A number of reports indicate that a growing number of people are getting fed up with the Democrat Party and have signed on to something called the #WalkAway movement.
There’s a reason for that.
Even in the face of dealing with the evil of North Korea and the Ayatollahs of Iran, the left is willing to tolerate ending President Trump’s efforts in these matters just to spite him. The left would rather have murderous, threatening dictators and Barack Obama rather than Trump or any — any — Republican. If we dare think Trump’s absence would bring civility back, then we are too naive to possess a Republic such as this.
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Here’s just a few reports which show the growing popularity of the #WalkAway movement:
From the Epoch Times: Viral ‘Walk Away’ Videos Highlight Growing Movement of Democrats Leaving the Party
“Meet Brandon Straka, the unlikely liberator and new face of the “silent minority” of Americans who’ve been cast out by family and friends, fired from jobs, and forced into silent social ghettos for their failure to “get it” about how hateful and dangerous Donald Trump is, and why he and all his supporters should be subjected to an ever-expanding social and professional fatwah.” . . .
When actor James Woods tweeted out the hashtag “#WalkAway” in late June, even the alt-right missed the enormity of what lay beneath it. The Democratic Party had, in fact, struck an iceberg.
Some 5 million people on Facebook and YouTube have seen the video by now. A very handsome gay man, who you just assume is about to scold you on progressive talking points, instead says this:
“Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal.
“I reject a system which allows an ambitious, misinformed and dogmatic mob to suppress free speech, create false narratives, and apathetically steamroll over the truth.”
And then this devastating line—the Rosa Parks moment of the video:
“I reject hate.”
If Democratic strategists were still able to watch the rest of the video without suffering a nervous breakdown, they’d see that it quickly got worse.
“These are the reasons why I became a liberal. And these are the same reasons why I am now walking away.”
Here’s the video that started the movement:
From the American Thinker:
Why I joined #WalkAway “I recently joined the #WalkAway Facebook group and was moved reading a number of posts from former lifelong Democrats by members of just about every minority group imaginable (LGBT, black, Latino, Jewish, Muslim, etc.). They are done with the Democratic Party, figuratively walking away from it. They have finally woken up to the fact that the party has veered too far left and suffers from a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. ” . . .
” . . . A couple of years later, many delegates at the national convention booed when G-d and Israel were mentioned. I will never vote for a Democrat in a national race again.”
“He said the reason he was so devastated was because he believed all of the media lies about Trump being a “racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe, sexual predator.””He said his evolution away from the lies began when he saw a video that exposed the lie that Trump had made fun of a reporter’s disability.”It’s a compilation of footage going back to like the nineties,” Straka told Harris. “It’s him doing that exact same voice, and that exact same gesture numerous times when he’s talking about numerous people in numerous situations,” he explained.”
And this from Breitbart:
“The #Walkaway movement that began with a popular Facebook video featuring a gay hairdresser in New York City explaining why he was leaving the Democratic Party has quickly morphed into a major force on social media and beyond. ‘ . . .
“The movement has been especially successful because its spokespersons have not been the sort typically associated with conservativism. Young and old, black and white, men and women, gay and straight—the campaign seems to elude stereotypes and pigeonholing.
“The popular young conservative commentator C.J. Pearson, for instance, has given the movement a significant push by highlighting the Democratic Party’s racist past. “The Democratic Party is the party of slavery. The party of Jim Crow. The party of segregation. The party of the KKK,” Pearson tweeted Saturday.“ ” ‘Democrats walked away from black folks long ago. Now, it’s our time to #WalkAway,” he added.”
The official Facebook group for the #WalkAway campaign, now more than 42,000 strong, can be seen here.
The group states:
The #WalkAway Campaign is a true grassroots movement. It is a video campaign movement, dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become. Some left long ago. Many of us have recently been “red-pilled”. Some here have wanted to leave for some time, but have feared the consequences they might suffer from friends or family if they walk away.
This group is here to encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets by allowing people to share their stories, or watch the video testimonies and read the posts of others who have walked away.
This is a movement of patriots of all walks of life- men, women, black, brown, white, straight, LGBTQ, religious, non-believers, who share something very important in common… WE ARE AMERICAN and we will not surrender our country!
Tucker Carlson discussed the movement with Straka:
The #WalkAway campaign has also been a huge hit on Twitter, with many sharing their reasons for leaving the Democrat Party:
I decided to #walkaway when I realized the democratic party was more focused on serving anti American interests instead of "We The People"
— Survivalist Mind #ChinaVirus (@SurvivalistM) July 3, 2018
And there’s many, many more where those came from.
Some even lost friends in the process:
Since I decided to #WalkAway, I've been unfriended on FB, been laughed at, scorned and shamed, especially by other women who couldn't understand why I supported Trump over Hillary. If I have to lose a few friends because I took a stand, oh well. #KAG2020
— Laura Bates (@laurabates1224) July 3, 2018
Somehow, we have a feeling she’ll get new — and quite possibly better — friends.
At least one person noted:
H/T Tunnel Wall
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