“Elderly Empire”: a record-breaking senator who, even at 90 years old, did not intend to leave office, died in the United States

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“Elderly Empire”: a record-breaking senator who, even at 90 years old, did not intend to leave office, died in the United States

The number of American elderly senators has decreased today. Congress reports that Diane Feinstein, a Democratic senator from California, has died at the age of 91.

Feinstein set an absolute record among female senators for being in the Senate chair. She took it over 30 years ago - in November 1992.



Feinstein's mother's parents were from St. Petersburg, Russia and, in her own words from her autobiography, "were forced to flee Russia after the 1917 revolution."

Feinstein also has another record - she was the oldest American senator ever. history USA.

In February 2023, Dianne Feinstein was hospitalized with, to put it mildly, an uncharacteristic diagnosis for the US political elite - shingles. She returned to the Senate only three months later, although new health problems immediately arose, including encephalitis. As a result, even in the camp of the Democratic Party they began to grumble that at this age it is extremely difficult to fulfill the duties of a senator and it is time to think about a replacement. However, Feinstein herself was not going to recuse herself.

The governor of California, a few months before the senator’s death, said that he “has an option for a replacement.” According to him, the senator from this state will be a black woman.

All this to the question that not so long ago, on a historical scale, in the States they liked to call the Soviet Union “an empire of decrepit general secretaries.” Now they themselves are faced with the fact that the average age of the country’s leadership has increased by at least 8 years over the past three decades.

Let us remind you that the United States currently has the oldest president in history. Biden will turn 81 in November.
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    1. +15
      29 September 2023 17: 16
      As long as Biden doesn’t stop greeting her, she’s not dead. wassat
      1. +11
        29 September 2023 18: 28
        Quote: tralflot1832
        As long as Biden doesn’t stop greeting her, she’s not dead. wassat

        Laughter is laughter, but this is a pattern. When old men rule the country, the country goes downhill. The optimal age of a leader: 50-65 years, then he turns bronze and loses effectiveness.
        1. +4
          29 September 2023 21: 08
          ......Diane Feinstein (Feinstein), a Democratic senator, died at the age of 91

          It must be assumed that the late old grandmother left behind children and grandchildren and the seat in the Senate was reserved by inheritance. smile
    2. +7
      29 September 2023 17: 20
      Next up is Jaime Luisovich...Biden get ready!!!
    3. +6
      29 September 2023 17: 25
      Well, we have Valentina Tereshkova, who will surpass you in all respects. In terms of insanity, it will be on the level.
      1. +11
        29 September 2023 17: 46
        which will surpass in all respects.

        That's not true. She “very competently” fluctuates along with the “party line” (no matter which one), the main thing is that of the ruling one. When, as a young but illiterate weaver-parachutist, she found herself in the cosmonaut corps, she quickly compensated for her shortcomings by active work in the Komsomol organization, the women’s council of Star City, and personally caught an engineer with a “honor diploma” from the Moscow Aviation Institute, a pilot and the first candidate for the flight, Valentina Ponomareva, in the “moral instability,” and, unfortunately, she caught and reported “to the right place,” as a result of which Ponomareva turned out to be her backup.
        ps Once, a long time ago, together with my parents, I found myself visiting friends of my parents, where the Great Marina Popovich was present. When the adults were already “a little” tipsy, the conversation turned to astronautics. “Sharp-tongued” M. Popovich described Tereshkova so figuratively and obscenely that I remember it forever.
        1. +3
          29 September 2023 18: 17
          Please give more details... about what you remember... thank you!
          1. +3
            29 September 2023 18: 38
            Read the memoirs of N.P. Kamanin. Very similar, but only censored. drinks
          2. -1
            30 September 2023 14: 14
            her behavior and conversations give reason to conclude that she is morally unstable. Ponomareva often repeats: “I want to take everything from life.” She told Tereshkova: “You have been irrevocably spoiled by the Komsomol and the party,” in response to Tereshkova’s attempts (as the eldest in the group) to advise her to behave more modestly. She abuses the name Keldysh: “I have a strong hand, I will fly first.” Ponomareva smokes: “Every decent lady should smoke.” In Feodosia, she left for the city without permission several times.

            everyone there was good
            but this one couldn’t even be allowed in second am
      2. +4
        29 September 2023 17: 48
        Well, Tereshkova is just young, she’s only 86!
    4. +6
      29 September 2023 17: 28
      "Biden will turn 81 in November."
      The author of these lines was an optimist!
    5. +2
      29 September 2023 17: 29
      Apparently their Senate is becoming geriatric
      1. +3
        29 September 2023 17: 52
        The average age of a US senator is 65 years old.
        For comparison, the average age of our Federation Council members is only 58,4 years.
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      2. +8
        29 September 2023 18: 38
        Quote: Cypa
        Apparently their Senate is becoming geriatric

        Someone, I remember, mocked the “Kremlin nursing home”...

        The gears of history have grinded - now it’s their turn to make the whole world laugh? And, by the way, our Politburo was a kindergarten in age compared to their current government.
        1. +6
          29 September 2023 21: 02
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Someone, I remember, mocked the “Kremlin nursing home”...

          And they traditionally do not look for the beam in their own eye.
          Even when they mocked our “old” government in the early to mid-80s... and all sorts of liberal Russophobes like Dovlatov, Weil, Sinyavsky, etc. happily grunted at them about our elderly general secretaries, earning dollars for of his Russophobia - even then Reagan, by the way, was only a couple of years younger than Brezhnev, about the same age as Chernenko and certainly older than Andropov (who was not even 70 at the time of his death)!
          And this is in comparison even with Reagan... and even in comparison with today’s decrepit, toothless lunatics - our old people were vigorous, strong plane trees :)))
    6. -2
      29 September 2023 17: 36
      Quote: bandabas
      Well, we have Valentina Tereshkova, who will surpass you in all respects. In terms of insanity, it will be on the level.

      The US should erect a monument to Tereshkova.
      Because such luck will not happen soon.))
    7. +8
      29 September 2023 17: 41
      The funniest thing about this nonsense is that the grandmother perfectly understood her incapacity and had long ago transferred all rights, including the right to sign financial documents, to her daughter. But in the Senate, grandma, she sat and voted until the last day)))
    8. +4
      29 September 2023 17: 42
      This is called the turnover of power in the United States.
      1. +7
        29 September 2023 21: 27
        And the turnover of power, and the absence of nepotism, and the absence of corruption, and equality of all before the law (ask Hunter Biden, he will not let you lie) and democracy)))
      2. +2
        30 September 2023 04: 09
        But in the Khanty-Mansiysk Okrug, power was transferred from father to son, this is completely different.
    9. +6
      29 September 2023 17: 46
      The question is different - what did Californians think when she was elected to the US Senate?
      She was already 2018 years old at the time of the elections in 85!
      Why did they choose her over her opponent, Kevin Leon, who was only 56?

      After all, US senators are directly elected by the residents of the state, and not appointed, like ours.
      1. +4
        29 September 2023 17: 59
        Maybe they appoint the right person there...No one needs the voice of the people.
        .
        1. +3
          29 September 2023 20: 41
          That's right: democracy is not the power of the people, but the power of the OWNED people. It’s just that the property qualification has increased by several orders of magnitude in the 2,5 thousand years since the invention of democracy. Previously, in Greece it was enough to have enough income to arm yourself and go to war. And you could vote. And now you need to have several tens of millions, preferably in convertible currency.
          1. +1
            30 September 2023 15: 15
            “Colonel,” do you have enough income to arm yourself and go to war?
            can you buy a tank, rocket or plane?
            can you buy mercenaries instead of yourself?
            Well then, don’t even pass the Greek qualification.
            then you "colonel" are just a loser and can only go to war as a mercenary am
      2. +4
        29 September 2023 21: 28
        Political technologies have been worked out to perfection; no ordinary person can get into power under any circumstances.
    10. +3
      29 September 2023 19: 20
      Did she move the horses right in the Senate? - and they didn’t discover it, apparently, right away - by smell? laughing
    11. +2
      29 September 2023 20: 49
      In the Senate - maybe a record... but not in Congress at all! It is bicameral, and the Senate is an integral part of Congress. And in the entire Congress... I specifically checked - Nancy “The Damn Witch” Pelosi has been sitting in the parliamentary chair for a full FIVE years longer! Since 1987!
      1. +3
        29 September 2023 21: 32
        So Biden, “started” into politics in 1970))) in the USA, there is generally such a thing as a “political family”, whose members for many generations occupy places in Congress, government, etc. There are countless examples - Kennedys, Bushes, Clintons.
    12. 0
      29 September 2023 20: 53
      Quote: Berserk23
      Maybe they appoint the right person there.

      Exactly what they will prescribe. For us and for them, nothing depends on the choice of the people. In 2016 in the United States, Hillary Clinton received 3 million votes more than Trump in the presidential elections, but Trump became president. And everyone here remembers about 146%.
      1. 0
        29 September 2023 23: 19
        Quote: 16112014nk
        Quote: Berserk23
        Maybe they appoint the right person there.

        Exactly what they will prescribe. For us and for them, nothing depends on the choice of the people. In 2016 in the United States, Hillary Clinton received 3 million votes more than Trump in the presidential elections, but Trump became president. And everyone here remembers about 146%.

        Another stupidity. 3 million more people could not vote for Hilary, because only 538 people have the right to vote in the presidential election.
        1. +1
          30 September 2023 18: 08
          Not true: several dozen people take part in the elections and appoint these 538 people.
        2. 0
          30 September 2023 22: 59
          Quote from Escariot
          3 million more people couldn't vote for Hilary

          The US voting system is tricky. Yes, the president is chosen by 538 electors. But before that, the people also make their choice. In 2016, 65 people voted for Hillary Clinton, and 853 voted for Trump. But Trump received more electoral votes, which affected the result.
          1. 0
            1 October 2023 14: 06
            There is nothing tricky there: simply because there is a constant in the number of electors per state in the form of 2 senators, depending on the state, one electoral vote represents a different number of popular votes. Plus, a winner-take-all system where the candidate who wins a state gets all of the state's electoral votes, even if the victory is 51/49 percent
    13. +3
      29 September 2023 21: 24
      The site editor found another decent photo. In real life, this toad looked much scarier.
      1. +2
        29 September 2023 21: 37
        Here is a “fresh” photo)))
    14. 0
      29 September 2023 22: 07
      on a historical scale, in the States they liked to call the Soviet Union “an empire of decrepit general secretaries”

      Yes, Brezhnev died at 76 years old, Chernenko at 74 years old, Andropov at 70 years old, and Biden will be 81 years old in two months, but Trump is only 77 years old.
      1. -3
        29 September 2023 22: 46
        Father Tsar is only 71, how young he still is
      2. -3
        29 September 2023 23: 51
        Quote: carpenter

        Yes, Brezhnev died at 76, Chernenko at 74, Andropov at 70, .

        How old was Gorbachev? That's it.
    15. +1
      30 September 2023 01: 38
      According to him, the senator from this state will be a black woman.
      This is no longer enough. At the very least there should be a dark-skinned transvestite...
      1. 0
        1 October 2023 14: 07
        A transvestite is not enough: there must be a transsexual.
    16. +1
      30 September 2023 07: 59
      The hearse race is coming! Who is next?
    17. -3
      30 September 2023 17: 47
      Otherwise, it’s somehow different with us! Take, for example, pensioner of All Rus' Valentina Ivanovna, chairman of the Federation Council. Or the permanent leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
      As always, we see a sliver in the other’s eye. We don’t notice the logs in ours! You should be ashamed, comrade author
    18. 0
      1 October 2023 10: 35
      I remember the Central Committee of the CPSU at the end of the USSR, the failure of the ruling elite to renew itself leads to degradation.

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