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More Republicans Lose It Over Kwanzaa Existing

More Republicans Lose It Over Kwanzaa Existing

Here’s some important information about holidays that some folks seem to have missed: every single one of them, from Christmas to Pi Day, was at some point ‘made up.’ Each one came about when people decided, ‘hey, this event is important and should be commemorated,’ or ‘you know what, this would be fun to do every year.’ Not one holiday has ever been ‘discovered’ under a microscope or naturally-occurring in nature.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 20: A Kwanzaa Kinara stands in front of The New York Stock Exchange on the corner of Broad st. and Wall st. on December 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

And, importantly, this does not make our valued and beloved celebrations any ‘less.’ Holidays are valuable precisely because people ‘made them up’ to honor, recognize, or commemorate something that was important, valuable, or even holy.

So, why are so many GOP politicians and candidates suddenly so pressed about one holiday in particular? For some reason, Kwanzaa is really getting them riled up this year.

Yesterday we covered Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) little Twitter meltdown over College Republicans wishing a Happy Kwanzaa to celebrants. Now we can add more GOP members to the list.

Here we have Representative Anthony Sabatini. He’s a member of the Florida House of Representatives, and is a candidate for the U.S. House. It’s important to him that everyone be aware he considers the week-long holiday celebrating African-American heritage ‘fake.’

He followed this up with a second tweet, linking to a Daily Caller article focusing not on the holiday, but on its founder, on his conviction on violent charges rather than on the traditions of celebrating African-American culture and principles including unity and faith.

He’s not the only one. Wendy Rogers, Arizona State Senator, who you may know from her dissemination of election disinformation and q-anon conspiracies, is also upset, and declares that “nobody cares about Kwanzaa” — although she certainly cared enough about the celebration to tweet her annoyance at it.

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Yet, as the New York Daily News reported in 2017, even then-President Donald Trump wished constituents a Happy Kwanzaa. Still, this year it seems that an awful lot of Republicans are angrier than ever about this particular celebration.

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