CRU Response to Isaac Windes & State Press

State Press Article: link

Rick Thomas is in it for the laughs.Or at least that’s what he claims.”

Great, so we know right off the bat this article is going to be a hit job. With no context given, we’re given the insinuation CRU is a not a serious organization.

“…has displayed a flag with origins on the online forum 4chan that some describe as a racist hate symbol.”

Who? Biased sources? What does the actual community say it represents?

Whenever the press uses the phrase “… that some describe as…” it’s typically done in a passive aggressive way to cherry pick inflammatory remarks without taking responsibility for it. Nowhere in this article does Isaac Windes mention that Rick Thomas preferred not to include the flag in the tabling event at ASU. Rick specifically mentioned during the interview that “it was a cringy thing to include for political purposes on campus.” A fellow member however wanted to use it while he tabled, and was approved, because Rick didn’t want to violate his individual freedom of speech.

According to ‘Know Your Meme’, the flag represents a tongue-in-cheek ethnic origin of “shitposters” known as “Kekistanis” who worship the ancient Egyptian diety Kek. In late January 2017, Kekistan began widely circulating on Twitter following its promotion by YouTuber Sargon of Akkad.

“Thomas’ social media includes a slew of tweets featuring alt-right rhetoric and discriminatory language, including posts calling out what he said is a “White Genocide,” a term often used by white nationalists who advocate for a white ethnostate.”

The loaded terminology by the State Press is done to shape public opinion for you. The term ‘White Genocide’ is a critique on modern society which has a double standard against white males.

 https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/georgetown-professor-white-male-gop-senators-deserve-miserable-deaths-castration/

As an example: If this Georgetown Professor had made the same inflammatory tweet, but replaced the word ‘white’ to ‘black’ or another racial minority, would this professor lose her job? Absolutely! There is clearly a double standard in how we treat groups of people by the color of their skin. Why is it ok for society to be openly hostile to one group and not the other? Is this a political or societal agenda to disenfranchise white males who are known to typically vote conservative?

“White people are genetically inferior and inherently evil and guilty because of their DNA.”

To not recognize this new norm, is a grotesque sign of bias from the State Press.

“I fully support a eugenics policy that utilizes infanticide on pregnancies deemed likely to produce disabled children.” in response to https://twitter.com/HW_BEAT_THAT/status/885135554861510656

This statement is pretty consistent with planned parenting founder and Democratic hero Margaret Sanger “that some describe as” openly racist against African Americans. Secondly this was a tweet, made by Rick, in response to another person from 2017. This tweet was made to mock another user’s opinions on their abortion views. Comparing it to a form of infanticide.  Since the original tweet was deleted, it’s extremely irresponsible of the State Press to post this without the proper context.

The rest of the article attempts to further slander Rick and CRU by guilt of association. Yes, racists have been photographed with a Kekistani and Nazi flag… somewhere. Coincidentally the US flag is also in the image, should we also ban American flags from Arizona State University as well? Perhaps the SJWs in the State Press would approve of this.

https://www.cnn.com/2016/11/23/us/hampshire-college-no-american-flag/index.html

CRU contains a diverse student population. We have Muslims, Atheists, Jews, and Christians in our ranks. We have White, Black, Native American, Arab, and Indian members. Joshua Bernard, Vice President of College Republicans United was interviewed by Isaac Windes. Strangely enough, he is barely mentioned in the article. Perhaps it’s because Josh is mixed race and does not fit the narrative that CRU is a secret alt right club for white nationalists.

Now that Isaac Windes has built up hype and outrage against CRU, there will probably be a call for action to notify the Dean of Students, review the code of conduct, take funding away, anything to potentially disenfranchise a successful conservative club at ASU.

Emergency Protest Against Jeff Flake

Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an attorney and jurist who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On July 9th Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to replace retiring Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Immediately Democrats dubbed Kavanaugh as an extremist who would likely vote to overturn Roe v Wade, Gay Marriage, and other Progressive causes.  Liberals across the country have called on Democrats to delay the process for as long as possible, betting Democrats would retake Congress after the midterms and would have the votes to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. 

On September 16, 2018, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17.

Jeff Flake is one of four Republicans who are on the fence to confirm.  Earlier in the week he indicated he can only support Kavanaugh after an FBI investigation. Critics say the FBI will not provide any more information that hasn’t already been discovered by the Senate hearing, that this only serves to further delay the process. Current committee chairman Chuck Grassley invoked Joe Biden by quoting:

‘The next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything obviously doesn’t understand anything. The FBI explicitly does not — does not, in this or any other case, reach a conclusion. Period’
– Senator Joe Biden on the Anita Hill hearing 1991.

(Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual assault)

On September 28th on Friday, CRU member Jonathan Rigney proposed an emergency protest at Senator Flake’s office to urge Flake to confirm without delay. The protest was held Saturday morning at Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. At the gathering, participants signed their names on a petition written by CRU President Rick Thomas. A pdf scan of the document and signatures was emailed directly to Flake’s official account at Senator@flake.senate.gov

Canvassing for Maria Syms & Chips N Salsa

College Republicans United had a busy Saturday from early in the morning until the late afternoon. Rick, Kevin, Mark, Brett, Josh and Michaella took to the neighborhood of LD28 and canvassed for Maria Syms’ reelection campaign. 

By 4pm CRU  was joined by
Cody, Chase, and Armin for Chips N Salsa radio. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLTdMpHqgdQ

Topics covered: Millennial Outreach, RINO Republicans,
Kavanaugh, #MeToo, Libertarianism, 

CRU Response to ASU State Press

Recently an article was published by the State Press discussing the breakup of the College Republicans.   This will serve as our official response to the State Press article.

Context

We previously wrote an extensive post about our history with the College Republicans. If you want the full version check here. When Judah Waxelbaum joined the CRs in the fall of 2017, the club had just gone through a major election and was under new leadership.  The newly elected Secretary left to Washington  and there was a vacancy in the executive board.

Judah was to be anointed with fan fare designed by the leadership. The President however failed to follow the bylaws of the CRs, either through incompetence or corruption, and a candidate ran against Judah with overwhelming support.  When Jennifer realized she didn’t have the votes to secure Judah’s win, she cancelled the election and began a long process fighting against members who would later go on to start College Republicans United.

Judah was quickly made aware of the violations to the bylaws. He was a Freshman, literally his first meeting of the year, he was not qualified to vote or allowed to run. Any sensible person would take a step back, but Judah insisted he was entitled to it. Maybe he grew up with a silver-spoon, maybe he was propped up throughout his time with the Teenage Republicans in High School and believed college would be similar, it’s not clear. Over the next few months Judah definitely grew to resent the founders of College Republicans United and made it his mission to sabotage our club which has gone on to eclipse the CRs.

Judah Waxelbaum

“But if they’re attacking other republicans, it’s just going to hurt republicans as a whole.” – Judah

  • Judah at the Paradise Valley Women’s Club told one of our members in attendance, not knowing he was a member of ours, that College Republicans United was an alt-right organization. – Mark Grigoriev

     

  • Judah upon learning that College Republicans United was invited to speak on Chips N Salsa Radio, wrote to the host Alice, asking to drop CRU because we are racist, misogynistic, etc. – Alice Lara

     

  • During Passport at ASU, we had multiple students asking if we were alt-right after speaking with Judah. – Kevin Decuyper & Josh Bernard

     

  • Eric Sloan, candidate for Corporate Commission informed our group that Jen and Judah reached out to him urging not to attend any further meetings because we “we’re not a conservative club”. – Eric Sloan

Fortunately, Kimberly Yee was the only speaker to back out from meeting with our club after speaking with Jennifer and Judah. Since our founding, our club has tried to avoid any and all associations with the CRs. We believe the CRs are a failed group by backing elements within the GOP that are hostile to the Trump agenda. Which leads us to our next point. 

Paul Carrese – SCETL

It’s interesting that Paul Carrese (Director of the School of Civic of Economic Thought and Leadership), speaks about republican division and polarization, yet his programs has supported people such as Bill Kristol and George Will. Who are very open about their Never-Trump views, and have demanded a challenger to combat President Trump’s influence within the GOP.

Mr Carrese points out that this climate has made it difficult for never Trumpers such as Senator Jeff Flake (who is also hostile to Trump) to gain ground in this turbulent Era. Yet, Mr Carrese and Judah Waxelbaum have the gall to criticize CRU for not supporting their brand of what constitutes a “Republican”. It further proves CRU’s point, that the CRs are hypocrites who seem to be disregarding their own advice.

After all, it’s interesting to see the director of the SCETL chastise CRU for not supporting and following so called “Traditional Conservatives”  who by and large tend to fall into the Neocon camp of so called conservative thought.

 

Bill Kristol
war on Trump

Washington Times

 

Never-Trump
war on the right

Washington Post

In conclusion

Judah talks about division within the Republican party, but his new supposed “Club adviser”, backs him in his hit piece article in the State Press. Both have a history of backing division and strife within the GOP. CRs association with the SCETL should raise warning flags about their dedication to the GOP, and their ‘supposed’ support for President Trump. After all it seems his own backers have made clear where their stances lie at, which doesn’t seem to align with proven support for the President or even the GOP.  

The 2018 midterms will be one of the most critical elections in for the GOP, and its results will be felt for the foreseeable future. As it will be a defining moment not only for the MAGA agenda, but for the GOP’s future as well. A agenda which was essential to bringing in new voters in the Rust Belt region, as well as disenfranchised members of the democratic party, and libertarian party, as well as people who were looking for real shake up of the status quo

The State Press wants to portray a party in disarray with crazy Trump supporters on one side, and temperate sane folks on the other. To affirm this take, they quoted Carrese who contrasted the wild eye crazies who think short term with those who understand compromise.

Day of Action

College Republicans United has been approached by dozens of organizations seeking our help during these tumultuous midterm elections. Various candidates, the NRA, Americans for Prosperity, and even the GOP itself have expressed desires for our services. In a perfect world there would be enough young people to do these tasks, it would certainly make a difference in the political realm.  Truth is, we’re college students first and we have our own responsibilities to tend to. That’s why we are so thankful to our members who are able to answer the call for important volunteer events.

Recently CRU made a pact with Brigette Maggio & new CRU member Michaella Brassfield who works for the GOP as Field Coordinators who manage canvassing turf operations for the party. On September 15th, The GOP called for a National Day of Action and CRU answered.

CRU formed two teams:

  • Scottsdale, lead by Michaella Brassfield, Rick Thomas, Kevin Decuyper, Bret Musil, Jonathan Rigney

  • Chandler, lead by Brigette Maggio, Joshua Bernard, Mark Grigoriev, Chase Smith

Results: 

– Hundreds of doors knocked
– Hundreds of brochures distributed
– Countless conversations about Kavanaugh, Trump, McSally, and Ducey with the community. 

I cannot thank everyone enough who participated in this event. We canvassed from 8am to noon, and some went further until 6pm. You are the best of College Republicans United! Thank you!

Calling out Judah Waxelbaum and the College Republicans

College Republicans have a history of RINO activities

If you want to get an idea of the general membership and their poor leadership decisions, it wasn’t that long ago when the College Republicans set up a chapter in Flagstaff with Bernie Sanders supporters.  They found a small group of people who asked to setup a club, and without doing any sort of vetting, gave them the authority to start a College Republican chapter. They were personal friends with the CRs in Tucson and that was good enough for them. You can imagine the problems of a “Republican club supporting a Democratic Socialist” – Kevin Decyper can elaborate that story better.

How College Republicans United started

That might as well be ancient history, so let’s talk about something a bit more recent. In the fall of 2017 there was an opening in the Executive Board for Secretary at ASU.  Judah at the time was a Freshman and attended his first ever meeting at ASU. The CR President, Jennifer Custis, unilaterally decided to encourage him to run for this position due to his father’s influence within Jeff Flake’s social circle. Although in violation of the club bylaws, the CR President did everything within her power to prop up Judah. When his opposing candidate secured the majority support of members, the election was outright cancelled.

Judah approached us with tears in his eyes, he didn’t understand why so many opposed him. We responded that it was nothing personal but that he was not qualified according to the rules. Over the next few weeks members were harassed by Jennifer and her clique for opposing Judah and two individuals were banned from the club for their conviction.

Rick’s take on the ban – (1) az young conservatives _ libertarians
Jennifer’s response – (2) az young conservatives _ libertarians

Judah was appointed without a vote to fill the role as Secretary and CR members became rightfully enraged.  When the faculty adviser, Donald Critchlow, tried to intervene with reasonable compromises, he was later called a ‘mother fucker’ by the CR President Jennifer Custis .

You need to understand the mindset of Jennifer and Judah. On multiple occasions she stated that this was ‘her club’. The club bylaws were obstructive to her goals so she ultimately ignored them. Judah belongs to the establishment RINO clique that has a stranglehold on AZ politics. He was a huge supporter of Jeff Flake up until he dropped out of the race, and then switched his support to Martha McSally. So it was not a shock to the rest of the members when Kelli Ward was banned from speaking at CRs.

Needless to say these events started a chain reaction that eventually led to the creation of College Republicans United.  When The CR President was forced to actually have an election, she brought in her sorority ADPI sisters and attempted to stack the vote. Ultimately College Republicans imploded and most left to join College Republicans United the following semester. Austin, Ariff, and Kirkland can expand on how Jennifer labeled them as racists when they ran at the end of Spring in 2018.

Jen says to Judah “I’ve given/gotten you literally two appointed positions what do you have to say for yourself? Literally House Of Cards”

Judah says to Jen “They hate me”

Jen says to Judah “I want them all gone,” (them referring to our side) and that she should “Vote ALL of them out.”

Harassment of CRU members continue

You would think Jennifer and Judah would have been happy to remove the entire Trump, Ward, MAGA members from their RINO club. Unfortunately that’s still not good enough.  CR membership during the spring semester was reduced to only 8 active individuals. Judah has held a grudge toward College Republicans United ever since, and has done everything within his power to discredit our club and its members for challenging his entitlement.

  • Judah & Jennifer got Kimberly Yee to cancel her meeting with us this past spring due to accusations of misogyny and anti-Semitism.
  • Judah is on record slandering CRU students as ‘alt-right and anti-Semitic’ at the Paradise Valley Women’s Conservative Club. –  Mark Grigoriev can vouch for this.
  • Judah wrote to Alice with Chips N Salsa Radio that CRU was a neonazi club or at best alt-right in attempt to cancel our interview at their radio station.
Judah is a known liar, unethical, and without morals.

Judah lied on Chips and Salsa that ASU was discriminating towards College Republicans for recruiting as an excuse for their poor membership turnout in 2018.  When in reality their President for the first half of 2018 never even applied to table and then failed to pay off a $30 fee for a previous trash violation. We have the document proving this. When College Republicans United applied to table, ASU mistook our organization for theirs. Otherwise ASU has never given a problem to College Republicans United, Young Americans for Liberty, Turning Point, or any other conservative club. Judah is known to play the victim when it suits his narrative.

College Republicans invoice Nov 2017 MU16551 & late fee

The current CR President, Alexander Phillips claims he wants to be on good terms with College Republicans United.  He’s on record to saying he holds no ill will towards us. We agree the right should not be fighting our own when we may agree 70% of the time on any given issue. Our true enemy should be towards those who advocate on behalf of ANTIFA.  Yet unknown elements within College Republicans have previously associated with ANTIFA to harass members of CRU. Fake twitter accounts by the name of Kelli Astron & Stacy Jarvis knew some intricate details about the schism and have tagged AZ ANTIFA to identify who removed ANTIFA literature from ASU.

stacy jarvis on twitter & kelli-astrón-on-twitter

We have no solid evidence linking those accounts to Judah, but it’s interesting that all three of these accounts including Judah’s twitter were deleted on the same day.  It’s also interesting looking at the password recovery – Judah, Stacy, and Kelli have the same phone digit numbers associated to the account. Maybe it’s just pure coincidence, that is not for me to decide.

I would like College Republicans United to focus on our own club. We had the opportunity in taking the old CR club room when registering with ASU for the fall, but decided not to do it.  We had the opportunity to write to their speakers last semester but figured it would be too petty.  We would love to take Alexander Phillips on his offer of civility between our two clubs, but when hostile elements are trying to sabotage our club under his leadership, it’s difficult to achieve his goals. Alex needs to step up or he’s complicit in Judah’s behavior.

Katie Ward’s thoughts on Judah



March For Our Rights

March for our rights is a pro-second amendment, non-profit organization, which hosted rallies in 13 cities across the country. College Republicans United was invited to speak,  Kevin Decuyper, Rick Thomas, and Mark Grigoriev spoke along with various other conservatives. AZCentral interviewed CRU here.

CRU Debate – Darian v Tony

Tempe Secretary Darian and West Vice President Tony had a Political Debate covering different issues hosted and moderated by President Rick of CRU at 7:30 PM (Pacific Time).

The issues discussed covered Tony’s support of Cory Booker and why he would be the best choice for the Democratic Party against Donald Trump, Eminent Domain, Healthcare, Free Market Healthcare, Gun Control, and President Trump’s proposed Wall 

I hope all of you can check it out!

California CRUsade

From June 7th – 13th, members of College Republicans United traveled to California to promote the club and seek out new allies. With the occasional tourist stops, we traveled over 1,500 miles in 25 hours in 6 days.  From Phoenix to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and back. Here is the report from our trip.

On June 8th CRU met with Mike Cernovich with an open invitation to visit Arizona State University. After hearing our history and mission for the club he accepted our offer with a wonderful twist.

Cernovich will be at ASU this fall semester on September 18th. CRU will be the first test audience to view his new movie ‘Hoax: The Media’s War on Truth.’ a full-throttle visual plunge into the history and future of fake news, uncovering their techniques, unveiling their agenda, chronicling the rise of the New Media, and showing you how to fight back against their lies. Mike Cernovich will then host a Q&A session after the film. Exact time & room location pending. 

 By June 9th the California College Republicans  had become embroiled in a scandal involving it’s Federation Chairwoman Ariana Rowlands and dozens of chapters over the dechartering of San Diego.

The controversy started June 3rd when San Diego Chair Mikaela McNally voted to decharter with California College Republicans. Many reasons for the vote were given, they all can be summed up to discontent and unhappiness with the direction of the Federation and College Republican National Committee. This follows after the Channel Islands and Fullerton who had already disassociated with Ariana’s Federation. California College Republicans responded to this threat by taking over social media accounts from the San Diego’s board and restructuring the club around three members appointed by Ariana. This new executive board then posted a press release denouncing the previous actions of San Diego and Mikaela specifically.

By the 9th, chapters across California and within the Federation began to denounce Ariana’s coup with a joint press release of their own. UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Merced, Central Coast RVC, California Lutheran College Republicans, and others began to call for the impeachment of Ariana and others involved with the plot.

On June 10th, Ariana made another statement downplaying her involvement in the coup and blamed the accusations on outside sources. 🙂 Members then began posting screenshots of her scheming and non-related banter against her character.

From an outsider’s perspective, what’s unfortunate about this situation is that Ariana was once a powerful force for good in challenging the establishment and sticking up for the MAGA agenda in California. When CRU split off from the RINO Club at ASU our members looked up to Ariana as she fought her own war against the establishment. Since her reelection this previous year however, she has turned on her long time allies and supporters. Many suspect in effort to pander for a future political career.

On June 12th CRU met with the President of a College Republican chapter. Although neutral in the ongoing conflict, he was sympathetic to San Diego. We shared the similar story of how CRU came to be and agreed that cooperation between chartered and non-chartered clubs was possible. College Republicans should not be afraid of competition, they should embrace it. The establishment has become too complacent & need a kick in the ass. If they’re truly afraid of being out-staged by competition or losing influence, then they never cared about the conservative movement to begin with and only got involved for personal gain.

College Republicans United will always cooperate with any organization for the greater good. We wish them all the best & hope other chapters weigh the opportunities of becoming independent student orgs.



Sheriff Joe Arpaio Fundraiser

College Republicans United was invited to attend Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s fundraiser at  Phil’s Filling Station Grill at 16852 E Parkview Ave, in Fountain Hills. Guest speakers included candidate for Corporate Commission Neil DeSanti.  Candidate for Fountain Hills Mayor Cecil Yates. CRU President Rick Thomas & Vice President Josh Bernard. In total five members of CRU were present at the event.  It was a fantastic networking opportunity for members looking for summer jobs. We will keep you posted on future opportunities.

If you are interested in making a donation for Joe Arpaio’s Senate campaign, please check his website here