The best #walkaway

A GAY NEW YORK hairstylist named Brandon Straka kicked off the #WalkAway movement with a YouTube video on May 26 of 2018. The movement has since ballooned to enormous proportions. What did Brandon walk away from?

The Democrat Party. Here is his original video.

The grassroots movement is no longer just a YouTube phenomenon. There are rallies and events nationwide on a regular basis. There is a website. The growing number of people abandoning the Democrat Party are notable for their diversity.

They are not just white yokels in flyover country.

There are blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, you name it, and what they have in common is they are waking up to the nefarious realities of today’s Democrat Party.

I walked away in 2008, long before Straka came to his senses.

I’ve watched a number of the #WalkAway videos on YouTube. By far the best I’ve seen is the one here at the top. The eloquent woman is a former Bernie campaign worker, and she speaks not only of her experience but that of her grandfather, a World War II vet who had been a lifelong Democrat and union leader. He walked away in 2016.

Bonus video. How the media lie to us every day. Sad.

46 thoughts on “The best #walkaway

  1. Interesting points in both videos. These folks speak the truth.

    This comes from an old Texan whose family members were all “vote blue no matter who” Democrats for generations. An old guy who remembers the Goldwater election and how things have changed in party affiliation/definition since those times.

    Interesting times we inhabit.

    What happens next?

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    1. Ricardo: What happens next? With luck, enough people who habitually vote Democrat, as I once did and perhaps you too, will come to their senses as have the folks who’ve made the videos. Of course, many people — again, like myself — have walked away but have not made a video about it.

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      1. “Vote blue no matter who” in Texas? No surprise there. The whole of the former Confederacy was single-party Democrat until they mostly flipped 20 or so years ago. Heck, I believe that West Virginia, the most pro-Trump state in the nation, still has a majority of registered Democrats.

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  2. Felipe,
    You wanna check out some crazy nonsense? Check out some of the Canadian federal election coverage, the entitled trust fund baby PM has been caught on older photos wearing black or brown face. Not once but thrice, thus far. Oh the wringing of hands… Of all the crap this guy has done, he may go down in flames for this.

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    1. Karlos: Yes, I know about Canada’s child prime minister’s new problem. Of course, since he’s a leftist, he’ll likely get a pass, but let’s hope not. PC shame should be evenly distributed to both sides of the spectrum.

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      1. Honestly, running people out of town for having once worn blackface, or some other youthful indiscretion, is completely nuts, no matter who does it.

        The whole blackface panic is just one more example of how insanely stupid our politics have become: all style, ZERO substance.

        Saludos,

        Kim G
        Ajijic, Jalisco
        Where plenty of folks were seen in “flour face” only months ago.

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        1. Sorry, Kim, but this has nothing to with blackface, whiteface or even racism. This about a condescending, egotistical, spoiled, self-centered, trust fund, childlike prime minister who has been finger-wagging and lecturing Canadians for four years about all things politically correct and has either fired or ruined careers of others in his party for doing similar or much less. He is a complete fool, and I have no idea how anyone takes him seriously.

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            1. You are correct, Kim. That’s how he should be brought down, and that is why I always try to steer the convo regarding this blackface story in that direction. So much so that as I’ve been following this blog for many years this is my first time posting. Thanks, Felipe, for the great blog! My wife and I live half-time in Calgary and half-time in Mazatlan.

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              1. Don Guillermo: Thanks for the feedback, and feel free to do it in the future. You will not be moderated. It’s automatic on first comments. It’s a strange fact that the overwhelming majority of people who read blogs never leave comments. Dunno why. I, on the other hand, mouth off all over the place.

                Calgary, eh? So you live in the Canadian equivalent of U.S. flyover country, where most smart Americans live. I imagine it’s the same in Canada. Not just you but Jordan Peterson.

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                1. Thanks Felipe, I will be more interactive going forward. Yes, Alberta is typically a conservative part of Canada. I read once that Calgary has the most American residents of any city outside of the USA. Not sure if it’s still true.

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                2. Don Guillermo, P.S.: Here’s my take on blog commenting. I regard it as a tip jar for whatever entertainment or information the reader received from the blog writer. I’ve been doing this for nearly 15 years. Would I have done it more than a year or so if cyberspace had remained mute? Course not. I think the tip-jar idea is a good one, but most everyone keeps quiet. I know how many people visit here because WordPress tells me. It’s a whale of a lot more than the five or 10 people who regularly comment, depending on the topic. Everyone else keeps quiet. Mysterious.

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  3. Compañero Felipe: People are entitled to walk away from, or join, anything they want to. That’s the way democratic systems work. But I think your celebration about the Walkaway “movement” may be just a tiny bit overblown. Opinion polls, which you may dismiss as “fake,” consistently indicate the Trump’s approval rating remains unchanged in the range of 36 to 40 percent. No tectonic changes there one way or another.

    As far as Hispanics joining the Trump brigade, even after he called Mexicans “rapists,” etc., that’s their prerogative. Women (“grab them by the pussy,” l’affaire Stormy Daniels, and numerous allegations of sexual assault by our thrice-divorced and serial adulterer leader), of course, can join the Trump Republicans too. And gays — after Trump banned transgender people from serving in the military and has effectively deep-sixed any legislative moves to protect gay people from discrimination — certainly, are entitled to “walk away” also.

    Compañero, this notion that blocks of the Democratic Party are breaking away and joining the Republican Party, is just delusional. Of course, strange things happen in the middle of the night, like sanctimonious family-values evangelicals supporting the most morally deranged person ever to reside in the White House, hey…what can I say? Maybe black people will join the neo-Nazis one of these days. It’s a strange world out there.

    al

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    1. Señor Lanier: It is my fondest hope that one day you and yours will see the error of your ways. As for the info you cite, it is obvious that it comes from such “news sources” as your beloved NYT and Washington Post.

      As for transgenders in the military, they have no business being in the military because transgenderism is a serious mental/emotional affliction. The military does not need such people. I don’t think gays belong in the military either. Feel free to differ. But, of course, I also do not think women should be in combat units. Support positions, sure, but not combat units. Support positions where there is need for brains, not combat positions where there is need for both brains and brawn. Women do not have brawn. Saying they do is politically correct bugga-bugga.

      Call me old-school.

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    2. Have you actually read the white paper published by the Pentagon on the transgender issue? I have, and it makes sense. Also, did you know that a full 71% of 17- to 24-year-olds aren’t eligible for military service due to things ranging from gender dysphoria, flat feet, obesity, and other issues that don’t have much impact on one’s civilian life? Do you think the U.S. military is also guilty of fat-shaming? Are you aware of any of the statistics on transgender suicide rates (enormously high) or other associated problems. Could you possibly see that there are genuine, military readiness reasons for this ban?

      Or are you viewing the entire world through “Trump-is-a-meanie” glasses? And if so, how much does he live rent-free in your brain?

      Saludos,

      Kim G
      Ajijic, JAL

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      1. Kim: You boys settle down, or I’ll come out there with a stick. It won’t be pretty.

        But your points are excellent, of course.

        On a related matter of military readiness, a couple of years ago I read a quote from a drill instructor who said that it was obvious from the recruits the military is getting these days that few of them had ever in their young lives had anyone tell them no and actually mean it. Sad.

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    3. Alfredo:

      P.S. In a 50/50 country (which the USA has been at least since 1968) no “walkaway” has to be overwhelming in order to have significant political consequences.

      Count me in as another walker-away.

      Also, don’t confuse support for the president with voting intentions.

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        1. Well, walking away is not entirely official yet, but in my mind, yes.

          By the way, I recently viewed an interview of Ben Sasse by the Hoover Institution on their YouTube channel. (Not yet banned, thank God!) Though there’s probably an enormous number of things with which I’d disagree with Sasse, one thing he said that was very interesting was that neither party at this point was either very interesting or really had much intellectual capital left. And I think that’s the truth. In addition to being financially bankrupt (not yet widely recognized) the USA is also intellectually bankrupt as well. We truly are in a sad state.

          By the way, check out this article (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/conservative-professor-just-rolled-out-new-class-will-blow-liberals-minds) about Mike Adams’ new course at University of North Carolina Wilmington. There will finally be some diversity worth talking about.

          Saludos

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          1. Kim: The Democrats are dead in the water. And plenty of Republicans are too, which is why Trump has to fight not only Democrats to get things done but often Republicans too. John McCain’s torpedoing the cancellation of ObamaCare out of pure spite soon after Trump’s election victory was a classic case. May the S.O.B. now R.I.P. The Deep State is by no means restricted to Democrats.

            Thanks for the link.

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            1. I especially liked the comment that if higher education isn’t controversial, something is wrong. And indeed, the university-groupthink that’s now so prevalent in the USA is profoundly wrong.

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  4. The left, through their control of the media, education and social networks, are trying their utmost to shape public opinion. They control the public narrative. But there is another non-public narrative that goes on between family, friends and trusted acquaintances. People are not stupid; they see what is happening. We all know that there are only two sexes. I don’t know whose drawers these lefties are looking into, but there are only two sexes. The rest is perversion.

    The left tells their lies, and only they believe them. The current Democrat Party reminds me of the Maoist, all shouting the party line and waving their little red books. They are afraid to think for themselves.

    And when people vote, it is not the public narrative that influences the vote, but the private narrative. Then we see Rachel Maddow and all of the other lefties in shock. “Something must be wrong. How can we have lost another election.” Well, about 70 percent of the people in this country who bother to vote are white folks. And the left has embraced a “Hate White People” agenda. Frankly, I don’t know one white person that would vote for Corey Booker or Kamala Harris.

    We know if these people gain power our society will be Hell to live in.

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    1. Señor Gill: I imagine there are white people willing to vote for Harris or Booker. Most, however, live in California and New York, and a large percentage have short bangs and blue hair. And I think you are mistaken on the number of sexes. I count three, not two. Male, female and deranged. There you have it. Three.

      The longer the leftists control the education system, the more your private narrative and the public narrative will be one and the same, and it will favor them, not us. They also control showbiz, which should not be taken lightly. And, of course, Big Tech. The landscape is grim, amigo.

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  5. Well, I suspect the light will dawn on most people sometime. Mama and Daddy will be dead, and there will be no one to pay the bills for the spoiled brats. When they go to work and then see that half of their paycheck goes to pay taxes for nonproductive people and programs, then they will see the light. More “free” stuff, I don’t think so.

    The so called “wealth tax” will tax people based upon the value of their estate rather than their income. So, if one has a very nice home, another house down town and a condo in Mexico City, they will be taxed on the value of those properties plus the value of other items such as automobiles, etc. To keep these properties taxes must be paid on them whether or not they produce revenue. Eventually, the government gets it all.

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  6. Interestingly, the supposedly liberal media (New York Times included) published more stories about Mrs. Clinton’s emails than they did about Mr. Trump’s taxes, porn scandals, university, foundation, and Russia combined. That count doesn’t include the stories about the Clinton foundation and Benghazi.

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        1. Gerard: A very good question. Appears he does not have the DOJ in his pocket. Or he has a good reason for not tossing Hill in the Big House. Would be a very shocking deal, so maybe that’s why nothing has been done. She’s a has-been, so why bother? Yeah, I think that’s it.

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          1. Apparently, the Left doesn’t have enough faith in the U.S. judicial system to believe that HRC would get a fair trial. They keep writing about how that would instead be some kind of political retribution.

            Interesting that no one points this out.

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  7. When and if we ever find out who killed Seth Rich, the truth will compel the Justice Department to act. While President Trump controls those he appointed, the agency is still salted with Obama operatives.

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