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I actually think that these kids at Occidental really learned something.
I mean, it is funny, in a not-nice way:
LOL: at $60k/year Occidental, students earn credits by sharing tearful tales of working for losing election campaigns http://t.co/UXiGlIjew1
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 30, 2014
…but there’s actually a life lesson here.
In what is believed to be the only college program of its kind, the undergraduates in the Campaign Semester course [at Occidental College] spent at least 2 1/2 months, often seven days a week, 12 hours a day, working on behalf of [exclusively Democratic] candidates in contested states [which were not in fact really contested, apparently].
Sorry for all the additional text there, but I’m trying to cut down on how much I quote. Anyway, again, there’s a life lesson here. To wit: you cannot get things by simply wanting them hard enough, and the physical universe is indifferent to your tears. It apparently costs $30K to teach these particular children of privilege something that the rest of us learned by the age of ten, but look on the bright side: at least they learned something. And it even technically was at school! That’s an achievement, these days.
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Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: If I was teaching the course I personally would have made them all work for Republicans who were widely expected to lose, just to give these kids a properly mind-warping (in the good way) educational experience. With a if they toss you from the campaign, you flunk restriction. Mind you, a bunch of the aforementioned expected-to-lose Republicans won anyway, which might dilute that particular message…