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Rutgers faculty urge school to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker

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The Rutgers University faculty council has passed a resolution calling for the school to rescind Condoleezza Rice’s invitation to speak at commencement.

The former secretary of state drew the ire of the school’s professors for her “prominent role in [the Bush] administration’s efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.”

Her efforts in the administration, according to the resolution,”led to the second Iraq war, which caused the death of over 100,000 men, women and children, and the displacement of millions of others.”

The professors concluded that Rutgers should not honor someone who “participated in a political effort to circumvent the law” and pleaded for the school’s board of governors to rescind Rice’s invitation to speak.

The school newspaper, The Daily Targum, published an editorial that agreed with the faculty’s resolution that Rice should not speak at commencement and argued the student body wasn’t comfortable with anyone who has “questionable” politics.

“The point is, we just don’t feel comfortable having politicians as commencement speakers at all. A commencement speaker is meant to be someone who has made some extraordinary and meaningful accomplishments in their lives to inspire a generation of college graduates. Rice probably has a lot of advice on perseverance, dedication and hard work that she can offer to this year’s graduating class, but what she chose to do with those qualities is certainly questionable to us,” the editorial stated.

A university spokesman said that Rice’s selection was “unanimously approved” by the board of directors and there are no plans to cancel her appearance.

A similar situation occurred last year at Swarthmore College where another Bush official, Robert Zoellick, withdrew from speaking at his alma mater’s commencement after students vocally criticized his selection.

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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 08:41:06 AM »
Ah, college. The only place on the planet where you can get away with anything if you have tenure. Except teaching the truth.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 03:26:56 PM »
I'll bet there would be a ticker tape parade for Madam Clinton, though.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 03:29:34 PM »
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 03:39:00 PM »
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 03:50:26 PM »
It is always about 'tolerance' and freedom of thought with the Left.
But only if you say what they tell you to say, and believe exactly what they believe.
 
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 04:23:19 PM »
So, a major university does not want a  Black, female, well-educated, articulate concert pianist with a lot of other more important things on her resume speaking on their campus because they think her head is just not right politically.

Where is the uproar?

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 04:28:17 PM »
So, a major university does not want a  Black, female, well-educated, articulate concert pianist with a lot of other more important things on her resume speaking on their campus because they think her head is just not right politically.

Where is the uproar?

The only 'diversity' that academia doesn't believe in, is diversity of thought.

Condi is a traitor to the cause because she can actually think.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014, 04:40:49 PM »
So, a major university does not want a  Black, female, well-educated, articulate concert pianist with a lot of other more important things on her resume speaking on their campus because they think her head is just not right politically.

Where is the uproar?

As many of the students aspire to the qualities Condoleeza has, they hate her for  the same reasons.

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2014, 04:47:20 PM »
The only 'diversity' that academia doesn't believe in, is diversity of thought.

Condi is a traitor to the cause because she can actually think.

True. With the Left you are confined and restricted box of acceptable thought. And you are never allowed to go outside the box or they pull out the long knives, especially if you are Black or if you are a female. Since she is both, she is a double traitor according to the tenants of their rigid dogma.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2014, 04:54:11 PM »
Why would ANYONE consider speaking at Rutgers an honor? If it was, the University wouldn't have to pay them.  :smokin:
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 05:53:15 PM »

True. With the Left you are confined and restricted box of acceptable thought. And you are never allowed to go outside the box or they pull out the long knives, especially if you are Black or if you are a female. Since she is both, she is a double traitor according to the tenants of their rigid dogma.

Precisely.

Which is why the left attacked her with racist slurs.  They hate her because she is a traitor to the cause.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 06:38:18 AM »
As many of the students aspire to the qualities Condoleeza has, they hate her for  the same reasons.

Sort of.  They may have the talents but she WORKED to get where she is which is NOT what they want to do.  She is the shining star of what the left hates about America; she is intelligent, gifted, rose from borderline poverty, worked, worked, worked.  Did you know that at a tire plant in France workers only work 3 hours a day on average and depend on the welfare state to make up the difference?  THAT is what these kids want.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 10:44:15 PM »
They are discussing this on the Hannity panel right now - did you know Rutgers is teaching a course on how to give your partner an orgasm????????  and parents are paying big bucks to send their kids there.  One man on the panel said he sent his conservative daughter to Rutgers and she came out a flaming liberal.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 12:10:19 AM »
So, they hate her for unproven allegations that she played a “prominent role in [the Bush] administration’s efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.”

but they don't give a fig about Obama's lies about Benghazi, or about the IRS, or about ....

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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2014, 12:17:05 AM »
So, they hate her for unproven allegations that she played a “prominent role in [the Bush] administration’s efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.”

but they don't give a fig about Obama's lies about Benghazi, or about the IRS, or about ....

Yes.

If you watched Hannity tonight the libs on his panel went nuts with these false stories about her and he nailed them for it....
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2014, 12:56:32 PM »
So, they hate her for unproven allegations that she played a “prominent role in [the Bush] administration’s efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.”

but they don't give a fig about Obama's lies about Benghazi, or about the IRS, or about ....

They are denying history when they claim Bush "misled" the American people.

They are likewise denying reality when they don't give a rip about Benghazi, et al.

They live inside a bubble of lies, and all that is true and good is on the outside of their existence.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2014, 05:04:13 PM »
They are denying history when they claim Bush "misled" the American people.

They are likewise denying reality when they don't give a rip about Benghazi, et al.

They live inside a bubble of lies, and all that is true and good is on the outside of their existence.

That is why they never learn from history, they are too busy denying it.
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Re: Rutgers faculty urge schools to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 08:38:51 AM »
That is why they never learn from history, they are too busy denying it.

And I suppose their denying history takes most of their time.  There's LOTS to deny.  :laugh:
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