I’m With Republicans for De Leon. Feinstein Does Not Deserve Our Support.



According to a very recent Public Policy Institute of California Poll, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s lead over Kevin De Leon for re-election to her U.S. Senate seat has been cut in half, down from 22 points earlier this summer to 11 points now.  Some observers say Feinstein’s drop in the Democrat-on-Democrat runoff, can be attributed to her insidious performance in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.   They say Republican voters who are “orphaned” in the Democrat-only election, who were previously lined up to vote for the much older Feinstein over former State Senate President Kevin De Leon, are having trouble sticking with Feinstein over the shabby treatment she has given President Trump’s nominee in the Committee.

Count me in as one of those conservative voters who will reject Feinstein on November 6 and vote for De Leon instead!

Some Republicans I have listened to on the subject have made the case that Feinstein is more moderate than De Leon, and that she has a lot of experience and is wiser.  A few have made the ridiculous argument that because of her age, she is not likely to serve out her term, like De Leon would, providing an opportunity for a Republican “Governor Cox” to be able to appoint her successor.

But the fact is Cox will not be elected Governor, and by any objective standard, Feinstein, who has a single digit lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, is really not markedly more conservative than De Leon.  On every important issue that conservatives care about, Feinstein and De Leon are the same.  They are both essentially democratic socialists, its just that De Leon is transparent about it, and emphasizes it, while Feinstein is opaque about it, and de-emphasizes it.

And since there is little real difference, other than age, on the big issues, my view is this: why not go “full Disneyland” and send De Leon to the U.S. Senate?  Given his youth and inexperience, he will be ineffective for many years.  The ideas he will promote, some shared with Feinstein, will be too crazy even for his own party (sanctuary state, non-citizens having voting rights, abolish the Border Patrol), which wants most of all to win national elections, not just in California.  He will be a disaster for his party in the Senate.  He will be a thorn in their side.

And now given Feinstein’s awful treatment of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, I would much rather have the predictable lack of accomplishment of Kevin De Leon in the Senate than a more effective Dianne Feinstein.

I want to see Feinstein held accountable for the dirt she has done on the Judiciary Committee.  Holding back accuser Dr. Ford’s private letter for months when the claims could have been thoroughly reviewed in that time by the FBI is not just political outrage, it is a moral outrage!  She has allowed her colleagues to establish a terrible tone on the Committee where she serves as ranking member, such as her friend Senator Blumenthal, who publicly stated that Kavanaugh “is a serial rapist.”  Nothing could be further from the truth!  The “wishful thinking” of a frenzied liberal media salivating for a chance to thump Trump has been stoked by these false claims and manufactured crisis about an FBI investigation, and it all comes back to Feinstein.  She waited until the very last minute, even after meeting with him and not bringing it up, even after 30 hours or so of hearings with him.  She flew false flags with Kavanaugh.  Kavanaugh’s nomination, whose reputation as an appellate judge is stellar, who had passed 6 previous FBI investigations, was almost in the bag.  But Feinstein was determined to play underhanded and to deviously derail it with the most vile of unsubstantiated accusations, and promotion of the most terrible tone of any Senate hearing, ever.

I am outraged at what Dianne Feinstein has done to Brett Kavanaugh.  The one power I have to address this outrage is to not vote for her.  But that is not enough in my opinion.  Democrats who rule in California have succeeded in disenfranchising Republicans like me out of the option of voting for a Republican party candidate in the General election.  But they can’t stop me from just ignoring my ballot in this election.  So I am going to do what those Democrats would think unthinkable of me.  I am going to vote for Kevin De Leon for the U.S. Senate this November and heartily encourage all my Republican friends to do the same.  Let’s make the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh the reason why Dianne Feinstein is finally retired from politics.  It will not make the Senate more liberal, it will simply make California’s liberal Senate representation less effective.  And I believe, God will still help us even with Kevin De Leon.


  1. How do you possibly win with those two candidates? One is evil, one is an idiot… Both are anti-American!

    • As a republican, I’m going with the “idiot”. Evil is the very bottom, and at least Kevin is more open about what he represents.

  2. I am not one to know more than Mr. Lacy, but….

    Feinstein becomes more liberal as her base does. DeLeon is where the base is headed, in other words, he is our worst nightmare in the flesh. At least with DiFi, if a few million Mexicans went back home tomorrow, she would be more moderate. Could be wrong, though.

    • Agree with Jerry, DeLeon is our worst nightmare and he will only get worse. Feinstein may not be the lesser of evils when you have two such evils but I don’t think it is at all ridiculous to say that she might be the more strategic choice in the event John Cox wins. And saying John Cox won’t win is not only something that cannot be known in the current climate but in my opinion it is an unnecessarily deflating thing to say to voters.

  3. Stupid, typical emotional (borderline liberal) lack of logic…
    My dearly departed Mom would refer to a statement like this as “cutting off your nose to spite your face “…
    You vote for De Leon, you’re electing a young socialist whose sole purpose is to redistribute wealth to his Hispanic cohort for as long as that gravy train paid for by YOUR taxes and fees runs…
    Rather, hold your nose and vote for the old hag Feinstein and hope she gets a Federal indictment filed on her for holding key evidentiary matter for political purposes after Justice Kavanaugh is duly selected to the SCOTUS, or she passes, whichever comes first.
    Let’s face facts, DiFi has a limited shelf life, whereas De Leon has a higher probability of inflicting economic mayhem on California like Feinstein already has…
    You want to elect “more of the same” but WORSE???
    Get off your high horse, Mr. Lacy and realize that your high minded principles are fine, but with California politics degenerating into “the jungle “, sometimes you have to lose a battle to regroup and win the war…
    Since CA voters have a Hobbesian choice, the lesser of two evils here is hold your nose and vote for Feinstein and then work like hell to get her impeached, thrown in jail or let nature take its time to remove her….

    • I agree and I hate say it Feinstein is a safer vote then establishment Dems De Leon. The funny part is the establishment Dems hate Feinstein.

  4. And I agree with showandtell, WTH are you saying that Cox can’t win???
    The “experts” said the same thing about Trump…
    Why adopt the defeatist mindset a month before the election???
    This is probably the most important election of your lifetime, and you’re accepting defeat already???
    No wonder the CA Republican Party is demoralized…

  5. Here we go again…No Common Sense…
    Even among the best of us?
    They must be putting something in the water.
    Stay strong. Only the STRONG survive… and those smart enough to vote for COX and Feinstein.

  6. Who in the heck wants Kevin DeLeon, he’s worse then Feinstein on a bad day. Here’s my thinking, and it’s kind of crude but let’s say that Cox wins the governorship and Feinstein wins the senate, at 85 there’s a chance she doesn’t complete her term and Cox appoints a republican to fill the spot, now that’s what I would call a happy ending for CA. On the other hand if twosome Newsom wins California is screwed no matter what. So keeping this scenario in mind vote Feinstein, DeLeon is everything this state doesn’t need!!!

  7. Gotta Gedada Displace says

    Well, Republicans, for a FEW YEARS, SOMEBODY could have gotten off sitting on their hands and refining their hand-wringing technique, INSTEAD of reaching out to the Libertarians, American Independents, NPPs and everyone ELSE screwed OFF of the ballot by the DimoCraps and unite AGAINST a common enemy to DUMP TOP TWO. So here we are INSTEAD with NO BEER to cry into trying to con yourselves “well, it’s REAALLY not that bad !” Good luck with that, you EARNED a seat at the bottom of the pit you are trying to see out of — with NO effort at all ! Great, huh ? Sadly, the REST of us are right NEXT to you (until our houses sell !)

  8. You can not put a young progressive idiot in to replace an old nazicrat hag! If the idiot deleon gets in he has a foothold. As painfull as it is Fstein is a lame duck and pretty much useless after her last embarrassment with Kavanaugh hearings. She will be history and hopefully a conservative can have a chance with deleon out of a job!

  9. If this essay was a trial balloon it’s so leaky it’s dragging along the ground. DiFi is a mess but at least she understands California needs water. DeLeon will only encourage the left to continue starving, desiccating and burning California with disastrous water policy. Better the devil we know.

  10. Andrew Russo says

    I agree with Jim

  11. Anele Brooks says

    Another plus for voting for De Leon, he won’t be a ranking member on any committee!

  12. Edward Ring says

    Electing Kevin DeLeon would be a disaster. Yes, Feinstein yielded to pressure from her campaign consultants and veered left with her anti Kavanaugh stunt. But she is a moderate Democrat and DeLeon is a radical Democrat. Moreover she is probably going to retire before serving out her term, opening the seat, whereas we could be stuck with DeLeon for decades.

    If Republicans want to make a difference, maybe next time there’s an election for U.S. Senate, they could endorse a candidate from their party. They seemed to forget about that this time around.

  13. Edward Ring says

    The author does make a good point; that DeLeon will be so openly extreme that he might be vulnerable in six years to a good Republican opponent. Also, of course, DeLeon, along with Harris, will help remind Americans that they don’t want to vote for Democrats.

  14. Jill Greenlaw says

    I am a Republican voting for Kevin DeLeon, time for a change.

  15. Jill if you are so interested in “a change” then change your underwear!! California has been spiraling into the abyss of hell with its pro- socialist progressive ignorant policies, pathetic politicians Waters, Harris, Deleon Pelosi and Feinsteins. You want a change read up on what a Republican truly is and stick with that. aif you have the slightest interest in wasting a vote on deleon or any Demicrat, you are a communist to be.

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