“Suck it up, buttercup!”
That is what a Iowa lawmaker is saying regarding these college students that are grief stricken by the loss of Hillary Clinton.
Republican state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann is looking to slash funding for public colleges spending money on grief counseling and other kid-glove treatment for students upset over last week’s presidential election results.
We have to keep in mind that these kids were brought up in the age of Obama. A freshman in college who is 18 now, was 10 when Obama was elected. They have lived in a bubble. They have attended middle school and high school in that backwards PC world. This is a hard dose of reality for them. They have never experienced a loss like this, and I think it is hilarious.
I grew up in the Clinton years. I have a different view, I have seen some of the best and worst, but these kids think the liberal world is the way to go. Well suck it up! Life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine.
Rep. Bobby Kaufmann says he will introduce a “suck it up, buttercup” bill in January when the Iowa State Legislature resumes, in a bid to fight back against campus coddling.
The bill would hit taxpayer-funded state universities with a budget cut for double the amount they spend on such election-related activities. Kaufmann emphasized that existing therapy and mental health services are not being targeted.
“I saw schools with rising, skyrocketing tuition costs where they are also finding money and expenditures for things such as cry rooms. I heard reports of rooms where you can play with Play-Doh, where you can color on books and talk about your feelings, and I was hearing reports of some schools that were bringing in ponies to be able get students through the election,” he told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
“And in life, when your car breaks down, your kids get sick or you have to take a second job to pay your mortgage, you don’t get to go to a cry zone, you don’t get to pet a pony, you have to deal with it,” he said.
Watch the full interview below.