It’s interesting that this piece of news didn’t garner much discussion: The University of Colorado is looking to hire an endowed chair in conservative thought and policy. This is the result of something the Cons have perfected: play the refs and get the bonus.
CU is currently developing a $9 million program which will bring nationally recognized conservative scholars to teach on the Boulder campus. The program will allow CU to create an endowment for a visiting chair in conservative thought.
What exactly is the push for this crazy idea? It all arises from the Republican penchant for self-victimization. The whole world is out to get every singe Con-servative, according to them. The push is coming from entities like the American Enterprise Institute and the Independence Institute who have conducted “studies” demonstrating how crazy liberal every public college in America is. What doesn’t get related by the corporate media is AEI and II are funded exclusively by conservatives. Their “studies” are slanted from the start to show what they want them to show. Because they’re so well funded and organized, they can push things like hiring a “chair of con-servative thought”. How then, you might ask, could a place like CU in “ultra-liberal” Boulder even consider such a thing? This is what happens when a partisan like Bruce Benson is hired as University President. I haven’t read any stories about how CU is suddenly swimming in cash due to Benson’s superior fundraising abilities. But CU is suddenly getting a chair in conservative thought. Gee, I wonder how that happened. Can you imagine the screams from the Cons if CU were to hire a chair in progressive thought?
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