Thugs Come for McConnell and Pelosi
Thugs Come for McConnell and Pelosi
Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao felt leftwing rage in a restaurant on Friday night. They were dining at Havana Rumba in Louisville, KY — McConnell’s home state — when a small group of thugs approached the senator.
One of them began screaming at McConnell to “get out of here” and to “leave the entire country.”
Right. Like a sitting US senator is going to get up, look the thug in the eye, and say, “You know what? That’s a splendid idea! I’ll start packing tonight!”
Credit: Olichel at pixabay.com.
Not only did McConnell’s tormentor scream at him and accuse him of ‘killing people,’ he also took the senator’s to-go box and threw it into the street.
I don’t know about you, but the last person I saw throw food around was my granddaughter, who is not quite two years old.
But other restaurant patrons didn’t appreciate the thug’s tantrums and told him to leave McConnell alone. This was Kentucky, after all, Mitch McConnell’s home turf.
Some of the confrontation was recorded by a diner and released by TMZ:
However, this wasn’t McConnell’s first encounter with left-wing punks. In July hecklers followed him to his car as he left a restaurant, and earlier this month hooligans hounded him at Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC, over his Kavanaugh support.
Ah, but sadly, thugs don’t just operate in the left-wing sphere. They exist on the far right as well, as evidenced a few days ago when Rep. Nancy Pelosi made a campaign stop in Florida. These guys aren’t genteel tea party types.
Mob rushes Nancy Pelosi on her way into a campaign stop calling her a "F**king communist!"
Security had to hold back the anti-communism protesters as a frightened Pelosi was rushed into a doorway.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 19, 2018
Now some might say that “well, they started it!” After all, wasn’t it Maxine Waters who charged her hot-under-the-collar followers to harass Trump administration officials? And hasn’t Antifa promoted violence on streets and campuses for the past couple of years?
In the words of Billy Joel, “We didn’t start the fire!”
Well, yes. But I keep hearing voices on social media and on news broadcasts warning that ‘someone is going to get hurt.’
Actually someone did get hurt. Remember how a left-wing maniac shot up a Republican baseball practice in 2017 and nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise?
Which is undoubtedly why Scalise quickly condemned the mob screaming obscenities at Nancy Pelosi:
“I don’t agree with Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, but this is absolutely the wrong way to express those disagreements. If you want to stop her policies, don’t threaten her, VOTE! That’s how we settle our differences.”
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch agreed:
“This is a mob. People, don’t match the progressive behavior you’ve seen in viral videos. It’s unacceptable either way.”
And one Twitter user noticed one major difference between Right and Left when it comes to thuggery:
Here it is. It took less than 24 hours for Republicans to disavow the mob going after Pelosi.
Take notes, Democrats. This is how it’s done. https://t.co/hgQjHuGmZN
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 20, 2018
So when are major leaders from the Democratic party going to step up and condemn these stunts? The answer is: they won’t. Instead we see Maxine Waters and former Attorney General Eric Holder doubling down on their comments to harass Republicans.
I think we’ll be seeing more conservative leaders harassed by thugs from the far left, especially if the midterms don’t exactly go their way.
Featured image cropped; from Olichel at pixabay.com.