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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Campus leftism is more pronounced and pernicious at the undergraduate level. Professional schools (such as law schools) are disciplined to some extent by their mission to produce real world professionals.
    Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) only has a bachelor's degree from Harvard

    Dinesh D'Souza (felon) BA in English from Dartmouth

    Ivy League — Republicans rely on Harvard

    On Nov. 4, the GOP enjoyed one of its best elections in decades. It swept to control of the Senate and padded its cushion in the House. On the Thursday after the vote, The New York Times identified six Republican names to watch: Joni Ernst (elected to the Senate from Iowa), Elise Stefanik (elected to the House from New York), Mia Love (elected to the House from Utah), Ben Sasse (elected to the Senate from Nebraska), Shelley Moore Capito (elected to the Senate from West Virginia) and Tom Cotton (elected to the Senate from Arkansas).

    Stefanik, Sasse and Cotton are Harvard alums. Capito attended Duke and the University of Virginia, two quasi-Ivies.
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) only has a bachelor's degree from Harvard

    Dinesh D'Souza (felon) BA in English from Dartmouth
    Not very meaningful without a comparison with Dems.
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) only has a bachelor's degree from Harvard

    Dinesh D'Souza (felon) BA in English from Dartmouth
    In the 112th Congress Harvard had 3 Repub alumni and 9 Dem alumni in the Senate. Harvard had 2 Repub alumni and 20 Dem alumni in the House.

    A roster of Harvard alumni in the 112th Congress | Harvard ...

    harvardmagazine.com/2011/01/crimson-in-congressHarvard Magazine


    Jan 3, 2011 - An update on alumni on Capitol Hill. ... In the Senate, the Harvard contingent added both a Democrat, Richard Blumenthal '67 of Connecticut, ...
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Not very meaningful without a comparison with Dems.
    There is no comparison - the point, which you seem to have missed, is that the "indoctrination centres" don't appear to be indoctrinating students, they teach them stuff - stuff which may or may not have a political bent. I would venture to say that most students have a political leaning, either left or right, before they attend a university. The majority of Ivy League undergraduates end up in the business world - not politics.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    There is no comparison - the point, which you seem to have missed, is that the "indoctrination centres" don't appear to be indoctrinating students, they teach them stuff - stuff which may or may not have a political bent. I would venture to say that most students have a political leaning, either left or right, before they attend a university. The majority of Ivy League undergraduates end up in the business world - not politics.
    My #14 cancels your #15.
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Campus leftism is more pronounced and pernicious at the undergraduate level. Professional schools (such as law schools) are disciplined to some extent by their mission to produce real world professionals.
    Which would beg the question then...Why something like this happens:

    "BOSTON (AP) -- Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they've been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, and haven't had time to study.

    Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say demonstrations and rallies over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have prevented many students from adequately preparing for exams."

    Law Schools Delay Exams For Students Upset By Ferguson, Eric Garner Decisions

    Poor darlings...Activism is so hard that they just can't take their tests.....As a parent with a child in college, I am so glad that is what we pay for.
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    If she keeps this up, I'll have as much respect for her as I do the Tea Partiers. They lost the mid-term election big time, they statistically are likely to lose the Presidential race, and yet this gal thinks it prudent to overextend their political capital after four years of railing against obstructionist Tea Partiers.

    If the goal is to flatter strong liberals, she's winning. If the goal is to get anything meaningful done, this accomplishes nothing of the sort.
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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If she keeps this up, I'll have as much respect for her as I do the Tea Partiers. They lost the mid-term election big time, they statistically are likely to lose the Presidential race, and yet this gal thinks it prudent to overextend their political capital after four years of railing against obstructionist Tea Partiers.

    If the goal is to flatter strong liberals, she's winning. If the goal is to get anything meaningful done, this accomplishes nothing of the sort.
    Are you saying you are in favour of giving the Wall Street banks federal insurance in the event that playing with depositors money causes them to approach failure? A provision in the funding bill that is almost word for word from a letter sent by Citibank to Congress, you approve?
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Battle Over Bill Exposes Dem Rift

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Which would beg the question then...Why something like this happens:

    "BOSTON (AP) -- Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they've been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, and haven't had time to study.

    Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say demonstrations and rallies over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have prevented many students from adequately preparing for exams."

    Law Schools Delay Exams For Students Upset By Ferguson, Eric Garner Decisions

    Poor darlings...Activism is so hard that they just can't take their tests.....As a parent with a child in college, I am so glad that is what we pay for.
    Greetings, j-mac.

    Can you believe the chutzpah? The sad thing is that at the schools mentioned, they will probably receive a pat on the head and the exams will be delayed. That's assuming no more protests are scheduled, though! Sheesh! : At the college I attended, the only excuse for missing an exam was if the Highway Patrol deemed it was too chancy to drive, due to weather conditions, or you had a death in the immediate family. Period! And both were verified by the powers that be.

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