There’s an old expression that goes: Not in my backyard.
This is like the ultimate expression of that.
Left wing protesters in Portland, Oregon were setting up an ‘autonomous zone’ like the one in Seattle. But it got shut down when it got a little too close to the home of the mayor.
As Twitchy reported earlier, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had the cops clear out an “autonomous zone” that a mob just happened to be building in his neighborhood. Wheeler might be the biggest squish of a mayor after Seattle’s Jenny Durkan, but he wasn’t about to become a resident of an autonomous zone built by extremists outside his condo.
Both the Associated Press and fact-checking site Snopes have declared that Seattle’s Capitol Hill Ongoing Protest, or CHOP, is festive and has a carnival-like atmosphere, even though the local warlord can be seen on Facebook Live handing out AR-15s from the trunk of his car. If you believe right-wingers like President Trump, you’d think it was a mob that had armed members checking people at the border and shaking down local businesses.
Here’s the mayor explaining his position:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 18, 2020
It's funny how the mayor of Portland suddenly believes in law and order when it has an impact on his personal life.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) June 18, 2020
How interesting that everything is different when it might affect the Democrat mayor.
Portland Police are moving in on protesters in the “Patrick Kimmons autonomous zone,” which is reportedly outside Mayor Wheeler’s residence. They’ve called it a civil disturbance and asked people to stay inside. pic.twitter.com/LwAKogsKzM
— Elise Haas (@EliseKOIN) June 18, 2020
Amazing how motivated Mayors get when the "protestors" get too close to their world.
— Daryl "3920" Tremblay (@DarylT) June 18, 2020
Law and order for me but not for thee.