A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president’s request to speak at UVA.

UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues – the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security, and because of university policy and their federal and state tax exempt status, they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate so as not to show favor for either candidate.

Seems an appropriate response to an anti-Constitutionalists President. Har!

  1. noname says:

    They where given a choice and said no, Ok; exactly why is this important to America’s state of affairs?

  2. noname says:

    Ummy, more bloggy Manufactured Controversy.

    Please Sir, can we have some more?

  3. noname says:

    Thanks for confirming and dispelling the prevailing myth, this blog respects and informs it’s readers and contributors.

    DU is really about the elites humor in pitting people against each other. Just like our new economy.

  4. orchidcup says:

    Were parties here divided merely by a greediness for office … to take a part with either would be unworthy of a reasonable or moral man.

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

  5. MikieV says:

    So the fact that it would be an enormous financial burden on the school, disruptive to its students, and open the door to having to do it -all- a 2nd time – for Romney – is somehow a slam against Obama?

    Because he asked to speak there, and should have known what a hardship it would be on the school, et al?

    • noname says:

      True, the rejection, is a blunder resultant of campaign arrogance and ignorance.

  6. msbpodcast says:

    they would have to take on the full cost of security

    I lived in Lynchburg, VA for a while. Jerry Falwell’s stomping grounds. Bunch of bigots…

    I’m sure that the alumni at UVA would have picked up the cost for a visit by a white, christian, rotten, low-down, lying, bast, uh, presidential candidate, but we don’t have any such critter this time around.

    Mittenz and Yo Mama can go suck each other off.

  7. Dallas says:

    I suppose this is the last time anyone would ever hear of the University of Virginia

  8. deowll says:

    It’s very simple. The Obama campaign tried to dump the cost of the Presidents rally onto the University and the University said no. They also didn’t want to have to do the same thing for the Romney as they did for Obama and the timing was bad.

    This is not really much of a story.

    • Publius says:

      >they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate

      Other my ass. There are more than two candidates.

      Fuck this school, up the ass

  9. Mextli: ABO says:

    I am surprised the students didn’t riot when the university would not provide a suitable place for the adoration of the Magi.

  10. Buzz Mega says:

    Still no word on that Apple/Samsung verdict…

  11. Dallas says:

    The important thing this week is that God is unhappy about the GOP convention.

    Too many hateful hypocrites and a cult leader is too much.

    • noname says:

      “God is unhappy” with the GOP convention may or may not be true, but I doubt “God is unhappy” or happy for that matter is that limited.

    • NewformatSux says:

      Actually, God bypassed the Republican convention. Looks like He is planning to hit the people who didn’t get the message with Katrina.
      The only people who hate the Republicans is the media who pretended they were in the path of the hurricane.

  12. NewformatSux says:

    UVa has no problem spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid handing over Michael Mann’s e-mails. They ca spend the money on a campaign stop.

    Why should classes be cancelled? They can still hold classes while the president is there. It is the stupid security requirements that are causing the problem, as well as the insensitivity of the leaders. In New York, people are being prevented from getting to their house because the president is in the area. Not just by car, but on foot as well, detained for half an hour or more.

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      Same as when VP Dick Cheney drove by thru Deland, Florida. State troopers and local cops stopped traffic for 45 minutes so his motorcade would have a clean shot down US 92.

  13. Publius says:

    >they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate

    Other my ass. There are more than two candidates.

    Fuck this school, up the ass

  14. Its all one giant con job and marketing scheme
    When criminals don’t have guns – politicians will still be around on the take

  15. The0ne says:

    I saw a black man today. It was shocking!

  16. ShotgunMo says:

    It’s not earth shattering that UVA has said no, based on teh financial burden. But i doubt they would have 4 years ago during all that Hope & Change nonsense. So to say its a complete non-story is a bit disingenuous.

  17. NewformatSux says:

    The university is living up to Mr Jefferson’s ideals.
    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  18. Mr Diesel says:

    Regardless of what you think it does have a serious impact on an educational institution when a political rally is held on campus, no matter which side has it. Nothing to see here, move along.

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