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The New Face of the Republican Party

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While most Veteran groups like the VFW and the Vietnam Veterans of America prefer Obama to McCain, there is one exception.

Hoping to get a robust turnout in St. Louis to protest the Vice-Presidential debate, Vets for Freedom is resorting to offering local college fraternities hundreds of dollars if their members come and hold signs.

Vets for Freedom field staffer Laura Meyer offered a fraternity at St. Louis University a “sizable donation” – plus free lunch – if it could use their pledges to demonstrate outside the VP debate.

“I was emailing you today,” wrote Meyer, “because I am trying to find people who would be willing to hold up signs for a few hours in the afternoon this Thursday outside the VP debate site. It’s only for a few hours and you can gain a lot from it…. first off, lunch for any guys who agree to volunteer will be on me. Secondly, they will get lots of media attention! My organization did a similar thing in Mississippi last week and a ton of them were on TV. Meaning, the guys could wear their [REDACTED] gear while holding up our signs and get attention for their frat. Also, they will get to hang out with a bunch of really cool Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

“Lastly, and here’s the kicker…. if you guys can get us at least 20 volunteers for those few hours, my organization will make a sizable donation to your fraternity. If you use pledges you could look at it as ‘free money and free publicity’. If this sounds like something you may be willing to help us out with, please let me know ASAP!”

Boy, does that bring back memories of my own carefree college days.    I applaud the Veterans for Freedom for coming up with a new way to degrade pledges now that so many colleges have cracked down on hazing.  This is a strategy that more of us Republicans should look into because there is no better demonstration of trickledown economics than hiring somebody else to do it for us.

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Written by thatsrightnate

October 1, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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  1. And the way the economy is going, the kids will have a head start in the field of Working for Food. It’s kind of like work-study.

    zenyenta

    October 2, 2008 at 6:45 pm

  2. I think work study programs are one of the most important aspects of college.

    thatsrightnate

    October 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  3. Palin made me so happy tonight being uneducated on issues then punking out whn she cldnt answer a question. And women look up to this dump chick. These women thats following here must be some old abuse women. That got to be on drugs or something. Palin had to be on something tonight.. However she made me proud.

    Nicole

    October 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

  4. Oh! CNN we know that you guys don’t want Obama messing with your 250,000 or more a year. But, yall are willing to put up wit McCain a.k.a– turkey neck and Palin–a.k.a. barbie. U.S.A must do better than the Mavericks. Palin didnt do good there’s no way to cover it up, sorry. She will never be Mrs. Clinton because Palin is Stupid and it showed the night. Thanks, to all my Mavericks and most of all Sarahhhhh Palinnnnnn!

    Nicole

    October 2, 2008 at 9:32 pm

  5. She will never be Mrs. Clinton. Bill’s marrying days are over.

    thatsrightnate

    October 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm

  6. From The Faculty Lounge:Missing From the Palin Debate . . .An important adiodtin to the Palin debate unfortunately neglected by the mainstream press: (Posted with permission of Prof. Nareissa Smith)Here are some choice quotes from conservatives regarding their thoughts on the unfortunate situation facing the teen daughter of the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin: Families have difficulties sometimes and lucky for her she has a supportive family. I have a 17-year-old daughter, and they start making choices without us. I appreciate the choice she is making to have the baby, but it just makes her a real person. It happens every day in America. I think, if anything, it shows the Republican Party is a real American party. Every family has to deal with children, and sometimes children make decisions that parents wish they would not have been made, and things happen. But I think children are a blessing from God. I have no problem with the charitable nature of the responses. In fact, in my opinion, these are wonderful responses. However, I can’t help but wonder, would this acceptance be tempered if the young lady were a woman of color? It seems to be that the people who made these benevolent statements are part of the same party that has used unwed motherhood, particularly that of women of color, to argue that the poor deserve less care and less compassion. Were Reagan’s so-called welfare queens any less deserving? Can a young woman of color make the same mistakes and receive the same forgiveness? Or will she be doomed to be the poster child for the downfall of the empire and the liberty for which it stands?I wish Ms. Palin and her family well. But after this election is over, I hope that those that are so supportive of her family at this time remember that other families in America are indeed going through the same thing. Those families e2€“ regardless of color or economic status- need the same level of compassion. Here’s hoping that this can be a teachable moment, as we say in the academy.

    Rajinder

    May 20, 2012 at 5:20 am


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