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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:49 AM

Oregon GOP: Heavily armed militia lays siege to Oregon's Capitol as Senate Democrats cower in fear.

Heavily armed militia lays siege to Oregon's Capitol as Senate Democrats cower in fear. #orpol #orleg #capkillsjobs #hb2020 #Oregon11 #orcot






However...

Did @Oregon_GOP think nobody would notice?

Here's a side by side of "the heavily armed militia laying siege" outside the Capitol to prevent a vote on a climate change bill vs the actual timber industry workers calmly protesting logging restrictions.






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Reply Oregon GOP: Heavily armed militia lays siege to Oregon's Capitol as Senate Democrats cower in fear. (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2019 OP
TheBlackAdder Jun 2019 #1
Tom Rinaldo Jun 2019 #2
Nictuku Jun 2019 #7
pangaia Jun 2019 #16
Nictuku Jun 2019 #17
DBoon Jun 2019 #26
dalton99a Jun 2019 #8
SMC22307 Jun 2019 #25
RainCaster Jun 2019 #3
33taw Jun 2019 #4
Leghorn21 Jun 2019 #6
Initech Jun 2019 #5
Jake Stern Jun 2019 #9
happyaccident Jun 2019 #10
Marthe48 Jun 2019 #13
Downtown Hound Jun 2019 #11
drray23 Jun 2019 #27
Downtown Hound Jun 2019 #31
The Liberal Lion Jun 2019 #12
Kurt V. Jun 2019 #14
Cryptoad Jun 2019 #15
hunter Jun 2019 #18
trueblue2007 Jun 2019 #19
struggle4progress Jun 2019 #20
struggle4progress Jun 2019 #21
ck4829 Jun 2019 #24
struggle4progress Jun 2019 #22
struggle4progress Jun 2019 #23
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #28
Iliyah Jun 2019 #29
mn9driver Jun 2019 #30

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:53 AM

1. They are all bullshitters -- Shameless GOP bullshitters

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:59 AM

2. Here's what get's me

Regardless of how inaccurate their portrayal of events was, The Oregon State Republican Party is literally expressing support for the idea of a heavily armed militia laying siege to the state capital due to the actions of a duly elected majority of State representatives.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:41 AM

7. Exactly - This can NOT become the new normal!

This is scary shit.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:45 PM

16. "This can NOT become the new normal!"---- Of course it can.

And it will.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:50 PM

17. Maybe I should of said we can NOT allow it

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Response to pangaia (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:08 PM

26. "it Can Happen Here"

As Sinclair Lewis wrote in the 1930s

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:45 AM

8. +1

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:05 AM

3. Oregon's GOP is hiding out in Idaho - what are they afraid of?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:09 AM

4. I am confused by this.

Where are the militia protecting the GOP legislators? Are they in Idaho preventing the state police from bringing them back to Oregon?

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Response to 33taw (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:26 AM

6. It's a shot from a while back: peaceful loggers and truckers protesting logging restrictions

The Oregon Republican Party actually chose to tweet this.


And that pic is from a timber worker protest. No militia.


Omg the Oregon GOP is using a fake image -- these are actually *timber industry workers* protesting logging restrictions at the Capitol, not militia protesting a climate bill.



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:10 AM

5. Wow they are stupid.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:23 PM

9. It looks to me to be sarcasm

"Here's your 'heavily armed militia' hyuk, hyuk, hyuk"

They're trying to make the Dems look like spineless cowards hiding from loggers and such under the guise of fearing "heavily armed militias".

Sad thing is it looks like Dems fell for it.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:44 PM

10. Oathkeepers, 3% say they will use force to protect republicans

 

Should the Democratic party just ignore them? When you "trigger" someone in real life it could have real consequences. I'm not sure why democrats don't put it up for a vote. If it can't pass here then maybe we deserve to ride this climate change down into oblivion. This isn't about politics, it's about FUCKING SURVIVAL.

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Response to happyaccident (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:07 PM

13. Maybe cannibalism but air?

If the air is gone, there is no forbidden source anyone can tap.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:59 PM

11. The Dems didn't fall for anything

The State Police recommended the closing due to actual, verifiable threats made by a Republican state senator and right wing militias. This is just grandstanding by the right, doing what they always do: make threats of violence, and then try and pretend they were only joking and make anybody who reacts look like an idiot.

What we SHOULD NOT DO, is fall for that act once again. Call it for what it is, a form of terrorism.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:30 PM

27. what the state police should have done is their job.

which is setup a security perimeter around the senate and wait for those motherfuckers to show up if they dared.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:13 PM

31. I totally agree

But they have a long history of ignoring right wing violence.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:03 PM

12. Despite the obvious attempt at sarcasm by the reprehesible Repubicans of Oregon

this is just another example among the many that we have no working government. What we have is a party of lunatic nazi thugs and another party with the ill conceived belief that compromise is possible with the former. The GOP is not the opposition party, it is an enemy.

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:29 PM

14. +1 i often use *opposition party* in my replies. no more. Thanks for the correction.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:31 PM

15. How long before teh Law,,,

crack down on these Militia Groups???????They will do as long as the Law allows them without consequence !

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:36 PM

18. Unarmed Democratic grandmothers scare the shit out of heavily armed GOP militias.

That's the way the real world works.



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:41 PM

19. GOPigs are liars. i am so ashamed for my fellow oregonians. the GOPs should all be recalled

recall or impeach all the Oregon GOPigs

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:37 PM

20. GOP Senators Hide From Bill

By Cristina Cabrera
June 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Oregon’s state Republican party on Saturday and Sunday mocked state Senate Democrats for their concerns over a militia threat amid an ongoing partisan battle over a sweeping climate change bill.

“Heavily armed militia lays siege to Oregon’s Capitol as Senate Democrats cower in fear,” the party’s Twitter account snarked with a photo of regular-looking protesters in front of the capitol building.

Except one thing: That photo was taken on Wednesday, not Saturday, the day Democrats were warned that right-wing militias would arrive at the capitol building to protest the bill.

In response to the “credible threat,” the Democratic caucus decided to cancel Saturday’s session on the bill and meet on Sunday instead ...

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/oregon-gop-mock-democrats-militia-concerns

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:39 PM

21. Capitol Closed After Threats

By Ian Lovett
Updated June 22, 2019 8:28 pm ET

SALEM, Ore.—Law-enforcement officials closed the state Capitol on Saturday, following threats from militia groups that were made while a partisan showdown has halted all activity in the Oregon Senate.

“The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate president of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow,” read a text sent out to senators on Friday that was shared with The Wall Street Journal. “The Superintendent strongly recommends that no one come to the Capitol.”

Oregon State Police said Saturday they were monitoring threats and had closed the Capitol entirely.

“The safety of legislators, staff and citizen visitors could be compromised if certain threatened behaviors were realized,” said Tim Fox, a captain with the Oregon state police ...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oregon-capitol-closed-after-threats-from-militia-groups-11561240791

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:45 PM

24. Not Muslims, not MS-13, not immigrants, not the cartel, not Iran

Our fellow Americans.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:41 PM

22. Senate gavels in, gavels out Sunday

Connor Radnovich and Ben Botkin, Salem Statesman Journal
Published 9:51 a.m. PT June 23, 2019 | Updated 1:05 p.m. PT June 23, 2019

The Oregon Senate was unable to reach a quorum during their brief floor session Sunday morning as Republican senators continued their unexcused absence from the Capitol.

Democratic senators said Republicans have not returned their calls and even top lawmakers don't know where negotiations stand to bring Republicans back into the building.

“We don’t have any indication that they have plans to return at this point," Senate Democratic Leader Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, said. "Tomorrow is an actual work day and they need to come back to work."

Around 150 protesters showed up Sunday morning amid an unusually large police presence at the Capitol, one day after a scheduled floor session was canceled when Oregon State Police identified a credible threat from militia groups ...

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/23/oregon-senate-prepares-sunday-session-protesters-gather-capitol-salem-militia-three-percenters/1541013001/

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:42 PM

23. Oregon Senate Republicans a no-show at Sunday floor session

By Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/OregonLive

... “We’re not gonna get a quorum,” Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, said, before gaveling out until 10 a.m. Monday.

“We have 18,” Courtney said, referring to the Democrats assembled on the Senate floor, some wearing jeans and other casual clothes. “Everybody knows we need two more.”

Democrats need a quorum of 20 members to conduct business. Republicans walked out of the Capitol last week to block a scheduled vote on a controversial climate change bill, House Bill 2020, which would put a cap on greenhouse gas emissions in the state ...

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/06/oregon-senate-republicans-are-a-no-show-at-sunday-floor-session.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:32 PM

28. If you're going to make an OP like this, you really should explain better what's actually going on

This is a pretty complex situation where not many people are going to understand the ins and outs.

Just MHO

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:05 PM

29. Can Republican even tell the truth?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:07 PM

30. Did anyone expect anything different from the Party of Lies?

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