Photos of Catalina Lauf and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Rise of the Anti-AOC

In Culture, Elections, Front Page by Allen West

I have been really scratching my head over the left’s buzzword, “woke.” Once upon a time the word “woke” was synonymous with waking up, so your parents did not continue to yell, “get your butt outta bed.” Now, the progressive socialist left, as they always do, have manipulated lexicon and language for their latest social justice warrior venture. It’s kinda like the recent foolishness that the left will no longer use the reference “criminal,” instead they have come up with “justice-challenged individual,” or something like that.

But, while the left is making up new absurdities, there is a growing threat to their tyrannical quest for power and ideological dominance. They will never tell you, but there are folks who are indeed “woke” and they are waking up to the delusion of the progressive socialist left.

Consider the #WalkAway movement. It was not started by some old white guy, but instead by a “woke” young, white, gay man. When I am speaking at Young America’s Foundation events or attending a Turning Point USA event, I see it: more “woke” young conservative Americans. This is so very disconcerting to the left that they have resorted to issuing threats to young conservatives, such as the Autonomous Student Network did here in Austin, Texas, and we shared that story with y’all. And, of course, we see the violence and viciousness of Antifa all over our nation.

Why is this happening? There’s a growing number of young people who are rejecting the call of individual liberty, freedom, and rights usurped by a bunch of control freaks. But, one thing we can count on is that the left will not pay any attention to these voices. They will show us the deranged young people storming the DNC summer meeting demanding a climate change debate, which would only last ten minutes if faced with objective facts, truth. Hmm, didn’t Joe Biden say that Democrats (socialists) choose facts over truth? Yeah, ol’ Joe ain’t woke, and I mean literally.

Let’s highlight just one of those threats to the progressive socialist left, that they will try to dismiss and disregard . . . just like they did with former US Army attack helicopter pilot John James in Michigan.

As reported by the NY Post:

“A conservative young Latina from Illinois is running for Congress as the anti-AOC. Republican Catalina Lauf, 26, who is hoping to snag a Democratic-held seat outside Chicago, supports President Trump’s border wall, cites Ronald Reagan as an idol and hopes to be a counterweight to Rep. Alexandria ­Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional “Squad.” If Lauf wins the seat, she would break the Bronx-Queens representative’s record as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

“I think it’s time that people step forward who want to unite the country and do it for the right reasons,” Lauf told The Post. The self-described “lifelong conservative” on Tuesday announced she is running in the state’s 14th Congressional District west of the Windy City — and will be taking on incumbent Democrat Lauren Underwood. Lauf is a former Trump administration adviser from Wood­stock, Ill., who describes herself as “Latina by heart, American first” — born to an American father and Guatemalan mother.

In her announcement video, Lauf said Ocasio-Cortez was among the “angry voices who seek to divide us.” “I think people like AOC and that group are focusing on an agenda that is so detrimental to our country,” Lauf told The Post. “They are not being leaders. They are part of the problem.” When questioned about being a minority female supportive of Trump, Lauf said she wanted strong borders and denied claims that the president was racist. “I’m the daughter of a legal immigrant,” she said. “We’re for legal immigration. That’s not racism. You should be a law-abiding citizen.”


You can bet that the progressive socialist media is not about to cover a young 26-year-old Latina running as a strong constitutional conservative in America’s heartland. One has to ask: will the Republican Party get behind such a young woman and make her the face of the future? I can attest that if made the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, Catalina is exactly the type of candidate that I would seek out to promote. Young men and women who will break the mold, smash the stereotypes, and yes, freak out the left. The left in America have gone so deep into identity politics that it is highly disconcerting. As one of Ocasio-Cortez’s “suicide squad” members, Ayanna Pressley, stated, “brown faces must speak with brown voices, black faces must speak with black voices” — whatever that delusion means.

The message is clear — as Catalina articulated — the left believes that your skin color dictates your beliefs, ideology, and philosophy of governance. The left has come to tell us that is what makes you “woke,” when in essence it just makes you a mindless lemming and useful idiot.

What I am seeing are more young conservatives who are not focused on the color of their skin but the content of their character, and the character of their nation. They do not want to follow and swim with the “woke” fish. No, these young Patriots want to continue the blessings of liberty, freedom, and embrace the indomitable individual spirit that makes our America that very special ideal, exceptional. What is necessary at this moment is for the gatekeepers in the GOP to step aside.

Actually, this story shows an upside to the recent retirements of four Texas members of Congress. There is no way possible to begin to clear a path for new growth if we do not have a little controlled burn. I do not want to wait for leftists, like Lauren Underwood, to come in and take away conservative districts, cities, counties, states. Now is the time to recruit, train, equip, resource, support, and run these stellar new young men and women like Catalina Lauf.

I will be keeping an eye on her, and hope you will as well. But, also, I will be searching throughout Texas to find new, young conservative talent to lead in the Lone Star State.

Yes, I do believe that we can bring back a city like Austin into the realm of reason, logic, and conservative leadership. After all, the Founding Fathers of America and Texas took on powers that were far greater than they were because they had a fire in their spirit!

Way to go, Catalina!

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