As Students Return to Campus, Infighting Erupts Among College Republicans Over Decisions to Decline Endorsing Trump

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    Aug 29, 2016 1:53 AM GMT
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-college-republicans-fights-227412...when Straw gaveled in the chapter’s first meeting of the school year on Monday, it wasn’t altogether surprising that he was confronted by angry college Trump supporters — some wearing the signature “Make America Great Again” hats — demanding a re-vote of the non-endorsement...

    ...obviously young voters are having a hard time supporting Donald Trump,”...

    Penn State’s chapter is wading into unprecedented territory of declining to endorse the party’s nominee for president, and they are joined by a growing number of College Republicans chapters nationwide that are steering clear of Trump.

    As students head back to campus for the start of the new school year, College Republicans are going through the same soul-searching that Republicans across the country have been wrestling with for months over what the future of their party will look like and what lasting impact Trump’s unorthodox campaign will have on the GOP....

    ...At Harvard University, the oldest College Republicans club in the nation did not endorse the party’s nominee for president for the first time in 128 years, and at Yale University, more than half of Yale College Republicans’ executive board left the club and created Yale New Republicans after their former organization endorsed Trump earlier this month....

    “What’s happening at Yale right now is the perfect foreshadowing of what we will see in the Republican Party in the years to come,” he said. “The Republican Party is at a point now where it needs to either adapt or it will die.”

    Trump’s nomination has torn the Republican Party apart at its seams, alienating key parts of the base and threatening to fundamentally change the electoral map...






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    Aug 29, 2016 2:37 AM GMT
    Honestly, I still cannot fathom why some young Repubes at our best colleges and universities are still supporting @LittleHandTrump notwithstanding the fact that this man poses a clear and present danger to this country. Please grow up and don't make your parents regret paying $60K+ a year to send you to a great school. You're embarrassing your classmates and alumni.
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    Aug 29, 2016 8:03 AM GMT
    Because they were never Brainwashed by the Leftards that largely run the Education Department now day.
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    Aug 29, 2016 2:26 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidHonestly, I still cannot fathom why some young Repubes at our best colleges and universities are still supporting @LittleHandTrump notwithstanding the fact that this man poses a clear and present danger to this country. Please grow up and don't make your parents regret paying $60K+ a year to send you to a great school. You're embarrassing your classmates and alumni.


    Republicans better get Trump elected even if they have to set up a shadow government that really pulls the strings after he gets in there.
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    Aug 29, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS saidHonestly, I still cannot fathom why some young Repubes at our best colleges and universities are still supporting @LittleHandTrump notwithstanding the fact that this man poses a clear and present danger to this country. Please grow up and don't make your parents regret paying $60K+ a year to send you to a great school. You're embarrassing your classmates and alumni.


    Republicans better get Trump elected even if they have to set up a shadow government that really pulls the strings after he gets in there.


    Umm, yeah, and that would be Putin. Welcome to the new, rebranded USSROA: United Soviet Socialist Republic Over America. Be ready to call yourself a Soviet citizen, subservient to the old USSR and its KGB provocateur, Putin.
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    Aug 29, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
    Considering how universities now coddle their students to keep them paying and how Trump seems a tad more offensive to sensibilities than a micro-aggression, it's hard to imagine students supporting him. But also, as with many of their parents, it seems often they don't get the idea of living to fight another day. That might be just instant gratification vs thinking ahead. But even to think favorably of it, that might be part of an entrepreneurial drive which can have benefit, this idea of never giving up even in the face of bumps in the road, though that might impel a person towards a brick wall at high speed, never a good idea.

    And it's not as if the Republicans weren't headed in a Putin strongman direction anyway. They've been whisperin' shit for quite a while now. All this guy did was put a megaphone to that. So I tend to think of this election as pivotal and telling as to whether America will be primarily a bullying fist in the world or for the most part a healing hand.

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    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-college-republicans-divide-over-trump-1471818706Students heading back to campus for the new school year, however, are not likely to see many “Make America Great Again” caps—even among self-avowed Republicans.

    At left-of-center universities College Republicans have always been working in occupied territory. But this year they have splintered over Donald Trump. Their responses, which range from enthusiastic to antipathetic, mirror divisions in the national GOP...

    ...The College Republican National Committee takes a forgiving tone. Chairman Alexandra Smith says “there is more than one way to be a College Republican.”

    (oh & love this: )

    ...from the Notre Dame College Republicans... it is important to remember that we are not electing a neighbor or a friend.”


    lol that's quite the endorsement lol