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After Dianne Feinstein: as a political
giant steps down, California weighs its future

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Posted By: FlyRight, 3/27/2023 6:15:58 AM

When Dianne Feinstein arrived in Washington in 1992, her home state of California was solidly purple and Republican Pete Wilson occupied the governor’s office. More than 30 years later, as the oldest member of Congress and California’s longest serving senator prepares to retire, her state is arguably the most reliably blue in the US. Feinstein’s protracted career as a senator also charts the rise of California as a political power player on Capitol Hill, whose 55 electoral votes – the largest block by far, with Texas and Florida as distant seconds – have helped guarantee a Democrat in the White House for six out of the last eight terms.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/27/2023 6:37:57 AM (No. 1434262)
I'll give her "political," but "giant" is several steps too far. A mediocrity at best.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: spacer 3/27/2023 7:33:08 AM (No. 1434282)
California future is a dead end dark alley.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Califedup 3/27/2023 7:34:34 AM (No. 1434284)
This withered, ancient, hideously corrupt, walking communist mummy has brought nothing but misery and ruin to the State of California and our Country by her evil actions in all the offices she has befouled, while all the while amassing a vast personal wealth. Let us not forget also that while serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee she had on her staff for twenty years a Communist Chinese Spy who also was her personal chauffeur and who has since retired on a government pension. Small comfort can be taken by the fact that this minion of the Devil is finally vacating the Senate and due to her advanced age will very soon be serving her judgement of eternal damnation in Hell at the feet of her god, Satan. Only a grim satisfaction can be taken at Fiendstein's demise and eternal punishment because as this article states, the next Senator who will be installed (not elected) by the Communist Death Democrats, who have imposed Marxist totalitarian rule over the once great State of California, will be a rabid, bloodthirsty, America hating demon out to destroy all of us. Evil stalks this land.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosierblue 3/27/2023 7:44:06 AM (No. 1434293)
Almost anyone would be an improvement.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 3/27/2023 7:57:20 AM (No. 1434313)
Feinstein is nothing but further proof that longevity of career in congress is adversely proportional to benefit to America. Along with this dimwitted, pompous, corrupt individual on the wall of shame stands Joe Biden, Captain Oldsmobile, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Maxine Waters, Patrick Leahy, J. Effin Kerry, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, John McCain, Grand Kleagle Byrd and a handful of others who have made Americans' lives miserable for decades. Some of them have graced us with their departure from this Earth.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/27/2023 7:59:39 AM (No. 1434316)
None of her proposed replacements would be an improvement in any way.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley 3/27/2023 8:03:38 AM (No. 1434321)
I thought she fell down.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40 3/27/2023 8:13:53 AM (No. 1434332)
Calling the corrupt, treasonous political hack a "giant' is a travesty and distortion worthy of the NYT.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/27/2023 8:15:31 AM (No. 1434334)
Two words: TERM LIMITS.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 3/27/2023 8:24:48 AM (No. 1434341)
The hag has been in a dementia fog for at least 10 years.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: formerNYer 3/27/2023 8:50:58 AM (No. 1434355)
Commiefornia will actually find someone worse. Book it!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ebenezer 3/27/2023 8:57:59 AM (No. 1434363)
Do Guardian reporters know how to count? The last eight terms have been Clinton x 2, Bush x 2, Obama x 2, Trump and Biden. That's only five out of eight for the Democrats. And considering the sketchy circumstances of the last election, it should probably be four apiece.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo 3/27/2023 9:58:38 AM (No. 1434388)
If Feinstein is California's idea of a giant, then mice are capibara! She was, and always has been an intellectual light-weight puppeted by whoever handed her the most money.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Winstonsmith 3/27/2023 10:07:24 AM (No. 1434391)
Should read “China weighs its future.” Or “China seeks new stooge to hire spies.”
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob 3/27/2023 10:44:41 AM (No. 1434424)
Political giant, that's a stretch. Mental midget, craggy old nitwit idiot who hasn't done her job in over a decade all the work done by staffers. It doesn't matter one will replace her who will be worse than she was.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: 5 handicap 3/27/2023 11:18:09 AM (No. 1434463)
Insofar as the future of California is concerned...C'Mon San Andreas, do your thing! ---Probably the very best thing that could happen to the US!--- The only real loss would be Torrey Pines.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: john56 3/27/2023 11:37:50 AM (No. 1434491)
It can be worse. Lying Shifty is running for the position.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 3/27/2023 11:43:32 AM (No. 1434500)
What a sly woman. Only seemed to care about herself and power as our State goes down the toilet. I'm sure there's nothing to her Chinese chauffeur either.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 3/27/2023 12:17:57 PM (No. 1434540)
She was a rotten, anti-gun, extreme leftist. Good riddance, but her replacement will be at least as bad, possibly worse. It's California.....
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Reply 20 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/27/2023 1:00:48 PM (No. 1434609)
Guardian missed it ..... Mizzuz Feinstein is better described as a drunk midget than a "political giant," and most likely she fell down, not stepped down.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/27/2023 1:11:28 PM (No. 1434614)
California lost 1 electoral vote after the census and is now down to 54. If illegal aliens were not counted they would have lost a couple more.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: broken01 3/27/2023 2:47:17 PM (No. 1434739)
I was stationed in the California Bay Area at NAS Alameda when that ancient harridan, Babbles Barbara Boxer, Dullard Parry Murray, Crooked Carol Mossley Braun and Babbles number 2 Barbara Mikulski came to power in 1992. Feinstein for her part did what her buddy the House Nancy Pelosi did. Got filthy rich while using her office with the help of her husband. Those of us who know this long serving, corrupt, arrogant, partisan nitwit is nowhere near a political giant.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: doctorfixit 3/27/2023 4:59:54 PM (No. 1434848)
California has no future. Blame Democrats.
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