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2021-02-24 11:39:16 AM  
There's no "presumably" involved here.
 
2021-02-24 12:06:33 PM  
She was joking.  You should take her figuratively and not literally.  You're just thought policing.
 
2021-02-24 12:29:33 PM  
Goddamned CANCEL CULTURE!

LAW AND ORDER! (for old times sake)
 
2021-02-24 12:39:00 PM  
Hypocrisy is a core conservative value.
 
2021-02-24 1:07:43 PM  
I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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2021-02-24 1:08:38 PM  
How it could affect future Republican nominees? That's funny.  Is the author assuming Republicans actually believe in anything?

/didn't read TFA, paywall and incognito fail
 
2021-02-24 1:09:17 PM  

Diogenes: She was joking.  You should take her figuratively and not literally.  You're just thought policing.


Just locker room talk.
 
2021-02-24 1:09:43 PM  
Fark your feelings!!!
 
2021-02-24 1:09:52 PM  
There are plenty of reasons other than the mean tweets to oppose Neera Tanden:

- Her inability to hold private information as revealed by her revealing the identity of a sexual harassment victim to the entire staff at a meeting.
- Her inability to manager at CAP.
- Her criticism and muzzling of thinkprogress writers at the behest of aipac.
- Union busting by closing down thinkprogress shortly after unionization under CAP.
- Her defense of the Iraq War votes.


But, if she is rejected for Mean Tweets, it will be the right action for the wrong reasons.
 
2021-02-24 1:10:21 PM  
It seems that no matter how vicious and cruel they are, they demand they be praised and worshipped for it or else they'll regard your lack of ass-kissing to be "mean".

They truly have the mindset of abusive boyfriends.
 
2021-02-24 1:11:19 PM  

EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.
 
2021-02-24 1:11:20 PM  

EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Where's the rest of the emails in the conversation?


What's the context of the conversation ?

Oh your just posting talking points

Thank you for your post
 
2021-02-24 1:12:07 PM  

misanthropicsob: There are plenty of reasons other than the mean tweets to oppose Neera Tanden:

- Her inability to hold private information as revealed by her revealing the identity of a sexual harassment victim to the entire staff at a meeting.
- Her inability to manager at CAP.
- Her criticism and muzzling of thinkprogress writers at the behest of aipac.
- Union busting by closing down thinkprogress shortly after unionization under CAP.
- Her defense of the Iraq War votes.

But, if she is rejected for Mean Tweets, it will be the right action for the wrong reasons.


That all the whining comes from the same people who have previously lied, "I'd support Sanders if his online supporters are so toxic!" on the other hand, is *chef's kiss*
 
2021-02-24 1:12:12 PM  

EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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That should make Qpublicans happy; it's literally their America First platform.
 
2021-02-24 1:12:40 PM  

Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.


Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.
 
2021-02-24 1:13:16 PM  
If there is a silver lining to the Trump administration, narrow and tarnished though it may be, it's that you don't ever have to validate what a Republican thinks or feels about anything, ever again.
 
2021-02-24 1:13:47 PM  
They're racist assholes. Everything they do and say is in service to that.

No matter the words coming out of their perpetually lying mouths, the reason behind everything they do and say is white supremacy.
 
2021-02-24 1:16:58 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: They're racist assholes. Everything they do and say is in service to that.

No matter the words coming out of their perpetually lying mouths, the reason behind everything they do and say is white supremacy.


White supremacy is a big part of the party, but their main goal is to keep labor cheap, and keep the wealthy wealthy. The white supremacy was just a way to get racist poor white people to cheer on the people who want to pay them as little as possible, but it got out of control.
 
2021-02-24 1:17:28 PM  
I don't know jack and squat about her really. All I know is if they're going to try and use her being not nice, well, they should all resign for ignoring 4 years of Trumplethinskin and his insult brigade.

/not that they will
//hypocrisy is a requirement for Rethuglicans
 
2021-02-24 1:17:33 PM  
Just look at the parade of shiatbags trying to cancel Tanden.
 
2021-02-24 1:17:48 PM  
Let us look back to Trumps response to Omarosa leaving his camp.

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And say a bold, loud and hearty "FARK YOU" to those whining about civility.
 
2021-02-24 1:17:50 PM  
It's more the "minority woman" thing than the "spoke up against oppression" thing.  If Republicans pulled their head out of their ass for 5 seconds they'd realise she'd be their strongest ally against Warren's and Sanders' efforts to bring the US out of the dark ages.

Luckily for all of you they aren't capable of that much foresight.
 
2021-02-24 1:18:33 PM  

EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.

Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.


Why does this situation have to involve enemies and friends? This is about figuring out if the person the president nominated to fill a role is capable of leading a large organization, is willing to support the organization's mission rather than thwart it, and is willing to support the president's priorities.
 
2021-02-24 1:18:50 PM  

Diogenes: She was joking.  You should take her figuratively and not literally.  You're just thought policing.


And cancel culture.  Let's not forget cancel culture.
 
2021-02-24 1:19:12 PM  

Murkanen: If Republicans pulled their head out of their ass for 5 seconds they'd realise she'd be their strongest ally against Warren's and Sanders' efforts to bring the US out of the dark ages.


Why? Has the president-elect not been sufficient in that?
 
2021-02-24 1:19:35 PM  

DonaldJDrumpf: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Where's the rest of the emails in the conversation?


What's the context of the conversation ?

Oh your just posting talking points

Thank you for your post


Hey, the image is kinda rotated to appear more like damning evidence that was exfiltrated from a secret office somewhere. Clearly a smoking gun!
 
2021-02-24 1:20:04 PM  
I hope she gets approved purely because fark the Republicans. Allowing them to sink the nom over utter bullshiat like mean tweets is only going to embolden them to find other, more obscure reasons to block Joe's nominees. fark 'em and don't give them any concessions.
 
2021-02-24 1:20:08 PM  
She had Emails.
Really. Unironically.
Emails.
 
2021-02-24 1:20:58 PM  

Serious Black: EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.

Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.

Why does this situation have to involve enemies and friends? This is about figuring out if the person the president nominated to fill a role is capable of leading a large organization, is willing to support the organization's mission rather than thwart it, and is willing to support the president's priorities.


The president's priority is nothing fundamentally changing, which gives us a president worse than Trump in '24.

I want fundamental change. Tanden can go kick rocks.
 
2021-02-24 1:21:42 PM  

Malenfant: Smelly Pirate Hooker: They're racist assholes. Everything they do and say is in service to that.

No matter the words coming out of their perpetually lying mouths, the reason behind everything they do and say is white supremacy.

White supremacy is a big part of the party, but their main goal is to keep labor cheap, and keep the wealthy wealthy. The white supremacy was just a way to get racist poor white people to cheer on the people who want to pay them as little as possible, but it got out of control.


No, the white supremacy is extremely sincere. It's not JUST a tool of the powers that be in the Republican party.

It is a foundational belief. That it is also extremely handy for getting poor white people to fark themselves over is just a nice fringe benefit.

This belief on the part of many Democrats and "progressives" that most rich white Republican aren't really racist is denial.

They absolutely are racist as fark, but many of them (obviously not all of them) are savvy enough to keep it on the down-low.
 
2021-02-24 1:21:48 PM  
"Uncivil" is the new uppity.
 
2021-02-24 1:21:52 PM  
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Headline is two words too long to be honest
 
2021-02-24 1:22:32 PM  
Is she qualified and can she do the job as POTUS intends her to do?

I mean, this minimum measure was not applied to nearly ANY cabinet position held by the kakistocracy that Trump installed during his administration. One would think, even with some mean tweets, that the standard should apply now. Tanden is very qualified and even if she is disliked, the obstruction is simply that.

Ask Manchin what he wants to hear to confirm her, make sure she says it, get the 50+1 and move on to other matters. Ffs.
 
2021-02-24 1:22:42 PM  

EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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That was a stupid (brain-dead stupid) comment she made 10 years ago. Has she learned from that? That should be a valid question asked in the senate hearing. I wouldn't hold something that a person said 10 years ago against the person, unless they're Republicans because we know they don't change their views under any circumstances. But has she changed her views?
 
2021-02-24 1:23:15 PM  

bainsguy: [Fark user image 850x116]

Headline is two words too long to be honest


You could even make a solid argument for "three words."
 
2021-02-24 1:23:48 PM  
from: https://www.independent.co.uk/n​ews/wor​ld/americas/us-politics/neera-tanden-b​iden-budget-twitter-ted-cruz-b1799882.​html

He noted that in the past she has criticised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Susan Collins of Maine.

Mr Portman reminded Ms Tanden that she called Senator Collins "the worst", said that Senator Cotton "is a fraud", said that "vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz", and called Senator McConnell "Moscow Mitch" and "Voldemort".

He added that "there are still nine pages of tweets about Senator Cruz".
Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma noted that, more generally, she had called Republicans "criminally ignorant", "corrupt", and "the worst".

I mean...just damn. That's unforgivable.  Pack it up, folks. Tanden's dead in the water. No way she recovers from this (actually she probably wont, because vagina).
 
2021-02-24 1:24:52 PM  
Has she learned from that?

lol no
 
2021-02-24 1:26:03 PM  

Min5trel: Is she qualified and can she do the job as POTUS intends her to do?


She isn't qualified.
 
2021-02-24 1:26:19 PM  
Republicans lost any right to wring their hands about their feefee's being hurt and decrying mean tweets after 4 years of supporting Trump and not saying a damn thing about any of the hundreds of insults he hurled around on a daily basis.
 
2021-02-24 1:26:46 PM  

dericwater: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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That was a stupid (brain-dead stupid) comment she made 10 years ago. Has she learned from that? That should be a valid question asked in the senate hearing. I wouldn't hold something that a person said 10 years ago against the person, unless they're Republicans because we know they don't change their views under any circumstances. But has she changed her views?


I bet if she hasn't changed, she'll be honest and forthcoming with that.
 
2021-02-24 1:26:59 PM  
Conservatives have no honor.  Treat them accordingly.
 
2021-02-24 1:27:09 PM  

EyeballKid: Murkanen: If Republicans pulled their head out of their ass for 5 seconds they'd realise she'd be their strongest ally against Warren's and Sanders' efforts to bring the US out of the dark ages.

Why? Has the president-elect not been sufficient in that?


Biden's been in office a month and half his staff hasn't even been confirmed yet, so no?  I don't know why anyone would expect the last 40 years of economic self-harm to be fixed in 4 weeks.

Regardless of who took office this would take time.
 
2021-02-24 1:29:19 PM  

EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

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Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.

Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.

Why does this situation have to involve enemies and friends? This is about figuring out if the person the president nominated to fill a role is capable of leading a large organization, is willing to support the organization's mission rather than thwart it, and is willing to support the president's priorities.

The president's priority is nothing fundamentally changing, which gives us a president worse than Trump in '24.

I want fundamental change. Tanden can go kick rocks.


I literally laughed out loud at this comment.  Nothing has fundamentally changed since Joe has sat in the Oval?  If you're just going to lie, at least make an effort.
 
2021-02-24 1:29:24 PM  

Murkanen: I don't know why anyone would expect the last 40 years of economic self-harm to be fixed in 4 weeks.

Regardless of who took office this would take time.


Wasn't Obama president for eight of those 40 years?

Remind me, who was his veep?

I know, I know, you don't know why anyone would have expected them to have fixed the previous 40 years of...
 
2021-02-24 1:29:34 PM  
"MOOOOOM! She hit me back!"
 
2021-02-24 1:30:05 PM  
Yeah, well... I'm a progressive and also think she's unqualified an uncivil for how she labeled and treated Bernie supporters both in 2016 and in 2012.

Biden needs to do better than a person who uses the word "Progress" in her brand's name, yet admonishes Progressives and their policies.

She's shiat.
 
2021-02-24 1:30:19 PM  

EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

[prod01-cdn07.cdn.firstlook.org image 850x566]

Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.

Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.

Why does this situation have to involve enemies and friends? This is about figuring out if the person the president nominated to fill a role is capable of leading a large organization, is willing to support the organization's mission rather than thwart it, and is willing to support the president's priorities.

The president's priority is nothing fundamentally changing, which gives us a president worse than Trump in '24.

I want fundamental change. Tanden can go kick rocks.


Trump's 2017-2020 term had fundamental changes. All for the worse. I don't think we want THAT kind of change.
 
2021-02-24 1:30:22 PM  
Tanden's not worth going to the mat for. She's more politics than policy. Comparing her to Trump or playing the race card doesn't matter. What matters is she's on the wrong side of Manchin. Cut her loose and pick the boss from the budget committee already. It's not worth the time.
 
2021-02-24 1:31:57 PM  
Neera is so fetch.

/dear neoliberal fark queue spammer, stop trying to make tanden happen
 
2021-02-24 1:32:15 PM  

dericwater: EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: Serious Black: EyeballKid: I mean, there are plenty other reasons she's not qualified for a job other than door greeter at the Clinton Foundation.

[prod01-cdn07.cdn.firstlook.org image 850x566]

Sure, but what Senator is actually using those arguments as a reason not to vote for her? Joe Manchin isn't. Lisa Murkowski isn't. Susan Collins isn't. Mitt Romney isn't.

Gee, I guess the enemy of my enemy is my friend after all.

Why does this situation have to involve enemies and friends? This is about figuring out if the person the president nominated to fill a role is capable of leading a large organization, is willing to support the organization's mission rather than thwart it, and is willing to support the president's priorities.

The president's priority is nothing fundamentally changing, which gives us a president worse than Trump in '24.

I want fundamental change. Tanden can go kick rocks.

Trump's 2017-2020 term had fundamental changes. All for the worse. I don't think we want THAT kind of change.


Well, you're going to get fundamental change one way or the other. If it's not progressive fundamental change now, it will be more draconian, mercenary conservative fundamental change in the future, and this president is determining which way that goes.

If you don't want the latter, you should work to see that the former happens.
 
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