Especially when the consensus view IS wrong most of the time.
Staffers. It's two separate terrible people just a few months apart.
He quit after being fired.
I honestly haven’t seen anything to suggest that Sanders is worse than the norm when it comes to issues whilst running a long term nation wide operation.
No one else is hiring as consistently poorly or making as disastrous choices. The campaign continues to throw in with sexists, homophobes and bigots of all stripes. It's great that they're removing these folks, un-endorsing etc, but the lack of vetting and the continual cozying up to these types is disturbing and uniquely awful.
Is she unaware that harvard and uchicago are both top 5 schools? Feels like she went for a gotcha and fell flat on her face instead
I agree with what you assume is the reason for these types of fuck ups (leaving decisions to loyalists in his circle), but I think his supporters have been pushing back on these fuck ups which is why he retracted this endorsement and even put out a statement himself about it.Sanders' issue, I am guessing, is less directly his desire to support his loyalists and more his willingness to abandon the making of these kinds of decisions to the loyalists already in his circle. Sanders has not done a great job of putting anyone with an ounce of political wisdon in his orbit and so they keep telling him to do this dumb shit, which he does.
Meanwhile he doesn't get enough pushback when he makes these sorts of errors from his base to not keep making them. Trump's base was never not going to vote for him and even they don't hesitate to get pissy about him doing things they don't like (retreating away from his bigoted platform in any way). Sanders' base consistently molly coddles decisions like this and attacks anyone, including their own, for calling him on it.
Is wanting the Sanders campaign to do better with vetting its hires, endorsements and associates and being disturbed by its pattern of behavior with regard to toxic, problematic associations "shitting on him"?
It is to people that are so invested in a political candidate that they don't see their flaws and/or don't care about improving them.
It's funny because you'd think the opposite would be true, wouldn't you want your candidate of choice to be constantly improving?
Isn't it very telling of Cenk's character when you decide that the seat you want to run is the seat that was vacated due to intense and disgusting misogyny? When you yourself have a past of being called out for just that? Not even an ounce of self-awareness?Eesh, I like Bernie's enthusiasm and many of his platforms, but he makes it really, really hard to want to vote for him after crap like this. Constantly disappointed by the people he chooses to surround himself with. And I hope Cenk loses. Trying to snipe an empty seat from a woman congresswoman who was pushed out because of revenge porn, and holding misogynistic views (even if only "in private") is some bullshit.
You should probably read the thread. Cenk said really dumb shit days ago. Your half-life of forgive and forget is something.Are we canceling Sam Seder also who interviewed Cenk today, they obviously like each other? Cenk used to be a Republican and said some horrible shit and he’s addressed this multiple times. Cenk is easily the best on policy for that district, yeah he said some really dumb shit, but I’d rather be OK with people reforming and not cancelling them forever.