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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:52 PM

Katie Porter 'Strongly' Disagrees With Dianne Feinstein About The Coney Barrett Hearing

Many progressives were dismayed this week upon hearing Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) heap praise on this week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, calling them “one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.”

The comments from the 87-year-old Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee ― accompanied by her embrace with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) afterward ― symbolized to progressives the party’s inability to play hardball on court nominations and sparked an outcry among some groups who called for her removal from the panel.

“She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court,” said Brian Fallon, founder and executive director of Demand Justice, a progressive judicial advocacy group.

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more at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coney-barrett-feinstein-porter_n_5f89e3c4c5b69daf5e12efc5

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Reply Katie Porter 'Strongly' Disagrees With Dianne Feinstein About The Coney Barrett Hearing (Original post)
SharonClark Oct 16 OP
babylonsister Oct 16 #1
ananda Oct 17 #31
Yavin4 Oct 16 #2
grantcart Oct 16 #8
BadgerMom Oct 17 #25
bullwinkle428 Oct 16 #3
MustLoveBeagles Oct 16 #6
BigmanPigman Oct 16 #4
walkingman Oct 16 #5
Progressive Jones Oct 16 #10
Ferrets are Cool Oct 16 #11
Retrograde Oct 17 #18
walkingman Oct 17 #29
Post removed Oct 17 #32
madaboutharry Oct 16 #7
PTWB Oct 16 #12
Hoyt Oct 16 #9
greyl Oct 16 #13
Hoyt Oct 17 #17
greyl Oct 17 #23
Hoyt Oct 17 #26
greyl Oct 17 #27
Hoyt Oct 17 #33
Pepsidog Oct 16 #14
Ilsa Oct 16 #15
world wide wally Oct 16 #16
djacq Oct 17 #19
seta1950 Oct 17 #20
BadgerMom Oct 17 #28
Fiendish Thingy Oct 17 #21
flibbitygiblets Oct 17 #22
Midnight Writer Oct 17 #24
Retrograde Oct 17 #34
appmanga Oct 17 #30

Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:53 PM

1. What the hell is wrong with Feinstein?

Does she not have a clue what's at stake?

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:48 AM

31. She's always been conservative and..

she and her husband are invested in
the defense industry.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:55 PM

2. That's how you kick off a senate campaign in a state like CA.

Natural political skills right there. Take a lesson kids.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:14 PM

8. Senator Schiff and Senator Porter works for me.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:36 AM

25. Me, too!

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:57 PM

3. Here's a quote from a Democratic Senator that didn't want to be named...

“It’s very hard to watch a colleague in decline. That this is occurring publicly is even harder,” one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told HuffPost on Thursday.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:03 PM

6. I don't like what Diane Feinstein did but

I also don't like that another Dem said this anonymously. If your going to call her senile have the guts to put your name to it. JMHO.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:58 PM

4. She lost her shine a few years ago...

at least she has in my opinion.

Didn't her husband benefit financially from insider info about the early dangers of Covid? Something happened that was not quite right.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:02 PM

5. I worry about old school politicians - they are basically what got us into this mess since 1980.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:27 PM

10. Agreed. I've witnessed the whole thing. I was 20 y.o. in 1980. nt

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Response to walkingman (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:41 PM

11. They DO seem to stick together, don't they

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Response to walkingman (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:02 AM

18. And yet, I voted for Biden

who is also an old-school politician. Feinstein was OK during the Kavanaugh hearings, which is why I voted for her in 2018. This will be her last term if I have anything to say about it.

The California SoS website has lots of interesting maps of election results. What struck me about the 2018 senate primary was that Feinstein was first in every single county.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:00 AM

29. I voted for Biden also - the choice is clear and easy. Not to say that I would not prefer a younger

candidate with a greater understanding of the world we find ourselves in today. I am very hopeful that with Biden we will have experience and a person of good character which is sorely needed. I do worry if we will move with aggression towards dealing with climate change, inequality, environment, good education, and a better social safety net. We simply do not have time to pussy foot around the issues anymore we need to be bold, especially if we are fortunate enough to control the senate.

Our children depend on us finally doing something about the issues instead of "getting along" and business as usual. I truly hope that this election will do that. The world is depending on our leadership.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:11 PM

7. It sounds like a lot is going on behind the scene

that the public doesn’t know about.

Feinstein must have been losing the plot for awhile. She is 87. She shouldn’t have run again at age 85. It was selfish.

She has always been too conservative and too friendly to republicans, IMO. She is a good person, no one is saying she’s not. But there was a time for her to retire.

Both she and Grassley are very elderly. Grassley will be 87 on his next birthday and has said he may run for re-election in 2022. Someone needs to tell these folks NO.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:50 PM

12. I blame the voters who let these folks through the primary process.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:23 PM

9. Wouldn't get upset if Democrats ripped Barrett, but I don't think it helps

us outside of making some feel good. Highly likely she’ll get confirmed.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:51 PM

13. We can at least weaken GOP Senate candidates and turn out D votes in the process,

setting the stage for balancing the court.

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Response to greyl (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

17. If you believe it does that. I don't, but could definitely be wrong.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:30 AM

23. Reality doesn't depend on what I believe.

Weakening GOP Senate candidates, weakens GOP Senate candidates.

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Response to greyl (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:37 AM

26. OK, you've determined the reality of the situation.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:42 AM

27. If you believe that, sure. :)

Am I mistaken, or did you state that Katie Porter's statement of attitude wasn't helping us?

Hoyt: "Wouldn't get upset if Democrats ripped Barrett, but I don't think it helps us..."

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Response to greyl (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:55 AM

33. I don't think Porter's comments help. That is true. But like I also said, if they want to rip

Barrett fine. It just doesn't help the situation. Sure, it makes some Democrats go, "That'll show them" as Barrett is confirmed. Not a big victory as far as I'm concerned.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:53 PM

14. My goodness. Retire already. Totally out of touch.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:57 PM

15. Feinstein needs to let other democrats take

Leadership positions. As we approached the 2020 primaries, no wonder we had two and a half dozen people running for president. The middle aged Ds need a chance to shine for the party. We need to be constantly developing new leaders through Congress, etc.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:59 PM

16. Bye, Di

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:09 AM

19. Senator Katie Porter

Right after Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Response to djacq (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:15 AM

20. EXACTLY

applause 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Response to djacq (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:42 AM

28. I love Katie Porter, but I worry about her district.

Orange County is Republican. She has pulled off a miracle winning there. It means the residents of her district recognize an outstanding candidate. But her district might return to its Republican roots. Schiff’s district, on the other hand, is true blue. If he were appointed to the Senate, his seat would remain in Democratic hands. Just a thought.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:22 AM

21. DiFi is next in line to chair the Judiciary committee- she should be in the Steve King Club

No chair, no committees, just floor votes.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:30 AM

22. I'm sorry but any public official over a certain age needs to submit to some kind of senility tests

administered by a respected, nonpartisan, accredited panel of experts in the field. Supreme court and other lifetime judges, congresspeople and administration personnel up to and especially the president all need to be certified as having their cheese firmly on their crackers.

If that's offensive to the elderly, then fine, make everyone do it.

Why do we always have to live through a worst-case scenario before we fix problems we all knew were inevitably going to materialize?

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:34 AM

24. How about we worry about the election in three weeks first, then we can discuss Feinstein?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:29 PM

34. Yes - it's more important to get Porter re-elected

in November - along with all the other D reps - and maybe turn a few more Congressional seats. With luck and a good turnout, Feinstein will be the next Senate Majority Leader's (and I hope it's not Schumer!) problem.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:35 AM

30. One way or the other

This woman needs to be a senator from California. When Kamala leaves, or Feinstein is pushed out. Her sell-by date has long passed.

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