There is no excuse for those who lie or are rude online. That being said, this is frustrating for anyone like me who might want to staff a high profile race but would also like to be able to make truthful comments on our political system or people we observe in it.
It's probably best for staffers to spend more time doing good work and less time writing about politics in order to improve their chances of getting ahead in the current political enviroment.1
I hope candidates will have the courage to stick to their guns and keep good staff despite issues like these. Eventually attacks on staffers will be commonplace and therefore lose all meaning. For now, they are a relevant to media and therefore must be dealt with by candidates.
I've always been terrible about following my advice.