Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Republican's New College Party Games!

Well, now that the 2006 voting season nears and many states held primaries today, it seems the Republicans have come up with new party games for our fun starved, political putty, college students.

Morgan Wilkins, an intern has been ""hired by the Republican National Committee to win the hearts and minds of Michigan 20-somethings" at the University of Michigan."

Among his ideas are several exciting new games!

One of the games is "an event called Fun with Guns, in which young Republicans would use a BB gun or paintball gun to shoot cardboard cut-outs of Democratic leaders such as Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)"

Another creative endeavor is "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day, in which a volunteer would play the part of an illegal immigrant and hide somewhere on campus while others try to find him."

Although that game seems to not be so original: "In April, Penn State University College Republicans dropped plans to hold a Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game after a student outcry "ensued," but other colleges such as the University of North Texas have held such events."

Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman, wrote Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman "calling on him to stop RNC-funded campaign activities that promote discrimination and endorse violence against political opponents."

Dean also wrote "Promoting Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day, which has been used by the Republican Party in other states including Pennsylvania and Texas, is not only offensive, it promotes discrimination for political gain, and an event titled "Fun with Guns" that encourages young Republicans to shoot cardboard cut-outs of Democratic leaders further promotes intolerance and violence."

Full story and full transcript of Dean's letter at The Raw Story.

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