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96% of political donations from Ivy League faculty & staff went for Obama
Campus Reform ^ | 11/28/2012 | Oliver Darcy

Posted on 11/28/2012 10:28:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind

96% of the faculty and staff at Ivy League colleges that contributed to the 2012 presidential race donated to President Obama's campaign, reveals a Campus Reform investigation compiled using numbers released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

From the eight elite schools, $1,211,267 was contributed to the Obama campaign, compared to the $114,166 given to Romney.

The highest percentage of Obama donors came from Brown University and Princeton, with 99 percent of donations from faculty and staff going towards his campaign.

Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty contributed to the President’s campaign in the lowest numbers, with only 94 percent donating to the Obama campaign.

Below is the breakdown of numbers compiled by Campus Reform:

Brown University: Obama donors: 129 giving $67,728 | Romney donors: 1 giving $500

Columbia University: Obama donors: 652 giving $361,754 | Romney donors: 21 giving $34,250

Cornell University: Obama donors: 282 giving $141,731 | Romney donors: 11 giving $8,610

Dartmouth College: Obama donors: 90 giving $51,018 | Romney donors: 6 giving $2,850

Harvard University: Obama donors: 555 giving $373,556 | Romney donors: 30 giving $34,500

Princeton University: Obama donors: 277 giving $155,008 | Romney donors: 4 giving $1,901

University of Pennsylvania: Obama donors: 376 giving $209,839 | Romney donors: 26 giving $22,900

Yale University: Obama donors: 399 giving $186,834 | Romney donors: 13 giving $8,655


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academia; college; donations; donors; fundingtheleft; highereducation; ivyleague; obama

1 posted on 11/28/2012 10:28:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The hunt is on for those 4%!! Seek and find, indeed.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 10:35:29 AM PST by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

May they all lose their jobs and pensions during America’s transition to Third World serfdom.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 10:38:12 AM PST by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 11/28/2012 10:42:29 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I imagine that pretty much reflects nearly all of the LeftistCommieSocialistDemocrat Universities in America...
5 posted on 11/28/2012 10:43:02 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is almost a cliche of History that when there is a Communist revolution, it is wholeheartedly supported and impelled by Academia.

It is also a cliche of history that Once the Revolution has taken hold, the VERY FIRST ones to lose their lives or freedoms are the Academics.

The most egregious example was Pol Pot, who murdered anyone who was literate or wore glasses, which indicated that they MIGHT be.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 10:49:42 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
. . . 96 percent for Obama.. this is totally out of hand and within sight of that crisis Abe talked about. Abe will explain from "the other side" how it happened.

You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

The Establishment's New Normal


7 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:04 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SeekAndFind

ten increase their taxes, take their incomes down as the new Dem party states people make too much and lets re distribute their wealth

after all HTYE VOTED FOR THIS COMMUNISM COMING TO US


8 posted on 11/28/2012 11:00:05 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today, there is more diversity of thought in the North Korean parliament than in the average elite American university.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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RE: "Today, there is more diversity of thought in the North Korean parliament than in the average elite American university."

That is an excellent point.

10 posted on 11/28/2012 11:21:59 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Acadumbia needs a good fumigating.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:34:08 AM PST by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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12 posted on 11/28/2012 12:15:27 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Osage Orange

“I imagine that pretty much reflects nearly all of the LeftistCommieSocialistDemocrat Universities in America... “

Who, in turn, “produce” the teachers that subvert our children in the government schools. If we are ever to have a chance to fix this country, it has to start with the “professors.” Personally, I’d like to put them all in internment camps for at least twenty years. Maybe shoveling crap would be a revelation to them.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 12:25:32 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

If a corporation had 96% of its managers/employees donating to one candidate the FEC would probably claim they were circumventing the corporate contribution rules.

Wait a minute—big government grants do benefit universities.

Hmmmm.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 12:58:27 PM PST by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s almost as one-sided as the 98% of black women from the age 18-29 who voted for Barry.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 1:01:31 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

Same in business and politics. Good luck, boss, with the consequences of choices of “human resources” managers—consequences somewhere in the near distance.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 1:09:09 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Make that choices in “human resources” managers.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 1:10:55 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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18 posted on 11/28/2012 6:02:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

This obviously does not include medical school faculty, who while more liberal than their private colleagues, are not at all on the whole liberal.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 10:50:57 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: SeekAndFind

Now you know why our kids aren’t getting a decent education at these schools. More like schools for Obama Zombies, led by the Zombie Masters (aka PhD professors).

Let’s see how Obamacare and the new taxes affect them. Could prove to be interesting and I’m predicting that some significant donors will not be giving to these schools in the future.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 11:07:05 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m shocked that there were 4% who didn’t.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 7:28:32 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

check out my tagline


22 posted on 11/29/2012 8:06:31 AM PST by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: vette6387

I think it is entirely possible to retake at least a part of academia for conservatives. With the current economic system many colleges and universities are relying on adjunct or part time faculty more and more. If Freepers with advanced degrees, (Masters or Doctorate), who have some time available, obtain positions at colleges think of the impact we can have. Sure adjunct faculty are generally limited to a few courses per semester but we begin to make a difference one classroom at a time. I have been teaching humanities and history at my local CC.

It is very gratifying each semester to hear from students how I’ve opened their eyes and got them to think critically. And that is really all it is, thinking critically. I don’t preach to them or advance my agenda. I often end up playing the left’s position in the role of Devil’s Advocate. I just make sure that I present both sides of any issue we are discussing and then let the students decide....it is amazing how many of them are really conservative and didn’t even realize it.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 3:22:57 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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