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So Republicans, where are your arguments for 'state's rights' and local government control now?

You have Donald Trump and the head of DHS acting like jackbooted thugs, ready to deploy the Brownshirts... and all you can do is praise him because of 'liberals' and such.

Hypocrites.

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Strange phrase to say “law enforcement”

According to reports, DHS was preparing to send 150 paramilitary personnel

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Yeah, Trump is the most st*pid American. I can't believe anyone supports this clown.

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This man is waging a war against the democrats, liberals, minorities, immigrants, women, anyone who abides by science and rational thought rather following than following his personal selfcentered reality, when the war should be against COVID19.

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Trump called them cities run by the radical left.

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Trump just does not want to be elected in November is doing whatever he can to lose. Or, he is just a very ignorant human. I am not sure which.

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So Republicans, where are your arguments for 'state's rights' and local government control now?

I'll step up.

The US Gov should not be doing this.

The state governments should be.

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Correct. the state governments have been given more than enough opportunity to stop this.

Portland has been going on for what- 50 nights in a row? attacking and burning private and federal property.

How many more policemen will be injured?

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President Donald Trump threatened Monday to send more military-garbed law enforcement into US cities to quell anti-racism protests, 

LOL, that is an interesting phrasing to describe sending in law enforcement to stop rioters from burning down government buildings. Is this journalism or agitprop?

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That photo, he looks like his mummy just told him he has to finish his vegetables or he won’t get dessert. No one does prissy pout better.

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Someone needs to drop a bowl of mashed potatoes on his head (again).

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if local police were competent federal forces would not be required.

media likes to say "peaceful protesters" but in most cases these protesters are trespassing into gated communities, breaking into locked businesses and breaking curfew. All while local authorities watch.

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These unidentified thugs can be arrested under a citizens arrest, as they are unmarked. Technically the police can arrest them

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This is the new norm. The Trump norm. You had better get used to it because you are doing nothing from your keyboard. Vote Biden or get used to this.

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There's a theory that trump wants to sabotage himself so that he gets kicked out before the elections.

He wants to avoid the humiliation of an election rout and is desperate to get impeached.

Every action seems to validate this theory.

Pity the GOP is neutered and seems incapable of doing anything!!!

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Twitter is right again, this is being framed as an opportunity to elect Biden and Dems. who will call off their crazies, but only if elected.

The way the left talks about this, it feels like blackmail: "we know that our activists have gone a little crazy, we'll calm them down if you elect us."

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Trump just does not want to be elected in November is doing whatever he can to lose. 

Really? If thats the case hes going to be very dissapointed on election day.

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Post election also doesn't look too rosy for trump , businesses on the verge of bankruptcy, criminal investigations against him and his klansmen......

No wonder he looks so defensive.

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Well, Trump supporters, I have to give it to you - you were right....

You were right when you said we had to be worried about "Deep State government para-military forces" invading our cities and violating our civil liberties...the folks in the "black uniforms and black helicopters"...

Here they are in Portland, in plain sight for everyone to see...

And as you've reminded us time and time again, I'm sure you stand against these rogue forces taking away our Constitutional rights....

So, we'll be looking forward to reading your outrage and criticisms at Trump sending these "dark forces" into our cities...

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no, its just law enforcement officers, nothing to worry about if you arent breaking the law.

at Trump sending these "dark forces" into our cities...

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Trump is smart enough to know he isn't going to win in November so he seems intent on sowing even more division and making Biden's job as difficult as possible. The man is so out of his depth, it really isn't funny. When he is out of office he'll be tied up in litigation for the rest of his life.

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blacklabel -

so youre cool with secret police ?

no, its just law enforcement officers, nothing to worry about if you arent breaking the law.

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Yup, 2nd Amendment advocates and Libertarians are all about protecting themselves from a tyranical government, unless of course its tyrannical on the "far left".

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Trump just does not want to be elected in November is doing whatever he can to lose. Or, he is just a very ignorant human. I am not sure which.

That is probably why he will win.

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Strange phrase to say “law enforcement”

When "law enforcement" patrolling the streets of American cities are as heavily armed as the SEAL team that killed Bin Ladin, what you got there is a paramilitary force.

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Vote Biden or get used to this.

Should read vote Biden AND get used to this.

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It looks like Trump is adopting the Chinese government's strategy in Hong Kong.

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Bad things are going to happen of this continues.

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Their uniforms are clearly marked as federal law enforcement. Nothing secret about them, even Dems know who they are.

so youre cool with secret police ?

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Are they? I havent seen them shoot anyone. They of course need armor and helmets to protect themselves from the gifts of rocks, fireworks and bottles from the “peaceful protesters”

When "law enforcement" patrolling the streets of American cities are as heavily armed as the SEAL team that killed Bin Ladin, what you got there is a paramilitary force.

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My guess is that Trump is banking on a few cops getting shot to increase the divide.

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So Republicans, where are your arguments for 'state's rights' and local government control now?

When state leadership no longer represents the interests of their constituents, and allows chaos to prevail, they have effectively given over their authority, and as the POTUS, D. Trump has the right and the obligation to protect its citizens.

You have Donald Trump and the head of DHS acting like jackbooted thugs, ready to deploy the Brownshirts...

Grow up. Antifa, Black Lives Matter are no less than terrorists, destroying monuments, property and causing danger to citizens. They are not protesters, but anarchists.

The rule of law and order, must preside.

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Unreal watching the "gummint must stay away from mah freedoms" crowd heel-turn into "US citizens being beaten and disappeared by Federal troops is good actually" this quickly.

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why would federal law enforcement agents get shot? by whom? The "peaceful" protesters?

Again, these are clearly federal law enforcement agents and everyone knows it. no "Nazis", no Gestapo, no secret police, no paramilitary. It was clearly announced publicly who these law enforcement agents are.

My guess is that Trump is banking on a few cops getting shot to increase the divide.

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Are they? I havent seen them shoot anyone. They of course need armor and helmets to protect themselves from the gifts of rocks, fireworks and bottles from the “peaceful protesters”

And the assault rifles and armored vehicles? To deal with a crowd of mostly rowdy teenagers?

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Wasn’t it unmarked rental vans? You might want to recheck your narratives. Oh so now these people are just “rowdy teenagers”? How convenient.

And the assault rifles and armored vehicles? To deal with a crowd of mostly rowdy teenagers?

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Hey Trump people. Soon Trump will be calling on you to support him with violence. If he loses the election he will refuse to leave and he will count on his people to violently guard the WH in order for him to stay. If any Trump person is not willing to do this that means they are not a true Trump supporter. Get your guns ready. Trump will be calling you up soon to support him with arms. Stay tuned on Hannity or One America Network.

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@blacklabel

masked, camouflaged individuals with generic "police" patches - no badge numbers, no names

nah, nothing secretive about that

Their uniforms are clearly marked as federal law enforcement. Nothing secret about them,

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Peaceful protestors in Portland have also been attacked by the fed troops. Watched some interviews this morning.The fed troops are driving around in unmarked vans and illegally detaining people according to a report by Oregon Public Broadcast.

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Since African-American man George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, sparking nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, Trump has sought to paint the demonstrators as radical leftists intent on destroying the country.

Which they are ! Clearly !

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Wasn’t it unmarked rental vans? You might want to recheck your narratives. Oh so now these people are just “rowdy teenagers”? How convenient.

Oh right, in that specific incident it was an unmarked van. My mistake.

Anyway, let me see if I get your logic straight:

Wearing face masks = horrible affront to liberty and the constitution!

Federal agents in combat gear patrolling America's streets and throwing people into unmarked vans = no problemo!

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Again, these are clearly federal law enforcement agents and everyone knows it. no "Nazis", no Gestapo, no secret police, no paramilitary. It was clearly announced publicly who these law enforcement agents are.

Wow, and we get another huge flip-flop from the far-right "anti-government" crowd....

After raging and ranting that the "gubment" was coming for their weapons, Confederate flags, and toilet paper, and vowing to defend their homes to the death and repel this rogue hoard with their arsenal of guns...

They now welcome them with open arms as they crush Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and haul citizens away to undisclosed locations depriving them of their due rights...

I guess secret government para-military gangs are OK as long as they aren't hauling away guns, flags or TP...

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Mr. Trump pretty much undercut any legal argument his administration's attorneys can make to justify using Border Patrol to engage in law enforcement in US cities when their mayors and governors have expressly said they do not want them there. His boasting that he will send Federal forces into Democratic run cities for the reasons he states, mayors are "far left", etc., is clearly and publicly an effort to use Federal forces to suppress the citizens of cities who's citizens and leaders are his political adversaries. It is essentially mass punishment. There are no objective criteria for sending Federal forces to a given city and doing so over the stated objections of state and local leadership will probably go down in flames in court. The Federal government has no right to usurp local authority in this manner. The leaders of Portland are trying to use the absolute minimum amount of force to bring the protests under control. Border Patrol is using maximum force to agitate the crowd instead of trying to diffuse the situation and blaming the resulting violence on the leaders of Portland. Maybe Mr. Trump thinks he is being clever but his motives are transparent and most of us can see him for the incipent tyrant that he is. It would not surprise me if Border Patrol tried to declare curfews and even martial law in some cities before the election in November.

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Putin and Xi Jinping must be very happy with Trump’s presidency. He is helping them with his divisive use of storm troopers in Portland.

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Legitimate Federal law enforcement is fine.no one is being taken to gulags by secret police. Why must you always misinform?

I guess secret government para-military gangs are OK

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i kept thinking he is a spy working for russia, with all the things he did to america nothing good but harm.

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Seems like a good idea.

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Flip, flop, flap.

Shuffle, rinse and repeat.

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I guess secret government para-military gangs are OK

Legitimate Federal law enforcement is fine.no one is being taken to gulags by secret police. Why must you always misinform?

And that huge sound you hear is the giant spatula going "FLIP".....

Just like last week; "wearing masks is Anti-American" - this week; "wearing masks is patriotic"....

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Why do police have to wear tropical jungle uniforms in concrete jungles?

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Dessert Tortoise summed up everything precisely in his 12:09 p.m. post. Well said!

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Land of the Free though, right?

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The stormtroopers attacked a 75 year old Navy veteran , who wasn't even demonstrating.

They broke his arm, pepper sprayed him without provocation.

That flushes trump and his racist followers argument about 'Marxists, left wing radicals .....

trump is so flustered with things falling apart, he wants to fall back on the old dictatorial ploy, crush all opposition!!!!

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The leaders of Portland are trying to use the absolute minimum amount of force to bring the protests under control.

Yeah sure it's been working all along right ! That's what these anarchists understand isn't it.

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they don't wear a badge, they have no honour. There is no limit of how far down supporters of tyranny will go.

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Fuggedaboutit, trump is outta here come November.

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@justasking

Yeah, Trump is the most st*pid American. I can't believe anyone supports this clown.

I agree, except you could fix the first sentence a bit: The most st*pid and dangerous living being.

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I'm not a Trump supporter and this is probably politically incorrect for me to say, but if my home or business was in the direct path of a Black Lives Matter mob, then I'd welcome federal officers on my street to prevent my home or business from being looted and burned down by these hooligans.

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According to reports, DHS was preparing to send 150 paramilitary personnel to Chicago after police there clashed with demonstrators seeking to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Separately, 63 people were shot and 12 killed over the weekend in ongoing gun violence, according to local media.

In record numbers, black people are being injured, and murdered, by black gangbangers in Chicago. The elected democrats running the city have clearly lost control of the city's safety. The mayor doesn't blame the actual perpetrators of these acts of violence for their acts of violence, she blames the police. Arrested rioters/protestors are being released without posting bail. Wouldn't want those rioters/protestors to miss the next day's violence.

Portland has been under siege from rioters/protestors for months. Burn and loot, loot and burn. The elected democrats in charge of the city have clearly lost control of the city's safety. But they aren't blaming the rioters/protestors for the violence that the rioters/protestors are creating. Elected democrats began by blaming the police, and now they are blaming the federal officers, for attempting to stop the rioting, burning, and looting. The Democrat Party is the party of anarchy, which is hoping to be led by Joe Biden, who appears to have suffered from a stroke.

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Scary that the baton guy could be any one of us, but for a flip of the universe's coin:

https://www.fox8live.com/2020/07/20/graphic-navy-vet-says-he-asked-federal-troops-portland-question-before-they-attacked-him/

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Not having read any of the comments above:

1.  Why "threatened"?  Isn't he doing what a President should to enforce the law?

2.  Why the view that he is somehow provoking the lawlessness?  surely all the looting and rioting and so on happened long before these "threats"?

Are citizens in these cities really happy with the current state of affairs?  Us sitting here in Japan may find it hard to comprehend what it is like living in such a violent and unsettled environment.

How exactly would a different President handle this better?  By apologizing?  Pulling down all the statues?  Letting the protestors carry on as they please?

5.  What are the political purposes referred to?  People can already see what is going on, so anyone who is anti the protests will already have made up their minds, no? 

Protecting property and lives and trying to impose some order is surely the job of the state and is being done for that reason.  

As for many of the anti Trump noises, they feel far more "political" to me.

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The president is being forced to act because the dem elected leaders of these states are in extreme dereliction of their duty. Sane people in Portland, for eg, are desperate for intervention.

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With Trump's unprecedented undercover operation, the likes of which nobody has ever seen before, to silence dissent, a right guaranteed by the US Constitution to put a check on arbitrary rule by decree, Americans must take this threat to their democracy more seriously than they have covid-19. The recent Fox interview revealed the other virus that has mutated into a sweaty orange blob with a furry ferret-like candy floss top that has been cutting a swathe through the country. The "death chart" is now in plain view on the desk where the buck stops.

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Vote Biden or get used to this.

Why do I have to vote for Biden? I swear people follow 2 parties like sheep and act like there are no other alternatives. Have you ever heard of Howie Hawkins or Jo Jorgensen? Of course not.

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Everyone needs to stop under-estimating him immediately. That is exactly how Hitler became dictator. Yes indeed, he was derided and chided in exactly the same way. He IS playing 4D chess after all. Everyone better wake up and realize that My New World Order is his favorite book. Who wrote it?

He is a sociopath. A megalomaniac. A narcissist. But stop thinking he is stupid, weak, lazy or unthinking. He knows how to act dumb to connect with his dumb base. And his dumb base may be dumb but they have skills and are useful idiots to him. He is like a black magician with a horde of zombies at his command. He is very dangerous. Take him seriously.

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In record numbers, black people are being injured, and murdered, by black gangbangers in Chicago. The elected democrats running the city have clearly lost control of the city's safety. The mayor doesn't blame the actual perpetrators of these acts of violence for their acts of violence, she blames the police.

Not just Chicago, NYC, L.A., Atlanta, Minneapolis and more are all going down the toilet. Somebody get me the stats that police have killed more black people than black people killing other black people. Black Lives Matter? huh Not even a cent was given to George Floyd's family from the hundrds of millions of $ donated. You can go see the interview with George Floyd's brother if you want with Fatman Scoop.

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@stormcrow

dig where yer coming from , but what if the federal officers are in unmarked cars, wearing masks and not displaying any identifying information , say like, their name, badge number, or department ?

I mean, I can go down the local market and buy a t-shirt that has "POLICE" screen printed on the back -- how would you tell the difference between me and the federal officers ?

if my home or business was in the direct path of a Black Lives Matter mob, then I'd welcome federal officers on my street to prevent my home or business from being looted and burned down by these hooligans.

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When state leadership no longer represents the interests of their constituents, and allows chaos to prevail, they have effectively given over their authority, and as the POTUS, D. Trump has the right and the obligation to protect its citizens.

Correct!

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"Law enforcement" in Portland is the business of the local authorities ("states' rights") while the national pandemic that has killed 140,000 and still counting is the responsibility of the federal government. That Trump has got his job *ss backwards is yet more proof (as if any reasonable person needed any more) of his fundamental unfitness for the highest office in the land.

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Let’s just see how the “Lame Duck” finally responds to the kind of trash that’s going on, after the next election. All you “Protestors” are going’s to finally get what’s coming to you.

Enjoy.

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Hey Trump people. Is there really a lot of fraud with mail-in voting? If so and Trump loses to the rigged election, what are you going to do about it? Biden will just be laughing in your face as he "scams" his way into the WH.

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Why do I have to vote for Biden?

Vote for Snoop Dogg 2020

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trump's presidency is going down the toilet and it will raise a big stink before disappearing .

He can use his friend Putin and Xi's methods all he wants, but the people are sick of his incompetence and will boot him out.

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VOTE this November!

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No one is scared. Not this American for sure, Biden is a different story. Krugman and McAlliffe don't want Biden debating Trump and I get it, it would be suicide for Biden and every Democrat knows it.

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Hey Trump people. Is there really a lot of fraud with mail-in voting?

Trump doesn't want American soldiers voting. Think about that. No one uses that system as much as U.S. soldiers.

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When the Feds start operating outside the law then it is time for the Police to arrest them. Doing so would get the crowds on their side for a change and it may quieten things down. Fed's without identification in unmarked cars could be anyone including criminals, the cops must protect the citizens against such lawless people.

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