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A Visit to the College Republican National Convention



Untitled from huffpost and Vimeo.

In March we featured a great video by The Huffington Post's Max Blumenthal as he ambushed the Conservative Political Action Conference shortly after Ann Coulter made her f-bomb comment about John Edwards.

This time, Blumenthal visits the College Republican National Convention and discovers that hypocrisy starts at an early age.

Notes Blumenthal: "In conversations with at least twenty College Republicans about the war in Iraq, I listened as they lip-synched discredited cant about 'fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here.' Many of the young GOP cadres I met described the so-called 'war on terror' as nothing less than the cause of their time. Yet when I asked these College Repulicans why they were not participating in this historical cause, they immediately went into contortions. Asthma. Bad knees from playing catcher in high school. 'Medical reasons.' 'It's not for me.' These were some of the excuses College Republicans offered for why they could not fight them 'over there.' Like the current Republican leaders who skipped out on Vietnam, the GOP's next generation would rather cheerlead from the sidelines for the war in Iraq while other, less privileged young men and women fight and die."

Loving the suppressed gay Republican too.

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  1. I'm sure that there are plenty of young Republicans who couldn't be in this film because they actually are Over There in Iraq, but the guys (and the gal) in the film are real pieces of work. Can't be bothered to fight in a war they feel so strongly about, and you know they're Republicans because they don't want to pay taxes for it, either.

    But I'm puzzled why they're so afraid of illegal immigration. Seems like these illegal immigrants would make the perfect fighting force so that NONE of us red-blooded Americans would have to fight over there, or over here, or over anywhere at all. Vote for Tom Tancredo, and send ALL them millions of illegal immigrants to do our fighting FOR us!

    Posted by: Eagle Burp | Jul 21, 2007 1:36:27 AM


  2. Eagle,

    If those pesky illegal immigrants were named O'Malley, Rossi, MacDuff, Metzger, or Scherer (and not Jimenez, Lopez, and Gonzalez)... do you honestly think these young Republicans would be up in arms about it?

    I don't think so. Yesterday's immigrants are today's anti-immigration activists. We've seen this show before.

    Ben Franklin thought the Germans would ruin America's "Anglo-Saxon" identity. Apparently, he didn't bother to look up where the Angle and Saxon tribes came from.

    Posted by: John | Jul 21, 2007 3:00:14 AM


  3. "Mark M," you did make a mistake. "someone" is singular and "their" is plural; they must agree in number. and "matt," since you don't vote, you should not have the privilege of commenting on political matters. at the very least, you should have some sense of shame and shut-t-f-up. to "Eagle Burp": you go straight to hell, you racist mofo.
    i cannot imagine a more sorry lot of sons- of-bitches than these young repugs. college students are leaning more and more democratic. i believe that with bush, cheney, et al, the repug party is breathing its last hurrah.

    Posted by: nic | Jul 23, 2007 2:06:00 AM


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