She's afraid she will lose if debated by her opponent! So if Obama can force her into submission on that earlier comment among or so ago, what else will she submit to ? She needs to be replaced!!!
Who knew?! I'm guessing it won't be long before Feinstein and her ilk will not see the need to run for office!! Why spend the money? Why waste time when there is SO much of the people's work to do? Let's just "deem" it to be done? This sounds crazy now, but let's see how it sounds a few years from now. May God have mercy on us.
I'm a Californian and I say you owe it to us to debate. You have lived off of us for how many years. Used us for your special perks, special deals for you and your husbands business gains from your sitting on committees, and been responsible for heaps of debt piled upon us. You need to debate and prove you deserve to be in the Senate. Show us why we deserve to be saddled with Obamacare and all the rest of the expensive restrictive laws you have dumped upon us.
"I've got a lot of things to do." Just like her Sith Warrior who doesn't have time to meet with world leaders but takes time for the View. Just so damn busy, you know?
Isn't she doing what anyone in her position (i.e., winning, at the moment) would do (not participating)? I certainly wouldn't volunteer for a debate - rife with opportunities to select the wrong words - in this era of opposition-selected sound bites affecting outcome.
Perhaps if the debate hosts would hold the debate w/o her, and use previous public quotes from her, that would be a lever to move her for fear that she would lose the debate in abstentia
U.S. Senator Phil Roe, a conservative here in TN will not debate his opponent, though the opponent is calling it to the attention of voters. Phil feels he is working hard in the state and unless his opponent proves by hard work in the state his opponent is worthy of a debate, he's not going to do it.
I too grew up in Ca. Love the state hate the politics. I finally pulled out a couple of years ago and took my business with me. I miss my Sierras and Pacific Ocean but the idiots who run the show keep making things worse. Fienstien has been in the Senate so long she feels that elections are a waste of her time, ya arrogant. She forgets that she serves at the will of the people. But the people in the power centers (LA&SF) are easily lead, like sheep to slaughter
Another CA native here! Still here, hiding in the Sierra foothills. We are gonna ride it out until this state goes bankrupt, the unions and brown are booted out, and sanity takes this state back.
We left in the 90's, and havent looked back. I sure do miss the Ocean. And the Fog. And the Bread. And the view of the Golden Gate Bridge after a long trip.
Oh and Lake Tahoe isnt too shabby either (on the Nevada side)
That should tell her voters something about her. She's not confident that her views will win people over, so she won't risk sharing her views with anyone. She doesn't care about letting the people decide if they agree with her or not, and she's going to pull one over on them.
Allow me to translate:
I am a liberal democrat from San Francisco running in the very liberal democrat state of California and I do not see any reason to give my opponent the chance to show these idiots who vote a straight party line what a waste of their vote voting for me is.
A little story about Diane Feinstein. My opinion of her was shaped ma years ago. As many of you know I grew up in the City.
My dad owned a 5 and 10. He worked day and night for 50 +years running the dime (and toy) store. The store was located in the "Sunset" district and became a landmark. Often times, even today 25 years later after the doors are closed if I happen to be talking about San Francisco, someone will recall the store and offer up belated apologizes for swiping a toy when they were 8 or 9. I loved that store and spent countless time there.
Anyway getting back to then Mayor Feinstein. Her assistant was a regular shopper of our store. By the time my dad was getting ready to retire he had begun keeping a rack of ladies dresses in the window. Once in awhile we also had “samples which were a hot seller”. So it was the perfect place for a Mayors Assistant to shop for discount clothes, and 5 and 10 stuff. When she heard my dad was getting ready to retire she suggested that Mayor Feinstein come to the store and Proclaim it my “dads name” day, and honor him for so many years of hard work. He had worked since he was just a young child and was essentially self-made. The assistant said they would make a parchment proclamation and present it to my dad for all the customers to see. The was a local News Paper reporter who was known as the voice of San Francisco, Herb Caen, that she said she would stop by and arrange to write a short blurb about the presentation. In the weeks leading up to the “big day” the assistant checked in with us, and confirmed. My mom was more attracted in the idea but my dad went along with it. He really wasn’t a fanfare type of guy- but secretly I think he relished the thought of being recognized by the Mayor. So the day arrives, and a few of us gather- really just the employees and family and whatever customers that happen to be in the store at the time. Time ticks by, and about 30 min late, the assistant walks in with the framed Proclamation. She says, oh the Mayor sends her regards. But at the last minute she was invited to lunch.
We were all speechless.
What a great story ... see, the handwriting was on the wall about "DiFi." If she can't hold her word or commitment as a mayor, what do you think she will do with much more power as a Senator?
As for your dad getting the credit he deserves ... his rewards are in heaven and not on this earth.
My dad totally blew it off, and went right back to work.
Thanks for the nice thoughts--- it really makes his passing (a year ago) easier.
Pardon my french, but what a bitch!! Sounds a lot like Obama.
"Sorry, Netanyahu, but I can't meet to discuss how to stop you from being wiped off the face of the earth. I got invited to lunch with Tom Cruise".
In a tv interview she repeated this, then struggled to get out of chair and slowly walked away after patting the shoulder of the interviewer. It was so perfect. Difi is ancient and appears to need a walker. But she and hubby have taken advantage of insider trading from legislative information and made millions. This corrupt old lady is elitist and self serving. Living in CA is hell and leaving is priority. Vote for Elizabeth Emken!
That's her decision, and of course technically, Diane Feinstein doesn't have to debate her political GOP opponent.
But in not doing so, she has effectively declared herself taking the 5th on her US Senate candidacy position against her opponent, Elizabeth Emken. And of course it's up to the Calif Voters to decide if they will hold that against her, just as if a defendant in a criminal court case who does not take the stand in their own defense, which a jury of his or her peers would decide that person's fate..
Of course we're talking about Calif voters, the same ones who still voted for Barbra Boxer, regardless, and in spite of all her corrupt crony actions. What else is new in the liberal land of fruits and nuts..
I do hope they are disgusted enough with the economy right now that the liberals in the state stay home or are in an anti-incumbant mood when it comes to democrats this year.
Interestingly, U.S. Senator Phil Roe, a conservative here in TN will not debate his opponent, though the opponent is calling it to the attention of voters. Phil feels he is working hard in the state and unless his opponent proves by hard work in the state his opponent is worthy of a debate, he's not going to do it.
Dianne, my Senator from my state... (sigh)
Here's a memory:
"Invading Iraq would be no different than invading Portugal ! "
I am thinking at the time, "Well, Portugal is a NATO ally, a stable European democracy... and Iraq has been under the thumb of a megalomaniacal, narcissistic, murderous dictator directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own countrymen and in neighboring states... you go, girl..."
Isn't that what was said about Ted Kennedy's seat? HA! CONTRIBUTE TO EMKEN!
Lol she sees the point of not debating...it would cost her the election. It SHOULD cost her anyway since she is one of the senators voting to keep water from farmers in California to protect a bait fish. Better to add farmers to the bread lines and unemployment offices.
Yeah, but you got your bait fish to trek on down to whatever body of water and try and catch your dinner or, better yet, filet them and pretend you're eating sushi.
that is right, my bad, not all in california are bad voters, but the one;s who vote for her are. jmo
All registered voters in California get the opportunity to vote against her too- but sadly, too many liberals keep voting for her, outnumbering those who faithfully vote against her. I hope this year will be different!
Emken needs to live on this. Spend lots on spamming the media with this. Either not so fiend steen will fold or lose for hiding and not having any balls.