Joe Biden’s Nominations Just Keep Getting Worse.

The nomination of Neera Tanden as head of the Office of Management and Budget is a test for the left.

Neera Tanden, via Mike Segar/Reuters

“It may seem self indulgent to label Biden’s Neera Tanden pick as a brazen attempt to signal dominance over the left, but the alternative is that they’re just that oblivious and tied up in incestuous DC think tank groupthink/corruption. I don’t know which is worse.”

In nominating Neera Tanden, once again Biden’s inner circle has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no such thing as pushing him to the left. There is no persuading or reasoning with politicians who have taken almost every opportunity to show their disdain for the left and their visions. Joe Biden is inarguably — like so many other corporate Democratic politicians — an active barrier to progress, and needs to be treated as such. Nominations of people like Neera Tanden, unfortunately, are just one of the ways that he shows it.

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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