No, the #WalkAway Movement Isn't Run by Russian Bots. But It Is a Major Threat to the Democratic Party
Democrats want you to think the #WalkAway campaign is a right-wing propaganda effort propped up by a legion of Russian bots, but don't you believe it. Brandon Straka's WalkAway Facebook group now has over 106,000 members -- and anyone who takes the time to read their stories will quickly be disabused of the notion that bots could produce them.
The #WalkAway stories are compelling and often quite moving. People from every imaginable background -- black, white, Hispanic, rich, poor, straight, gay, trans, and even celebrity -- explain why they left the party. Most of these people voted Democrat their whole lives; most have lost friends for supporting President Donald Trump. Most have also found solace in the #WalkAway community.
In 2016, the Democrat media complex ignored the massive grassroots movement that came out in support for Trump, dismissing his massive rallies and popularity online as somehow insignificant. Now they are dismissing the #WalkAway campaign as a propaganda movement. Once again, something genuine and significant is happening across the nation, and it's getting ignored or ridiculed by media elites. It doesn't matter. Like a snowball rolling downhill, the movement is getting bigger and bigger with each day and there's nothing an elite can do to stop it.
In story after story, former Democrats -- including a popular, Grammy-nominated musician -- describe how they finally saw through the lies, smears, duplicity, and hypocrisy that infects today's Democratic Party. And how they couldn't help but notice the outrageous double standard in the way liberals and conservatives are treated. For people who remotely pay attention, the corrupt stench of the party is getting harder and harder to ignore.
"Laws are made for everyone and now it's as if Demacrats [sic] are protecting each other and seems like they can break the laws and they get away scot free," writes Barbara Kaminsky, who says she comes from a long line of Democrats. "If an ordinary person like me did the things they do I would be under the jail. I am disillusioned by the fact that Hillary got off with nothing for the massive corruption, dishonesty and lies she has done and just skates back to her mansion and a young naval man takes a picture to send his family and goes to prison. I could go on and on but I digress."
Christiana S. F. Chamon writes that she comes from "a very leftist Brazilian family" that essentially told her what to think. She says she voted for Obama twice, and really thought "Republicans were evil racists, bigots, and Bible thumpers."
Her eyes started to open near the end of her freshman year in college, when she says she started asking her leftist friends questions. "The more questions I asked, the more insults I was called," Chamon says. "'Racist,' 'sexist,' 'misogynist,' etc. I soon realized that these leftists are the very thing they claim to be against: racist, intolerant, close-minded, etc. Anything that dares be different from their echo chamber, immediately they lash out."