Thursday, July 19, 2007

GOP: War For Thee, But Not For Me

From our friends at the Huffington Post:
Max Blumenthal presents
The Unauthorized College Republican Convention Tour

July 13, 2007, I visited Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where the bodies of American soldiers killed in Iraq were freshly interred. Afterwards, I headed across the street to the Sheraton National Hotel, owned by right-wing Korean cult leader Sun Myung-Moon, to meet some of the war's most fervent supporters at the College Republican National Convention.

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 Republicans why they were not participating in this historical cause, they immediately went into contortions. Asthma. Bad knees from playing catcher in high school.
Please, please, please go watch the full video.


Philosophe Forum said...

I am so glad you posted this. I sent this around to a discussion group. The lack of reality & common sense among educated people no one can describe. It has to be experience.

Two thumbs up!!!


Anonymous said...

the only way to deal with this is sarcasm:

Rob said...

At least they don't think they gay people should have special privileges. Can't have that.

About 4:30 into it...

"Whoah. Oh my goodness. Everybody in their life has had an inclination toward the ... same sex. But, that doesn't mean you act on it." ...Officially Not Gay College Republican guy.

How does Blumenthal keep a straight face???


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