Santorum: Obama a ‘snob’ for wanting ‘everybody to go to college’

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Rick Santorum called President Obama a “snob” over the weekend for promoting higher education for all young Americans who want to continue their education.   

“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob,” Santorum said Saturday at the Americans for Prosperity Presidential Forum in Troy, Michigan.

“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.”   

Speaking at the White House to Democratic governors on today, Obama took up the education issue but did not mention Santorum. 

“When I speak about higher education we’re not just talking about a four-year degree,” the president said. “We’re talking about somebody 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.”

He continued, “They can’t go in there unless they’ve got some basic training beyond what they received in high school.”

Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart responded on msnbc’s NOW with Alex Wagner: ”Well, we’re glad that the president clarified that after Rick pointed that out.” 

By the way, Santorum has bachelor and master degrees, as well as a law degree.

Ed will have a lot more to say about this issue tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on msnbc!

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Santorum: Obama a 'snob' for wanting 'everybody to go to college'

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