By the time they get it, it will be too late. California Democrats are attempting to punish anyone who doesn’t openly resist President Trump, his administration, and his followers. What they don’t get, is that President Trump’s approval numbers are off the charts for Republicans and are slowing creeping up with the rest of America’s voters. Our economy is booming, our jobs numbers are off the charts, and after 8 long years of watching President Obama travel around the world, apologizing for the greatness of America, President Trump is making America respected again. The Democrats are, justifiably, panicking.
Instead of embracing liberal Senator Diane Feinstein, the California Socialist Democrat Party is rebuking her, and choosing instead, a longshot candidate who puts illegal aliens before Americans. The Democrats #ResistTrump plan is going to fail miserably. The only thing the Democrats flawed plan will accomplish is a deep division within the Party, which is actually great news for Republicans in future elections.
Let that sink in…
The California Democratic Party issued a stunning rebuke of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by decisively handing its official endorsement to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger.
Feinstein is an institution: She was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969 and became San Francisco mayor 10 years later. Now, she’s ranking member of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, and at age 84 (the oldest US senator), she’s seeking her sixth term.
But because of California’s “top two” primary system, as long as de Léon can slide into second place along Feinstein, he’ll be challenging her all the way until November — speaking for some California progressives who believe that a powerful senator from a deep-blue state should be a louder voice in opposition to Trump’s agenda.
California has been the epicenter of the Trump resistance movement, and Feinstein is a frequent target among progressive groups for not taking a hard enough line against the president.
Her comments that she believed Trump “can be a good president” if he was open to change caught plenty of flak, but progressives’ disagreements with her go deeper. They run the gamut from her opposition to a single-payer health care bill to her support of the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and her past vote in favor of the Iraq war.
Feinstein is saddled with “the perception of being out of date,” said David Mermin, a longtime political strategist in California.
“People won’t say age, but she’s the oldest member of the Senate,” he added. “So when voters do think about people who have been in office for a long time, they don’t say they’re old; they say they’re out of date.”
De León grew up in San Diego as the son of a single immigrant mother. He worked in the state for years as a labor organizer before entering California state politics in 2006.De León is term-limited and resigned to run for US Senate this year. He said he was motivated by President Donald Trump’s rise to do his part to attempt to bring the California resistance to DC.
“It is true that I am termed out at the end of this year, but there wasn’t a lot of thinking into 2018,” he said. “We need a strong voice on the front lines, not on the sidelines, to deal with someone like Donald Trump.” –Vox
The move was the latest sign that establishment Democrats are facing something of a national insurgency, coming on the heels of last month’s shock win by 28-year-old Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over high-ranking Rep. Joe Crowley in a closely watched New York primary.
In backing de Leon, a majority of the party’s 360-member executive board ignored Feinstein’s calls to stay neutral in the race. Her allies had warned an endorsement would only further divide Democrats.
In the video below, CA Senator DeLeon shares his disdain for President Trump and AG Jeff Sessions, during an interview about the CA Senate’s decision to appoint an illegal alien activist to a statewide post.
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” de León said in a news release. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
The final vote margin was lopsided: A total of 217 delegates voted for de Leon, of Los Angeles, or nearly 65 percent of the delegates. Meanwhile, only 22, or 7 percent, cast ballots for Feinstein and 94, or nearly 30 percent, voted for no endorsement. –Fox News