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Rick Santorum: Why He’s Full Of Shit

Video has emerged of a Rick Santorum rally last week where Santorum addresses President Obamas stance on higher education and how Obama wants to make college more accessible to everyone. This is what Santorum had to say:

 

Now I’m going to give a minute for that to sink in to your brain.

 

Let me just recap some of the highlights in that clip:

 

“President Obama once said he wants everyone in America to go to college……what a snob.”
“Oh I understand why he wants you to go to college! He wants to remake you in his image.”

 

That clip is the most idiotic and disturbing video I’ve seen in regards to politics in the last decade, and on so many different levels. I’ve watched it no less than a dozen times and each time I watch it I have the same dumbfounded reaction. Since when did attending college (or WANTING to) make someone an “elitist” and a “snob?” Towards the end of the clip he says “I want to create jobs so people can remake their children in their image not his.” I’m not entirely sure that statement even makes any damn sense, but what I do know, is that this, along with many of the other things Santorum regularly says, proves why he’s the most insane religious freak that’s ran (AND IS AHEAD IN THE POLLS) for President in recent memory.

 

Here is an excellent exert of an article written by Steven Cohen via The Huffington Post on what Santorum said: “The absence of truth in Santorum’s statement is breathtaking. First, much of the president’s emphasis on higher education has been directed toward sciences and technical education — especially in two-year community colleges. Second, the president’s emphasis on education has little to do with elitism and everything to do with America’s economic survival. We are in an increasingly brain-based economy. Labor that used to require muscle now must have the capacity to run complex, labor-saving machinery.”

 

How do you expect to have a nation that is succeeding and ahead of the rest of the world when education isn’t important? Well the answer to that is simple; you don’t. Education is the core reason why America lacks in producing entrepreneurs and the next generation of thinkers. These people come from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Now in contrast to that statement, a lot of these people do come to the U.S. to study at American Universities. North Korea has roughly 95% of their high school students graduate on time whereas the U.S. has only about 70% graduate with a diploma, and with another student dropping out every 26 seconds, it’s only getting worse.

 

But back to what Santorum said; If he’s so concerned with the next generation of college kids being “elitists” then why are his kids going to college? Why are his other children home schooled? Does being home schooled somehow make his kids exempt from the “elitists snobery” he accuses President Obama of being? Not in my book.

 

Now a friend of mine had posted this video earlier and said “The response to his “snob” comment (laughter, applause, and whooping) is frightening” and I absolutely agree with her. It is frightening to see people actually buy into this bullshit way of thinking. I know it’s hard to get information into peoples brains like the ones clapping for Santorum, but I’m going to try. You see, there’s this little known thing called ‘research’ that I, along with other educated individuals, utilize when crazy people like Rick Santorum are running for President and they say insane things like he did in the video. Wouldn’t it be crazy if I found Rick Santorums campaign website when he was running for reelection in the Senate in 2006? Wouldn’t it be even crazier if in this website Rick Santorum very clearly states the opposite of what he says in the above video? But that’d be crazy. The odds of finding that are just huge.

 

BUT WAIT! Say that wasn’t just a bunch of theoretical questions and I actually found said website? Crazy right!? Well I did, and here is a wonderful exert from his website:

 

 

Rick Santorum 2006 campaign website
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Click here for the full link to the website 

 

 

Hmmm…..That doesn’t seem like it would come form the mouth of someone that just said Obama is an elitists and a snob for wanting people to go to college now does it? “Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable.” That’s exactly what Obama wants and has stood for; This is what Americans stand for; This is what I stand for; Lowering the cost of college in this country.

 

Now this extreme type of flip flop…..better yet, this extreme type of hypocritical political garbage is what’s wrong with the GOP candidates. They’ve all transformed into the candidate they think the people they’re standing in front of want them to be, rather than being who they really are. Thinking about it now, I don’t believe Newt, Santorum or Romney even know who they are and what they stand for. Which is like most American voters; They don’t know what they stand for. This brings me to the horrifying truth that the type of people in the above video are bountiful, and that scares the shit out of me because it gives crazy ass people like Santorum a real chance at winning the nomination and winning the Presidency. Bill Maher said “Half of me sees Rick Santorum and says, bring it on, he could never win! Other half says, Fuck, I don’t put anything past this stupid country” and it’s the sad reality we face here in America.

 

Do your research people! Don’t vote based on what you hear them say when they’re on TV! Don’t vote for a candidate just because of their religion! VOTE BASED ON THEIR RECORD AND WHAT CAN BE PROVEN! Rick Santorum has a proven track record of being full of shit, being a religious extremists and for all you women out there, he’d take away virtually all the rights you enjoy today about your body and throw them in the trash. Just a little something to think about…….

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