But, in what I can only imagine is a game of say-the-dumbest-thing one-upmanship, Saturday morning, Rick Santorum doubled down on this right wing strategy called Obama a “snob” for wanting every American to go to college.
I’ll wait………I’ll give you a moment to think about that……….
A snob. A snob, because Barack Obama, the President of the United States, thinks it’s in the best interest of individuals and the country for kids graduating from high school to continue their education.
Santorum attempted to qualify his statements, “Not all folks are gifted in the same way,” he said. “There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them.” Santorum continued, “Oh, 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.”
|Oh sure, as if HE went to HAAARVARD!|
|The Problem We All Live With - by Norman Rockwell|
I’m not saying that college is for everyone. Hell, I believe Obama said we should help those who want to attend. None-the-less, when we vilify the furthering of an education, we’ve already lost. Should we really have a president with that perspective? Especially in today's economic times, those with at least a college are faring better and are more likely to be employed over those with just high school diplomas. Instead of encouraging folks to do better, he is telling them to settle, learn a trait and pass it down to your kids, all in an effort to stay away from those liberal commie professors, and, ironically, in the name of economics.
How do you feel about Santorum's comments?
Is Obama being a snob by want Americans to attend college?
Are our universities too liberal?
Are our universities a place where conservatives are shut out?