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Young Republicans Hate To Hear Their Elders Constantly Crying "Woke!"

Young Republicans support the ongoing culture wars currently driving their beloved party's policies, but the politically engaged youngsters just wish their more seasoned colleagues would stop saying "woke,"Rolling Stone reports.

Rolling Stone reporter Kara Voght headed to the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland and spoke with several eager Generation Z and millennial GOPers, where she discovered although many of them support the policies pushed by their elders — they don't always support the language behind those policies.

The Independentreports:

The phrase "woke" and to "stay woke" is not new — it began appearing in the 1940s and was first used by African Americans to "literally mean becoming woken up or sensitised to issues of justice," says linguist and lexicographer Tony Thorne.

Now, right-wing conservatives have completely "weaponized" the word as a tool to push discriminatory laws and policies.

Rolling Stonereports:

During her speech on Friday, 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley deemed "wokeness" a "virus more dangerous than any pandemic." Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) argued Americans ought not to be governed by "deeply weird, nauseously woke people who hate George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Seuss, and Mr. Potato Head." Ron DeSantis, grand poobah of the anti-woke, wasn’t there, but Moms for Liberty, the DeSantis-championing "parents' rights" group, was, its members milling outside the main hall in navy "STOP WOKE" T-shirts.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis incorporated the word into his proposed "Stop W.O.K.E. Act" last year, which aims to "restrict race-related education in workplaces, schools and colleges."

However, young people within the party are clearly vocalizing their issue with the term.

Community College of Rhode Island student, Evan Masse, told Voght, "We don't really use 'woke' as our term."

Echoing Masse, managing director of Young Conservatives for Carbon Dividends, Chris Johnson, who believes the annual gathering has become "political entertainment to a certain degree," added, "I think a lot of older folks use it if they don't really know what they're referring to. It's a catchall colloquialism."

Still, the youthful GOPers were careful to emphasize their understanding and support around the intention behind the usage of the word, as well as its influence on "the market basket of education- and gender-related policies being passed in red states across the country," but Rolling Stone reports, "they just really wish the Olds would stop saying 'woke.'"

Recent college graduate and staff writer at the National Review, Nate Hochman, mentioned his recent essay in which he noted "his intention to abandon the term 'woke' — one that describes a 'pang of embarrassment'" he felt whenever “boomer-friendly media presents wokeness in 'will-you-get-a-load-of-this-shit' segments."

Brigham Young University student, Quincy Azimi-Tabrizi, voiced her desire for the party to simply use "nicer rhetoric."

Also the secretary of National Federation of College Republicans, she told Voght the word "contradicts her party's need to expand its narrow hold on socially liberal Gen Z."

She continued, "I think that a lot of young people — when older conservative say 'woke' — they feel very attacked. You’re turning off a younger movement of the party by labeling all young people as 'woke.' So absolutely, I would very much disencourage that."

According to Rolling Stone, some young CPAC attendees "worry that going so hard on 'woke' will turn off upcoming generations of voters already disinclined to support the GOP."

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Low Attendance, Low Energy, And Kimberly Guilfoyle: CPAC 2023 Flops

Low Attendance, Low Energy, And Kimberly Guilfoyle: CPAC 2023 Flops

At CPAC 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland, Trump surrogate Steve Bannon openly went after Fox News, presumably because they have “shadow banned” Donald Trump and they see a media opportunity to gain audience.

Nikki Haley gave it her all, but chants of “We love Trump” echoed in the hallway and she greeted attendees.

The full CPAC experience is taking place in the hallway near media row.

Haley drew tepid applause while leaning into transphobia, a key theme of this year’s CPAC. The party of freedom is very upset about people living freely.

COVID has killed an estimated 6.88 million people worldwide, but it isn’t nearly as dangerous as “wokeness”, according to Nikki Haley.

Mike Pompeo is low key calling Trump a loser here and admitting Trump lost in 2020. Not sure how well that will go over with this den of deniers.

Pompeo tries to put sunlight between himself and Trump, but can’t quite find the courage to say his name.

Please clap.

Thank our lucky stars the left doesn’t have anything this cringey.

Nick Fuentes tried to steal the spotlight again this year. Matt Schlapp gets not credit here, his speaker line-up is full of folks who never miss an opportunity to deliver a screed against George Soros, which have always been based in anti-Semitism at their core.

Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle delivered their list of grievances to dozens of admirers.

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Nikki Haley Feuding With Mike Pompeo Over 'Lies And Gossip' In His Book

Nikki Haley Feuding With Mike Pompeo Over 'Lies And Gossip' In His Book

Nikki Haley recently pushed back against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims about her conspiring with former White House advisor Jared Kushner to replace former Vice President Mike Pence.

According to The Guardian, Haley, who previously served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations, appeared on Fox News Thursday where she weighed in with her reaction to Pompeo's book, titled Never Give An Inch: Fighting For The America I Love, and the allegations he leveled against her.

Haley quickly dismissed the claims as she insisted that Pompeo's remarks are “lies and gossip to sell a book.”

Prior to Haley's resignation from the Trump administration back in 2018, Pompeo claims she "set up a personal meeting with Trump in the Oval Office without checking with him," the news outlet reports.

"Pompeo writes that John Kelly, then Trump’s chief of staff, thought Haley had in fact been accompanied by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as they presented 'a possible "Haley for vice-president" option,'" the news outlet wrote. "Pompeo also writes unfavorably of Haley’s performance as UN ambassador and criticizes her resignation."

Speaking about Pompeo's claim, Haley said, “I don’t know why he said it, but that’s exactly why I stayed out of DC as much as possible, to get away from the drama."

The former Trump administration official also emphasized that even Pompeo said he wasn't sure if the claim was true.

Haley's appearance on Fox News comes as she considers a presidential run in 2024, something Pompeo is also said to be considering. When asked about her possible run, she revealed that there are currently discussions about that possibility.

She told Fox News, “We are still working through things and we’ll figure it out. I’ve never lost a race. I said that then I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now.”

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.