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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:11 AM

Susan Collins to vote "no" on Biden budget nominee Neera Tanden

Source: Axios

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will not vote to confirm President Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, according to a statement first obtained by Politico.

Why it matters: The moderate Republican was viewed as a possible savior to Tanden's nomination, after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) became the first Democratic senator to oppose one of Biden's nominees last week.

Tanden has faced scrutiny for her social media activity during the Trump presidency, during which she frequently attacked Republicans.

Tanden, who once called Collins "the worst" on Twitter, apologized for her tweets during her confirmation hearings.



Read more: https://www.axios.com/susan-collins-neera-tanden-ce400884-dade-4d02-a8ec-f705b76681e4.html

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Reply Susan Collins to vote "no" on Biden budget nominee Neera Tanden (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 22 OP
Celerity Feb 22 #1
radius777 Feb 22 #2
madaboutharry Feb 22 #3
jaxexpat Feb 22 #16
appmanga Feb 22 #17
RayStar Feb 22 #26
dsc Feb 22 #4
NotAPuppet Feb 22 #5
bucolic_frolic Feb 22 #6
OhioTim Feb 22 #7
former9thward Feb 22 #10
Calista241 Feb 22 #20
groundloop Feb 22 #22
Calista241 Feb 22 #27
Paladin Feb 22 #8
Grokenstein Feb 22 #12
machoneman Feb 22 #9
Kashkakat v.2.0 Feb 22 #11
TimeToGo Feb 22 #13
keopeli Feb 22 #14
Polybius Feb 22 #24
turbinetree Feb 22 #15
Initech Feb 22 #18
kimbutgar Feb 22 #19
NCjack Feb 22 #21
Polybius Feb 22 #23
11 Bravo Feb 22 #25

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:55 AM

2. Did Kavanaugh have the 'experience' and temperament'

for a lifetime appointment? Was Trump even remotely 'transparent' or 'steady' to hold the most powerful leadership position in the world?

“The Director of OMB is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the federal budget and plays a significant role in any Administration’s fiscal and regulatory agenda. Congress has to be able to trust the OMB director to make countless decisions in an impartial manner, carrying out the letter of the law and congressional intent. Neera Tanden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency. Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has pledged to transcend.

“In addition, Ms. Tanden’s decision to delete more than a thousand tweets in the days before her nomination was announced raises concerns about her commitment to transparency. Should Congress need to review documents or actions taken by OMB, we must have confidence that the Director will be forthcoming.

“The OMB needs steady, experienced, responsive leadership. I will vote against confirming Ms. Tanden.”

— Sen. Susan Collins


What's really going on is white people holding an outspoken woman of color to different standards.

Tanden was 'mean' on Twitter to Bernie people, to Trump people and others - many of whom themselves are known for being 'mean' on Twitter but of course she's the one being taken to task for it.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:11 AM

3. Susan Collins still wants to eat lunch at the "cool kids" table.

She voted for Kavanaugh, giving a bizarre speech on the floor of the senate claiming that Dr. Ford was mistaken as to the identity of her attacker.

Then she does the right thing and votes to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial.

And now she is voting against a nominee for "mean" tweets.

It seems odd on the surface, but it actually makes sense. Collins at the end of the day is a Republican. I see this vote as an attempt to make peace with her party after the impeachment vote.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:50 AM

16. Susan is addled. In the QOP it's not considered a thing.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:54 AM

17. Susan Collins...

...is the biggest fake in U.S. politics and she's prickly as hell when it comes to well deserved criticism. It comes with the job Suzie Q. No wonder she was sympatico with Trump.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:53 PM

26. Chicken

She was so DUMB with trump. So now she can think clearly. A weak person!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:29 AM

4. Of course she voted to confirm Richard Grenell who

had to scrub his twitter feed in 2012 and still was such an ass on Twitter that German politicians lobbed official complaints about his behavior while he was Ambassador to Germany. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/richard-grenell-mitt-romney-online-attacks_n_1442726

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:08 AM

5. I love that Republicans (and Manchin, the elephant in a donkey costume)

just can't vote for Neera because she wrote some mean tweets. But they had no problem supporting Trump, and many of them still do now after he incited an insurrection. Such snowflakes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:19 AM

6. She's no moderate, we shouldn't even try to reach her, and her liberal interlude was 3 weeks

Put a fork in it. She's lost and always was.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:44 AM

7. Do It

Like I said before, do what Trump did and make these appointments 2 year "acting" appointments and go from there.

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Response to OhioTim (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:25 AM

10. Not 2 years.

The Federal Vacancies Act only allows cabinet officials to serve 270 days in an acting capacity.

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Response to OhioTim (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:45 AM

20. serving until the end of the term is a recess appointment. And Repubs will show up to prevent

the Senate from going into recess.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:12 PM

22. All true, but rules never seemed to bother TFOTWH*

* - The Former Occupant Of The White House (I don't want to give him one bit of additional attention by saying his name)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:06 PM

27. He didn't make a single recess appointment during his entire term. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:56 AM

8. You were expecting Collins to do something principled and courageous?

Come off it....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:41 AM

12. Maybe hoping she would limit her action to "expressing concern"

like she does when a Republican does straight-up crimes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:17 AM

9. Trump's outrageous tweets were fine but hers we not? Gimme a break, snowflakes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:27 AM

11. So how is it we hve to go back to getting approvals now, didnt the repubs change the rules ? nt

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:48 AM

13. Not for us

Those rule changes were for them

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:02 AM

14. Can we please stop pretending that Collins is a moderate? She opposes abortion, Covid relief,

common sense gun reforms, and a host of other very popular proposals that a moderate would gladly support (because most Americans support them).

Murkowski is much more moderate than Collins. Even Romney is more moderate. This song and dance around Collins' potential vote for sanity has never come to fruition.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:34 AM

15. She is NOT a moderate senator, she is an enabler , she put on the bench an

enabler to the Federalist Society who was fucking the entire country over in the position as being the head law enforcement officer who name is William Barr and she voted to put a racist AG on the bench Jeff Session who attacked anyone that was of a different stripe.........she is a POS......and she gave Mulvaney the green light to put in place his liberaitian BS on this society...............moderate .............

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:56 AM

18. Susan Collins is useless.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:24 AM

19. Did you expect anything less from her?

Wtf is wrong with Maine that they reelected this mindless ninny?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:53 AM

21. I guess that means in the future, every damn QOP nominated person must

have a record that is free of nasty comments about DEMs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:40 PM

23. This was entirely expected

I don't understand why some people thought she would vote "Yes." Maybe she would have voted for her, but she apparently took that "the worst" Tweet personal.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:19 PM

25. No doubt the Susan Collins "Concern" meter went into overdrive.



Fuck off, Suze.

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