TODAY ON ABC'S GABFEST THE VIEW, THE LADIES OFFERED THAT BILL AND CRANKY CLINTON WERE "A LIABILITY" TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND A "VIRUS" ON THE PARTY.
REACHED FOR COMMENT BY THESE REPORTERS EARLIER TONIGHT, CRANKY DECLARED, "VIRUS? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY OINTMENTS I KEEP ON HAND? IF YOU WERE MARRIED TO HIM, YOU'D HAVE A CABINET FULL TO!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Starting with Kevin de Leon.
I'm running for the U.S. Senate because you deserve a seat at the table. Please join my campaign: kevindeleon.com/signup
Once again, fellow Democrats - it’s time we take California values to Washington, D.C., not the other way around.
We all deserve a leader who will take our climate action to Washington, fight each and every day to protect our human and civil rights, our immigrant families and Dreamers, champion universal healthcare and create good paying middle class jobs.
The outcome of last night’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual. A signal to Washington that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo.
At Saturday's state convention here in California, "Your time is up!" is the chant that greeted sitting US Senator Dianne Feinstein. And, to no one's surprise, the convention failed to endorse her. 54% of the delegates voted for challenger Kevin de Leon and only 37% voted for the incumbent Deadly Dianne.
Dianne's infamous as a War Hawk and War Monger. She voted for the Iraq War, to cite but one example.
Dianne has a pace maker. She turns 85 in June. If elected to another term, it's doubtful she could finish it but, if she did, she'd be 91 years-old when it ended.
Long in the tooth?
That's putting it nicely.
A Canadian-bot thinks she can stick her nose in our state election -- even though she's Canadian and doesn't live in California. She's lying that Dianne Feinstein protected her rights -- hard to see how but Audrey Regan's m.o. appears to be lie big.
Here's some truth about Kevin de Leon:
When Planned Parenthood advocated this year for an increase in higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for reproductive health care, Senator de León carried their fight into budget negotiations and secured $50 million from Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenue.
Guided by a strong belief in a woman’s right to control her own health care, Senator de León has been stalwart defender for preserving federal funding for family planning as a Republican-led Congress continues to target Planned Parenthood for defunding.
Senator de León’s strong and unwavering advocacy for access and choice has been recognized by Planned Parenthood with a consistent 100 percent voting record and numerous awards, with special recognition in 2014 for legislative leadership.
Alarmed by the serious problem posed nationwide by sexual violence on college campuses, Senator de León set out to find solutions for California.
In 2014, his bill to prevent sexual assault on college campuses was first law in the nation to require affirmative consent, earning him the recognition from Marie Claire last year as one of the “ten biggest supporters of women’s right in U.S. government.” Ms. Magazine selected his “yes means yes” measure as the most significant legislative victory on behalf of women for 2014. He followed up with legislation in 2015 that requires public high schools teaching health education classes to include sexual assault prevention in their curricula.
Also in 2015, he empowered women in the workforce with state budget funding for thousands of more slots for subsidized child cares.
California doesn't need a 90-year-old War Hawk representing us. Time to send the Depends wearing great granny to the home she belongs in -- hint, that home is not a house of Congress.
Kevin de Leon is a clear alternative to Dianne Feinstein. They'll face off in about four months in the state primary -- they're competing for the state's US Senate seat. The top two in the primary -- it's an open primary, not a party primary -- will be on the ballot in November 2018.
Kevin's only liability currently is name recognition across the state. Between now and November that can be easily rectified. Dianne's biggest liability for voters in our state? Her advanced age. Many hoped she would announce her retirement.
As Casey Tolan (MERCURY NEWS) reported last April:
She’s the oldest U.S. senator, and she’s staggeringly popular with her constituents — at least until you remind them that she’s the oldest U.S. senator.
Then voter enthusiasm dips for 83-year-old Dianne Feinstein, according to a new poll, and the dip may be enough to raise some questions about a Feinstein run for a sixth term in 2018.
[. . .]
But among voters who were reminded that Feinstein will turn 84 next year, that dropped to 38 percent, with 62 percent saying another Feinstein campaign would be bad for the state.
“Even though I myself am up there in years, there comes a time — particularly in political circles — to allow younger people to come up,” said John Hansen, 79, of Castro Valley, who calls himself a big admirer of Feinstein but thought it was time for her to make room for someone younger.
Give her the gold watch and send her home.
Getting rid of an Iraq War supporter like Dianne Feinstein is especially important as the war continues with no end in sight.
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