The “I Hate Republicans” Professor receives support for her statement. The support is coming from the chair of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan. Read the whole story by Samantha Audia of the College Fix.

The chair of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan defended the professor who declared in a recent opinion column “I hate Republicans,” saying in an email to The College Fix that he believes the scholar’s op-ed does not necessarily indicate that she acts with malice toward Republican students, nor will her words create a chilling effect for conservatives on campus.

“I do believe that it is often important for professors to remain publicly neutral on political issues in order to maintain credibility with their students,” student Trevor Dolan, chair of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan, told The Fix about Professor Susan Douglas’ controversial column. “However, I do not believe that her having written this article is an indication of her professionalism in the classroom.”

Dolan said while the column may have some impact on Douglas’ future classes, her beliefs are not an example of widespread bias against conservatives among faculty at the University of Michigan, nor should they negatively affect Republican students on campus in general.

“I think that this article may cause division within Professor Douglas’ classes, but I don’t believe that it is an indication of a larger problem at the University of Michigan,” Dolan said. “Consequently, I don’t believe it will have a significant impact on campus life for Republican students outside of their interactions with Professor Douglas.”

In mid-December, Douglas – the chair of the college’s Communication Studies department – wrote an opinion column for In These Times in which she declared:

“I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.’ ”

Douglas’ column, titled “We Can’t All Just Get Along,” attempted to characterize the recent polarization between Republicans and Democrats, and ultimately singled out members of the American political right as the source of the nation’s political chasm.