July 14, 2012

Lordy, how I hate our fake-liberals...

Walter Russell Mead, Blue Blight Update: Largest CA College to Close?:

The collapse of blue California is picking up speed. California’s largest college, which enrolls 90,000 students, faces closure within a year unless the school can essentially reinvent itself. Bad administration, wasteful personnel spending, poor organization, a lack of strategic vision and a series of budget cuts as the state of California frantically hacks at its own budget deficit have brought City College of San Francisco to the brink.

As the Mercury News reports, the college has been ordered to prepare for closure by next March even as administrators and politicians search for ways to keep the school open.Threatening to pull the plug is the state’s accrediting commission that supervises junior and community colleges. Without major reform, the commission says, the College will lose its accreditation in March of 2013 and without accreditation it would lose access to the state funding that keeps it alive....

The Weidners are less than a mile from the main City College campus. One of my boys has been thinking of taking some courses there. Another learned some welding at the Evans campus. I could say a whole bunch of things about the fecklessness and stupidity of our local government, but why bother. It's all going to crash, and then maybe some sanity will be the result.

...But CCSF’s problems point to an important local failure: deep blue San Francisco is not doing a good job at helping low income people. The noble rhetoric about justice and compassion that liberal politicians so eloquently express doesn’t seem matched by particularly inspiring results. To let the community college that offers low income people their most hopeful route of escape from the poverty trap fall into ruin is not the mark of a compassionate or justice seeking political movement...

The only good part is that there aren't any Republicans involved. This is pure Blue evil. Blue Blight

Posted by John Weidner at July 14, 2012 4:28 PM

Are you serious? This is clearly the fault of evil conservative / Republicans who wouldn't accept higher taxes. I am sure Proposition 13 will be wedged in to that as well. It is never, ever, the tiniest bit of fault of people who say the "correct" things such as "I am dedicated to helping the poor and oppressed".

I used to wonder about all the "wrecker" rhetoric that flowed around the USSR in the early days, wondering if it was all just rhetoric. Watching things like this I see that it is real double think, that people really do believe it.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at July 14, 2012 6:20 PM

Actually, I agree with AOG. Never underestimate the Democrats' ability to pin it on Republicans. If they can get 60-70 million people to buy into 'hope and change', they can get Republicans to take the blame without a single one within a mile.

Posted by: David at July 16, 2012 8:44 PM
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