It never fails.
Leftists claim to campaign for workers, yet treat them like garbage.
Despite the millions of dollars he commands, he historically paid his professional staff less than minimum wage. Nader, who told Business Week during the last campaign that he offers staff “unlimited sick leave,” ordered staffer George Riley to take a two-week leave of absence to work on a political campaign, refusing him to pay for the time. When I worked for Ralph Nader in 1980-81, he paid us $8,000 a year, hardly enough to get by on even then. We could scarcely afford the time to spend money, though, because Nader expected staff to work around the clock.
Staff turned over rapidly. Few people could stand the hours, pay and abuse for more than a year or two.
Or Bernie Sanders.
He’s “a prick” and “an asshole” to his staff, known as “a screamer and a table-banger.”
For these reasons, Jaffe said the word some people used to describe Sanders’ attitude toward his employees was “abusive.” (The senator’s field director Phil Fiermonte saw it differently, telling the author that Sanders just has high expectations.)
An anonymous unfair labor practice charge against Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign alleges that at least three staffers were fired from the team for their involvement in organizing and labor activities, according to a redacted copy of the charge obtained by Bloomberg Law.
Or Pramila Jayapal.
At times, Jayapal also grew upset with staffers over scheduling conflicts. Three sources recalled one instance in the office when Jayapal blamed a staffer for the lawmaker’s personal weight gain because she did not have enough gym time on her schedule.
Several former Jayapal employees said they frequently worked more than 12 hours a day, sometimes from 8 a.m. to past midnight without meaningful breaks.
Many Jayapal staffers have remained close even after leaving the office, having bonded over the “trauma,” as one described it. Several described needing a long period to adjust once they began a new job elsewhere.
The office environment “was so toxic and abusive that I felt like the only way I could continue to function both in my professional and personal life was to seek therapy and counseling,” one said. Ultimately, this person said, “I felt that leaving was the only choice.”
Marianne Williamson, the deranged cultist leftist, is so far the only candidate to run against Biden, and has been carrying the Bernie torch of turning America into the USSR.
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont offered tepid praise on Tuesday for Marianne Williamson’s 2024 presidential campaign, telling Insider at the Capitol that he expected her to raise “very important issues” during the campaign.
Sanders has said he will support Biden if he seeks re-election, and told Insider on Tuesday that he doesn’t “want to speculate” about Williamson’s chances. But Williamson endorsed Sanders in 2020 after dropping out of the campaign, and he indicated a respect for her that other Democrats haven’t shown.
“I know Marianne,” said Sanders. “I’m sure she’s going to run a strong campaign and raise very important issues.”
So what follows next won’t be too surprising.
“It would be foaming, spitting, uncontrollable rage,” said a former staffer, who, like most people that spoke with POLITICO, was granted anonymity because of their concern about being sued for breaking non-disclosure agreements. “It was traumatic. And the experience, in the end, was terrifying.”
Williamson would throw her phone at staffers, according to three of those former staffers. Her outbursts could be so loud that two former aides recounted at least four occasions when hotel staff knocked on her door to check on the situation. In one instance, Williamson got so angry about the logistics of a campaign trip to South Carolina that she felt was poorly planned that she pounded a car door until her hand started to swell, according to four former staffers. Ultimately, she had to go to an urgent care facility, they said. All 12 former staffers interviewed recalled instances where Williamson would scream at people until they started to cry.
“She would get caught in these vicious emotional loops where she would yell and scream hysterically,” said a second former staffer. “This was day after day after day. It wasn’t that she was having a bad day or moment. It was just boom, boom, boom — and often for no legitimate reason.”
I know, it’s probably the least surprising story about a political candidate ever. If you expected anyone to be a deranged screamer, it’s Marianne “all you need is love” Williamson, but it’s still revealing of leftist hypocrisy.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Thanks Daniel, good info. Food for thought. What psychological syndromes might be going on?
I know Stalin was a terrible boss. I was trying to remember what kind of a boss Lenin was.
Jeff Bargholz says
She looks very masculine.i hate dykey looking broads,
But, but, but, Leftists are the smartest, fairest, and kindest people anywhere in the known or unknown universe. At least that’s what they tell themselves and everybody else. FWIW, during the Clinton administration, the head of my federal agency, who always wore a beatific smile on his face in public, threw an ashtray at a female staffer at my agency (fortunately he missed but not for lack of trying) and, at a private law firm prior to coming to my agency had reduced a male colleague of my acquaintance to tears. Leftists are such wonderful people.
Jeff Bargholz says
How do men cry? Where I grew up in Socal, none of us guys would be caught dead crying like a bitch.
A real man doesn’t do that.
Mo de Profit says
Politicians in a nutshell and female ones demonstrating the worst hysteria.
No real surprises here.
Sadly the same is happening in many businesses as women/coloureds/homosexuals/transvestites/crippled/lesbians are appointed because they are members of the above victim groups and not because they are competent.
I know people that worked closely with ted turner and jimmy carter that said they treated their staff like sh*t. And hillary’s tantrums and fondness for throwing things are legendary. Dems are the very people they warn about. They have no actual leadership qualities, but they make great slavedrivers.
rocco barbella says
From what I remember reading from a retired CIA agent, he stated that anyone who had gotten in trouble, or fell out of favor with a supervisor, was given the Hillary Clinton detail. No agent wanted that detail due to Hillary’s horrible attitude, and the way she treated the agents (condescending, flippant, bitch) was wildly known around the CIA.
Senior agents refused to work the detail. So, they had to fill the detail with newly hired agents.
This was released in FBI documents.
The March Hare says
They are who the slave drivers were. The Dems were the plantation owners, the KKK, the source of Jim Crow and aren’t much different today.
Robert McClain says
It is my experience from early childhood through late adulthood that most Leftists (so-called liberals) are always angry, they are never wrong, and if you are anywhere around them (this includes family members) the Leftist often erupts into uncontrollable rage over petty issues–the pettier the more important to them. They are mentally ill and need prolonged treatment in mental health facilities. And, worst of all, they gravitate toward positions of power.
There is a problem with your recommendation. I am being serious for a moment here. The problem is only beginning to be addressed by a brave few. The problem is that Woke/CRT dogma has infected the mental health field and its very contagious.
For anyone, left, right or agnostic, who needs to access mental health treatment, please search for a non-left provider,
Otherwise they could be demonized for espousing non-left views and if a leftist and angry they may be reinforced for it and become even worse.
Jeff Bargholz says
You’re so right. I’ve noticed that too. Lefty family members become enraged when you refute their bullshit.
So, it turns out that the fortune teller has an explosive temper. Why am I not surprised?
She sounds possessed, literally. It must stem from the new age occult belief system she’s into, called “A Course in Miracles”. It takes aspects of Christianity and mixes them with Eastern religions, preaching a false gospel and spouting bizarre ideas.
Spurwing Plover says
And Joe Biden is a Perfect example
Jeff Bargholz says
A perfect example of a turd pile.
They are bad, abusive bosses because they cant reconcile reality with their narrow, perverse view of the world, and tantrums ensue.
“You wanna save humanity,/But it’s people that you just can’t stand.” — From John Lennon’s song “I Don’t Wanna Face It.”