Dianne Feinstein is probably best known for trying to hide serious rape allegations until it was politically convenient to do otherwise. That’s pretty horrible. Accompanying that action is a long career of equally damning decisions. Despite that, she’s still human, and apparently she’s still capable of getting it right.
Those moments may be few and far between, but just recently, she acquitted herself pretty well in a tense and uncomfortable situation. Her refusal to endorse the Green New Deal gives us the tiniest sliver of hope that not all Democrats are crazy every minute of every day. The fact that she held strong in the face of dirty progressive tactics is almost impressive.
Have you ever heard of the Sunrise Movement? As the name suggests, it’s a bit of a hippy group. According to their own proclamations, the Sunrise Movement is an organization that aims to indoctrinate children. Those children are then used to bludgeon people into accepting or joining political agendas. If you want to know what that looks like in practice, it happened in Feinstein’s office just recently.
Without setting a meeting, a group of roughly a dozen school children and their accompanying adults swarmed Dianne Feinstein in her congressional office. Their aim was to get Feinstein to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on camera. Feinstein refuses, and instead, she tried to discuss alternative options with the kids.
This is difficult to say, but Feinstein actually handled the whole thing pretty well. The kids were aggressive, accused her of betraying the people and basically shouted that the Green New Deal was the only way to save them.
In the face of all of that, Feinstein reprimanded the kids for their behavior, discussed the issues with them and overall defused a situation that never should have existed. These kids were nearly militant because they are being exploited by adults who know better. The whole situation was disgusting.
Since Feinstein remained reasonable and rational throughout the encounter, the left has to chastise her behavior. How could they tolerate a Democrat admitting that the Green New Deal is too radical and completely impossible to fund?
So, they did what they did best. They released a heavily edited video that tries to paint Feinstein as rude and short tempered with a bunch of children. The unedited video clearly displays Feinstein employing the patience of a grandmother, but the militant left can’t condone moderate actions in their Senators.
In reality, the edited video is trying to bully the public the same way those kids tried to bully Feinstein. In that light, her response is probably the best response anyone can use, “You come in here and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I don’t respond to that.” That might be the most genuine and honest response by a Democrat in years.
She’s Not Completely Right
Seeing the left attack someone almost forces us to wonder what they did right. That certainly seems the case here, but don’t worry. The universe isn’t imploding. Feinstein’s singular good moment hasn’t shifted her overall track record.
Even in that conversation with those kids, she pushed her own “green new deal” that is still a train wreck, legislatively. Feinstein is still endorsing radical politics that trade economic stability for increased government control in all aspects of American life. She’s still trying to expand her own political power in order to “prevent” an apocalypse that is already more than a decade late.
It’s important that we acknowledge when people on the left get it right. We can’t succumb to our own version of Trump derangement syndrome. Things Dianne Feinstein says are not wrong just because she said them. By judging statements and policy on the left by their own merit, we keep the door open for constructive conversations.
It might feel like a lost cause, but droves of liberals walk away every single day. When they see one group is deranged, shouting and completely unwilling to have a productive conversation, they might be inclined to favor the rational people on the other side. That’s why we need to take the moment to commend Feinstein for doing something right. It’s also why we can’t let her one good moment erase a career of dangerous policy and doctrine.