Santorum was right, Obama IS a “snob”

February 27, 2012

Nothing riles the left and the minion media more than pointing out the truth about their Dear Leader.

And Rick Santorum gave em a huge dose of it Saturday when he told a Tea Party crowd in Troy, Michigan:

“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college,…..What a snob.”

Such frank talk has a tendency to send the left’s panties into permanent wad and Santorum’s comment was no exception.

Following along as if on direct cue from the DNC Kasie Hunt’s AP story reported:

Santorum called Obama “a snob” for saying every American child should be able to go to college. “Why does Obama want everybody to go to college? So his liberal college professors can be indoctrinating people like he has,” Santorum said, drawing a long ovation.

Aside from not even getting the quote right, Hunt left out entirely the context found in the middle of the comment as reported by the Washington Post:

“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob,” said the former senator from Pennsylvania. “There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor to try to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image.”

The Corner grants that calling the Dear Leader a “snob” is no doubt an incendiary to the far left. But is it really any more incendiary than the President himself saying the Republicans want “dirtier water and air” or that they only care about the “millionaires and billionaires” while he himself spends millions in taxpayer money using Air Force One to attend one thousands plus a plate fundraiser dinner after another?

Incendiary or not, Santorum’s analysis of the state of higher education in this country today is spot on.

Only the truly delusional would deny that the nation’s campuses over the past fifty years have been turned into speech coded, politically correct bastions of left wing indoctrination.

Only a dwainbwain would deny the fact that the explosion of government subsidies over that same time period has led to absolutely no financial accountability from the universities themselves and sent tuition costs through the stratosphere.

Only a “one-percenter” tenured professor can justify with a straight face the myriad of worthless degrees that have been created in the past five decades that collects tens of thousands of dollars in tuition in exchange for a worthless piece of paper.

Only a true “denier” to the pathetic state of higher education in this country would twist Santorum’s point into a narrative of him being some sort of evil incarnate for daring to label Obama a “snob”.

But just for the sake of argument, let’s consider the description of a “snob” from the

“One who affects an offensive air of self-satisfied superiority in matters of taste or intellect.”

Does anyone other than the Kool Aide drinkers really want to try to argue that for the past three years we have seen anything other from Obama than a “self-satisfied superiority”?

From the initial, “I won” to “the Cambridge police acted foolishly” to the most recent “anyone who tells you different is either lying or doesn’t know what he’s talking about”, Obama is the apex of arrogance and snobbery.

Whether he’s insulting the Supreme Court, belittling Paul Ryan, or telling every “clinger” in the country that it’s his way or the highway, this President has shown on one occasion after another, that if he’s faced with a choice between civility and compromise or denigrate and demonize he’s going with the double “D”’s every time.

List em all one by one, page after page and it is Obama’s own actions and words that lend far more credence to the “snob” label than anything said by a political opponent.

As I have stated here time and time again, the time for “nice” has long since passed.

The train of “civil discourse” left the station on January, 20th 2009 with Obama at the stick and stoking coal into the fire box just as fast as he can.

While it can be debated that we are more divided today than at any time since the Civil War it cannot be debated as to the cause for such corrosiveness; a minion media that gives a one-fifth minority coverage and voice it would never receive were it not for the fact that said same media’s ranks are disproportionately filled with like minded blithiots.

Blithiots that will scream, kick, whine, yell, gouge, bite, and whatever else they can get away with to change the subject, but who will never be able to deny the fundamental truth that their lover is the most polarizing, divisive President in at least the modern political era if not our entire history.

This is a time for truth like no other in our lifetime. And if that truth sends the fanatics on the left into fits of fact denying frenzy, so be it.

Half a century ago Ronald Reagan foresaw the rise of the radical left and the dangers it posed to the nation when he warned: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

The choice this November 6, 2012 could not be clearer: The freedom and liberty of the Constitution or the control and censorship of the left.

Or to translate for you dwainbwain’s lurking about: “To snob or not to snob? That is the question.”

Obama 2012: Kick him out or kiss it goodbye.

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7 Responses to Santorum was right, Obama IS a “snob”

  1. George DeMarse on February 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Santorum is a hypocrite. The right wing is worried that if people are educated about science and economics, they probably would not vote Republican. It’s not “liberal professors” the right wing is worried about, it’s knowledge.

    If Santorum truly is worried about the evils of higher education, why does he have and MBA and a law degree? Because he was “for it” before he was “against it”–and because if Obama says something, Santorum and company must be against it. The mindset is just “dumb”–not “right.”

    George DeMarse

    • Geoff Caldwell on February 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      First, welcome to the Corner.
      Second, please re-read the post. It has nothing to do with Santorum having college degrees. He also never said that college degrees were bad, he merely stated the obvious that the majority of this nation has known for decades: Not all people are geared for a four year degree and both they and the nation would be better served to see them seek what is best for them (whatever that is) then march them into the four year diploma mills with their speech codes and political correctness run amok. When it comes to cost increases vs quality outcomes the higher education system in this nation is far worse than the private health insurance companies Obama rails against yet until recently it has been given a free pass. Will be interesting to see how it handles the new scrutiny coming it’s way.
      This country is in a far greater need right now of the skilled labor provided by the community colleges and trade schools than the can’t do anything’s being turned out by our current protected elite university class.
      As for just being against something Obama says that couldn’t be further from the truth. If something ever came out of his mouth that actually made sense and would provide for private sector growth and financial stability I and every conservative I know would give him the credit due.
      But so far, all he’s given us is trillions in debt, real unemployment in the mid teens, billions thrown away on not ready for prime time crony capital green energy scams, and job killing regulations on everything from securing our own energy reserves to the community bank on the corner.
      And as I state in the column, it is Obama’s own actions, not Santorum’s words that make him the “snob” that he is.
      Again though, thanks for visiting the Corner, all opinions from whatever political corner are welcome.

  2. Herb Van Fleet on February 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm


    I think it’s all just part of the insanity that rolls around every leap year. Call it politickspeak. Having said that, Santorum is the last guy in the world to mock Obama, IMO. If fact, if Santorum becomes the GOP nominee, I will fight him tooth and nail until they prey my cold dead fingers off the first amendment.


    • Geoff Caldwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      And I will ask you as I did George, please re-read the column. I don’t support Santorum as a candidate, I merely state he was right about the current state of higher education and of Obama’s own actions making him the “snob” Santorum cites.
      Out of all the Republican candidates Santorum would certainly not be my first choice but he would still be miles ahead of Obama regarding economic policy and staying within the bounds of the Constitution.
      What rubs me wrong the most about Santorum is he comes across angrier than even your hyperbolic columnist and THAT’s angry. Too angry IMHO to be the first choice behind the desk in the Oval Office.

  3. Herb Van Fleet on February 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    That should be “pry” not “prey.” Damn keyboard.

  4. AC Points on February 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Couldn’t find anywhere where Obama said everyone should go to college.

    From Obama’s speech to congress 2/24/2009.

    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.

    I guess thats aiming too high.

  5. Geoff Caldwell on February 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Absolutely correct on aiming for higher for everyone and agree with you completely. The column however was using Santorum’s comment to highlight two other facts:
    1. Higher education, as in four year institutions, have become in far, far too many cases diploma mills chasing government subsidized tuition dollars rather rather than actual learning institutions that prepare a student for a career and the challenges of real life.
    2. Obama by his own actions fills the definition of “snob” better than any political candidate could ever state it.


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