I most fervently pray that it be so.
“…..The grass-roots Democratic activists gathered at the party’s annual convention in San Diego this weekend implicitly rebuked the state’s senior U.S. senator by denying her the party’s endorsement for her re-election bid.
Feinstein finished far behind de León, the top Democrat in the state Senate. De León received 54 percent of delegates’ votes to just 37 percent for Feinstein. It takes 60 percent to receive an endorsement.
While the lack of an endorsement certainly won’t keep Feinstein off the ballot, it’s a sign that grass-roots Democrats are eager to supplant leaders who are seen as too moderate and willing to compromise.
Democratic Party activists have never really been Feinstein’s people. In 1990, when she was running for governor, she came to the party convention and expressed her support for the death penalty, eliciting boos from the liberal crowd. She lost the party endorsement to John Van de Kamp but got the nomination anyway, ultimately losing the November election to Pete Wilson.
Feinstein has always been a little to the right of where the party’s activists are. Now, at age 84 and in her final campaign, Feinstein is once again at odds with progressives, despite her efforts to move left by more strongly opposing President Trump’s agenda.
She said the Senate Appropriations Committee, which she sits on, would never approve $25 billion for Trump’s wall along the Mexico boarder. But minutes later, de León’s team sent texts noting that Feinstein had just voted for exactly that as part of the “Common Sense Coalition” immigration plan that failed to get through the Senate.”
Feinstein also reminded the crowd of her longstanding leadership on gun control, including her success against long odds at getting an assault weapons ban signed into law in 1994.
I have seen comments to the effect that whoever replaces her is going to be far worse and extremely Left Wing.
That may be so.
The biggest point that is being missed with that argument is that whoever replaces her isn’t going to be immediately replacing her on the Appropriations committee and is going to be a Freshman with no fucking clout.
That, my friends, is YUGE right now.
If she somehow does manage to be forcibly retired as she should be, it is going to leave a very large power vacuum that will kick off a massive power struggle to see who replaces her, not only at the State level, but at the National level also.
If whoever that winds up being is not a Left Wing Anti 2A whack job then it will be a Win -Win-Win for us.
First win, we get rid of the miserable old bitch and her power structure with her.
Second Win, she is not replaced by someone just like her and whoever it is has limited clout/power.
Third win, Even with reduced clout/power, a decent conservative replacing her on the Appropriations committee would have a large impact on where very large sums of money are dispersed and hopefully that would be anywhere but Commiefornia.
Extra bonus Win in my book, if Dianne Feinstein is too conservative for the Commies in California then the odds of them isolating themselves even further from the rest of the country expand exponentially.
People are already fleeing from the place in enough numbers to make headlines and they are slowly but surely becoming the New, New Mexico by their own deliberate policies.
By battling with Trump over the immigration issues and Trump threatening to ratchet up the consequences, they won’t have someone with Feinsteins clout to deflect what they most certainly are asking for and just may well get, cut off from Federal spending in a big way.
It won’t take too long for them to go completely broke and there to be a resulting turnaround in the political spectrum down there. The Gimmiedats don’t seem to hang around long when the Freebies stop flowing I have noticed over the years.