Fayette County War Hero to Address UGA College Republicans

Dear fellow Fayette Countians,

I pleased to announce that one of Fayette County’s finest sons will be speaking to the UGA College Republicans this Wednesday. Jeff Emanuel, a graduate of McIntosh High School and a senior at the University of Georgia, will be participating in a panel discussion on the subject of radical Islam and the threat that it poses to Western Civilization.

Before coming to UGA, Jeff served in the Special Forces and fought Al Qaeda operatives in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Jeff currently serves as a leadership fellow with the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. Additionally, he is a contributing editor for the conservative weblogs Peachpundit.com and RedState.com. In his spare time, he writes columns for the Athens Banner-Herald

Jeff will be joined on the panel by Mr. Paul Cella, a distinguished scholar who is currently writing a book about radical Islam. In addition to contributing to Redstate.com, Mr. Cella also runs his own weblog called "The Cella Review", which can be accessed by directing your browser to http://cellasreview.blogspot.com/

After these distinguished panelists provide some background information, members of the audience will be invited to question the panel and discuss their views on the subject.

UGA CR, the largest student-political organization in the United States, would like to invite members of The Citizen blogosphere to attend this exciting event. The meeting will take place this Wednesday in Sanford Hall at 7PM. If you have a light schedule on Wednesday, I encourage you to make the trip to Athens and learn more about radical Islam and the threat it poses to liberal Western values.

Please feel free to contact me at dballard@uga.edu if you need directions.

David Ballard
Chairman, UGA College Republicans

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Submitted by Basmati on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 6:42am.

So Jeff Emanuel is a "war hero", huh? Good for him. I do know that he is that rarest of creatures: a young Republican who actually went to war.

I'm surprised that a "war hero" opted to surround himself with the sort of extremist folks that hang out at Redstate. Oh well, it's a free country and people can associate with whomever they like. I just think to hunker down at a place that regularly censors and prohibits anything remotely critical of George W. Bush is a tad, well, cowardly.

Jeff is obviously a rising star in the vast right wing echo chamber. His sophomoric style of writing appeals to the Republican core voter who lacks the gene for critical thinking.

His column yesterday was an instant classic: The Los Angeles Times hates Medal of Honor winners. Jeff's rationale? Well, the LA Times noted that the "Swift Boat For Truth" smearboys were gearing up for the 2008 elections. An editorial called them "loonies". Now try and follow the synapse trail here...in 2004, the Swifties aired an ad in which a single Medal of Honor winner said he would not for John Kerry, ergo in Jeff's mind the LA times hates ALL Medal of Honor winners by definition. Logic is obviously not one of Mr. Emanuel's strong points, but again, that was never necessary to rise in Republican ranks (see:Richard Hobbs).

Having said that, Jeff Emanuel positively shines in comparison to the disgusting piece of human excrement he is on the panel with: Paul Cella. Paul Cella is a positively vile human being who advocates America setting up concentration camps. Oh, he wants the kinder, gentler concentration camps of the Boer Wars (25% fatality rates, mostly children) vs the traditional "bad" concentration camps of the Nazis. Whatta guy.

I'll be out of town on Wednesday night, so perhaps some brave College Republican can ask "war hero" Emanuel the following question for ole Basmati: "Sir, in a number of columns you have advocated 'setting the military free' and/or 'turning the military loose'. These phrases in some circles are considered code words for "turn a blind eye to war crimes" and "disregard the Geneva Conventions". Can you tell me exactly what you are implying when you say 'turn the military loose'? And ARE you implying that the United States of America should forego its treaty obligations under the Geneva Conventions?"

I would be seriously interested in Mr. Emanuel's reply.

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Submitted by maximus on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 7:53am.

Actually, basmati, the majority of people in the military vote republican. If it hadn't been for the military absentee ballots in Florida Algore would have won.

And thank God for the Swift Boat Vets for exposing Kerry for the fraud that he is.


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Submitted by Basmati on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 8:02am.

Oh, I am quite aware that people IN the military voted for Bush (by a margin of 4-1). (Side note: and look how he repays them- letting them lie in puddles of their own urine at Walter Reed).

My point was, most of the braying class of Republicans nowadays (including virtually all college Republicans) are pro-war, but precious few of them actually enlist to actually fight the war they claim to support so much.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 8:23am.

Most members of the military are for the party, and the president, who verbally supports them in war efforts. There simply isn't much going on in the military if there isn't a war--a lot of pretend.
If a democrat was in power and had a big war going, with lots of promotions and raises, they would vote for him and his party.
This is natural and there is nothing wrong with it.
This is why wars, as such, should be treated just as religion should be in politics, neutral!!!

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 03/20/2007 - 11:34pm.

"I encourage you to make the trip to Athens and learn more about radical Islam and the threat it poses to liberal Western values."

I take it that was a Freudian slip?

Kevin "Hack" King

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