#WalkAway movement urges disgruntled Democrats to leave the party behind
A newly developed political movement urging liberals to leave the Democratic Party held a march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The 5-month-old #WalkAway movement advocates that those who really feel disillusioned with the party — which some say uses scare tactics and identity politics — to਌ome out publically against it.
A number of hundred supporters attended Saturday’s mile-lengthy march along Pennsylvania Avenue — from John Marshall Park close to the Capitol toਏreedom Plaza near the White Home.
"We’re walking away from the Democratic Celebration and actually walking toward freedom," #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka told Fox News.
Straka spearheaded the movement soon after posting an online video in May possibly explaining why he was abandoning the Democratic Party.
“People are fed up with what’s taking place on the left,” he said, adding that interest skyrocketedꂯter the hearings into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanauagh. “These were actually the sort of die-hard loyalists. Folks in their 60s and 70s who had been Democrats their whole life who mentioned ‘This was the final straw for me.’”
Scores of video testimonials posted to the #WalkAway Campaign Facebook page give a range of motives for switching political allegiances.
Some mentioned the Democratic Celebration has turn into hate-filled and hostile to opposing points of view whilst moving further to the left. Other people say they were tired of the celebration’s "politically correct" culture.
The movement caught President Trump’s interest. He tweeted about the event ahead of it started.
Straka stated he’s most proud that minority groups, such as Hispanics, African Americans and the LGBTQ neighborhood, have embraced his movement.
"These minority groups that I think the Democratic Party has had sort of a stranglehold for so extended on, they are walking away," he mentioned. "They want to be self-empowered."
But not everyone believes the grassroots campaign is genuine.
CNN contributor David Love named the movement fake and a Russian ploy to divide crucialꃞmocrat voting blocs, the Washington Times reported.
"Republicans want to split up the Democratic political opposition and divide black and Latino voters. And Russia looks like it desires to aid right here, too,” Really like wrote. “The most current instance of this method is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots work by former Democrats who are essential of the party’s alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want individuals to stroll away from the party.”
Published at Sun, 28 Oct 2018 09:13:10 +0000