Portland Mayor Finally Admits Violent Riots Aren’t the Same as ‘Peaceful Protests’

| August 7, 2020

Portland riots (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) has had a revelation. In only 68 continuous days of unrest, Wheeler has determined that some demonstrators are doing serious damage to “his” town, and has decried the practice because it will provide fodder for Trump’s Presidential campaign. “B” roll background, if you will.

That the Federal scapegoats have been replaced by state police thoughtfully provided by Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) to aid in the defense of the federal courthouse is a happy coincidence.

HMCS(FMF) ret sends.

On Thursday, after the 68th consecutive night of violent riots in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D-Portland) finally urged activists who seriously desire police reform not to join the murderous and destructive antifa mob wreaking havoc in his city. Better late than never? While Wheeler finally issued a full-throated condemnation of the violence, he also warned rioters that they are “creating the B-roll film” for the campaign to reelect President Donald Trump.

Wheeler’s remarks on Thursday marked a clear departure from his previous tactic of blaming all the violence on the president. After Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) agreed to dispatch state police to aid in the defense of the federal courthouse, the surplus federal law enforcement officers Wheeler and other Democrats had demonized left the area, leaving Wheeler no scapegoat to blame for the violence.

“When you commit arson with an accelerant, in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people that you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating. You are attempting to commit murder,” the mayor insisted. “And by the way, this building is in a residential neighborhood.”

“I believe that city staff could have died last night,” Wheeler added. “This is not peaceful protest. This is not advocacy to advance reforms or transform any system.”

Way slow and for wrong reasons, but at least his conclusion is spot on. Read the rest here: PJ Media

Thanks, Senior Chief.

Category: 2020 Election, ANTIFA, BLM, Breaking News

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  1. OldManchu says:

    Lars will re-explain this so you all know that it is Trump’s fault. Just hang tight until he gets here.

    • Combat Historian says:

      Lars, he KNOWS everything (whether he actually knows it, or not)…

      • KoB says:

        Careful men…calling his name three times may summon him from mommy’s basement. He’s prolly gathering up his empiric data as we speak, showing irrefutable proof of “ORANGE MAN BAD!”

        Wondering if deploying the endlessly squawking seagull before he shows up will delay it any?

        Took hizz dishonor the mayor long enough to make up his mind. Shoulda nipped it in the bud 67 days ago. Should be obvious that this Ted Wheeler is in no way related to Major Gnrl Joseph “Fighting Joe” Wheeler. An AlaDAMNbama boy who was a Major Gnrl of the CSA AND the USA. He was one of Teddy’s Commanders during the unpleasantness of 1898 at San Juan Hill. Reportedly cheered the Rough Riders on by hollering out, “Give them yankees hell boys.”

        • Hondo says:

          C’mon – I’d actually be interested in seeing Commissar’s “take” on this one.

          My prediction is he doesn’t say too much. After all, he’s previously stated that these were “generally peaceful protests” and that the violence was provoked by “police overreaction” and exacerbated by “Federal intervention” (or words to that effect). There doesn’t seem to be either of those here.

      • Jarhead says:

        Our resident clone of Carnac the Magnificent knows All, and is constantly ready to tell us so. Then he minimizes his great knowledge by insulting us with profanity-loaded rants telling us how stupid and uneducated we are, even as a group. When he is finally gone, we’ll all be saying, “If only the Poodle was here to amuse and offend us today”. Thank God, there is ONLY one Lars. Similar to herpes, Lars is forever!

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, there’s more coming up on this, people, which has the Portland Big Mahoff blaming the BLM rioters for being pawns of Trump. It’s the entire story, the “before & after”, that tells you what kind of idiot this “mayor” really is.

      Stick around.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Obviously someone has the “goods” on him.

    • Combat Historian says:

      Makes me wonder if the “goods” are similar to those belonging to the previous Portland mayor Sam Adams…

  3. E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

  4. Anonymous says:

    Naw, really?! Da last one to know.

  5. Hondo says:

    So, Mr. Mayor: a protest that turns violent and starts damaging/destroying public and private property and endangering people is a riot?

    No sh!t. Always has been, always will be.

    I’m glad to see you only needed 2+ months to figure that out.

  6. Old tanker says:

    You can be the only reason he changed his stance from open support to condemnation was instructions from the dem national hq. They finally caught on that seeing democrat liberal politics in action (a mental disorder BTW) has a negative connotation towards keeping them in power. IN other words this stupidity has shown other parts of the country how damaging having the letter D in power can be.

  7. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    I work with someone (liberal) that lives over in the Portland area – he told me that he went into the downtown area a couple of weeks ago and said it looked like a war-zone with the graffiti and burned out/burglarized businesses in the downtown area. He was convinced that anyone still open for business in that area are looking to either close up or move out and that he wasn’t sure if the downtown area would ever recover.

    You wouldn’t catch me dead in Downtown PDX… Wheeler and his fellow city council members have taken it beyond third world shithole status (if that was ever possible).

    Wheeler probably made the statement after seeing his polling numbers take a dive – he’s up for reelection this year and his opponent is a member of the city council that announced “I AM ANTIFA” recently.

  8. Did anyone here about the “Peaceful” protesters trying to block the doors of the Police Station and tried to set the interior of the building on fire while it was occupied by the LEO’s??? heard it mentioned this morning on WFTL 850AM radio.

  9. 31BSFC says:

    WTF? Isn’t it time to use deadly force…trying to burn police alive again WTF? These soyboy, limpwristed a quit a bitches will all run and hide at the first body hits the ground

    • I had to be NYS qualified to carry a handgun on my job and the Penal code had the use of deadly force was justified in the case of someone throwing a flammable product into a dwelling. We had to learn the acronyms on deadly force like rape, armed robbery, sodomy and others which I can’t remember. Should have saved all that info.

  10. Stacy0311 says:

    Did they show up at his house to “peacefully” protest? That’s what usually leads to a change of view