Imagine if a college professor ever said of Barack Obama: “I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead.”
It would be the end of the egghead’s career for sure, tenure or no tenure. Especially if it happened here in Boston.
But instead, consider the case of the ancient Barry Bluestone, a longtime UMass “economist” now passing his dotage at something called, believe it or not, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.
You can’t make this stuff up. It’s on the campus of Northeastern University. They teach you how to pass the time when you’re on a broken-down Green Line train. It’s on the campus of Northeastern – turn left off Huntington Avenue when you see the Army tank.
At age 73, Barry Bluestone is a hack’s hack. He gives money to Hillary Clinton and JoJoJo Kennedy. And this is what he said about President Trump at a public lecture last week:
“Sometimes I want to just see him impeached other times, quite honestly – I hope there are no FBI agents here – I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead.”
Talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome. He’s spent his life with his snout buried deeply in the public trough, and now he’s having a Sixties flashback. He’s… bringing the war back home! To the People’s Republic of Cambridge, where he lives in a mansion when he’s not summering in… Truro.
What the hell does Bluestone have to be blue about. He works about as often as Santa Claus, but he thinks he’s a working-class hero. Hey, Barry, when you start the revolution in Harvard Square, don’t firebomb Sen. Warren’s favorite cheese shop. Power to the people, dude!
How much do you want to bet he’s got a bumper sticker on the back of his Prius – correction, Tesla, because he’s a one-percenter – that says “COEXIST.”
And a blue sign in his front yard that says “Hate Has No Home Here.”
Unless “Dr.” Bluestone is talking about the president of the United States.
Not only is Bluestone a deranged peddler of hate speech, he’s an idiot, worrying about the FBI. Doesn’t he know that until quite recently, the top frauds in the corrupt FBI were covertly trying to destroy Trump with Russian agitprop paid for by Hillary Clinton? Nah, he probably has no clue. But then, “Dr.” Bluestone doesn’t have a clue about a lot of things, first and foremost of which is working for a living.
Here’s the first old story I turned up with his name on it, from the days when another of his heroes, Deval Patrick, was driving Massachusetts into the ground:
“Economists to back bid by Patrick to raise tax.”
It was the state income tax, but hell, it could have been any tax. I found him in another clip, from 1997, on my own list of overpaid state hacks. He was making $103,785 – in 1997!
As Oscar Wilde used to say, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”
And those who can’t teach, teach at UMass. And now, apparently, at Northeastern.
Here’s another story about the doctor, from 2006, headlined “Patrick may tap top players for development.”
Two of the “top players”: Bluestone and then-Sen. Brian “Multiple Choice” Joyce, now indicted on federal bribery and money-laundering charges.
Speaking of the G-men, do you think the Secret Service will paying a visit to “Dr.” Bluestone? Nahhh, in modern academia, left-wing hate speech is a resume enhancer. Actually, wishing ill of Trump is a resume enhancer in a lot of places, including the aforementioned FBI, where one of the top agents describes Trump voters as “ignorant hillbillies” who smell bad at the local Walmart.
The hate is everywhere on the left. Here’s another headline from yesterday: “Deadspin Contributor Thinks College Conservative Students Should Be ‘Held Under Water Until They Stop Breathing.’”
What a difference a few years make. I’m so old I can remember when liberals cared about the FBI obstructing justice in an attempt to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of American citizens.
All Rush Limbaugh said was that he wanted Obama to “fail” and the “Dr.” Bluestones of the world tried to get him thrown off the airwaves. Asked about his vile hate speech, Bluestone sniffed merely that he “strongly opposes” assassination of the president. Then he went back to his AARP magazine while waiting for The Ride to take him to the Early Bird Special.
If you want to see how unhinged the non-working classes have become, check out the postings on the Globe message board about “Dr.” Bluestone:
“Kudos to professor Bluestone for saying out loud what a growing number of Americans, let alone people across the planet, fervently wish… It is at least comforting to know that the legal punishments for impeachment and conviction for high treason include the death penalty.”
(Do Hillary Clinton and all her friends in the FBI and the DOJ know this?)
“Bluestone for POTUS.”
“Would you have killed Hitler as a baby if you knew the future?”
Hey “Dr.” Bluestone – celebrate diversity!