In the new spirit of “unity” under Joe Biden, the woman who famously called Trump supporters “deplorables” is back and coming to the defense of Joe’s top aide calling Republicans a “bunch of f***ers.”
This isn’t really a surprise because she never really went away, and has a vitriolic hatred towards conservatives.
ClashDaily reported that Biden’s incoming White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon, made the statement in an interview while discussing the need for “unity” in our fiercely divided political climate.
Now, the spin doctors are working their magic to try to make this outrageous comment NBD (No Big Deal). O’Malley Dillon was Joe’s campaign manager, and her deputy campaign manager and communications director, Kate Bedingfiled, has come running to O’Malley Dillon’s defense by claiming that the outrage is about the “spicy language” that was used and not the sentiment behind it.
So @jomalleydillon would be the first to tell you her mom doesn’t approve of the spicy language, but I would be the first to tell you that the point she was making in this conversation with @GlennonDoyle is spot on: unity and healing are possible — and we can get things done. pic.twitter.com/HOVVDbY42K
— Kate Bedingfield (@KBeds) December 16, 2020
A pretty Big Name in the Democratic Party took the same tactic.
Hillary couldn’t help it — she just had to weigh in.
People who stood by Donald Trump for the last four years are now claiming to be offended that a Democratic campaign manager used a curse word? I don’t think so.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 17, 2020
They’re using the same talking points here, but, as usual, completely miss the mark.
Conservatives aren’t clutching their pearls about the language, it’s about Joe basing his entire campaign on the idea that the was the “unity” candidate and would be a return to bipartisanship. How does he do that when the people closest to him and who are the most influential in his campaign think of the Senate Majority Leader as “terrible” and Republicans are a “bunch of f***ers”? In the same interview, O’Malley Dillon said, “From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”
Let me paraphrase: “The country needs healing,” says O’Malley Dillon, “but the only way to do that is to work with ‘a bunch of f***ers.'”
Can’t you just feel all the healing and unity in that sentiment?
As for Hillary, well, she’s been famously anti-conservative and completely tone-deaf with her hot takes for decades.
Her criticism of “Trump is worse!” is so disingenuous.
Donald J. Trump didn’t run as a unity candidate in 2016. He ran as the opposite of that. He ran as the political outsider. He was the bull in the china shop that was going to smash things in the “uniparty” swamp. He’s also been a household name for 40 years. We expected that kind of talk from him.
Joe said that he was running to end “the presidency that has divided this nation” and that he would be the president of “all Americans.” Apparently that even means the “terrible” Mitch McConnell and a “bunch of f***ers” in the GOP.
I’m beginning to think that the “unity” that Joe assured us would be the hallmark of his administration is another one of those promises that politicians make and never intend to deliver.