Morgan Wilkins, the intern hired by the College Republicans National Committee to win the hearts and minds of Michigan 20-somethings, is planning events that some may find odd. To others, they may be offensive.
One such idea 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. The winner would receive a prize.
Her other ideas include 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.) — Michigan Daily
Ha ha! Who says Republicans have no sense of humor? Hunting down illegals, shooting prominent Democrats, can lynching Blacks be far behind? Why not round up the Japanese and send ‘em to camps? How about breaking windows of stores owned by Jews? In fact, let’s burn some witches!
Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a campus-based group of conservatives, defended the games. “It’s all about generating discussion and getting people to question political and cultural orthodoxies,” one student said. “Why does a mob hunting people down or shooting politicians automatically equate with hatred?”
Variations of the game have been played on campuses in Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, and of course, Florida.
“College students are under a lot of pressure,” one dean told me. “This lets off some steam. In the old days, they might have stuffed telephone booths, swallowed goldfish, or just got drunk. It’s all very harmless, really.”
How about reading a book, seeing a play, or getting laid?
“That’s what you do on your planet? This is Florida. Nobody reads unless they have to, and sex is dangerous any more, what with all the illegals we have wandering the campus.”
In a related development, descendants of former Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), learning that their ancestors had owned slaves directly related to Rev Al Sharpton, demanded the return of their family property along with interest payments. “That boy’s gonna get a good whippin’ when we get his ass back, too,” promised an attorney for the family.