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MEGHAN MCCAIN: Sen Sinema being abused shows progressives as toxically intolerant as rump regime

After four years of Trump have liberals succeeded in becoming the cliché of hating something so much they’ve become it their visceral, hysterical and sometimes irrational response to politics they oppose?

Don’t get me wrong, the Trump years and Trump himself were awful, taxing, emotional and chaotic for all the reasons all of you already know. However the Left in this country in many ways has become a mirror version of Trump and Trumpism – the inverse of his mania and toxic divisiveness.

My Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has gone viral this weekend in a series of videos taken at Arizona State University of a group of students protesters accosting her in a hallway, harassing her and then proceeding to follow her into the ladies bathroom.

They didn’t stop as Senator Sinema entered the stall, they continued to film her as she used the facilities, washed her hands calmly and then exited.

My Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has gone viral this weekend in a series of videos taken at Arizona State University of a group of students protesters accosting her in a hallway, harassing her and then proceeding to follow her into the ladies bathroom 

The activists didn't stop as Senator Sinema entered the stall, they continued to film her as she used the facilities, washed her hands calmly and then exited. The students proceeded to scream at her that they knocked on doors for her to help her get elected, yelled at her about holding back Biden's 'build back better agenda' and so forth

The activists didn’t stop as Senator Sinema entered the stall, they continued to film her as she used the facilities, washed her hands calmly and then exited. The students proceeded to scream at her that they knocked on doors for her to help her get elected, yelled at her about holding back Biden’s ‘build back better agenda’ and so forth

The students proceeded to scream at her that they knocked on doors for her to help her get elected, yelled at her about holding back Biden’s ‘build back better agenda’ and so forth.

I have seen the video 10 times at this point – from different angles. The more I watched it, the more horrified and disgusted I became. By the time I went to bed for the night, I was absolutely seething.

There are many things to unpack about this incident. First, how grotesque it is to follow a sitting Senator into a ladies bathroom and record her and then post it on the internet?

How disgusting have student protestors become not to see that harassing a woman entering a private space is inhumane, moronic and cruel – not to mention, a felony, under Arizona law.

The other thing I thought of was Congresswoman Maxine Watters infamously encouraging democrats during the Trump years to harass Trump administration officials in public.

The specific quote was ‘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.’

I remember this clearly because I was concerned given that I am a public and controversial conservative woman and also that it showcased a paradigm shift in what was once considered civilized decorum.

Democrats calling for Republicans to be harassed in public was a new shift that we have not come back from.

How grotesque it is to follow a sitting Senator into a ladies bathroom and record her and then post it on the internet? How disgusting have student protestors become not to see that harassing a woman entering a private space is inhumane, moronic and cruel - not to mention, a felony, under Arizona law. Pictured: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (with Senators Rob Portman, Joe Manchin and Jeanne Shaheen) on Saturday slammed Democratic leaders over their 'inexcusable' failure to hold a vote on the $1.2trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan

How grotesque it is to follow a sitting Senator into a ladies bathroom and record her and then post it on the internet? How disgusting have student protestors become not to see that harassing a woman entering a private space is inhumane, moronic and cruel – not to mention, a felony, under Arizona law. Pictured: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (with Senators Rob Portman, Joe Manchin and Jeanne Shaheen) on Saturday slammed Democratic leaders over their ‘inexcusable’ failure to hold a vote on the $1.2trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan

The other thing I thought of was Congresswoman Maxine Watters infamously encouraging democrats during the Trump years to harass Trump administration officials in public. The specific quote was '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'

The other thing I thought of was Congresswoman Maxine Watters infamously encouraging democrats during the Trump years to harass Trump administration officials in public. The specific quote was ‘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’

Since then it’s happened to a litany of conservatives; Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tucker Carlson’s wife – who had to barricade herself in their home in the pantry because of protestors storming their home and Senator Rand Paul – who was physically beaten so badly by his neighbor he punctured a lung.

The Left does not get to complain about Donald Trump’s character and personality when they sit and remain silent about the intensely growing harassment against people who break rank from the beliefs of progressive left in the country.

What we haven’t seen until now is Democrat on Democrat violence. This is what is new about Senator Sinema.

Now, in the eyes of the progressive left, it is not only evil to be a conservative in the country, it is evil to be a moderate Democrat.

Apparently the most dangerous thing a person can be in America is a free-thinker who doesn’t bend the knee to progressives.

What has been bizarre to watch is the hysterical reaction to Senator Sinema this week on social media and among democrats themselves.

It has apparently not occurred to the progressives and the Democrat politicans who bend over backward to make sure they and their agenda is coddled that there are still moderates still within the Democratic party who aren’t down with Biden’s $3.5 trillion agenda to turn America into a welfare state and who deserve to be heard.

And if you’re not on board with them, they attack you.

Since Maxine Watters encouraged democrats during the Trump years to harass Trump administration officials in public it's happened to a litany of conservatives; Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tucker Carlson's wife – who had to barricade herself in their home in the pantry because of protestors storming their home and Senator Rand Paul – who was physically beaten so badly by his neighbor he punctured a lung

Since Maxine Watters encouraged democrats during the Trump years to harass Trump administration officials in public it’s happened to a litany of conservatives; Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tucker Carlson’s wife – who had to barricade herself in their home in the pantry because of protestors storming their home and Senator Rand Paul – who was physically beaten so badly by his neighbor he punctured a lung

The Left does not get to complain about Donald Trump’s character and personality when they sit and remain silent about the intensely growing harassment against people who break rank from the beliefs of progressive left in the country.

It must be an infrating cold dose of reality for progressives to see thatr the most powerful politician in America today is a moderate Democrat from Arizona who doesn’t care at all what the D.C. media, the Squad or Twitter think of her.

Senator Sinema is not Jeff Flake, she is not someone who will be intimidated by an angry crowd in a small space.

Why do I believe she is doing what she is doing right now in regards to the infrastructure and reconciliation bill?

Because she believes it. She is not doing this for personal political gain. I believe she believes what she is fighting for and she doesn’t think Biden’s drunken spending spree is good for the country.

She is not alone, part of the reason progressives are having such a hard time passing this bill is because it is so radical and half the country doesn’t agree with it.

People are smart and know inflation is already high – the cost of everything from their gas, to the milk at the grocery store, to the lumber in their house is all rising.

Let me end with this; every conservative I know likes Kyrsten Sinema.

We don’t agree with her on many, many things but she’s authentic and she isn’t a group-think radical, which sadly has become an endangered concept in America today.

Many liberals I am friends with like her for the same reasons. She is authentic, sticks to her guns, and is turning Washington D.C. upside down.

She is a rebel and there just isn’t enough of that in American politics today. There’s not a chance in hell, cheap harassment and theatrics in a bathroom stall are going to stop her from doing whatever she intends to do.

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