Nov 12, 2012 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits
Typical no-balls Republicans being an embarrassment to their country. Fordham CR’s have the requisite spinelessness to be GOP elected officials. Also of note, remember all that Leftist uproar about Ahmadinejad speaking and dining at Columbia? Me either.
Excerpted from The Daily Caller: On Nov. 10, under heavy pressure from other students as well as the administration, the College Republicans at Jesuit-affiliated Fordham University cancelled a lecture by conservative political commentator Ann Coulter. The appearance had been scheduled for Nov. 29 at the school’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, New York.
Coulter was never the first choice of Fordham’s College Republicans. That honor goes to syndicated columnist George Will, according to The Observer, Fordham’s student newspaper. Will’s fee reportedly exceeds the $10,000 Fordham had made available.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was the second choice. However, the College Republicans were reportedly worried that Cain would back out. Instead, they chose Coulter, only to back out themselves.
When word got around campus that Coulter was slated to speak, a contingent of students objected and quickly sprang into action. Beginning on Nov. 8, a group of students set up a Facebook page, a dedicated email account and an online petition at change.org, reports The Observer. They created an anti-Coulter manifesto as well.
The petition, by Fordham student Amalia Vavala, has since accumulated over 2,000 signatures and is called “Fordham University: We Oppose Ann Coulter Speaking at Fordham.” Vavala concedes that free speech is a right, but argues that Coulter has made a career out of insulting various minority groups.