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Democrats Receive Over 99% of Professorial Support at Elite Liberal Arts Academies

The stats are in, and, man, are they predictable.

FEC released a report this month revealing the giving of professors, from the 50 top-rated liberal arts colleges, to current presidential campaigns. As one would aptly surmise, the stereotype of liberal academia proves true. Campaign donations from the professors of these 50 institutions flow overwhelmingly into the coffers of Democratic frontrunners–Bernie Sanders. and Hillary Clinton .. 99.51% to be exact, with only 1 out of 47 donating professors even funding a Republican campaign.

Robert Paquette, Professor of History at Hamilton College, was the lone conservative in this study having donated $150 to Carly Fiorina’s . campaign. This is only a miniscule fragment when compared to the amounts surrendered over to the Democratic contenders by the other profs: $8,417 to Sanders and $20,875 to Clinton.

Prof. Paquette had this to say in an email to Campus Reform:

“I do believe these numbers give an accurate representation of the political leanings of faculty on most college campuses,” which have “become a racket monopolized by the academic left.”

As an out-spoken conservative within a blatantly liberal, 200-strong, faculty at a generally liberal college, Paquette has first-handedly experienced leftist discrimination. He explains that oftentimes traditionalist professors are barred from departmental hiring searches while progressive faculty, on the other hand, are strapped with institutional cash to promote their sectarian agenda.

We can, and should, be appalled and outraged, but not surprised.

Paquette’s plight is nothing new for right-leaning scholars; and the giving patterns of collegial educators skewed toward leftist Democrats are no ground-breaking trend.

However, on a more optimistic note, when this study is enlarged to incorporate administrators, students, and graduate instructors from the mentioned 50 colleges there is a marked rise in support for Republican candidates. Over 10% of this grouping appears to have donated to conservative politicians!

Not a record high, but a cause for hope, at least more hope than our progressive, elitist professors are offering.


Hat-tip to Campus Reform.

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