Once again Californians are being screwed by the progressive socialist democrats who own the state’s political machine. Due to the “jungle primary” legislation which has the two top vote getters, regardless of political party affiliation, facing off in the 2018 election in California, we are being offered a horrible choice.
On one hand, we have long-in-the-tooth Senator Dianne Feinstein, 85, who represents the worst of San Francisco’s progressive values, a history of self-serving corruption, and now we find out that the Senator and other high-ranking officials have covered up a national security risk in her office for years.
On the other hand, we have a radical progressive socialist democrat, Kevin de León (born Kevin Leon), President pro tempore of the California State Senate, who appears to be an advocate for Mexican interests, open borders, amnesty and special privileges for illegal aliens.
We have another Clinton versus Trump situation, where one is forced to hold their nose and vote for the best of the worst, with the added benefit that neither candidate will be nominating a Supreme Court Justice nor tipping the existing balance in the Senate. Of course, constitutional conservatives could stay home and leave the election to the ill-informed uber-partisans who know what they feel, but not what they think.
Driving Miss Dianne, a spy story …
It appears that Dianne Feinstein, the now ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee with a top-secret clearance for herself and select staff members drove around San Francisco and elsewhere for 20 years with a chauffeur/assistant who worked for Chinese intelligence and was, for all intents and purposes, a planted spy.
While Feinstein claims she never discussed classified information in the presence of a spy, she was issued a secure phone by the NSA which she apparently used while being driven from place-to-place, probably with her assigned spy recording her part of the conversation.
Even more disturbing, when the FBI revealed the identity of the spy to the Senator, she quietly forced him to retire on a government pension – with no further sanctions and the freedom to roam around in San Francisco doing the bidding of his Chinese masters. No trial. No prison. No publicity. And it happened FIVE YEARS AGO. Of course, it appears the Obama FBI concluded that the Senator leaked nothing of substance. I wonder if these were investigators working for the corrupt FBI leadership who gave Hillary Clinton a “get out of jail free” card even with substantial evidence of violating the National Espionage Act, mishandling classified documents, destroying government documents, lying, and obstructing justice.
Feinstein’s corruption is well-known and her husband apparently has made hundreds of millions from her Senate insider information and other activities.
Leon, a radical progressive but not a spy…
Before entering into progressive politics, Kevin Leon worked for the One Stop Immigration Center, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that assists undocumented immigrants and as a community organizer for the California Teachers Association. Pretty much his corruption is limited, as far as we know, to nepotism regarding his daughter’s employment with entities with whom he does business or has legislatively interceded. He is also the bozo who authored legislation demanding that law-abiding citizens provide their thumbprints when purchasing ammunition. Of course, he had little to say about guns and gang violence other than “gang violence plagues our neighborhoods.”
For me the choice is clear. Since Feinstein are both progressives they have much the same values. With Leon getting points for less corruption and no known associations with Chinese spies. So if Leon wins, it will not tip the balance of the Senate, it removes Feinstein from the Senate Intelligence Committee and it would be fun to watch the ambitions Leon take on Kamala Harris, the so-called female Obama.
All-in-all, Californians are screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius