In case you haven’t heard, the California Democratic Party will be holding its next Executive Board Meeting here in Anaheim this weekend. They’ll be deciding on a number of internal party matters, such as endorsements of ballot measures coming up next year. Oh yes, and they will also be talking about a resolution to censure Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D?-What Is She Thinking?) for her recent penchant for, as many progressive Democratic activists describe it, enabling Bush and Cheney on their mission to obliterate the Consititution.
So why exactly are many progressives angry at Feinstein? They don’t like her recent vote in favor of Michael Mukasey for Attorney General, despite his unwillingness to stop the practice of waterboarding (aka torturing) detainees. They didn’t appreciate her willingness to allow far-right judges to be seated in federal courts. They don’t like when she voted to fund more of Bush’s war this year. Basically, progressives don’t like Feinstein’s not so progressive record.
But censure? Should the Democratic Party slap around a fellow Democrat? Shouldn’t the party give reconciliation a chance? Isn’t there a way to condemn the bad policy without condemning our Democratic Senator? What do YOU think about the effort to censure Dianne Feinstein at the Democratic Party E-Board meeting in OC this weekend?
Would the party be going too far in bashing a fellow Democrat by censuring Feinstein? Or has Feinstein gone too far in enabling the Bush-Cheney Agenda? Go ahead and have your say.