campaign allowed to joke about Sanders as VP?

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.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:25 AM

47. He's a good man who isn't well served by his staff or his supporters.

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Response to Metric System (Reply #47)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:06 AM

50. Which is better than having it the other way around...

 

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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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:08 AM

51. Good, that's all that needed to be said.

 

Move on.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:57 AM

55. K & R

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:06 AM

58. No shit, captain obvious.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 04:03 AM

60. KICK!

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