Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the ‘golden girl’ from the Golden State just received a clear message from the California Democratic Leadership, “You’re too old and we don’t want you any longer.”
In the age when liberal Democrats are quickly moving farther Left, older career politicians like Feinstein, who is seeking a fifth term, are losing their grip on their own Party.
Feinstein, a mainstay in the Democratic Party as a senator since 1992, recently discovered that the socialist movement within her Party is out to take her seat from her.
After Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old with no experience in Congress but with “expertise” as a Left-wing political activist, socialist and community organizer (sound familiar Obama fans?) won her New York primary against career politician Rep. Joe Crowley, the Democratic Party has become emboldened to replace its “elderly” politicians.
It appears that the current trend is continuing to run in favor of bringing on “new blood” and a different approach because the Democrats are still baffled by the fact that they lost the White House to President Donald Trump.
On Saturday, Democratic leaders in California decided to take up the cause of ‘cleaning out their Party’ by endorsing a more liberal, activist voice.
The California Democratic Party voted to endorse Kevin de Leon who served as California State Senate president pro tempore.
Results were posted on Twitter for the vote. After the tally, Feinstein received 22 votes or seven percent of the votes while de Leon received 217 or 65 percent of the vote. Ninety-four voted ‘no endorsement’ or 28 percent.
VOTING RESULTS — U.S. Senate:
Feinstein — 22 (7%)
de León — 217 (65%)
No Endorsement — 94 (28%) pic.twitter.com/BoxkNIk4sM
— California Democratic Party (@CA_Dem) July 15, 2018
A pro-sanctuary city supporter, De Leon once accused U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration of basing their law enforcement policies regarding illegal immigrants on “principles of white supremacy.”
De Leon also once said this about his relatives in California:
“Half of my family would be eligible for deportation under the executive order, because they got a false social security card, they got a false identification, they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB 60, they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification.”
That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”
What a great representative for encouraging others to follow our federal and laws, right? #sarcasm
De Leon said in statement about the California Democratic Party’s endorsement of him:
“Today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.. We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century.”
Is Feinstein worried?
De Leon remains a longshot as the two head to the general election without a Republican to challenge them.
In California, the top two candidates move on to the general election after winning the primary. It was the Democrats idea to “rig”, I mean set up the election that way.
In a late-June Survey USA poll, Feinstein led de León by 24 points — 46 percent to 24 percent — with 31 percent undecided.
While de Leon may be ‘tooting his horn’ and the state will lose no matter what because a Democrat will be elected for the seat rather than a Republican, reportedly “every major elected official in the state has come out to officially back Feinstein.”
Feinstein also has better name recognition and fuller coffers than de Leon but anything could happen in November.
So, while the California Democratic Party may have given Feinstein the “finger” this past weekend, it is actually Californians who the Democrats will “stick it to” come this November.
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