Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Althouse: "You leave my husband alone!"

[VIDEO] You know I don't blame Trump's secretary of transporation Elaine Chao. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and they faced off against some overzealous protestors. Law professor and blogger Ann Althouse writes:
Chao and McConnell are leaving an event. This would be worse if they were confronted at their home. The men probably see themselves as behaving in a mild manner, but thronging around a woman — a 5'3", 65-year-old woman — looks terrible, and Chao got a huge advantage out of this, because she looks courageous, posed, and nervy.
I watch the video and noticed they connected this event with some dumb comments made by Congresswoman Maxine Waters:
Rep. Maxine Waters called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of families at the border.

The California Democrat and vehement critic of President Donald Trump made the comments on Saturday, first at a rally in Los Angeles and later in a television interview. The comments, which come after several Trump administration officials have been recently protested at restaurants, have raised fresh questions about the state of American political discourse and were seized on by Trump for political gain.

"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. We've got to get the children connected to their parents," Waters said at the Wilshire Federal Building, according to video of the event.
Unfortunately this is discourse in America these days. I don't like you, don't like your politics, and you should be humiliated! If you want to subject your opponents to those rules, be prepared to be subjected to them yourself. Though in Maxine's case, she probably has something up her sleeve for that also.

Meanwhile I'd rather our public officials not be harassed in public by anyone.

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