Open Thread

Today is Supreme Court Justice-mageddon! President Trump has said he’ll announce his nominee at 9pm, Eastern. As for me, I’m hoping for Amy Barrett for the exact reason many Conservatives want Trump to shy away: I want the Culture War battle that would ensue. I want, that is, Democrats to out themselves as anti-Catholic bigots. Even if we lose the nominee, it would still work to our long-term electoral advantage.

Mitch McConnell was harassed outside a restaurant by some leftwing nitwits. I wonder if these guys realize that one day, they’re going to do this to someone who will kick their ass? You wouldn’t. I wouldn’t. But I know people who just don’t take this from anyone. It’ll be interesting to see how that will play out.

Appears the betting line on Trump getting a Nobel Peace Prize is 4 to 1. Only people with better odds are the leaders of the two Koreas.

The MSM is trying to gin up a story about how Trump is kicking foreigners out of the military – all it really amounted to was a small number of foreign recruits failed to meet the necessary requirements. This sort of thing is starting to be an in-kind donation to Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. Guys, if you want to stop being called Fake News, maybe stop pushing Fake News? Just spitballin’ here…

I’ve seen the #WalkAway hashtag on Twitter now for about 10 days – the posts are all the story of how a Democrat walked away from that party. Very often, it is Afican-American or other core constituencies of the Democrat party making these statements. Democrats are downplaying it – but the fear has got to be there. Obama got 93% of the black vote in 2012; Hillary got 88% of it: and it was 88% of a significantly smaller number of voters as many African-Americans just stayed home. At 88% of the vote, Hillary still lost, but still could have won…imagine what would happen if it was 85%? Or even 80%? Keep in mind, that is still a crushing victory among that demographic…but at 85%, Democrats likely have no path to 270 electoral votes. And if that vote holds down-ballot, then Democrats would be crushed in the House, as well. We’ll see how it comes out – our first clue will be the votes this November. If there is a significant uptick in GOP support among African-Americans, then the game is up for the Democrats: they’ll be out of power for a generation.

46 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook July 9, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    From the dumb politicians file, Dick Durbin suggests red state Dems risk losing their seats rather than vote for Trump’s SC nominee. How much easier is it going to be to confirm Trump’s nominee to replace RBG if there are fewer Democrats in the Senate? But then, little Dickie Durbin has never been accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  2. Retired Spook July 10, 2018 / 8:56 am

    A retired Sheriff’s take on the current Leftist insurgency.

    Many of the resistance movement and Antifa protesters are not just irrelevant, idealistic youth hoping for change. They are a group of organized and well-funded insurgents advocating for political violence. For example, the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise illustrates that these activists can become an armed movement. They use fear and intimidation and have committed crimes such as arson, overturning statues, looting businesses, damaging government property and the like.

  3. Cluster July 10, 2018 / 8:59 am

    The Democrats are not even trying to hide their inner socialists/communist tendencies anymore and are in full throated support now of universal income, universal healthcare, etc. The discussion now on Morning Joe is how a “universal basic income” will eliminate poverty. They are actually discussing this.

    The good news is that all of their programs throughout history have turned out so well that I think we can all take comfort with this new idea.

  4. Retired Spook July 10, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    The barrage of unhinged Leftist comments WRT the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the SC reminds me of this classic meme.

  5. jdge1 July 10, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Former Vatican Bank chief: Authors of New World Order demographic collapse influencing the Vatican.
    This article puts into words much of what I (and I suspect many on this blog) already knew, but is able to give some clarity into details.

    The problem is, I don’t see how the church will be able to recover from their internal destructive path when giving more footing to things like LGBT, which will in turn invite more sex abuse, which will in turn bring about more law suits, likely forcing the church to pay additional millions $$ in legal fees and settlement costs, creating the “perfect storm” for larger loss of parishioners & by default, loss of funds to continue with all that the church is involved with, greatly reducing the church’s power structure – which is exactly what the left wants. Destruction of family and church.

    Prayer is the best answer I can figure out as I’m sure the Lord knows what’s happening and how it will play out.

    • jdge1 July 10, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      I also suspect much of what’s happening in recent events is the turning point for what has been up till now, very lose reigns on evil, enticing it to be bolder, allowing it to be fully exposed where it will ultimately culminate in its total destruction. The left are seeing their power being diminished and are using everything in their arsenal to retain control. Problem is, their approach is shedding light on the fact that they care nothing for those they supposedly represent and many are finally beginning to see the left for what it truly represents – slavery in every aspect of human life.

  6. jdge1 July 10, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    After years of executive clemency & pardons from Obama to highly questionable persons, President Trump is on a roll with pardons to people like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, and now Dwight & Steve Hammond, the 2 ranchers prosecuted and jailed for fires to federal land.

    • jdge1 July 10, 2018 / 10:26 pm

      Seems that link didn’t work. Here’s another try.

  7. Cluster July 11, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Are children still being separated from their parents at the border? Or are we now outraged that Trump is not nice to our allies?

    I am having trouble keeping up with all the crisis’s, but after taking a minute to digest the hyperventilating on Morning joe I am realizing that it comes down to this:

    1. The media was outraged that Trump suggested Russia rejoin the G7
    2. The media is outraged that Trump calls out Germany for buying 70% of their energy needs from Russia

    So it’s acceptable to actually do business with Russia, but they can’t attend the annual cocktail party. Makes perfect sense. Oh and Mika is worried what her Daddy would think.

  8. Cluster July 11, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Is it just me or does the liberal media think the Supreme Court is a legislative body? They’re so worried Kavanaugh will overturn Roe it’s as if they believe he can introduce legislation to do just that.

    • Retired Spook July 11, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Does anyone here know what the procedure would be for overturning Roe v. Wade? Can the SC just decide on its own to do so, or does an outside party have to bring suit, which would then have to work its way through the lower courts? If the latter, what would be the possible basis or standing for such a suit? The only situation I can think of is a father whose wife or girl friend had an abortion without consulting him. I’m not a Constitutional attorney, don’t even play one on this blog, but I don’t think overturning Roe would be all that simple a matter, and even if it were overturned, the issue would simply go back to the states where some states would keep it legal and some wouldn’t.

      • Cluster July 11, 2018 / 9:20 am

        Exactly. Kavanaugh’s only opportunity to have any influence on Roe would be if a plaintiff ever brought the case in front of them, which as you said would have to be after a lengthy process through the lower courts and even at that, he is just one of 9 jurors so the leftist hysteria surrounding this is issue is well …….. fake

      • jdge1 July 11, 2018 / 12:35 pm

        If Roe vs Wade were overturned by the SC, I don’t think it would necessarily become a state issue. If the Supreme Court ruled that the preborn were in fact a unique individual (which we already know is true) with all rights and privileges that any born American has, then I don’t see how the states could still institute any particular abortion policy with the possible exception of saving the life of the mother.

      • Amazona July 11, 2018 / 5:08 pm

        I understand that the Court can only review rulings from lower courts to determine whether or not they comply with the Constitution. So a ruling would have to be made that could generate a request that the Court review it, either to uphold it or overturn it, a request which might not even be granted, and then the review would address the propriety of the lower court ruling.

        So I could imagine a case in which a state or county ruled abortion illegal, or some other restriction overturned by a district court based on Roe, that could lead to something like this. But I think the lower court ruling would have to be based on Roe to make it possible for the higher court to address Roe.

        Again, if a lower court were to rule that an unborn child is a person with the right to life and that were to be challenged based on Roe somehow, that might open the door to the Court indirectly ruling on the state of personhood by ruling to support that court’s ruling. Maybe a father or someone with standing could get an injunction to prevent an abortion, upheld by a lower court, triggering a SCOTUS review, but the Court should only review the action of the lower court, not the basis for the action.

        I don’t see many ways the Court could simply declare the status of an unborn child, because to do so would be just as great an expansion of the Court’s role as Roe was. And as all Roe really did was say that states can’t legislate on abortion because it is a federal matter protected by the Constitution, I agree that overturning Roe would probably just put us back to where we were before Roe, when states were legislating the matter. Overturning Roe would take it out of federal authority.

  9. Cluster July 11, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Expressing disgust with President Trump’s attitudes going into this week’s NATO summit and subsequent sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Matthews ruled that Trump supporters are like untamed dogs with Trump “dog-training these people” to hate NATO and love Putin.

    Chris, please tell Vladimir that we will have more flexibility after the elections. Thank you

  10. Retired Spook July 11, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I just came across this excellent description in a briefing from the Convention of States Project of what we have allowed the Judiciary to become:

    Thanks to the idea that we live under an “organic Constitution” whose meaning changes with the times, many federal judges today are not so much neutral arbiters as they are linguistic contortionists, twisting the black-and-white words of our Constitution to accommodate
    shape-shifting societal values.

  11. Cluster July 12, 2018 / 7:59 am

    This is how profoundly stupid Democrats, the media, and progressives are on the Constitution. Consider the following comment from Katy Tur:

    “Americans have really moved in a progressive direction over the years,” Tur said. “Do you think it’s appropriate to take such a strict, originalist view of the Constitution given it’s 2018 and not 1776?”

    And this is someone who MSNBC promotes as a “smart” journalist. Someone should quickly inform Ms Tur the Constitution does not prescribe one policy, liberal or conservative. The Constitution simply provides the template on which the country should governed, and is a charter of “negative liberties” (thanks Obama) restricting what the federal government can do, and that is what Tur actually objects to. The Constitution is not authoritarian enough for Democrats and Progressives.

  12. Cluster July 12, 2018 / 8:20 am

    This is Christmas for Conservatives:

    Liberal political analyst Peter Beinart wrote a piece in The Atlantic headlined, “Crowley’s Defeat Should Scare Joe Biden,” the day after Ocasio-Cortez won her election. It was subtitled, “The Democratic Party’s shift to the left will leave centrist politicians hard-pressed to defend their records.”

    Ocasio-Cortez won her district with less than 16,000 votes in a district of over 100,000 voters and now she is claiming a mandate and Democrats are following suit. And of course, most moderate Democrats will cower to their “howling socialist progressive base” and embrace the insane polices of open borders, universal income, and the abolition of ICE.

    Trump has literally driven them off the edge of the political cliff.

  13. Retired Spook July 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Kurt Schlichter suggests that we kick Democrats while they’re down.

    The Democrats are lying on the ground, howling like banshees and wriggling around on their backs like cockroaches. But, despite their best efforts, they still have the potential of getting back on their feet again. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s kick them (figuratively) while they are down, win it all in November and in 2020, and not be satisfied until the Supreme Court is 9-0 for liberty.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  14. Retired Spook July 12, 2018 / 9:15 am

    As all here know, I’m not an Ann Coulter fan, but her column at TownHall this morning is right on the money.

    So when you hear liberals carrying on about all the “rights” threatened by Kavanaugh, remember that by “rights,” they mean “policy ideas so unpopular that we can’t pass a law creating such rights.”

    • Amazona July 13, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      But…but….but with Kavanaugh on the Court, PEOPLE WILL DIE!!!!!!

      Yes. Yes, they will. As a matter of fact, he hasn’t even had his confirmation hearing yet, and people are dying all over the place. I’ll bet someone died while I was writing this.

      Ooops, there goes another one!

      Damn that Kavanaugh!

  15. Cluster July 13, 2018 / 8:08 am

    Peter Strozk is an excellent example of what is wrong with the federal government. He is a contemptible little punk on a power trip who needs to be fired and bloodied up a little.

    • Amazona July 13, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      I am always skeptical of people who “diagnose” mental illnesses at a distance, but Strzok struck me as a classic sociopath. I’ve known a couple like him, who can work themselves up into apparently righteous indignation as they lie, lie again, and try to bounce every question back as an attack on the questioner.

      His massive ego and arrogance, and that smug smirk when he was sure he was scoring points, were giveaways. He was LOVING it, loving the chance to be in the spotlight and indulging in his egomania. You could see him building up his fake outrage, and acting it out.

      And the Dems on the committee actually APPLAUDING him? Could they BE any more transparent? Here we were investigating blatant bias in a federal agency, misusing authority to promote a political agenda, and the party being promoted by the person being investigated applauding, in a Congressional hearing, about his testimony?

      I understand why the Republicans thought they needed to rattle Strzok. I was in a lawsuit with a sociopath like Strzok and have experienced the same kind of demeanor he was exhibiting as the other guy was testifying in a deposition. I know, and I know the attorneys on the panel know, that when faced with such a smooth and seamless pathology the only way to crack it is to go after it with a hammer and not give the sociopath time to structure his lies to coordinate with his past lies. It works in a deposition, but on camera it can be recast as mere bullying.

      The same Libs who cheered when an actor in a film sneered “You can’t HANDLE the truth” roared in outrage when their guy got the same kind of treatment.

  16. Cluster July 13, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Trump just bitch slapped Jim Acosta with CNN …… LOVE IT

  17. fieldingclaymore July 13, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Roger Stone’s time in the barrel is soon to come, no?

    • Amazona July 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Are you excited?

    • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Actually all establishment punks be they democrats, republicans or deep state bureaucrats will all be at the business end of a shotgun barrel pretty soon ………

      And so will everyday progressives as Trump supporters begin to bitch slap them …… MAGA

      • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 11:38 am

        Thank you, Cluster, for posting something irresponsible that will only feed the Leftist narrative that the Right is violent.

        And “in the barrel” had nothing to do with a shotgun barrel It was a reference to something Stone said when he talked about everyone being in the cross hairs of Leftist intolerance, subversion, harassment and intimidation. He might as well have said “in the hot seat”.

        (BTW, now that the rabid radical Leftist mobs have knocked off some people at the top of their list, they are moving down to the next candidates in line for their mob rule, and the term “in the barrel” has been fed to them by their minders.)

        We don’t NEED the Left to drag us down. We do it ourselves. Every mindless talking head “conservative” who gets all breathless and swoony in telling us which SCOTUS nominee is most likely to overturn Roe v Wade shoots us in the foot, because he or she just stops there, without going on to explain the reason for this being the nominee’s unfailing commitment to Constitutional law, thereby feeding the Leftist frenzy that Roe will be overturned due to an activist judge legislating from the bench motivated by religious fervor or personal belief.

        And bragging that “pretty soon” a variety of people will be facing death by shotgun, posted by a “conservative” on a conservative-oriented blog, gives the Left more raw red meat to gnaw on and regurgitate as an explanation of the inherent violence of the Right. Not to mention that is sounds like it came from a Leftist, advocating the elimination of people who don’t think the right way.


      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 12:10 pm

        I don’t care what the left feels, thinks, or emotes. In my opinion they are a bigger threat to this country than any other outside force and must be dealt with accordingly.

      • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 12:35 pm

        Well, you just keep right on pretending that posting threats of violence and death to those you don’t agree with is helpful to the conservative movement.

        You get yourself so wound up you lose track of what matters. Yes, it makes you FEEL good to express your contempt for these people. But if you let that pleasure blind you to the fact that you are feeding their propaganda machine, that they can use your hasty words reflecting a desire to violently eliminate the opposition, and you continue to indulge in it, you need to realize that your words can be used to taint the image of the entire conservative movement.

        The Left’s propaganda machine uses the tactic of “one means all”. So one bad cop means all cops are bad, etc. Being able to quote a statement from a long-time contributor to a conservative political blog that has already been targeted by the Left in the past, expressing a desire to simply kill anyone you don’t agree with, can be used—–and WILL be used, if it is seen—–to slot into that narrative. “See? Conservatives are tyrants, like Stalin, and want to just kill anyone who doesn’t agree with them”.

        It’s fine for you to sit behind your desk and glower and announce that you “don’t care what people think” but you need to realize that words do matter, words do have power, and words can and do shape the perceptions of others.

        I’m a conservative and I usually agree with you, but the blood lust in that statement of yours creeped me out, for a lot of reasons, one of which is that it sounded exactly like what the Leftist mobs are advocating.

  18. Cluster July 14, 2018 / 8:14 am

    The Democrats, the FBI, and the Progressive media have done more to sow discord in this country than Putin could ever have dreamed of …….

    And that’s a fact you contemptible piece of shit Mr. Strozk.

    • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 11:42 am

      One of the biggest whines of the rabid radical Left is that TRUMP !!!!!!! is trying to DESTROY !!!!! the wonderful FBI, in spite of him and every reasonable conservative repeatedly pointing out that the rank and file of the FBI are good people doing important work.

      Then a “conservative” throws the entire agency and all its honest, dedicated people under the bus.


      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 12:11 pm

        You’re buying into the leftist narrative.

      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 12:14 pm

        There is no reason to “repeatedly point out” anything to the left ….. merely doing so fuels their narrative. If you’re explaining, you’re losing and that’s they want.

      • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 12:53 pm

        “You’re buying into the leftist narrative.”

        Oh, come ON! What is with you this morning? You’re just itching for a fight.

        If you truly believe that “being aware of” is the same as “buying into” then you are seriously deluded and not processing information very well.

        I am AWARE OF an effort on the part of the Left to sway public opinion against Trump, and by extension his whole administration, by falsely claiming that they are attacking and slandering and libeling the entire FBI. This is not true, but most of America, on both sides of the aisle, respect the FBI as an American institution and one staffed by sincere, hard-working people doing a good job to protect the country. Being able to shift public opinion, even by a point or two, against Trump would be a major accomplishment for the Left, and convincing the public that Trump is trying to destroy a respected and important American institution would help that effort.

        He, his administration and GOP spokesmen and Congressmen have all been very careful to make it clear that we/they have the deepest respect for the honest, hard-working rank and file of the FBI, and are only concerned with some corruption at the top. We/they have talked about how the actions of a FEW corrupt people at the top of the FBI hierarchy have unfairly damaged the image of people who did nothing wrong.

        If your position is that the entire agency is corrupt and helping sow discord in this country, then come right out and say it. THAT is the “leftist narrative”, that this is the belief of the Right, and YOU are the one spouting it. Distance yourself from those who understand the dangers of handing the Left ammunition to use against us, and keep raving about how bad the FBI is.

        But please, for the sake of your own dignity if nothing else, refrain from that sleazy tactic of just dismissing something you don’t like with a personal attack, especially one as stupid as taking a warning against feeding Leftist propaganda as “buying into” it.

      • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 1:04 pm

        “There is no reason to “repeatedly point out” anything to the left ….. merely doing so fuels their narrative. If you’re explaining, you’re losing and that’s they want.”

        So you think that when the Left tries to turn America against Trump by claiming he is out to destroy the FBI, he and his administration and the rest of us out here should just shut up and never point out that this is a lie?

        Wow. Great strategy.

        What is flying far over your head is that NO ONE CARES WHAT THE HARD CORE LEFT THINKS. Or says, or believes. Not a single word is directed to them. They are locked into their little bubble of hate and stupidity and no one wastes any energy on THEM.

        But their words are out there, circulating and influencing people, and just letting that happen gives the Left the advantage. NO ONE CARES WHAT THE HARD CORE LEFT THINKS. No one thinks it worth the effort to try to convince the Leftist talking heads of anything. Everyone knows they are a lost cause. They either believe the crap they peddle, or they know it’s crap but think it is worth the effort to smear it around because it might sway some voters their way.

        No contradiction of what they say is directed toward them. None. Let them stew in their hate and stupidity.

        But allowing their lies to float around, undisputed, is simply stupid. The general attitude of the superficial mind is that it must be true, because no one disputed it.

        The Left is not trying to change the minds of true conservatives, and conservatives know better than to try to sway the hard-core radical Leftists.. Those positions are unassailable and everyone knows it would be a waste of time. It’s the masses in the middle that matter. They are the targets of Leftist propaganda, and they are the ones who need to hear the truth.

        Maybe if you would reach into that TV set and yank that remote out of the bimbo’s hand, the one she and Joey use to tweak your mind into thoughtless rage, you would have a different perspective. They not only live rent free in your mind, they have painted the walls and put up new curtains.

      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 4:49 pm

        I am obviously being over the top but how the left reacts to it, is the least of my concerns. They have proven themselves in the last 18 months to be wholly corrupt and borderline treasonous so in my opinion, over the top rhetoric is not entirely off limits. There are other opinions of course.

        I am only concerned with cleaning house and righting the ship.

      • Amazona July 14, 2018 / 6:30 pm

        Just don’t conflate the radical Left with all those millions in the middle who are trying to decide who to believe, which way is the best way to turn, who is has the best interests of the nation at heart and who is trying to tear the nation apart because that makes it easier for them to gain power.

        Screw the radicals. Let them howl at the moon, carry on in hysterics on TV, riot and threat and lie. Acting like them will do nothing to influence those people in the middle.

        “The Left” as we refer to it is really a small, though loud and obnoxious and ultimately dangerous collection of radical screechers. I agree, they are hopeless. No one thinks reason or truth will make any difference to them. But we ignore them at our peril, because if we just let the lies lie there without correcting them the record is one-sided, and those looking for direction will think that if these were lies they would have been corrected. They were not corrected, so they must be true, and we have lost those people. They will probably never be “The Left” but the Left will have their votes.

      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 4:51 pm

        They not only live rent free in your mind, they have painted the walls and put up new curtains

        LMAO. You might be right about that.

      • Cluster July 14, 2018 / 5:18 pm

        I will admit that watching that repugnant asshat Peter Strzok yesterday made my blood boil …..

      • Retired Spook July 14, 2018 / 7:35 pm

        LMAO. You might be right about that

        I realize it’s oppo research for you, but seeing as how you’re only one of a couple dozen people who even watch MSNBC, I’d say she’s more than right, heh.

      • Amazona July 15, 2018 / 1:26 pm

        A few months ago I went cold turkey from all “news”. I might catch the first five minutes of a local newscast, because that’s when they talk about fires or local stuff. I seldom watch Fox, either, and haven’t seen more than a few minutes of any show.

        I don’t need to. I know the Lefty script, and the only changes lie in what names fill in what blanks and what action has stirred up what “outrage”. I glance at NR online and a couple of other sites to get an idea of what is going on, in case it breaks the mold and is actually interesting or significant. And my life is so much nicer now.

        I find that I actually KNOW as much as I did before, but the information didn’t need to fight its way through the fog of hysteria generated by the Left. I want to know what Trump is doing, but I don’t care what the Left thinks about it. I want to have an idea of what is going on around the world, but if we can’t make a difference there then I don’t pay much attention to it. The incessant call to overheated overreactions to every single thing has worn me out, and I said “no mas”.

        I really couldn’t care less if Joey and the Bimbo have a symbolic murder of Trump to open every show. I keep a very casual eye on the mutterings of the Dem mouthpieces, like Chuckie and Mad Max, but only because they are so entertaining and I like knowing that they are turning off many in their own base, screeching inside their own bubbles to their own kind but being laughingstocks to the Right. I like to think I have a mental alarm system that will alert me if something important happens, and in the meantime I have cut the cord, and am a much happier person for it.

        Basically I think Trump is doing a good job. He stubs his toe every now and then but doesn’t let it show him down and I am fine with that. I could not possibly care less what any mindless meat puppet of the Left has to say about it. They are noise, mere mindless noise.

        I do wish our side would stop contributing to that noise. As I said, we have “conservatives” adding to the noise that a conservative SCOTUS justice will go in with the intent of applying a personal agenda to rulings, esp. Roe. Sometimes I wonder if they are really on “our” side at all, as they babble on and on, trying to sound informative and relevant but really showing themselves as being as ignorant and biased as the Left. I cringe when conservatives start to talk like Lefties, such as talking about wanting to just eliminate the opposition, or looking forward to violent confrontations. All this does in make it easier for the Left to demonize us, and accomplishes nothing good.

        What we need to do, do consistently and calmly but forcibly, is correct Leftist lies when we see them.

  19. Cluster July 15, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I am not convinced that there are a lot of people in the middle anymore:

    California Democratic Party leaders took a step to the left Saturday night, endorsing liberal state lawmaker Kevin de León for Senate in a stinging rebuke of Democratic icon Sen. Dianne Feinstein…….The endorsement was an embarrassment for Feinstein, who is running for a fifth full term, and indicates that Democratic activists in California have soured on her reputation for pragmatism and deference to bipartisanship as Trump and a Republican-led Congress are attacking Democratic priorities on immigration, healthcare and environmental protections.

    • Amazona July 15, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      California Democratic Party leaders.

      In other words, not the people who vote. So let’s see if Di has some hard-core followers who are ticked off by this, who will react the way the Berniebots did when their guy got shafted.

      Let’s hope de Leon gets the nomination, and the middle of the road people have had enough and vote for his R opponent—whoever that might be. This would be a good time to come up with a really solid R candidate. What could be funnier than taking that seat for the Republicans?

      • casper3031 July 15, 2018 / 1:19 pm

        There is no R candidate. The election is between de Leon and Feinstein.

      • Amazona July 15, 2018 / 1:36 pm

        It looks like the Republican Party in California has decided to stay out of the way as the state picks up velocity in its death spiral. It’s the choice between trying to avoid catastrophe and accepting the fact that is inevitable and deciding to just watch from the sidelines and then try to pick up the pieces.

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