Bullying, on camera and in public, is the best way to humanize a politician.

It doesn’t matter how arrogant or out of touch they have been during their time in office. The moment a mob shows up at a restaurant to drive them out, most look past the politics and empathize with the person who is having their dinner ruined.

Normal people react this way, because normal people don’t like bullies. The far left, however, remains unclear on the concept. Consider what just happened to Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senate in Tennessee. She recently booked a meeting place at a family-style diner in suburban Mt. Juliet, about 20 minutes east of Nashville. The owner, a man named Tom Courtney, didn’t think twice about renting the dining room — that is, until he and his staff started getting death threats.

“I was called a Nazi sympathizer of all things,” Courtney told The Wilson Post, a local newspaper. “It’s hurt my business, my staff, me, and my family," he said. "I’ve never seen grown people, or whoever is hidden behind the screens, act in such a manner. I have partners.”

Such political intimidation and violence is on the rise. On the far left, political disagreement has become license for personal harassment. Protesters have crashed dinners, set up picket lines outside of homes, and even "doxed" the families of politicians just in the past month. Two women went viral just recently for heckling Sen. Ted Cruz over his vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as the Texas Republican hustled to catch a flight.

Cruz has been previously chased away from dinners and down hallways. It is unpleasant to watch, but every time, it has been an absolute blessing for the beleaguered incumbent. At a moment when the media gushes over his Senate challenger, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a large portion of the public is empathizing. Unwitting protesters have succeeded where paid political consultants have failed. They ruined his dinner, and, in the process, they made Cruz seem human.

Now if Cruz can be made into a sympathetic character so quickly, imagine what will happen with someone much more sympathetic such as Blackburn. She responded to the savage treatment of her host with an understated grace: “The radical Left is out of control, and their angry mob is right here in Tennessee,” she tweeted. “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.”

This had an effect in real time. The owner was undecided before the incident. Afterwards, the businessman told the local paper that he can’t vote for anyone except Blackburn.

“I’m one who votes for the person, not the party,” he said. “But with everyone saying they are going to boycott my restaurant because Marsha came here to treat my employees and customers, I can’t even fathom people like that.”

As they watch the Left's escalating tactics of public intimidation, a lot of voters in a lot of states might be thinking the same thing right now, and that might be part of the reason polls are starting to show a weakening of the Democrats' expected election wave.