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Millikin University > Alumni & Friends > Stay Connected > Out of The Blue > Posts > Senator Durbin speaks to the Millikin community.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited campus Thursday, May 3, to discuss his opposition of a proposed student loan rate hike that would nearly double the minimum interest rate on Stafford loans. Two Millikin students shared the podium with Durbin to tell their personal stories.

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Why Durbin

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I question the wisdom of having an extreme liberal like Senator Durbin on Millikin’s campus. I surely will not be in attendance. Nothing out of Durbin’s mouth interests me!
Guest at 5/15/2012 11:55 AM

On Playing the Patsy

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I don't have any difficulty with having Senator Durbin on campus; he is a U.S. Senator from Illinois and the majority leader of the Senate.

He is also, however, a hostile and vicious person who will, without a moment's hesitation, vilify political opponents meritlessly and mercilessly. The description here suggests that Millikin didn't simply allow a speaker or a speech, it participated in and played patsy to Durbin's self-serving political hackery.  It's a bit hard to endorse the University's decision to participate in a liberal/left dog-and-pony show that is purely, absolutely, manipulatively political.

To paraphrase the First Lady, I've never been ashamed of my alma mater before.

Paul Ground, '70
Guest at 5/16/2012 6:25 PM

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