Just interviewed the head of a major progressive group who said that the Biden transition team reached out after the Tanden nomination to say “aren’t you happy, we met your demands, we brought in a movement leader”
— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) December 1, 2020
Biden-world isn’t being cynical with this pick, they actually believe that they are throwing a bone to progressives because they imagine progressives like Neera Tanden. Team Biden really thinks they are picking lots of progressives. https://t.co/5OgJvuJFKe
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 30, 2020
It appears that senior staff in the Biden campaign have the political acumen of Little Orphan Annie, because they think that picking Neera Tanden is a favor to liberals.
This actually explains a lot.
The Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment), now largely alumni of the Obama administration, honestly believe that your life story is your politics, which explains why they pushed the hapless Amy McGrath so hard.
McGrath was literally the worst political campaigner that I have ever seen in my life
Neera Tanden is not, and has never been a progressive, she’s been a party apparatchik, and the thoroughly despised overseer of a Podesta brothers’ lobbying shop that masqueraded as a think tank.
This could very well be the stupidest person on the face of the earth. Perhaps we should shoot him.*
Biden and his Evil Minions™ are going to lead the Democratic Party into an electoral catastrophe that will make 2010 look like Johnson in 1964.
Midterms are base elections, and they think that kicking the base in the nuts is doing said base a favor.
*What, you’ve never seen Ruthless People? Great movie.