(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – While there’s been a lot that’s gone down in the year 2020 that is totally and utterly mind-blowing, perhaps one of the biggest shocks of the year has been watching Democratic leadership in major cities sit back and allow radical left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa burn businesses to the ground, commit acts of violence, and loot to their heart’s content.
We watched radicals take over an entire section of the city of Seattle for weeks on end, while the mayor of the city said it was going to be the “summer of love.” Yeah, a bunch of folks ended up getting killed in shootings. So much for that notion, huh?
As if that’s not wacky enough, Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler — who is a huge failure in every way — is now getting the pants beat off of him in the polls by a member of Antifa. Welcome to the absolute dumpster fire that is 2020.
Via Gateway Pundit:
You know you’re in Portland when the current mayor who has chased out countless businesses and allowed Antifa and BLM terrorists to destroy the city on a nightly basis for over four months straight is somehow not far enough to the left to appease the voter base.
National laughingstock Ted Wheeler is now trailing in the polls for his re-election. But not against a candidate that promises to crack down on the rioters, promote businesses, and actually fix the roads. No, of course not. He’s losing to a candidate that’s even further to the left than he is. Plucky upstart Sarah Iannarone, who is best known for declaring “I am Antifa”, now picks up 41% of the vote to Wheeler’s 30%.
Willamette Week reports:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler trails his challenger Sarah Iannarone by 11 points, according to a poll of likely voters conducted by DHM Research on behalf of the Portland Business Alliance.
Wheeler polled at 30% to Iannarone’s 41%, with the remaining 29% of surveyed voters split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%). It’s an especially notable result given that the poll was not conducted by either campaign, though PBA is supporting the mayor. (The poll has a four percentage point margin of error.)
The results are somewhat surprising given that Iannarone finished more than 20 points behind the mayor in the primary, in which Wheeler nearly received the 50% plus one of votes required to avert a runoff.
At the same time, Wheeler has faced intense criticism throughout the summer for his handling of protests and policing. And another recent poll, conducted on behalf of a City Hall police accountability measure, had Wheeler at 26% favorability, The Oregonian reported.
Iannarone was once spotted at an event wearing a skirt that featured several murderous communist dictators, including Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara.
Why in the world do leftists idolize these murderers? Communist dictators killed millions of people in a bid to prevent liberty from reigning in the people. All they wanted to do was hold all of the power, control, and money. Look how that has worked out for other nations around the world throughout history?
It makes no sense that individuals who are supposedly all about equality and preserving life would celebrate these leaders as heroes. Then again, it makes even less sense to say you want equality all the while you encourage others to murder their unborn children.
Her explanation for wearing said skirt?
What, let me guess; anyone to the right of Mao is a fascist in your narrow viewpoint.
— JGT (@The_Real_JGT) June 3, 2019
Educate yourself; fascism endangers us all. https://t.co/RGi4GAucy4
— sarah iannarone (she/her) (@sarahforpdx) June 3, 2019
Her communist supporters defended her:
That dress rules, thanks for sharing!
— The Conquest of Bats (@batposting) October 6, 2020
One guy attempted to laugh it off as a joke:
LOL do you really not notice the celebrity satirist and parody actor @revbillytalen as part of this event? Do you even know what parody and satire means? Lighten up a little.
— Michael Downey 🇺🇳 (@downey) October 5, 2020
Could you imagine the outrage if some conservative politician wore an outfit with pictures of Hitler and Pinochet, then claimed it was a joke?
Iannarone’s campaign manager is activist-turned-grifter Greg McKelvey, who previously headed up the election week protests-turned-riots back in 2016. Here she is with him:
McKelvey is a devout communist. Here’s a picture of him proudly wearing a hat with a communist logo:
Greg McKelvey was a delegate for Bernie Sanders. He identifies as an open communist & currently serves as VP on the black caucus for Oregon Democrats. He advocates for political violence, & was previously arrested & charged for allegedly kidnapping & strangling an underage girl. pic.twitter.com/VPbpPzEctJ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 15, 2020
It’s beyond disturbing to see that Iannarone is this far ahead in the polls, given she’s an absolutely diehard communist. Just imagine the havoc she could bring down on the city of Portland. Other communists around the country would be emboldened by her victory and come under the impression that America wants that style of government.
Not now. Not ever.
Communism has led to the unjust murder of untold millions of people. It’s a vile, evil system of governance that ignores the rules of reality and seeks to make people equal not by providing opportunities for all who want them, but only for those they deem worthy of them.
Here’s to hoping patriots continue to speak out against this horror show and fight to preserve our liberty at all costs, just like the amazing men who came before us over 200 years ago.