One of the recurring themes of this blog has been the documenting of the radicalization of the Democrat Party as the social justice warrior movement slowly eats it alive. The Democrats are increasingly transforming from a rational political party into an aggressive, zealous religious movement.
The latest evidence is “California Democrats” (read: SJWs) refusing to support Dianne Feinstein because she is no longer radical enough for them:
In a surprising show of discontent with one of California’s most enduring political leaders, the state Democratic Party declined to make an endorsement in this year’s U.S. Senate race on Sunday, snubbing Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her bid for a fifth full term.
Her main challenger, State Senate leader Kevin de León, won the support of 54 percent of delegates at the state party convention here this weekend, short of the 60 percent needed to secure the party’s endorsement. Feinstein received only 37 percent of the votes.
The rebuke of Feinstein by the party delegates comes even though the 25-year incumbent has led polls by wide margins and received the backing of political luminaries like Sen. Kamala Harris and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The results were a sign of unrest among many liberals who believe Feinstein should do more to challenge President Trump — and a testament to de León’s insurgent message resonating with the party’s activist left flank. “The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual,” he said in a statement.
“The people who are motivated to give up a weekend to show up at a party convention are further off the middle of the political spectrum,” said Darry Sragow, a political analyst and Feinstein’s 1990 campaign manager, who is not involved with this year’s Senate race.
Still, the results showed the party faithful’s movement to the left. Both campaigns fought hard to court delegates’ support, and the contest was a “test of the establishment’s authority and power,” de León chief of staff Dan Reeves said before the vote.
While I’m no fan of Dianne Feinstein, the further movement of the Democrats to the left bodes very ill indeed. We don’t want these kinds of dangerous fanatics in control of a major American political party, but that seems to be exactly what is happening, nevertheless.