Thursday, September 14, 2023

Oregon, My Oregon

Vicky Taft at PJM informs us The Mayor of Antifastan, Portland's Ted Wheeler, Will Not Run for Re-election

Portland’s Ted Wheeler has announced he no longer wishes to be Mayor of Antifastan. Wednesday, the Portland Mayor told a distracted public, who no longer feels safe in his downtown and can’t afford gas and groceries, that he would not seek re-election. They knew what the rest of us knew: Wheeler left Portland’s City Hall a long time ago.

Wheeler’s grasp of common sense became untethered soon after his election in 2016. He handed over con of the “Portanic” to his left flank, and never looked back to see the flotsam and jetsam left in their wake.

Now that he’s helped destroy his city, he’s leaving.
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One Oregonian messaged me to say, “It doesn’t matter who they pick [next]. Everyone who has been mayor over the last 20 years has come from the exact same ideology. We would be in the exact same spot had other people won each of the last 5 races.” He went on, “If Portlanders had had any self-respect they would have tarred & feathered that jackass, strapped him to a heavy log, and dumped him in the river a long time ago.”

For a while there, the former state treasurer and Multnomah County Chair gave normal Oregonians hope he’d turn the city back from its dysfunctional and autocratic ways. But, coming in at the same time as Donald Trump, Wheeler, overwhelmed with Trump Derangement Syndrome, forgot his job and turned into someone with the emotional IQ of a college freshman.

Wheeler will be Portland’s mayor through 2024 and leaves behind a desolate downtown, angry business owners, overtaxed citizens, and a reputation for ruining a lovely little city.

They vote poorly. 

1 comment:

  1. I love it, Portlanders are getting "exactly" what they deserve. F#ck Antifa.