If you’re a conservative wanting to enroll at Harvard…don’t bother, you are not wanted! That’s right friends, that’s what the president of Harvard Crimson has had to say. Of course, this has caused a big brouhaha with many on the right side of life, as well it should!
Here’s one report about this issue. – This is via DC:
On CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” host Larry Kudlow criticized Harvard Crimson president Bobby Samuels for an editorial the paper published urging some conservatives not to apply to the university, but Samuels stuck to his guns.
“You know, I think the main point of the editorial was not that we’re trying to limit free speech at all,” Samuels said. “In fact, I think one of the tenets of any journalist organization — and certainly of the Crimson — is to foster free speech and foster debate. The main point we were making though is that there’s a certain dissonance or a certain hypocrisy,almost, in coming to a school and utilizing its educational resources and then turning around a few years later and criticizing the school in sort of a blanket way.”
Samuels specifically called out Harvard alumnus Mitt Romney for his criticizing President Barack Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign for spending too much time at Harvard — even though Romney had actually been enrolled at the Ivy League institution for even longer than the president.
“The position is more that there’s an inconsistency with using sort of these hypocritical arguments for political gain,” Samuels said. “I think that’s the important point. I think the Mitt Romney point is an important one, and an interesting one, that he said Obama spent too much time at Harvard, when he himself spent more time. So he was leveraging Harvard in a political way.”
You can read what started this all in the first place here. – Harvard Crimson to scheming conservatives: ‘Don’t apply to Harvard‘
Watch the interview below:
Personally, I could give a flying fig less about Harvard…but I do take great offense to those on the left espousing their self-appointed, elitist, superiority over those on right side of life. – What say you?
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