The left-wing, do-as-we-say-or-else cancel culture of 2021 is enough to make one long for a simpler, more innocent time – say, the cancel culture of 2018.
That year, before they wanted to effectively ruin your life over whom you vote for, liberals were content to ruin your meals. Three years ago, Trump administration officials and sitting GOP senators were literally run out of restaurants, to the cheers of broader left-wing culture.
One of those people was Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Donald Trump’s second White House spokesperson.
In June 2018, the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, tossed Sanders and her party out of her eatery. She claimed she felt compelled to stand up against an “unethical and inhumane” administration.
That stand prompted the famous comment from Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who said, “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.”
What’s hilarious is that numerous gullible Democrats condemned a tweet that used the exact phrase directed towards New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration over the weekend.
For her part, Sanders said at the time, “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.”
And that might jut pay off with Sanders getting the last laugh.
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and now a GOP candidate for that seat, reported on Friday that she had raised more than $1 million in the first four days of her campaign.
She boasted that donation poured in from all 75 counties in Arkansas.
Newsweek reported that in less than a week, Sanders’s haul had vaulted to her into the thick of the GOP fundraising fight. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has raised $1.8 million but has been collecting contributions since March.
The other candidate so far, Attorney General Lesley Rutledge, has tallied $1 million, but over six months of campaigning. No Democrats have filed so far. Current Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who won with 65 percent of the vote last time, is term-limited out.
In a social media video, Sanders said that as governor she would support public education and teachers, but also school choice.
She would support job training that incentivizes work. She also would cut taxes and the size of the government.
Trump rallied behind her. “Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” the former president said.