Huh?

I didn’t think Santorum could get more off track or alienate more people than he had with his crazy religious remarks. But now he outright calls people who want an education snobs?
I’ve said before that it’s pretty clear that the Republicans want an uniformed electorate. I just never thought they’d lose so much control over their party that they’d let rise a candidate who would say it so blatantly.
If his religious remarks offended 75% of the country, this will offend more than 90% of the country. His idiocy today may have handed Romney the MI primary tomorrow–of course Mitt isn’t doing himself any favors either (I have good friends who own NASCAR teams…he may as well just make his official campaign motto “Vote for Out of Touch Mitt!”) Maybe everyone will just stay home and not bother voting.

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4 Responses to Huh?

  1. Jim says:

    JP – His comment was, “President Obama has said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob,” Santorum said Saturday. “There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day, and put their skills to test, who aren’t taught by some liberal college professor (who) tries to indoctrinate them. I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.” The audacity is not about who WANTS to go to college, but labelling the offer as snobbery, especially all the effort Obama has placed in Community Colleges. The real “Huh?” is the audacious biblical reference to “in his [Obama’s] image”. He is getting back to Dominionism! I do hope he winds Michigan, then the Republicans will really be stranded. They might have to ask Bob Dole to run again!

  2. Jim says:

    From the Star Tribune:
    Interviewed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Santorum recalled a statistic that suggested more than 60 percent of kids who enter college committed to a faith leave without it. He said there are “some real problems at our college campuses with political correctness, with an ideology that is forced upon people who, you know, who may not agree with the politically correct left doctrine.”

    In December, at a campaign stop in Iowa, Santorum attacked the culture of higher education, telling voters that colleges and universities have become “indoctrination centers for the left.” He also took a swipe at Harvard University’s motto, “Veritas,” which is Latin for truth. “They haven’t seen truth at Harvard in 100 years,” he said.

  3. JP says:

    Thanks for filling in the exact quotes. Also, Santorum has been unable to produce the quote where Obama said he wants everyone to go to college, because Obama never said that. As Obama clarified today, some education past high school is becoming more and more important to get any job, including manufacturing jobs, and he wants that opportunity to be there.
    And on Santorum’s quote about 60% of college kids who enter college with faith leave without it, as I wrote in a post in the past week, as reported on the show “On the Media” the study Santorum gets that statistic from also shows that of high school students who graduate with a faith commitment and do not go to college, within four years 72% of them have lost their faith. So if Rick was being honest (yeah, right, like that’ll happen), he could say the evidence shows that a college education helps you keep your faith. Which raises the question, why is he against education?

  4. Ted says:

    So, then if RIck got his way, it would result in an increase in students who lose their faith. This seems similar to how if his budget were passed the debt would be massively increased. Santorum follows the political ilk of saying one thing while practicing the opposite, whatever will appease the moment. Perhaps this is because thinks the average American isn’t capable of complex thought (and thus not in need of education). All of this could just be a reflection of Santorum (and Romney’s) interior life where they just tell themselves what they want to hear until they start to believe themselves. Who needs education when you can just make facts up?

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