Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
Some on the Left try to justify driving conservatives from public spaces by saying it’s the same as Christian bakers and florists, but the only ones denying service to people are liberals! Unlike the Red Hen’s owner, Christians Jack Phillips, Melissa Klein, and Barronelle Stutzman all offered to sell their customers anything in the store. They only objected to creating custom cakes for a wedding ceremony that’s they hold sacred.
Yet somehow, it’s okay for the side that tosses Trump supporters from bars and White House employees out of restaurants to force Christians – under penalty of law — to do what they will not? If liberals want to hurt themselves by turning away customers, that’s their choice. But let’s not conflate the two.
Meanwhile, the political costs of these kinds of intimidation tactics are steep. If all of this public shame and humiliation is meant to get people to disconnect and disassociate from the president’s policies, it’s not working. Trump’s supporters, the New York Times‘s Jeremy Peters warns, are only digging in deeper. There is, he points out, a very real “backlash to the backlash” of Trump. And it’s not just rallying conservatives – but people on the fence too.
If the president’s opponents think they can mob, heckle, and harass their way to power, they’re about to be disappointed. The president’s approval rating is the highest it’s ever been in the face of these attacks — and climbing. Maybe more Americans are starting to realize what the country would look like if the bullies take over (and wondering if they’ll ever get to eat out if they do!).