This is What the AU Dems Look Like

College students like protesting, especially at American.  Karl Rove speaks, and students block him from his car and try to arrest him.  The Westboro nutcases protest AU, and students organize a gay pride counter-protest.  Economic conservatives hold a convention downtown, and at least one AU Dem is caught on camera blocking a woman in a wheelchair from leaving the convention center.

This is what democracy looks like?  Really?  More like this is what the AU Dems look like.

I’m not trying to pick a fight here, so I won’t name the person, but let’s just say he isn’t some low-level AU Dems eboard member.  No, he’s much more important, and influential, than that,  so when he joins up with the “Occupy D.C.” crowd to intimidate attendees of an Americans for Prosperity event, people should be wondering if the AU Dems are capable of taking part in a civil discussion of the issues.

It will be interesting to see AU Students for Liberty debate the AU Dems at an event Tuesday on campus (more info can be found here).  The Dems are serious about protesting, but are they serious about debating? And will the Dems disavow their members who are taking part in a movement with a track record of violence, disease, and antisemitism?

Perhaps that’s a loaded question, but the “Occupy” movement is a loaded movement.  Loaded with bullshit.

The preceding words are solely those of Josh Kaib and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American University College Republicans, the AUCR eboard, or the contributors to The Right Wing Blog.

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Josh Kaib, a junior at American University, is President of AU College Republicans.
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2 Responses to This is What the AU Dems Look Like

  1. ketinker says:

    My name is Kathryn Tinker and I am the Vice President of the AU College Democrats.

    You will not see me at the Occupy DC rallies. I do not want to be associated with the protests. Though, I do believe that the movement is “as American as apple pie” and I generally agree with Colin Powell’s interpretation of the activities.

    “The preceding words are solely those of Josh Kaib and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American University College Republicans, the AUCR eboard, or the contributors to The Right Wing Blog.”

    AU Dems leadership acts in a similar vein. Members of the Executive Board are able to voice their individual opinion and act on their own accord without always representing the views of our organization.

    Lastly, of course we’re serious about debating. If the AUCR’s would like to set something up for next semester, send me note at kathryn.tinker@aucollegedems.org. As for the debate on Tuesday, it should be interesting! And, I encourage you to attend.

    Thank you,

    Kathryn Tinker

  2. Paul B. says:

    Kathryn, I think the problem with this is, regardless of you club’s lax ethical standards that you seem to pride yourselves on, Chris’ choices that night reflect very poorly on your group, and the campus as a whole. We have to remember, in every part of our lives, we carry the name “American” with us. Our bad decisions reflect on the entire community, the same as our triumphs and successes. Every student, especially those in prominent leadership positions, need to be mindful of this at all times.

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