Did Dianne Feinstein Serve the People? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Did Dianne Feinstein Serve the People?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (KPIX CBS SF Bay Area/YouTube)

“I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein explained in a statement Tuesday.

“Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. That’s what I’ve done for the last 30 years, and that’s what I plan to do for the next two years. My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them.”

She baked several liberal delusions into her goodbye. She assumes that passing bills, rather than blocking them, improves lives. She assumes that the people vote for her to solve problems. She does not reflect on the problems legislators create, especially when they imagine themselves as elected problem solvers.

Finally, she thanks Californians for allowing her to serve them. Hmmm. When someone serves you, you thank them.

Feinstein, who makes $174,000 a year in the Senate, certainly does not need the paycheck. By virtue of birth and marriage, she never wanted for money. She ranks as the fifth or so wealthiest senator, and given the fact that her public “service” started in 1969, in her mind, her job — any job — probably represents sacrifice.

No matter her station, she made millions off the taxpayer, and enjoyed the perks of power, over the last three decades in Washington. We served her. You’re welcome.

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Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of Cult City: Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco (ISI Books, 2018), The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website, www.flynnfiles.com.   
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