“I think the expectation for a lot of minority groups is that we’re supposed to vote Democrat and that we’re supposed to be liberals. So I found myself sort of in that tribe on the Left most of my life,” Straka stated. “What I wanted to do is get people back in touch with their voices and push back against the narrative on the Left.” It is noteworthy that Straka is an openly gay man — obviously a member of a group that Democrats have “owned” for years, or at least owned their votes.
In the video that started the #Walkaway Campaign, Straka said that he had watched anxiously as “the Left devolved into intolerant, inflexible, illogical, hateful, misguided, ill-informed, un-American, hypocritical, menacing, callous, ignorant, narrow-minded, and at times blatantly fascistic behavior and rhetoric.” Blaming Democrats for creating a victim mentality among the party’s minority members, Straka argues that Dems push to portray a person of color, a woman, an LGTB person, a migrant as a “victim of systemic oppression” is the party’s “greatest and most insidious lie.” Democrats have used that lie very successfully in its quest for votes and to convince their base (that includes most minority individuals) that their “guardian angels” are Democrats, who in fact do nothing to improve their situations.
The video has since been watched over 5 million times. People have been posting their own testimonies across all social media networks under the #Walkaway title on what triggered them to leave the party.
The social media tidal wave put in furious motion by the campaign has caused some to suspect that it was initiated by conservative spin masters and that Straka is just a pawn of Republicans. He scoffs at the allegations of “being hired by the Koch brothers” or conservative news site Breitbart as laughable, saying that he was behind the script of the video “100 percent” and drew inspiration “from the passion that I feel in my heart for what I was saying.”
The originator of the movement has received massive positive feedback, but critics claim that those who joined the movement are not Democrats who have suddenly awakened to the truth but are in fact conservatives. (I don’t know how many Democrats are conservatives, but I’m pretty sure that number is insignificant) There are SOME conservatives who have posted their own videos with the Walkaway hashtag. “My campaign is not mostly comprised of people who are conservative. And in fact, anybody who is saying that I encourage to go into the page,” Straka said.
There are hundreds of video testimonies shot by real people posted online. However, some commenters — primarily liberal leftists — are playing the old ‘blame Russia’ Trump card (pun intended), claiming that the activists are probably just ‘Russian trolls.’ “The video testimonials don’t lie, those are not Russian bots, if you will, and these aren’t manufactured stories, these are real people telling real stories,” Straka said.
For many, it has been really shocking to watch as Democrats and other liberals continue to push forward their political agenda re-using the same worn-out and tired methods from the past to enrage and anger their adherents sufficiently so as to assure their votes for any Democrat Party issue or against any targeted election opponent or conservative policy. I pondered how and why the self-proclaimed most intellectual and savvy political leaders on the Planet would continue to lead rank-and-file members of the Democrat Party down that path toward certain destruction.
Think about this — “Facts:” The Democrat Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure. The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democrat posts, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and the presidency.
Democrat U.S. Senate seats fell from 55 to 46. Their share of the House plummeted from 256 seats to 194. Republicans still control both chambers going into the next session. Democrat governorships also became a rarity during this eight-year period, slipping from 28 to 16.
With these staggering losses over the 8 years under Obama, one would think the Democrat Party would consider it a “wake-up call.” But no — Democrat Party leadership continue to beat the same drum with the same people. The only difference in their message that has a shallow and now faint appeal to non-conservatives is one addition: “Dump Trump.”
Americans are not stupid — a fact that seems lost on Democrats again in THIS election cycle. Average Americans have watched unemployment rates fall through the floor in every demographic under this President; taxes were reduced dramatically which has put billions of dollars back in the pockets of Middle-Class Americans; business regulations have been slashed which has unleashed small businesses that had been crippled by staggering regulations under Obama. Hiring is up, wages are up, and Americans see the light at the end of the tunnel, and are pretty sure this time it’s not the headlight on a train!
How do Dems say they will “fix” our problems? By raising taxes, re-installing regulations, pushing forward with a myriad of government spending programs, some of which have been cut by the Trump Administration. How do they plan on funding these programs? With the tax increases.
Same old tired, worn-out, and out-dated policies. Democrats have NO new ideas other than that one: “Dump Trump.” And as indicated by the soaring support of the #WalkAway Campaign, it’s probable that Democrats’ plans will NOT dump this President, no matter who they choose to lead them back to the Promised Land.
Most Americans have a pretty solid idea we are already there: the “Promised Land. And if we’re not there, Americans are certain Democrats are NOT the political gurus who can get us there. Democrats led us to the bottom of the economic ladder carrying piles of corruption and big spending along the way — hardly the “Promised Land.”
“Insanity: doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.”
In this case, the Democrat 2018 platform is “Same Song — Different Verse.”
I’m not singing that song. Are you?