Their story would be of interest to the media for several reasons.
1. They are young republicans from NY a blue state
2. They are college republicans in an environment where that is iffy
3. They are both active enough to run for office in the college republicans showing they have guts
4. They are both from racial and/or religious minorities which means they get even more grief for it
That made them interesting data points for the info I was trying to gather at CPAC, Here is Paul
Here is the audio from the mic if you are having trouble hearing with the video
The Key quote which I suspect will seem familiar. His answer to the question on how hard it is to be a black college republican:
Oh man It’s, it’s crazy I’ve been called all the names that it’s, honesty I’ve been called stuff that’s aren’t safe to be put on your what’s it it, fcc airways. It’s not good, it’s just, it’s all about perseverance.
After I finished with Paul’s interview Stacy McCain returned from the Public House and joined me, after a brief into we brought in Fawad who held the camera while I was talking to Paul.
If Paul made liberal heads explode Fawad must frustrate them even more in addition to all of the points already listed above had two characteristics that set him apart from the other college republicans I interviewed.
1. He voted for Donald Trump
2. He is a Muslim
The irony that of the four college republicans I interviewed in sequence the only one who voted for Donald Trump was a young Muslim man likey casting his first ever vote for president.
(Pause to allow you to clean up the mess from liberal heads exploding)
and the audio
What really struck me was his answer to my question concerning what he wanted to see President Trump accomplish (stopping illegal immigration). His critique of illegal immigration citing his own family who had to do things the legal way coming from Bangladesh was really on point.
“It really is a shame like a lot of my relatives took 8,9,10 years to come here so for people to come here illegally, to you know just cross over a 5 foot broken fence is disgusting.”
It highlights something the left and media seem to miss. The left continues to push the idea that the GOP in general and Donald Trump in particular are anti-immigrant, but to the millions of people who came here legally and spent years doing so, this entire meme is an insult. To expect such people to cheer illegal immigration would be like expecting someone who saved for years to go to an event to watch someone jump a fence, sits down next to them and them expect them to buy them popcorn.
The left might someday catch on to this, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on it.
Update: Included Paul’s quote
DaTechGuy at CPAC 2017 (all videos not blogged about yet here). Be aware that due to the sheer volume of videos to upload if I interviewed you it might be days before you see it here
Voices at CPAC 2017 Two Rons and a Patricia
Voices of the Cannoli deprived at CPAC 2017 Scottie Neil Hughes
Voices at CPAC 2017 Evan Sayet A Deplorable Mind before and after
DaTechguy Meets Students TBS & Fake news at Donald Trump’s CPAC 2017 Speech
Voices of CPAC 2017 Author Matt Margolis On DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom Wenzel of EWTN & Alberto Calamaro of Radio Maria
The Media Narrative Hunt at CPAC
Voices of CPAC 2017 Donald Trump Single lines from CPAC speech as he makes them
Voices of CPAC 2017 the Indefatigable Kira Innis
Voices of Cpac 2017 Steve & Shen, Ed Morrissey of Hotair and a Kellyanne Conway Cannoli Story
Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Vernuccio
CPAC 2017 Photos & Brief videos from the Sean Hannity Taping
Voices at CPAC 2017 Advocates: Melissa of Able Americans, Matt of American Majority
Voices at CPAC 2017 Yvonne (from almost #NeverTrump to Evangelical Coordinator) & Michael
Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall
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