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1904, 27 Apr 16

Sanders Fires Staffers

It sure looks like he’s throwing in the sponge.

(CNN)Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying off more than 200 workers, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Wednesday.

The campaign is downsizing from its current 550-member team to between 325 to 350 workers, said Weaver, who added that at one point the Sanders’ staff numbered more than 1,000.
The decision follows a bad night for Sanders, in which he lost four out of five East Coast states that voted on Tuesday.
“The calendar is coming closer to the end and there are not that many states going forward … it’s the natural evolution of every campaign,” Weaver told CNN.

1904, 27 April 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    He can’t do that. He should be like Socialist France and give the poor staff he laid off, and threw into the unemployment line like cattle, 12 months severence pay.

    Socialists just don’t practice what they preach.

    Baldy has an “H” word for that.

  2. old baldy


    Yes, I have a word for you, but it doesn’t start with H, and it would probably get me banned for the site.

    Don’t be making stuff up again to justify your ill-thought assumptions.

  3. old baldy


    The post wasn’t about France. It was about Sanders letting a bunch of his staff go. Didn’t walker do the same before and after he dropped out of the race for POTUS ?? I’ll bet Jeb and Rubio and all the others did the same thing. Or does your scorn only apply to those you don’t agree with?

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Bernie has cited France as an example.

    Just curious why he does not live the french socialist dream with his staff employment practices.

    I guess those pesky employment ideals are for someone else to pay for, not him.

  5. old baldy


    I listened to the CNN clip and re-read the article (you should try doing a little back ground research as well) and nowhere did the word French or France appear. So it is apparent to all that you are again making stuff up to try to justify your flaccid argument. Grade F-

  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    I never claimed Bernie said it in the CNN clip…

  7. old baldy


    But you kept going back to some faux french argument. You need to focus, stay on task. It will help your credibility.

    Now,…. walker, Rubio, Bush, Fiorino, etc., all let folks go prior to withdrawing from the race. At least Bernie had a larger staff and kept them around and employed a lot longer than, say, walker. You should be overjoyed that Bernie employed the marginally employable and kept them off the dole.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    The focus should be on Bernie’s socialist policies and his failure to practice what he preaches out of his own pocket.

  9. old baldy

    OK kev, if you say it is so, it must be so. Even though it isn’t.

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