Democrat policies are wrecking the country.
Even liberals are reluctantly coming to that realization.
And a Democrat kingmaker just ripped one city’s dangerous and unsustainable policies.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has never been one to hold his tongue.
He rankled leftists when he revealed that he gave Kamala Harris her start in politics when she was one of his girlfriends, and was frustrated by her lack of gratitude.
Now Brown is calling out the politics of San Francisco.
During an interview with The New York Times, Brown was asked about the rampant crime and squalid conditions on the Streets of San Francisco.
Brown responded, “The drugs today are dramatically different from the drugs of my time. You did not have nonprofit organizations giving tents to homeless people. And you didn’t have the same volume of homeless people. So you could use the sidewalks, whether you were in the Tenderloin or in Pacific Heights.”
Brown is correct that leftist politicians and organizations have exacerbated the homelessness crisis by allowing the streets to be overrun.
Someone with addiction and/or mental health issues does not have the right to live in a tent in front of a business or residence.
This supposed “compassion” has led to thousands of people living in abject conditions.
Even before the spread of COVID, Los Angeles and other west coast cities with heavy homeless populations saw an uptick in diseases like typhus.
Brown also agreed with Mayor London Breed’s exasperation with crime and city degradation.
After a spate of “flash mob” robberies, Breed said in a fiery speech, “It is time for the reign of criminals who are destroying our city – it is time for it to come to an end. And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with the changes in our policies, and less tolerant of all the bullsh*t that has destroyed our city.”
Breed also denounced the “mass looting” and “nasty streets” that have come to define San Francisco in recent years.
Brown agreed, saying, “Totally and completely accurate. And descriptive. And believable. She wasn’t trying to be political. I think she was describing what she saw. Very bold. It’s grandmotherish.”
When San Francisco liberals have reached their breaking point, that should be a sign that failed Democratic policies have gone too far.
Pro-crime prosecutors funded by George Soros are a big reason why there has been a 30% increase in the national murder rate, a shameful record-high jump.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.