• Ouch: African-American Actor Dumps Dems, Says They Aren’t Helping Black Constituents

    Surge Summary: African American actor Isaiah Washington has opted to join the “Walk Away” movement, abandoning the Democrats because, he says, he hasn’t seen that party help black Americans the way it ought to.

    Is there a trend developing here?

    From Tyler O’Neil/PJ Media:

    Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington spoke with Fox Nation on Wednesday about his deciding throw in with the “Walk Away” campaign that rejects the Democratic Party. His reason for tossing the Democrats? In part, because he believes the liberal party isn’t really helping black Americans.

    “The reason why I chose to walk away from the Democratic Party … something doesn’t feel right. I’m walking away I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I come from,” Washington said. “And if I look at the political lineage of the Democratic Party over the last fifty years of my lifetime since I was five and I’m 55. And very little has changed in my community.”

    “I have some questions, I’ve got more than questions. Now I have evidence, I have empirical evidence that something is wrong. …The problem I have with the Democrats is you haven’t done enough.”

    That evidence does seem to back up the outspoken thespian:  a recent study found the worst congressional districts according to the measure of African-Americans falling behind white Americans in the country were represented by … Democrats?

    Recall Robert Johnson, America’s first black billionaire, conferred on President Donald Trump an “A+” on the economy.

    In April, Washington announced he was considering supporting Trump. He said he had voted for Obama twice, but didn’t see progress under Obama. “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 [First Step Act],” he tweeted.

    On Twitter, Washington further backed the Legacy Republican Alliance, an organization celebrating historic black Republicans and urging black Americans to consider the GOP.

    After a tweet storm about the Carthaginian visionary general and leader Hannibal Barca, Washington tweeted about the alliance, saying, “I’m Riding in on ‘this’ Elephant like Hannibal.”

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    Image: Adapted from: By vagueonthehow from Tadcaster, York, England – Isaiah WashingtonUploaded by Dudek1337, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27568321

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