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2022-12-04 10:37:19 AM  
Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.
 
2022-12-04 10:54:29 AM  

BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.


I get your argument, but is the big blue "D" so weak in California they can't find decent candidates to fill an empty spot? I don't accept that premise.
 
2022-12-04 11:07:56 AM  

yahyahyah: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

I get your argument, but is the big blue "D" so weak in California they can't find decent candidates to fill an empty spot? I don't accept that premise.


I'm thinking let's say Katie Porter runs for Senate.  If she wins that position, then her House Seat has to be filled, and it was a close race this time.  If she loses, then she is not in the senate and she is out of the house as well because I don't believe she can run for two positions at the same time.
 
2022-12-04 11:26:29 AM  
Father Time might intervene here. And at point Gavin Newsom would have appointed both California senators.

Though admittedly Alex Padilla did then win an election
 
2022-12-04 11:41:23 AM  

BizarreMan: yahyahyah: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

I get your argument, but is the big blue "D" so weak in California they can't find decent candidates to fill an empty spot? I don't accept that premise.

I'm thinking let's say Katie Porter runs for Senate.  If she wins that position, then her House Seat has to be filled, and it was a close race this time.  If she loses, then she is not in the senate and she is out of the house as well because I don't believe she can run for two positions at the same time.


There's at least 5 people just in the politics tab that can decently parrot Katie Porter's positions. They can't find one person in that whole district to hold the line?
 
2022-12-04 11:43:43 AM  

BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.


Katie Porter would be an awesome senator and worth any turmoil created to fill her congressional seat (IMO)
 
2022-12-04 11:49:01 AM  

johnny_vegas: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

Katie Porter would be an awesome senator and worth any turmoil created to fill her congressional seat (IMO)


The Dems almost certainly would lose that seat in Orange County, but it would be worth it to have her in the Sanate.  Ted Lieu would be another good choice--I wish he could run for President but as someone who was born in Taiwan and is a naturalized citizen he can't, so Senate is about as high as he could go in elected office.
 
2022-12-04 12:03:02 PM  
But she's the only possible Dem that could win in California!
 
2022-12-04 12:33:38 PM  
Porter teaming up with Fetterman on committees and legislation has me so hard right now.
 
2022-12-04 1:42:53 PM  
But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024, she has not said anything explicit about her intentions - a Feinstein spokesperson contacted about the story said he had "no updates" - and people who know her say she bridles at being backed into a corner.

You're either going to run or you're not.  There's no getting backed into a corner here.  If she doesn't intend to run she could benefit the party a lot by making it known, so her possible successor and the party can plan.
 
2022-12-04 1:48:21 PM  

gameshowhost: But she's the only possible Dem that could win in California!


California is such a conservative hellscape that we need corrupt geriatric moderates like Dianne Feinstein because better representation just isn't possible. You don't want a Republican to win, do you?
 
2022-12-04 1:49:14 PM  
It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.
 
2022-12-04 1:51:46 PM  

Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.


But if we send a kook left socialist to the Senate that campaigns on a better quality of life for everyone then it's the exact same thing as sending a far right fascist that thinks trans people shouldn't be able to use the bathroom. So you see our only realistic solution is to elect a moderate.
 
2022-12-04 1:52:00 PM  
This is Fein
 
2022-12-04 1:55:55 PM  
This particular war should have been fought in 2018.
 
2022-12-04 2:01:21 PM  
But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024

we shouldn't wait 2 years. She's lost her marbles. She's literally demented.

Tell Feinstein she retired. Tell her it's 2024 already & throw her a big banquet honoring her service. She won't know any better.

Have the wannabes draw straws and appoint the winner for the interim.
 
2022-12-04 2:03:42 PM  
Health permitting the Senator will be in office until 2025.  My question is where will her senior staff wind up?  Staffers make up 80%+ of a senator's gravitas.
 
2022-12-04 2:04:33 PM  

jaytkay: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024

we shouldn't wait 2 years. She's lost her marbles. She's literally demented.

Tell Feinstein she retired. Tell her it's 2024 already & throw her a big banquet honoring her service. She won't know any better.

Have the wannabes draw straws and appoint the winner for the interim.


Based on things I've read lately someone could just tell the senator she already decided and announced she's not running and most likely she'd just go along with it.
 
2022-12-04 2:08:35 PM  

jaytkay: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024

we shouldn't wait 2 years. She's lost her marbles. She's literally demented.

Tell Feinstein she retired. Tell her it's 2024 already & throw her a big banquet honoring her service. She won't know any better.

Have the wannabes draw straws and appoint the winner for the interim.


Hell, just let her think she's still Senator. Don't tell her there's an election coming up and leave her off the ballot, then let her walk around the Senate chamber and cast "votes" every now and then. I don't think she'd know the difference, and the rest of the Senate could get on with their work.
 
2022-12-04 2:09:16 PM  

BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.


Let's say McQarthy is the GQP challenger. It's a risk I'm willing to take.

/not CA voter
//but I've been to Bakersfield once
///fark McQarthy and Bakersfield
 
2022-12-04 2:09:21 PM  

Weatherkiss: Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.

But if we send a kook left socialist to the Senate that campaigns on a better quality of life for everyone then it's the exact same thing as sending a far right fascist that thinks trans people shouldn't be able to use the bathroom. So you see our only realistic solution is to elect a moderate.


It's reached the point I honestly can't tell who is being made fun of here.
 
2022-12-04 2:11:22 PM  
Either Schiff or Porter would be awesome, but Porter's holding down an important seat right now.  I'd rather have her there for another 2 years, and then looking toward national office.
 
2022-12-04 2:11:23 PM  
Schiff for that senate seat. Porter should take Newsom's when he's termed out. Khanna should stay in the House. Needs more seasoning.
 
2022-12-04 2:11:31 PM  

JammerJim: Weatherkiss: Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.

But if we send a kook left socialist to the Senate that campaigns on a better quality of life for everyone then it's the exact same thing as sending a far right fascist that thinks trans people shouldn't be able to use the bathroom. So you see our only realistic solution is to elect a moderate.

It's reached the point I honestly can't tell who is being made fun of here.


Conservatives.  The answer is conservatives.
 
2022-12-04 2:13:14 PM  

Diogenes: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024, she has not said anything explicit about her intentions - a Feinstein spokesperson contacted about the story said he had "no updates" - and people who know her say she bridles at being backed into a corner.

You're either going to run or you're not.  There's no getting backed into a corner here.  If she doesn't intend to run she could benefit the party a lot by making it known, so her possible successor and the party can plan.


The time for her to make decisions like that has passed. Her last decision that mattered was not stepping aside when the first signs of senility began to appear. Now she's senile and incapable of reevaluating anything.
 
2022-12-04 2:15:58 PM  
Is Tom Hanks a resident of CA?
 
2022-12-04 2:16:39 PM  

discotaco: Either Schiff or Porter would be awesome, but Porter's holding down an important seat right now.  I'd rather have her there for another 2 years, and then looking toward national office.


McCarthy is threatening schiff's committee assignments because he dared to question King Donald, so moving him to the upper house would be awesome.
 
2022-12-04 2:21:35 PM  

Cyberluddite: The Dems almost certainly would lose that seat in Orange County,


This was true even ten years ago, but Orange County is no worse than a tossup for Democrats now.

It's full of college educated whites, and that's a definition that's been abandoning the GOP like rats.
 
2022-12-04 2:23:03 PM  
Good riddance.  Schiff or Porter would be good.  Or better yet Scott Wiener.  Although he'd be good to take Pelosi's seat.
 
2022-12-04 2:23:11 PM  

Diogenes: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024, she has not said anything explicit about her intentions - a Feinstein spokesperson contacted about the story said he had "no updates" - and people who know her say she bridles at being backed into a corner.

You're either going to run or you're not.  There's no getting backed into a corner here.  If she doesn't intend to run she could benefit the party a lot by making it known, so her possible successor and the party can plan.


What they aren't saying is her memory loss makes her grumpy as  f*ck so we don't ask her questions
 
2022-12-04 2:23:27 PM  
In other news, California has an 89 year old Senator.  I'm not in favor of term limits or things like that, but come on, California.  She should have been gone a long time ago.  Someone has calls her great grandkids for help posting to facebook is one of the people in charge of making policy decisions that affect hundreds of millions of people.
 
2022-12-04 2:27:38 PM  
Her unfortunate and untimely death will no doubt change the picture, and the fact that there were no witnesses to the tragic fall that twisted her, oh wait, not yet. Not yet. That's for later. Mods, please delete. (- sorry, Drew, was for later, all still as scheduled., and will also be sure to keep that Speaker of the House thing quiet, as well as that other stuff you, uh, "imparted" to us from the future at that secret meeting, in Kentucky, in the secret Fark Cave, the one from the future, you know. Okay, then.)
 
2022-12-04 2:30:31 PM  

jaytkay: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024

we shouldn't wait 2 years. She's lost her marbles. She's literally demented.

Tell Feinstein she retired. Tell her it's 2024 already & throw her a big banquet honoring her service. She won't know any better.

Have the wannabes draw straws and appoint the winner for the interim.


We could tell her she's been promoted from submarine captain to admiral?
 
2022-12-04 2:32:50 PM  

dericwater: Schiff for that senate seat. Porter should take Newsom's when he's termed out. Khanna should stay in the House. Needs more seasoning.


Agreed, that sounds like an excellent plan right there.
 
2022-12-04 2:36:13 PM  

Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.


Username checks out.
 
2022-12-04 2:39:09 PM  

GregInIndy: Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.

Username checks out.


Only thing wrong with that post is it identifies Feinstein as a moderate when she's a right-wing authoritarian.
 
2022-12-04 2:42:50 PM  
I'm going to write in Lacey Davenport
 
2022-12-04 2:43:25 PM  

Diogenes: But while it is widely believed that the California senator will not seek another term in 2024, she has not said anything explicit about her intentions - a Feinstein spokesperson contacted about the story said he had "no updates" - and people who know her say she bridles at being backed into a corner.

You're either going to run or you're not.  There's no getting backed into a corner here.  If she doesn't intend to run she could benefit the party a lot by making it known, so her possible successor and the party can plan.


The problem is that if she takes a position she will forget it 15 minutes later. That isn't a joke. She is seriously senile at this point.
 
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2022-12-04 2:43:56 PM  

jaytkay: Tell Feinstein she retired. Tell her it's 2024 already & throw her a big banquet honoring her service. She won't know any better.


Save a buck and tell her you already threw the big banquet.
 
2022-12-04 2:46:31 PM  

fredbox: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

Let's say McQarthy is the GQP challenger. It's a risk I'm willing to take.

/not CA voter
//but I've been to Bakersfield once
///fark McQarthy and Bakersfield


Bakersfield is one reason why Oklahoma sucks as hard as it does. It's where most of the smart Okies went when the Dustbowl happened. Oklahoma never really recovered from it, as far as I can tell. Neither did Bakersfield.
 
2022-12-04 2:52:27 PM  
Katie Porter.  Book it. Done.
 
2022-12-04 3:03:48 PM  
I know Dick did some iffy stuff but hasn't he been gone over 20 years? Are we cancelling physicists now?
Oh.  Feinstein not Feynman.
Sorry. Too knurdy.
Maybe she can retire, train with an "assault rifle", and take care of business next time they get a home invasion.
 
2022-12-04 3:10:19 PM  

fredbox: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

Let's say McQarthy is the GQP challenger. It's a risk I'm willing to take.

/not CA voter
//but I've been to Bakersfield once
///fark McQarthy and Bakersfield


Qevin, challenge for a California Senate seat?  Hilarious.

Jungle primary means he's never going to even make the election
 
2022-12-04 3:17:04 PM  

2wolves: Health permitting the Senator will be in office until 2025.  My question is where will her senior staff wind up?  Staffers make up 80%+ of a senator's gravitas.


bit late for that

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/she can't even remember what she votes on now, ffs
 
2022-12-04 3:20:20 PM  

TomDooley: Good riddance.  Schiff or Porter would be good.  Or better yet Scott Wiener.  Although he'd be good to take Pelosi's seat.


I suspect Breed would take Pelosi's seat.
 
2022-12-04 3:24:07 PM  
I recall that many moderates like to tell us that Manchin is the best we can do in West Virginia because the people there are so conservative.

What's the best we can do in California? Wouldn't that be the most progressive Democrat the party can find?
 
2022-12-04 3:32:52 PM  

BizarreMan: yahyahyah: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

I get your argument, but is the big blue "D" so weak in California they can't find decent candidates to fill an empty spot? I don't accept that premise.

I'm thinking let's say Katie Porter runs for Senate.  If she wins that position, then her House Seat has to be filled, and it was a close race this time.  If she loses, then she is not in the senate and she is out of the house as well because I don't believe she can run for two positions at the same time.


But it will be in a presidential election year so if the Dems field anyone not-Hillary Clinton we should be ok.
 
2022-12-04 3:35:15 PM  

dericwater: TomDooley: Good riddance.  Schiff or Porter would be good.  Or better yet Scott Wiener.  Although he'd be good to take Pelosi's seat.

I suspect Breed would take Pelosi's seat.


MC Breed is from Michigan and is also dead.
 
2022-12-04 3:37:00 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: BizarreMan: yahyahyah: BizarreMan: Any of those candidates would be a great senator.  The only problem is if they run for senate and lose, it takes them out of the house where they are all needed.

I get your argument, but is the big blue "D" so weak in California they can't find decent candidates to fill an empty spot? I don't accept that premise.

I'm thinking let's say Katie Porter runs for Senate.  If she wins that position, then her House Seat has to be filled, and it was a close race this time.  If she loses, then she is not in the senate and she is out of the house as well because I don't believe she can run for two positions at the same time.

But it will be in a presidential election year so if the Dems field anyone not-Hillary Clinton we should be ok.


Beto's pretty good at not winning also.
 
2022-12-04 3:38:17 PM  

Murkanen: GregInIndy: Blathering Idjut: It would be nice to have an actual liberal represent California in the senate for a change.  Solid red states don't send farkin' moderates to Washington.

Username checks out.

Only thing wrong with that post is it identifies Feinstein as a moderate when she's a right-wing authoritarian.


Says the guy who actually believes, and I quote verbatim: "The political centre is roughly where AOC, Sanders, and Warren are."

I love how when left-wing thugs, fresh off their stanning for the latest right-wing-attack-on-democrats-du-jour, try to pretend that a center-left liberal is "right-wing" much less "authoritarian".
 
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