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College Admissions Are Rigged in Favor of Prominent Democrats

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College Admissions Are Rigged in Favor of Prominent Democrats

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If you’ve ever watched Chris Cuomo on CNN, you may have wondered, How did this guy get a TV show? He can barely speak English. There are nights when Cuomo emits entire paragraphs that mean nothing at all, just pure gibberish. Cuomo went to Yale, which has famously high admissions standards. Is Cuomo a secret genius? Does he have some amazing talent that’s invisible on TV? Maybe he speaks flawless Urdu or has a deep grounding in particle physics. Actually, it turns out he has an even more impressive qualification: His father, Mario Cuomo, was the governor of New York. If you want to get into a top American college, the most effective credential of all is to have a parent who’s a well-known Democratic politician.

But don’t take our word for it. Ask Dante de Blasio, son of Bill de Blasio, the incompetent mayor of New York. There’s no evidence the younger de Blasio did remarkably well in high school. And yet, like Chris Cuomo, he somehow got into Yale. Once there, Dante de Blasio found himself surrounded by people just like himself: the thoroughly average children of other prominent liberals. That would include the offspring of at least three Democrats currently serving in the U.S. Senate: Michael Bennet, Amy Klobuchar and Sheldon Whitehouse. All of them sent kids to Yale. Their colleague Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, meanwhile, is one of a stunning number of Senate Democrats who’ve sent children to Harvard. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is a Harvard parent. So is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer sent both his kids to Harvard. Barack Obama sent one of his. So did former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The all-time record, though, must go to former Vice President Al Gore, who sent four. Imagine that: four kids in a row to Harvard. Andrew Cuomo (Chris’ brother), the sitting governor of New York, sent one of his kids to Harvard and the other two to Brown, another Ivy League university that your kids would struggle to get into. Brown is, as they say, “highly selective,” at least for the children of nonpoliticians.

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