Dani Gilbert’s “Jewbag” Facebook Fun Exposes Democratic Party to Further CriticismBy: Heather Campobello - April 6, 2012
Mark and Nancy Gilbert are powerful sources of funding for the Democratic party. They have raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign and the president considers them friends. But their daughter got into a bit of trouble after she posted a photo of herself on Facebook. She is the one holding money in the pic; she called her friends and herself “Jewbags.”
Dani Gilbert entered the post back in 2006, after she was appointed as a Jewish outreach liaison for the Democratic party and a staffer for DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Gilbert apologized for her attempt at humor yesterday on Twitter:
I apologize for any harm postings on my Facebook page made years ago may have caused anyone. I meant no offense.
She has removed the post from her public Facebook and DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse says she is valued member of the team:
“Danni has excelled in her role handling Jewish issues for the Chair in her Congressional office and was brought on here part time to do outreach to the Jewish Community.”
“Like many in the age of social media, she had things posted on her Facebook page that she now regrets and which she has apologized for. Her employment both in the Chair’s Congressional office and at the DNC is a testament to her knowledge and professionalism and nothing more – and no smear driven by the right wing noise machine is going to impact her status as a trusted member of this team.”
The Democratic party is not pleased when their associates provide material that can be distorted and exploited by people. The fiasco led some people to call Democrats the party of the KKK on Facebook.
Do you think that people should be judged for what they put on Facebook over six years ago? After all, she was just a kid at the time trying to have a little fun with her friends.
Shouldn’t we be happy that she promoted the love of money and availability of condoms? Isn’t that what capitalism is all about?