New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has done his best to appease the left throughout the recent pandemic and social crisis, to no avail.
Protesters put de Blasio on public “trial” Monday, calling him “a pathetic, a pitiful, a parasitic, a pathogenic politician,” the Daily Caller reported.
A mayor in trouble
If there was ever a handbook created on how to pander to the left, de Blasio would be the author. He has caved the far left on just about everything over the last couple of years and it got even worse once he announced his (short-lived) candidacy for president last year.
During recent weeks, the mayor has been at odds with the police for supporting rioters and protesters over the NYPD.
On Monday, de Blasio finally caved to demands from the “defund the police” crowd and agreed to pull $1 billion from his police budget to spread out to different programs as requested by protesters, but it is clearly not not enough for some… Watch:
A city out of control
It would be putting it mildly to say that de Blasio has lost control of the city.
These recent protests prove that his pacification efforts have fallen flat and he will never be able to satisfy the far left in the city. There is a reason for that… they thrive on anarchy.
For de Blasio, it is the worst of both worlds. He has alienated the city’s law enforcement while at the same time losing the support of those that caused the split with law enforcement and conservatives.
Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that 272 uniformed officers have put in their retirement papers since the George Floyd protests began — a 49% increase over last year’s numbers. Additionally, de Blasio lost a commander at a Bronx precinct.
The mayor now has people on both sides of the aisle calling for his job and his police department has completely lost faith in his ability to offer direction to both the department and the city in a crisis.
This, of course, does not even include the problems with de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Right now, de Blasio is a man without a city — only he has yet to see it and continues to pander to the demands of the extremists to save his legacy.