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On Saturday, [Santorum] attacked President Obama for advocating higher education. Yes, you read that right: Santorum came out against going to college.
"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college," Santorum said in Michigan. "What a snob."
Huh? Santorum elaborated: "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. Oh, I understand why he (Obama) wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image."
Asked about Santorum’s remarks Monday at his daily briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney said: “I don’t think any parent in America who has a child would think it snobbery to hope for that child to get the best possible education in the future, and that includes college.”
Several of the Republican governors who were present for Obama’s remarks distanced themselves from Santorum and said they agreed with the president on encouraging more young people to attend college.
“I wish he’d said it differently,” Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), who has endorsed Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential nomination fight, said of Santorum. “I’m pushing in Virginia this year 100,000 new degrees over the next 15 years. I want more college graduates.. . . There’s no question, when you look at what’s going on in other countries, China, India, the premium they put on higher education, we’ve got to do better if we still want to be the global leader we are.”
Santorum attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies, serving as chairman of the university's College Republicans chapter and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science in 1980. He then completed a one-year Master of Business Administration program at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981.
In 1986, Santorum received a law degree (JD) with honors from the Dickinson School of Law.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by DaTroof
You have quite an ignorant view of education in this country.
That's to be expected if you vote in the R column. Republicans love to attack intellectuals because intellectuals are the only people willing to call out Republicans on their shameful demagoguery!
I'm wondering, do Santorum and his army of brown-nosers consider the film "Idiocracy" a documentary? They're working really hard to make it a reality!
Originally posted by captainnotsoobvious
reply to post by boncho
Yeah, why would anyone care what a Presidential candidate front-runner, for one of the two American parties of note, says, on the eve of one of his biggest primaries to date?
Why would it matter if he's full of #? OR alternatively why would it matter if he thought higher education was for snobs?
Sure, that's the media's fault.
Not the candidate.