‘Unity’ team Biden-style: Staffer calls top Republicans a ‘BUNCH OF F***ERS’ after gushing over his bipartisan message
Joe Biden's campaign chief praised the Democrat's ability to connect with voters on a pledge to heal America's polarized politics, but in the next breath, she strayed from the unity theme, calling Republicans a “bunch of f***ers.”
“The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity,” campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a Glamour Magazine interview that was published on Tuesday, noting that people had mocked him during the primaries for trying to work with Republicans.
She continued: “I'm not saying they're not a bunch of f***ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn't wish for that, you couldn't wish for the bipartisan ideal? He rejected that.”Also on rt.com So much for ‘healing’... the Trump Accountability Project is just the start of massive discrimination against conservatives
O’Malley Dillon's F-bomb follows a trend of Democrats condemning Republicans and calling for supporters of President Donald Trump to be punished, even as President-elect Biden speaks of unifying the country. She perhaps stands out by mingling the contradictory messages in the same statement.
The Biden aide, who last month was named deputy chief of staff in the incoming administration, went on to say that she agrees with Biden's message that the nation and its fractured political system need healing and efforts toward compromise.Also on rt.com Don't believe messages about ‘olive branches’ and ‘moving forward’ from anti-Trump celebs & pols. They’re as hateful as ever
“People want to see impact,” O'Malley Dillon said. “They want to see us moving in a path forward. They want to do their work, get paid a fair share, have time for themselves and their family, and see each other as neighbors. And this overhang of this negative, polarized electorate that politics has created is the thing that I think we can break down.”
Reaction to her mixed message was a reminder of how wide the political divide is. Blue-check liberals, such as lawyer Max Kennerly, writer Lynn Comella and life coach Michael Buckley, praised her condemnation of Republicans as accurate.
A majority of the Republicans in the House just tried to get the Supreme Court to throw out my vote along with millions of other votes, so, yes, I'd say she's spot-on.— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) December 16, 2020
Truth. Gotta love it for a change.— Lynn Comella (@LynnComella) December 16, 2020
Yes. Mitch is / has been terrible. 🤡— Michael Buckley #BlackLivesMatter (@HeyBuckHey) December 16, 2020
Republicans, such as Trump campaign aide Matt Wolking and Stacey Zinke-McKee, pointed out the irony of calling for unity with people while calling them a vulgar name.
So much healing:Incoming Biden deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon calls Republicans 'a bunch of f---ers' https://t.co/WjKMzC7e2D— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) December 16, 2020
Let me call you a few vile names, and then we’ll all have negotiating in good faith. Always works for me. 🙄— Stacey Zinke-McKee (@StacezMcKee) December 16, 2020
“Team Biden pilots a new deal-making approach: Say you want bipartisanship with terrible f***ers,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan tweeted.
Team Biden pilots a new dealmaking approach: Say you want bipartisanship with the terrible fuckers! https://t.co/hfEWk5c7lI— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) December 16, 2020
Meanwhile, New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman focused on Dillon's “rare” and “unapologetic” comments about managing the responsibilities of motherhood around an intense job. She was then blasted with replies pointing to Republican women, such as Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, doing the same thing.
Putting aside everything else, it is rare to hear a woman speaking unapologetically and unselfconsciously about life having kids and an intense job. The kind of thing men aren’t often asked to think twice about but women are always expected to https://t.co/k7ZUJcqCHE— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 16, 2020
“You can't just ignore conservative women because you don't agree with their politics,” Trump campaign aide Abigail Marone told Haberman.
You can’t just ignore conservative women because you don’t agree with their politics. https://t.co/9XoUPzTLX3— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) December 16, 2020
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