Last week, we wrote a post about how creepy it was that activists (potentially resourced by liberal U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis) staged a protest at U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s home in Yuma, Colorado on New Year’s Eve where he was with his wife and three children, who ranged in age from 3 to 14.
Democrats dug in on Twitter defending the bizarre episode, forcing us to reply: “Honestly, driving hours on a holiday to harass a sitting US Sen is seriously creepy. If you don’t think so, we don’t know what to tell you.”
Fortunately, the Denver Post seemed to agree in an editorial yesterday afternoon titled “Protests outside politicians’ homes are clearly unacceptable.”
“This most recent protest isn’t a hard call. We cannot condone the kind of treatment ADAPT handed Gardner and his family New Year’s Eve. Elected officials and high-level appointees understand that one of their responsibilities is to endure activist theatrics as part of the package deal of meeting with constituents and the public. Fair enough. Yet government officials and their families are also human beings, deserving of the same respect activists must expect for themselves.”
Look, we’re sorry that this unpleasant group of protesters had no plans on New Year’s Eve (shocking), but that doesn’t mean that nobody else should enjoy their night.