Portland is falling apart at its seams. For six straight weeks, they have had civil unrest in the streets – complete with murders and other forms of violence. It’s clear that the mayor, Ted Wheeler, cannot get it under control on his own.
Apparently, he likes the murders. He likes being the laughing stock of the country.
The Department of Homeland Security has reached out to Mayor Ted Wheeler to offer up their help to curb some of the violent demonstrations.
The Democratic Mayor, rather than accepting defeat and asking for help, has chosen to stomp his feet and throw a bit of a temper tantrum. He tweeted about their offer, saying that the city doesn’t “need or want their help.”
You don’t need help? Some of your citizens are likely to disagree with you there. The city is an absolute train wreck. And clearly, you can’t get the job done on your own. But, that’s right, you like the violent demonstrations. Perhaps you’re bathing in the blood of conservatives at night.
Wheeler said that he didn’t want the help of DHS personnel because of their “life-threatening tactics.” This shows how out of touch the mayor is with what’s going on in his own city. The demonstrations have been going on for weeks – and are getting increasingly more violent. An estimated $23 million in damage has already been created – but Wheeler doesn’t want the help.
Wait until Wheeler has to finally clean it all up. That’s when he’ll want the help of the federal government.
Meanwhile, federal agents, including some from the DHS, have already been in Portland to help protect some of the buildings. However, many were met with resistance – and one was struck in the head with a hammer. Yet, Mayor Wheeler is still insisting that the protests are peaceful and that he doesn’t want the help of the DHS.
How is it possible that that DHS could use any more violence than what the protesters are already using?
Ted Wheeler is the epitome of a liberal, mad with power. He thinks that he’s going to get the demonstrations taken care of on his own – yet they’ve been going on week after week. He had the audacity to tell DHS officials to stay inside or to leave the city – and in the next breath, asked them to clean up the graffiti on the federal facilities found locally.
Wheeler needs a reality check. DHS officials aren’t there to clean up the graffiti. If he had full control over the city like he claims to have, there wouldn’t be any graffiti.
There have been demonstrators clashing with the local police, refusing to vacate the streets. They’re throwing whatever they can get their hands on at the police – rocks, bottles, and ball bearings. Officers have had to don riot gear just to deal with all that’s happening in Portland.
The Portland Police have tweeted videos to show that the riots aren’t as peaceful as the mayor wants to portray them as being. The police have made lawful orders to disperse – and yet the protesters stay. So, now, arrests are being made for hurling objects at the officers.
It seems that Wheeler may be hoping and praying for his city to turn into the next CHOP zone of Seattle. Maybe he wants to see the death count get as high as what’s happening in New York or Chicago.
Wheeler seems to want to let the city be torn apart as a way to prove a point. If he doesn’t want the DHS in there using their “life-threatening” tactics, he may want to take a good look at what the protesters are doing. They’re threatening the lives of every cop trying to bring order and peace into the city.
If this is a publicity stunt for the city of Portland, it’s working – everyone has publicly decided they don’t want to visit. Just give it another $25 million in destruction before Wheeler realizes he needs to ask for help.