“Blexit is a Renaissance,” movement champion Candace Owens said in an interview with Fox News in late October. “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.”
The movement she helped popularize was similar to another dubbed #WalkAway, which was founded by Brandon Straka, a gay New York-based actor who was a regular supporter of the Democratic Party until it morphed into all of the things he disliked.
“I know there are millions of other people who are feeling exactly the same way I'm feeling too, that their party has left them, that the Democratic Party has become a party of rage and hate and lies and the liberal media machine that backs them up,” Straka told Fox News and national radio host Mark Levin last week.
Now, yet another movement to abandon the party comprised of people who were once solid Democratic voters — Jews — has begun, and for similar reasons: The party no longer represents them. In fact, many believe, today’s Democratic Party is morphing into something more akin to Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Party. (Related: Why did it take the Democrat-controlled House an entire WEEK to pass an ‘anti-hate’ bill?)
As reported by Conservative Tribune, the nascent movement is dubbed “Jexodus” and, according to its website, states, “We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left.”
“Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats. Until today,” the website continued.
Jexodus comes as an increasing number of Democratic Leftists scorn, shun, and chastise Jews with anti-Semitic attacks and financial punishment. In 2005, a movement called Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) began as a means of working “to end international support” for Israel’s alleged “oppression of Palestinians.”
Another movement called Divestment from Israel is a campaign to use economic boycotts to “pressure Israel” to end its “occupation of Palestinian territories” that were captured during the 1967 war.
In the U.S., a new crop of freshmen Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly drawn the ire of Republicans and even some in their own party for repeated instances of anti-Semitism. One of them is of Palestinian descent — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Shortly after winning her election, she decided to forego a traditional congressional delegation to Israel for new members sponsored by Israeli lobbying organization AIPAC. Instead, Tlaib announced she would instead lead a delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which the U.K.’s Independent called “unprecedented.”
Another is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). She recently suggested that some lawmakers (Republicans, mostly) have more of an allegiance to Israel than their own country — a statement which drew immediate condemnation and outrage from the GOP and her own party leadership.
She was rebuked last week — sort of — when the House voted to approve a resolution condemning “hate” — anti-Semitism, sure, but also “racism” and “Islamophobia.” Though Omar’s comments were solely responsible for the resolution, her name wasn’t even mentioned, which drew scathing condemnation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from Fox News host Judge Janine Pirro.
“President Trump was right when he said the democrat party is now the anti-Israel party. Don’t forget Nancy, history has proven over and over when you appease to anti-Semitic sentiment, the worst happens,” she wrote on Twitter.
Left-wing Democratic extremism is responsible for Jexodus — and Blexit, and #WalkAway. As the party’s leaders lose what remains of their minds, the party’s traditional base will continue to bolt.