In light of the Hollywood pay-for-not-play scandal where elitist got their kids into so-called prestigious universities with non-sports, I have given deeper thought to this.
Thankfully so have others. And in my research I noted the hypocrisy of this “scandal” being something new.
Rich white elitists have always orchestrated to get their children better educations.
Conservative elitists just pay for tutors, mentors, or better academic environments, for the most part. However, Leftists bludgeon anyone standing in the way of their children’s success.
While the two Leftist Hollywood women perpetrated frauds to get around a system fraught with fraud, they certainly aren’t the first.
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As Jack Cashill writes,
People have been scamming their ways into prestige universities for decades, maybe centuries, but in the past they have had the good sense not to put the cash on the table. It seems that in this scandal a few of the bribers and their brokers may well pay for their indiscretion with prison sentences as well.
The media pretend to be shocked. In an editorial on the scandal, the New YorkTimes singled out Harvard University for its “special admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.” This is the same New York Times, however, that published an entirely uncritical article three years prior headlined, “Malia Obama Rebels, Sort of, by Choosing Harvard.”
Malia is the fourth member of the Obama family to attend that august university, none of whom, save perhaps for Grandpa Obama, deserved to be there.
Let’s start with Obama Sr., the only member of the extended family to attend college before the affirmative action/diversity era. Obama arrived at Harvard in the early 1960s with the goal of getting a Ph.D. in economics. According to biographer Sally Jacobs, Obama “struggled” with his studies but managed to get a Masters degree.
Alas, the university booted him out on moral grounds before he could get his doctorate. An inveterate playboy despite his two ongoing marriages, Obama had an affair with a high-school girl. Denied his Ph.D., says Jacobs, “He goes on to claim the title, nonetheless. He’s Dr. Obama. The older he gets, the more he claims it.” As will be seen, intellectual fraud runs in the family.
Let’s be clear, the Obamas are dumb. I know people find my statement on this fact demeaning. Nevertheless, facts back me up.
Leftists declared Obama the smartest person to occupy the Oval Office. Yet, we can’t get ANY of his grades. Why wouldn’t a Harvard grad and president of Law Review want Americans to know how he fared?
Simple answer: the man is dumb, at least by “white people” standards. And so is his wife.
Michelle was the next to attend Harvard, in her case Harvard Law School. “Told by counselors that her SAT scores and her grades weren’t good enough for an Ivy League school,” writes Christopher Andersen in Barack and Michelle, “Michelle applied to Princeton and Harvard anyway.”
Sympathetic biographer Liza Mundy writes, “Michelle frequently deplores the modern reliance on test scores, describing herself as a person who did not test well.” She did not write well either. Mundy charitably describes her senior thesis, “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community,” as “dense and turgid.”
Does anybody expect Malia or Sasha to be any smarter?
For the record, most of America is ordinary. And yet the world turns and people of all education levels make a living. The lesson: it’s ok to be ordinary. But Leftists don’t like that title. Thus they connive to get their bona fides through pigskins of the so-called best colleges and universities.
The Obamas are no more Ivy League material than some rice farmer in China. But royalty has been bestowed upon them, and now their family has the pedigree to be considered intellectuals.
Yet another media-created fake news lie.
I suggest you read Cashill’s entire article. It provides much more insight into the real and ongoing college scam.