It’s no secret that The New York Times is one of the more liberally backed newspapers in the country. And that means we should pay close attention when they aim at one of their own.
It doesn’t happen very often, but occasionally, there are progressive voices, people, and actions that even they can’t abide by. Most recently, their target has become aging California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Now, I say aging because, well, at 89, she’s no spring chicken and the winner of the oldest member of Congress award. Of course, that’s not really a good thing.
Hell, even The Times admits she’s well past her prime and can no longer do her job.
On Monday, the so-called paper of record published an article describing just how far the Californian lawmaker has fallen. And what writer Annie Karni portrays is something that should terrify us all.
Karni wrote, “They push her wheelchair, remind her how and when she should vote, and step in to explain what is happening when she grows confused.”
While the mention of a wheelchair isn’t exactly a good thing, it’s far from the worst. “Remind(ing)” her how to vote, on the other hand, pretty much is.
I mean, this is a US Senator and one who’s held office for decades now. In her prime, she was a force to be reckoned with. And yet, now her staff are clearly the ones calling the shots.
Naturally, this is not meant to be a jab at the senator herself. After all, aging is only natural and eventually happens to each of us in one way or another.
Instead, the whole situation is rather sad and disheartening. That a woman of her reputation is now being belittled by her own all because she was too determined or pushed into keeping her job well past her “best used before” date.
And it’s definitely not doing our nation any favors, either.