As voters around the nation headed to the polls to cast their ballots in what has been an especially contentious midterm election season, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent out a final reminder of how far left her party has drifted.
Highlighting the questionable judgment that has caused many of her fellow House Democrats to seek to replace her as party leader in the lower chamber, Pelosi proudly embraced the Republican attack language that Democrats are the party of “San Francisco values.”
In a speech to campaign volunteers, Pelosi said, “When they say San Francisco liberal, as if to make it sound like it’s something negative, them’s fightin’ words. Don’t attack my city…. San Francisco values, that’s what we’re about.”
…Democratic Party wobbling on the edge of progressive insanity.
Pelosi critics within Democratic ranks must have cringed at the maladroit sound bite, made all the more disastrous by its unbelievably poor timing.
Usually politicians refrain from buttressing opposition talking points on the eve of important elections. That would seem a fairly elementary procedure to follow. But Pelosi, tone-deaf despite decades in office, chose to emphasize a dream GOP framing narrative used against her nationally for years.
These “San Francisco values” Pelosi is so proud to identify with are, of course, the very things that have left the national Democratic Party wobbling on the edge of progressive insanity. Leftist website Salon’s founder David Talbot wrote a book on San Francisco’s radical tilt from 1967 to 1982 titled Season of the Witch. Local bookstore The Booksmith sums up Talbot’s definition of “San Francisco values” in the aftermath of this revolution as prominently extolling “gay marriage, medical marijuana, immigration sanctuary, universal health care, recycling, renewable energy, consumer safety, and a living wage mandate.”
“Considered radical when they were first introduced, these ideas have become the bedrock of decent society in many parts of the country,” The Booksmith asserts.
Indeed, progressive Democrats want to spread these values throughout our nation. Yet they are a direct threat to the personal safety and well being of all Americans.
Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old citizen walking a pier in the sanctuary City by the Bay, was senselessly killed by an illegal alien as a direct result of these warped values.
The state of California also has “San Francisco values” to thank for its new law reducing the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosure to a mere misdemeanor instead of a felony. State Sen. Scott Wiener, who co-wrote the bill, is a San Francisco Democrat.
And then there’s the utter squalor to be found on city streets due to San Francisco’s coddling of “the homeless.”
The New York Times reports the city has had to replace 300 lampposts damaged by dog and human urine over the past three years. One lamppost collapsed and hit a car. Incapacitated junkies lying around in a “motionless stupor” are a common sight, local resident Larry Gothberg told The Times. “We call it the heroin freeze,” he said. “They can stay that way for hours.”
This is the worldview openly championed by one of the top congressional leaders of the Democratic Party. “I don’t mind when they say things about me like I’m a liberal. I like that,” Pelosi told campaign workers in her address. She openly declared this mere days before vital national elections.
Democrats are deadly serious about their plans to radically change this nation at its very core.