Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nope, No Bias Here...

So, remember in 2004, when that college professor in Texas forced his students to sign a pledge swearing that they would vote for George W. Bush and Republicans in November?

I didn't think so - because it never happened. If it had, though, do you think it would have been kept as quiet as the story out of Florida?

College Prof on Leave After Forcing Students to Sign ‘Pledge’ to Vote for Obama
A college professor at Brevard Community College (BCC) in Cocoa, Fla. has been placed on leave after she allegedly required her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Barack Obama “and Democrats up and down the ticket.

Campus Reform reports that professor Sharon Sweet at BCC allegedly told students to sign a pledge that states: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
Now, yeah, I know. It's a small community college. This wasn't a class of hundreds at the University of Wisconsin, or a power class at an Ivy League school, but still. Run a Google search on "Sharon Sweet pledge" - here, I'll do it for you: SEARCH.

Look at that. The entire first page of a Google search using the explicit name of the professor involved does not yield a single "mainstream" link. It defies credibility to think that if a college professor had demanded that their students pledge to vote for George Bush and Republicans in 2004, it would have been kept so quiet.

But nope, no bias here.

The story itself is pretty shocking. It's hard to imagine what this teacher thought she was doing - unless she's a history teacher and she was making a point about the brownshirts, there's quite simply no valid educational point to forcing students to sign something like that. I went to a small state college, and it was blatantly obvious that there were certain teachers that - if you ran counter to their beliefs, would mark you down - these kids had to go along or face possible repercussions.

What does it say about the strength of your chosen candidate that you have to force people to vote for him?

That is all.


Stretch said...

The Media (MSM) is the Enemy.

Old NFO said...

It says these nut cases are out there, and teaching our kids!!!

Ken O said...

Kind of like the Cupid Stunt that yelled at the North Carolina teen. Liberalism: the most powerful hallucinogen yet devised.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she is related to the prof at Arizona who threatened the family of the blogger at Protein Wisdom . . . from the office computer. Similar level of smart and of dedication to "the Cause."