White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was evicted from a Virginia restaurant recently because she works for President Trump, according to both Sanders and the restaurant’s owner. The owner of The Red Hen, a farm-to-table eatery in Lexington, said she kicked Sanders-- and seven of her family members-- out on “moral grounds.” Sanders confirmed the events on Twitter, saying: “Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
Tragically, Ms. Sanders, that may no longer be the best way to deal with the increasingly hateful, unhinged, intolerant left.
Sanders is just the latest member of the administration to be hounded out of a restaurant. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of an establishment in Washington, D.C., only days before Sanders was deported from her table at The Red Hen. A few weeks prior to that, Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator, was forced to flee a rooftop restaurant in Minneapolis after deranged progressives harassed and swore at her.
Notice that, in each of these instances, it was a woman who was abused and hounded out of the restaurant. Where is the outrage from women’s groups? Where is the #MeToo movement?
Unfortunately, that shouldn’t be surprising. Just as most Democratic leaders don’t give a rat’s ass about black folks, progressive women’s groups aren’t really about women, per se. If blacks don’t all think alike and cotton to the party line, they are harassed, not celebrated… or even tolerated. As Justice Clarence Thomas, Kanye West, and many others could tell you. Similarly, if women don’t believe in abortion, big government, or that Republicans are evil, they are not authentic. They are despised.
If you disagree with the left, you are not a person, you are a target.
So, it has come to this: in today’s America you can be kicked out of a restaurant for the crime of being conservative. Or Republican. If that’s the case, then surely you could be kicked out of one for being a Democrat, an Independent, a Libertarian, black, a Jew, a lesbian, Catholic, a free-trader, a businessman, or a thespian. For starters.
What’s next? Separate eateries based on your political views or personal beliefs? Segregation 2.0?
Food for thought.