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Thursday, February 22, 2007

College Republicans Are At It Again!!!

No, not THEM. I heard this reported on "The Glenn Beck Program" on the radio this morning.
'Find the Illegal Immigrant'
College Republicans' event today incites protest from student groups

A contest called "Find the Illegal Immigrant" - a mock hunt for a student posing as just that - is being met with widespread protest on campus and receiving local and national media coverage.

The event, sponsored by NYU's College Republicans, is planned for today in Washington Square Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The student posing as the illegal immigrant will wear a name tag saying so. Other students will try to find him or her, playing the part of border patrol agents and wearing nametags that say "INS," referring to the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The contest's premise has caused an uproar on campus. Student groups - including the ACLU at NYU, the College Democrats and several multicultural clubs - have organized a protest that they expect will draw hundreds of students.
Also predictably, the student newspaper trashes the CRs
The Republicans have an inflated sense of their own marginalization on our campus. Yes, we recognize that most students here are liberals, as are a majority of professors. But that is something different from the liberal tyranny College Republicans think goes on here. It rarely does, yet the College Republicans overcompensate for this imagined oppression by staging excessively bombastic events.
It's so easy to be critical when you are in the majority. These liberals are so blase'. Where are the radicals of the Sixties fighting to stir up the system? "Publicity stunt?" Isn't that what politics is all about? How else would Republicans get out their views? Student newspapers packed by liberals? A seminar that no one would attend? It's guerilla marketing, and it works. The lefties are just jealous because when you are in the majority on campus, you don't get big media coverage for mouthing PC platitudes.

That's right, as happened here, but only on a much larger level as it is New York City, the media capital of the world
In light of the event, TV vans and national news stations swarmed onto NYU's campus yesterday. Many local stations reported live in front of the Kimmel Center, while the story made headlines nationwide, including coverage on CNN, Fox News, NPR and talk radio.
Even the repellent Chuckie Schumer is getting involved
In an appearance yesterday at NYU, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer condemned NYU's College Republicans for planning to stage "Find the Illegal Immigrant," a controversial demonstration set to happen today.

"What I really find obnoxious - and that's how I'd describe what the College Republicans are doing - is it dehumanizes [illegal immigrants],"
The President of the NYU Colege Democrats states
"We're hoping for a peaceful protest that displays our disgust with the event," Toiv said. "If we come out looking crazier than the Republicans do, then we will have failed. But if the protest can go off peacefully, it will be a victory for us."
Good luck with that. The moonbats like Mssrs. Leonard and StreamasALWAYS look crazier. That's why the libs always fail and that's why these events are such fun to do and quite illuminatring for the rest of the country. The left just doesn't understand how regular Americans feel about illegal immigration.

Glenn Beck put it beautifully this morning. No one's saying to the immigrants don't come. We need you. But it's like a store. Don't come in the middle of the night through the side window. Come through the front door during business hours. If you come through the side window often enough, even if you leave money on the counter for the things you take, eventually someone will rob the store blind. That's why the owners have to put bars on the side window.

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