What Makes California Senators So Rude?

 

Yesterday, I watched California Senator Kamala Harris on her high horse interrogate Gina Haspel, the President’s well-qualified nominee to be CIA director. Haspel was professional, deliberate, and courteous. Kamala Harris was arrogantly demanding, rude, and dismissive.

The very senior Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, was more pleasant but was corrected several times by Haspel because Feinstein’s “facts” were out of date and inaccurate. Feinstein did admit in her preface that the Haspel hearing would be one of the most difficult she ever participated in because she knows Haspel and they’ve had a friendly relationship. It turns out, however, that the hearing was difficult for Feinstein because her “facts” were all wrong. Her big “gotcha” question blew up in her face.

Dianne Feinstein was not rude in her questioning, but over the past year, the formerly statesmanlike senator has grown increasingly unpleasant in her public questions and statements. She’s gearing up for the election for her sixth term, and apparently getting meaner works in California.

But, thank God that Barbara Boxer is no longer gracing the DC hearing television screens. She was downright vicious on many occasions, including the time she scolded Brigadier General Michael Walsh in a hearing for saying “ma’am.” She told him to call her “Senator” because she worked so hard to earn that title.

Maybe it’s the traffic, the unaffordability of housing, or the constant threat of the San Andreas fault rearranging things, but these California women need to lighten up. If all California women are as arrogant and unpleasant as Kamala Harris, Barbara Boxer, and the 2017-18 version of Dianne Feinstein, I cannot for the life of me figure out how California men reproduce with these termagants.

I guess the answer to this weighty question is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s when Elaine Benes asked him how grossly unattractive people are able to procreate.

“Alcohol,” Jerry said.

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Um-m–mmmm–because they’re all democrats? Didja notice that the democrat men were just as snarky (well, almost all of them). Or are you just picking on the women today?

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  2. drlorentz Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Um-m–mmmm–because they’re all democrats? Didja notice that the democrat men were just as snarky (well, almost all of them). Or are you just picking on the women today?

    Yeah, or just picking on Californians. ;) Hillary wasn’t from California, was she?

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  3. RyanFalcone Member
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    Its more about Democrats than Californians. Their politics is their religion and their religion defines their own existence as being god-like. Their own thoughts and words define the very reality that they inhabit. Anyone that questions that assumption is thus questioning their established reality. In their minds we are blasphemers, questioning the very realities that they feel that they have created and are deserving only of ridicule and scorn.

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  4. TheSockMonkey Inactive
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    Listening to Harris’s questions, I couldn’t help but wonder if any other nominee has ever been asked, “Is x immoral?” Immoral? I wouldn’t have been surpised to hear questions about whether something was “illegal,” or “unauthorized,” or “unethical,” or even “unfair,” but “immoral”? I thought morality had been ruled a private concern that none dare bring into the workplace, much less the government sphere. Then again, this is the same Senate that keeps asking Trump nominees to apologize for being religious…

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  5. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    MichaelHenry: ….statesmanlike senator has grown increasingly unpleasant in her public questions and statements.

    Feinstein has always been highly partisan and is notoriously corrupt. True, outside of her personal crusades and enriching her family, she has on occasion been willing to entertain the concept that the United States has interests not always best served by adopting the hard Left party line and in this way is outside of the mainstream of her party’s organizations (which I suppose could be called statesmanlike,”) though she has loyal donors. If she ever had presidential ambitions, she set them aside long ago. She has better manners than Harris.

    Boxer, besides making a box of rocks look smart, hitched her wagon to the Clintons.

    Harris is dangerous.

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  6. Unsk Member
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    Michael, Some of the answers to your question are:

    A. California is a one -party State, so our Senators need not worry about re-election. That is a given. I am surprised Diane Feinstein was as nice as she was. She has been under pressure for being too establishment and not hard core left enough.   The Democrats have rigged the election process from top to bottom so they win a very high percentage of the time, despite the fact that most California counties vote Republican.

    B. The election  process is rigged.  To give you an example, it has been reported that in the last election in my county of Los Angeles, home to somewhere between 10 and 14 million people – nobody quite knows for sure – , there were 40% more votes than registered voters. I don’t know if that is correct, but it wouldn’t surprise me.  California has more illegal aliens than all but a handful of states have people, and it has millions upon millions of legal aliens as well who probably don’t yet qualify to vote but do anyhow.

    C.The Public Employee Unions buy any election of significance. The Public Employee Union has a nice thing going,  just jacking up government worker salaries to the sky and then in turn Union dues so they have millions more to spend than anyone else. In all but the most conservative districts the Union backed candidate wins an extremely high percentage of the time.

    PS: Don’t snicker. This infection may be coming to your state too  very soon, if certain people have their way.

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  7. drlorentz Member
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Boxer, besides making a box of rocks look smart, hitched her wagon to the Clintons.

    But… but… but Boxer and DiFi came in during the Year of the Woman (not to be confused with the Year of Living Dangerously). It was their turn!

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  8. Fritz Coolidge
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    @Unsk (View Comment):

    You could be describing Washington State, too. One party rule is relentlessly destroying the western part of the state, where the most populous counties are located. Of the 39 counties in the state, 4 in western Washington insure the election and re-election of the likes of Patty Murray, her mini-me Maria Cantwell, and governors like Jay Inslee (D-Dunceville). Local politics are even worse.

    The homeless now dominate all public policy discussion, after the region has thrown over a billion dollars at the issue over the past decade, which only made problem grow by several orders of magnitude.

    Have they learned? They have not. I give you the latest jargon: the junkies flopping and dying around the tent encampments are now referred to as suffering from “opioid use disorder.” I kid you not.

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  9. CarolJoy Coolidge
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    Unsk (View Comment):

    Michael, Some of the answers to your question are:

    A. California is a one -party State, so our Senators need not worry about re-election. That is a given. I am surprised Diane Feinstein was as nice as she was. She has been under pressure for being too establishment and not hard core left enough. The Democrats have rigged the election process from top to bottom so they win a very high percentage of the time, despite the fact that most California counties vote Republican.

    B. The election process is rigged. To give you an example, it has been reported that in the last election in my county of Los Angeles, home to somewhere between 10 and 14 million people – nobody quite knows for sure – , there were 40% more votes than registered voters. I don’t know if that is correct, but it wouldn’t surprise me. California has more illegal aliens than all but a handful of states have people, and it has millions upon millions of legal aliens as well who probably don’t yet qualify to vote but do anyhow.

    C.The Public Employee Unions buy any election of significance. The Public Employee Union has a nice thing going, just jacking up government worker salaries to the sky and then in turn Union dues so they have millions more to spend than anyone else. In all but the most conservative districts the Union backed candidate wins an extremely high percentage of the time.

    PS: Don’t snicker. This infection may be coming to your state too very soon, if certain people have their way.

    I spent several hundred hours working with various Election Integrity activists in 2004, and everything you say is true. Also the Registrar of Voters person, in charge of how the votes are counted on the county level, often have themselves listed as Independent or Republican, but it means nothing except they like to have a bit of “cover” to hide what is going on.

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  10. WillowSpring Member
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    As a Virginia voter, I don’t think my Senator (Mark Warner) was any better.  I am trying to settle down before I contact him with how I feel with his recent outrages.  If I wanted a Senator Schumer, I’d move to New York.

     

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  11. Arahant Member
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    MichaelHenry: …with these termagants.

    A fine word, that.

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  12. LC Member
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    I met Boxer. She was just as unpleasant off camera as she was on camera. 

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  13. PHCheese Inactive
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    Harris votes 100% for abortion. Is that immoral ? I think abortion is murder.  Water boarding is to good for people like Harris.

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  14. ToryWarWriter Reagan
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    Thats why the democratic men keep bringing in the illegals.  So they can find wives.

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  15. John Park Member
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    @unsk and @fritz The fact of California’s being a one-party state cannot be overstated. With no viable opposition from the right, the pull to the left is unavoidable and political self-preservation.

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  16. Stad Coolidge
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    MichaelHenry: termagant

    Okay, you made me look it up.

    But seriously, don’t all Democrat Senators come off as jerks in these hearings?

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  17. I Walton Member
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    When I served in Central America we received a steady stream of codels and staffdels in part because the guerrilla wars going on there were important to both sides of the aisle for opposite reasons. Also in Central America they could hit several countries a day where their per diem would be supplemented with an envelop with 70$ per country.  The point being I dealt with a very large number of Senators and Congressmen and their staffs over a period of three years.  The Democrats were universally nasty, angry and rude and so were their staffs.  Maybe it’s just that the left wing ideologues came the most and they’re just nasty by nature, but they really were an unpleasant and unhappy bunch.  

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  18. EHerring Coolidge
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Boxer, besides making a box of rocks look smart, hitched her wagon to the Clintons.

    But… but… but Boxer and DiFi came in during the Year of the Woman (not to be confused with the Year of Living Dangerously). It was their turn!

    Turns out it was more like The Year of the Bitches.

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