“The Democrats are trying to moderate in time for the midterm elections but they are not well-positioned to do so. Their base is fired up against Trump, but the rest of the voters are turned off by the Democrats extreme political views. So if they tune down their rhetoric, the nutters won’t be motivated to show up at the polls, but if they don’t tone it down the rest of the voters won’t show up. What to do?”
“Lose” has a nice ring to it.
We’ve been covering the effects of the 2016 election on the left, and we aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed just how depraved and debased Democrats and the left have become.
The #WalkAway movement consists of free-thinking liberals who are horrified by what has become of their side, of the Democratic Party, and they are posting videos and social media shares on why they have chosen to #WalkAway.
Democrats are running on empty. They have no agenda, no ideas and soon, no voters. The #WalkAway movement is gathering steam as traditional Democrat voters abandon their radical message.
— Tabot Celestine (@TAB2CEL) June 30, 2018
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.
. . . . 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.
Watch Straka’s video. Twice.
Straka has set up Facebook pages for his #WalkAway movement and is encouraging others who are horrified by the new face of the left to post their own stories.
The Epoch Times continues:
They gather at his two Facebook groups, “The Unsilent Minority” and “WalkAway Campaign.” Those who have the courage post their own video testimonials about the moment when the abuse, rage, and ugliness of the Democrats caused them to finally leave the party and “walk away.”
. . . . Those who are walking away are not Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables,” but rather, in many cases, lifelong Democrats who simply could not take it any longer and have longed for this very moment, when somebody like them would make it safe for them to come out of the closet and speak their minds.
From urban gay men to staunch liberal grandmothers, from a punk drag queen with black lips to a tattooed lesbian with a mohawk, those posting testimonials all had a breaking point, a moment when they decided to “walk away.”
Lea Anna Bright, in a mohawk, looks into the camera and says in a slow, simmering voice: “This is a Vice article I am reading right now. It says, ‘The activist left doesn’t give a shit about your calls for civility. Get ready for a summer of rage.’” She looks up. “This is where the party is going, and this is why I chose to walk away. Peace. Not for me. Bye.”
It’s important to note that most of those who #WalkAway are not embracing the GOP or even considering themselves conservatives or of the right; they are just walking away from the left and the Democratic Party.
Here’s an example of the types of videos being shared by those in the #WalkAway movement: