Over the weekend, rabid leftists harassed two prominent conservatives in a continuation of a trend that started with Sarah Sanders and the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia.
After being encouraged to keep protesting, harassing, and making public life uncomfortable for Republicans, Trump administration staffers, and supporters of the president, leftists took it upon themselves to shun both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in two separate incidents on Saturday.
We’re sure Bannon and McConnell send Maxine Waters their heartfelt thanks.
In the first and more highly-publicized incident, a group of immigration protesters confronted McConnell in Louisville, where the top Senate Republican was out to lunch with local Kentucky Republican Jonathan Shell.
“Where are the children?” yelled one ridiculous protester. “Where are the babies, Mitch?”
This is, we assume, a reference to the family separation deal at the border that the mainstream media has been making a mountain out of in recent weeks. The protesters were also chanting and carrying signs that read, “Abolish ICE,” proving that these leftists will hop on any bandwagon, no matter how nonsensical it might be.
A video of the encounter was published by the Louisville Courier-Journal. In one disturbing exchange, one of the protesters actually calls out to McConnell: “We know where you live.” Which shows you once again that these leftists aren’t just pig-stupid, they are also dangerously unhinged. And it also shows you once again why it’s an extremely unwise idea to encourage them if you’re a public official like Maxine Waters.
Of course, if we wait around for Maxine Waters to demonstrate some wisdom, we might be waiting a while.
The scene was quieter over in a Richmond, Virginia bookstore, where a solitary idiot confronted Bannon.
Nick Cooke, who owns Black Swan Books, said Bannon was “simply standing, minding his own business” when an unhinged woman confronted him, began yelling at him, and calling him a “piece of trash.” Cooke warned the woman that he would call the police if she did not leave and he was ultimately forced to do so. He told the local paper that he canceled the call after the woman finally left of her own volition.
“We are a bookshop. Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening,” Cooke said.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It’s only a matter of time before these personal protests turn into something much uglier than sign-waving and name-calling. Democrats have a responsibility to quell the anger they are stoking, and the media needs to take a clearer moral position on what it an obvious threat to the safety of our public officials. If the situation were reversed and conservatives were screaming down Democrats, you can bet they would.