This is a MUST watch! https://t.co/xa0apuUVqD
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 1, 2018
This right here should be all the proof you need that the movement is a phony attempt to discredit the Democrats and spread divisiveness.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Attacks with the hashtag #WalkAway purport to be from a “grassroots” wave of one-time Democrats who have left the party in part because they say they are so incensed by the hateful and divisive behavior of party members. The message is to “walk away” from ugly confrontations, “intolerance” and hate — and from the Democratic Party.
But the hashtag has been connected to Russian bots. It has ranked as the third or fourth most popular Kremlin-linked hashtag for days, according to bot tracking by the Hamilton 68 site run by the bipartisan Alliance for Securing Democracy, which keeps tabs on Russian activity on the American internet.
Arc Digital has made the same connection in the “strikingly similar” tweets pushing a “familiar narrative” of Democratic “bullying.” Arc traced the campaign from a Facebook group in May and subsequent tweets whose traffic suddenly began to explode late last month.
Amplification of tweets by bots does not necessarily mean the content is created by Kremlin-linked operators. But bots typically grossly exaggerate Twitter traffic — and influence — by replicating chosen messages tens of thousands of times.
The Washington Post notes that the impetus for the movement is attributed to a wannabe actor who made a video that was clearly produced by a conservative group, filled with Right Wing buzzwords, and purporting to be his declaration as to why he abandoned liberalism:
#WalkAway, the hashtag, went viral this weekend, as something of a delayed reaction to a popular video renouncing liberalism by Brandon Straka, who described himself to the Epoch Times as a New York hairdresser and aspiring actor. The video, posted in late May, now has more than 1 million views on Facebook. In it, Straka says he was once a liberal, but now he is not.
“If you are a person of color, an LGBT person, a woman or an American immigrant, the Democratic Party wants you to know you are a victim,” Straka says in the video. “This is perhaps the Democratic Party’s greatest, and most insidious, lie.”
“I am walking away. And I encourage all of you to do the same. Walk away,” Straka concludes. The video was meant to spark a movement; this weekend’s going viral of the hashtag has been cited as proof that Straka has succeeded.
As the Internet fragments, our understanding of what it means to go “viral” has become complicated, and increasingly meaningless. A hashtag claiming to capture a movement among liberals has gone viral, in this case, almost exclusively on the right-wing Internet, as a reinforcement of one of its binding ideas.
There’s little actual evidence to suggest that #WalkAway represents a mass conversion of millions — or even thousands — of Democrats to the Trump Train since Straka’s video. Instead, the #WalkAway hashtag is going Conservative Internet viral on the same hope driving recent pro-Trump support of Kanye West: that the country is on the verge of a mass conversion to conservative thought, a Great Awakening of sorts. And the thing about anticipating an awakening is that it never actually has to happen for the idea of it to go viral.
Now I typically would not waste too much time on what is obviously a piece of thinly disguised Right Wing propaganda driven largely by Russian bots, but I have sadly come to realize that sometimes this shit actually works.
So in the interests of saving all of us from further embarrassment, simply keep in mind that there is REAL fear about the impending blue wave this election year and that there will be multiple attempts to cause disunity among Democrats and to turn us against each other in some kind of political Hunger Games scenario.
Fuck all of that noise.
We just need to keep our eye on the ball and remember that the harder they try to discourage us from voting or trusting out candidates, the more obvious it is that they fear our success.
Courtesy of Fox News Insider:
The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said she sees “hypocritical double standards” when it comes to the left’s push for more gun control measures.
She said all Americans have the constitutional right to protect themselves and their families in the same way celebrities and politicians are protected.
“We have every right, we have a God-given right that’s codified in our Bill of Rights to protect ourselves and to protect our property and our families. It’s not just a select few that government will choose who gets to be protected. The movie stars, the politicians in D.C., those in a courthouse, no. The Bill of Rights does apply to every single citizen of the U.S.,” she said.
Responding to President Trump’s renewed calls for border security, including using U.S. troops, Palin said it’s “obvious” why Democrats are opposed.
“I think that they just fear that Americans aren’t gonna vote Democrat, so by golly they’ll import people who will,” she said.
Palin said those in favor of “globalization” want cheap labor and Americans are getting “sick of it.”
“It comes back to either supporting the rule of law, our legal immigration system, or supporting and incentivizing illegal immigration with no expectation of assimilating any of the people into our culture or anything else. It’s really whack. People are really sick of it,” she said.
It’s really whack?
Do you know what else is “really whack?” The fact that Sarah Palin does not understand that you cannot “import” people who will vote the Democratic ticket because they are not yet US citizens.
Unless of course Palin buys into that conspiracy theory that claims the 3 million votes that Hillary Clinton beat Trump by in the popular vote were cast by illegal aliens.
But that’s just crazy, right?
Of course the idea that ANYONE would seek an opinion about ANYTHING from this whack-a-doodle has been is equally crazy.