Friday, May 12, 2017

The Pussy-Grabbers, youth division


After a Generation in Decline, OC's College Republicans Are Back and Stronger Than Ever
(Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly)
… "I'm probably the most hated person on campus. . . . I love it," says Ariana Rowlands, a UCI senior who's already a GOP force at just 20 years old. The president of UCI's College Republicans has more than 31,000 followers on Twitter, on which she does everything from wittily debate tweeters to post pictures of herself in a star-spangled bikini. She's a contributor to Breitbart and Red Alert Politics, a youth website sponsored by billionaire Philip Anschutz. Last year, the David Horowitz Freedom Center invited her to speak, introducing her as "the future of conservative activism."
. . .
Loves to be hated; loves the Donald
Chris Boyle says Cal State Fullerton's chapter of College Republicans, CSUF Republicans, has grown to about 40 members since he restarted the chapter last semester after transferring from Orange Coast College, where he was a member. "At times, we've been able to work with groups like the College Dems to co-host debate-watch parties and other bipartisan events," he says. "But we also had an incident where a professor physically assaulted one of our students during a demonstration."
. . .
At OCC, students from organizations such as the Feminist, Pride and Planned Parenthood clubs received unsolicited visits to their meetings by College Republicans in February. When club leaders and advisers asked them to leave, the GOPers refused. They cited California public forum rights and said they were merely trying to foster healthier relationships between opposing clubs on campus. Liberal club members believe such unannounced drop-ins were petty tactics to antagonize, intimidate and distract them. In one meeting the Weeklyattended, [OCC College Republicans president Vincent] Wetzel showed up, then left and walked away with an older man in a suit….


Ariana just loves Milo, the "conservative" Pedophilia dude

5 comments:

Matt Fleetwood said...

What are the reasons that motivate people for wanting to be a Republican these days?
Hate towards third-wave feminism and towards over-acceptance of Islam?
Denying that climate change is real?
Wanting the government to be run like a business?
Putting your party before your country?
Maintaining that Trump is flawless when reality screams otherwise?

Are there any truly good arguments that come along with the Republican canon?

Roy Bauer said...

Beats me, dude. I get it that some people drink the Free Market Kool-aid. Whatever. I get the "manly" rejection of the Nanny State. I even get that ol' time social conservatism. I do NOT get this latest mix, where tariffs are suddenly good, foreigners are bad, wealth is funnelled into rich people's pockets, and the unlucky are left to die.
Nasty stuff, that.

Anonymous said...

The unsolicited "drop ins" are reminiscent of the thuggish tactics used by the Brown Shirts in '30's Germany. Nothing has fundamentally changed.

Matt Fleetwood said...

Trevor Noah interviewed Evan McMullin, an independent conservative, a few months ago:

cc.com/video-clips/dpurg7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-exclusive---evan-mcmullin-extended-interview

It would be amazing if conservatives and Republicans could articulate themselves as well as McMullin. I suppose the issue there is that the majority of current Republicans aren't as independent (or aren't as sane and not bought out) as McMullin?

One interesting thing he mentioned during the interview was about authoritarians and Trump:

"The most important thing to understand about an authoritarian is an authoritarian is uncomfortable with any threat to his or her power. And that could be the law, for example the constitution, that could be other leaders, other branches of government, cultural norms, democratic norms, it could even be expectation of consistency, or common decency.

All of those things threaten, in the mind of an authoritarian, their power. What they want, is for everything they say right now, their latest whim, to be supremely important. And so if they undermine, or destroy, all of those restraints or other sources of power -- that inflates their power, or grows their power, at our expense. I see that in Donald Trump."

Trump's behavior matches perfectly to what McMullin described. Trump has tested the judicial branch of government with his failed Muslim bans, he's fired Preet Bharara, Sally Yates, and now James Comey (all folks who were investigating him), and he literally tweets and makes up distorted "facts" about reality to support his claims and power. Not to mention his morally questionable character as a person with regards to the poor, sick, women, and LGBT folks.

And yet he has full control over the supposed "Republicans", who are supposed to be about hands-off government and pro-moral character. It makes no sense anyone who identifies with republicanism would agree with how their current Party and president operates. Not that republicanism makes much sense at it's core, anyways.

Anonymous said...

All they care about is staying in power. Character means nothing. They'll vote for Charles Manson if there's an "R" by his name.

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