13-year-old CJ Pearson – like Ben Carson, Alan West, Herman Cain, etc – became an icon in the republican party when he made a YouTube video slamming President Obama, and becoming an active participant of Sen Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Well, thankfully he has finally come to his senses at his young age. Unlike the people running the Republican Party, Pearson has realized that Daesh isn’t like Beetlejuice. Repeating the words “Islamic extremists” doesn’t give America any kind of advantage in this war. And then, Pearson declared “I’m done being a mouth piece for conservatism!”
The Hill reports:
CJ Pearson said he has concerns about the Republican Party’s views on racial and gender disparity and youth issues.
Pearson told CNN, “I was tired of being a champion of a party that turned a blind eye to racial discrimination. Tired of being a champion of any cause that denies equal rights to every American. Tired of being a champion of a party that doesn’t care about that issues important to young people.”
It would appear that the video of Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a police officer in Chicago helped him realize the systemic problems of racial discrimination in America, as well. It could have been him, after all.
“Over the past few days, I thought about essentially how I don’t want people to follow me because I’m that anti-Obama kid, or who called out Hillary Clinton or who took Bernie Sanders to task,” Pearson continued. “I don’t want to be the conservative wonder kid that people follow because I make them feel good and like young people are part of their movement. I want to be followed because I’m the voice of a generation that doesn’t have a voice at the table.
“My generation is one of the most politically diverse ever, and I’ll continue to be a voice but one that looks at issues objectively.My views on the issues aren’t going to be dictated by one political platform or another,” he said.
From CNN via The Hill
Pearson was the chairman of Teens for Ted and part of the Texas senator’s presidential campaign. Pearson left the campaign at the beginning of the month, saying Cruz wasn’t doing enough for issues that affect young people.
Pearson’s YouTube channel has been viewed by more than 5 million people, and his Facebook feed has more than 100,000 followers.
Good on you, young man. But steel yourself. Many of the following you gathered will now turn on you with the ferocity of a rabid dog.
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