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The Harassment Of Brett Kavanaugh And Everyone Else Is The Left’s New Normal

Abortion protesters at the Supreme Court
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This is the joyless left. If you haven’t already, get used to it.


That statement put out last week by the D.C. restaurant Morton’s perfectly captured the essence of the contemporary left, a joyless, spiteful crew of miserables who achieve their political means by making everyone as uncomfortable as possible.

“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner,” a representative for the steakhouse told Politico. “There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”

Democrats and leftists are nothing if not disturbing, selfish, and void of decency.

The comments came after a bunch of angry activists showed up outside the front of the restaurant, where Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining. They called the manager, demanding that Kavanaugh be denied service, which resulted in the justice having to sneak out through a back door.

The left-wing Twitter account “ShutDownDC” triumphantly tweeted that Mortons “should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women.” Then it put out a call for all service workers in the city to report sightings of any of the Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices, even offering as much as $200 if more bitter activists are able to show up in time to harass them again.

It’s hardly shocking anymore. As I write in my new book “Liberal Misery: How the Hateful Left Sucks Joy Out of Everything and Everyone,” we’re all becoming numb to how angry, vindictive, and petty the left is. When things aren’t going their way, there’s no limits to the grief and ruin they’re willing to inflict on us all.

Recall that just a few months ago, when the national supply chain issues were quickly making it impossible to buy anything, the response from liberals was: Just buy less and shut up.

When those annoying mask mandates were once again pulled back, their response was: I don’t care, I’m still wearing mine, and screw everyone else who won’t do the same.

The wildly popular “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account is nothing more than a collection of furious leftists in their own words. Naturally, they tried shutting it down.

It’s endless. After the Kavanaugh episode, The Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri displayed her talent as the paper’s “humor columnist” to mock the justice’s right to have dinner in public unmolested. “The right to congregate and eat dinner is actually not to be found anywhere in the Constitution,” she wrote, probably while crying and cursing.

This is the joyless left. If you haven’t already, get used to it.