White House officials maintain that the President does not keep up with the ridiculous rhetoric Republican candidates throw out each day towards him. However, when GOP hopeful Rick Santorum made an all too stupid comment recently, President Obama made an almost direct rebuttal.
Over this past weekend, the former Senator of Pennsylvania called President Obama a “snob” because he suggested that all young Americans attend college. And then he continues. “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 in their image, not his.”
These utterly stupid words came straight from the mouth a man who is running to be the leader of our country. The man who would, if elected, make decisions about how and where government money is spent. The man who would, ultimately, influence the (painfully low) quality of college education we would receive. The man who would tell women that they cannot have access to contraceptives because it creates rampant immorality. More frighteningly, there are people out there who support him.
Today, however, President Obama spoke to most of the Nation’s governors at the White House. He addressed Santorum’s remarks, though did not name him specifically. “I have to make a point here,” said the President “When I speak about higher education, we’re not just talking about a four-year degree. We’re talking about someone going to a community college and getting trained for that manufacturing job that now is requiring somebody walking through the door handling a million dollar piece of equipment, and they can not go in there unless they’ve got some basic training beyond what they received in high school.”
Rick Santorum doesn’t see it that way: “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 that tried to indoctrinate them.”
You know, I am a college student. Some of my professors may be liberal. Some of them may not be. The majority of the time, I don’t know their political affiliation, and one-hundred percent of the time, I don’t care. I’m not even going to address the idea of college being an liberal “indoctrinating” hell-hole, because the idea is so completely preposterous. College teaches you to think for yourself, and how to be your own person, and how to make important life choices on your own. If some idiotic person thinks that that equals liberal radicalism, let him. I’m getting my college education.