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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Consistent (Original Airdate: January 18, 2010)

Rush Limbaugh: Folks, the state-controlled Washington Post reports that many of our top public universities are providing millions of dollars in financial aid to students whose families are wealthy instead of providing that aid to students in need.

Now, this most disturbing and alarming news was discovered by the Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy group. They say that as a result of aiding wealthy families, many of our public universities "enroll students who are far richer and far whiter" than they should be. Discriminating against the poor also provides another benefit to these universities: By recruiting kids from high-achieving wealthy families, these colleges climb up in national rankings.

According to the report, 30 years ago Pell Grants covered most of the costs of attending a four-year college; today they cover only about a third of the costs, making it more difficult for the poor to attend.

Under normal circumstances, I would be skeptical about this report and classify it as yet another example of class envy from leftists on the hunt for more government aid.

But there's reason to give this report credence. After all, who runs our public universities? Liberals! And not just liberals -- egghead liberals from academia. So it is entirely possible -- and totally believable -- that the very poor they claim to help are in fact being discriminated against, and it's also believable that these liberals benefit from that discrimination. It's entirely consistent with who and what liberals are.

Read the Background Material on the Morning Update...
• Washington Post: Top Public Universities Faulted on Financial Aid


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