Isn’t it stunning how the decay and disorder under Democratic leadership isn’t just metaphorical but is playing out literally in their own backyards?
Welcome to San Francisco, where the Pelosi Federal Building stands tall — named after none other than the grand dame of Democratic politics, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Yet the very streets that surround this building are riddled with crime, to the point where federal employees are being advised to stay home!
Can we just pause and reflect on that for a moment?
What does it say about the Democrats’ governance when even their own strongholds are crumbling under the weight of crime waves?
And more specifically, how does it reflect on Nancy Pelosi’s leadership?
This is the same party that proudly wields power in the White House, touting its commitment to the welfare of the American people.
Yet, in the very shadow of Pelosi’s office, workers are told to barricade themselves in their homes due to safety concerns.
And let’s not forget their oh-so-enlightened solution: Telework.
Yes, instead of tackling the crime epidemic head-on, instead of bolstering the police force and ensuring law and order in our cities, the Democrats’ solution is simple — “Just stay home.”
It’s as if they’ve slapped a Band-Aid on a gaping wound, hoping that it would magically heal itself.
San Francisco's "Nancy Pelosi Federal Building" is so overrun by crime that employees are told not to come into work.
It's the perfect metaphor for a city brought to the point of collapse by radical progressive policies.
California needs to make crime illegal again. pic.twitter.com/5phHRB5smq
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) August 17, 2023
Yesterday, Mayor @LondonBreed said that downtown San Francisco is in “recovery.” In fact, the area around the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building downtown is so dangerous, due to open air drug dealing and crime, that HHS has urged federal employees to work from home. pic.twitter.com/wOFjdTbMsD
— Michael Shellenberger (@shellenberger) August 12, 2023
“We are constantly living in a @TheBabylonBee article.”
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) August 19, 2023
But isn’t this the modus operandi of the Left?
Rather than bolstering law enforcement, many among them have rallied behind defunding the police. When cities burn, shops are looted, and citizens live in fear, the progressive elites offer empty platitudes and fleeting solutions.
They vilify the very institutions meant to protect and serve, and then act shocked when chaos ensues.
Here’s a radical thought: If the Dems truly wanted “better results for the American people,” as the White House chief of staff put it, maybe they should start with their own house (or federal building) and address the anarchy that’s unfolding at their very doorstep.
We need leaders who tackle problems, not those who turn a blind eye and offer mere workarounds.
Just the News confirms:
The Department of Health and Human Services is telling hundreds of California-based employees to work from home for the foreseeable future due to rising crime in the area surrounding the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco.
The 18-story building also houses the Labor and Transportation separtment and the office of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration Cheryl Campbell advised employees to stay home in a memo to regional leaders earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“In light of the conditions at the (Federal Building) we recommend employees … maximize the use of telework for the foreseeable future,” she wrote in the memo.
“This recommendation should be extended to all Region IX employees, including those not currently utilizing telework flexibilities,” Campbell also wrote, referring to the federal zone that encompasses California and other Western states.
The memo was issued on the same day that White House chief of staff Jeff Zients wrote an email to the Cabinet calling for members to “aggressively” urge staffers to return to in-person work “to deliver better results for the American people,” according to Axios.
Do you hear that, America?
As the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco becomes a no-go zone due to rising crime, the queen bee’s workers continue to buzz on, seemingly untouched by the chaos that surrounds them.
Everyone else is being told to hide in their homes, to retreat in the face of adversity, but not Pelosi’s golden staff of five.
Oh no, they’ll be gracing the building with their presence, shielded by extra layers of security, the very luxury many average Americans are deprived of in cities overtaken by crime.
It’s the typical elite double standard: Rules for thee but not for me.
But Pelosi’s chosen ones?
They get the Cadillac treatment with coordination from local and federal law enforcement to ensure their safety.
Does it sit right with you that while calls to defund the police continue, certain elites get a heightened security presence?
Sounds a lot like “Defund YOUR Police, not MINE.”
Pelosi did express her concern about building tenant safety in a recent meeting.
But words are just that: words.
Actions speak louder.
Instead of advocating for robust police presence throughout the city, ensuring everyone’s safety, it seems the concern is centered solely around her immediate circle.
"Data from the San Francisco Police Department shows that homicides and robberies in 2023 have increased more than 10% from this time last year in the city." https://t.co/tif1EkBSys
— Sean Hannity 🇺🇸 (@seanhannity) August 16, 2023
Crime in San Francisco is so out-of-control that employees at the Federal Building are being told to stay home. The building is home to Nancy Pelosi's office, as well as the U.S. Departments of Labor and Health & Human Services.
HHS, which is headed by former CA Attorney General… pic.twitter.com/TYFUUvizKC
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) August 13, 2023
Federal government says San Francisco, CA too dangerous to work https://t.co/llo7kkYkLj
— Georgia Log Cabin (@GeorgiaLogCabin) August 16, 2023
It’s enraging to think that in the midst of the crime epidemic, resources are being channeled for the protection of a chosen few while regular workers have to fend for themselves.
We’re living in an era where the ruling elite float above the rest, ensconced in bubbles of privilege.
The Democrats preach equity, but what we’re seeing is a stark division between the haves and the have-nots.
The New York Post has the stunning details:
Pelosi, however, has not advised her five employees to work from home, according to the Chronicle.
Instead, the congresswoman is working closely with local and federal law enforcement to keep her staff safe, a spokesperson said.
Pelosi did, however, raise concerns about building tenant safety during a meeting with the US attorney for the Northern District of California last week.
“The safety of workers in our federal buildings has always been a priority for Speaker Emerita Pelosi, whether in the building or on their commutes,” spokesperson Aaron Bennett told the Chronicle.
“Federal, state and local law enforcement — in coordination with public health officials and stakeholders — are working hard to address the acute crises of fentanyl trafficking and related violence in certain areas of the city.”
Pelosi’s spokesperson was right about one thing: “The safety of workers in our federal buildings has always been a priority for Speaker Emerita Pelosi.”
It just seems that some workers, especially those directly under her wing, are more prioritized than others.
And as for the rest?
They’re left to navigate the turbulent waters of a city plagued by “fentanyl trafficking and related violence.”
This isn’t just about a federal building in San Francisco.
It’s a glaring example of the growing chasm between the elites and everyday Americans.
When will the Democrats realize that it’s not just their chosen few who deserve safety and security?