Kristol on Conservatives and the GOP

October 27, 2009

Weekly Standard Editor, William Kristol has an interesting article in today’s Washington Post titled, “A Good Time to be a Conservative.”

The title and the piece imply a positive outlook for the GOP:

“Fully 72 percent of Republicans say they’re conservative. …
The implications of this for the Republican Party over the remaining three years of the Obama presidency are clear: The GOP is going to be pretty unapologetically conservative. There aren’t going to be a lot of moderate Republican victories in intra -party skirmishes. And — with the caveat that the political world can, of course, change quickly — there will be a conservative Republican presidential nominee in 2012.”

However, as David Frum notes today on NewMajority.com, since only about 20% of Americans currently identify as Republicans, Bill’s numbers imply that conservative Republicans currently constitute about 14.4% of the population.

So while Bill’s predictions of continuing conservative/populist dominance within the GOP look accurate, the future looks much bleaker for the GOP itself.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GW Young America’s Foundation Blog.


Islamo-Facism Awarness Week

October 14, 2009

On September 11th 2001 America suffered the worst and bloodiest attack in its history. Nearly 3,000 innocent civilians were brutally murdered in the unprovoked assault. They were murdered because they lived, worked and prospered in America, the world’s beacon of liberty and the guardian its freedoms.
Their murderers were a cadre of Islamic terrorists who were part of a vast global network of religious fanatics who have declared Holy War on the United States and the West and, as part of their Jihad, pronounced a death sentence on every man, woman and child living in our borders. With the potential for mass destruction made possible with modern technology, this Jihad confronts us with a threat our civilization has never before known.

This threat did not begin with 9/11. The 1990’s were marked by a series of Islamic terror attacks against the United States. The response of our elected officials was mainly passive in the face of these attacks. Missiles were launched into Afghanistan and Iraq by the Clinton Administration but to little effect and not as part of a sustained response. Neither the American public nor our military forces on the ground were mobilized or engaged. Our government remained inert as the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole were bombed. The threat grew; terrorists were trained, deployed and then organized into cells that stretched across Europe and the United States. The result was a catastrophic attack on the very same building, the World Trade Center that had been attacked by the jihadists eight years earlier in 1993.
From October 12-October 16 the George Washington University Young America’s Foundation is hosting Islamo-facism Awareness Week. We hope you join us in raising awareness of Islamist terrorism and voice support for Israel.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GWYAF blog.


Theo vs. Schwartz

October 14, 2009

GWYAF Editor-at-Large Sam K. Theodosopoulos takes on GW Hatchet columnist Evan Schwartz today for arguing in a October 8th Op-Ed that universities’ should not  enact policies relating to  student’s sexual encounters because it “infringes on their rights.”


GWYAF President Travis Korson on “News in Depth”

October 13, 2009

This past Sunday, October 11th GWYAF President Travis Korson Travis Korson, faced off against communications director of the GW College Democrats Michael Garber on WRGW’s “News in Depth.”  They debated a variety of issues, including President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win, troop levels in Afghanistan and Michelle Obama’s GW community service challenge.

For those who missed it, the full audio can be found here.


Free Speech!

October 8, 2009

In the October 8, 2009 issue of The Hatchet, the editors along with the editorial board of numerous other college newspaper publications criticize the Los Angeles City College President Jamillah Moore for hindering “students’ rights to a free press.” The editorial piece reminds us that “an attack on free speech anywhere is an attack on free speech everywhere.”

The George Washington University Young Americas Foundation solidly stands behind this principle and with The Hatchet on the importance of free speech. GW YAF commends The Hatchet for running YAF President and YAF Director of Press Travis Korson and Joe Naron’s Op-Ed that set the record straight about YAF’s stance on Michelle Obama as the commencement speaker. GWYAF would like to take this opportunity to remind editorial boards campus wide that free speech means objective reporting and examination of a story. Truly free speech also call for news outlets to publish opinions on both side of an issue, even if it is contrary to the political leanings of the editorial board. We hope The Hatchet continue to recognize the conservative voice at GW in the editorial pages of the newspaper.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GW YAF Blog.


Video Footage From GWYAF’s Return the Change Rally

October 7, 2009

At last Monday’s Keep the Change Rally, GWYAF interviewed several GW students asking them what they thought of the big spending policies currently going through congress.

More footage can be found of GWYAF’s new Youtube channel here.


GWYAF Launches Youtube Channel

October 7, 2009

GWYAF is proud to announce the launch of their new Youtube channel.  We currently have our “Keep the Change” rally footage and will be adding new videos throughout the year.  Keep checking back for new and interesting videos here.