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Dianne Feinstein No Longer Left-Wing Enough for California

Posted by V the K at 10:03 am - February 26, 2018.
Filed under: California politics

Wow.

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.

This is a woman who was once mayor of San Francisco, who has argued for the confiscation of guns from law-abiding gun owners, and whose lifetime ACU rating is under 10%. (Meaning she has voted conservatively less than 10% of the time.)

But Kevin de Leon is an even bigger anti-gun zealot, a man so far left he introduced environmental regulation so radical (banning all fossil fuels in California) not even the hard-left Democrat legislature would go for it. (Probably because existing renewable energy bills have already made California’s electric bills look like Michigan’s car insurance premiums. Worse, actually.

California is now the land of Gavin Newsom, Kevin de Leon, Kamala Harris, and Ted Lieu; people so far left they have to look over their right shoulder to see Jerry Brown.

Thirty years of unchecked illegal and mass legal immigration (27% of California’s population was born outside the USA) has transformed California from Reagan Conservative to the most radically crazy far-left state in the country.

Oddly enough, I have yet to see a single editorial complaining about that leftward radicalization of the Democrat Party. Not one. Ever.

Which is exactly why Democrats are so adamant that mass immigration from the Third World must continue.  And why most Americans have a “Bye, Felicia” attitude toward California secession.

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22 Comments

  1. This catches me by surprise because I thought she was untouchable, but I’m certainly not an expert on liberal politics.

    Comment by Hanover — February 26, 2018 @ 10:33 am - February 26, 2018

  2. Over the years, Diane has said one or two quasi-intelligent things. Apparently, that’s one or two too many for the CA Leftists.

    Comment by MikeyParks — February 26, 2018 @ 12:07 pm - February 26, 2018

  3. And why most Americans have a “Bye, Felicia” attitude toward California secession.

    I wholeheartedly concur — that it’s the only sane position to have, at this point.

    And I’m not even a US citizen — only a legal US person.

    Comment by Cyril J. — February 26, 2018 @ 12:28 pm - February 26, 2018

  4. @2

    “Apparently, that’s one or two too many for the CA Leftists.”

    You got that right.

    The last ounce of reason has virtually abandoned the Slaughtered Golden Goose State by now.

    I guess we can pray for the tiny sane remnant with lives trapped over there.

    Comment by Cyril J. — February 26, 2018 @ 12:34 pm - February 26, 2018

  5. It is very telling about just where the Democratic Party is going, and let us remember California does lead the nation. It sure is when looking at the Democratic Party, and just where it is going.

    It will continue, and more and more people will (must) decide to walk out from the Democratic leftist for the fresh air of actual freedom. The leftist will neither listen nor stop in anyway from their ‘revolution’. And just whether the nation wants one or not. Naturally, the nation doesn’t want a revolution. The nation had one, but left hates it. So – yet more and more people will (must) decide to walk out from this Democratic Party. If they don’t – they will be put out.

    Comment by Dav — February 26, 2018 @ 12:54 pm - February 26, 2018

  6. Singapore is the one place on earth multicult isn’t a disaster. Its founding father Lee Kuan Yew once said:

    “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.”

    Comment by Steve — February 26, 2018 @ 1:32 pm - February 26, 2018

  7. There was an opinion piece in the newspaper in October making the point that the Democrats need to move further left: on unrestricted immigration, universal healthcare, free college, the “guaranteed living wage,” and more. I mentioned moving left to some of my Democrat friends, who wholeheartedly agreed. The rationale is that most people want those items, and the Democrats will attract votes by fully embracing those items.

    Reality: if Hillary had been further left, wouldn’t Trump still have won? And wouldn’t she have been even less palatable to a large swathe of voters?

    Comment by Conservative Guy — February 26, 2018 @ 1:59 pm - February 26, 2018

  8. And add transgender rights and the environment to the list of items in #7 above.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — February 26, 2018 @ 2:01 pm - February 26, 2018

  9. California has become that alcoholic,drug addict relative that won’t change until he/she hits rock bottom and maybe not then. Maybe just have to die from consequences or really be split up to excise the coastal tumors.(I know,mixing my metaphors).

    Comment by Rex — February 26, 2018 @ 2:14 pm - February 26, 2018

  10. Many insist that Sanders would have beaten Trump but I don’t agree. I can’t prove it of course (and thankfully don’t have the opportunity) but I think the numbers of voters upset with how the deck was cleared for Mrs. Clinton, how she acquired debate questions before a debate and had her minions lie about it, etc. and how Sanders was treated by the Clinton machine has been overstated. Trump was made to look so frightening that any who defected to Stein were likely outnumbered by those who voted against Trump (by voting Clinton). How many Sanders supporters actually support his actual positions (as opposed to his soft-pedaled sound bytes) is difficult to gauge and had he been the D nominee, he would have had to defend his past as well as his current “stances.” I too am of the belief that if the Democratic Party embraces genuine, hard Leftism, they will find themselves the regional, local party they gleefully predicted the GOP would become due to Trump’s candidacy. However, I predict the GOP will royally screw up time and again rather than seize the obvious opportunity to capitalize on their opponent’s mistakes.

    Comment by Ignatius — February 26, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - February 26, 2018

  11. And I say ‘Many’ above because I hear and read this over and over, not because I’ve seen a poll or other research.

    Comment by Ignatius — February 26, 2018 @ 2:31 pm - February 26, 2018

  12. You seem to make a mistake. They are not Democrats. They are communist, and in many cases radical Maoist. The goal here is the overthrow of Republican government and its replacement with communist global government. The “left coast” is only a stepping stone. The only difference between National Socialist (NAZI) and Inter national Socialist (communist) is the numbers killed in the camps.

    Comment by Ray — February 26, 2018 @ 4:55 pm - February 26, 2018

  13. what you see in California is the reason the left started to colonize the united states in the 1980s. if you are not in the united states legally you are not an immigrant you are a colonist. stop calling them immigrants. don’t let the left use the language dishonestly to achieve their objectives.

    Comment by salg — February 26, 2018 @ 4:59 pm - February 26, 2018

  14. @13

    “if you are not in the united states legally you are not an immigrant you are a colonist.”

    Ah. Thank you.

    Much appreciated.

    Comment by Cyril J. — February 26, 2018 @ 5:51 pm - February 26, 2018

  15. Yet there is no small number of “conservatives” (Bill Kristol and some character at CPAC come to mind) that think immigrants are natural conservatives.

    People in the US should realize that immigrants bring their culture with them (and that’s encouraged seeing as how nothing good ever came from western culture).

    Some of what immigrants bring is great – and we’re lucky to have them. But not all of it is good.

    Europe (and California) should be lessons.

    Comment by KCRob — February 26, 2018 @ 5:53 pm - February 26, 2018

  16. The left.

    First, they brainwash your kids.

    Second, they ruin your economy.

    Third, they rig your ballots.

    (They’d make stray cats and dogs vote, if they could.)

    Last, Game Over.

    Comment by Cyril J. — February 26, 2018 @ 5:56 pm - February 26, 2018

  17. I don’t understand why Phil Mickelson the golfer lives in California. The taxes, shabby roads would make me live in an instant.

    When it comes to Feinstein, she is not a Communist, so that is why she is disliked by the pinko crowd.

    Comment by davinci38 — February 26, 2018 @ 8:45 pm - February 26, 2018

  18. Out with the old…In with the new!
    We must always be “Progressive”…

    Comment by The Poetry Man — February 27, 2018 @ 9:43 am - February 27, 2018

  19. Many are taking the results of the CA Dem party convention over the weekend as evidence of DiFi’s soon-to-be downfall. While it wasn’t a good outcome and is probably a warning sign for the future of California politics, for her personally it was merely an embarrassment. The good news is that Kevin DeLeon didn’t get the endorsement either.

    The other piece of good news for those wishing to stem the tide of perpetual leftism in the USA is that the current oldest serving US Senator has a large war chest and a lot of old money connections. Unless Tom Steyer plans to divert his anti-Trump PAC to a pro-DeLeon PAC and get his wealthy like-minded friends to do the same, Kevin is going to have a hard time raising money for his race in a very expensive statewide media market.

    The potentially advantageous element to California’s jungle primary system is that independents and Republicans can thwart the leftist takeover by voting for DiFi, even if they don’t really agree with her on much. I guarantee if they don’t like Senator Feinstein, they sure as hell won’t like a Senator DeLeon.

    Comment by RSG — February 27, 2018 @ 9:48 am - February 27, 2018

  20. I don’t understand why Phil Mickelson the golfer lives in California. The taxes, shabby roads would make me live in an instant.

    Much of Mickelson’s fan-base is in California, and his many business and investment vehicles are registered there. Plus at-least now he doesn’t want to uproot his daughters from their high school. Once they graduate don’t be surprised if he shifts quietly to his 2nd-home in Arizona — where his brother-and-caddy lives and they both have ties to ASU.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 27, 2018 @ 11:09 am - February 27, 2018

  21. looks like Dianne has sown the seeds of her own destruction. identity politics will come back to bite the white leftists that promoted it.

    Comment by salg — February 27, 2018 @ 11:25 am - February 27, 2018

  22. @21

    Amen!

    Comment by Cyril J. — February 27, 2018 @ 11:35 am - February 27, 2018

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