When I checked my phone in a hotel room in another state on Wednesday morning I was shocked by the post by Deanna Fisher explaining that Donald J. Trump had pulled out a victory against all the odds, and the polls to win #Election2016. What has shocked me further has been the epic temper tantrums thrown by the left in the days following the election. We have seen violence break out across the country in the past three days.
Violence first broke out in Oakland and Los Angeles.
Then NYC lefties joined the party.
And then, wait for it, Portland Oregon did what only it can do best when its Police Bureau and Mayor allowed protesters to close down I-5 running through the city. Portland Police Bureau actually HELPED the protesters shut down the highway.
You can view the progression of the melee here on the Portland Police Bureau. As explained by a local weekly paper the city leaders “felt their pain”:
“This simply doesn’t happen. In the years that protestors (sic), inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, have been regularly marching to the streets, Portland police have most often stopped at nothing to prevent crowds from entering I-5. Typically that involves tense standoffs with riot cops.
But as Portland leaders like Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Amanda Fritz made plain their absolute anguish over Trump’s victory today, officials appear to have taken a more permissive stand.”
This kind of insanity will lead to violence if left unchecked, as the people of Seattle found out Wednesday night when five people were shot near an Anti-Trump protest in that city. Portlanders learned a similar lesson in their own city when the protests turned violent Thursday night with Black Block Anarchists breaking out the windshields of cars in a dealership parking lot. Because screw Democracy-or something.
And if you think that anything improved last night, you would be wrong. Once again the protesters took downtown Portland hostage and faced off with the police who did nothing other than stand in front of them at times and tell them via bullhorn where they were allowed to move. Protesters could be seen and heard for blocks chanting such brilliant slogans as “I don’t see no riot here, take off your riot gear!” and “Eff Donald Trump!” as they moved throughout downtown with rookie reporters in tow. If you think that all of this could not possibly be an instance of spontaneous protests breaking out against the President elect-you would be correct. As a reporter who lived in Portland for years, Victoria Taft, has found out-this was just the professional protester class once again. Evidently the ones who smashed up the city on Thursday night were backed by a coordinated effort across the country backed by groups like $15 Now, Occupy Wall Street and the AFL-CIO. The following ad was posted on Portland’s Craigslist Jobs board.
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“The shooting appears to be the only one reported at an anti-Trump protest nationwide. More than 225 people have been arrested at demonstrations in various cities, the Washington Post reported. Most demonstrations across the country have remained peaceful, but some violence has been reported, the Post said. In Oakland, California, protesters reportedly threw rocks and fireworks at police officers, injuring three. “