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Three UW professors irked at
some details of Obama's rally

Wisconsin State Journal, by Dan Simmons

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/6/2012 1:49:01 PM

A trio of high-profile UW-Madison professors went public Wednesday with concerns about President Barack Obama's planned Thursday campaign rally, saying students who want to attend are unfairly being required to supply a phone number and email address to the campaign, even having to click "I'm In" to get a free ticket at the campaign's website. "If you want to go to this hugely important and interesting event you have to register with the campaign," said political science professor Donald Downs. "That raises questions." Downs was joined by law professor Ann Althouse and political science professor Ken Mayer

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Don't know about "this hugely important and interesting event", but it's nice to know that these lib poly sci professors have "questions" about Obie's tactics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/6/2012 1:52:51 PM     (No. 8914434)

These professors have lodged a number of complaints other than the collection of phone numbers and email addresses.

The school will be paid $15,000 for the premises plus some minimal fees for setup. But:

Police and other public safety costs will be borne by taxpayers. For the 2010 visit, those costs added up to about $260,000.

And because the campus was effectively shut down for the day, staffers had to take the day off and make up the time later.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/6/2012 1:57:07 PM     (No. 8914437)

This is nothing new.
Obama began his career indoctrinating children along with Bill Ayres.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/6/2012 2:04:42 PM     (No. 8914449)

U Wisconsin, so I'm told, has a stellar reputation, but I watched zombie after zombified student shuffling into hear Mr. Eye Candy and every one said to the interviewer they thought it was unfair the eye candy man couldn't have his teleprompter for the debate - my question is, what do those young people - [university students] understand by the term debate?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 10/6/2012 2:21:55 PM     (No. 8914468)

I haven't seen the referenced letter, but I suspect [and hope] the characterization of the blatant Obama arm-twisting as "unfair" is his, not the professors'.

"Unfairness" isn't the problem. Arrogance and intrusiveness are the problems. Yes, it's a pro-Obama function, but they sought out the university location, and the university agreed. It is disingenuous for university administrators to deny [let's call it] a "sense of association" [too subtle and complex to explore here]. The admins should absolutely have insisted on a much more arm's-length approach from the campaign.

FTA: Vince Sweeney, vice chancellor for university relations, said the university takes the concerns seriously.... [and] "We don't manage the (Obama) link, we're not collecting that information, and ultimately if it's a problem for those wishing to attend, it's an individual decision" whether or not to provide an email address and phone number.

Right. Sure, Vince. Sure.

FTA: University staffers in buildings shut down by Thursday's event were encouraged by administrators to take a vacation or personal day, rearrange their hours before and after Thursday to make up for lost hours or work from home or a different location, Sweeney said.

There it is. "L'etat, c'est moi."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 10/6/2012 2:33:40 PM     (No. 8914481)

You don't need that much info to vote.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/6/2012 2:40:39 PM     (No. 8914492)

I wonder if the students are now enjoying the Spam fundraising pleas Obammy is sending out day and night.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: conspicio, 10/6/2012 3:22:07 PM     (No. 8914547)

OP & #1 - Ann Althouse is on our team. Prolific blogger and the classiest lady to grace the UW campus.

Visit her here and hit the tip jar if you like what you read.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/

Go Ann!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 10/6/2012 4:42:20 PM     (No. 8914662)

#7, I don't think Althouse is 'on our side'. Last week she had some pretty ugly posts complaining about the Obama phone lady, and the 2007 Obama video from last week. I fear her emotion based/white guilt liberalism will have her voting for Obama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: slickbgone, 10/6/2012 4:51:20 PM     (No. 8914677)

Althouse voted for obama. She's a democrat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy, 10/6/2012 5:57:31 PM     (No. 8914780)

He never campaigns at retirement communities. ...just schools...the youth is un-informed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Butch, 10/7/2012 12:31:33 AM     (No. 8915236)

No surprise here. You'll need to log into Facebook to download Obama's faked birth certificate file from the whitehouse.gov website. Think about the implications of that!

Obama and his operatives run the most filthy administration ever.

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