August 30, 2020

The Portland mayor blames Trump for the violence and murder in his town.


ADDED: An occasion for Trump to say "Tone down the language":

ALSO: "I got white-people shit to do in there!"

PLUS: "Some kind of musical gathering":

53 comments:

mikee said...

You can't fool enough of the people all the time to get away with BS this sticky, smelly and ripe for return to its sender.

Doug said...

Portland voters deserved him.

rehajm said...

I hope this is the expectation the public will buy anything MSCNNBC media makes up. Otherwise that man's trailer wires are crossed...

Lem said...

The democrats keep putting themselves in positions to help Trump with swing voters.

It's uncanny.

I remember when it was the republicans constantly shooting themselves in the foot.

DavidUW said...

Sure ted.

doctrev said...

"but but but let's work together. Wouldn't that be a message?"

The slimy feeb in Portland keeps trying to pass the buck, but he's too stupid to realize that if you push out every lie at once, none can gain traction. You can't demand partnership even as you repeat BidenLies about "fine people," and eventually the President will shut this down with arrests against the Antifa leaders in Portland. And hopefully Wheeler himself will be dangling from a streetlight... as he tries to put up Christmas decorations, because it's the only job he can get.

The Bergall said...

This has passed the mark of surreal

Chris Lopes said...

I don't like Trump. I didn't vote for him last time and I won't (going 3rd party) this time. That being said, the mayor is trying to lay blame for his own screw up. His city, his policies. Trump is actually blameless on this one.

Sam L. said...

Heh, Mr. TRUMP holds all the strings on Ted Wheeler. Tell me another one, you fool!

Sebastian said...

OMFG.

I know it's ABT for prog, but you'd think Ted has got to be a tad pathetic even for them, no?

Lem said...

I think they both, Trump and the mayor, tweeted the letter asking the mayor to ask for federal help, and the mayor's letter rejecting the federal request.

Is he competing with de Blasio in a race for the worst mayor of 2020?

Rabel said...

Strikingly similar to Biden's statement.

rcocean said...

Wheeler is a liar and responsible for all the death and destruction going on in Portland for almost 60 days. He starts out by saying trump has been racist toward black people and sexist toward women for 4 years. What a liar. he knows its a lie, but he says it anyway. And BTW, there are almost no Black people in Portland. its the whitest major city in the USA. I doubt wheeler has one black personal friend or knows any outside of work except for his butler or nanny.

And he than goes for 90 seconds attacking trump using every standard MSNBC cliche. He doesn't care about the people of Portland, Wheeler's just doing his political bit in the coordinated Democrat Propaganda attack on Trump. Trump's responsible for the Violence and deaths in Portland and other Democrat run states and Cities!

Again, Wheeler doesn't give a shit about people dying and being injured in his Portland. He does want to help Biden. that's what this talk was all about.

Chris Lopes said...

"Is he competing with de Blasio in a race for the worst mayor of 2020?

That's a highly competitive field.

rcocean said...

Go read his letter to Trump denying he needed help. Its full of insults. Wheeler should be on CNN co-hosting with Don Lemmon, not being a Mayor in charge of city that's being torn apart by violence and riots. He's nasty,lying, clown.

Lets see if the people of Portland keep applauding him.

Jupiter said...

Ted would like to go back to his apartment, but a bunch of Trump supporters have occupied it.

eddie willers said...

I don't like Trump. I didn't vote for him last time and I won't (going 3rd party) this time.

Grow up. There's only two parties. Pick the one closest to your beliefs.

Ambrose said...

Of course he does

Unknown said...

Wheeler talks about dialog but when he tried to talk the mob he almost got assaulted and now they are harassing him at his home. He is so dense he doesn't get it that they hate him too.

The only thing they can point to with trump is that he doesn't support open borders. A country with no borders is not a country. Sorry John Lennon, "imagine" is just a load of horseshit. With no religion and no country and no army you just get anarchy.

mezzrow said...

When confronted with his options, it seems that a combination of blame shifting and attacking Trump looked like a win-win. Watching this was painful not merely due to the verbiage, but to the palpable sense of failure and inadequacy this man projects.

I'm sure he could use a good night's sleep.

To date, Trump has been remarkably lucky in his enemies. This looks like it will continue, but as always I could be wrong.

Temujin said...

Feckless does not even begin to describe Ted Wheeler. DeBlasio is a horrible Mayor, but he's doing what his personal philosophy tells him to do. He's a socialist and he's running New York into the ground by being a Socialist. Ted Wheeler is just simply incompetent on such a massive scale that it's hard to put it into words. His personal philosophy seems to have been pulled from children's stories. His city is done. Businesses, large and small, are queuing up to leave Portland. The productive are moving out of the city, or out of the state. They are going away and will not be coming back. The Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, and the Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, live in a fantasy world which is coming crashing down around their head. Hell- the protestors were in Wheeler's condo building a night ago. And weeks ago when he went out among them, they insulted him and basically told him to go home. And he did.

He can point to Trump, or not. It does not matter. Portland is a disaster, and that's the reality. Brown & Wheeler believe in their political party above their citizenry, the state, or the country. What a disaster.

Kay said...

I’m sure a lot of young people go to protests because they think it’s fun. And it probably is. The band reminds of Nirvana around the time of their first album. The audience seems to be having a blast.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

What "white people shit" is that guy referring to?

It's a residence. I assume the "white people shit" done in homes involves eating, cooking, sleeping, watching TV, lounging around....I always figured it was not that different from what black and brown people do in their homes.

I think the divide is "normal people shit" vs. "radical psychopath shit" and this dude wants to do the radical psychopath shit. Because normal people do not harass others in their homes, or loot, or vandalize and smash stuff up.

Not Sure said...

¿Quien es mas macho: Ted Wheeler o Vicky Osterweil?

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

However, Wheeler deserves to be harassed at his home. Too bad for the rest of the residents in the building.

Bunkypotatohead said...

It's hard to believe the TV show Portlandia only ended 2 years ago.
The city seems to have devolved into an idiocracy in just that short period of time.

Vonnegan said...

There were folks on Twitter earlier today complimenting Ted by saying his speech blaming Trump made him sound like Beto. I don't have any idea what to do with people who think this way. Beto = compliment is a bridge too far for me.

Drago said...

According to the Althouse lefties, this is like watching US troops in 1944 preparing to invade Normandy.

Zach said...

It's very difficult to take vigorous action on a single issue while also distancing yourself from other people who want to take vigorous action on the same issue.

Wheeler would be wiser to accept that politics sometimes makes for strange bedfellows rather than triangulate and try to find just the amount of policing necessary to stop nightly riots.

Bay Area Guy said...

Mayor Ted Wheeler (Democrat) is a liar. He allowed his city to burn for 90 days, and is now falsely trying to blame Trump. Liar.

bagoh20 said...

So why aren't the sane residents of Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and NY calling for a recall of these feckless mayors? And aren't these mayors the perfect people to be called "feckless". That word was invented for people like them.

Mr. Majestyk said...

The "dancing" was cringe-inducing.

Narayanan said...

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...
However, Wheeler deserves to be harassed at his home. Too bad for the rest of the residents in the building.
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if they have condo committee and brain cells - they can eject him and then post facto vote for it till weeks later - will need to be by mail with social distancing.

Narayanan said...

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...
What "white people shit" is that guy referring to?
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putting on pajamas???? and chocolate drink?????

bagoh20 said...

" There's only two parties. Pick the one closest to your beliefs."

Or the one less likely to get you or your fellow Americans killed, robbed, or burned out. A third party vote this year is morally indefensible. Imagine being a Portland voter and voting for Wheeler after this year, or voting against his opponent. It's like that.

todd galle said...

All right, I'm going there...where are all deaf folks? Why have an interpreter for every speech, especially down to the municipal level? What ever happened to Closed Captioning? I'm basically blind, but there's nobody but my wife to assist when I walk into a wall or trip over just about anything on the floor really. My neighbor growing up (in the 70s) was deaf, we figured each other out quite easily. He and I would sit in the street (OK it was a cul de sac) with a telescope and look at the stars, and he could say in a motion and a grunt enough for me to fully comprehend his idea, just as he could understand me with my bizarre hand waving. It just worked. I think that might be what's wrong with us, we can't sit out in our front yards and communicate anymore even when we speak the same language, even with my hand waving.

GingerBeer said...

"...White people shit..." Like what, scrapbooking? Collecting North Face jackets? Willful submission to a violent mob?

bagoh20 said...

If a mayor in one of these disaster areas accepts help from Trump they are deciding that they would rather help Trump a little to win than have their own city burned to ground? What Democrats will make that deal for the safety of their own people. If they don't, how could you possibly support them against anybody. If they haven't already, how much do they care about the people who live and work in that city, their families, and their futures? They are sacrificing you big time for a small political gain that will likely backfire. You are insignificant to them unless you are rioting.

The Godfather said...

The riots (aka "protests") have been going on for 3 months. In our federal system, maintenance of law and order is primarily a State and local government responsibility. What have you done, Mr. Mayor, to end the riots in your city? How's that working out for you?

cronus titan said...

Wheeler is done and he knows it. Might as well go down swinging.

Original Mike said...

"I got white-people shit to do in there!"

Racist.

bagoh20 said...

" Why have an interpreter for every speech...?"

It doesn't make any more sense in sign language. The deaf probably think it's just bad sign language.

"Honey, did he really say that?"
"Yep, I think he did. This means you gotta run the AR. I had to spend the suppressor money on extra ammo."



DanTheMan said...

Portland is burning because Trump said something mean about John McCain.

Boy, those McCain supporters sure hold a grudge.

hawkeyedjb said...

Ted Wheeler is popular in Portland. Why wouldn't he be? He's the mayor the majority of citizens want, for now. If he's replaced, it will be by someone more explicitly Antifa.

For now, Wheeler is giving the people what they want. If the violence wanes, he'll be out.

RichardJohnson said...

Chris Lopes said...
I don't like Trump. I didn't vote for him last time and I won't (going 3rd party) this time.

I started out as a Democrat. I voted 3rd party until I realized that a vote for a 3rd party was my least effective choice if I wanted a Democrat to be defeated. I, for one, want the party of senile Joe Biden, Antifa-enabling Ted Wheeler ( Mayor of Portland) SF DA Chesa Boudin, and Congresscritter AOC to go down in defeat.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

They look white.

Michael said...

I've known Ted Wheeler for five years. Nice guy. One you want to have a craft beer and discuss policy in generalities. That said, he's not a leader as shown by his performance these past three months. Frankly, that mob outside his condo terrifies him more than anything Trump has done. That's why the deflection. Ted Wheeler wants Antifa types to focus upon anyone but Ted Wheeler.

Professional lady said...

You have two choices - if you don't like either, vote for who you judge is the lesser of two evils and/or who least scares you. I've been doing that for a long time.

mtrobertslaw said...

That woman who seems to be beating her head against the pavement is just doing her part to push us all back to the pre-barbaric age.

mtrobertslaw said...

Re"some kind of musical gathering": That woman who seems to be beating her head against the pavement is just doing her part to push us all back to the pre-barbaric age.

daskol said...

1. encourage looting and rioting
2. blame it on Trump
3. win election!


These weasel motherfuckers are way worse than the underwear gnomes, because they do have a plan.

DanTheMan said...

>The mayor is trying to lay blame for his own screw up. His city, his policies.

"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

Well done, Mr. Lopes.

Jim at said...

If it's all Trump's fault, why isn't there murderous rioting going on in other Oregon cities?