Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday Musings

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has threatened to run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) seat unless Feinstein filibusters Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

"I'm appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn't recognize how dangerous Alito's nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I've already paid the ultimate price," Sheehan said in a statement."

First of all, it was your son that paid the "ultimate price" you idiot moron. Second, besides not having the qualifications to run against Lady Di, you don't reside in her district. You would have a better chance of running for senator of Pluto. Then again, SF may embrace you for a Berkeley dog catchers position.

Wed Jan 25 2006 10:50:26 ET Via Drudge

Most voters now say there's no way they'd vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for president in 2008 - while just 16 percent are firmly in her camp, a stunning new poll shows.
CNNGALLUP found that 51 percent say they definitely won't vote for Clinton (D-N.Y.) in 2008, another 32 percent might consider it, and only 16 percent vow to back her. That means committed anti-Hillary voters outnumber pro-Hillary voters by 3-1. The poll suggests she can forget about crossover votes - 90 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of conservatives say there's no way they'd back her.
Meanwhile, 46% said they would oppose Secretary of State Rice if she ran for President - a step Rice has repeatedly said she won't take.

On second thought, maybe Cindy would have a better chance running against Hillary than Dianne. And Cindy, where's your disdain for Hillary anyway? She's is pro-war, pro-troops.
I may have jumped the gun on the Alito confirmation in a previous post (link) . The ski-bunny from Aslo has returned home to get his two cents in, and Cindy Sheehan "threatens" Diane ("I was for cloture before I was against it") Feinstein with running for her seat. Being a native Californian, I always had a certain respect for "Lady Di". She was always tough on crime and had always displayed a form of dignity for the seat she has occupied. Until now. Her "moderate" ideals have gone into the toilet with the far-fringed-left that is far more out of touch of the "mainstream" of America than any argument she had against Alito. Where did your principals go Diane? Remember Ginsberg? What a bunch of hypocrites. The cesspool of the democratic party is sadly growing into an ocean of madness. "Marginalized" is a term quickly evaporating. They are becoming the party of the "irrelevant".

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California Quagmire: My response to Captian Ed on this post

"Feinstein's relatively centrist approach has made her a tougher target for Republican opponents in liberal California. The state Republican party has been in disarray for several years and mostly unable to mount serious challenges for state-wide seats for the last decade."

Mr. Morrissey,

Thank you for the kind words regarding the state of the Republican Party in California. You probably don't have enough bandwidth to properly explain the strangle-hold the Democratic party has held over conservatives for most of the past forty years. Keemo posted some of the devestation, while yours truly has been forced to put up with this garbage for 54 years.

With the combination of Brown, Willie Lewis, Jr. (See, we had a "slick willie" too) Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1981-95, and a media that dominated the liberal agenda, i.e. the LA Times, SF Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee, this state became the largest welfare and entitlement structure in the world. Only when Ronald Reagan had the "ear" of the people did the brakes get put on the "tax and spend" mentality, and the fiscal responsibility Reagan forced on the legislature put the state on a path for unprecedented growth and personal wealth.

But when Reagan left for "higher ground", California, and the liberal machine slipped back into the mindset of government regulation/distribution and wasteful spending that has again choked off any signs of growth or prosperity. Only the outright mismanagement of the state treasury by our previous governor(Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr.) allowed the people to rise up in disgust and oust him.

Schwarzenegger is out on the very thin limb and the Dems and the media got their saws sharpened. Businesses continue to leave the state in droves with over-taxation and regulation.

Of the three mentioned here with national interest, (Boxer,Pelosi, and Feinstein) Feinstein had the most credibility among the Republican Party for her tough stand on crime and national security. But she is now (shamefully) bowing to cries of the extreme left and letting the principals that were admired by some disintegrate rapidly.

Even the liberals here understand (I think) the strength and longevity of Diane Feinstein and would not abandon her for a joke like Sheehan. Could it make her venerable? Maybe. Is there someone who could give her a run? I doubt it. Schwarzenegger is the only person that comes to mind that could give her a serious challenge, but he wants to remain a governor for four more years.

The shear numbers of this blue state, (the Bay-Area and Los Angeles) sadly controls the electorate. County by county George Bush won California overwhelmingly in 2004, but those two districts kill any hope for conservatives.

If only Rush (Limbaugh) would have hung around the state for a few more years, opinions and the absurdity of the left may have been more exposed.

Conservatism on the "Left Coast" will sadly remain a misnomer. We have "ivory towers" here too.

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