Skip to comments.White House economist: 'F--- up' conservative prof
Posted on 12/06/2009 6:08:25 PM PST by Nachum
According to a university colleague, former president of Harvard and current White House economist Larry Summers once asked for help to "f--- up" one of the school's conservative professors.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
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These people make me WISH the Clintons were still in power.
Liberal tolerance is a joke. The only things they tolerate are murdering unborn babies and sexual perversion.
Now these thugs run our government.
I’m sure this remark is being taken out of context.
Besides, ordinary people can’t understand the way academics use language.
No...apparently they also tolerate murdering the elderly.
I used to think, How much worse could it get?
We're in big trouble with these thugs in power now. Will we survive?
Won’t be much longer ... I believe change is commig , Larry is in the way
God forgive me but I agree.
Harvard has a conservative professor? He must stick out like a sore thumb.
Ummm... just what was that definition of "is" again?
My fear is that come 2010, we will elect enough Republicans to passify the people, but not change any of this crap. We will keep losing freedoms by executive and judicial fiat, and the people will say and do nothing.
Note what Mansfield, the conservative professor in question, has to say about it:
"I was not present at the famous interview between him and Cornel West, but in my opinion (Summers) merely used my name in a clumsy attempt to cajole Cornel West into behaving more like a professor, less like a celebrity," said Mansfield.
Cornell West was one of the gang of colleagues that Skip Gates brought with him to the Black Studies Department at Harvartd when he was hired. We were actually trying to hire Skip Gates, but Harvard made him an offer we could never match: two million a year for himself, a couple of friends, and a bunch of secretaries.
Larry Summers later harangued Cornel West because he made some sort of rap DVD instead of writing a book. Summers publicly said something to the effect that at Harvard professors are expected to write scholarly books, not produce rap music. So Cornel West went to Princeton, which was also fishing for prominent black studies talent, in a snit.
We have been taken over by children.
The Clintons were Left-Wing, but at least they were sane.
Ditto. I have tried to stop myself from saying that Hillary would have been a better president than this outfit but I believe it’s true. Sad but true.
This sounds a bit phony. I wouldn’t take West’s word for anything.
Its clear from the article that Mansfield doesn’t take West very seriously.
I think it would be funny to see if anyone would threaten to “F” me up...
They may never be that unhappy, ever again...
Btw, is that a Goldfish your holding up there, my God, its huge.
Oh hell yeah, just like those climategate emails, this is just “some locker room talk amongst academics” and “never was intended for the public eye”. Because, you know, like we’re not smart enough to understand the “nuance”, and all...
We’re the kind of folks, after all, that get “stuk in Irak”
I thought you were going to say Klingons.
Is this the same Larry Summers who got in trouble with the womens’ groups at Harvard?
At least the Klingons know what honor is.
0bozo is a commie pig and he draws the same type of arrogant, dumb ass thugs & pigs into his pathetic administration.
We may get one.
" We forecast 2010 to be one of the very worst years of Greater Depression II; the year 2010 being the second cycle of several depressionary phases."
Liberals are only tolerant of themselves. And you're right, their "tolerance" is a joke.
Good grief. Don’t think that. Hillary and Bill should both be in jail.
Got a winner.
“Help me f-— him up,” Summers reportedly said to West without explaining further.
West writes, “For my part, I was astounded that the President of Harvard would stoop to such tactics.”
This WH is jammed to the rafters with perverts, thieves, liars, thugs, and America haters. It disgusts me that the idiost who bought the “hoe and change” crap ignored us who were trying to warn them.
>> We’re in big trouble with these thugs in power now. Will we survive?
Yes. We WILL survive. Come hell or high water. I am confident of that.
You mean there's more than one. I'm familiar with Harvey Mansfield but that pretty much it.
What childish irresponsible people
Grow up Summers
. . from his his Harvard home page
cripplecreek has been posting here so long/active that I never had any reason to look at his (now I know for sure he is a he) homepage.
My dumb webtv would not allow all the pics to come up.
So I am just going to assume you are refering to a picture of a fish on his homepage. : )
I’d rather people reported on things that are on the record, such as the RECORDED oublic comments of Cornell West introducing Obama, which are more outrageous than anything Summers supposedly said in private.
I’m no fan of Summers, but this is just hearsay and sounds like sour grapes to me.
Normally I would agree, but Aaron Kline and WND is worth posting.
Leftist academics are FUBAR.
come 2010, we will elect enough Republicans to passify the people, but not change any of this crap.
Enough Repubs to “almost” regain the majority in HOR or Senate?
You may be right, if IF, the new Repubs act like the old ones.
I remain optimistic enough to beleive common sense will regain control, that ossamma obama will be an isolated POTUS without the ability to complete any of the terrible lib/socialist plans. It would be the real cats meow if we got a big enough majority in 2010 to force investigations into Fannie Mae, ACORN, etc. and ultimately impeachment and removal. If that causes a black revolt, so be it, at their own peril.
Mary Ann Glendon is a law professor at Harvard:
There are other conservatives there, but they are a heterodox minority.
When I was young, my mother told me "Cheer up, things can be worse."
So I cheered up, and sure enough things got worseds.
Let's leave ethics out of it. Liberal fascists are in it to win it. I'm certain that Republicans are not, but there is a chance that conservatives and libertarians will wake up and understand that survival will require us to abandon the delusions and get down and dirty. Liberal fascists have shown over and over that they will do anything to win. I don't think politics is the answer. This is guerrilla warfare. The only politicians I have any stomach for are heroes like Tom Delay - willing to take it to the enemy hammer and tongs.
Sumners was part of the Clinton administration -as was Geitner.
“These people make me WISH the Clintons were still in power.”
They look pretty centrist in hindsight, don’t they?
It’s hard to say if Hillary is being sent to the bowels of the Earth by Obama to keep her out of sight, or if she is doing it on her own...so that she keep out of the crater this administration is going to leave.
This the same guy, Summers, that ultimately cost Harvard x-millions of dollars? lulz
It looks just like a Goldfish, except it looks to be about 20 lbs.
West is not considered a serious professor at Princeton, according to people who are studying there. He’s more of a token, a campus celebrity figure, hired in order to attact applicants.
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