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You guys, king-maker and noted sexist Blue Dog Joe Manchin is feeling relevant again and is gonna block Neera Tanden’s nomination to OMB!
See if you can spot the stupid excuse he uses to cover blocking a woman of color’s nomination:
If you said to yerself, “wait a minute! How can Tanden’s statements and tweets that were directed towards his colleagues on both sides of the aisle be overtly partisan ,” you win!
Jeebus, what a moron.
And also a hypocrite, as Karoli at Crooks and Liars points out in a tour de force post:
“…Manchin, the guy who approved Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III’s appointment as Attorney General, and then looked on wordlessly and without opposition as Sessions instituted one of the cruelest, most disgusting efforts to rip children from the arms of their parents without saying one word. That guy…
“…But no worries for how ripping brown children from their parents might have impacted the relationship between the DOJ and Congress.
“Or how Ric Grenell’s utterly overt partisan tweets/statements might have had a toxic and detrimental impact on the relationship between the national security apparatus and Congress.
“Or how Brett Kavanaugh’s attitude and treatment of women might affect his attitude toward half the nation, not to mention Manchin’s female colleagues.
“Or how the former guy always demeaned Manchin’s ‘colleague’ Senator Warren with racist, sexist tropes, like ‘Pocahontas.'”
Manchin is the worst, and sadly, we need him to even hold onto the tiny chance we have to enact President Handsome Joe Biden’s agenda.
Elect more Senate Democrats in 2022 and then kick Manchin to the curb. The sequence is important.