Rick Santorum: Obama ‘snobbery’ on college

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them ~ Henry David Thoreau

The most animated exchange of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s Saturday morning event in Manchester, N.H. came when he called out President Obama for his “hubris” and “snobbery” for proclaiming that all U.S. children should get a college education.

Rick Santorum: I was so outraged by the president of the United States for standing up and saying every child in America should go to college. Well who are you? Who are you to say that every child in America should [go to college]? I mean, the hubris of this president to think that he knows what’s best.
I have seven kids. Maybe they will all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto-mechanic, good for him. That’s a good paying job: using your hands, using your mind. This is the kind of snobbery that we see from those who think they know how to run our lives. Rise up America, defend your own freedoms. And overthrow these folks who think they know how to orchestrate every aspect of your lives.

He got a nice applause from the crowd. How sad!
The argument feeds into several narratives, whether it is Obama’s alleged elitism or the intrusion of government into different facets of personal life.

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