[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](The Daily Caller) – Democratic and liberal commencement speakers outnumber Republican and conservative speakers at America’s most prestigious, most expensive colleges and universities by a ratio of more than 7-to-1 for the class of 2015.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]At America’s Ivy League bastions and at the rest of the fancypants schools atop the gold-standard U.S. News college rankings, 22 Democratic officeholders, Democratic political appointees and various Democratic hangers-on are slated to pontificate during commencement exercises.
The right side of the American political spectrum is represented by exactly three people this year. Three.
A Republican senator and a Republican former secretary of state will deliver commencement speeches at elite schools in coming weeks. There’s also nominally conservative cultural commentator David Brooks.
While Republican speakers have not been some hot ticket even when a Republican has been president, the current ascendancy of Democrat Barack Obama in the White House can explain part of the overwhelming preference for liberal commencement speakers.
Of this year’s 22 left-leaning speakers at top-flight schools, three are currently-serving Democratic politicians. Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at both Yale University and the United States Naval Academy. The University of Virginia will host Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel all the way across the country for Columbia University’s commencement.
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