The only thing more endangered in the city of San Francisco than Republicans is law and order these days, but that didn’t stop one official from blaming them following the recall of three uber-left-wing school board members.
As we reported this week, parents upset with a trio of school board members in the far-left city have successfully recalled them for focusing on ‘woke’ issues instead of prioritizing really important things like reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Fox News:
Critics, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, argued the members — school board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — pushed progressive politics rather than act in the best interest of children during the pandemic, and voters agreed, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections.
“The voters of this city have delivered a clear message that the school board must focus on the essentials of delivering a well-run school system above all else,” Breed said in a statement after the vote. “San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of big ideas, but those ideas must be built on the foundation of a government that does the essentials well.”
Breed, who as mayor is now responsible for naming three new board members before regulation elections are held in November, also praised parents, saying they “were fighting for what matters most — their children.”
The report went on to note that parents were upset that the school board members were more focused on the ‘woke’ renaming of 44 district schools, some of whom bore the names of historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Paul Revere, instead of reopening schools safely and getting kids back in classrooms.
But these concerned parents who overwhelmingly supported the recall are nothing but racists, “closet Republicans” and, of course, supporters of former President Donald Trump — the Democrat talking point trifecta — according to San Fran Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, who claimed voters with “conservative values” who were not registered Republicans were responsible for the recalls, The Blaze reported.
“Trump’s election and bold prejudice brought a lot of that out, even in our Democratic and liberal city,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle days before the election.
“There are a lot of people who do not want people of color making decisions in leadership, even though the voters said that is what they want,” he added.
Got that? So even when Donald Trump is, in reality, the last person responsible for a political outcome, he’s still responsible for it — if you’re a far-left Democrat who can’t accept the fact that many Democratic voters aren’t Marxists and socialists.
But real voters who organized the recalls and cast ballots against the trio of board members and organized explained the real reasons behind the effort.
“We got lost in renaming the schools,” recall volunteer Asheesh Birla said, as well as “all sorts of other agenda items, and didn’t take into account that schools are about education.”
The Blaze adds:
Another issue that angered parents was the decision to permanently change the merit-based admission to one of the district’s top academic high schools to a lottery system for the sake of ending institutional racism.
Many saw the recall as the latest bellwether indicating the eroding support for Democratic candidates, even in a predominantly liberal city like San Francisco.
“The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last,” Siva Raj, a parent who helped launch the recall effort, said, according to Fox News. “Talk is not going to educate our children, it’s action. It’s not about symbolic action, it’s not about changing the name on a school, it is about helping kids inside the school building read and learn math.”