Democratic Thought Leader Praises 'Moral Compunction' of Red China

October 4, 2019

Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden had some kind words for the leaders of Red China on Friday, praising the communist regime for its "moral compunction" in standing up to President Donald Trump.

In response to Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's apparently reliable assertion that "China will not interfere in the internal affairs of the US," as reported in an apparently reliable Chinese newspaper, Tanden wrote: "This is so humiliating- that we have a president willing to cheat but China has enough moral compunction not to help him."

Perhaps the Chinese foreign minister can be taken at his word. Or perhaps not, given China's relentless past efforts to "interfere" in U.S. affairs through cyber warfare during the Obama administration, the admission of which was also humiliating for the United States.

Tanden was presumably referring to Trump's public request that Chinese authorities investigate former president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who in addition to securing a suspiciously well-paid gig on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, also had ties to a Chinese investment firm that in 2014 sought to raise $1.5 billion, largely from state-controlled entities in China.

If the corporate-backed Democratic establishment had an official spokesperson or thought leader, Tanden would be it. Her organization is funded by the likes of Walmart, Bank of America, Blackstone, JP Morgan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Apple, Facebook, Google, Samsung, General Electric, and the United Arab Emirates, among others, and is a go-to policy shop for corporate-friendly Democratic legislation. Not surprisingly, Tanden was an early participant in the secret establishment plot to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2016.

Tanden, a former aide to Hillary Clinton who was in line to become White House chief of staff before Clinton suffered one of the most embarrassing political defeats in American history, was a recurring character in the hacked emails published by Wikileaks.

On many occasions, Tanden emailed top Clinton aides to vent about the people who annoyed her, which was basically everyone: New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was "a bit insufferable," liberals criticizing Hillary for saying "all lives matter" were "a—holes," Bernie Sanders supporters were "freaks," Clinton loyalist David Brock was "kind of a nut bar," Hillary's political instincts were "suboptimal," her decision to use a private email server was "f—ing insane," and so on.