Earlier Wednesday, Big League Politics wrote a story about the University of Southern Maine offering a “pop-up” course to students that would give them a free credit hour at the taxpayers expense to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington D.C.
Shortly after publication a statement from the university president Glenn Cummings was relayed to BLP denying that a free credit hour would be given to the students:
“This pop-up course was hastily arranged in the past 24 hours, without the knowledge of the Provost or myself. It was not appropriately reviewed nor went through proper channels. As soon as the Provost and I were apprised of the course, we immediately pulled the one-credit offering. We also made sure that no USM monies were being used for the trip. University policy makes it absolutely clear that our public, taxpayer funded institutions must be non-partisan in terms of political activity and institutionally impartial in all political, religious and social matters that are unrelated to our universities’ core mission of education, research, and public service.”
Now, a former professor at the school is contradicting Cummings, saying that “pop-up” courses are specifically funded by the university for events like the Kavanaugh confirmation process.
“Yes, that credit hour was being offered for participating in an absolutely historical moment in United States history for women to get a full and just hearing around allegations of sexual violence,” said former USM Women’s and Gender Studies professor Susan Feiner on local news in Maine.
When the news anchor asked about the university’s statement above, which distanced itself from the event, Feiner said the school’s statement was “not 100 percent correct.”
“The social justice pop-up program at USM has been fully endorsed by the University, [the university] has been more than happy to take the more than $500,000 to fund the social justice program – we have a minor now – and this course is called a ‘pop-up’ on purpose,” Feiner said. “History unfolds rapidly and so when an event like this happens we marshaled all our resources to be able to give students a wonderful learning opportunity.”
So Feiner says the “pop-up” course is for credit, meaning that it is paid for by the taxpayers of the state of Maine, which the USM explicitly denied earlier.
The university did not comment for this story.
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North Carolina Congressional Hopeful Madison Cawthorn Demands ‘New Republican Party’ Shifting to the Left on Healthcare, Environment, Race Issues
Cawthorn wants to adopt leftist measures to win over Generation Z.
Madison Cawthorn, who is the Republican U.S. Rep. candidate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, is calling for a “new Republican Party” that pays lip service to issues that are important to leftists.
“The status quo days of the GOP being defined by what we are against, rather than what we are for, are over. We intend to listen, but we also intend to win the argument,” he wrote in his op/ed for the Daily Wire.
Instead of opposing left-wing policies, Cawthorn wants Republicans to capitulate and give concessions to the Left in order to placate to young people in Generation Z who overwhelmingly support leftist politics.
“For the past two decades, however, the Republican Party has marginalized principled reformers in its own ranks and let itself be branded as the “party of no.” On things such as health care, the environment, and other key issues, our leadership has aggressively attacked ideas from the Left but has failed to force consensus around the best ideas from the Right,” Cawthorn wrote.
“Our party, the Grand Old Party, is no longer very grand. But it is very old. Our leaders have failed us and it’s time we stopped putting up with it,” he added.
He wants Republicans to embrace government solutions on issues like healthcare and the environment while echoing woke talking points with regards to race.
“Our party ought not to be ashamed of its heritage nor be afraid of open debate and challenging the “woke” left. On race, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is right and wise to remind conservatives that unjust racial bias is real and persistent. As Scott, who is black, notes, he knows what it’s like to be pulled over to be stopped by security in the Capitol because of the color of his skin. We’ve come a long way, but Scott is right to remind Republicans that we have a long way to go,” Cawthorne wrote.
He also added a thinly-veiled shot as President Donald Trump, which is par for the course considering he is being published in ‘Never Trump’ icon Ben Shapiro’s blog.
“Let us rise as a New Republican Party. A party that offers real solutions and attacks ideas rather than individuals. A party that meets voters where they are, and instead of belittling them for what they care about, offers a better way,” Cawthorne wrote.
“We also must be the party of youth that can win the hearts and minds of young patriots with clear, compelling, and common-sense policies that put people first and politics second. This is the New Republican Party. This is the New Town Square. We were created for such a time as this,” he concluded.
Cawthorne’s milquetoast brand of Republicanism that appeases left-wing extremists at war with America is a direct rebuke to President Trump’s strong “America First” message. He is echoing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) by essentially surrendering to the Left.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) recently came out of the closet, outing himself as a so-called “rational environmentalist” in a Facebook video repeating leftist talking points about the evil of carbon emissions.
“I’m an environmentalist. And I know climate change is real,” Crenshaw said to open his video.
“I’m also rational – and I know that wasting your tax dollars on crazy Green New Deals will put millions out of work and drastically increase your electric bill and your taxes,” he added.
Crenshaw is trying to stake out a middle ground in which he cedes some ground to the Left in order to get in the so-called “national discussion” on environmental policy. This is a rehash of the weak brand of compassionate Republicanism that resulted in eight years of Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.
He claims that his plan is to “make America the world leader in clean energy” by reducing carbon emissions.
“I’m Dan Crenshaw, and I approve this message because if we come together, we can put America on the path to a new energy frontier,” he said to conclude his video.
The full Facebook video can be seen here.
Cawthorn will join Crenshaw in Congress to subvert President Trump’s influence on the GOP. He seems to be another wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing RINO plotting against the MAGA revival.
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