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November 30, 2020

Biden's Choice for Head of the OMB, Neera Tanden, Spread Conspiracy Theories, Without Evidence, That Russia Changed Actual Vote Tallies, Shifting Votes for Hillary to Trump

Isn't it odd that a leftwing progressive can talk about shifting votes from one person to another and yet the media praises her as a hero rather than a deranged democracy-underminer?

The announcement that Joe Biden intends to nominate Neera Tanden as his Director of the Office of Management and Budget -- a critical position overseeing U.S. economic and regulatory policy -- triggered a wide range of mockery, indignation and disgust from both the left and the right. That should not be surprising: though a thoroughly mediocre and ordinary D.C. swamp creature from the perspective of both ideology and competence, Tandenís uniquely unhinged, venomous, corrupt and pathologically dishonest conduct as a Clinton Family and DNC apparatchik and President of the corporatist-and-despot-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) has earned her a list of enemies far longer and more impressive than her accomplishments.

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Few people took Hillary's 2016 loss to Donald Trump as hard as Tanden, or handled it as poorly. Indeed, she refused to believe it really happened, and encouraged others to similarly refuse to accept its reality.

In the weeks after Trumpís victory, Tanden joined numerous Democrats in encouraging electors of the Electoral College to ignore their states' votes and refuse to elect Trump as President (many rationale were invoked for this: Tanden's was a CAP article promoting #Resistance fanatic Richard Painterís argument that Trump's violations of the Emolument Clause precluded an Electoral College win). She insisted that Hillary lost because of Russia, claiming the "Russians did enough damage to affect more than 70k votes in 3 states." And she was not only one of the first to push the Steele Dossier's claim that Russia held blackmail power over Trump but also one of the last to do so -- insisting in 2018 that ďthe dossier been mostly proven to be trueĒ and claiming as late as 2019 that nothing in this discredited junk report had been disproven.

But what really distinguished Tanden when it came to unhinged and toxic behavior was her repeated (and obviously baseless) claims that Hillary only lost because Russian hackers invaded the U.S. voting system and clandestinely changed Hillaryís votes to Trumpís, costing the real winner --Hillary -- her rightful place on the throne, behind the Resolute Desk.


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Tanden's insistence that Russia changed the voting results through hacking did not once her traumatic shock in the weeks after Hillary's loss dissipated (if it ever did)....

This conspiracy-mongering led by Tanden and other prominent liberal activists had a corrosive effect on the ability of Democrats to perceive basic reality, to put that mildly. A 2018 poll from Economist/YouGov -- conducted more than a year after Trumpís inauguration -- found that a large majority of Democrats (66%) believe that "Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to get Donald Trump elected President."

Hillary Clinton herself was the first I know of to push that conspiracy theory -- though her leftwing media partisans never discuss that.

Nor do her liberal NeverTrump covert partisans.

Even squishy liberal Republican John Cornyn says that Tanden has "zero percent" chance of ever being confirmed for any position in government.

And thus: Bill Kristol hears the call to defend the indefensible.

Just like his progressive pals are paying him to do.

What is astonishing is that within an hour of proclaiming that all "serious conservatives" get behind this Hillary Clinton puppet, he also attacks alleged conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, branding anyone who believes in vote-shifting to be "crazy" and, one assumes, ineligible to hold any position of public trust.

Even as he pimps the conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden.



Just to show he's a demented, crazy asshole who's Gay For Pay, Bill Kristol goes the additional step of attacking "Trump and his supporters" for refusing to accept the judgement of the voters.

You mean -- like NeverTrump and their progressive cocktail-party partners refused to do in 2016?

Setting up a covert #Resistance to undermine his government?

Promoting a farcical conspiracy theory to keep his government under the shadow of an illegally-spawned special counsel investigation?

You mean-- accepting the outcome of an election like that, Billybitch?

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