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    #WalkAway Movement Gains Steam As Free-thinkers Reject The Left

    #WalkAway Movement Gains Steam As Free-thinkers Reject The Left

    “Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal”

    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.

    The Epoch Times reports:

    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:

    Twitter is flooded with #WalkAway tweets (naturally).

    There are a many many more, and they are fabulous!

    Now the GOP has to figure out how to appeal to these brave free-thinkers who rejected the left but aren’t yet ready to embrace the right.


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    karl_lembke | July 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    #WalkAway, me boy, #WalkAway me boy, and by morning you’ll be free…

    Toad-O | July 1, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Just follow the drinking gourd…

    Zorost | July 2, 2018 at 12:09 am

    This movement will really pick up steam once the true liberals realize that the end result of non-white immigration will be to end most liberal ideals. Most of the anti-gay Propositions that passed in CA did so because of non-white votes, for example. Few outside of the White West have liberal values, and the liberals’ own education & indoctrination system tells non-whites that they shouldn’t adapt to American culture.

    MajorWood | July 2, 2018 at 10:31 am

    The saying that we used in the 70’s was that “a conservative is a liberal that has been mugged.” The dems want to focus and keep the discussions on hot-button issues, but when I saw Ohio go red, I knew that the working classes finally woke up. They realized that their unions which supported the dems were no longer working in their own best interests. As mentioned here, it is hard to support a party which cares more about whether an illegal foreigner has a job and health care than a person who has lived here all their life and comes from the generation who built this country. The dems took these people for granted and have put all their energy into trying to get future dems to come here in the form of open borders

    careygage | July 2, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    The reason most often advanced to date for continuing to vote for the candidate of one of the two major parties has been that breaking from “your party” will automatically allow the other party to prevail. However, that argument only works when one party’s members leave in substantial numbers.

    I believe that, until now, conservatives have remained in the Republican party largely for that reason: The alternative to a Republican victory simply could not be risked. The first thing that struck me when reading this post was that the success of #walkaway would change that calculus.

    We live in interesting times.

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