A collection of stories of leftist attacks on prominent Republicans

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A collection of stories of leftist attacks on prominent Republicans

By John Ruberry

Here’s a reminder that we’ve moved beyond spir­ited debate within our polit­i­cal cul­ture into rude­ness and thug­gery. Take a look at the selec­tion of sto­ries about that descent towards anarchy.

The most recent abom­i­na­tion occurred just two days ago as the Sen­ate Major­ity Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-​KY), has harassed at a Louisville restau­rant. All of these other sto­ries are from 2018, except the shoot­ing of House Major­ity Whip Steve Scalise (R-​LA). He was seri­ously wounded by a lib­eral activist at a prac­tice of the Repub­li­can con­gres­sional base­ball team.

Each arti­cle involves, directly or indi­rectly, an elected Repub­li­can offi­cial, a cur­rent or for­mer top mem­ber of a GOP admin­is­tra­tion mem­ber, or a can­di­date for pub­lic office.

Remem­ber, a blue wave may be com­ing. Are you pre­pared for it?

Buz­zfeed News: Angry pro­test­ers con­fronted Mitch McConnell at restau­rant and threw out his left­overs.
Daily Caller: George­town pro­test­ers harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao fights back
NBC 9 Den­ver: Mitch McConnell harassed by pro­test­ers at DC air­port over Brett Kavanaugh vote.
TMZ: Ted Cruz and wife Heidi run out of D.C. restau­rant … by Kavanaugh pro­test­ers.
USA Today: ‘God bless you’: Sen. Ted Cruz thanks women heck­ling him at air­port over Kavanaugh vote.
Twitchy: Angry mob? Restau­rant owner called a Nazi sym­pa­thizer for rent­ing a room to Sen­ate can­di­date Mar­sha Black­burn.
Fox News: Min­nesota House can­di­date says he suf­fered con­cus­sion in ‘polit­i­cally moti­vated’ attack at restau­rant.
Cam­pus Reform: For­mer sec of state [Henry Kissinger, age 95] heck­led at NYU.
Town­hall: WATCH: Jeff Flake mobbed by scream­ing, rabid left­ists after say­ing he’ll vote for Kavanaugh.
DCist: Update: Capi­tol Police have arrested more than 200 pro­test­ers at Kavanaugh hear­ings.
Gate­way Pun­dit: Demo­c­rat sen­a­tor defends ‘well jus­ti­fied’ harass­ment of Repub­li­cans by left­ists over Judge Kavanaugh (VIDEO).
Fox 13 Mem­phis: Olé Miss pro­fes­sor under fire for urg­ing peo­ple to harass sen­a­tors in viral tweet.
CNN: Max­ine Waters encour­ages sup­port­ers to harass Trump admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials.
The Blaze: Pot-​smoking pro­test­ers storm GOP lawmaker’s DC office; Capi­tol Police inter­vene.
Politico: Pro­test­ers chant ‘shame’ at DHS Sec­re­tary Nielsen at Mex­i­can restau­rant.
New York Post: Hillary Clinton’s hyp­o­crit­i­cal call for ‘incivil’ war.
Atlanta Jour­nal Constitution’s Polit­i­cal Insider: Kavanaugh crit­ics cor­ner David Per­due at D.C. air­port.
Eater: Red Hen Restau­rant 86’s Sarah Huck­abee Sanders.
USA Today: ‘It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’: Scalise shooter raged on Face­book.

Did I miss an attack or two? Prob­a­bly. Feel free to add any omis­sions in the com­ments sec­tion. Oh, don’t be timid about shar­ing this entry on social media. After all, a blue wave might be coming.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

By John Ruberry

Here’s a reminder that we’ve moved beyond spirited debate within our political culture into rudeness and thuggery. Take a look at the selection of stories about that descent towards anarchy.

The most recent abomination occurred just two days ago as the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has harassed at a Louisville restaurant. All of these other stories are from 2018, except the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). He was seriously wounded by a liberal activist at a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team.

Each article involves, directly or indirectly, an elected Republican official, a current or former top member of a GOP administration member, or a candidate for public office.

Remember, a blue wave may be coming. Are you prepared for it?

Buzzfeed News: Angry protesters confronted Mitch McConnell at restaurant and threw out his leftovers.
Daily Caller: Georgetown protesters harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao fights back
NBC 9 Denver: Mitch McConnell harassed by protesters at DC airport over Brett Kavanaugh vote.
TMZ: Ted Cruz and wife Heidi run out of D.C. restaurant … by Kavanaugh protesters.
USA Today: ‘God bless you’: Sen. Ted Cruz thanks women heckling him at airport over Kavanaugh vote.
Twitchy: Angry mob? Restaurant owner called a Nazi sympathizer for renting a room to Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn.
Fox News: Minnesota House candidate says he suffered concussion in ‘politically motivated’ attack at restaurant.
Campus Reform: Former sec of state [Henry Kissinger, age 95] heckled at NYU.
Townhall: WATCH: Jeff Flake mobbed by screaming, rabid leftists after saying he’ll vote for Kavanaugh.
DCist: Update: Capitol Police have arrested more than 200 protesters at Kavanaugh hearings.
Gateway Pundit: Democrat senator defends ‘well justified’ harassment of Republicans by leftists over Judge Kavanaugh (VIDEO).
Fox 13 Memphis: Ole Miss professor under fire for urging people to harass senators in viral tweet.
CNN: Maxine Waters encourages supporters to harass Trump administration officials.
The Blaze: Pot-smoking protesters storm GOP lawmaker’s DC office; Capitol Police intervene.
Politico: Protesters chant ‘shame’ at DHS Secretary Nielsen at Mexican restaurant.
New York Post: Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical call for ‘incivil’ war.
Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Political Insider: Kavanaugh critics corner David Perdue at D.C. airport.
Eater: Red Hen Restaurant 86’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
USA Today: ‘It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’: Scalise shooter raged on Facebook.

Did I miss an attack or two? Probably. Feel free to add any omissions in the comments section. Oh, don’t be timid about sharing this entry on social media. After all, a blue wave might be coming.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.