Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Cynthia Davis on Sarah Sanders incident and Maxine Waters: The hate from the left is real
Perhaps they need to change the name from "Red Hen" to "Blue Hen" if they're so fearful of people who hold different political beliefs. By now you've probably heard about the owner of the Red Hen asking Sarah Sanders to leave because Sarah works for the President of the United States.
As a business owner myself, I am shocked by the behavior of this business owner. Sarah Sanders was not asking to make a political speech. She was not asking to use the restaurant for a political fundraiser. She was not attempting to get the staff or other patrons to support Donald Trump. She was just coming as a paying customer.
Most of you know that Barack Obama and I don't share many political values. However, if he came into my Back to Basics Christian Bookstore, I would be honored. If he brought his family, picked up some books and made a purchase, I would be thrilled! As a retailer, we like it when people support our store. One of my fellow retailers told me as long as their money is green, that's the only color that matters.
Sarah Sanders was right to leave the restaurant and even offered to pay for the food they had already been served. Reports were that the restaurant owner was polite, but is it possible to be polite while being rude? Now that a few days have passed and the owner has had time to reflect on her actions, she says she would do it again!
The hate from the left is real. Sarah needed to leave for her safety. If the wait staff and owner were that hostile, should Sarah be concerned they might contaminate her food by spitting on it or doing something that could make her sick? We may never know how far down people will go once they begin the descent.
Now a prominent Democrat, Maxine Waters, is calling for more uncivil behavior by asking people to push back and harass Trump's staff by saying this: "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,”
I'm happy Sarah is giving this Country many lessons on how to be brave in the face of adversity. Her courage and class in the face of so many mean-spirited hateful people serves as a model of decency and shows us how to respond correctly. It seems like the left is trying to divide and stir up as much dissension as possible. Why can't we all just get along?