Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Harpies of the Left


Diane Feinstein, harpy

Ancient Greek mythology offers the “Harpies,” foul, winged, bird-like creatures whose purpose was to berate, annoy, pester, torture, and otherwise make the lives of mortals miserable. They have a variegated genealogy in mythology.

The chief harpy in our time is Maxine Waters, the mentally ill representative from California who has promised to “get Trump.” She regularly bloviates against Donald Trump using threatening language to spur her “followers” to take action against the president. The net worth of Maxine Waters is presently assessed around $1.5 million. She is infamous now for advocating that fellow Trump haters harass anyone associated with Trump and his presidency. She is most infamous at present for urging followers – harpies in training – on the occasion of immigrant families being separated, to harass Trump people in restaurants, gas stations, anywhere

A Breitbart article notes:

Waters was roundly criticized after calling on her supporters to “create a crowd,” and “push back,” against Trump administration officials over its border policies. “You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” the Congressional Black Caucus member said while speaking in front of Los Angeles’ Wilshire Federal Building.

The California Democrat in June told MSNBC she has “no sympathy,” for Trump administration officials who have been subjected to public harassment. “They tend to not want to confront this president or even leave, but they know what they’re doing is wrong,” Waters said. “I want to tell you, these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they won’t be able to go to a restaurant, they won’t be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. They’re going to protest. They’re absolutely going to harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you,’” she added.

Waters had been “reprimanded” in Congress for advocating violence against Trump staffers and a motion to censure her has been introduced.

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs on Monday introduced a measure that would censure Rep. Maxine Waters and ask her to resign for inciting people to publicly confront Trump administration officials.

Biggs told The Hill that Waters’ comments do “not become somebody who’s in Congress” and warrant disciplinary action.

“So we just introduced it, we have some cosponsors, but what she did was to basically incite people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” the Arizona Republican told The Hill. “And also spread that out to more people.”


Figures like Waters have nothing else do but hate and rake in their ill-gotten gains. Waters’ Jim Jones-like fans keep calling Trump and others “fascists” (when the only fascists in their corner is Antifa), and you have to wonder if they’re all obsessed with John Cleese’s Nazi imitation on “Fawlty Towers.”  These creatures have no idea what a “fascist” is; it’s just a word to them, with cloudy images of Germans in Hugo Boss wardrobes goose-stepping. To them, it has no relevance to fact or history. Knowledge, to them, is rejected as “fascist.”

The latest episode of harpy harassment involves Ted Cruz, a junior Senator from Texas, and his wife dining at a DC restaurant and were “driven” out of the place by chanting protestors (aka harpies). This harpy incident was reported in numerous sites.

The catch is that the restaurant manager’s staff took Cruz and his wife to a “safe place” until the harpies left. Crux and his wife returned and finished their meal.


DHS Secretary Kirtstjen Nielsen was driven out of a Mexican restaurant in D.C. last night by activists shouting “shame” and excoriating her for the Trump administration’s policy separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.

The protesters were from the D.C. area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Maxine Waters, harpy supreme
In June, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, press secretary for Trump, was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA by the restaurant owner. USA TODAY reports:

WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia Friday night by the business owner because of her connection to President Donald Trump, Sanders acknowledged Saturday on Twitter.

"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," Sanders tweeted. "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."

The restaurant's Facebook page was inundated with posts supporting Sanders and deriding the restaurant in Lexington, about a three-hour drive southwest of Washington, D.C. Calls to the restaurant were routed to a voicemail box that was full.

This was before the Kavanaugh Judicial confirmation hearing. In the meantime, a Democratic Senator “believes” Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations without any corroborating or substantial evidence.  The Western Journal reported on September 24:


A Democratic senator implied Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be denied the presumption of innocence because she disagrees with his rulings as a judge.

Hawaii Democrat Mazie Hirono made it clear during a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that her views on Kavanaugh were shaped by her revulsion to his political beliefs…

CNN’s Jake Tapper wondered whether there was a double standard for conservative judges and other Americans.

“Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?” Tapper asked.

Hirono evaded a direct answer.

“I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” she said.

She then framed a further response in partisan terms.

 “His credibility is already very questionable in my mind and the minds of a lot of my fellow judiciary committee members, the Democrats,” she said. “He has an ideological agenda that’s very outcome driven…”

When Tapper asked again about the presumption of innocence, Hirono replied, “Well, I believe her — let’s put it that way.”
A Democratic strategy meeting

And neither Hirono nor Diane Feinstein nor any of the other Democrats rooting for Ford have an “ideological agenda”?

“We believe survivors,” was the chant the harpies yelled at Cruz and his wife in the DC restaurant.  “We believe, regardless.” Reality is optional. To paraphrase Johnny Cochran, O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, “If the truth doesn’t fit what we feel ought to be the outcome, you can’t acquit Kavanaugh.”

She has also, from the beginning, rejected the concept of fairness for Kavanaugh.

“Judge Kavanaugh has not earned the benefit of the doubt,” she said in a July 9 statement issued the day President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh.

Let’s foil Trump, say the harpies. Put Kavanaugh and Trump and the American public through excruciating pain.

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