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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,821 posts)
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 04:54 PM Mar 2020

Should Bernie Sanders fire his Senior Advisor for attacking Michelle Obama?



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Should Bernie Sanders fire his Senior Advisor for attacking Michelle Obama? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2020 OP
Agnew should be told to resign... Sloumeau Mar 2020 #1
Sanders brings these kind of folks on to his team... showblue22 Mar 2020 #2
BS never should have hired him. we can do it Mar 2020 #3
No RandySF Mar 2020 #4
No. His Senior Adviser and the rest will soon be out of a job anyway. n/t zackymilly Mar 2020 #5
If I didn't know Bernie Sanders before DonaldsRump Mar 2020 #6
Just him? There are a few others. LiberalFighter Mar 2020 #7
He should fire more than Agnew. He should denounce his bro's. He should stop airing emmaverybo Mar 2020 #8
I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder treestar Mar 2020 #9
2009, 11 years ago? 4139 Mar 2020 #10
The assertion embodied in your answer is Bernie was aware of those comments DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2020 #12
These weren't 11 years ago, they're from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, and probably many more: George II Mar 2020 #13
Has he retracted those tweets? Apologized for them? Happy Hoosier Mar 2020 #18
yes, a long apology KayF Mar 2020 #20
Thanks for posting that. I do feel better about him. NT Happy Hoosier Mar 2020 #21
He apologized after he got caught. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2020 #35
And, apologize to Michelle Obama! Cha Mar 2020 #11
Is Bernie sending a message with this hire? showblue22 Mar 2020 #14
What asinine comments, even if they are very old karynnj Mar 2020 #15
Well said. LiberalBrooke Mar 2020 #31
Jesus, this guy works for him? liberalmuse Mar 2020 #16
JFC. Where the hell does he find so many assholes? Maru Kitteh Mar 2020 #17
This guy is just amazing.... spicysista Mar 2020 #19
Bernie and Jane think this is perfectly good behavior. Why would comradebillyboy Mar 2020 #25
K&R betsuni Mar 2020 #22
One would have to assume Bernie approves of Agnew's comradebillyboy Mar 2020 #23
Philip Agnew is remarkable.....in how he can shove his head THAT far up his ass is a wonder. Vivienne235729 Mar 2020 #24
IKR? CTyankee Mar 2020 #30
It amazes me what people constitute as beautiful & the traits they assign to this so called "beauty" Vivienne235729 Mar 2020 #33
No, he should never have hired him. LisaM Mar 2020 #26
Let Agnew remain and be a constant reminder of Bernie's poor judgement. nt oasis Mar 2020 #27
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #28
I thought whataboutism was a province of the right. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2020 #34
Biden hasn't taken a penny from Morgan and Morgan (who are they?) OR PAC money over $5000 each. George II Mar 2020 #36
What does that have to do with Bernie's Senior Advisor suggesting the former First Lady is ugly? DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2020 #37
He's blind as a bat too. applegrove Mar 2020 #29
He needs to sack Briahna Joy Gray, Nina Turner, & Sirota too, as they are some of the most divisive Celerity Mar 2020 #32
 

Sloumeau

(2,657 posts)
1. Agnew should be told to resign...
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:01 PM
Mar 2020

just like the last Agnew.

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showblue22

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2. Sanders brings these kind of folks on to his team...
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:06 PM
Mar 2020

and his supporters say he is not to blame for the nastiness that has ensued upon us.

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we can do it

(12,508 posts)
3. BS never should have hired him.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:06 PM
Mar 2020

But he does fit in with most of his staff, so there’s that.

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zackymilly

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5. No. His Senior Adviser and the rest will soon be out of a job anyway. n/t
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:08 PM
Mar 2020
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DonaldsRump

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6. If I didn't know Bernie Sanders before
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:17 PM
Mar 2020

This tells me everything I need to know about him.

Burn, Bernie, burn....your campaign is crashing and burning. It's no wonder why.

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LiberalFighter

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7. Just him? There are a few others.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:19 PM
Mar 2020
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emmaverybo

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8. He should fire more than Agnew. He should denounce his bro's. He should stop airing
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:21 PM
Mar 2020

conspiracy theories. However, I think he believes in them—conspiracies against him, the people he enlists, their tactics.

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treestar

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9. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:22 PM
Mar 2020

But how could any one not think Michelle beautiful let alone not ugly?

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DemocratSinceBirth

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12. The assertion embodied in your answer is Bernie was aware of those comments
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:55 PM
Mar 2020

The assertion embodied in your answer is Bernie was aware of those comments when he made Agnew his Senior Advisor and that makes it even worse.

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George II

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13. These weren't 11 years ago, they're from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, and probably many more:
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:00 PM
Mar 2020

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Happy Hoosier

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18. Has he retracted those tweets? Apologized for them?
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:17 PM
Mar 2020

Why did he make them in the first place?

And why are you defending him?

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Happy Hoosier

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21. Thanks for posting that. I do feel better about him. NT
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:41 PM
Mar 2020
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DemocratSinceBirth

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35. He apologized after he got caught.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 05:11 PM
Mar 2020
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Cha

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11. And, apologize to Michelle Obama!
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 05:48 PM
Mar 2020
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showblue22

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14. Is Bernie sending a message with this hire?
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:06 PM
Mar 2020

Is he telling us he plans on ratcheting up the nastiness? I don't know why else he would hire this person. He's not going to expand his support like this. His intention maybe to go scorched earth and suppress Biden's support.

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karynnj

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15. What asinine comments, even if they are very old
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:08 PM
Mar 2020

Even if the woman mentioned was someone like Kellyanne Conway, who is obnoxious, it is ridiculous and sexist for a man to decide that it is his job to evaluate the attractiveness of a woman and to inform the public of his view. Nothing makes this ok -- and given that he was hired by a campaign that has been trying to refute any Bernie Bro culture, this hire makes no sense.

I know nothing else about him -- and from this feel no need to look at what other qualities he has. Either Sanders is having trouble getting people to work for him -- even as we collapsed to 2 campaigns - or this shows the type of people he is willing to hire.

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LiberalBrooke

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31. Well said.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 05:51 AM
Mar 2020

What gives him or any male the right to muse on the attractiveness of any woman? That is the point right there.

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liberalmuse

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16. Jesus, this guy works for him?
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:22 PM
Mar 2020

Unbelievable how some of these sorts of people get high profile jobs. That shows bad judgement right there.

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Maru Kitteh

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17. JFC. Where the hell does he find so many assholes?
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:01 PM
Mar 2020
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spicysista

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19. This guy is just amazing....
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:18 PM
Mar 2020

Why doesn't Bernie have a better screening process? I know he has the money.

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comradebillyboy

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25. Bernie and Jane think this is perfectly good behavior. Why would
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:37 AM
Mar 2020

one possibly think that Bernie disapproves of this given the behavior of his senior staff?

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comradebillyboy

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23. One would have to assume Bernie approves of Agnew's
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:34 AM
Mar 2020

statements. This is very much the kind of person that staffs the upper levels of the Sanders campaign. I mean Bri Bri is out there retweeting posts accusing Biden of being senile. Sanders hates the Democratic Party and it's leaders because we will not bend the knee for him.

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Vivienne235729

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24. Philip Agnew is remarkable.....in how he can shove his head THAT far up his ass is a wonder.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:37 AM
Mar 2020
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CTyankee

(64,170 posts)
30. IKR?
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:58 AM
Mar 2020

So incredibly stupid and unnecessary. I wonder about the mindset of any political advisor in OUR party saying such a thing out loud.

To most Dems, Michelle is the most beautiful woman to ever walk the earth (excepting our mothers and daughters of course).

I want to cry just remembering her and missing her...

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Vivienne235729

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33. It amazes me what people constitute as beautiful & the traits they assign to this so called "beauty"
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 04:55 PM
Mar 2020

This manufactured, superficial, mostly unattainable standard of female beauty. I see Republican men and women repeating how "classy" Melanoma is when on the very next tweet, I see melania posing nude. How do you reconcile that? And here's Michelle, rising from the south side of Chicago, going to Columbia, and then Harvard law. GIVE. ME. A BREAK. I wish we can teach people that brains and empowerment are FAR more attractive than a certain height/weight ratio or a certain symmetry in facial features. And teach our girls it's far more attractive to earn your own success and make your own money than relying on a man to do it for you. Arm candy isn't pretty. Nor is it classy.

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LisaM

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26. No, he should never have hired him.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:43 AM
Mar 2020

This was out there before he was hired. If the Sanders camp didn't vet him (or worse, if they did but accepted this), it's on them.

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oasis

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27. Let Agnew remain and be a constant reminder of Bernie's poor judgement. nt
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:47 AM
Mar 2020
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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,821 posts)
34. I thought whataboutism was a province of the right.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 05:09 PM
Mar 2020
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George II

(67,782 posts)
36. Biden hasn't taken a penny from Morgan and Morgan (who are they?) OR PAC money over $5000 each.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 05:13 PM
Mar 2020

How about some specifics of any of that?

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DemocratSinceBirth

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37. What does that have to do with Bernie's Senior Advisor suggesting the former First Lady is ugly?
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 05:14 PM
Mar 2020
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Celerity

(45,233 posts)
32. He needs to sack Briahna Joy Gray, Nina Turner, & Sirota too, as they are some of the most divisive
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 06:19 AM
Mar 2020

top staff on any campaign in my lifetime and do true damage to our Party. He also needs to FULLY condemn Cenk.

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