Di Fi v. Cruz — Intellectual Rubbish Floats To the Top

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on March 20, 2013

Dianne_Feinstein_at_constituent_breakfast_in_DC“Stupidity and arrogance are a bad combination. “ One could add “criminally venal” or, at a minimum, “shamelessly venal” to that expression when speaking of Senator Diane Feinstein. She illustrates why that is true every time she opens her pie hole.

Senator Feinstein had a heated altercation with the Freshman Senator from Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, pertaining to her self-aggrandizing and useless automatic weapons power grab last week. The exchange was “heated” solely because, instead of addressing the question Senator Cruz asked her, Senator Feinstein chose to avoid his query with a humiliating display of infantile pique; she raged that she was being “lectured” and that she wasn’t “a sixth grader.” In the first case, no, she wasn’t being lectured although she clearly would have benefited from one. Senator Feinstein insists that she is well-versed in the Constitution. It is doubtful that she can even spell “Constitution.” In the second case, Senator Feinstein was correct; she’s not nearly as knowledgeable or intelligent as a sixth grader.

But why shouldn’t she try such a farcical tactic? This ploy of substituting manufactured outrage for answers has been successfully and exhaustively employed by Democrats for ages, from the president on down, in order to avoid answering uncomfortable questions. In her shabby attempt to improve upon Hillary Clinton‘s recent “Benghazi two-step” methodology, Senator Feinstein overshot.

On the “stupidity” front, she claimed that she had found Supervisor Harvey Milk and had “stuck her finger in the bullet hole” in his head in order to “feel if there was a pulse.” It is impossible to even tackle a statement like that rationally; if Roger Ailes suggests the vice president is reputedly “dumb as an ashtray”, one can’t imagine how it is possible for Senator Feinstein to breathe and walk at the same time.

The arrogance element? No one has yet raised the fact that Senator Feinstein carries the exact same type of weapon that murdered Mr. Milk in her handbag. She did then, she does now. She compounded her egotism by stating that she “was allowing” Americans to keep many different types of guns and, “(Isn’t) that enough?” She was allowing?

The venal element should never be forgotten. Senator Feinstein is an ignorant, pompous, elite multi- millionaire. In 2009 Senator Feinstein engaged in a successful, full-court press to reroute $25 billion in taxpayer funds to the FDIC. It was a matter of serious concern for five reasons:

— The FDIC is supposed to receive their financial support from bank funded insurance payments. Not from government funds.
— Senator Feinstein injected herself into the thick of this boondoggle by writing, introducing and forcing passage of the legislation in favor of the FDIC. The problem? Senator Feinstein was not a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. This committee is the only one with jurisdiction over the FDIC.
— The FDIC awarded the CBRE Group, a commercial real estate business, the contract to handle foreclosures and to charge foreclosure interest rates higher than those being charged elsewhere.
— The CBRE Group’s chairman was Richard Blum … Senator Feinstein’s husband.
— The Feinstein/Blum contingent realized $14 million plus from that venture.

Senator Feinstein is a glaring example of the enthusiasm gripping this country, which approves rubbish such as she rising to the top of the ruling class. Mercifully, Senator Cruz did not permit Feinstein to get away with her histrionics. Unfortunately, voters and the media are far more magnanimous.

Images: Diane Feinstein, breakfast meeting; public domain; Senator Diane Feinstein at Tesla opening at the former NUMMI plant; source: Flickr:author; Steve Jurvetson; Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.