Los Angeles - The nation´s oldest U.S. senator looks like she´s sticking around. California´s Dianne Feinstein turns 84 on Thursday and is displaying signs that she´s headed for a re-election campaign, not a retirement party. While the Democrat has been coy when asked about seeking a fifth full term next year, her political committee, unambiguously titled Feinstein for Senate 2018, raised more than $650,000 in the first three months of this year in a cue she is looking ahead. Feinstein plays a marquee role for Democrats on Capitol Hill, where she has queried Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey
Comments: If you´re not serious enough to make "term limits" an issue when supporting a candidate to bring to Congress for a bill, this is what we continue to get. I daresay, like PIAPS, Feinstein passed her due date twenty years ago. Think also, she has so "power" to waste Billions of our tax dollars annually in the cesspool that is Kalifornia politics.
With individuals such as Feinstein, Schumer, Franken, Durbin, Blumenthal, etc., I believe it´s past time to abolish our totally incompetent and unrepresentative Senate. The system is broken. And repeal the 17th. Amendment.
If use of hair dye, hair plugs, and hair pieces could be made a felony, all three branches of the federal government (and K Street as well) would experience a huge reduction in the numbers of preening professional politicians.
Our goobernment runs on the dinosaur principle. It doesn´t matter how old or out of date, we just keep using it. Caifornistan no long has to elect her because of the possibility of a REbublican getting elected. Its time for Californistan to step up and elect another moron Like Harris.
Remember... this is the chair of the committee that ensured that Obama was a legal candidate... even though his social security number was Connecticut and he has never resided there. She is an evil, greedy, power-happy crone... against our American values and freedoms.
I would bet there are a minimum 50 members of the Senate who have been there so long that they damage this country every day. Feinstein is one of them. Without the Milk shootings in SFO, we would never have been subject to her disgusting socialism. Most of them are wheeled out in a gurney. What is this, the House of Lords?
Of course she is remaining! Remember, as the head of a certain Senate Committee, she funneled BILLIONS of dollars to herself and her husband. When someone finally protested, she was not removed from the committee, just demoted from heading the committee. She and the other Creepozoid Senators are still at it. Her husband received a no-bid congressional contract on some of those Post Offices. Creepozoids All.
I am young enough I will probably see her assume room temperature. Thats as well as the Hildebeast, Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg, Bernie Sanders, and a whole lot of other worn out Marxists and self absorbed elites. Can´t forget McCain. Champagne is at the ready.
She is one of the great accidents of history. If my memory serves me, she was a member of city council, and council president, in SF when a crazy police officer shot and killed a homosexual council member, Harvey Milk, as well as the mayor of SF, whose name I can´t recall. The mayor´s death advanced Feinstein to mayor, and later to a seat in the House. She and Barbara Boxer hit Washington in time to hate on Clarence Thomas - both ladies marched on the senate to protest the awarding of a white man´s position to Clarence Thomas, and both were elected to the U.S. Senate at the same time! Boxer has retired, and a nasty woman replaced her. Californians never learn.
The senate is the biggest bunch of nothing in DC . They all want to be president & they are always competing for the biggest ego of the year. It´s 100 little minds with no plans for anything except getting re-elected.
These people are in a position to make laws or not make laws to suit themselves. We see the results all too often, term limits: NO, Obamacare: NO, competence: NEGOTIABLE. If the people are dumb enough to elect you, you stay.
As the ancient Greeks put it, "Who will guard the guardians?"
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CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta unleashed a series of tweets throughout the day on Saturday blaming President Trump for the white supremacists rally and subsequently deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. “These are the consequences of sanitizing white supremacists who seek to be rebranded as part of American ‘right.’ They are peddling hatred,” Acosta complained in his first tweet. Acosta made no attempt to look at his own employer or the rest of the news media in the mirror for the amount of free publicity they’ve given neo-Nazis over the last few years, but that would require a level-headed kind