The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November, and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. Nevertheless, at least one large segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences; and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good times ahead. America’s college professors, especially adjunct (part-time, non-tenured) professors are “getting it” now.
Harvard University’s Center for Responsive Politics has compiled data on the political leanings of those who teach at America’s colleges. It reports that on average, college faculties donate to Democrats over Republicans by a rate of 4 to 1; but in some schools, that rate goes up to 99% (i.e. the College of William and Mary.)
It’s been just two months since Obama received their money and their votes; but already, many of these professors are learning real-life economic lessons courtesy of the provisions of Obamacare.
The stories of colleges beginning to cut back teaching hours for their adjunct professors (the foot soldiers of America’s higher education industry) are making their way to public knowledge.
In December, only a month after he most likely voted for Barack Obama, an adjunct professor at an Ohio school opened a letter telling him that “in order to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act… employees with part-time or adjunct status will not be assigned more than an average of 29 hours per week.”
The cut will cost him $2,000.00 a year, and this guy is crying that he can’t afford the cut. Gee, ain’t that a terrible thing?
He and the rest of the pipe-smoking, elbow patch crowd at the faculty lounge loved the results of the election. They had such a wonderful feeling of superiority at being able to vote for a Black progressive, even if he is a terrible president, because he is a fellow liberal Democrat. Alas, reality has given them a rude awakening.
They have destroyed our country. All we have left is the schadenfreude we can feel looking at these people. Let’s enjoy it.
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