Biden’s top aide pick talks ‘healing’ the nation, but won’t pretend GOP aren’t a ‘bunch of f—kers’


Joe Biden’s presumed incoming deputy chief of staff in the White House is already displaying her brand of so-called unity by referring to Republicans as a “bunch of f–kers.”

The woman who served as Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign manager, and may be named for the new position once the Democrat is sworn into office, revealed her vulgar take on Republicans in an interview with a woman’s magazine published Tuesday. Jen O’Malley Dillon defended the idea that Biden will be able to work with Republicans and bring “healing” to a divided nation, even though members of the other party are apparently less than desirable partners in the endeavor.

Glamour magazine gushed about O’Malley Dillon as “the first woman to manage a successful Democratic presidential campaign, the first woman to run a campaign that ousted an incumbent president, and of course the first person to spearhead a winning ticket in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic.”

Never mind that former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who also served as President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, was the first woman ever to have run a successful U.S. presidential campaign. Neither Glamour nor any other left-wing media outlets ever sang her praises.

In the Glamour interview, Glennon Doyle thanked O’Malley Dillon for “saving the world” in stepping up to join the Biden team, which she did after serving as the campaign manager for former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and his run for president. Doyle gushed that the world “was actually depending on you,” during the interview.

Even 2016’s failed Democratic nominee fawned over the Glamour piece.

The 44-year-old O’Malley Dillon, who was also former President Obama’s deputy campaign manager in 2012 and 2008 battleground-states director, said in the interview that one has to be “open to listening.”

“Like Joe Biden says all the time, ‘Great leadership starts with listening,’” she said.

“It’s challenging for us to do that right now, because of how polarized we are. But politics breaks down to one-on-one conversations and not being afraid to talk. I get that you’re not supposed to talk politics at the holiday dinner. Well, f–k that. It’s because we don’t do that that we are in this situation now,” she continued.

She also contended that “compromise is a good thing,” adding that the “atmosphere in the world now is like, ‘Oh, if you compromise, you don’t believe in something.’ No, it’s ‘I believe in it so much that I’m going to work to find a path we can both go down together.’”

Progressives in the Democrat Party have already begun complaining about some of Biden’s staffing choices, pushing back on those they see as being too moderate. O’Malley Dillon insisted that Biden has been successful with his call for unity and will demonstrate that more once he gets to the White House.

“The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity,” she told Glamour.

“In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’” she said before revealing her true feelings. “I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f–kers.”

The mother of three went on to slam Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “terrible” and claimed that the Kentucky Republican was not on board with “this bipartisan ideal.”

“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,” she said. “Which is not to say it is easy. It is like a relationship. You can’t do politics alone. If the other person is not willing to do the work, then that becomes really hard. ”

During her stint with O’Rourke, O’Malley Dillon pushed the “mandatory buybacks” of AR-15s and “weapons of war.”

In his speech to Americans on the electoral college vote-certification on Monday, Biden said he would be “a president for all Americans” who will “work just as hard for those of you who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did.”

“Now it is time to turn the page as we’ve done throughout our history,” he said. “To unite. To heal.”

In O’Malley Dillon, Biden seems to have set the bar on how his calls for unity will likely play out. Twitter users did not miss the irony.

“I was hoping ⁦⁦⁦⁦@JoeBiden⁩ your new administration would understand that starting any Interaction with name calling and aspersions does not encourage conversation and problem solving. Maybe a little chat with your deputy chief?” GOP Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan tweeted.

“If Biden wants to spur a #Resist movement against his Admin alienating 1/2 the country is a good way to do it,” columnist Adriana Cohen tweeted, calling out O’Malley Dillon’s “potty mouth.”

Frieda Powers

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