Joe Biden’s administration is trying to jam through the most radical agenda in American history.
But Biden got some bad news.
And Joe Biden just got smacked with a humiliating defeat that he never saw coming.
Joe Biden put forth a slate of the most radical and unqualified Cabinet nominees many Americans had ever seen.
At the top of the list generating the most controversy was former Hillary Clinton confidant and head of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, to head the Office of Management and Budget.
Republicans were already lining up to oppose Tanden because of her history of trash-talking Republicans on social media as well as her radical ideology.
For example, Tanden wrote on social media that 80 percent of Republicans were racist and the entire party was a stain on the political system.
“Trump just called a black woman a dog and about 80% of the GOP don’t think he’s racist,” Tanden wrote, adding that the “whole party needs to be defeated.”
Her nomination was likely dealt a fatal blow when West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin came out against her confirmation.
“I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin wrote.
Mean tweets weren’t the only issue with Tanden.
In 2018, Tanden publicly outed a Center for American Progress staffer that made sexual harassment allegations which infuriated the think tank’s staff.
“There is literally one thing you cannot do in this meeting and that is out the victim and Neera did it multiple times…It also destroys whatever small level of confidence in the system remained,” a Center for American Progress staffer told BuzzFeed News. “As a manager I don’t know how I can tell staff to trust the system when the head of the organization just outed the victim in front of the entire organization. It is impossible to trust her.”
Tanden also stood accused of physically attacking a journalist back in 2008 when she accompanied Hillary Clinton for an interview with ThinkProgress, the news outlet affiliated with the Center for American Progress.
Faiz Shakir—who later managed Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign—claimed Tanden punched him after he asked Clinton about her support for the Iraq War.
“Ms. Tanden responded by circling back to Mr. Shakir after the interview and, according to a person in the room, punching him in the chest,” The New York Times reported about the incident at the time.
Tanden denied punching Shakir, but did admit to physically assaulting him stating,”I didn’t slug him, I pushed him.”
Journalists clutched their pearls and looked for the nearest fainting couch every time Donald Trump unleashed a mean tweet about a reporter.
But they sat remarkably silent about Tanden’s past attack on a reporter after Biden named her his OMB nominee.
Manchin opposed Tanden’s nomination not because he opposes her radical agenda or because she is unqualified.
Manchin opposed Tanden as political cover in deep red West Virginia because he plans to vote the socialist line on Joe Biden’s nearly two trillion dollar blue state bailout bill, gun control, amnesty and possibly even eliminating the legislative filibuster.
Over the course of his career Manchin developed a reputation for talking like a moderate for the benefit of the voters at home but voting with Bernie Sanders when the time came.
And this episode is just another example of Joe Manchin’s political two-step.
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