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College Republicans Will Do Their Part In Supporting The "War"

The College Republicans at George Washington University, in a scathing editorial about the lack of support for the war, have decided to put their money where their mouths are and actually do what they, as fervent war supporters of eligible age and physical condition, should do for what they believe.

They're going to go to Walter Reed and say hi to injured soldiers who actually signed up.
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This was originally caught by Operation Yellow Elephant (a site dedicated to recruiting college and young republicans to serve as infantry). I though a lot of readers here would enjoy, particularly veterans and those with family in the military.

My favorite quotes from the GWU College Republicans editorial:

"Like our parents in Vietnam, we have lost the will to fight, to make the sacrifices that are necessary to protect our country."

"With President Bush's recent proposal to commit more than 20,000 new American troops to Baghdad, our generation has an opportunity to renew its devotion to winning the war on terror and earn its billing as the new greatest generation. The GW College Republicans will do its part to answer this critical calling."

"We invite all students, regardless of party affiliation, to join us in visiting wounded American soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital this Friday night."

 http://operationyellowelephant.blogspot.com/2007/01/walter-reed-welcomes-college.html
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From August J. Pollack:

Words fail me

The College Republicans at George Washington University, in a scathing editorial about the lack of support for the war, have decided to put their money where their mouths are and actually do what they, as fervent war supporters of eligible age and physical condition, should do for what they believe.

They're going to go to Walter Reed and say hi to injured soldiers who actually signed up.

No, by all means. Go ahead and read that again a few times. If you figure out a way to pick your jaw up off the floor please let me know, as I've been trying for a good twenty minutes now.

Update: Strolling through the archives, I remembered this strip I did almost exactly a year ago. I find it unsettling that last year's plan was a rally demanding that the troops "finish the job," and now this year's plan is to go visit those troops at the hospital.

 http://www.xoverboard.com/blogarchive/week_2007_01_14.html#002013
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From Tom Tomorrow:

Yellow Elephants

A few readers thought this cartoon from a few weeks back unfairly targeted college Republicans. (Actually, a few impressively dense readers interpreted it as a swipe at all 18-to-22 year olds everywhere, but that sort of thing is just an occupational hazard.) At any rate, my friend August alerts me to this impressive act of self-sacrifice on the part of GWU College Republicans.

This is not satire. As August emailed, "The GW College Republicans are doing their part to support the war by going to Walter Reed and saying hi to troops who actually enlisted. And they're bragging about it in an insurgent-destroying editorial for their school newspaper."

 http://thismodernworld.com/3475
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I Remember 19.Jan.2007 16:47

Den Mark, Vancouver

I remember college young republicans in the 60's. I had the nauseating experience of meeting a few. I wonder if they've changed in four decades, or if they're as smug & stupid & selfish as back then.

no. 19.Jan.2007 19:26

this thing here

they haven't changed. they are still just as smug and stupid and selfish as ever. just as thin as paper veneer. hard to have a meaningful conversation with about anything other than THEIR job and THEIR car. they're just a bunch of incorrigible idiots.

you scratch beneath the surface of their damn right wing ideology and all you find is selfishness, money-lust, power-worship, machiavellian deceit, psychopathic lack of empathy, and a deep fear and mistrust of true freedom and free men. this urge to control, this urge to be either a blind follower of authority or a violent enforcer of it, is really the only way they feel comfortable living on earth. to be an all too naive and eager corporate employee or to be an all too viscious and dirty manager, they thrive in environements of authority and role playing. to be craddled in the arms of an authoritarian state, always saying yes dear leader we must follow your rules, or delivering truncheon blows to a "terrorist sympathizer" on a city street is really the only way they feel at peace. to be the racist, ignorant prick calling the police on their muslim neighbor because they don't understand what a call to prayer is, to the "no such agency" operative killing a "subject" and dumping the body off a bridge, this is what the right looks like when it takes off it's mask. after all, they do not trust or appreciate freedom. this notion of freedom gives them a sour stomach, it has no place in their world view. i could go on and on about my Deep Dislike of right wing ideology in general...

Half-Measures don't cut it. 20.Jan.2007 12:06

Varro

It's good that they're going to visit the wounded troops, but any young, healthy war supporter must do the next step: enlist - preferably in the Army, Marines, or as a Navy corpsman.