The National College Republican Forum

The National College Republican Forum

A forum for all 51 College Republican federations. Sharing ideas, techniques, and gossip.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Real American Hero - National Chairman Paul Gourley


Today, we salute you Mr. National College Republican Chairman
(Mr. National College Republican Chairman)

Never before has one man gotten so much with so little.

Whether or not people think of you as Lennie Small from "Of Mice and Men", you keep workin’ boy.

Just because you don’t have a college degree, and probably never will, why bother?

For our pure enjoyment, you bravely throw yourself directly in the path of hygiene, and you do it while drinking out of a goblet filled with Hoplin’s spit.

It might take you thirty minutes to explain what your actual job is to that average looking chick at a Milwaukee biker bar, but eventually she’ll understand...kind of.

True, you travel the country on the dime of long forgotten widows. So what, you get free peanuts during each trip.

At every campus you visit, College Republicans always want you to take the stage: the first stage out of town.

So crack open an ice cold Bud Light Mr. National College Republican Chairman. Seeing you takes us back to a time: a time when Neanderthals dragged their knuckles on the ground.
(Thank you Mr. National College Republican Chairman!)


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The Man, The Hard Roar, MR. ROARK

Thursday, May 25, 2006

CR Revered - John T. Plecnik

It is my honor to present CR Revered
John T. Plecnik of North Carolina


Mr. John Plecnik was the Co-Chairman and Platform Committee Chairman of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans. Website is forthcoming.

He is a 2006 graduate of Duke Law and completed his undergraduate's degree in Accounting and Mythology at Belmont Abbey College in 2003.

When asked why John got involved in College Republicans, he stated: "I wanted to work the grassroots and make a difference."

John believes that the greatest challenge for College Republican leaders is living up to the party platform and the Judeo-Christian values on which that platform--and our nation--is based.

He goes on to state, "Today, that involves pushing for reform at the national level. The CRNC, Moveon.org, and all 527s need to be held accountable.."

When asked about where he sees the CRNC in 2 years, John replied "Under new management. That's a promise."

John's plans for North Carolina during the 2006 campaign season:

"I am planning to fight liberal bias on campus and elect Republicans. In addition to reforming the CRNC, those should be our organization's primary objectives."

After questioned as to what his greatest achievements in College Republicans were, he stated, "Helping to reform the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans."

As for who John Plecnik supports for the 2008 Presidential Election, he states "I'll support the best man or woman for the job."

Congradulations to John T. Plecnik for being ranked one of our own CR Revered.

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If you would like to be considered and hopefully highlighted as one of our CR Revered, please email Cameron Roark C.H.Roark@gmail.com for our survey.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What CRs Think: Immigration



What do YOU think?
Was the speech in reaction to his low poll numbers?
His attempt to recoup losses in his conservative base?
Has he lost his mind?
Are conservatives on the wrong side of the issues?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

OOOOOOH NO HE DIN'T!

Paul,

I've received several complaints from club chairs in my state reporting that the CRNC has been calling them at home, asking them to submit current e-mail addresses and phone numbers for their entire membership. Ironically, it seems the only chairman in California the CRNC didn't contact was me.

What value do you see in state federations if you don't trust them to maintain their own membership lists? This job is difficult enough without the CRNC bypassing our executive committee and confusing the process. I would not have to write this e-mail had my calls been answered or my voicemails been returned. I am frustrated and appalled at the CRNC's rude and tactless approach.

Please consider this e-mail a formal request for the CRNC to refrain from making confusing and misleading calls to my club chairs which deliberately circumvent the CCR Executive Committee. Correcting this mistake will increase expediency for both of us and avoid confusion in the future.
Respectfully,

Mason J. Harrison
Chairman, California College Republicans

PS: I would also appreciate an explanation as to why your National Field Director was only able to recruit 15 CRs during his weeklong visit to a school with a student population of over 33,000.

Which shall it be?







He shall return.








Love him. Hate him. He is a contender.








Standing upon the shoulders of giants.









Tastes great. But less-filling.









The man atop of the prize.









Can Daniel slay Goliath?









Audacious. Respected. Not visible.











Choosy moms choose Andrew. ®




Sunday, May 07, 2006

CRNC: It's a cult, like the Moonies, or the homeless.

CRNC State Training is to commence the first weekend of June and will be divided by caucus: Northeast, Western, Southern, and Midwest.

What can we expect to see?
Nights of drunken stupor, a special someone we know eating yet another tie?, backroom meetings filled with campaign dreams and hidden agenda, Caucus meetings to elect new Chairman, Secretaries, and Credential Committee members, rumbles at the Hawk-N-Dove, oh and maybe some state chairman's training of some sort.

Rumors have been circulating as to what candidates will emerge for these caucus elections. There have been whispers of the Opposition lining up and organizing their candidates. How will the Administration (Establishment) counter this? Do they have a plan or will they just sit and take the Opposition's serving of a Double Underhook Powerbomb?


Fortitudine vincimus

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The Man, The Hard Roar, MR. ROARK

Bill Clinton Jokes Never Get Old

Ever wonder what Bill Clinton would look like with a mustache?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

"¡No, no puede!"

Some time ago, Penn State CRs planned one of the most brazen PR stunts in recent memory. Too bad it never played out. Nonetheless, here's how it would have gone down...

The CR chapter would publicize "Catch an Illegal Alien Day" to the student body. At the planned time and location, undergrads would show up hoping to catch an illegal. Then BAM!, out of nowhere, various CRs, clad in bright orange shirts would run around frantically, trying to avoid being caught by the participating students.

Too bad it never came to fruition. CRs backed down due, in part, to the shrill protests of the "Latino Caucus" and "Black Caucus".

What's the Black Caucus have to do with illegal immigrants? Oh, right. They're all liberals. I'm surprised that NOW didn't join in.

The President of Penn State also chimed in, denouncing the stunt as "insensitive".

Yes, insensitive to law breakers.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

True Then and True Now

Where is Teddy when you need him?

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"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts "native" before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic.

Americanization

The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population - no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace. It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government. It must be maintained on an American standard of living so as to prevent labor disturbances in important plants and at critical times. None of these objects can be secured as long as we have immigrant colonies, ghettos, and immigrant sections, and above all they cannot be assured so long as we consider the immigrant only as an industrial asset. The immigrant must not be allowed to drift or to be put at the mercy of the exploiter. Our object is to not to imitate one of the older racial types, but to maintain a new American type and then to secure loyalty to this type. We cannot secure such loyalty unless we make this a country where men shall feel that they have justice and also where they shall feel that they are required to perform the duties imposed upon them. The policy of "Let alone" which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice, that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it.

We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being. We cannot afford to build a big industrial plant and herd men and women about it without care for their welfare. We cannot afford to permit squalid overcrowding or the kind of living system which makes impossible the decencies and necessities of life. We cannot afford the low wage rates and the merely seasonal industries which mean the sacrifice of both individual and family life and morals to the industrial machinery. We cannot afford to leave American mines, munitions plants, and general resources in the hands of alien workmen, alien to America and even likely to be made hostile to America by machinations such as have recently been provided in the case of the two foreign embassies in Washington. We cannot afford to run the risk of having in time of war men working on our railways or working in our munition plants who would in the name of duty to their own foreign countries bring destruction to us. Recent events have shown us that incitements to sabotage and strikes are in the view of at least two of the great foreign powers of Europe within their definition of neutral practices. What would be done to us in the name of war if these things are done to us in the name of neutrality?

One America

All of us, no matter from what land our parents came, no matter in what way we may severally worship our Creator, must stand shoulder to shoulder in a united America for the elimination of race and religious prejudice. We must stand for a reign of equal justice to both big and small. We must insist on the maintenance of the American standard of living. We must stand for an adequate national control which shall secure a better training of our young men in time of peace, both for the work of peace and for the work of war. We must direct every national resource, material and spiritual, to the task not of shirking difficulties, but of training our people to overcome difficulties. Our aim must be, not to make life easy and soft, not to soften soul and body, but to fit us in virile fashion to do a great work for all mankind. This great work can only be done by a mighty democracy, with these qualities of soul, guided by those qualities of mind, which will both make it refuse to do injustice to any other nation, and also enable it to hold its own against aggression by any other nation. In our relations with the outside world, we must abhor wrongdoing, and disdain to commit it, and we must no less disdain the baseness of spirit which lamely submits to wrongdoing. Finally and most important of all, we must strive for the establishment within our own borders of that stern and lofty standard of personal and public neutrality which shall guarantee to each man his rights, and which shall insist in return upon the full performance by each man of his duties both to his neighbor and to the great nation whose flag must symbolize in the future as it has symbolized in the past the highest hopes of all mankind."