Truly amazing how those who spent 5 years studiously avoiding reading Trump's tweets claim to be such experts on @neeratanden's.
Tanden scrapped with both Republicans and some lefties, but yeah, it seems that some who were happy to throw punches for their camp don't like to be even elbowed, if the person with sharp elbows is a woman, and a woman of color:
As for @JoeManchinWV, he's doing this to display his Blue Dog heterodoxy, but honestly, does anyone think Tanden's tweets matter one iota to his constituents? It's the most inside-the-Beltway posturing ever.
Manchin voted to confirm Rich Grennell one of the most toxic trolls to ever be in office, and even #onhere.

So...why do the comparatively anodyne tweets of this woman, this woman of color, represent some sort of civility Rubicon?

They don't.
What exactly are the red-letter tweets that Tanden is guilty of? Because give me a minute, I'll find ones that are so so so much worse from various people that Manchin and GOP Senators voted to confirm.

Women and people of color get unfairly dinged for being uppity.

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Also white vinegar is a magical elixir for all things cleaning.
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Also you're supposed to quarantine for 10 days when you come back from abroad. He'd do that for an overnight?
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put on layers of down/wool/anything to create pockets of air and pile everyone into one bed.

and make sure to pee. don't waste body heat on a full bladder.
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