[WATCH] Michigan State professor claims Republicans “raped this country”

Michigan State UniversityIn yet another example of liberal bias on college campuses, a professor at Michigan State University was caught bashing Republicans and former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

William Penn, a tenured professor who teaches in the creative writing program at Michigan State, spent roughly 10 minutes berating Republicans while speaking before an English class at the university, Campus Reform reported. A student secretly recorded the professor and further revealed damning evidence of liberal bias on college campuses after Penn claimed Republicans have “raped this country.”

“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all those old people with all the dead skin cells washing off them,” Penn said, referencing the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. “They’re cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”

Penn continued, addressing the debates surrounding voter ID laws in North Carolina and South Carolina and claiming Republicans are “a bunch of dead white people” trying to keep African-Americans from voting.

“I am a college professor. If I find out you are a closest racist, I am coming after you. Okay. This country still is full of closet racists. What do you think if going on in South Carolina and North Carolina — voter suppression. It’s about getting black people not to vote,” Penn said. “Why? Because black people tend to vote Democratic. So why would Republicans want to do it? Because Republicans are not a majority in this country anymore. They are a bunch of dead white people or dying white people.”

But Penn took his rant even further, lambasting former Republican Presidential Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.

“…Ann Romney, a first lady?” the professor said. He continued, expressing utter disgust at the thought of being married to her.

Though Penn reassured his students he wasn’t trying to offend them — at least inside the classroom — his efforts raised some concern from Michigan State officials.

“At MSU it is important the classroom environment is conducive to a free exchange of ideas and is respectful of the opinions of others,” Kent Cassella,an MSU spokesman told Campus Reform.

University officials said they would investigate the matter and announced today Penn had been suspended, Campus Reform reported.

“On Aug. 29, during your Literatures, Cultures, Identities course, Professor William Penn made comments he has acknowledged were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment.

Once MSU was made aware of the situation, the Office of the Provost immediately began a review. As a result, Penn’s duties have been reassigned, and he will not be teaching this semester. A new instructor is being assigned to your course,” Dean of the College of Arts and Letters Karen Wurst wrote in an email to students, according to Campus Reform.

Watch Penn’s comments below.

This piece has been updated to include new information.

Comments

Polititainment

'SNL' remakes Schoolhouse Rock
“Saturday Night Live” hit today’s political process right on the nose during the show’s cold open. Spoofing Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill,” Kenan Thompson as the bill tried to explain how he becomes a law. But before he can make his way  to President Obama’s desk to be officially signed into law, Obama beats him […]
Foxx talks dancing with Christie, McCain
Who could possibly forget this epic photo? Late night host Jimmy Kimmel certainly hadn’t, so when he had the chance to interview actor Jamie Foxx Wednesday night, he simply had to get the back story. Foxx has been the host of this annual charity event for several years. “What’s interesting is that every year that […]
Jon Stewart on Christie's 'pig problem'

Jon Stewart got into Chris Christie’s “pig problem”—which wasn’t quite what Stewart thought it was at first.

Rogen: 'Amazing' to smoke in White House

Seth Rogen told The Hill in a recent interview that he believes he is now on a "list" of individuals banned on from President Obama's residence because of his recent tweet expressing his desire to smoke marijuana in the White House.

Kimmel's insightful e-card rant

Kimmel's broadside against e-cards raises an interesting point about the way Democrats have encouraged their followers to pass along birthday well-wishes to their party's elected officials and leaders.

White House

Obama defends his flip-flop on immigration executive action
President Obama may have denounced the very executive action on immigration he ended up taking  more than 20 times in his presidency, but that’s not stopping him from ardently defending his actions. Obama appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and host George Stephanopoulos grilled the president about his the contradictions in his words and actions. “You […]
Obama: Voters want ‘new car smell’ in 2016, Hillary would be ‘great president’
President Obama still has two years left in office, but with the GOP overhaul in the midterms and his waning popularity, most people are already looking to 2016. Including, it seems, Obama himself. He said the best part of running for president after a two-term president is that “you can stake out your own positions” […]
Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

After multiple hacks, the federal government’s cybersecurity plan remains on hold

The federal government is not having the best time with cybersecurity of late.

Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday

President Obama announced Wednesday afternoon that he will unveil his unilateral plan for immigration reform to the nation in a primetime address Thursday.

Congress

Sen. Graham: Benghazi report 'full of crap'
Despite a new House Intelligence Committee report clearing the Obama administration of wrongdoing in its response to the Benghazi attack, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is not backing down. “I think the report is full of crap,” Graham said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He said that the report did not take into account the members […]
Cruz proposes new way to fight 'Obama's amnesty'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) talked with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace and outlined his new plan to push back on President Obama against his executive order on immigration. Cruz referenced Saturday Night Live’s sketch about the executive order and said no one has put it better. He feels Obama’s action has effectively […]
Missing Lois Lerner emails may have been recovered
Some 30,000 of former Internal Revenue Service director Lois Lerner’s missing emails have been recovered, according to senators leading the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and the committee’s top Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) told reporters Friday that the Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is working […]
Rep. Bachmann finds the smoke-filled rooms of DC
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann may be on her way out of Washington, but that didn’t stop her from finally finding her way to the often criticized smoke-filled rooms of DC. On Wednesday, the Congresswoman seemed to be enjoying her a last bit of recess down time with a cigar and a perfectly appropriate tweet. After […]
Rand suggests a wardrobe change for 'King' Obama
Sen. Rand Paul (R- Ky.) took to Facebook to suggest an Obama wardrobe change following the president’s comments that he will use the executive branch to push his immigration agenda. Post by Rand Paul. “This isn’t about immigration reform. This is about his usurping of power that the Constitution didn’t give him,” Paul said in an interview […]