Rep. Karen Bass to Announce a Run for L.A. Mayor, Signaling a Continued Slide Into Communism

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California Rep. Karen Bass (D-Commie) expressed her interest in running for Los Angeles Mayor in early August. The Washington Post was the first to tease that story, and now they are teasing Bass making her announcement.

Further from WaPo:

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) is planning to announce that she will run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2022, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, joining a high-stakes race to run the second-most populous city in the country.

The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private deliberations, said an official announcement is expected soon. It will possibly happen next week, barring unexpected changes, they said.

“Los Angeles is facing a humanitarian crisis in homelessness and a public health crisis in the disproportionate impact this pandemic has had on Angelenos,” Bass spokesman Zach Seidl said in a statement, when asked for comment. “She does not want to see these two issues tear the city apart. Los Angeles has to come together. That’s why the Congresswoman is considering a run for mayor.”

This is the pipeline at work. Now that the feckless Mayor Eric Garcetti got his ticket punched and failed up to an Ambassadorship, the California-DC connection must be shored up; so, Queen Nancy Pelosi (D-Cruella) needs a trusted ally to run California’s most populous city.

Bass is a close ally of President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). She was a finalist to be Biden’s running mate last year and was a lead negotiator on Capitol Hill in bipartisan talks to overhaul policing laws. Those talks ended this week.

Bass has been considering a run since at least August. Biden has nominated the current mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, to serve as ambassador to India. Should Garcetti win confirmation for the job in the Senate, the Los Angeles City Council will have the power to appoint his replacement.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de León was the most recent person to put his hat in the ring, along with his fellow City Councilman Joe Buscaino, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, Central City Association President and CEO Jessica Lall, and Real-estate Broker Mel Wilson.

There is still talk of Billionaire developer Rick Caruso and former LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner joining the fray, but Bass and de León are the favored candidates with the national backing and juice. They also hit the intersectional and multicultural markers: If Bass wins, she would be the first female and second Black Mayor in Los Angeles history. De León would be the second Hispanic Mayor.

Bass was under consideration for the Vice Presidential slot during the 2020 presidential contest. Obviously, McCackles Kamala Harris received the nod, but this put Bass under scrutiny for her Communist leanings in the past, and present Communist associations.

Bass denied such leanings, and told NBC News,

“I’m not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’ve belonged to one party my entire life and that’s the Democratic Party, and I’m a Christian,” Bass said.

Bass has been at the forefront of the Congressional Democrats’ push for equity and social justice, and most recently co-authored the George Floyd Justice & Policing Act and was part of the bipartisan negotiations. The negotiations reached a stalemate this week and the legislation is considered DOA.

The city of Los Angeles is legendary for its apathy. In the last mayoral race in 2018, less than half of registered voters actually cast a ballot in the general election. If this is a harbinger of 2022, the more motivated parties and their well-heeled backers will be the ones to dominate for their candidate.

Whether Bass or de León wins, the downhill slide of Los Angeles into communism will be made complete.