Michigan Professor Yanked After Saying GOP ‘Raped’ the Country
Who is Morton Blackwell you say? He’s the person who gave us James O’Keefe, Grover Norquist, and Karl Rove. He is responsible for spin up and leadership of The Leadership Institute, and many other youth oriented conservative groups. He also created “Campus Reform” - a social network across all colleges and universities designed to rat out those liberal professors. Four years after creation the group finally found a liberal professor who was obnoxious enough for his university to do something about, so they’ve scored.
A Michigan State University professor has lost his teaching duties after telling his students in a video lecture that Republicans “raped this country,” among other derogatory remarks.
William Penn — a professor in the university’s creative writing program — was featured in a YouTube video (see above) in which he told students “if you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them.”
“They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could,” Penn continued. “They don’t want to pay for your tuition because who are you? Well to me, you are somebody.”
Penn, who has won a distinguished faculty award, added, “I’m a college professor. If I find out you’re a closet racist, I’m coming after you. OK. This country still is full of closet racists.”
In the video, uploaded by a conservative collegiate news outlet called Campus Reform, Penn then describes Republicans as “dead white people, or dying white people,” and then disparages former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.
“I absolutely don’t mean to offend you,” Penn said. “Even if you are a Republican, I don’t mean to offend you in this class.”