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2017: Liberal Commencement Speakers Outnumber Conservatives by 11 to 1

2017: Liberal Commencement Speakers Outnumber Conservatives by 11 to 1

“Last year, the ratio was four-to-one”

This will come as no surprise to readers of this site. To make matters worse, when Republicans are invited to speak, there are protests.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Trump’s first year: Liberal commencement speakers outnumber conservatives 11-to-1

Young America’s Foundation (YAF) released their annual survey of commencement addresses at the nation’s top colleges, and the results are staggering. In the first year of the Trump presidency, liberal commencement speakers outnumber conservative speakers 11-to-1, according to their survey.

“YAF’s Commencement Speakers Survey scrutinizes the commencement addresses given at the top 100 national universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With 45 liberal speakers imparting progressive ideas and just 4 conservatives addressing graduates, the contrast in this year’s survey is stunning,” the YAF press release said.

This year’s ratio of liberals to conservatives is particularly high, a potential sign of academia’s reaction to the 2016 election. Last year, the ratio was four-to-one — 45 liberals to 12 conservatives. In 2015, the ratio was six-to-one; in 2014, the ratio was four-to-one; in 2013, the ratio was 3.5-to-1; and in 2012, it was seven-to-one.

Beyond just the blatant left-leaning bias of these speaker selections, the speakers chosen give us incite into the motivation. Potential 2020 candidate Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker and former Vice-President Joe Biden have or will address college audiences, providing a platform for future runs against Trump.


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