Proof that higher ed elites are not that smart

Daily Caller:
Everyone knows American college campuses are teeming with hippies, tree-huggers and Democrats. That’s a dog-bites-man story. But a look at presidential campaign contributions makes the politically lopsided culture of academia stand out in stark relief.

Individuals and political action committees affiliated with University of California system and Harvard University are collectively the highest and fourth-highest donors to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, respectively. That’s not just a ranking of colleges and universities. It’s a ranking of everyone.

The data come from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization that tracks campaign contributions.

Individuals and PACs affiliated with the University of California system have given the 2012 Obama campaign $927,568 thus far. The grand total from Harvard is $535,405.

By way of comparison, the number-two collective contributor to Obama’s campaign is Microsoft Corporation ($680,769) and right behind it is Google Inc. ($661,996). Microsoft and Google are, respectively, the publicly traded companies with the third- and fifth-highest market capitalizations in the United States.
It is certainly evidence that these people are overpaid.  It also suggest that they are more interested in advancing liberalism than the general welfare of the country as a whole.

As for Google and Microsoft, they are living within the beast of the liberal culture and may have difficulty seeing beyond the forest.   Microsoft has already been neutered by litigation during the Clinton administration and Google is under fire from the Obama administration.  Unlike the college libs, it cannot be said that these two companies are voting in their self interest.  I wonder if the are smart enough to recognize it.


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