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A POLITICAL REVOLUTION?  WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO – OVERNIGHT:  Results are coming in from California in both the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination in Los Angeles and the recall vote aimed at removing San Francisco's fringe-left district attorney, Chesa Boudin.  With 57 percent of the L.A. vote in, newcomer, moderate, and former Republican Rick Caruso holds a surprising 40.8 percent to 37.7 percent lead over progressive true-believer Karen Bass, an African-American member of Congress, and the candidate whom the "experts" expected would take the race easily.  Is L.A. lurching rightward after taking a beating from high crime and homelessness?  It appears that way, but we'll await further developments.  If L.A., queen of LaLaLand, goes right, it has serious implications for the Democratic Party nationally.

In San Francisco, it looks like Comrade Boudin is sunk, or purged, or sent to Siberia, however you want to put it.  The news is good.  From Fox: 

Voters in San Francisco have chosen to recall embattled District Attorney Chesa Boudin following a recall effort centered on his handling of rising crime across the city.

San Francisco voted to recall Boudin as the district attorney, according to results at the time the Associated Press called the race.

Boudin was elected in 2019 with 50.8% of the vote and was sworn in as San Francisco's 29th district attorney on Jan. 8, 2020.

He faced an onslaught of criticism over his progressive criminal justice policies as those supporting his recall pointed to an increased murder rate, violent crime, shoplifting, burglaries, and an open-air drug trade as reasons to vote for his removal from office.

Boudin's supporters praised him for keeping his promises of eliminating cash bail, not prosecuting quality-of-life crimes and putting fewer people behind bars.

His father, David Gilbert, a former member of the left-wing extremist Weather Underground group, spent 40 years in prison for second-degree murder and first-degree robbery charges before being granted parole last year.

His mother, Kathy Boudin, who was also a member of Weather Underground, spent more than 20 years in prison before being released in 2003.

Boudin was raised by left-wing activist Bill Ayers, who was a co-founder of Weather Underground.

What a pedigree!

COMMENT:  How sweet it is!  If San Francisco can kick out its Marxist lawman, can the real America be far behind?

We'll have more to say later.

June 7, 2022