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In
This
Issue…


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Year
in
Review
 
April
Events


GW
College
 Republicans
filling
 Easter
eggs
to
bring
to
 the
Walter
Reed
Army
 Medical
Center



Conservative
Perspective
 
 4
 Congratulations
College
 Republicans,
Gary
Livacari
–
 Former
Chairman
and
Political
 Affairs
Director
for
the
GW
College
 Republicans
(2005­2007)

 5
 Don’t
Just
Repeal,
Michael
Russo
 6
 The
Tea
Party
&
The
GOP
Ashley
 Colburn
 7
 How
to
Spend
$49,845.25,
Sinead
 Casey
 9
 A
Note
from
the
Editor,
Cynthia
 Meyer



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2009‐2010
Academic
Year
in
Review
 For
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College
Republicans
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Kickoff
Celebration
with
Bob
McDonnell
 DC
March
on
Washington
 Virginia
campaign
day‐trip
 CR/CD
Water
Balloon
Fight
 General
Body
Meeting
 Virginia
campaign
day‐trip
 Freshman
Elections
 Obamacare
Awareness
BBQ
 CR/CD
Healthcare
Debate
 Virginia
Campaign
day‐trip
 Senator
Mike
Enzi
event
 Virginia
campaign
day‐trip
 Congressional
Dinner
Series
Panel
with
Congressmen
Joe
 Wilson,
Tom
Price,
and
Jeff
Fortenberry
 Campaign
trip
to
New
Jersey
for
Chris
Christie’s
campaign
 for
governor

 GW
College
Republicans
host
Jeb
Bush
 Campaign
trip
to
Virginia
for
Bob
McDonnell’s
campaign
 for
governor
 96‐Hour
Deployment
for
Bob
McDonnell

 Election
Day—Victory
party
in
Columbian
Plaza
 Trip
to
gun
range
 CR/CD
Debate
on
Energy
Policy
 Trip
to
Walter
Reid
Hospital
 CR/CD
football
game
 Special
Election
for
PR
Director
 CR
Christmas
End‐of‐Semester
Party
at
Tonic
 Spring
Kickoff
with
Tim
Murtaugh
 Obama:
One
Year
Later
Debate
with
Dems

 National
Right
to
Life
March
 College
Republicans
Super
Bowl
Party
 CR/CD
Debate
on
Illegal
Immigration
 Karaoke
Night
at
Fridays
 CPAC
 CPAC
 CPAC
 Republican
Governors
Association
Gala
 Rep.
Erik
Paulsen
Event
 Trip
to
Walter
Reid
Hospital
 Bag
the
Bag
Tax
Event
 Voices
for
School
Choices
Movie
Screening
 CR/CD
Foreign
Policy
Debate
 E‐Board
Elections
 5th
Annual
Freshman
Debate
 Tax
Day
BBQ
 Political
Satire
Debate
with
the
CDs
 Pat
Buchanan
event


3



4


Congratulations
College
Republicans


Gary
Livacari,
Former
Chairman
and
Political
Affairs
Director
for
the
GW
College
Republicans
(2005­2007)







The
Republican
Party
has
finally
adopted
an
 Barack
Obama
is
a
crushing
rebuttal
to
those
 aggressive
strategy
to
promote
the
conservative
 “moderate”
voices
who
clamor
for
a
tempered
and
 agenda.
After
excusing
and
even
 restrained
platform.
 uplifting
big
government
 




The
national
resurgence
of
the
 “The
GW
College
 Republicans
for
nearly
a
decade
–
 conservative
movement
is
also
 Republicans
excel
when
 and
paying
a
steep
political
price
 evident
in
the
recent
successes
of
 their
leaders
are
not
 in
the
form
of
the
dispirited
 The
George
Washington
University
 afraid
to
defend
 conservative
base
and
the
ensuing
 College
Republicans.
 conservative
principles
 liberal
victories
–
party
leaders
 and
passionately
 




Amid
a
shockingly
secular
and
 have
effectively
connected
with
 participate
in
the
campus
 “progressive”
university
 mainstream
voters
who
remain
 environment
like
GW,
it
is
not
easy
 political
debate.”
 fiercely
opposed
to
the
 to
fight
for
conservative
values.
No
 unprecedented
growth
of
 one
wants
to
be
unpopular.
As
a
 government
and
the
concomitant
 result,
our
organization
has
sometimes
embraced
 destruction
of
America’s
capitalist
economy.
 a
conciliatory
leadership
style
and
passive
 




Gone
are
the
days
when
conservative
 campus
agenda.
This
strategy
made
us
more
 Republicans
were
forced
to
support
liberal
policies,
 popular
with
liberal
students,
university
elites
 all
in
the
name
of
preserving
power
and
 and
rival
groups.
However,
it
alienated
loyal
 (supposedly)
halting
Democrat
gains.
This
strategy
 conservative
students,
neutered
our
 of
political
accommodation
failed
miserably,
 organization’s
activist
mission
and
rendered
us
an
 bequeathing
a
shattered
and
disoriented
Republican
 irrelevant
voice
in
campus
political
affairs.
We
 Party.
Indeed
the
ascendancy
of
Nancy
Pelosi
and
 traded
popularity
and
career
advancement
for


Members
of
the
College
Republicans
at
Walter
Reed
Army
Medical
Center
on
 Easter
Morning



5
 effective
leadership
and
policy
advocacy.
 




Chairman
Brandon
Hines
and
the
current
 Executive
Board
have
reversed
this
negative
 trend
and
restored
the
practice
of
principled
 conservative
activism.
Our
current
leaders
were
 not
content
to
produce
mediocre,
non‐ controversial
public
activities.
Instead
they
 worked
diligently
to
deliver
real
results.
This
 year,
the
College
Republicans
hosted
two
 prominent
conservative
governors,
Jeb
Bush
and
 Bob
McDonnell.
These
events
energized
our
 campus
membership
and,
more
importantly,
 signaled
our
renewed
willingness
to
vigorously
 promote
a
conservative
policy
agenda
–
even
if
it
 is
unpopular.
 




Republicans
matter
again,
because
the
E‐ Board
has
worked
hard
to
orchestrate
large‐ scale
political
events
and
endure
the
campus
 cold‐shoulder
that
is
often
directed
at
young
 conservative
leaders.
The
GW
College
 Republicans
have
emerged
as
far
more
than
a
 social
group.
We
have
again
become
powerful
 advocates
for
the
core
principles
of
the
 Republican
Party.
 




This
dramatic
change
is
especially
remarkable
 when
we
consider
the
personal
story
of
Brandon
 Hines.
I
first
met
Brandon
in
2006.
He
was
an
 eager
freshman
member
who
was
ready
to
lead.
 I
was
privileged
to
helm
the
College
Republicans
 in
those
days,
and
Brandon
Hines
was
an
integral
 member
of
our
team.


 




Brandon
had
skeptics
in
some
circles,
but
he
 proved
them
all
wrong.
His
unmatched
 competency,
commitment
to
principled
activism
 and
broad
appeal
quickly
earned
him
the
trust
 and
support
of
many
members.
Brandon
worked
 behind
the
scenes
to
plan
serious
policy
 speeches
and
activist
events
that
ultimately
 reinvigorated
our
organization.
 




The
GW
College
Republicans
excel
when
their
 leaders
are
not
afraid
to
defend
conservative
 principles
and
passionately
participate
in
the
 campus
political
debate.
The
success
of
2009‐ 2010
is
a
testament
to
this
important
truth
and
a
 reminder
that
we
must
resist
the
temptation
to
 moderate
the
values
and
ideals
we
hold
dear.
 




Brandon
Hines
and
the
Executive
Board:
 Thank
you
for
resurrecting
one
of
GW’s
most


storied
organizations.
Thank
you
for
 demonstrating
what
it
really
means
to
be
a
 College
Republican.


Don’t
Just
Repeal
 Michael
Russo







Doomsday,
End
of
the
Republic,
Armageddon;
 these
are
all
terms
that
can
be,
in
the
eyes
of
the
 Right,
associated
with
the
passage
of
the
 Democrats
abomination
of
health
care
reform.

 Despite
this
horrific
bill
now
being
law
there
is
 still
a
glimmer
of
hope
for
the
forces
of
good
in
 our
Constitutional
federation
of
States,
that
of
 course
being
repealing
the
bill.
The
President’s
 urgent
rush
to
pass
the
bill
was
rather
odd
 considering
most
major
proposals
will
not
take
 effect
until
2014
and
the
full
extension
of
 insurance
is
not
guaranteed
until
2019!
This
give
 the
GOP
plenty
of
time
to
stop
this
waste
of
 money
by
repealing
and
more
importantly
 replacing
this
bill.

 




GOPers
and
conservatives
now
have
their
 2010
campaign
slogan:
Repeal
and
Replace.
This
 is
a
two‐part
deal.
We
cannot
simply
repeal
the
 bill
since
that
would
not
 accomplish
anything
for
 “Republican
 proposals
will
not
 the
country
long
term
 cost
anywhere
near
 and
only
give
 $1
trillion
dollars— ammunition
to
the
 most
won’t
even
cost
 Democrats
to
reignite
 a
dime.”
 their
push
for
an
 American
NHS.
There
 are
many
who
do
not
believe
that
would
ever
 happen
here
but
the
evidence
is
mounting.
Look
 at
the
reasons
Dennis
Kucinich
(D‐OH)
changed
 his
vote:
he
was
promised
more.
Then
there
is
 the
Chair
of
the
Congressional
Progressive
 Caucus,
Lynn
Woolsey
(D‐CA),
who
proposed
a
 new
public
option
bill
the
day
after
the
current
 one
passed.

This
is
only
a
stepping
stone
to
the
 complete
nationalization
of
healthcare.
 




When
you
are
asked
why
this
sounds
so
bad,
 respond
with
“PIGS”
(Portugal,
Ireland,
Greece,
 and
Spain),
which
is
a
funny
abbreviation
for
the
 four
once‐wealthy
and
prosperous
nations
that



6
 are
tanking
due
to
the
load
of
debt
that
they
face
 from
these
bloviated
government
programs.
And
 imagine
that
the
US
is
already
heading
in
that
 direction
without
an
NHS.
Unlike
the
UK
in
1946,
 the
conservative
movement
in
this
country
is
not
 going
to
be
quiet.
And
unlike
1946
UK,
the
 socialists
are
not
willing
to
admit
they
are
 socialists.


The
Tea
Party
&
The
GOP
 Ashley
Colburn







What
exactly
is
the
Tea
Party
Movement?
Every
 minute,
Google
updates
its
news
site
with
articles
 trying
to
figure
out
what
and
who
exactly
is
the
tea
 party.
This
political
 “Contrary
to
what
 phenomenon
has
Democrats
 the
media
portray,
 




As
mentioned
earlier,
the
campaign
for
Congress
 frantically
trying
to
search
for
 the
Tea
Party
 ways
to
stop
something
they
 must
be
centered
on
Repeal
and
Replace.
But
we
 activists
are
not
 don’t
yet
understand,
and
even
 must
explain
why
the
Replace
part
is
so
vital.
We
 worse,
Republicans
are
having
 racist.
In
fact,
they
 must
pass
reform‐limiting
payments
in
medical
 a
more
difficult
time
figuring
 malpractice
lawsuits
(which
cost
the
average
 strive
for
a
diverse
 out
if
the
Tea
Party
is
friend
or
 America
under
 doctor
almost
a
third
of
their
income
to
get
 foe.
 insurance
to
cover
such
payments),
we
must
 conservative
 establish
a
special
court
system
to
handle
these
 values.”
 




As
both
a
Republican
and
 case
so
that
a
judge
with
medical
knowledge
can
 Tea
Party
activist,
I
embrace
 make
the
decision
and
not
a
jury
with
no
 the
core
tea
party
foundations,
such
as
liberty,
 understanding
of
many
procedures
(or
at
least
give
 constitution,
conservatism,
and
country.
I
have
 such
cases
to
existing
judges
with
such
knowledge),
 worked
tirelessly
with
such
organizations
like
the
 we
must
allow
purchasing
insurance
across
state
 Tea
Party
Patriots
in
lobbying,
writing,
 lines,
we
must
end
all
exemptions
from
anti‐trust
 fundraising,
and
event
planning
to
ensure
the
tea
 laws
for
insurance
 party
core
ideals
are
a
 companies,
and
most
 prominent
force
within
 importantly,
we
must
 American
politics.

 end
all
state
and
 3.8 




Yet
I
am
a
stable
and
 federal
mandates
as
to
 trillion proud
Republican
that
 what
must
be
included
 tries
to
ensure
the
 in
health
insurance
 same
goals
within
my
 3.8 coverage.

 own
party.
So
why
 trillion 




It
is
a
good
thing
to
 have
I
turned
to
the
tea
 create
high
risk
pools
 party
for
my
political


3,800,000,000,000

The
Monopoly
Money
the
CRs
handed
out
at
their
Tax
Day
BBQ
 of
people
who
 solutions?
Because
I
 desperately
need
 am
one
of
the
many
 insurance
and
try
to
make
sure
they
are
covered,
 millions
that
want
to
rebuild
the
party.
Although
a
 but
forcing
people
to
buy
plans
with
things
they
 large
number
of
tea
party‐ers
are
libertarians,
 feel
they
don’t
need
is
wasteful.
The
current
system
 constitutionalists,
independents,
and
disgruntled
 is
not
designed
to
let
the
market
work.
More
 Democrats,
most
of
us
are
discontent
Republicans.

 importantly,
Republican
proposals
will
not
cost
 




Contrary
to
what
the
media
portray,
the
Tea
 anywhere
near
$1
trillion
dollars—most
won’t
 Party
activists
are
not
racist.
In
fact,
they
strive
for
 even
cost
a
dime.

 a
diverse
America
under
conservative
values.
Isn’t







Let
us
follow
the
example
of
Governor
Bob
 McDonnell
and
run
on
things
that
our
country
and
 citizens
actually
need.
If
we
do
that,
we
will
win.
If
 we
fulfill
our
promises,
we
will
stay.
 


that
largely
what
conservatism
is
about
‐
the
 protection
of
individual
rights
for
all
men?
But
the
 Republican
Party
is
often
portrayed
as
the
party
of
 old
white
men.
The
GOP
lacks
much
diversity.
In
 order
to
succeed,
it
needs
to
embrace
all
races,
all
 religions,
and
all
cultures,
rather
than
steering
 strictly
towards
the
Christian
Right
without
giving



7
 minority
voters
the
option
of
feeling
comfortable
 within
the
Republican
Party.
The
Republican
Party
 needs
to
unify
with
the
Tea
Party
movement
and
 assert
that
they
are
a
unified
party
of
diversity
 and
tolerance,
regardless
of
what
liberals
may
say.

 




Unfortunately,
Democrats
use
diversity
to
 simply
gain
a
large
number
of
 votes.
Republicans
must
reach
out
 to
potential
conservative
voters
 that
currently
feel
left
out
due
to
 racial
and
religious
segregation.
 The
tea
party
movement
wants
to
 see
a
different
change
than
the
 “change”
that
Obama
spoke
of.

 




Ultimately,
Republicans
must
 avoid
assuming
that
the
tea
party
 movement
will
solely
vote
 Republican.
In
a
Fox
News
poll,


Lets
not
forget
the
tab
for
a
sex‐themed
night
club
 =
$2,000
 Total
=
$49,846.25
 




I
don’t
know
about
you,
but
to
me
that
looks
 like
an
excerpt
of
a
financial
spreadsheet
from
a
 deficit‐increasing,
pork‐barrel
spending,
tax
hiker
 for
no
good
 reason,
 Democrat.
With
 all
his
“street‐ smarts”
I
am
 shocked
that
the
 Chairman
 couldn’t
think
of
 better
ways
to
 spend
 Republicans
hard
 earn
donations.


23%
of
Americans
would
vote
for
a
 The
Tax
Day
display
at
the
College
Republicans
Tax
 Now
let’s
 Day
BBQ
 tea
party
candidate,
while
only
 consider
some
 18%
of
Americans
would
vote
for
a
 other
fiscally
 Republican.
This
is
a
surprising
and
terrifying
fact.
 responsible,
victory
oriented
ways
to
spend
 Without
those
votes,
the
Democrats
could
 $49,846.25

 ultimately
win
in
every
election,
while
the
third
 




To
run
a
facebook
ad
that
gets
98,524,740
hits
 party
movement
would
never
be
able
to
break
 in
Nevada
for
voters
between
18
and
64
for
the
 through
into
the
American
political
system.
In
 month
leading
up
to
the
election
is
$30,000.
 order
for
the
Republican
Party
to
regain
the
tea
 




That
leaves
$19,846.25
of
the
original
 party
movement’s
trust,
it
must
change
with
 today’s
issues
rather
looking
to
the
past.
Diversity,
 $49,846.25
that
was
wastefully
spent
by
the
RNC
 in
the
month
of
February
to
.
.
.

 true
conservatism,
and
the
emphasis
of
the
 Constitution
being
the
ultimate
law
of
the
land
 




Send
40
members
of
GW’s
College
Republicans
 will
surely
grant
the
Party
a
great
chance
of
 to
Columbus,
Ohio
the
week
before
the
election
to
 winning
the
2012
presidential
election.
 campaign
for
Kasich
for
Governor.
(1
plane
ticket
 to
Columbus,
Ohio,
week
before
Election
Day
=
 $204
*
40
=
$8,160).



How
to
Spend
$49,845.25

 Sinead
Casey







The
Chairman
of
the
RNC,
Michael
Steele,
has
 become
embattled
in
fighting
off
criticism
of
fiscal
 irresponsibility.








Send
40
members
of
GW’s
College
Republicans
 to
Florida
the
week
before
Election
Day,
to
elect
a
 real
conservative,
Marco
Rubio
–
not
that
 candidate
endorsed
by
the
RNC.
(1
plane
ticket
to
 Florida
=
$160
*
40
=
$6,400).



Private
cars
for
RNC
=
$12,
691








And
with
the
4,686.25
left
over
we
could
send
 nearly
the
entire
300+
George
Washington
College
 Republican
Membership
to
Pennsylvania
to
 campaign
in
yet
another
contentious
race.
(1
bus
 ticket
=
$15).



Four
Seasons
stay
for
RNC
&
Beverly
Hills
Hotel
 Stay
=
$17,641.25







I
am
sure
Republican
donors
would
much
 rather
see
their
money
go
towards
winning







Such
as
.
.
.

 Private
planes
for
RNC
=
$17,
514




8
 elections,
instead
of
winning
the
top
lead
on
 Politico
for
hypocrisy
and
wastefulness.



Republicans
on
the
Hill
have
anonymously
 expressed
outrage
and
top
Republicans
like
Karl
 Rove
have
moved
on
to
alternative
groups
such
 as
the
newly
formed
American
Crossroads.








To
top
it
all
off,
Steele
went
on
Good
Morning
 America
and
when
asked
if
“as
an
African‐ American”
he
has
“a
slimmer
 




Steele
has
raised
$96.2
million
 margin
for
error
than
another
 during
his
tenure,
but
he
has
 “I
am
sure
Republican
 Chairman
would,”
he
replied:
“The
 spent
$109.6
million,
for
a
deficit
 donors
would
much
 honest
answer
is
yes,”
and
then
 of
$13.4
million,
according
to
the
 rather
see
their
money
 stumbled
for
a
valid
explanation,
 Daily
Caller.
No,
the
Chairman
 go
towards
winning
 claiming
the
same
margin
exists
for
 should
not
be
meeting
donors
in
 elections,
instead
of
 Obama.

 the
Holiday
Inn
lobby,
but
he
 winning
the
top
lead
on
 needs
to
know
where
to
tighten
 




The
Chairman
needs
to
stop
 Politico
for
hypocrisy
and
 the
belt.
Whatever
“loopholes”
or
 stealing
Obama’s
race
card
and
stop
 wastefulness.”
 “mistakes”
that
allowed
the
 acting
like
a
spending
addicted
 $2,000
nightclub
expenditure
to
 liberal
and
reform
the
committee
and
either
 appear
on
FEC
reports
should
have
never
 return
to
his
traditionally
seated,
behind‐the‐ occurred
in
the
first
place.
Big
donors
aren’t
 scenes
post
with
a
conservative
perspective
or
 going
to
be
persuaded
by
a
Michael
Steele
 step
down.

 commercial,
the
average
Americans
who
see
his
 




It’s
not
called
racism,
Mr.
Chairman.
Its
called
 “freedom
is
worth
fighting
for”
commercial
are
 fiscal
responsibility
–
and
that
is
why
you
are
 going
to
be
deterred
from
giving
what
ever
they
 being
attacked.

 can
to
the
committee
when
they
read
the
 




It
would
be
one
thing
if
the
above
was
all
of
the
 headlines.

 lavish
spending
credited
to
Steele,
but
its
not

‐
a
 




If
the
Republican
National
Committee
cannot
 combined
$19,443
for
stays
in
Vegas
and
DC’s
top
 promote
fiscal
responsibility
in
their
interior
 hotels,
such
as
the
M
resort
and
the
W,
 operations
with
their
donors’
money
than
how
 respectively,
as
well
as
a
$43,828
midwinter
trip
 are
voters
supposed
to
trust
that
the
candidates
 to
Hawaii,
not
including
airfare.
Early
on
in
his
 they
pick
are
going
to
be
fiscally
responsible
 term
his
spending
prompted
Republican
 with
their
taxpayer
dollars.

 committeemen
to
pass
a
resolution
requiring
 




Chairman
Steele’s
accountability
does
not
rest
 checks
to
be
signed
by
at
least
two
RNC
officers.
 on
how
many
campaigns
“he”
wins
or
how
many
 dollars
he
raises.
His
accountability
is
dependent
 on
how
well
he
represents
and
executes
the
 values
and
policies
of
the
Republican
Party
–
and
 the
Chairman
has
failed
to
do
this.

 


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Monthly
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members,
and
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necessarily
the
 views
or
positions
of
the
College
Republican
National
Committee,
the
DC
Federation
of
College
 Republicans,
or
The
George
Washington
University
College
Republicans.



9
 A
Note
from
the
Editor:
 It
has
been
my
honor
and
privilege
to
serve
as
the
GW
College
Republicans
Director
of
 Publications
and
Editor‐in‐Chief
of
the
CR
Monthly
Newsletter
this
year.
From
when
I
 launched
this
publication
in
October
until
now,
the
CR
Monthly
has
been
read
over
13,200
 times!
It
has
seen
enormous
success,
and
that
is
due
to
only
to
the
great
young
 Republicans
on
this
campus
who
have
kept
it
thriving.

 I
would
like
to
extend
my
sincere
gratitude
to
all
of
the
outstanding
writers
for
the
CR
 Monthly
this
year.
It
is
necessary
for
these
strong
conservative
voices
to
speak
up
and
 speak
out
on
a
liberal
campus
such
as
George
Washington.
As
we
all
know,
that
is
not
 always
easy.
 I
also
want
to
thank
our
Chairman,
Brandon
Hines,
for
his
exceptional,
fearless
leadership
 this
year.
We
have
had
one
of
the
greatest
years
in
the
GW
CR
history
because
of
his
vision,
 his
drive,
and
his
determination.
He
inspired
me
and
my
colleagues
to
always
do
our
best
 for
this
organization.
For
that,
I
commend
his
service
to
the
College
Republicans
for
the
 past
4
years.

 I
have
full
faith
in
my
successor,
Kaitlyn
Martin,
to
make
this
publication
even
better.
It
has
 been
my
pleasure
to
serve
you
all
this
year,
and
I
wish
Kaitlyn
the
best
of
luck.

 Always,
 Cynthia
Meyer


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