#Walk Away, Michelle!

By Al Perrotta Published on October 12, 2018

#Walk Away, Michelle! Walk away!

Former first lady Michelle Obama famously said of harsh political discourse, “When they go low, we go high.”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is basically telling her, “Sit down and shut up.”

During a campaign appearance Holder said, “Michelle always says that, you know, ‘when the go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is all about.”

His comment was met with cheers. 

Violence is Golden?

Holder’s remarks comes as a wave of left-wing violence soaks our land. Just yesterday news broke that a New York man upset at the “direction of the country” was arrested for planning to detonate a 200 pound bomb in Washington on Election Day,  We also learned that the son of Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice was assaulted at Stanford over his support for Brett Kavanaugh.

Stream story on Hillary Clinton’s rejection of civility lists many more. To refresh:

… ricin was sent to the White House and Pentagon.

… hordes were screeching, clawing, banging at the Supreme Court doors.

… demonic wails filled the Senate chamber.

… a decapitation video was sent to the wife of Sen. Cory Gardner after his vote for Kavanaugh.

… liberal senator Susan Collins was barraged with death threats and called a “rape apologist.”

… a congressional staffer doxxed opposing senators. (And when a witness threatened to expose him, he threatened to dox their children.)

… Antifa protesters hounded and threatened motorists in Portland.

… a pro-choice protester gave a pro-life woman a roundhouse kick to the head

… a school teacher tweeted “kill Kavanaugh.”

… a Trump-supporter’s truck was firebombed.

It’s one thing for Hillary Clinton to reject civility. She’s always been a vicious political thug, she’s still bitter over losing to Trump, and so desperate to stay relevant she’d say “up is down” if it meant keeping with the day’s political fashion. And the top fall fashion is “resistance at whatever bloody cost.” 

However, Eric Holder is the former Attorney General of the United States. He was America’s top law enforcement official. When your former top lawman, in this atmosphere is calling out the jackboots, you’ve got problems. As President Trump said, “That is a very dangerous statement.”

But let’s look on the bright side. At least Holder isn’t someone with a history of arming violent criminals. Oh, wait. Yes he is. (Fast & Furious, anyone?)

Michelle Obama Responds

To her credit, Michelle Obama didn’t wait long to stand up to Holder. Obama was asked this morning on NBC’s Today if her motto, “When they go low, we go high” still stands. “Absolutely,” she said.

Fear is not — it’s not a proper motivator. Hope wins out. And if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?

We want them to grow up with promise and hope. And we can’t model something different if we want them to be better than that.”

God bless you, Michelle Obama, for saying that. And now, ma’am, the bad news. You are now far too moderate for this “new Democratic party.”

You sound like the verse from Jeremiah. “‘Peace, peace,’ they say. But there is no peace.” To the hysterical mobs marauding around the country your call to “go high” sounds like the parents in a Peanuts cartoon. 

On places like CNN and MSNBC, you can’t even call a mob a “mob” without being shut down. (Warning: Some foul language)

But There Is Good News

But there is good news. More and more Democrats and Independents are watching the madness and saying, “This just ain’t right.” Polling shows Independents are repulsed by what they saw the past couple weeks. Republican candidates are suddenly competitive even in races that are supposed to be sure things.

Take dark blue California and New Jersey. 

In the California governor’s race Democrat Gavin Newsom’s lead over Republican John Cox has been cut in half. And that was even before the Kavanaugh ugliness and Newsom announcing he wants to give free health care to any illegal immigrant who makes it to the Golden State. (It also doesn’t count the California voters who would never admit they’re not going to vote Democrat.)

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll puts Senator Bob Menendez in a “statistical dead heat” with Republican challenger Bob Hugin. In New Jersey.

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More broadly, consider the #WalkAway movement. Each day, more self-described Democrats and liberals are walking away from this “new Democratic Party.” #Walk Away founder Brandon Straka tells One America News Network his movement got a “second wind” from the Kavanaugh hearings. “Thousands of people” are coming in.

The #WalkAway March and Rally will take place in Washington October 26-28. 

Will you be there, Michelle Obama? Or will you fall back in with those party leaders calling for unrest? You stood up today. Don’t vote “present” tomorrow.


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