We were surprised and gratified this week to see even the Washington Post type up an editorial blasting the Red Hen and other liberal establishments for making Trump administration officials like Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller feel unwelcome in their restaurants. The Post rarely prints anything worth reading when it comes to this president, but at least they understand that this is a road that leads to utter American chaos.
Once you start advocating for business owners who refuse to serve people with whom they disagree politically, you’re opening the door to a country that none of us really want to inhabit. If you’re a liberal who thinks the Red Hen did the right thing, you lack the ability to wonder what you would think if the shoe was on the other foot. For a political ideology that considers itself SO empathetic, that’s a pretty striking blind spot.
Nonetheless, not all Democrats think that public shaming is the wrong approach. In fact, some of them – like Crazy Maxine Waters – think we should see more of it. In a speech this weekend, the California congresswoman went on one of her patented low-IQ rants against Trump and his aides, telling supporters that the president was “sacrificing our children” to his immigration policy.
Waters now apparently believes that illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America are “our children.”
But that was not her craziest pronouncement in the California sun this weekend. Waters not only made another call for Trump’s impeachment, she said that she fully supported the growing trend of his supporters and aides being kicked out of restaurants and bullied by mobs in the public arena.
“History will record while he tried to step on all of us, we kicked him in his rear and stepped on him,” she yelled. “If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants, who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’”
Over the past week, Sarah Sanders, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and White House communications adviser Stephen Miller have been bullied, harassed, and outright ejected from restaurants because of their proximity to the president. Waters does not see in this the breakdown of civil society; no, she thinks this is exactly the way Democrats should respond to an administration that doesn’t further the inane progressive agenda.
“And guess what?” she said. “We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on OUR side! On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable.”
Quite sure about that, are you, Congresswoman?
“And so, let’s stay the course,” she said. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Well, we’ll see where God stands on this issue when extremists like Waters get their way and whip up liberals into such a frenzy that they’re inspired to go well beyond protests, chants, and uptight restaurant managers. When you, day after day, week after week, tell your supporters that the government has been taken over by fascist Nazis who must be shunned from society, it’s only a matter of time before something truly tragic happens. And on that day, we are going to remember what Maxine Waters and others said to encourage the situation.