The 2020 presidential election may prove to be a sobering moment for Democrats, given how far left the party has shifted since President Barack Obama, who would be seen as too moderate by many in the party today.
At the same time, there’s more and more evidence to suggest the Democratic Party, lead by the likes of radical freshmen like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is leaving behind some of its own members in its steady migration to socialism.
A tweet featuring a lifelong Democrat who has had enough is one such example of what may prove to be a trend.
“Bill just walked into our office and told me he is a life long Democrat but that the party has moved so far left that he can longer support them,” Christopher, the vice president for Students for Trump at Arizona State University tweeted.
“He ripped up his Democratic voter registration card and I just registered him to vote as a Republican!” the student leader added.
Bill just walked into our office and told me he is a life long Democrat but that the party has moved so far left that he can longer support them.
— Christopher – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@Christ0pherAZ) January 6, 2020
The tweet included the hashtag #WalkAway
The #WalkAway Campaign is a grassroots movement founded by Brandon Straka, a former liberal, that encourages folks “to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today.”
“We are walking away from the lies, the false narratives, the fake news, the race-baiting, the victim narrative, the violence, the vandalism, the vitriol. We are walking away from a party driven by hate,” the movement’s website states.
Straka responded online to comedian Ricky Gervais blistering a room full of liberal Hollywood nobility Sunday night at the Golden Globes awards show to say, “I truly believe an anti-left backlash has begun.”
Loved @rickygervais’ speech at #goldenglobes2020. I truly believe an anti-left backlash has begun. Thank you, Ricky for telling Hollywood the truth about themselves. Only wish you’d had about two more hours!!
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) January 7, 2020
Gervais told the Hollywood hypocrites: “So, if you do win an award tonight don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and then f**k off.”
Congressman Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, just switched parties at the height of the partisan effort to impeach President Trump, becoming a Republican last month.
In saying that the GOP was “just a better fit” for him, Van Drew spoke of intolerance from the progressive left of moderate, blue-dog Democrats, which suggests there may be others to follow.
Trump’s reelection campaign launched the “Democrats for Trump” coalition, the same day Van Drew made his switch official.
“From the sham impeachment to the outright embrace of socialism, the Democrat party of today is unrecognizable and leaving moderate Democrats behind,” campaign manager Brad Parscale stated. “For Democrats who feel abandoned by the socialist radicalization of their party, there is room for you on Team Trump and we welcome you to join the movement and a President that are putting America first.”
There is also the Blexit Movement, founded by Candace Owens to “free” black voters from the decades-long grip of the Democratic Party.”
If it needed to be said, my New Year’s resolution is #BLEXIT.
All day, every day.
Let the race to save America begin.
See you on January 19th, North Carolina, for our MLK Day BLEXIT event!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 2, 2020
“Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party. It’s the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America,” Owens told Fox News in Oct. 2018.
All of which suggest that November 2020 may be a tough day for Demcorats… here’s a sampling of responses to “Bill” switching parties from Twitter:
This is happening all over the country… Trump 20/20 landslide
— Mike Shumaker (@mikeinminnesota) January 6, 2020
I personally know 2 people who just walked away. Big time liberals too. I never thought I’d see this day! One is a college English professor! I pray this trend continues with other liberal college professors! Let’s get back to teaching the TRUTH. ??????
— Marla w/a “La” (@MarlaWithALa) January 7, 2020
WELL DONE BILL pic.twitter.com/peb9wABc8A
— Women For TRUMP2020 (@debdew2) January 7, 2020
Welcome to the people of self thinkers ????
— AmericanProud (@clementbrm) January 7, 2020
Lots of people that were somewhat in the middle, leaning either left or right are absolutely horrified at the communist cliff the left are currently jumping off. Great decision Bill.
— Michele (@micheleros) January 7, 2020
Welcome Bill. I have never felt so welcome to a party as I did when I #WalkAwayFromDemocrats to the Repubs in 2018. I realize now what a schmuck I had been for so long. I don’t know what that Dem party is anymore.
— I’m a Boomer (@voter_new) January 7, 2020
He’s not alone.
I didn’t change.
My Party did.
— Derek Flint (@MicroDeathAngel) January 7, 2020
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