IOKIYAR is the acronym for the phrase “It’s Okay If You’re A Republican”.
It is predominantly used in American politics to discuss controversial topics, for which Republican politicians are seen to be frequently absolved.
Origin of the term
The exact origin of “IOKIYAR” is not known, although it first appears in the Google search trends following 2004.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2005.
Spread of the term
“IOKIYAR” is a frequent expression in American politics, used by Democrats to call out the hypocrisy of Republican politicians, who often cite their being as moral based on their Christian principles.
The acronym’s use mostly surges at times when a political scandal, involving a Republican politician is exposed.