Universities Coddling Crybaby Students After Clinton Loss

Hey America! Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election fair and square and if you don’t like it, get over it and grow up. Quit throwing temper tantrums and crying like spoiled two-year-olds!

What would all of these poor sad shocked young Democrats have done had tens of thousands of us older more conservative and responsible adults, left our jobs and marched through the streets in protest over Barack Obama’s win in 2008 or 2012? I’m sure they would have called us poor losers and told us to get over it.

No one coddled to our disappointment nor did any of our bosses give us any special or preferential treatment because we were disappointed. I don’t recall hearing anything about councilors being made available to all of us who were so heartbroken when Obama won.

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Yet, this is exactly what a number of universities are doing to help soothe their immature students. They are coddling the poor students who are so upset and throwing temper tantrums because Hillary lost the election.

One Yale economics professor decided to coddle his students who were so upset over Hillary’s loss that he decided to make the midterm exam optional. I remember a classmate of mine who woke up the morning on our midterm exam in geology to find that someone stole his motorcycle. He was devastated and very distracted, but our professor told him that’s life and take the exam. Ben failed the exam, due to his bike being stolen, but he understood the profs position and took the midterm.

The Yale economics professor sent an email to students that was posted on Twitter by Yale Daily News editor Jon Victor. The email stated:

“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns. (Although as I wrote this the election has not been called.) The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. Therefore, I am making the exam optional.”

Guess what, when Bill Clinton won the election in 1992 and 2000, I feared for my family and all of our future. I feared for our nation and I was partially justified in my fear because it was Bill Clinton that caused the economic recession that many blame George W. Bush for.

When Obama won re-election in 2012, I again feared for my family, our nation and our future because I saw how anti-Christian and anti-American Obama was in his first 4 years. I feared he would completely destroy America and begin open persecution of Christians. To some extent, he did both.

But I didn’t take to the streets in protest and stamp my feet, cry and throw a temper tantrum like a 2-year-old. I prayed for my family and our nation and worked to help promote conservatives and Christians to get elected so they WOULD help change America.

Kirsten Elizabeth, Community Advisor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, posted on Facebook:

“Today during my office hours, 4PM to 7PM, I will be bringing my personal coloring books, crayons, markers and colored pencils for anyone to use in order to de-stress and relax from the election results.”

“Please do not hesitate to reach for help, whether it is to me, the rest of the Community Advisor and Residential Life University Apartment staff, the Counseling Center, the Helping Center, your friends and family or your professors. None of you are alone.”

Another report in the Wall Street Journal stated that Tufts University and the University of Kansas was also coddling disappointed students:

“At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday. …”

“‘People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,’ said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. ‘A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.’”

“There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.”

At prestigious Cornell University, students are being offered chalk and hot chocolate to help them get over their disappointment in Hillary’s defeat. The Cornell Daily Sun posted a video of the poor upset students on Facebook, but I love some of the comments that people posted to the coddling of the disappointed students:

Pete Giordano commented: “That’s right, sit around a cry like a bunch of little babies. Life dealt you something you don’t like. Get used to it, KIDS!”

Vinny Lopes commented: “Typical college students, no idea how the world works outside of their textbooks.”

Damion Medina commented: “so apparently how show how strong you are is to cry like a baby and not do anything, i dont care for trump but i still feel like this generation is becoming less and less able to take care of themselves.”

Mark Townsend commented: “No the ‘majority of Americans’ voted for your new President. The demos has spoken. Move on.”

David Armstrong commented: “We’re gonna sit in circles and do drawing and colouring in, because everything else is just too hard right now!”

Van Altis commented: “If you guys cry every time politics don’t go your way, you’re going to be crying forever.”

Robert M. Cain commented: “Something I’d expect to see outside a preschool after the class hampster just died.”

Torey Sweet commented: “Wow. If my parents had raised me to believe that publicly crying over something I disagree with was going to make a change, I hope that someone would slap some sense into me. This is the most dramatic and ridiculous thing I’ve seen on (an extremely dramatic and ridiculous) Facebook all day. Get over yourselves. Jeez”

Katy Weber Decker commented: “These cry babies are the future of our country…..that TERRIFIES me!”

Alex Russo commented: “72 years ago your peers were storming the beaches of Normandy and 100 they were about to face battle hardened German soldiers in the Argonne, but sure, play with chalks…”

I agree with most of these comments. It is terrifying to think that these whining crybabies are the future of our nation. What’s going to happen to them once they get out of college? Are they going to take to the streets, drink hot chocolate and draw with chalk and crayons every time they don’t get their way? I see a ton of failed marriages and short lived jobs.

As I posted yesterday, a definite sign of a generation of failed parenting and a defective educational system!


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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