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“President Obama is a Snob,” According to Santorum

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Saturday morning, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum once again attacked President Barack Obama on wanting students to go to college, calling the president a “snob” on the campaign trail in Troy, Michigan.

“Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college… he wants to remake you in his image.”

Let me get this straight, Santorum… if our children go to college, you are saying that they will all turn into a million mini-Obama’s? And you think Obama is a snob for only wanting a better life for our children? Are you smoking wacky-weed?

“I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his [Obama’s].”

WTF? Is your wacky-weed laced with PCP? What in the world do you mean by this? Can anyone explain this to me? Seriously, anyone? How is creating jobs going to “remake” (?) children into their parents’ images? I am just not understanding this. What is sad is that the crowd then applauds. So typical of followers. They don’t ask. They don’t question. They just assume the words being said by their “leader” are true, even if they have no clue as to what was just said, and simply follow along like good little sheeple.

Oh, and create jobs? What? Are you actually talking about something which is on the majority of Americans minds? And not about how you are going to make sure that our society regresses and puts women back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant – they obviously tried using aspirin between their knees for birth control.


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Humans have a very unique gift unlike no other creature or organism on this earth… we have the unlimited ability to learn. This is a gift which everyone should embrace. No, college is not for everyone. In Santorum’s case, however, he is sounding a bit more like Mitt Romney and wanting society to “dumb down” so our country is full of “grunt” workers all being paid slave labor wages. Flipping burgers. Cleaning streets. Custodial work. Shining shoes. Cleaning dog poo-poo off of cars from the dog being driven across country in a dog carrier on top of the car.

As I previously mentioned, college is not for everyone, and only oneself can decide what they feel is in their best interest. However, everyone should be encouraged and supported should the decision be made to attend college, and not be accused of becoming a mini-Obama purely due to their own desire for a higher education. Although, I will say, Obama is one highly intelligent man and a much better and wiser person to look up to than Santorum, for sure. Or Mitt. Or Newt…. and so on and so on.

Wacky-weed. I’m telling ya… Santorum is smoking some really bad shit.

31 Comments »

  1. I saw that video yesterday and observed him very closely. This was not a planned speech. There were too many pauses and I could see his confusion. It was only when the applause came that he kept talking, putting that proverbial foot in his mouth. Can you believe there’s a male version of Palin on the political arena? And so soon. We haven’t even had a break from her yet. Imagine the conversation between these two. George W. is shaking his head…

  2. Reblogged this on Dots Of Color and commented:
    I just saw Santorum trying to defend his comments about this on the ABC show This Week. Went really poorly in my opinion. Obama wants everyone to partake in at least one year of higher education. Love to here Santorum sound off on this. If he does not see the value in higher education while we are now facing the competition of educated workers from all the other countries in the world. Your not competing for a job just with Americans your competing globally and higher education can only help that cause. As far as getting a higher education. Well, that is a whole other topic. The higher education establishment is raping America at the moment. In the meantime. All Americans have to be a viable resource and have a high school diploma just doesn’t cut it anymore. So Santorum is smoking something wacky! Good post and I enjoyed it!

    • Thanks! Yeah, our higher education system has gotten out of control and is really starting to evolve into something only for the elite. I had not realized how much tuition had gone up since I went to college until I spoke to some local college students last fall. I graduated college debt free. Tuition, when I started, was just under $800. I paid as I went. Now, it is not unusual for a student to graduate already six-figures in debt. That is ridiculous.

      But, yeah… Santorum only added to his list of stupid things he’s said on this one.

      • I have done some research and from what I have found there is no actual justification for text books to be as high as they are except greed. I know that based on my research many people just can’t afford the cost of the books on top of the tuition fees. Also tuition fees are inflated because of poor handling of the money from the administration side. I have a hard time believing that the sports programs supported by majors universities need that huge revenue stream compared to what the arts and sciences programs get. Sports were important decades ago but the Arts and Sciences had a place too and it wasn’t in the back seat or the trunk like today. How can someone consider higher education when you can’t pay back the debt? Good dialog! 🙂 Thanks for posting.

  3. Are you kidding me? This man is on crack, not simply pot laced with PCP. And those who applauded him are nothing but sheep who really don’t know their own minds.

  4. Perhaps Santorum should have read this before he showed his ignorance publicly!

    “I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness…Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [tyranny, oppression, etc.] and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”
    ~Thomas Jefferson 1786 August 13. (to George Wythe)

  5. I saw Santorum trying to defend these remarks on one of this morning’s talk shows. The more he talked, the worse it got. He made it sound like Obama wants to force everyone to go to college. And colleges being notoriously liberal, those people would then be “indoctinated” into the liberal way of thinking, including losing their religion. He also seemed to think that by having more kids not go to college, we would have more blue collar jobs. The man is … not normal.

  6. One of my favorite all time quotes is a George Carlin. He said,(and I’m paraphrasing). “tThink about how stupid the “average” American is and then consider that at least 50% of the rest are stupidier than that”. Amen, and it also explains Rick Santorum’s appeal.
    PKC

    • No, he won’t. I hate to be “cocky” and jinx it, but I honestly deep down inside do not believe he’ll be elected. He may win the GOP candidacy, but no way against Obama. I am finally seeing long time Republicans admitting they’d vote for Obama before any of the GOP’ers running this year.

  7. HIs appearance on Meet The Press yesterday was quite hilarious. His statements about how he differs from Obama on education muddled his position and statements. He basically came out, said that he disagrees with Obama, then agreed with every point Obama made about education. Then, when David Gregory asked about Santorum’s children, Santorum got very defensive, as if his children’s education was not relavent, when he was talking about education.

    If you missed it, the biggest area where Santorum showed the same hostility and disdain for people occurred after the statements on education. David Gregory asked about Santorum supporting a bailout for the steel industry, and Santorum went ballistic. While Santorum maintains that he was for enforcing the rules in place, he did vote for a cash infusion to help drive down US steel prices during the period when China was flooding the markets. Imposing the tariffs Santorum wanted would have violated many of the Free-Trade agreements with China, that Santorum also voted in favor for.

    It was absolutely brilliant seeing Santorum turn into just another person defending a position they couldn’t defend, and just screaming nonsense at the person who asked the question. It was eerily similar to his town hall meetings in New Hampshire back in January, after his win in Iowa.

  8. Rick Santorum is a gift… to Barack Obama and the Democratic party, and progressives everywhere! Just keep him taking… please keep him talking for as long as possible, because the GOP right wing agenda gets weaker every time this guy opens his mouth. I’ve never seen anything like him in all my political life. He’s almost single handedly brought the women’s movement back to life, and ready to mobilize for a fight after years of apathetic slumber and taking for granted rights fought hard for and won by previous generations.
    He’s angered leaders of the Episcopal Church as well as other mainstream Protestant denominations, by saying that they have been lost to Satan. (yes, he really said that) In a rant about a speech made by John F Kennedy, Santorum came out and all but shouted that he does not believe in separation of church and state; a principle this country was founded on and written into the US Constitution. The brighter the national spot light shines on this guy, the more the vast majority of moderate Americans are going to be angered and alienated by him, and by those who support him.
    He’s a one man walking talking nightmare for the GOP, and I’m starting to really enjoy watching this show!

    • He’s insane. And yes, he is helping Obama for sure. I just shake my head, though, because he is instigating a few other politickun’s to think along the same line… like that damn transvaginal wand in VA.

      • The only reason that Santorum has any political viability is because of the recent successes of the Tea Party, which encouraged far right religious and social conservatives to be more aggressively active. Although this has been a turn for the worse in America, like Santorum, the more national exposure the far right gets, especially the religious and social conservative movement, the more dangerously out of touch they seem to the rest of nation’s political ideology – a majority of which is far more moderate than the far right wing nuts are. And all that transvaginal wand really accomplished, was to piss off even more women and alienate them away from the GOP, both in VA and in the rest of the country.

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