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College Students Fail to Name a Single U.S. Senator
CNS News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 03/26/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT by grundle

Last week, MRCTV's Dan Joseph went to American University to give the student body a little general knowledge quiz.

When asked if they could name a SINGLE U.S. senator, the students blanked. Also, very few knew that each state has two senators. The guesses were all over the map, with some crediting each state with twelve, thirteen, and five senators.

So, when it comes to politics, the students at American University are a little rusty - but, they passed with flying colors when it comes to pop culture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaYnHlpD9M


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KEYWORDS: collegestudents; dumbthemdown; education; lowinformationvoters; youthvote

1 posted on 03/26/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

It’s an arguable point the Juan is a Senator....


2 posted on 03/26/2014 12:03:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

When do we go back to the legislatures choosing the senators?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 12:04:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: grundle; All

But by God they all voted for obamadork...


4 posted on 03/26/2014 12:04:42 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: grundle; Revolting cat!

Didn’t Senator Sarah Palin just send a twitter message about that Malaysian plane flying too close to Heaven? < /Sarc >


5 posted on 03/26/2014 12:05:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: grundle; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

“I don’t remember his name but there was a D after it...”


7 posted on 03/26/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: grundle

Your future electorate...


8 posted on 03/26/2014 12:07:38 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: F15Eagle

College students of the 1960s knew they were espousing Communism under the banners of China, Cuba, North Korea, and the USSR.

Today they are ignorant pawns.

PS The college students of 1968 ru(i)n Amerika today.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...When do we go back to the legislatures choosing the senators?...”

When we repeal the 17th amendment.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:24 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: grundle

They wear the t-shirt that reads, “I’m glad I are a college student.”


12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:30 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: grundle

I bet they know all about homo rights, global warning, and how Kim Kardashian is on the cover of Vogue magazine, ya know, the important issues/sarc


13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only...


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: areukiddingme1

Of course they did, but by the looks of those morons, they had to be physically taken to the polling booth, I doubt they would have been able to locate it on their own or even know what a voting booth is


15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When do we go back to the legislatures choosing the senators?

Right after we repeal the income tax.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 12:11:48 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: F15Eagle

Today, the FBI, IRS, NSA, et al are looking into the “threats” and “ties” of the Tea Party.

Boston jihadists, Ft. Hood jihadists, et al, not so much.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 12:12:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: grundle

idoits


18 posted on 03/26/2014 12:13:07 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: grundle

Doesn’t it make you just so proud to be an American these days?

When I went to Spain in the 90s I still all but flaunted it. Today though....


20 posted on 03/26/2014 12:13:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: From The Deer Stand

Nothing is better than a good command of the English language.
A college degree is better than nothing.

Therefore, a college degee is better than a good command of the English language.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 12:15:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not this college student. I went to MSU and we did not support those losers in any way. We thought they were nuts. The closest we ever came was having Peter, Paul and Mary in concert. This was before they became so political. Some of us got to meet them afterwards. I really, really think they were starving from the way they ate. I kind of felt sorry for them.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 12:18:32 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: grundle

My God, I went to AU in the late 60’s majoring in Pol Sci and serving as a Senate intern. It’s not conceivable that this would happen there then.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 12:19:05 PM PDT by AU72
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To: grundle

Our public schools are doing a fine job of creating graduates that are ignorant of the basic knowledge of our nation. This makes it much easier to convince them that the 2nd amendment specifically requires gun registrations and other left wing lies.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 12:23:19 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: grundle

If there were aptitude tests for voting, Democrats would never win anything.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: grundle

Caligula’s horse.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 12:28:44 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: a fool in paradise
The college students of 1968 ru(i)n Amerika today.

I graduated from college in 1969 and joined the Marine Corps. There are many of my brother Marines' names on the Wall and we did not "ruin" America.

27 posted on 03/26/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: a fool in paradise

A fine example of propositional logic: “Modes Rolaids”.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 12:31:13 PM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: grundle

Just the way the communist/unionized public skool system wants it. Useful idiots all around....


29 posted on 03/26/2014 12:32:09 PM PDT by high info voter
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To: From The Deer Stand

Tree munths ago i cudint spel studint,
Now I are one at Merkin unibercity


30 posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: SVTCobra03

I didn’t mean to cast all students into the same boat.

But academia, the news establishment, and many unelected offices of government today are infested with the 68 Revolution red diaper doper babies.

They knew the agenda they were seeking and they’ve gotten much of it and through the media and educational indoctrination are planting the seeds for the future.

The red diaper doper babies could name names in elected office. Today’s uninformed voting base (while college educated), not so much.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Old Yeller

A university FIVE MILES FROM THE CAPITOL and they can’t name a single Senator?


32 posted on 03/26/2014 12:46:37 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grundle

Looking on the bright side, at leat they won’t be disappointed in someone (senator) they can’t name. Not many on this site can say they haven’t been disappointed in their senators (many times for me but then I’m from PA).

I’m thinking if someone asked me to name my state’s senators tomorrow I’d just say I have no clue, but I’m pretty sure one or both are liars.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT by WinMod70
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To: grundle

I heard some of his questioning —

Can you name any serving US senators?

I would argue that most are not SERVING.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 12:47:34 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I doubt they would have been able to locate it on their own or even know what a voting booth is.

Why do you suppose the Dems are going to push for Voting By Twitter?


35 posted on 03/26/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grundle

It’s always the ignorant who believe they are always right


36 posted on 03/26/2014 12:54:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They also learn about white privilege and the. 57 genders and crap


37 posted on 03/26/2014 12:56:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Viennacon

Democrats would write the test


38 posted on 03/26/2014 12:57:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grundle
That's an easy one.

Lindsey Graham is a single U.S. Senator.

39 posted on 03/26/2014 1:05:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: grundle; All

Young naive clueless fools getting ripped off. Probably working towards a useless arts or communications degree, fifty thousand in student load debt and mounting, and upon graduation the only job offer will be a minimum wage part-time gig at Mickey D’s. and only if there aren’t any illegals applying for the job.

And they can’t name a senator? They would if they knew what a senator was. But don’t worry they’ll learn all about that stuff when they attend law school.

Oh well, who knows they might be president some day :)

Makes you proud to be an American...


40 posted on 03/26/2014 1:15:54 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: grundle

Moron this story at 11.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: grundle

They’re not supposed to, as are most anyone else not part of the Exempt Ones’ Club.

That’s what “education” is for now.
Arbeitsziehungslager


42 posted on 03/26/2014 2:06:41 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Serving the working taxpayers a big heaping help of craptastic tyranny every day.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 2:59:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As soon as the people have enough common sense to repeal the 17th amendment, i.e., never.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 8:57:55 PM PDT by grundle
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