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Lacking Pragmatism In California

July 15, 2018

There is one reason the voters of Californian need to send Senator Dianne Feinstein back to Washington.  Now, more than ever, there must be institutional memory at the helm in order to guide our nation forward.  The ship of state is rocking and coming un-tethered. and as such. requires that we have as many bright, grounded, and capable people to help in this crisis.

I get that many of our younger citizens are eager to be engaged in politics and I strongly applaud that involvement.  But unless they are mindful of history (Germany in the 1930’s, as an example) along with being pragmatic, then they are just doing more harm than good.  We are at a perilous time and we need as many seasoned professionals as we can have on deck at this time.

Therefore this matter is simply baffling.

Six weeks after winning an overwhelming victory among California primary voters, Senator Dianne Feinstein suffered an embarrassing setback Saturday night as the state Democratic Party officially endorsed her rival for election this November.

Kevin de León, the Democratic leader in California’s State Senate, won the support of the party leadership despite an effort by Ms. Feinstein to convince the party not to offer an endorsement.

The vote for Mr. de León reflected the rise of younger liberal activists in the California Democratic leadership, some of whom regard Ms. Feinstein as a moderate compared with the intensely progressive voices who are coming up through the party ranks. These activists tend to be younger and more left-leaning than the state party at large.

Mr. de León, 51, remains a long-shot candidate in his two-way race against the 85-year-old Ms. Feinstein in November; the two Democrats are facing each other, with no Republican in the mix, after they prevailed in the state’s so-called “top two” open primary last month. Still, the vote for Mr. de Leon was a reminder of Ms. Feinstein’s tepid support among liberal Democrats as the party debates how to take on President Trump in the fall midterm elections.

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