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Madison Graduates Show The New Faces Of Our Future
The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05-31-04 | Mary Laney

Posted on 05/31/2004 7:44:09 AM PDT by MamaLucci

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This is where the amazing thing happened. When Whitford said, ''President George Bush was at Concordia [University] yesterday,'' the students erupted with applause and cheers. They were cheering for George W. Bush! The University of Wisconsin -- where Students for a Democratic Society, SDS, was born; the place known to be so far left it's off the charts -- had students cheering for a Republican president!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bush43; commencement
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This was definitely NOT the reaction the speaker expected.
WTG, UofW Graduates!
1 posted on 05/31/2004 7:44:11 AM PDT by MamaLucci
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To: MamaLucci
"They've received a liberal education and learned to think for themselves."

The exact opposite of what the illiberals were hoping for.
2 posted on 05/31/2004 7:49:44 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: MamaLucci

That's pretty amazing, this is by far the most liberal place such a thing has happened this graduation season. If I were Kerry I'd be very concerned about these stories. I know they are only anecdotal, but there have been too many to be just isolated incidents.


3 posted on 05/31/2004 7:51:11 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: MamaLucci
Thanks for posting that!

Everyone, read the entire article. It will make you feel good!

4 posted on 05/31/2004 7:52:00 AM PDT by LizJ
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To: LizJ
It will make you feel good!

It sure made my day! :)
5 posted on 05/31/2004 7:53:16 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

At MADISON? That's like Ann Arbor's twin.


6 posted on 05/31/2004 7:53:26 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong. - Reagan)
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To: jocon307
These students really "get it", regardless of liberal indoctrination.
It gives me hope for the future.
7 posted on 05/31/2004 7:54:13 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Amazing, isn't it?


8 posted on 05/31/2004 7:54:42 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

Jeepers, this is my undergrad alma mater. I am just stunned. Are they only letting smart students in who think for themselves? It sounds like it. I am so heartened. Thanks for posting this.


9 posted on 05/31/2004 7:55:09 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Howlin

You'll like this.


10 posted on 05/31/2004 7:56:10 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

Those of us with "college age" offspring (and beyond) know that the DIMS are in for a rude awakening come election day!!

Too bad some of the older, "Hell no, we won't go........", generation are still suffering the ill effects of the periquot(sp?) they sprayed on the mary-ji-whana fields back then!!!!!


11 posted on 05/31/2004 7:56:17 AM PDT by soozla (BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: MamaLucci
I live about 90 miles from Madison and our area is full of many who dropped out and came here to live cheaply.

Last summer, I had a client of about 35 from Madison. In the course of our interaction, I discovered she was conservative and I asked if she felt marginalized in Madison. She said that everyone would be surprised at the strength of Republicans and conservatives in Madison. A month or so ago, I repeated this anecdote to a Bush-Cheney04 staffer who is 19 and had spent a year at UW-Madison. She nodded and agreed w/that assessment.

The students, faculty and fellow travelers get all the press, is my guess.
12 posted on 05/31/2004 7:56:30 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Proud Bush-Cheney04 volunteer)
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To: Bahbah
It was my pleasure........God Bless these kids.

They told me that this is a war of civilizations, and that those who are attacking the president for fighting the war in Iraq would have attacked the president had he not gone into Iraq. They pointed out that the critics of the president attacked him for taking too long to go after Afghanistan . . . and yet attacked him for going to war against Iraq too soon.
13 posted on 05/31/2004 7:58:39 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

"They didn't think the time was right to attack a president who was leading the country in a war against terrorism."

Wow, that's all I can say. What great news!

My sister lives in Madison & I've been there several times. I never would have expected this.


14 posted on 05/31/2004 7:58:48 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: MamaLucci
WOW! Simply Fabulous! Our prayers are being answered, slowly, but surely! Thank you Lord for removing the blinders of liberalism from their eyes!
15 posted on 05/31/2004 8:00:41 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: MamaLucci; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; ...

You are so right! I DO like this.

Great way to start the day ping!!!!

And in case you missed it:

http://www.altair3.com/graphics/bushslap2.avi


16 posted on 05/31/2004 8:01:07 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MamaLucci; Mia T; Treasa
Wonderful, Mama Lucci, just wonderful! I'm glad you found, and posted, this - Grazie!
The duplicitous Left will not succeed in smearing our Preasident and turning good and decent Americans against him!
17 posted on 05/31/2004 8:01:46 AM PDT by jla (http://johnkerryisdangerousforamerica.blogspot.com)
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To: CzarNicky
The exact opposite of what the illiberals were hoping for.

.....and may it be the start of a nationwide trend.

18 posted on 05/31/2004 8:02:35 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

And in a related story, Hell has frozen over due to revised air currents caused by flying pigs.


19 posted on 05/31/2004 8:07:03 AM PDT by gorush
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To: MamaLucci

If college graduates are cheering the president than the Kerry campaign has got to be ordering worry medicine by truckload.

Everytime I read about Mr. Medal Tosser he's blabbering in college auditoriums. Kerry losing the college audience is bad news. All he's got left cheering for him are union thugs, eco-fascists, dead voters in Chicago, felons in prison, owners of yellow dogs and Osama. Bad times for Mr. Ketchup are coming his way.

Pass the Prozac, Terayza honey, and go slow on the gin.


20 posted on 05/31/2004 8:08:10 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Gen. Custer wore an Arrowsmith shirt to his last property owner convention.)
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To: MamaLucci
Warms the heart of this old Madison grad.

There may be hope for my alma mater yet.

21 posted on 05/31/2004 8:12:58 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: MamaLucci
This was definitely NOT the reaction the speaker expected. WTG, UofW Graduates!

I work at the University of Missouri and have three student workers ages 18-21. All of them are rabid Bush fans. Every time a conservative speaker comes to campus it's standing room only.

I could not have imagined that just ten years ago. Too many anecdotes of the same for it not to be a trend.
22 posted on 05/31/2004 8:14:28 AM PDT by zencat (Visit my profile for MAGNETIC Bush/Cheney '04 bumper stickers!)
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To: jla

FOR goodness sake the STUPID evil RATS think that by smearing OUR president in a daily bases will somehow erase the pictures of the terrorists bringing down WTC! They saw the terrorists use our OWN planes to bring down the WTC, they saw the flames, the bodies jumping out the windows they SAW IT ALL WITH THEIR VERY OWN EYES!! These pictures have been greatly IMBEDED in the minds and memories of millions of youngsters! My son has told me repeatedly that he'll never forget those live pictures on the TV that morning we were attacked! There are millions like him in high schools and colleges around the nation who witnessed those horrific scenes!


23 posted on 05/31/2004 8:16:44 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: MamaLucci

Wow, the liberals will have to fight to cut off the grads right to vote, just like they did in 2000 with the military.


24 posted on 05/31/2004 8:22:33 AM PDT by bfree (Liberals are EVIL!!!)
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To: Howlin

YOUR BUSH SLAP REALLY MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saved that one, and I will share it!!!!

Thank you...thankyou...thankyou!!!!


25 posted on 05/31/2004 8:24:23 AM PDT by bannie (Liberal Media: The Most Dangerous Enemies to America and Freedom)
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To: RoseofTexas

The liberals are so frantic that they're making the big mistake of shoving lies so fast and furious that they're way too obvious.

The grandkids of the liberals may be the next Great Generation!


26 posted on 05/31/2004 8:26:41 AM PDT by bannie (Liberal Media: The Most Dangerous Enemies to America and Freedom)
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To: Howlin
haha ! Thanks ! I sure WISH that video included audio. I'd love to hear what clintoon said.

Clintoon: "Okay, now that's done. Where are ya'll keepin' the interns these days ???"


27 posted on 05/31/2004 8:32:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: devolve
Hey, there is the GHW Bush pushing Bubba yesterday video, fyi (#16) .....

28 posted on 05/31/2004 8:37:58 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MamaLucci

It makes sense generationally speaking. Just like the Boomers grew up and rejected their parents community-oriented, conformist and unified society, this new generation looks like it is going to reject their Boomer style individualist, chaotic, no rules allowed upbringing.



29 posted on 05/31/2004 8:39:52 AM PDT by dg62
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To: MamaLucci

I have to say, a great article.

I'm not sure if any of you know this, but there were in fact nearly half-a-dozen commencement ceremonies at UW this year, and I think all at which Bradley Whitford spoke.

I didn't go to the commencement ceremony the author mentions (College of Letters & Sciences, Majors A through H), but the one 4 hours later for those of us in International Relations through Zoology.

That's right, I'm a reasonably conservative member of the UW-Madison Class of 2004. It was pretty wild hearing a decent amount of people cheering for the President at Madison, but as earlier people have said, you'd be surprised at how many conseratives there are at UW.

On the whole the school is definitely still pretty far left, but the silent majority is composed of moderates and conservatives. A reassuring fact for the handful of sober people in the generation which preceeded ours - and tried to ruin everything.

Additionally, although it seems small for a Big Ten school of 44,000 students, as of May 16 there are 44 more UW-Madison graduates serving as new officers in the US military. This includes the most Navy and Marine officers commissioned from UW-Madison since WWII. The USAF commissioned 22, of which I am one, the largest ROTC program at the university.


30 posted on 05/31/2004 8:47:27 AM PDT by HerrKobes
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To: reformedliberal
I just finished my law degree at Madison about two weeks ago. There aren't a whole lot of hardcore conservatives here, but there are far fewer left-wing idiots than you would expect. For the most part, the campus gets its bad reputation because the left-wing groups are so vocal and are very good at organizing events that make their numbers seem larger than they really are. A huge portion of the campus is rational, intelligent, and associates with neither group during their years here.

With regards to groups like the College Republicans, we were always quite large - a few hundred members - because we were the only main group for Republicans to join. The Democrats split their alliances between the pro-abortion groups, the greens, etc., and never had the formal numbers that we did.
31 posted on 05/31/2004 8:48:07 AM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: devolve
Whoops ! I just recalled that was SATURDAY at the WWII Memorial Opening ceremony, not yesterday.

32 posted on 05/31/2004 8:51:48 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Howlin

There are a lot of good kids out there, and I think they will surprise us when the time comes to throw their shoulders into the load.


33 posted on 05/31/2004 9:52:05 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: Howlin; MamaLucci

Outstanding news.


34 posted on 05/31/2004 9:59:04 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: HerrKobes
Congratulations and thanks for posting your uplifting information.
35 posted on 05/31/2004 10:01:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: July 4th
Congratulations and it is encouraging to hear that we might have a conservative lawyer.
36 posted on 05/31/2004 10:03:08 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: MamaLucci

BTTT


37 posted on 05/31/2004 10:05:01 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: MamaLucci

I think it's interesting that as soon as the students applauded, the speaker skipped the rest of his Bush rant and went straight to the other part of his message.

I think it's disgusting that these liberals are so partisan they would ruin the students' graduation just to spew their agenda.


38 posted on 05/31/2004 11:28:10 AM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Howlin

Great video, Howlin. Where did that happen? I checked the FoxNews site, but couldn't find it.


39 posted on 05/31/2004 3:40:36 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the link.....that is a scream.
Has there been any speculation as to what was being said?
40 posted on 05/31/2004 5:46:46 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Howlin

Unbelievable! I read about the ceremony in the Wisconsin State Journal, and the article made me yell my usual, "It's only a TV show! Martin Sheen is not the President!"

The paper didn't mention any of the cheers for our REAL President! There is hope for the future!


41 posted on 05/31/2004 7:48:34 PM PDT by Watery Tart ( Andropov said, wisely, "Now all we have to do is to keep the Vietnam-era anti-Americanism alive.")
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To: MamaLucci
".......these students were history majors......"

My son is a history major at UW-MAD (except that right now he's at Fort Sam Houston learning how to be a combat medic for the WI National Guard). He has told me that the student body is nowhere near as liberal as the faculty.

This was VERY enjoyable reading. Thank you!

42 posted on 05/31/2004 7:53:37 PM PDT by MozartLover ( "They fell, but o'er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.")
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To: MozartLover
My son is a history major at UW-MAD (except that right now he's at Fort Sam Houston learning how to be a combat medic for the WI National Guard).

You must be very proud.

This was VERY enjoyable reading. Thank you!

My pleasure. The Sun-Times lets a good one get past their editor every now and again. :)

43 posted on 05/31/2004 8:44:31 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci
These students really "get it", regardless of liberal indoctrination. It gives me hope for the future

It sure does

44 posted on 05/31/2004 10:05:55 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: MamaLucci

Cheers for the class of 2004!


45 posted on 05/31/2004 11:04:31 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: MozartLover; Victoria Delsoul
Thanks for the ping.

I continue to believe that Bush will win in a landslide.

This only confirms what I am seeing around me.

While at a Memorial dedication yesterday in a very liberal town, a Sgt. who had just got back from Iraq, gave a very moving speech that honored those who had died during their time in the service. He reminded people how the sacrifice of the soldiers in Iraq had liberated an entire Country. This statement received a huge applause from the throng gathered there.

46 posted on 06/01/2004 4:14:53 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier!)
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To: Howlin

I don't know what I liked best, the shove, the "get your sorry ass out of here" thumb gesture, or the way GW just brushed passed him as his Dad turned his back on him and everyone else ignored him!


47 posted on 06/01/2004 4:38:25 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (Stir the pot...don't let anything settle to the bottom where the lawyers can feed off of it!)
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To: MamaLucci
"These students were history majors, and they have been studying and reading and watching just what has been happening in the world. They told me that this is a war of civilizations, and that those who are attacking the president for fighting the war in Iraq would have attacked the president had he not gone into Iraq. They pointed out that the critics of the president attacked him for taking too long to go after Afghanistan . . . and yet attacked him for going to war against Iraq too soon."

After the last few weeks of relentless hammering of our President, it is good to see that some of the next generation understand what we are up against and the hypocrisy of those on the left who attack the WOT.

We all have a lot hanging in the balance; our children have the most to win or lose. Hopefully, they understand this point. After reading the article, I believe they may.

History Majors in particular understand this all to well; human history has been victim to the evil we see today time and time again. The past has so much to teach us if we would only listen.
48 posted on 06/01/2004 4:46:41 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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.....our children have the most to win or lose.

Yes, and those that are old enough to understand all of the ramifications of failure in Iraq, know that failure is not an option. I am proud, and also dismayed, that many young people have a more mature and realistic outlook on the WOT than do most adult liberals.
49 posted on 06/01/2004 6:00:35 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: MamaLucci

I hope you heard Rush today. He read all or most of the article you posted. BTTT


50 posted on 06/01/2004 2:04:18 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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