By Philip  |  02-25-2018   News
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Looks like California Democrats are not interested in endorsing long-time Senator Dianne Feinstein for the upcoming midterm elections. Feinstein's more progressive candidate, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon garnered 17% more support than the incumbent. Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept weighed in on Twitter earlier today:

<quote>Dianne Feinstein, 84, has spent her 4 full terms in the US Senate with great loyalty & servitude to the CIA & NSA & various wars. She now wants her 5th full term. But the California Dem Party just refused to endorse her; they prefer her opponent by 54-37%</quote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dianne Feinstein, 84, has spent her 4 full terms in the US Senate with great loyalty &amp; servitude to the CIA &amp; NSA &amp; various wars. She now wants her 5th full term. But the California Dem Party just refused to endorse her; they prefer her opponent by 54-37% <a href="https://t.co/IwE9o0cqC0">https://t.co/IwE9o0cqC0</a></p>&mdash; Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) <a href="https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/967740847830786048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Evidently, neither candidate really set the DNC on fire as neither received the necessary 60% threshold required to receive the party's official endorsement for 2018. Despite this, de Leon has claimed bragging rights.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/3549-Sen-Dianne-Feinstein-Calls-for-Investigation-of-Loretta-Lynch

<blockquote>“The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” de León said in a prepared statement. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”</blockquote>

Feinstein, in classic, neo-liberal manner, is Hawkish and highly <a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/sen-feinstein-supports-back-door-warrants-so-why-dont-reps-nunes-and-schiff">supportive of the security state's abuses</a> and <a href="https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=01BB10C6-DEBA-4584-A391-C7015FA947E9">defender of the growing power of the surveillance state</a>. Considered a centrist, though more likely a cabalist, Feinstein <a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/feinstein-shows-off-nsa-reform-bill-thats-really-about-the-status-quo/">represents the "status quo"</a> of the current iteration of the DNC to many voters. Despite the fact that party leaders are unwilling to throw their support behind Feinstein, the lack of endorsement hasn't seemed to hurt Feinstein in the polls thus far. Feinstein is not only out-polling de Leon, but has a much larger access to funds to support her, something near $10 million is special interest payouts compared to de Leon's just over $500,000.

To liven up matters, as the DNC has seemed to swing more towards a more progressive candidate, the Republicans may choose to endorse radio personality Michael Savage. Savage spoke out against Feinstein just last week at Twitter:

"LIBERAL TOLERANCE TOLERATES FECES, NEEDLES, URINE IN STREETS OF SAN FRAN. WORSE THAN THIRD WORLD SLUMS! WHERE IS GOV BROWN, PELOSI, FEINSTEIN? HATING TRUMP!"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LIBERAL TOLERANCE TOLERATES FECES, NEEDLES, URINE IN STREETS OF SAN FRAN. WORSE THAN THIRD WORLD SLUMS! WHERE IS GOV BROWN, PELOSI, FEINSTEIN? HATING TRUMP! <a href="https://t.co/aL3GyAKJaA">https://t.co/aL3GyAKJaA</a></p>&mdash; Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/ASavageNation/status/965818954126995456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Michael Savage is known primarily for his neo-conservative leaning radio show which is syndicated throughout the US. Savage is actually a stage name as he was born "Michael Weiner," in a savvy move, Weiner opted for the "Savage" monicker because "Weiner Nation" was far less likely to sell t-shirts and hats. <a href="https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Michael_Savage">Another few interesting little tidbits</a> about Savage/Weiner, he was initially an herbalist with a Ph.d in ethnomedicine from Berkeley, California. His son launched the Rockstar energy drink line and he's flipflopped from supporting imprisoning people who question the constitutionality of the Patriot Act to questioning the constitutionality of the Patriot Act. In his defense, however, Savage at least mouths support for such luminaries as classic paleo-Conservative Barry Goldwater and arch-Libertarian Dr. Ron Paul.

Related coverage:

https://thegoldwater.com/news/15655-FusionGPS-Somebody-s-Killed-Over-Trump-Dossier-is-an-Admission-Hillary-Colluded-with-Russia

Source:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/25/california-democrats-feinstein-leon-423452

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