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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:15 PM

CNN: Feinstein says she plans to serve out full term after Newsom vows to appoint a Black woman to

replace her:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/16/politics/feinstein-newsom-replacement/index.html

I really do think given her very advanced age (87) & situations where we've seen her act very forgetfully that she really needs to resign & have Gov. Newsom appoint someone in her place.

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Reply CNN: Feinstein says she plans to serve out full term after Newsom vows to appoint a Black woman to (Original post)
onetexan Mar 2021 OP
RandiFan1290 Mar 2021 #1
awesomerwb1 Mar 2021 #2
Budi Mar 2021 #23
Funtatlaguy Mar 2021 #3
HipChick Mar 2021 #4
alwaysinasnit Mar 2021 #5
Fullduplexxx Mar 2021 #17
Budi Mar 2021 #6
alwaysinasnit Mar 2021 #18
Budi Mar 2021 #20
alwaysinasnit Mar 2021 #22
Indykatie Mar 2021 #7
LenaBaby61 Mar 2021 #8
mobeau69 Mar 2021 #9
Boomerproud Mar 2021 #12
FBaggins Mar 2021 #10
Joinfortmill Mar 2021 #11
demtenjeep Mar 2021 #13
bahboo Mar 2021 #14
stillcool Mar 2021 #15
Demovictory9 Mar 2021 #16
Deminpenn Mar 2021 #19
Budi Mar 2021 #21
JI7 Mar 2021 #26
Deminpenn Mar 2021 #27
bigtree Mar 2021 #24
PoliticAverse Mar 2021 #25

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:18 PM

1. She should step aside. nt

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:20 PM

2. Time for some new blood

it's "getting" ridiculous.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:48 PM

23. That's exactly how I saw Sen Markey's reelection.

You are right. "New blood. Younger progressive minded, Left Democrats are ready, qualiified & waiting to move up the chain of command.

I love Markey, but like DiFi, your amazing legacy has proven its worth, we thank you. But graciously allow the future to enter & keep the political stronghold all of you tirelessly built for the generations to come.


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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:23 PM

3. She can't be forced to take a dementia test or to reveal the results if she did.

My family is riddled with it.
I know the signs.
Enuf said.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:25 PM

4. I had to take away Dad's car keys..


When I noticed he was driving and forgetting how to get home...hardest thing I ever had to do

She needs to step aside...

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:54 PM

17. She needs to be primaried

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:32 PM

6. I can name a couple others Senior Sens & Reps who should have retired as well

Jus sayin.
They are living out their tenure just like Feinstein is.

They all do it.

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Response to Budi (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:14 PM

18. Chuck Grassley and Moscow Mitch come to mind.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:30 PM

20. Definately as well as a few D's & I's just serving out their tenure.

Oh well!

Better clarified, is the Post#19

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Deminpenn
19. IIRC, Newsome's comment was in relation to a story that DiFi's husband
is interested in an ambassadorship in Europe and that Biden may be inclined to appoint him to one. If that happened, the DiFi would presumably follow him to his posting thus opening her seat.

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Response to Budi (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:32 PM

22. Thanks Budi!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:34 PM

7. Democrats and Republicans Alike Find it Hard to Walk Away from the Power Once Elected as Senators

Politicians more than any other group stay in high paced demanding jobs way past a reasonable retirement age. I think any 87 year old Senator talking about running for another 6 year term when she'll be 89 is pure selfishness and hurts the party and the country. Shame on her.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:34 PM

8. "A pharmacist says he has filled Alzheimer's prescriptions for members of Congress."

But after this statement caught fire this pharmacist 'clafified' himself.

Update: After this story went viral, the pharmacist interviewed provided an additional statement clarifying his remarks. “I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know.” He added, “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.”


Initial statement by Mershon:

Erin Mershon at STAT News recently spent some time shadowing the pharmacist who provides prescription drugs to many members of Congress.

Her story, which you can read in full here, includes a relatively alarming passage in which the pharmacist casually mentions that some members apparently have Alzheimer’s:

Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.

“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.'”

The current Congress is among the oldest in history, and more than half of the senators running for reelection in 2018 will be over 65. The average age in the House of Representatives is 57, and the average age in the Senate is 61.

The pharmacist doesn’t appear to have violated any patient privacy laws, which only restrict providing medical information that would identify a specific patient. (If he’d said which senator, for example, fills Alzheimer’s prescriptions, that would violate the law.) Still, he gives a surprisingly frank and unsettling insight into conditions that could affect judgment, memory, and decision-making.

Read the entire story here.

Update: After this story went viral, the pharmacist interviewed provided an additional statement clarifying his remarks. “I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know.” He added, “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.”

He said that he was “[s]peaking very broadly about disease states that the general American population have and that it also applies to everyone including members of the U.S. House and Senate since they are also people just like you and I.”


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/11/16458142/congress-alzheimers-pharmacist

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:43 PM

9. Hard to hang 'em up when it's your time.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:58 PM

12. Time for family to intervene .

She is hurting herself and her constituents.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:49 PM

10. That's just Newsome trying to serve HIS full term

Hoping he can placate a few people who were upset that he didn't appoint a Black woman to replace VP Harris - before a potential recall vote.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:53 PM

11. Term limits, people.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:09 PM

13. How many are over 75?

However, Biden is older and he is kicking ass

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:13 PM

14. Ms. Feinstein, thank you for your service these many years...

now get the hell out...

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:27 PM

15. can't imagine why...

Something about the bubble that is D.C. is both detrimental and necessary to a stroked ego.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:29 PM

16. politicians have jobs like no other...comes with power and position, they don't want to let go of

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:14 PM

19. IIRC, Newsome's comment was in relation to a story that DiFi's husband

is interested in an ambassadorship in Europe and that Biden may be inclined to appoint him to one. If that happened, the DiFi would presumably follow him to his posting thus opening her seat.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:32 PM

21. Thank you for the clarification. The pile on is triggered.

Helps to know the source at issue.

Appreciate it.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:22 PM

26. That would actually be a good way for her to step down.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:53 AM

27. Yes, it would

A gracious end to a long and productive political career.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:50 PM

24. "I don't think he meant it the way some people thought," Feinstein said

..."You're making a mountain out of a molehill," she added.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:02 PM

25. Newsom's comment was in response to a specific question by Joy Reid, which you can see...

here:

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