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Rick Santorum: "College is for snobs"

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob" Rick Santorum.



Did he say "college is for snobs" as indicated in the headline of this thread?




posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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No...but he clearly called people who want a higher education for their children "snobs". Which in itself is laughable and incredibly stupid. Statistics CLEARLY show a higher education leads to less unemployment and higher wages.

For crying out loud, he's the biggest hypocrite because without a higher education he wouldn't be where he is today. Someone should ask that clown if he considers his dad a "snob" too


I have to ask: Are you supporting that clown who spits on the constitution? Just curious

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Thread headline - Rick Santorum: "College is for snobs"
What he actually said - "President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob"

That being said .. I don't think it is snobby to want everyone to get to college.
A better educated America is a stronger America.
Just don't lower admission standards to get people in.
That would be defeating the purpose.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure he called Obama the snob.

For the record I know a couple of machinists who went to work right out of High School, apprenticed for 5 years and are making close to $100k a year. Not Bad for someone without a college degree.

Santorum was not taking a dump on college or those attending college. He was attempting to put emphasis on the fact that not everyone is cut out for college and that you can live a good life with a good career without college. Just ask a skilled plumbing contractor the next time he charges you $100 an hour the next time your toilet backs up.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by MrXYZ
 


I'm pretty sure he called Obama the snob.

For the record I know a couple of machinists who went to work right out of High School, apprenticed for 5 years and are making close to $100k a year. Not Bad for someone without a college degree.

Santorum was not taking a dump on college or those attending college. He was attempting to put emphasis on the fact that not everyone is cut out for college and that you can live a good life with a good career without college. Just ask a skilled plumbing contractor the next time he charges you $100 an hour the next time your toilet backs up.


Doesn't change the FACT that people with a higher education weathered the crisis A LOT better.


No one's saying people without a higher education are worth less, which makes it so laughable when Santorum implies it.

Not that it matters, Santorum stands no chance in hell at winning given his bigoted views, spitting on the constitution, stance against women's rights, and all the other stuff. He's a clown


Entertaining though


What baffles me is that there's people who seriously believe he stands a chance



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ
What baffles me is that there's people who seriously believe he stands a chance


It'll be Romney vs Obama. There isn't much daylight between the two. It won't matter which gets in.
Santorum is getting as many delegates as he can. It's a power thing. If Romney wants his delegates
released, he'll have to give Santorum something for them. That's the game ...



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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spitting on the constitution? Huh?

Certainly not like Obama has been spitting on it.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Possibly said it wrong or taken out of context.

Well, I really don't want Democrats to continue to lower the standards of education just in hope more kids can get in college.

"No child left behind" my ass.

So what does Obama plan to do next? Eliminate SAT and SAT II all together? So more kids can go to college?



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by MrXYZ
 


spitting on the constitution? Huh?

Certainly not like Obama has been spitting on it.



Being against the separation of church and state IS spitting on the constitution



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ
Being against the separation of church and state IS spitting on the constitution

'Separation of church and state' isn't in the constitution.

If you are talking about the First Amendment it reads that the government is prohibited the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion.

ETA .. that being said .. I'm all for SECULAR laws to be the law of the land. That's my personal wish.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by captainnotsoobvious
The hilarious thing here:


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.[29] 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.[30]


en.wikipedia.org...

Rick Santorum, snob and Obama clone.
edit on 28/2/12 by masqua because: Added 'ex' tags and a link




I was just wondering how much education this guy had.

Now I know, and I would guess he really does know what he is talking about.

Education == Snob

Law degree == Education

Santorium == Law degree

THEREFORE

Santorium == Snob

Could someone check my equation to be sure it is correct ?



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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The more he talks the more I laugh.

math above is correct.

Santorum's kids are snobs too, apparently.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by Indigo5
 


"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob" Rick Santorum.



Did he say "college is for snobs" as indicated in the headline of this thread?


I will cede the tehcnicality. You are correct that the OP headline states Rick Santorum: "College is for Snobs" and Santorum actually said
"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob"
Followed by a Glen-Beckish rant about liberal professors and indocterinizing our youth into some anti-religious socialist scheme yada yada..

But as the quote stands...yes, you are correct. Santorum wasn't deriding kids who go to college, only anyone who wants them to have the opportunity to do so.

Thanks for the clarification.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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At this point, I can't help but think that Santorum really isn't a serious candidate. Saying Gay Marriages will lead to Interspecies Marriages, saying JFK's separation of Church and State Speech wanted to make him puke, and now saying that Obama's a snob because he wants everyone to go to college? As paranoid as it sounds it seems like he's just there to make sure Obama gets a second term. He's way too far right to win the election.

Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by MrXYZ
Being against the separation of church and state IS spitting on the constitution

'Separation of church and state' isn't in the constitution.

If you are talking about the First Amendment it reads that the government is prohibited the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion.

ETA .. that being said .. I'm all for SECULAR laws to be the law of the land. That's my personal wish.
edit on 2/28/2012 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)
Yeah. They should be arguing why separation of church and state should be in the constitution rather than argue that it's already in the constitution.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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If you are talking about the First Amendment it reads that the government is prohibited the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion.


Which it would if it uses a religion to justify legislation...which is what Santorum suggests. Someone should ask him if he would think the same way if Muslim or Buddhist religion would "influence the state"



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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I don't 100% disagree with what he said. He wasn't calling college students or graduates snobs. He was calling Obama a snob for wanting everyone to go to college. I hope that everyone who wants to go to college gets the opportunity to, however, college is not for everyone. Some people have dreams that do not involve or need a higher education. I think Santorum is a nut, but I worry when Obama makes this statement. I feel as if he would justify lowering college admission standards to allow more people in. This would simply lower education levels and increase drop out levels. Neither of which are beneficial.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by headorheart
I hope that everyone who wants to go to college gets the opportunity to, however, college is not for everyone. Some people have dreams that do not involve or need a higher education. I think Santorum is a nut, but I worry when Obama makes this statement.


Then stop worrying. When Santorum said the President wanted everyone to go to college, he was spinning.

This is the statement Santorum was referring to from 2009 ...and it wasn't just about 4 year degrees


“And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country — and this country needs and values the talents of every American.”

www.washingtonpost.com...
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Open mouth, insert foot. What an absolute festering moron! Cripes, every time he speaks in public, I'm sure countries all around the world are thinking that if this drooling fruit loop gets taken seriously, then the US is not only at the end of its rope, but in dire need of mental assistance. How, HOW can anyone get more stupid than Santorum?



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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I'll start off by saying that I don't like the guy, I'd never vote for him. However where does he ever say that college is for snobs? He said Obama was a snob, which may very well be true, but still not the point. You put in quotes "college is for snobs", yet it was never said. Quotes are meant to capture exact words a person says, not your interpretation of what they say and then attribute your understanding of what was said to the person and put it in quotes as if they actually said that.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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Read the thread...

He said:

Obama is a snob
Going to college will make you a clone of Obama
Going to college will make you a snob




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