Populist Conservative Leader Gavin Wax Gets Attacked for His Work Exposing RINO Governor

Conservative commentator and President of the New York Young Republican Club Gavin Wax recently caused uproar on social media for calling out milquetoast Republican Governor Larry Hogan in a August 5 piece for Newsmax entitled “For GOP Voters, This Hogan is No Hulk.”

Wax argued that “Hogan’s moderate brand of Republicanism cannot be differentiated from a Democrat in many crucial aspects.” He added that Logan’s “style of governance embodies the direction that the GOP was headed down before the sudden election of President Donald Trump severely derailed the plan.”

Wax cited Hogan’s support of leftist hobby horses such as mandates to lower carbon emissions and legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing. The hit piece against Hogan also exposed his opposition to President Trump’s executive order to overturn DACA, which demonstrated that Hogan is perfectly in line with the establishment’s mass migration agenda.

Additionally, Hogan signed off on red flag gun confiscation orders in 2018, which resulted in the fatal shooting of a man a year later.

Wax also touched upon Hogan’s support for transgenderism and the Maryland governor’s criticism of the president’s handling of the Wuhan virus pandemic.

Regardless of the result of the 2020 elections, Wax declared that “The future of the GOP is populism, nationalism, bold leadership and opposing the political establishment. This is now at the heart of the conservative movement, thanks to the rise of Trump. The bland, milquetoast, triangulating approach of Hogan — with his focus groups and carefully massaged language — has no home within this party during a time of total war.”

Unsurprisingly, Wax’s message did not sit well with several establishment Republicans. After Wax wrote his article criticizing Hogan’s establishment ways, he was instantly attacked by Hogan supporters.

Wax went on Twitter to make it clear that he would not be backing down from attacking soft Republicans like Hogan.

Wax commented on Twitter, “Its fine for RINOs to attack President Trump but if I attack specific policy positions of a RINO Governor (who attacked the President) that is off limits. Got it!” as a response to those who became angry about his article calling out Larry Hogan.

On August 5, the Maryland Young Republicans Twitter account started attacking President Trump in a number of Tweets, while also liking a number of tweets that criticized the President.

The account in question liked several tweets from Brian Griffiths, a leftist Republican who is a fanatic Maryland Governor Larry Hogan booster — one of the most rabid Never Trump elected officials in the country.

One of the tweets that the Maryland Republicans liked asserted that the President was less popular in the state than dysentery.

“Trump’s less popular in Maryland than dysentery,” Griffiths tweeted.

Additionally, the Maryland Young Republicans liked another tweet by Griffiths in which he accused Gavin Wax of being an “asskisser for Trumpism.”

“[Gavin Wax] knows nothing about politics or policy other than being a asskisser for Trumpism,” Griffiths commented.

The Maryland Young Republicans proceeded to accuse the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) of being divisive and keeping people from joining the organization by backing the President.

“I guess the YRNF brought him on to turn people off from the organization,” the Maryland Young Republicans said.

And it didn’t stop there.

The North Carolina Young Republicans co-signed the Maryland group’s virtue signaling and blamed Wax for creating a rift in the party by defending the President’s skepticism directed towards Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease. Hogan, on the other hand, takes Fauci’a advice like the word of God and has criticized Trump for his reluctance to embrace Fauci’s counsel.



Soon the Twitter attacks started to become personal.

Griffiths snidely commented “Again, Waxy Maxi, I don’t care about the opinion of left-wing statist bootlickers. Now go back to your lonely studio, crack a White Claw, and watch “Triumph of the Will” again.”



Triumph of the Will refers to a German Nazi party propaganda film. Such a reference angered Wax, who is an Italian Jew. He tweeted in response to Griffiths’ comment, “I had family who were killed at Dachau you ignorant worthless punk. My holocaust survivor grandmother raised me. I attend an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in New York. You are a vile and reprehensible piece of shit.”


That same day Wax received flak from Hogan supporters, he was also attacked by Ari Feldman, a staff writer at the Forward, in a piece titled “How did the American Jewish Congress hire a budding white nationalist?” He was attacked for appearing on VDARE’s YouTube channel, which has long been one of the most consistent supporters of patriotic immigration reform.

It was clear from the start that Wax’s column caused a stir among the more politically correct segments of the political sphere. Wax has been one of the leading Republican leaders under 30 who has faithfully pushed for populist policies. Given the insurgent nature of national populism, establishment figures within the GOP will work tirelessly to smear Wax and his national populist colleagues. Such incidents will be a sneak preview of some of the factional infighting that will take place within the GOP in the next decade to come.

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