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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the longtime legislator from the left coast, felt the sting of unrequited love recently as the California Democratic Party chose not to endorse her for a fifth term; the endorsement could have helped extend her stay in The Swamp another six years.
During the Democrat state convention balloting, Feinstein was thumped by political upstart State Senator Kevin de Leon in an impressive 17-point margin. This win is due to in-house political hacks and not indicative of the general voting base who have yet to hear of the name “de Leon”. But it is the first of many red flags that portend a drastic change in the way conservatives must do battle for Midterms to retain a majority.
The “New” Left
Senator de Leon (D-24) is a darling of the progressive left—or in real speak—the Socialist agenda. He currently represents a myriad of urban Los Angeles neighborhoods including Little Armenia, Thai Town, Larchmont, Koreatown, Pico-Union, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, and East Los Angeles. As you might imagine, Illegals and Dreamers love him, although they can’t vote.
But, give it time, however, as de Leon’s claim to fame is in organizing the largest civil rights march in California in 1994, to protest Proposition 187; Save Our State (SOS). The SOS initiative sought to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care and public education. There were still a few sound minds and patriotic thinkers in 1994 California and the measure passed 59% to 41%. And then de Leon was elected to public office and on the 20th anniversary of the passage of SOS, his Senate Bill 396 erased the California law. The man holds a grudge.
The Fire Breathing Liberal Assassins
Since the beating that Trump and the Silent Majority laid down on the left in 2016, Democrats have struggled to unify their self-inflicted, mortally wounded base. Antifa burst into tears at the first sign of pushback and failed to frighten anyone, Black Lives Matter fizzled out and screaming at the sky left factions with strained vocal chords and no ability to seek affordable health care.
But the drumbeat from self-identifying Progressives, who intend to oust the staid and elitist Democrats from office, is almost deafening:
“Before U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein could finish her speech at the California Democratic Party convention Saturday, the music began playing to indicate she had used her allotted time.
She kept talking. The music got louder. “I guess my time is up,” Feinstein conceded as what sounded like a 1940s movie score continued playing.
Without missing a beat, supporters of her opponent, state Sen. Kevin de León echoed her statement in a chant: “Your time is up! Your time is up!” — a not-so-subtle reference to Feinstein’s 25 years in the U.S. Senate.”
Hey, I’m not a fan either, but a bit of respect for a woman who has served her constituents (the ones who vote) for 40 years should not be subject to that kind of behavior from her own people. And frankly, they just angered the woman who, as polling shows, will no doubt be on the November ballot. Fingers-crossed for a woman scorned to yell “take that!” and start a bi-partisan movement on the Hill.
The attack on Senator Feinstein, by her own people, is telling a new tale in our frustrations with government. Yes, it has come to this: America has witnessed an unraveling of traditional politics as usual. First, with the meteoric rise of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, followed by Bernie Sanders, an unlikely hero for millennials, and finally, the fall of a political dynasty in the making.
With a mounting move to Socialism and open borders, we have a new enemy of the state, called Progressives, within our own country and conservatives (and centrist Democrats) should best be prepared to debate and debunk the rhetoric of this new demographic; uneducated in the Constitution, unimpressed with a work ethic, unfettered by manners and proudly unapologetically unpatriotic. Or, perhaps this new common enemy will spark a much-needed spirit of working together and not against one another, for the good of the order. Remember, we enabled them; and it’s our responsibility to stop the threat of any more damage. Rise up.