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Actor Isaiah Washington scolds ‘coward’ closet conservatives in Hollywood

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Echoing a sentiment that calls to mind the famous words of founding father Samuel Adams, Hollywood actor and producer Isaiah Washington tore into fellow actors who contact him in private to share that they are conservative.

Taking to social media, Washington, who starred in several Spike Lee films and was on “Grey’s Anatomy,” didn’t mince words in calling closet conservatives “hypocrites” and “cowards.”

“I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives. Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards. You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr,” he tweeted.

It’s hard to argue that these aren’t contentious times in America. A time when our politics are as polarizing as they have ever been, with two distinctly different views on the direction the country should take.

And it is within that “animated contest” that the aforementioned quote from Samuel Adams resonates.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace,” Adams famously said. “We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

Washington is somewhat of a revolutionary himself, as seen in a tweet earlier this year where he — egad! — dissed former President Barack Obama for not offering any support to “the Black Agenda,” while praising President Donald Trump for his efforts on prison reform.

“I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct,” Washington tweeted.

In another tweet, he explained: “I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I will work w/h anyone as long as things get done.”

As for the invitation to the White House, Washington can be seen in the video below speaking in the East Room as President Trump looks on.

As for being a revolutionary, Washington tweeted a quote that has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, though there’s some question as to the origin of the quote: “When Government fears the People, there is Freedom, when the People fear Government, there is Tyranny.”

He included the iconic hashtag #WalkAway, from the grassroots movement founded by former liberal Brandon Straka, that encourages people to walk away from today’s radical Democratic Party.

Washington’s take on fellow actors received a little support from a few brave souls in Hollywood:

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

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