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VIDEO: Santorum Accuses Obama of 'Intellectual Snobbery'

Not everyone wants or needs to go to college, said Santorum, during a campaign stop at a Nashua college campus.

Rick Santorum defended the need to rebuild America's blue-collar work force during an appearance at Rivier College Monday, adding that President Obama's belief that everyone should go to college is "intellectual snobbery."

"The president just believes that well you gotta go to college, and if you don't, well we'll redistribute wealth to you folks. We'll take from those who've made, and then make you dependent on government, and then we can have your vote because you're gonna need us in order to survive and make ends meet in this country; that's a pathetic idea."

The lightly attended event, one in a series of President's Circle forums featuring candidates, was moved at the last minute from its usual indoor venue to the college athletic field, perhaps in anticipation of a larger crowd.

ForThePeople January 10, 2012 at 03:19 AM
It's all a matter of perspective. For example, I could say that Republicans pander to the upper crust in order to fund their campaigns, receive kickbacks and bonuses, and ensure a cushy retirement as a consultant, whereby they make money "giving information on Congress" (Santorum, Gingrich, looking at you). I could say that the reason they don't like the poor is because they don't have any money by which to buy them off. Their distaste for the poor is merely a difference in their choice of customer, and all of the demagoguery is merely justification for psychopathic behavior. And for the Democrat side, I could say that their interest is benevolent and watchful of the growing disparity in wealth. I could say that the Democrats are in favor of equality for all of society. I could say that the middle class has been all but destroyed by a plutocracy. I could say that the rich want the poor to be dependent on them in much the same way Santorum is accusing Obama. To be honest, I have plenty of concerns about the Democrats. But on the Democrat side, you don't have the hatred, you don't have the racism and bigotry, you don't make up religious reasons to attack people's way of life, and you don't demonize people that don't have anything. It's a matter of decency, and Republicans don't have any.
Paul Mercury January 10, 2012 at 05:27 AM
As usual, very well said, FTP. I'm often unhappy with Democrats, myself. There's a great deal of truth in the idea that both parties take money from special interests. Our system is lousy - very corrupt. But the GOP is especially disgusting. The demagoguery, the contempt for science and education, and the cynical religious posing are just too much. Yet roughly 50% of the voting public support these hideous people.
Paul Mercury January 10, 2012 at 05:35 AM
"'The president just believes that well you gotta go to college, and if you don't, well we'll redistribute wealth to you folks. We'll take from those who've made, and then make you dependent on government, and then we can have your vote because you're gonna need us in order to survive and make ends meet in this country; that's a pathetic idea.'" What a steaming load. Maybe Obama encourages a college education because he understands that that's the way a bi-racial child of a single mother became the POTUS. Education is a good thing. Santorum is just one more Republican that denigrates higher learning (they got theirs, btw, but it's not right for YOU).

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