Always punch back

Preferably harder. Because the Left never expects reprisals for its actions.

Sarah Sanders@PressSec
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. 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

Sanders sparked some anger among the blue check Resistance for naming the restaurant:

Kathy Griffin@kathygriffin
A small business owner makes a decision that she doesn’t want a liar who contributes to the hate in this country to dine at her establishment and Sarah from her official White House account attacks her. Punching down is what the White House does.

Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell
Very big and respectful of SHS to openly name and shame the restaurant—knowing full well what targeting people will now do—because she got her fee-fees hurt.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais
 I’m sure official White House accounts aren’t for leaving bad restaurant reviews.

Do you notice that very few people leave fake reviews of Castalia books anymore? Part of that is because Amazon is FINALLY cracking down on fake reviews. But part of it is because the VFM and I have made it standard policy to track down and identify the fake reviewers, then pass that information on to Amazon.

Those who are honest enough to operate in the open often have a hard time grasping that those who don’t are often very reluctant to have their dirty deeds made public. Which is precisely why you must always put them on the public record. Actions have consequences, and taking a stand in a divided country always means paying a price.

Which is one thing that is nice about having the media wage a ten-year discredit-and-disqualify campaign against you. You have total carte blanche; there is virtually nothing they can credibly say anymore that will have any impact on anyone, for better or for worse.

Update: The owner would do it again, or so she claims:

Wilkinson is not sure what all the ruckus surrounding Sanders’ visit will mean for her restaurant, but she made it clear that she would do it again. “Absolutely, yes, I would have done the same thing again,” the Red Hen owner said. “We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one.”

The tearful apology in a week or two should be amusing. I hope Sanders will simply ignore it.