Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn tweeted her thanks to the owner of a restaurant that hosted a meet-and-greet event for her and suffered an ugly backlash on social media because of it.
The radical Left is out of control, and their angry mob is right here in Tennessee. Tom, we appreciate your opening your restaurant up to us, and we hope you are treated with the same respect as you treat your customers.https://t.co/DbJriASwZO
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) October 17, 2018
We know the media doesn’t like to use the “M-word” when Democrats exercise their right to protest, but Blackburn had no problem calling the radical Left an angry mob. And her case also proves that an angry mob can form on social media.
Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday.
Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked.
Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The restaurant owner said he posted a picture of Blackburn on social media and thanked the candidate for coming to Mt. Juliet. The backlash was immediate.
“I was called a Nazi sympathizer of all things,” he said. “It’s hurt my business, my staff, me and my family. I’ve never seen grown people, or whoever is hidden behind the screens, act in such a manner. I have partners.”
Why is this not surprising? You might recall that the same thing happened to a Tex-Mex restaurant owner who dared to post on social media a photo of himself with customer Jeff Sessions.
But hey, the restaurant owner asked for it, right?
If you host an extremist, radical politician who doesn’t seem to favor inclusivity of race, sexual orientation, you are indeed endorsing her positions. And you deserve to be called out on it.
— Ivan Karamazov (@IvanKaramazovD) October 17, 2018
Bless your heart.
I guess this is another instance of the loving, caring, all inclusive libs showing their real colors. They cannot hold an educated conversation with anyone so they attempt to shout you down. Not in Blackburn country kiddos.
— Angryotter (@romines_scott) October 17, 2018
If those same detractors wanted the store owner to do something he didn't want to do like … oh, say, bake a cake, they'd be all over him too. So it's ok for a business owner to serve all people EXCEPT the ones the mob doesn't want them to serve? #idiots #DoubleStandard
— Danah (@ChickOnTheWrite) October 17, 2018
BAKE THE CAKE.
I live down the road from Courtney's. This SICKENS me that people in this awesome city are so brainwashed and narrow-minded. They don't get their way then they throw a fit like a CHILD. Leave this city if you are so inclined.
— Brian Mason (@masonb30tn) October 17, 2018
The left has lost it. One of the beautiful things about our country is the ability to vote FOR WHO YOU WISH and to not be punished. This behavior is why so many will never vote Dem. Most businesses dont run on party lines. They dont ask who you voted for before you order dinner.
— Theresa Ferneyhough (@Theresaferney) October 17, 2018
This is ridiculous. Red Wave!!
— Tony Bowling (@tony_bowling2) October 17, 2018
BAKE THE CAKE: Mexican restaurant "defends" serving Jeff Sessions, is hit with negative reviews https://t.co/JEV3H03kxs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2018