Kevin Nicholson is a lifelong Democrat who finally woke up to the realities of today’s Democratic Party and joined the #WalkAway movement.
He is now running as a first-time candidate in the Wisconsin Republican primary for U.S. Senate and his family is so furious they are supporting his incumbent opponent, Sen. .
Nicholson, a decorated Marine Corps veteran who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a clever tagline: #SendInTheMarine
Spent the afternoon at the Jefferson County Fair with family and friends. Sharing the message of why we must #SendInTheMarine this November! #WISen #WIRight pic.twitter.com/Qc5Ew3WptK
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) July 15, 2018
Detailing a story similar to millions of Mid-west families, Nicholson wrote an op-ed that was published on FoxNews.com.
“My decision to be a Democrat was never a decision. It was just expected of me,” the vet explained. “It was understood. Born into a family of Democrats, my grandfather would often spend weekends talking to me about his respect for Franklin Roosevelt and his annoyance with President Reagan. I listened and absorbed, but was not yet ready to think critically about what I was told – or to decide for myself.”
Needless to say, today’s Marxist-inspired progressive party is not his grandfather’s party.
“I love and miss my grandfather, but life has since taught me that thinking critically about the principles of the Democrat party is never encouraged because if you do, you have no choice but to leave – to walk away,” Nicholson said.
Don’t be afraid to #WalkAway. I did it long before it was trending on twitter. https://t.co/Vhm8ljyuOe
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) July 16, 2018
And he didn’t mince his words in describing the party he knows intimately.
“The Democrat party is not the party of tolerance. It is not the party of acceptance,” Nicholson wrote. “It is the party of intolerance. It is the party of closed doors, but open borders. It is the party of judgement. It is the party of identity politics. And that is why the #WalkAway movement is resonating.”
The reasons he made the choice came “through the experience of my marriage, the birth of my three children, my acceptance of Jesus Christ as my savior, my time fighting in two wars, and my experience in business since leaving the Marine Corps.”
And it came at personal cost, as his parents failed to accept his decision and doubled down on the intolerance he spoke of.
“My parents have since turned their back on me, my wife, their grandchildren, and their extended family,” the Marine shared. “Adding to this, they decided to make the maximum contribution to my Democrat opponent in my campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, an intentional personal blow that made headlines across the country.
“It was deliberate – and it is a true representation of the intolerance of a political philosophy that stands on the false platform of tolerance.”
This intolerance is a common experience for the former Democrat, as seen in a recent tweet:
“An opponent criticized me today & said: “he hasn’t lived here [in WI] his whole life as I have.” Yes, it’s true. I joined the military, lived in Iraq & Afg & protected this country, including your right to attack me. Nonsense like this is the reason people hate politicians,” Nicholson tweeted.
An opponent criticized me today & said: “he hasn’t lived here [in WI] his whole life as I have.” Yes, it's true. I joined the military, lived in Iraq & Afg & protected this country, including your right to attack me. Nonsense like this is the reason people hate politicians. pic.twitter.com/cAWivZx2yK
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) July 11, 2018
Here’s a sampling of responses to Nicholson’s op-ed, from all sides of the political spectrum:
Skimmed the verbose article. GOP nearly contributed to the death of Wisconsin and has severely hurt union workers and teachers. State is suffering and your parents know it. Wake up. If you don’t earn in the top 2% the GOP is screwing you too.
— Eric O’Brien (@EYESonEric) July 16, 2018
One of the saddest things Ive ever read. Prayers for you. Unbelievable how parents could do that over political disagreements and so publicly. Chilling. Thank you for defending our country. God bless you.
— Fr. Paul Kammen (@FrPaulKammen) July 16, 2018
I am a simple American just wanting better for our children, future generations and anyone wanting to come here legal! We have been lied to, cheated and bullied by the lying dishonest media and corrupt cheating politicians too long! God Bless President Trump!
— Deplorable Mike (@Mapski3) July 16, 2018
Apparently you didn’t learn right from wrong from your parents. There’s empathy and then there is hate which you support. Your parents are on the right side of everything. You on the other hand are pathetic.
— Joey Arbagey (@joeyarbagey) July 16, 2018
I just read your article. Bless you.
I had ‘liberal views’ in college and early 20s. But that was early 70s. It was a different kind of liberalism. The Vietnam War shaped my attitudes. When I grew up I saw the whole picture.
— KB73 (@LouBestCity) July 16, 2018
I think your awesome for standing up to your family. Hopefully one day your family will see the light. I hope you win.. good luck!
— Bridgettdog (@nemodog1011) July 16, 2018
There’s no way this was written by Kevin Nicholson. Aside from the self-serving intent, and the tragic lack of compassion for his “misguided” parents, it’s a well-written, manipulative, dishonest political piece. It’s intended targets will probably love it.
— DAB (@ByrneDrdbyrne) July 16, 2018
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