Few actors have been as up front about their conservative leanings in the past year as Isaiah Washington, the former star of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” Washington has been a prominent supporter of the #WalkAway movement, which encourages Democrats to leave the rotten party behind. But while his outspoken remarks have earned him respect from colleagues who are too afraid of what might happen to their careers if they were to follow in his footsteps, that respect is a one-way street. Washington said this week that he has no time for Hollywood conservatives who lack the guts to stand behind their convictions.
“I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives,” tweeted Washington. “Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards. You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr.”
Washington did receive some out-loud support for his remarks from conservative actors like Nick Searcy, Dean Cain, and Kristy Swanson, as well as other Twitter users who applauded Washington for his courage to speak out.
“@IWashington @RealDeanCain @jonvoigt Well said. Anyone who doesn’t wear their conservatism on their sleeve deserves to be called a coward. Dean Cain, Jon Voigt, Nick and you Isaiah are not afraid. Do not go gentle into that good night. Keep up the good fight for our country,” tweeted one follower.
“What a sad time we are facing when – even in the greatest country in the free world – a person is that afraid to be stigmatized for being something as mundane as ‘conservative.’ Hypocrisy to a degree? Maybe. But they need encouraging. Is Hollywood more evil than we realize?” tweeted another.
It might be a stretch to even call Washington a “conservative.” He’s certainly no longer an ally of the Democratic Party, though, and that makes him as rare as a one-eyed albino in Hollywood.
In April, Washington tweeted his discontent with leftist politics.
“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 #FirstStepAct,” Washington tweeted.
An invitation he accepted, incidentally.
But this is how revolution happens. We don’t need Washington (or Kanye, for that matter) to fully embrace Trump or the Republican Party. We just need celebrities to begin telling the truth about the Democratic Party and what a letdown it has been for the very people they claim to defend. All we need are a few cracks in the wall.
Soon enough, it will come tumbling down.