Feinstein thinks California still needs a Democrat who gets along with GOP
It was her first morning event, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein already was running late. She was going to a South Bay wildlife refuge to give a speech that was billed as nonpolitical, but nothing an officeholder does in an election year is nonpolitical.
So it was no surprise that Feinstein, who is being challenged from the left in November by a fellow Democrat, state Sen. Kevin de León, went straight to the pitch that has kept her in the Senate since 1992.
The $177 million federal grant she pushed through for a 4-mile-long levee and wetlands restoration project at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge in Alviso came after more than 20 years of work and bipartisan negotiations, she said.
“We can get all people together, Republicans and Democrats, to work across the aisle for something we believe in,” Feinstein told the crowd.
But it’s a different political world than it was in the 1990s. With Donald Trump in the White House, Feinstein’s kind of deal making isn’t just out of favor — many Democrats view it as collaborating with the enemy.
She agrees with them to screw over the rest of usPastiche, daleanime, djean111 and 3 othersbemildred, Bearian, jwirr like this"But nothing ever changes unless there's some pain" - Tears For Fears "Goodnight Song"
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