Self-help author and Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has apparently gotten a healthy dose of reality about what the modern day Left looks like, and as the rest of us all know, it’s not pretty.
Speaking to the New Yorker’s David Remnick on Tuesday, Williamson turned on her fellow Democrats and the media for characterizing her as a “crystal gazing kook” and an anti-vaxxer, both of which she denied.
“I know this sounds naive. I didn’t think the Left was so mean,” she said when asked about how her experience for running for president has been. “I didn’t think the Left lied like this. I thought the Right did that. I thought we were better.”
Remnick asked her to speak further about what she considered to be unfair treatment.
"Oh, come on, you just mentioned crystal gazing," she answered. "There is no crystal in my home, David. There's never been a crystal on stage when I've talked. I've never told an AIDS patient not to take their medicine. I've never told anyone not to take their medicine. I've never told anyone their lovelessness created their disease."
She added: "I'm Jewish, I go to the doctor. This idea that I’m that person.”
The next day, Williamson had to defend herself from an "overly secularized Left" attacking her for discussing prayer and the right of people of faith to belong in the Democratic Party.
Prayer is a power of the mind, and it is neither bizarre nor unintelligent. People of faith belong in the Democratic Party, and will be necessary to the effort if we’re to win in 2020.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
I was born and raised in Texas so I’ve seen it. Millions of people today are praying that Dorian turn away from land, and treating those people with mockery or condescension because they believe it could help is part of how the overly secularized Left has lost lots of voters.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
When I was growing up there was a vital religious Left. It is BECAUSE of my spiritual views that I’m a Democrat. The idea that religious or spiritual people should find no home in the Democratic Party is hardly the view of someone wanting to win in 2020.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
Her defensive remarks came after this now-deleted tweet:
She deleted this tweet earlier: pic.twitter.com/6FZxLrt6am— Casey Russell (@mendonesiac) September 4, 2019