For years, Democrats like me have watched with increasing alarm as our own political leaders and activists – from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to media outlets like MSNBC – have used an endless stream of hateful, violent and ultimately un-American rhetoric that has resulted in billions of dollars in economic damage and given birth to a violent national movement...
Taken together – the bigotry of the Democrat base, the violence encouraged by Democrat leaders, the actual physical harm perpetrated by hysterical followers – one can’t help but escape from the obvious conclusion: the Democrat Party has become irredeemable.
For Democrats like me, we have no choice: we have to leave.
-Bryan Dean Wright
In 2018, a disillusioned liberal by the name of Brandon Straka started the #WalkAway Campaign. Tired of the lies and the bankrupt leadership of the new Left, Straka encouraged other disaffected liberals to stand up for themselves and leave the Democrat plantation. As a grassroots effort, it was impressive in its independence and willingness to speak truth to power.
Sometimes people ask me how I, as a member of the very liberal newspaper industry, came to be a conservative. The answer is that I’ve been around liberals enough to know that we don’t want them running —— well, anything...
Why am I a conservative? Because I know liberals. There is no grace there. No love there. Only hatred and judgment and pettiness.
In an appearance on Fox News on Monday, Rose McGowan attacked the Democratic Party, which she accused of being a "deep cult" whose supporters are in thrall to leaders who don't care about them.
McGowan, a movie star who was one of the leading activists of the #MeToo movement, made the point after noting her childhood growing up in the Children of God cult. McGowan told Fox News host Tammy Bruce that she used to vote for Democrats herself, but stopped.
"I am not here to make people feel bad about their political choices," McGowan said. "But I am here to say that you might be in a cult, too, if you don't know the signs. And I do believe Democrats, most especially, are in a deep cult that they really don't know about and aren't really aware of."
Ann McElhinney on Environmentalists
If you dare not to protest or boycott Trump, you are a traitor.
If you dare to question liberal stances or make an effort toward understanding why conservatives think the way they do, you are a traitor.
It can seem like liberals are actually against free speech if it fails to conform with the way they think. And I don’t want to be a part of that club anymore.
People of all ages and ethnicities are posting YouTube videos describing "red pill moments"—personal awakenings that have caused them to reject leftist narratives imbibed since childhood from friends, teachers, and the news and entertainment media.
Sarah Silverman: Democrats "So F***ing Elitist"...
It’s the absolutist-ness (sic) of the party I am in that is such a turnoff to me. It’s so f***ing elitist, you know? For something called ‘progressive,’ it allows for zero progress. It’s all or nothing, no steps toward, all or f***ing nothing. Again, righteousness porn…
Arielle Scarcella: Leaving the Left
'The LGBT community is eating it's own. It's now filled with entitled, children who believe in cancel culture, moral superiority point scoring and oppression points.' -Arielle Scarcella
'This community has become so ridiculously intolerant while preaching love... ' -Arielle Scarcella
Dave Rubin: Why I Left The Left
I’m a married gay man, so you might think that I appreciate the government forcing a Christian baker or photographer or florist to act against their religion in order to cater, photograph or decorate my wedding. But you’d be wrong.
A government that can force Christians to violate their conscience can force me to violate mine. If a baker won’t bake you a cake, find another baker; don’t demand that the state tell him what to do with his private business.
We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in a constant state of outraged indignation.
I did not want to live that way anymore. I wanted to cultivate a disposition of gratitude. I wanted to see others, not as victims or victimizers, but as potential friends, as loved creations of God.
Progressives tolerating "no dissent whatsoever"...
In his YouTube Channel, Dissent Report, a young, one-time "Bernie Sanders supporting progressive Democrat" admits from behind large sunglasses that he's made "a pretty hard turn to the right."
He took the red pill after seeing friends "moving …towards an authoritarian sort of Progressivism."
He explains, "They were just standing up for a divisive brand of politics that would tolerate no dissent whatsoever."
Attacked and Ostracized...
The Democratic Party no longer fits their personalities, their values, or their self-image as loving, caring, tolerant human beings.
The coup de grace is when they realize they are not free in their liberal social circles to utter one word of doubt or criticism of the party line. If they do, they find themselves attacked and ostracized.
That is truly the end for them as Democrat voters.
Marxists are great psychological manipulators. It is their one great talent, and it is enough that it nearly makes up for all their other intellectual shortcomings, which are legion. Most folks are vulnerable, at some level.
And resisting psychological manipulation is not easy for most people. It's not enough to just say "don't be brainwashed."
One of the biggest reasons I left the social justice movement was its readiness to conduct witch hunts and put people on public trial.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 12, 2017
My disillusionment with the left began slowly with simple disagreements about immigration and uncomfortable conversations where I found myself being labeled a racist despite not only no evidence of such but generally ludicrous logic behind the claims; one gay leftist even called me a white supremacist because the people I've dated in the past (a whopping four individuals) were all Caucasian.
Changing Her Mind...
Amala Ekpunobi grew up in a leftist home and worked as an organizer for the political left. She never questioned the narrative - until she discovered the racism she thought she was fighting against was being perpetuated by her side.
“We are bringing back segregation in this country, and people will sell it to you that we are doing it in a positive manner...it perpetuates the same racist narrative that they are trying to run away from.”
Amala shares her story of questioning leftist ideology, which ultimately led to changing her mind.
Thankfully, while these guilt trips used to work on me, no longer. Their white guilt is their problem, not mine.
They can grovel in their self-hatred and parade their bleeding hearts all day in a futile effort at redemption. But when I left New England, I left that crap behind."
"I got ejected from the left and a lot of people on [the] right embraced me, which was weird...and then even weirder was the discovery of all the other people who’d been ejected from the Left."
Democrat, Mugged by Reality...
"I know this sounds naive. I didn’t think the left was so mean. I didn’t think the left lied like this. I thought the right did that. I thought we were better."
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Oops, Economy, Biden
The now-former spokesman for District of Columbia Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser told Fox News on Wednesday that President Biden's tenure in office has led him to change party affiliation and also to vote for GOP businessman Glenn Youngkin in the off-year gubernatorial election in Virginia, where he resides.
Victor Jimenez told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that his political shift was not a small decision, adding that he was until recently the "lead public information officer at [Bowser's] office for community affairs" and previously held a similar role for Latino outreach.
Jimenez, who is an Afro-Dominican immigrant, according to a tweet from the DC Office of Latino Affairs, previously told Spanish-language network Telemundo that "Biden turned me into a Republican" and that the president has "destroyed the economy."
Trump: The First Black President...
"I ran the NFL players for Obama, I’ve been a Democrat all my life … and you changed me, you changed me, you touched me, and you made my work go to another level, you inspire me.
Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month: Man, you the first black president."
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Education
Tammy Bruce: Yes, it was; it was shocking. For me it was quite life-changing in my sense of how I viewed the world and I was also, when it comes to my view of Christians, quite surprised by how happy they were.
I mean, I remember being on the left; no one is happy, trust me. They (are the) biggest group of miserable people you would ever want to meet.
Everything is wrong, everything is going bad, everyone is after you, everyone wants to get you, people are building camps.
Stepping Back and Questioning the Hate...
You see, I was one of those Democrats who considered anyone who voted for Trump a racist. I thought they were horrible (yes, even deplorable) and worked very hard to eliminate their voices from my spaces by unfriending or blocking people who spoke about their support of him, however minor their comments.
I watched a lot of MSNBC, was convinced that everything he had done was horrible, that he hated anyone who wasn’t a straight white man, and that he had no redeeming qualities.
But when I witnessed the amount of hate coming from the left in this small, niche knitting community, I started to question everything.
Democrat, Liberal, Racism, Narrative, Oops
Democratic Party: Racist, "Anti-Black"...
Charrise Lane, 22, of Orlando, Florida, is one person who has no interest in voting Democrat. She calls herself a “Conscious Black Conservative” and told me: “I’m a conservative because the Democratic Party has always been anti-black and racist towards black Americans.”
2021: The Turn...
Instinctively, we looked to the Democratic Party, the only home we and our parents and their parents before them had ever known or seriously considered. But what we saw there—and in the newspapers we used to read, and in the schools whose admission letters once made us so proud—was terrifying. However we tried to explain what was happening on “the left,” it was hard to convince ourselves that it was right, or that it was something we still truly believed in. That is what The Turn is about...
You are living through The Turn if you think that burning down towns and looting stores isn’t the best way to promote social justice, but feel you can’t say so because you know you’ll be called a white supremacist...
If the left is going to make it “right wing” to simply be decent, then it’s OK to be right.
The seeds of doubt need to be planted...
Thus, for the time being, while some conservatives hope in vain for an honest debate with the other side or for reality to set in, they can push for a little more sanity and take stock in the fact that their liberal friends are not malicious—they’ve just been systematically duped.
This means we have to take on the burden of moving past the usual insults leftists hurl at conservatives and teach them truths they are never allowed to hear. The seeds of doubt need to be planted. In most cases, they may not bear fruit, but in other cases they may. At the very least, inconvenient facts from the other side may check the conditioning process.
Former Democrat Explains
Why He Joined the Republican Party
"So different values developed for me and my nine siblings, following mom’s step, working and investing in self and mind and not relying on government to pull you out.
I tried to be a Democrat, more or less to stay in connection with other African Americans. It just didn’t work out. I always felt odd speaking the values that she instilled in us, and it was never really embraced by the Democratic Party. And so it led to the change and where I’m at right now."
Democrats are leaving their party more in sorrow than in anger, but leaving it they are, sickened by the Democratic Party’s hard left turn. Tens of thousands are telling their stories on the #walkaway movement’s public Facebook page. Their YouTube videos are a fascinating window into the innermost thoughts of kind, thoughtful people across America—all former Democrats.
My personal favorites are what I call “nice ladies driven away by Democrat hate.” During and after the election, many women stopped buying what the Dems are selling. They come from every generation, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and region of America.
These women warm my heart because I have been waiting and hoping that ordinary Democratic voters would be revolted by their party’s embrace of vitriol and violence.
Democrat, Liberal, Narrative, Oops
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that people moving to Florida from other states are “overwhelmingly” registering as Republicans, and that includes Democrats who fled their states due to COVID-19 restrictions...
“And so I think what it did is the people that buy those phony narratives for these media, they probably aren’t coming to Florida. But most people see through it. But the people that see through it, they think like us. And so, I think a lot of these people are coming. I think they are registering as Republicans overwhelmingly,” DeSantis said. “And I also have come across a lot of people who, quite frankly, were Democrats. The lockdowns turned them into Republicans.”...
The governor said he’s “come across a lot of people” who said they were Democrats but are now Republicans because of school lockdowns caused by teachers’ unions’ decisions.
“People say, ‘I was a Democrat because of education, and I’m in California, and they’re locking my kids out of school. I come to Florida, they’re in school.’ People are free. People are happy,” he said.
Democrat, Liberal, Tax, Crime, Government, Degeneracy
According to data from the United States Postal Service, nearly 16 million people filed change of address requests during the pandemic. While some of those moves are temporary, many of the numbers represent individuals and families who are permanently relocating—often seeking a more vibrant economy, lower costs of living, and lower tax burdens.
The pandemic accelerated what was already a growing trend in the country: migration from states like California, New York, and Illinois to southern states like Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia. Notably, these latter states offer all of the amenities of large cities, services, entertainment, and growing job markets, but at a lower cost of living than the major cities in the aforementioned places.
Sesame Street - Exit
Liberal, Character, Narrative, Oops
A recent study discovered that conservatives are overall happier and find a greater purpose in life than liberals, according to PsyPost. Researchers found that people who identified as conservatives were happier, more satisfied and have a greater purpose in life, according to a study published by Social Psychological and Personality Science on June 15...
“This is a small but robust relationship that was found in five data sets that include representative samples from 16 countries; some of the data were collected as early as the early 1980s, some were collected as recently as 2017,” Newman said to PsyPost.