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July 24, 2016 2:39 am

DNC Staffer Apologizes for Email on Sanders’ Jewish Faith

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Bernie Sanders. Photo: Twitter.

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Politico – A top staffer at the Democratic National Committee has apologized after suggesting that the organization use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him in the Democratic primary.

One email among the thousands of internal DNC messages released this week by Wikileaks showed DNC CFO Brad Marshall questioning Sanders’ Jewish faith, and suggested that painting the candidate as an atheist “could make several points difference” in several late primary contests.

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  • shloime

    isn’t it ironic that sanders himself wouldn’t describe his “faith” as “jewish”, preferring instead to talk about the tattoo on the arm of a holocaust survivor. touching, but not exactly yiddishkeit.

    outing him as an atheist might not have hurt his support among his own “peeps”, the “progressive left”, as much as with jewish democrats.

    since when did playing with your cards on the table become a bad thing?