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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has to move after rioters show up at his door

The commie chickens come home to roost for Ted Wheeler.

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The word karma is used too much, especially on the left coast. Perhaps “poetic justice” or “nemesis unbound” would be better descriptions of a situation where a leftist gets an earned comeuppance. That happened to Portland, Oregon appeaser Mayor Ted Wheeler Monday night, as rioters who he has been encouraging turned their ire on him at his home. After you appease it with all your might, no fun when the revolution gets personal, eh, Ted?

As such, he’ll be leaving his condo soon. The Daily Oregonian put it this way, “In an email Tuesday from Wheeler to other residents of the 16-floor high-rise tower, the mayor said it would be ‘best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace’ that he finds a new home. He assured people that police are taking their safety concerns seriously and invited them to a Thursday evening meeting that will include himself and officers to voice their concerns.

“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” said Wheeler. ‘It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.’ The building has 114 units and retail space on the bottom floor. Wheeler bought his two-bedroom condo for $840,000 in 2017, according to Multnomah County property records… Demonstrators have gathered outside Wheeler’s condo building sporadically since mid-June — at least twice when he was not there. On Monday, Wheeler’s 58th birthday, some in a group of more than 200 graffitied and damaged the building and sidewalk and threw a burning bundle of newspapers into retail space in the building.”

Now, after the rioters went after Ted at his own home, his tune changed, “These acts range from stupid, to dangerous, to criminal,” Wheeler said. “The violence must stop. None of this should sit well with any thinking Portlander.”

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This is a man who has rebuffed President Trump time and time again when the he offered to help the appeaser mayor. This is a man who only shouted pieties and platitudes when anarchists took control of his city. This is a man who let businesses burn to suck up to his Bolshevik pals. He let his little anarchist friends destroy homes, as long as it wasn’t his. When it did become his, suddenly they should stop. It’s hard to conjure up sympathy for someone like that.

When the president was asked recently who was funding Antifa, he said this: “The money is coming from some very stupid rich people [who] have no idea that if their thing ever succeeded, which it won’t, they will be thrown to the wolves like you’ve never seen before.”

It is interesting that those who give the orders at Antifa or Black Lives Matter, whatever shadowy monstrosity they turn out to be, have already decided to throw the appeaser mayor to the wolves. The wolves themselves? They’re just fine with it. They like seeing fear in the eyes of men like Ted. It reminds them who’s in charge of the Democratic Party.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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