The California recall election on September 14 is pretty boring news to anyone who doesn’t live in California – but get this: If Nancy Pelosi’s Nephew (Gavin Newsom) gets booted out of office, Republicans could regain control of the Senate this year. No more 50-50 tie with Kamala Harris acting as tiebreaker. The Democrats’ progressive agenda could crash into a brick wall in a matter of weeks, which is very much preferable to waiting for the 2022 midterms to throw them out. How is this possible? Two words: Dianne Feinstein.
It’s looking like conservative talk show host Larry Elder is going to run away with the vote if Pelosi’s Nephew is recalled. That’s the nice thing about a recall election in California. Elder doesn’t need 51% of the vote in a recall to become the new governor. He could win the race with just 5% of the vote, so long as all the other recall candidates get 4.9% or less. It only takes a plurality to replace a California governor in a recall election.
And Governor Smedlington Meriweather Dorkistan von Hairgel the Third (Gavin Newsom) is underwater in every poll right now. The Hispanic vote has turned against him bigly. It really does look like he’s toast. There’s a very real chance that Larry Elder will be the new Governor of California in a couple of weeks.
What’s that have to do with control of the US Senate? Everything!
The Democrat Party has spent the entire last year pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to retire. How would Dianne Feinstein be replaced if she does step down? Anytime a US Senator leaves office before their term is up, whether that’s due to sudden retirement, death, resigning in scandal or any other reason, their replacement is appointed by that state’s governor.
One of the best-kept secrets in Washington, DC right now is the advanced cognitive decline of Dianne Feinstein. She’s reportedly in pretty bad shape. But it’s a lot easier to hide a US Senator from the public than it is a more high-profile person like the fraud who is illegally occupying the White House right now. Speaking of Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein is a decade older than him. And she’s in much worse cognitive shape than Creepy Joe is. She’s 88 years old this year, and the oldest member of the US Senate.
During a Judiciary Committee hearing last year in November, Feinstein was questioning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. She read a question to him in which she quoted a tweet sent by Donald Trump and demanded to know why Twitter had not censored the sitting President of the United States. Dorsey gave his BS answer to the question. Then Feinstein proceeded to look down at her notes and read the exact same question to him, unaware that she had just asked him that same thing. She even read it with the exact same intonation, word-for-word.
That caused the Democrat Party to freak out and stage an intervention with her. The incident was so embarrassing that they convinced Feinstein to step down as the Chair of the powerful Judiciary Committee. And the Democrats have spent nearly every day since then trying to talk Feinstein into resigning. They’ve even had talks with her billionaire San Francisco husband, Richard C. Blum, about getting Feinstein to quit sooner rather than later.
Feinstein’s staffers have blabbed to the media that her short-term memory is so bad that she immediately forgets when she’s been briefed on a topic. She barks at her staff, thinking they haven’t briefed her even though they did so just five minutes ago. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says it’s “painful” to talk to his old friend. He says he has urged her to resign multiple times since last year – and she forgets every time!
After grinding on her for ten months to resign, the latest rumor is that Dianne Feinstein is finally planning her exit – sometime after mid-September. Oh, and there’s nothing that says a Governor needs to replace a Democrat Senator with another Democrat.
Ha! Governor Larry Elder could be replacing Feinstein with a Republican in just a few weeks, wresting control of the US Senate away from Chuck Schumer. It’s too bad Candace Owens moved to Tennessee last year. Maybe Mike Cernovich or Kurt Schlichter will want to be California’s next Senator. I can’t wait!