Portland, Cont.

(H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D)

The 4th Reich continues to beat the crap outta of more good troublemakers:

“President Trump plans to deploy federal law enforcement to Chicago and threatened on Monday to send agents to other major cities — all controlled by Democrats.

“Governors and other officials reacted angrily to the president’s move, calling it an election-year ploy as they squared off over crime, civil liberties and local control that has spread from Portland, Ore., across the country.

“With camouflage-clad agents already sweeping through the streets of Portland, more units were poised to head to Chicago, and Mr. Trump suggested that he would follow suit in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and other urban centers. Governors and other officials compared his actions to authoritarianism and vowed to pursue legislation or lawsuits to stop him.”

Unidentified federal soldiers of some kind continue to attack peaceful protesters with tear gas, batons, and less-lethal ammunition (whatever that is), and throw people into unmarked vans, for a Pinochet-style Uber ride that Wee the Peeple are paying for.

These same unidentified federal agents gassed a group of moms(!) who had formed a linked-arm barricade around protesters, and were filmed beating a Navy veteran who was left with broken bones.

Our pals over at the essential  Electoral Vote blog have an interesting take:

“What’s happening in Portland has generated pushback and outrage from pretty much everyone who does not own a MAGA hat. If you need us to tell you what’s coming next, well, you haven’t been paying attention for the last three years. Given the “success” of the efforts in Portland, Chicago is now on deck. And Trump said on Monday that he expects Philadelphia and New York City will cracked down upon soon thereafter.

“There are some folks in the media who are rushing to call this “martial law” (see here, here, and here for examples). And it is understandable why folks might reach that conclusion, as giving soldiers/police near-unfettered power, and denying private citizens their constitutional rights (like the writ of habeas corpus) are pretty much the hallmarks of martial law. However, actual martial law requires vastly more manpower than the administration is deploying. A couple of hundred officers/soliders can certainly do a lot of damage, but they are not going to put the city of Chicago (population 2.7 million) under their thumb.

“What this really looks like, at least to us, is martial law kabuki theater. The White House wants to do just enough to communicate a “law and order” posture to the base, but not so much that there is a serious backlash, or that Republicans in Congress start to get skittish. In that way, it’s very much like the 40-mile border “wall” that Trump has built: just enough for the photo-op and some presidential bragging, but that’s it. It’s reprehensible, of course (forgive the editorializing), but the silver lining is that it is not nearly as bad as it could be.”

“It’s only a flesh wound”

Cold comfort to those people who have been hurt, but I think that their essential point is accurate. We still need to stop this cold and ensure that it never happens again. Keep calling your representatives and demand action.

The only way that this stops is if we make it stop.

 

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17 Responses to Portland, Cont.

  1. spotthedog says:

    Blatantly dictatorial, but yeah “not nearly as bad as it could be”, he could start throwing his nukes around I suppose.

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  2. Bruce388 says:

    It is theater except for those who have been injured and/or gassed. Same with the Ukrainian adventure. Lord Dampnut didn’t care if the Bidens were corrupt. He just wanted Ukraine to announce an investigation.

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    I just read today that the Portland Police Union had been in discussions with HHS over this. They didn’t inform the Chief of Police, the Mayor or the Governor of their plans.
    “Police Union”, called the feds? WTF? When did any union get that kind of power? What possible overseer is there for such an agency? Who do they answer to?
    It was bad, now it’s really intolerable.
    Fourth effin riche kind of crap.
    Seriously
    w3ski

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  5. He’s going to push and push and push until someone finally cracks and he gets the violent pushback tthat they’re fomenting. I expect the boogaloo bois to join in, possibly to stir up the shit.

    Then he has the actual civil disorder he wants to declare his “state of emergy” and do what John Yoo is egging him on to do, which is to go full authoritarian and send in the fucking troops.

    I don’t think there are any Republicans left who will stand up to him to say this is “a REALLY fucking bad idea”.

    Because if you want civil unrest that’ll make ’67 look like some folks holding up signs and singing “Kumbaya” this is how you get civil unrest that’ll make ’67 look like some folks holding up signs and singing “Kumbaya”

    If he can’t win, I fear he’ll burn the joint to the ground trying; at this point he’s surrounded himself with no one but his fellow bunker denizens; true believers all.

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  6. osirisopto says:

    I was informed by my lunch mate that all the cities Lord Damp Nut is targeting with his brownshirts have women as mayors.

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  7. MDavis says:

    “Governors and other officials compared his actions to authoritarianism and vowed to pursue legislation or lawsuits to stop him.”
    Jeez Louise, why don’t they just go all out and declare him ungenerous and inhospitable? Then they could refuse to let him try the shrimp puffs when the canapes are passed around.
    That’ll show him!

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  8. MDavis says:

    BTW – That Navy vet is schedule to be on Inside Edition and CNN Chris Cuomo tonight. I think hisname is Christopher David, twitter is @ Tazerface16 [sp – not sure of number]
    I hope he knows how to handle interviews, since he’s been picked to represent. (old white dude, ex-military – who could have predicted that?)

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  9. from his twitter he seems quite articulate and smart. https://twitter.com/Tazerface16/status/1285215412947267591

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  10. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    My apologies for posting links to my blog here. Honestly, I’m not pimping my blog with malice afore thought.

    I run an erratically occurring but frequent column I call, “Call Your MoC.” In it I list links to find the contact information for your MoC. If you need those links: https://wp.me/p7vabV-6ye

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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  11. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    Trump is all about pandering to his base and reacting. He lacks the executive functioning to actually plan or execute a plan. Maybe you’ve noticed.

    Somebody suggested this course to him ladled with ample praise and dressed up to seem his own idea. Coincidentally, they also had the plan of which troops to use as paramilitary.

    Trump may not be planning on extending this to real martial law, but that doesn’t mean Eric Prince or some other closeted Republican fascist isn’t scheming to.

    The silver lining is that Trump will back down from his most egregious plans: denying visas to international students and discontinuing visas for people here getting medical treatment. So, if we make enough noise and push back hard enough, he probably won’t continue. By we, I mean elected officials and media outlets. Calling and social mediaing them will help encourage the push back.

    Unfortunately, he had also shown that he, or someone in his circle, will look for other ways to achieve the same goals. Even if Trump withdraws his paramilitary force, it’ll likely show back up again.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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