College student bullied over a photo with Mike Pence

mckenzie deutsch facebook photo

McKenzie Deutsch Facebook photo

Remember, #LoveTrumpsHate!

From NY Post: A Scripps College student claims she’s being bullied for a photo that she posted of herself alongside Vice President Mike Pence — with some saying it “constitutes direct violence and oppression against marginalized groups.”

McKenzie Deutsch, an incoming junior at the private California women’s school, described the online harassment in a column for the Claremont Independent on Sunday.

“Shortly after posting the photo, I began receiving vicious comments and private messages accusing me of not caring about LGBTQ rights and attacking me for getting anywhere near the Vice-President,” she wrote. “Close friends and distant acquaintances alike lashed out in fury, subjecting me to lectures, rants, and name-calling — all while ignoring the photo’s plainly apolitical context.”

In the picture, Deutsch can be seen standing alongside Pence and Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers — whom she interned with this summer.

“A few weeks ago…I saw how personally my peers take politics upon sharing a photo of me standing with Vice-President Mike Pence and Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers,” Deutsch said. “Knowing my Facebook audience was politically diverse, I made no political comments. Instead, I shared my excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to intern for Rodgers — the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress — and to interact with such impactful and important people in my job. The photo should not have caused any trouble. But my Scripps College and Claremont peers begged to differ.”

Before sharing the image online, Deutsch said she had been worried about expressing her personal views “without being shunned” by her Scripps College classmates and professors alike. “So, I did not,” she said. “I kept my head down and did my best to avoid sparking controversy.”

Scripps has become infamous for its political correctness over the years, with several incidents occurring on campus.

In March 2016, a dean at the liberal arts school scolded students after one of their Mexican-American peers woke up to find “#trump2016” scrawled on a whiteboard that was hanging on her dorm room door.

“According to my peers, taking a photo with Vice-President Pence is anything but neutral,” Deutsch said. “In fact, it constitutes direct violence and oppression against marginalized groups.”

One of Deutsch’s biggest critics accused her of “ignoring the plights of marginalized people to achieve personal gain” — saying she was a person who “smiled with [their] oppressors.”

Another person chided her for standing next to someone who is “a threat to human rights everywhere.”

Others turned to mockery, inquiring: “Did you manage to ask him why he thinks women are second-class citizens?” and “How many LBGTQ folks do you need to help send to conversion therapy in exchange for reproductive rights from Pence?”

Then there were those who resorted to name-calling. “A classmate simply commented, ‘Bitch,’” Deutsch recalled. “Many others ‘liked’ these comments, endorsing this shameless harassment.”

In closing, Deutsch blasted her fellow students at Scripps — saying it’s important to engage with individuals “across the aisle.”

“How did we get to the point where taking a photo with someone is an act of violence?” she asks. “How will we ever be able to have adult conversations if no one is ever willing to listen to those who have opposing philosophies? How can we coexist when we write off our political opponents — as well as those who dare to take photos with them — as morally bankrupt?”

Deutsch added, “No one seems to remember what their teachers have taught them since Kindergarten: Be respectful of others. Apparently, when it comes to those with whom they disagree, many of my peers are only capable of disrespectful engagement…This is not as it should be. We need a genuine dialogue — now more than ever.”


15 responses to “College student bullied over a photo with Mike Pence

  1. Young lady, just consider the jealous whinning snowflakes attacking you WISHED they had a picture of them posing with a Congresswoman they had the HONOR of interning with AND the Vice President of the United States. Thy are the violent ones that are disrespecting all women including members of the oppressed marginalized groups(?) They want extra rights that most people will never have!

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  2. Ah, progressives… note the Trump 2016 shirt:

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  3. If the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath aren’t notable for anything else, they’ve opened our eyes to the true face of the Left.

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  4. There are Several modern-day forms of Enslavement, – Oppression, – Suppression, – Coersion, – Intimidation, – – even Taxation = are all forms of Slavery to another Master who wants & Demands your submission & obedience, or (legalized) Force will be used= like-it-or-Not…!!! “We the People” have rested too Long hoping for the Best.. There’s an Old Saying about do-nothing Hope.. ie = “Hope in One Hand, & Krapp in the Other Hand, and See which Hand fills first..!!” ie = Do-Nothing-Hope gets Us no-where.. Your turn for a “one-liner.”


  5. Bullying isn’t cool, but the lessons it teaches grade schoolers should stick with them throughout their life. Its unfortunate that these lessons are forgotten and even worse sometimes not learned. The bullies also learn when they get their asses kicked. The bullies who don’t learn will also get their just due.

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  6. Stephen T. McCarthy

    Millennials, they have been coddled and conditioned since the playpen, and now not one in a hundred knows anything true about anything. They are the robots they were brainwashed to be. I thank God that 2029 is just around the corner, because my patience has been worn utterly threadbare at this point.

    That newspaper photograph that “Anonymous” posted at the top of this thread — all I can say is, how come nothing like that ever happens to me?! Hell, I’m looking for it, inviting it often. I wear my two “Deplorable” T-shirts everywhere — to major downtown events, into seedy bars — just waiting for some SJW to touch me in some way. Because then it’s going to be LIGHT’S OUT for Mr. or Ms. SJW. (I may be a senior citizen now, but I’m not in bad shape and the Varsity Wrestling mindset is still alive and well within me.)

    But all I ever get are compliments and high-fives for my “Deplorable” T-shirts. All I’m asking for is just one Millennial to try to rip one of my shirts just one damn time? Am I really asking for so much?

    ~ D-FensDogG
    (link:] STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

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  7. More from McKenzie: The response to the Pence photo did not surprise Deutsch, who wrote about the experience in a column for the Claremont Independent. The column starts: “Mutual respect for those with right-leaning political beliefs is lost on liberal students at the Claremont Colleges.”

    The atmosphere at her university, she says, is so intolerant to diversity of thought that she strategically chooses her classes to avoid biased content and intolerance; she doesn’t want to be attacked if her views differ.

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  8. You bring up an interesting point. At SOME time,every bully starts something with someone they should have left alone,and gets served up a heaping helping of their own “medicine”,sometimes even MORE. STILL doesn’t make it “cool” though.

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  9. When will these pathetic snowflakes figure out everyone’s actions doesn’t have a thing to do with them. We all are allowed to live our lives and have our own thoughts and beliefs. It is time they get over themselves.

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  10. Even at the school where I teach, you can’t openly say that you voted for Trump, or that you support any of his or the Republican agendas…or even if you didn’t—try to defend anyone’s right to freedom of speech/expression. At a STAFF meeting, one of our teacher’s defended Trump…this was within days of the election..and another teacher stood up and screamed in pulbic at her, terrible things…and moved her seat in a huff….

    OF COURSE….the few of us who supported Trump, or at the very least support an indivudual’s right to vote as they see fit, or express an opinion…we thought this rude woman was a NUT CASE to do this FOR ANY REASON in public, in a non-poliitical PROFESSIONAL setting where we all WORK. But these who have Trump-derangement-syndrome have no boundaries…public OR private…they are functioning these days as flaming sociopaths, and, blinded by their own feelings of righteousness…will kill, banish, disenfranchise, scam, and burden by dark or illicit means…anyone who disagrees with them, holds an alternative view, or exercises their Constitutional rights in voting, in freedom of speech and religion, free press, commerce, and so much more.

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    • CalGirl:

      Even if the state you intend to move to, doesn’t tax pensions, the State of California will still go after the taxes on your California pension.

      Q. I am considering moving to a state with no state income tax upon retirement. Will California demand that I pay income taxes to it on my pension income even after I leave? –A.L.T.

      A. The completely legal and proper answer is yes. The state of California wants you to pay state income taxes on any pension you receive based on your employment while a resident here. In fact, if your pension comes from a California company, taxes may be withheld before you receive your check.

      The practical answer to your question, however, is: It depends. On what? The type of “income” you have after retirement and the state to which you move. Why? Despite California’s best efforts at taxing pensions earned here, there are still some ways of getting around what an increasing number of retirees see as a shameless way for the state to grab money.

      Here’s what some pensioners have done: Those able to take their pensions as lump sum distributions have transferred the funds to a savings institution out of state. By doing so, they put their funds beyond the easy reach of California authorities. To be on the safe side, some also take care not leave any assets or funds in institutions within California, where state authorities can attach them to satisfy tax obligations.

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