I wish more families were like my own when it comes to this issue. Unless you are fortunate enough to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth, getting a college education is the most proven path to success in this country.
Sadly, you can't tell that to conservative politicians when they are out trolling for the anti intellectual -right- wingnut vote.
Unfortunately, republican politicians do not believe that a college education is a good thing. And they hint that the president of the United States is an uppity Negro for even suggesting that young people in this country should aspire to get a college degree.
“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college,” Santorum sniped. “What a snob!”
A "snob" for going to college? If that's the case I sure wish that there were more "snobs" in this country.
“Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands!” Santorum added. “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 trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”
Yes Rick, and do you know why those "decent man and women" go out and work every day? So that they can send their children to college!
I wonder if Rick and his wife are going to give back their law degrees?
But Ray Charles, may his soul rest in peace, could have seen what Ricky is trying to do. He is trying to paint Obama as uppity and out of touch. To some folks being uppity and out of touch is alright if your name is Mitt Romney. (Some of his best friends are NASCAR team owners? WTF?) But being uppity and out of touch is not cool if you are....well, you know....one of them.
President Obama, as is to be expected, is pushing back.
"President Obama on Monday defended his stance that higher education is critical to preparing Americans to compete in the global workforce, offering a tacit rebuke to Republican rival Rick Santorum who called Obama a “snob” for wanting everyone to go to college.....
'...When I speak about higher education we’re not just talking about a four-year degree,” Obama 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. And they can’t go in there unless they’ve got some basic training beyond what they received in high school.”'
O, I am disappointed in you. Why are you lowering the bar? Stick to your guns. When you speak about higher education you should be speaking about a four year degree. A-merry-cans need their leaders to inspire them to do greater things; not tell them that it's cool to be dumb and that the uppity
Finally, if you are a woman in A-merry-ca and you want to have sex for the pleasure it brings you, I strongly suggest that you do not move to Kansas.
"Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has a simple solution for women who work for religious institutions that refuse to cover birth control: Find a new job.
During a call-in show on C-SPAN Monday morning, a woman named Doris from Osawatomie, Kansas told Brownback that she was worried that he wanted to turn back the clock on women’s rights.
“No, goodness,” Brownback replied. “That’s not true.”
“I am concerned that — along with lots of other red states — Gov. Brownback feels that we should be the reddest state in the country,” Doris explained. “Women’s rights are being trampled. He was talking about what President Obama is requiring insurance companies to do, to cover birth control. You know you are taking away the individual woman’s right to decide if they need birth control.”
“Ninety-eight percent of women have used birth control in their lives,” she added. “Now, we can pay for vasectomies, we can pay for Viagra, but we cannot pay for birth control for women? I think it’s a shame.”
Brownback immediately disagreed.
“What the president basically said is if you are church that does not believe in this — and the Catholic Church has problems with, the official Catholic Church, amongst other institutions, have problems with paying for contraceptives,” the Kansas governor explained. “You have a number of religious groups who saying, ‘We don’t want to pay for so-called abortifacients, these have morning after pill-type effects. And this is against our religious beliefs.’ And the president was saying, ‘You got to pay for it.’ And they were saying, ‘This is against our view life is sacred.’”
“That’s not denying women’s rights,” he insisted. “If a woman then wants birth control, go work somewhere else.” [Source]
Oh my! Women of A-merry-ca, this means war.