Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I ain't Abbie Hoffman...

but in the interest of 'clickbait', the opinion website, Breitbart, would paint all who dare ask our paid reps in Congress to hear us with such a 'radical' brush.  

The piece from Breitbart regarding our small demo at DiFi's compound over the weekend---

Radicals Besiege (italics mine) Feinstein Home to Urge Rejection of Trump Cabinet

Approximately 200 radical leftists protested and picketed outside of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)'s Pacific Heights mansion in San Franisco (nice typo) on Sunday to oppose what they have labeled as her 'pro-Trump voting record' because she voted in favor of confirming a few of the president's Cabinet picks.

'It's disgusting', organizer Ben Becker said, according to sanfranmag.com. 'It's completely inexcusable'. Becker reportedly organized the protest and unofficial town hall with Michael Petrelis, who emceed the event. 

The best part of this 'opinion essay' is their having used an image I tweeted to show our gathering at the Feinstein compound. I'm (in)famous. At least 13 people (and two 'eggs') hate me on Twitter.

 
The offending twitter pic. Ah, the 'carnage'. It's like inner-city Chicago, right Donnie?


Feinstein — who has a liberal voting record — has so far voted in favor of confirming James Mattis for Secretary of Defense, Mike Pompeo for CIA director, John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security, and Nikki Haley for U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
On Tuesday morning, Sen. Feinstein said that she would not vote for Sessions, according to USA Today.
Trump’s Cabinet picks have been delayed because Senate Democrats have created procedural roadblocks, including boycotting several scheduled confirmation votes. As a result, hearings could extend well into March.
Protesters reportedly chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, Jeff Sessions—just say no!” at Sunday’s protest, which began around 3 p.m. According to sanfranmag.com, they complained that Feinstein’s voicemail was full and that they could not leave her messages.
“I wasn’t able to leave a message because her machine was full and wasn’t being emptied,” Becker reportedly said. “We got the impression that the opinions of her constituency were not important to Senator Feinstein.”


Yeah, it's actually not that radical wanting your voice to be heard by those who claim to represent your interests. I voted for Sen. Feinstein, but come 2018, will not do so again. Of course, DiFi is over 80 years old & might just wish to throw in the towel by next year, so the point may well be moot.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, I was shocked to hear that she had voted to confirm. *shakes head* Why did we elect Democrats if they're not going to fight when we need them to fight?

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    1. I don't know, Liz. It's nuts. A group of us went over to Sen. Harris' office last eve. We spoke with her rep there, but it didn't feel like we were going to make any headway. Our presence was duly noted, but to what end, really?

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  2. I emailed the worst senator in DC, our own state's Jim Inhoff and he did not respond. Our rep in DC, responded saying after 8 years of Obama's terrible policies, he is glad to be working with the President for the sake of our nation. I would say, there is no hope, but then, we stopped a war. I hope the powers that be can stop 'it'.

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    1. Wow. And good for you for sending an email.

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