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RNC cancels all Young Eagles events

In the wake of the scandal over an outing at a bondage-themed Hollywood club, the Republican National Committee is canceling all future fundraising events held by its "Young Eagles" group, which aims to cultivate younger donors. From an e-mail obtained by Politico:

The RNC finance staff is going to review the Young Eagles club throughout the week of April 5. In this review, we will ascertain the YEs current financial status (costs to revenues) and membership breakdown (fully paids, partially paids and event fee participants). We will also be looking at staff structure and measures for checks and balances. We will devise a plan for moving FORWARD with the club.

Allison Meyers, director of the Young Eagles, was fired by the RNC Tuesday. Planned events for this year included "professional bull riding" and a trip to an Ultimate Fighting Championship show in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, a group of former Republican officials are starting their own campaign organization that may compete with the RNC.

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And this surprises you how?
I used to be a loyal republican (over 30 years) until I went to a Tea Party and saw how things have gone so far down hill that there had to be a completely different movement to show BOTH parties that the march to socialism isn't what this country is really about. (The republicans really didn't get it: it isn't about them, its about the rest of us who are fed up with 'business as usual' in Washington.)
I switched to the Whig Party (of Florida) along with my son and wife (a Democrat for over 30 years!). I have been very happy looking at and participating in real protests and getting back to the Constitution and back to trying to build our country into success instead of a Nanny State. A lot of the movie 'W' might have been misleading, but it is another example of the elitist politics we are facing in both parties. (Bush Jr vs Ted Kennedy? We lose in both directions with their family empires they represent!)
Find your own direction and follow it! Both of the current parties (and most of the Federal/Socialist government we now have) does not represent me or my interest so I am going to the polls and protests to change what I can.

Posted by: TMacPen | April 2, 2010 4:05 AM | Report abuse

Not to worry RNC.

It turns out the Young Eagle Republicans are continuing to donate to the party.

They show up at RNC headquarters bringing a handfull of $dollar bills and ask to be able to stuff them in Michael Steele's thong underwear.

Go with what works and be happy!

Posted by: benighse | April 1, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Seriously. Bull riding, Ultimate Fighting, and Strip Clubs? The Democrats will have nothing to worry about in the upcoming elections... the incumbent Republican office holders should be very afraid. Good luck making it past the Primaries.

It is time for some fresh faces on both sides of the aisle.

Posted by: jgmann | April 1, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

As noted by jckdoors, they were wrapped in the flag but they forgot their underwear.

Posted by: BuckSnort1 | April 1, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

It never fails to amaze me. The absolute stupidity of these people. They decry the comedy central joke news shows but then go on to put on one of their own. Keep up the good work! They deserve an award all their own. They're providing fodder for every writer on late night TV. And you know what comes after the fodder is digested?

Posted by: cajunboydc | April 1, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

The first mistake was naming the group Young Eagles. How "I'm more American than you." Wrap themselves in the flag and money. If these folks want to fire some weapons, they should join the service and serve their country.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 1, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

It's very strange to me what Republicans consider "young." I would have thought Young Eagles were under 30 but no they can be 45. 45? Do you know how middle age is defined? It's between age 40 and 60.

And Young Republicans can be up to age 40.

No wonder they act like a bunch of juveniles.

I was also wondering, is there an Old Buzzards club?

Posted by: FauxReal | April 1, 2010 2:44 AM | Report abuse

Just a bunch of frat-boys out having a good time. Just like GW Bush used to have before he sobered up, got religion and ruined the USA.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 1, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

What's the old saying, a day short and many dollars late. This is family values and moderate America at work.

Posted by: racam | March 31, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Based on their comments I think the GOP is cleaning up after the bulls instead of riding them.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | March 31, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

The lesbian bondage the young eagles were paying money to watch is a sample of what they want for the rest of the usa

Posted by: pvogel88 | March 31, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Does the RNC really think that it can fire a 24-year old flunkie and think the scandal is over?

The bigger question is: does Michael Steele have the cajones to fire Rob Bickhart (head of RNC finance, the one who oversees the Young Eagles and approves expenses along w/ RNC admin?).


Posted by: JimmyMcNulty | March 31, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Mock them if you must, but the Young Eagles have always stood for all things morally upright, cultural, and wholesome. As proof, here's a clip of their leader decrying the turpitude of modern entertainment, including, ahem, lady wrestling.

Posted by: minorthread | March 31, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

does this mean the "shooting experience" at Blackwater/Xe is still a go or is it cancelled also? I bet a bunch of John Wayne wannabe's would havereally enjoyed shooting the companies machine guns and maybe blowing some stuff up on the ranges Xe owns in North Carolina and get up close and personal with real ex Navy Seals, Delta Force, Green Berets and Rangers that took their million dollar skills from the military service that trained them to the highest bidder also known as Erik Prince, in the oldest tradition of the American way let the taxpayer pay to train special forces then hire them away instead of letting them do their 20 years of military service by signing them to contracts that will pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars instead of serving their nation for the pittance the military was paying them.

Posted by: mikey30919 | March 31, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

This story gets better everyday. Ultimate fighting, bull riding, lesbian bondage-what's next? Eureka County Pot Farm Tour! I also still wonder how just a few young raptors spend $2000 for dinner. Unfortunately, their wings just got clipped.

Posted by: BBear1 | March 31, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Bet they get more applicatons to join the Young Eagles!!

Posted by: buzzsaw1 | March 31, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"Professional bull riding?" That sounds like a perfect follow-up activity for the Republicans to engage in after their field trip to the lesbian bondage club. On the other hand, professional bull slinging is what the GOP leadership does every day.

Posted by: dee5 | March 31, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Bull Riding! The GOP must be experts at this...I mean with all the BULL they have!

Posted by: hayden1 | March 31, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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