Obama, Biden Will Boycott Colleges with Bad Sexual Assault Records

Does the White House know what the Education Department is doing?

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The Obama administration has announced new sanctions against universities that fail to address sexual assault in the manner dictated by the federal government: no visits from President Obama, Vice President Biden, or other Cabinet members.

That's according to White House officials, who say a college's "insufficient seriousness" toward rape on campus will now be disqualifying. The Washington Post reports:

According to White House officials, top members of the administration — including the president, the vice president, their wives and members of the Cabinet — will not visit institutions whose leaders they consider insufficiently serious about pursuing sexual-assault allegations and punishing perpetrators. Biden said in an interview that he would like the federal government to "take away their money" if a college or university fails to change its ways.

As the administration nears its end, the urgency of some proposals has dissipated, but the focus on campus sexual misconduct has intensified: "Now's the time to put the pedal to the metal," Biden said.

It isn't explained what criteria the White House will use to determine whether specific universities are doing enough. If it relies on the Education Department's guidance, hundreds of campuses would be subject to the boycott. The Office for Civil Rights is currently investigating more than 200 colleges for failing to discipline accused rapists. Of course, OCR is also forcing colleges to adopt policies that violate the due process rights.

Is the president aware of the illiberal steps his Education Department is taking to address the campus sexual assault problem? Is he at least aware of the controversy? Does he know that OCR has overstepped its bounds, provoking lawsuits? I honesty have no idea.

In any case, Biden should be happy to know that the federal government has already threatened to deny federal funding to educational institutions that give insufficient attention to sexual assault.

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  1. Is this a promise?

    1. STEVE SMITH CAN PROVIDE OBAMA AND BIDEN SHIELDING. CALL NOW FOR HELP!

    2. Only for next semester unfortunately.

    3. I fail to see the downside.

      1. So I can sign you up for the TrueKote? then?

        /Fargo

  2. Does the White House know what the Education Department is doing?

    Has CNN done a feature on it? If not, then no.

    1. Why the New York Times

  3. “no visits from President Obama, Vice President Biden, or other Cabinet members”

    This is supposed to be a punishment?

    Not having to endure a visit by those idiots is a reward – not a punishment.

    1. If only it could be extended to all federal employees, especially those in the Dept of Education.

    2. Yeah. They should only visit places with bad sex assault records.

      Even if you like those assholes, a presidential visit is a huge pain in the ass for everyone.

    3. Speaking as someone who works with the university IT networking team that has to set one of these visits up, it’s definitely a reward. Especially with the usual four days notice we characteristically get.

      1. On the other hand, you would miss out on some valuable shotgun handling tips from Biden.

  4. “Is the president aware…I honesty have no idea.”

    Oh, please, even by the lenient “I have to read it in the newspaper to know about it standard,” there’s been enough publicity to make him aware.

  5. If only someone would tell comrade Stalin the crimes that are being committed in his name!

    1. +1 The Boss is too good and kind.

  6. Please don’t throw me in that briar patch

    1. Wow. Racist.

      1. zip-a-dee-doo-dah

        1. There will come a time that someone will say “If you remember The Song of The South, you’re very old”.

          1. It’s the truth, it’s actual

  7. RE: Obama, Biden Will Boycott Colleges with Bad Sexual Assault Records
    Does the White House know what the Education Department is doing?

    Dear Leader and Dear Leader Junior does not need to know what the Education Department is doing.
    They only need to know the bureaucrats in that wonderful and prudent government entity provides for them and their political party.
    It is not wise to have Dear Leader to accept responsibility.
    That is reserved for the little people only.

  8. Today, the prosecutor told my brother that for ‘resisting an officer with violence’ (there was no violence – officer claimed he tensed up and then proceeded to throw him while cuffed and slam him into the pavement fucking him up pretty good) and a misdemeanor probation violation (drinking while on probation) will do more time than the Secretary of State will despite her extreme ‘recklessness.’ They offered him 18 months state probation or 1 year in jail. They wouldn’t take it down to a misdemeanor not based on the content of the case, but because he was already on probation.

    None of this is surprising. It’s all basically what I expected. But I doubt I’m the only American who will be asking themselves – hey, why bother with this whole law thing? I mean, besides the fact that they have overwhelming force on their side.

    1. Libertarian Moment. Things have never been better.

    2. I mean, besides the fact that they have the illusion of overwhelming force on their side.

      If the Clintons declared war on the American people tomorrow (or on Jan. 21st), I doubt the majority of any force would be in their corner. Trump… maybe.

      1. The Clintons aren’t declaring war. They are just going to continue to leach off the system without repercussions of any kind. They have taken your tax dollars and made a fortune off it.

        1. They’ll be conducting warfare for sure. Just not directly against you with violent force. They’ll just continue their assault on the rule of law and the constitution. Once they’ve removed the 2nd amendment and the first, then the violence will start. Progs who find themselves a victim of this will be in total shock.

        2. True. I should have said ‘perception of force’.

    3. Yeah, the rule of law is dying. Like you said, the only reason for anyone to respect it anymore is out of fear for their life and what little bit of freedom we have left.

      1. The rule of law is dead. The federal register is over 80,000 pages. Compliance is impossible.

  9. Biden said in an interview that he would like the federal government to “take away their money” if a college or university fails to change its ways.

    Not the ideal way I wanted to see the college bubble burst, but I’ll take it.

    1. I don’t think that’s how such things work…if there’s a credible threat to federal aid, the colleges will respond by doing whatever is necessary to keep their snouts in the trough. If that means chemical castration of all male students, they’ll do it unless stopped by a lawsuit.

  10. Has Biden received affirmative consent from all the urchins he’s groped?

    1. Biden, a goodfulthinker, does not need consent.

  11. So to be clear, all I have to do is go out and get raping and I can avoid listening to a Barack Obama speech?

    I feel like there may be some perverse incentives implicit in this policy.

    1. Tell me about it, buddy!

      *two thumbs*

      /Bill Clinton

    2. No need to rape, consensual sex while even modestly intoxicated will suffice.

      Wouldn’t it be awesome if GOP-oriented collegiate women’s organizations started filing rape allegations en masse? Presumably a few could be plied to file some allegations on behalf of all the libertarian-oriented collegiate organizations that have no women members.

  12. Nearly every college and university has been run entirely by far-left liberals for the last 40 years.

    1. You’re not supposed to mention that part.

    2. And this is the thanks they get, right?

    3. Mmm, try the last 120 years. Remember how they treated von Mises.

    4. I’ve long thought this is why the Russians became so good at math.

      If all the smartest people went to the area of the university that was the least influenced by politics, then the smartest people must have flooded the math departments.

      Is there a revolutionary or communist mathematics? I don’t think so.

      One of my math professors in college was a dissident who had fled, but it presumably wasn’t because of his math.

      When they were talking about the “internal politics of the math department”, they were usually talking about who got into the tenure track for ass-kissing, for being a hot chick, etc. Not whether you taught math from a Marxist perspective.

      1. I read a Soviet textbook on the philosophy of mathematics. No communist bullshit was mentioned there, even in the introduction. Btw, it was a very good book.

      2. Is there a revolutionary or communist mathematics? I don’t think so.

        Someone has never read Zamyatin.

      3. Is there a revolutionary or communist mathematics? I don’t think so.

        Statistics is pretty fucking revolutionary and/or communist and there’s plenty of FUD-math hokum (New Math, STEM, etc.) around.

      4. If Russians are so good at math, please explain how the Soviet Union ever came into being.

        1. Rigorous proofs grow out of the barrel of a gun.

  13. I’d like to start avoiding businesses that are in any way associated with Joe Biden.

    Is there like a website? Should I start one?

    DivestJoeBiden.com!

    1. I think that just redirects to Amtrak.

      1. It used to include Pontiac, but that got dissolved when GM went belly up.

    1. I’ve got one in five fingers for you.

      1. “Hold its motherfucking digit!”

    2. Five to one, baby
      One in five
      No one here gets
      out alive
      You get yours, baby
      I’ll get mine

      Eh, that’s probably not what Morrison was singing about.

      1. Morrison had a lock on made up rape stats of the future.

      2. 5 to 1 actually is a 1 out of 6 chance… /horse gambler making a line.

  14. “All you rape victims….stand up! God love ya…..”

  15. no visits from President Obama

    I mean, maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking this might be giving the exact opposite incentive of what they’re thinking.

    1. I am really sorry that your sexist and line-crossing treatment of me could help fuel aggressive racism.

      Stockholm Syndrome

      1. And by reporting it at all, isn’t she encouraging sexism against men?

  16. Is the president aware of the illiberal steps his Education Department is taking to address the campus sexual assault problem? Is he at least aware of the controversy? Does he know that OCR has overstepped its bounds, provoking lawsuits? I honesty have no idea.

    Catherine Lhamon visits the white house 50+ times, Emily Renda invited to speak to Obama’s “White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault”, FOIA requests for communications between Dept of Ed and the White House are being refused….

    ….and Robby has no idea. Its a total mystery.

    1. Is it being refused in the name of national security? What’s the pretext there?

      *is too lazy and indifferent to even click the link to see if there is a bullshit explanation*

      1. i don’t know. “advice and counsel” doesn’t apply to entire agencies last i checked.

    2. Is the president aware of the illiberal steps

      Why would a leftist be concerned about doing things that are illiberal? They’re not liberals. Can we just get rid of that myth once and for all?

    3. You’re assuming he was listening to a word they said when they visited the WH. He was probably too busy thinking about his next round of golf to care.

  17. “Obama, Biden Will Boycott Colleges with Bad Sexual Assault Records”

    How do they pick which ones have the worst records? What do they go by–Playboy’s annual Party School List?

    Nah, going by that would be insufficiently arbitrary.

    1. “Worst record” == “Not enough males expelled”

  18. Is the White House voicing its displeasure at Georgetown, Dartmouth, and Bob Jones’s failure to rape visiting cabinet members?

    1. COME VISIT STEVE SMITH UNIVERSITY!

  19. no visits from President Obama, Vice President Biden, or other Cabinet members.

    Oh, horror

  20. OT: Hillary Clinton’s Press Office Once Made the Sex of Chelsea’s Cat Classified Information. So nobody can say she doesn’t handle classified information well!

  21. Alt-Text: “What? So like not even butt stuff?”

    1. “So we’re only visiting colleges where the girls are easy or at least don’t complain?”

      1. “Anybody else smell nachos?”

        1. “Did the Secret Service just tow my Trans Am?”

  22. Does this mean the President’s daughter will be going to Bob Jones U?

  23. Another one of Obama’s empty threats. They’ve crossed a red line. Britain is going to the back of the trade line. Blah blah blah.

  24. Well, I have to disagree with all this negativity. If a college’s leadership covers up, for years, what a popular, winning assistant football coach is doing in the showers, why should POTUS reward them with a visit?

    What do you mean that’s not what the president’s talking about?

    1. Well, I have to disagree that a visit from the President is some sort of “reward”.

  25. Wait a minute, is this supposed to provide an incentive for something?

  26. I guess Creepy Uncle Joe wants fresh meat for his back rubs, not goods that somebody else already damaged.

  27. Does the White House know what the Education Department is doing?

    It’s not like it’s the president’s job to know what the various departments of the executive branch are doing.

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