It’s being referred to as a political quake.
Residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco are now living with the consequences of their votes for far-left politicians, and they are not happy.
This is why Democrats were taken aback when former Republican billionaire Rick Caruso switched parties to run for mayor of Los Angeles against six-term Democratic Rep. Karen Bass. Caruso is running as a moderate Democrat, and he is attracting support from local people who are fed up with the crime and foolishness perpetrated by far-left extreme politicians.
NBC News reported,
Homelessness continues to rise while housing has become even less affordable. Crime is up, traffic is worse, and high gas prices come with extra sting in a city infamous for its long commutes.
Los Angeles County, which has for decades been a magnet for Americans dreaming of a fresh start, saw more people leave during the first year of the pandemic than any other in the U.S., according to census data released in March.
Bass is playing the usual Democrat card, claiming Caruso is a “fake” who is similar to Donald Trump. However, incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti’s approval ratings are in the toilet, and residents desire a change, which Bass will not provide.
The same thing is happening in San Francisco, which has had a much larger migration of population over a longer period of time than Los Angeles. Crime has become a major concern for locals, and people are working hard to remove District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who is one of the country’s most extremist officials.
Boudin’s parents were members of the dangerous left-wing Weather Underground, so when he was elected in 2019, he made news. The radical DA has embraced BLM, but San Franciscans are sick of the crime his policies have caused three years later.
Even CNN admitted that there is a political “earthquake” building:
An earthquake is building in Tuesday’s California elections that could rattle the political landscape from coast to coast.
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, two of the nation’s most liberal large cities, voters are poised to send stinging messages of discontent over mounting public disorder, as measured in both upticks in certain kinds of crime and pervasive homelessness.
That dissatisfaction could translate into the recall of San Francisco’s left-leaning district attorney, Chesa Boudin, likely by a resounding margin, and a strong showing in the Los Angeles mayoral primary by Rick Caruso, a billionaire real estate developer and former Republican who has emerged as the leading alternative in the race to Democratic US Rep. Karen Bass, once considered the front-runner.
The fact that Californians are moving to the center is a big deal and it is a rebuke of the Democrat party.