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College Republicans are just like regular Republicans.
Only with ink and gay friends.
This is cuter than a baby panda cam:
Matt Hoagland, the county leader of a group of young North Carolina Republicans, is busy trying to ramp up enthusiasm for Mitt Romney at the grass-roots level. So there are a few things he avoids mentioning to prospective young voters he wants to woo, including the hot-button topics like abortion and same-sex marriage, which have dominated campaigns past. [...]

“When it comes to what you do in your bedroom, or where you go to church, or where you want to put a tattoo, we just couldn’t care less,” Mr. Hoagland said at a meeting last month of young Republicans in Charlotte.

Isn't that sweet? Young Republicans trying to get their fellow kids these days to get excited about Mitt Romney by carefully avoiding those "hot-button topics" that completely define the Republican Party. It's so sweet and innocent, isn't it, these junior schmucks-in-training trying to find a way to be schmucks, but, you know, with tats and gay sex. Like this kid:  
Zoey Kotzambasis, vice president of the College Republicans at the University of Arizona, considers herself a conservative. But she supports both same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Those are not just her opinions.

“A lot of the College Republicans I know share the same liberal-to-moderate social views,” she added. “And I think that’s changing the face of the party.”

So what exactly do those liberal-to-moderate Republicans thinks is so swell about the Republican Party? The threat to repeal Obamacare to kick those kids off their parents' health insurance? The defunding of student loans that help those kids put the "College" in "College Republican"? If it's not the awesome hatin' gays and chicks and brown people and black people and poor people and people with accents and people who worship a different God or none at all or ... Wait, what the hell else does the Republican Party have to offer again? And why is it that little Zoey Kotzambasis is trying to get other kids excited about Mitt Romney?
“I would prefer that Mitt Romney leave social issues sort of alone, because I do disagree with him on those things,” said Ms. Kotzambasis [...] “He keeps saying that the first things he’ll tackle are health care and the economy, and I hope he tackles the economy. I’m graduating in a couple years, and it’s pretty dismal where I am.”
Yeah, okay, Zoey. In that case, it makes perfect sense that you'd be supporting the guy who thinks the answer for you and your dismal-looking future is to "take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business." About 20 grand should do it, says Mitt, unless you happen to be a Son of Mitt, in which case, you cool with $10 million?

Otherwise, Zoey, if jobs and reproductive rights and your gay friends and "different lifestyles" and your dismal-looking future are what matter to you, as you say, the good news is that there's already a party out there for you. It just isn't the Republican one.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 09:16 AM PDT.

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