If you follow the logic of today’s leftists, Barack Obama really has no business being the commencement speaker at UC Irvine or any other college for that matter. Don’t the left’s rules apply to them too?

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon writes.

UC Irvine Should Immediately Rescind Its Invitation to 2014 Commencement Speaker (and War Criminal) Barack Obama

On March 20 the University of California, Irvine, announced that Barack Obama will give the commence address to its class of 2014.

This is deeply disturbing, and anyone—or any university—who values ethics should be concerned.

Why is this? Because he was part of the failed Obama administration? Because he is a Democrat and we should hate Democrats?

No. This is not an issue of partisanship. It makes sense that UC Irvine would want an accomplished, high-level, well-connected individual as their commencement speaker. There is no doubt that Barack Obama is an extremely brilliant and accomplished man, having obtained his first Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 48.

Choosing Barack Obama for UC Irvine’s commencement speaker is problematic on a number of deeper levels, and invites serious concerns about Chancellor Michael V. Drake and the senior leadership at UC Irvine’s commitment to freedom, openness, and ethics. When a university quite literally has access to our children’s vulnerable minds, ethics become more than a fun thought experiment.


In 2008, he was a top recipient of political donations from the Wall Street corporations responsible for the Great Recession.

He has failed to lead in the fight for campaign finance reform

In 2008, Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate in history to reject public financing for his campaign. Four years later, he flip-flopped by embracing secretive dark-money groups. He also broke another campaign pledge by secretly attending a Super PAC fundraiser following his abysmal debate performance in Denver.

He has dramatically expanded the George W. Bush administration’s drone warfare program

Unmanned drone strikes have increased rapidly under the Obama administration, killing at least 2,400 people over the last five years. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that as many as 951 civilians, including 200 children, have been killed by Obama drone strikes in Pakistan alone. Obama has authorized the assassination of multiple U.S. citizens via drone strike.

There’s much more at the link below.