Good God, professors bow to the Left?

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Who wudda thunk it? I mean, I never saw any hint of politicized courses at university! Marcella Bombardieri today reports in the Globe that 75% of the $7 million given to campaigns by academicians went to Democrats. I am shocked–shocked! 81% at MIT, 82% at Harvard, 90% at BU, 99% at Northeastern, and 100% at Tufts.

More importantly, Bombardieri notes at the top of her article

Professors and others in the education field have given more to federal candidates running in 2008 than those who work in the oil, pharmaceutical, and computer industries — a sign of how academia has become a much bigger player in the political cash sweepstakes.

We need laws–yes, laws!–to stem the controlling influence of the university on politics. Perhaps some subsidies to the oil, pharma, and hi-tech sectors, so their oh-so-stifled voices can be heard!

Fact is too many profs get paid too much, do too little and are a bunch of petty political peacocks frustrated in their ambitions of world domination, craving some social engineering project so that they can test their visions on people who so desperately need their guidance. (Did I say that? Oops, I take it all back. I was, kinda, joking.)

Without humor, it is hardly surprising that Barack O is getting the lion’s share of the money. His team is as yet undefined, as is he, so he is more attractive to the ambitious and can carry the projections of smart people very well. Hillary’s team has been set in stone since 200, when the planning for this run began. Not many openings there for the moneyed professors.

  • Josh

    Amen.

  • ObamaLover

    1) I never realized Pioneer was a federal think tank, I always assumed it would remain with its expertise- state politics.

    2) Are we to assume there is a correlation between intelligence/education and voting democrat?

    3) Professors receive their pay because there is demand for them. Namely, prestige is closely correlated with the number/level of highly respected professors. People pay for prestige. It seems to me that is the market at work. Pioneer is a market-based think tank? Or no. . . .

  • http://www.pioneerinst.wpengine.com Jim Stergios

    ObamaLover: 1) Ouch, 2) Ouch, 3) Ouch. I give up! Nah, not really.
    1) Article focused on Greater Boston universities and was not solely focused on the presidentials–it also included political donations to state races.
    2) Intelligence is a great thing. I hope you would agree that vanity about intelligence is not, and self-definition as intelligent can in fact be in poor taste and delusional.
    3) Absolutely. I was joking about the pay–I hope that was clear!