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"Indefinite Leave" for anti-Christian Florida Dem official
The Palm Beach Post ^ | Sep. 6th 2012 | George Bennett

Posted on 09/06/2012 11:42:29 AM PDT by DesScorp

Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel has rejected a call from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith to resign over Siegel’s statement that fundamentalist Christians want to see Jews “slaughtered.”

Siegel instead will take an “indefinite leave of absence,” Smith said after huddling with Siegel and Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and state Rep. Lori Berman for about an hour this morning at the Florida delegation hotel.

“Today I asked for Mark Alan Siegel’s resignation. He has declined. He is embarrassed and humiliated by his inappropriate comments and has requested an indefinite leave of absence, which I have granted. Effective immediately he has been removed from his responsibilities,” Smith said in a statement. “We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

County Democratic Vice Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo will take over Siegel’s responsibilities.

(Excerpt) Read more at postonpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: antichristian; christianity; christians; democrats; dnc; elections; hatespeech; israel; jews; judaism; markalansiegel; marksiegel; palmbeachcounty
Note also that Siegel has been critical of other Jews who "want to bring back Hasmonean Israel", and are "damaging to the peace process".
1 posted on 09/06/2012 11:42:37 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp
“indefinite leave of absence,”

The mind leads, the body follows.

2 posted on 09/06/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: DesScorp

“He is embarrassed and humiliated by his inappropriate comments”
He is embarrassed and humiliated that his comments got out.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: DesScorp

Well, Leftist radicals like him getting “slaughtered” might not be such a bad idea.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 11:46:35 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DesScorp

And the hate just keeps on comin’


5 posted on 09/06/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: DesScorp

Indefinite leave of absence = two month vaction until things blow over and people forget.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 11:50:45 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Nachum; penelopesire; hoosiermama; STARWISE; SE Mom; DesScorp
He's embarrassed, but not ashamed or very sorry?
7 posted on 09/06/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DesScorp

We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

Sure they are. Why is he even given the option of staying, leave or no leave. Fire the jerk, kick him out the door


8 posted on 09/06/2012 11:51:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DesScorp

He is neither embarrassed nor humiliated. He probably doesn’t even understand that anyone found his statement offensive. He is a putz.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DesScorp

Nothing like a big mouth hater who can't man-up and personally apologize, then step down.

10 posted on 09/06/2012 11:54:05 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DesScorp
“Today I asked for Mark Alan Siegel’s resignation. He has declined.

SO FIRE his UNREPENTANT ASS!

11 posted on 09/06/2012 11:54:48 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: DesScorp

“He’s embarrassed and humiliated. In lieu of resigning, he has decided to cease work while retaining his paycheck. We acknowledge and appreciate this commitment to the all-pay-and-no-work principles of the Democratic Party.”

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 09/06/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: DesScorp
“Today I asked for Mark Alan Siegel’s resignation. He has declined. He is embarrassed and humiliated by his inappropriate comments and has requested an indefinite leave of absence, which I have granted. Effective immediately he has been removed from his responsibilities,” Smith said in a statement. “We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

What comments are reflective of the Democratic Party? Siegel's wouldn't have made the comments unless he believed they were. What kind of organization hires such a person?

13 posted on 09/06/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Have not seen any of this on CNN, much less MSNBC et al. Hmm... you’d think they’d want to cover this /sarc


14 posted on 09/06/2012 12:03:48 PM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: DesScorp

This is another fine example of the echo chamber these people live in. They speak to each other this way and never hear a dissenting voice so they think everyone thinks this way. Then they are flabbergasted (yes flabbergasted) when they are slapped for it.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 12:09:15 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: DesScorp

“Smith said in a statement. “We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

Sure they are reflective of the DemocRats. And they feel the same way about Jewish American voters.

The DemocRats are evil, angry, envious, jealous misanthropes who hate anyone who is doing better than them or happy. They hate success and want the whole world to be either as much a looser as they are now so they can become the uber-powerful and wealthy new commissar aparatchiks.

Maybe Siegel will coop up in hiding with the Dragon Princess Hillary, where she happens to be lurking.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: DesScorp

“We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

Yes it is.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 12:20:12 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: DesScorp

Dear Chairman Mark Alan Siegel,

Christians are the evangelical arm of Judaism - we’re the people who bring pagans and unbelievers to the Hebrew God.

GOPJ

P.S. If someone tries to ‘convert’ you, just say “thanks, but I’m fine with the religion I have’. It’s really that easy.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: DesScorp
“We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

IOW, "We are sorry we got caught."............

19 posted on 09/06/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: DesScorp
Note also that Siegel has been critical of other Jews who "want to bring back Hasmonean Israel", and are "damaging to the peace process".

I don't want to bring back 'Hasmonean Israel' I want to bring back DAVIDIC Israel...........with Jesus on the Throne........

20 posted on 09/06/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: DesScorp

Doesn’t accept a resignation?? FIRE him! Good Heavens. By any means possible.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: Old Sarge

No kidding! Meanwhile the interview has been bookmarked in this house for use going forward into the campaign. It is an exquisite illustration of the Christophobia of the Democrat party, and will be used as such.


22 posted on 09/06/2012 12:27:48 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Old Sarge

No kidding! Meanwhile the interview has been bookmarked in this house for use going forward into the campaign. It is an exquisite illustration of the Christophobia of the Democrat party, and will be used as such.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: all the best
He undoubtedly believes he told the truth.

That's another reason to get up and get out of your basement every once in a while!

24 posted on 09/06/2012 12:35:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: onyx; sf4dubya

What a horrible, small man.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: DesScorp
Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel, just another DNC Convention HATER, like the multiple others caught making references to GOP leaders as NAZIS. Do you get the feeling that this, along with the DNC Platform revision FIGHT, demonstrates that the Democrats, in these their delegates and representatives, are the party of HATE?

President Clinton, attempting to conduct verbal jujitsu, said that following; "Though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate President Obama and the Democrats." I would really like to be shown similar GOP delegate / representative statements made that can compare to these Democrat screeds. Clinton's nebulous 'FAR RIGHT' pales in comparison to the multiple individual smearing and lies spoken by Democrat Party OFFICIALS, and yes, I am thinking of DWS, DNC Chair!

26 posted on 09/06/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: DesScorp
The fact is that if the "Palm Beach County Democrat Party" didn't immediately FIRE this a$$hat, then they condone and support his statements. Plain and simple. Can anyone imagine the outcry and the demands coming from the left, had a Republican party officer said something similar about islam?

There would be calls for his head, and comparisons of the entire Republican party to the Nazis.

The simple fact is that these leftist dems have a seething hatred for Christians, as well as religiously observant Jews.

This guy, Siegel, hates Jews because he has removed himself from Judaism, and is simple a leftist with a Jewish heritage, no different from Marx, and much like the "evil son" in the parable of the 4 sons from the Passover Seder.

Mark

27 posted on 09/06/2012 12:39:56 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: DesScorp

He is embarrassed and humiliated by his inappropriate comments and has requested an indefinite leave of absence, which I have granted.

As this asswad has a history of inappropriate comments I sincerely doubt he is embarrassed or humiliated...


28 posted on 09/06/2012 12:44:42 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SE Mom

Ooh, this is awesome... Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 09/06/2012 12:59:21 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: Wiser now

The dems provide many exquisite illustrations...I’d have preferred Siegel to have gone into some tortured theological defense of his rant. A Columbia SC delegate, a lawyer named Harpootlian,compared our governor Nikki Haley to Eva Braun yesterday or the day before. Happily, he did not apologize; he doubled down, and as far as I know has received no official reprimand. How can we diabolically encourage these idiots to say more self-destructive things? I suppose the answer is, we don’t have to...


30 posted on 09/06/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: SE Mom
What a horrible, small man.

Oh my; I had a retort to that statement but, it was naughty so I refrained from making my comment. LOL.
31 posted on 09/06/2012 2:11:26 PM PDT by oliviasdad (Sarah Palin for Eunergy Secretary / Newt for Sec. of State / Rand Paul for Head of Fed. Res.)
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To: DesScorp
“We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

Another Lie.

32 posted on 09/06/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SJackson; Hildy; Borges; Yaelle; Cinnamon Girl

ping


33 posted on 09/06/2012 4:12:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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He refused to resign, so why can't they fire him?

34 posted on 09/06/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

He refused to resign *because* he knew they wouldn’t fire him, which means they never “requested him to resign” in the first place.

It was a mutually agreed on “stay low until this blows over” move.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: DesScorp

American Jews, as told to me by my brother from a Holocaust survivor, did NOTHING to help the Jews in Europe in the 30’s and 40’s....and I see that they are doing the same thing this time around...


36 posted on 09/06/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Old Sarge
“Today I asked for Mark Alan Siegel’s resignation. He has declined.

SO FIRE his UNREPENTANT ASS!

Perfect.

37 posted on 09/06/2012 7:21:15 PM PDT by madison10
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To: DesScorp
“We condemn in the strongest possible manner his comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party.”

If they condemned in the strongest way would they not have fired him and slaughtered him on the altar of MSNBC and CNN and ba-al worship?

Tossed him into the sacrificial hands of Mollech( pro abortion but ten times worse these days?

Allowed him so sleep in Sodom and Gomorrah to let Ashteroth( free homo love and sex and worse) and other false gods keep him safe?

Or even as a Jew walk outside into the morass of babbling knife wielding rock throwing Islam right outside the DNC doors to see who really wants to see Jews dead as Obama orders American soldiers to show the Muslim B-Hood how to effectively KILL JEWS from Egypt?

Good Lord, help us.

It's as if we are riding a roller coaster of immorality into the mouth of the very dragon that created all this madness, hate against hate, mother against daughter, it has begun, the apostasy, the rest, Lord help us...and fire this BA******!

38 posted on 09/06/2012 7:40:43 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SJackson

That would be anti-Semitism./s


39 posted on 09/07/2012 12:20:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Karliner

You mis-read the sentence. They condemn in the strongest terms the comments which are not reflective of the Democratic Party. As for those comments that are reflective, we will not identify them. Remember. This is a Democrat aparatchik speaking. Check for double meanings. Parse everything.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 12:26:39 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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