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  1. I really do believe that anti-intellectualism is the single largest flaw in our society and culture today.

    I really can’t wait to see Barry curbstomp whatever proudly ignorant joker the gop comes up with this election.

    1. Absolutely agree. I’m tired of the attitude that the “average joe” knows better than a highly educated person. Like some how common sense trumps all that fancy book learnin’. I wonder if these people have ever even heard of scientists, engineers, physicists, etc. Do they know what our country would be like without them?

  2. Dear Santorum,
    You want to create jobs, huh? Well did you know that most employers with real jobs. that aren’t in the service sector, want employees to have a college degree? So does that mean you are going to bring all of the manufacturing jobs back from China? Are you going to bring all of the phone-based tech support jobs back from India? You sir are the snob. How is what you do even a job? Why can’t I get paid to say the dumbest possible things and have people pay me to do so?

    1. The demand for bachelors’ degrees at entry-level jobs is likely fueled by the fact that so many people go to college. That’s why a liberal arts degree is for most a effectively a very expensive equivalent of what a high school diploma used to be. Of course, because this is a presidential campaign, any sort of meaningful discussion on the issue will be eschewed in favor of divisive rhetoric.

  3. Looks like the zombie apocolypse has arrived sooner than we thought: did you see that audience?

    Oh yeah, and Santorum’s still an asshole.

  4. Somehow the stupidity of the human race continues to amaze me. This GOP race is like a slow motion train wreck. The most disturbing thing is that whoever the nutter is who is giving the speech..the number of people who share their way of thinking.

  5. Wow, what an asshole. It used to be that working class parents worked hard so they could make a better life for their kids. Part of that was getting their kids the education they themselves couldn’t get. Looks like the new idea is: “well, i’m an ignorant GOP voter, so my kids should be too. Don’t want them thinking for themselves now.”

  6. I actually think we have enough people going to college. We need more vocational education, more mechanics, more licensed electrical contractors with the union sticker on their trucks,

    Bill Gates didn’t finish college. Steve Jobs had one semester of college.

    I absolutely agree that college costs must be lowered, but not for the sake of making everyone go to college.

    1. I hope you understand that all of the vocations you listed require at least some post-secondary education (usually community college). Obama isn’t saying that we all need MBAs, he’s saying that a high school diploma doesn’t cut it if you realistically want to be middle class. Citing such a small pool of aberrations prove the rule, essentially.

      1. Tech school is the same thing as community college. My uncle is a master plumber, and you can bet your sweet bippy that included some college classes. Call it what you want, but it’s still college.

      2. I don’t really know what you mean by “college classes”. I went to tech school for auto mechanics, and besides the math involved with the electronics classes, I wouldn’t say it involved anything like any classes my friends had at college.

      3. Just because you didn’t take Intro to Basket Weaving: a Reflection of the History, Sociolology and Science of Uselessness, it doesn’t mean you weren’t taking post-secondary classes. Don’t sell yourself short.

      4. I’m pleasantly surprised by the attitude the people on here have towards tech school. When friends of mine found out I was going, they wondered why I would do it. People had this attitude that tech school was for morons or hicks who can’t read. I got so much crap from people it was astounding. I wanted to go after high school, but I let people talk me out of it. I finally went in my mid twenties when I decided most of the people I knew sucked, and I just did not care what people thought anymore. This has been refreshing!

      5. Rounhouse – I have a PhD, but if & when I have kids I would be just as proud of them if they grew up to be a successful plumber or HVAC tech than if they earned an MD. As a professor, I’ve come to the conclusion that college isn’t for everyone. Many students are here just because college is supposed to be the thing you do when you’re 18-22. These students end up wasting time and money, when their heart isn’t into earning an actual education. As long as people take pride and work honestly in what they do, I’d like to think I don’t judge them based on their education level or occupation.

      6. @Rounhouse – There’s nothing wrong with tech school at all! Many careers require specialized training that don’t involve bachelors’ or other advanced academic degrees, but that still require instruction you don’t get in high school. Just because someone’s in a technical training program doesn’t mean they’re less intelligent than people in traditional colleges; they simply have different (and, in some cases, much more marketable) talents. My dad, upon returning home from the service after WWII, took post-high-school training to become an automotive master mechanic, and did just fine.

      7. Hey, Rounhouse, don’t let the bastards grind you down. I don’t see how tech schools and the careers they inspire are any less noble or important than any other profession. You shouldn’t look down on your education or career in any way, unless you find them soul crushing…in which case, your job is exactly as awful as your office park counterparts.

    2. Obama never said that everyone should go to college. What he said was that college should not be a luxury, it should be within the capability of every family in America.

      Most importantly: whether or not you disagree that everyone should go to college (and while I might agree that not everyone is interested or motivated enough for college), you can still call Santorum a fucktard for painting college as little more than an indoctrination mill. That’s fucking retarded and it’s exactly the kind of anti-intellectual rhetoric that the GOP loves. Guess what? It’s not “snobbery” to go to college. If Americans want to have any role in the 21st century, we need college educated people. Fucktards like Santorum thinks that the US can continue being important in the world with little more than a high school education. Don’t denigrate higher education is the message Santorum needs to get in his tiny little brain. The GOP needs to get it’s head on straight and stop denigrating education.

  7. Santorum has a BA from Penn State (1980), an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh (1981), and a JD from Dickinson School of Law (1986). I’m sure those institutions wish they could rescind those degrees at this point. (I haven’t heard of Rick offering to return his diplomas.) Further proof that all the education in the world can’t cure some people of being ignorant assholes.

  8. No doubt. I wonder what his plan is to create jobs for people without specialized education? You can bet that it doesn’t include union labor.

  9. Each day we inch closer to idocracy. I’m surprised GOP candidates aren’t openly saying that “Obama’s fucked up, talks like a fag, and his shits all retarded. You know what I mean?”

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