I never thought I'd be blogging about The Frothy One in my august pages, but holy smoking clover! Santorum just came out and said what the entire Christian wing of the Republican party has always been thinking: They're anti-education - period!
Here's the reportage of his speech to Florida. With a video clip, because you will need to hear the words coming right out of his orifice to believe that this isn't a smear job.
"The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination."
Wait, what about teaching people how to be, you know, engineers and doctors and lawyers and whatnot?
"62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it."
Could that be the effect of people who believed in young-Earth creationism being confronted with contrary evidence from things like the fossil record?
All this was him firing back after President Obama's State of the Union address, in which Obama simply called for more college education - calling it an economic imperative. What's that we hear every day? We need to create more jobs? Doesn't college help you get one, last I heard?
Well, Iowa, my home state, what do you have to say for yourselves? Iowa, the state with one of the best reputations for educational standards. Iowa, the state where Rick Santorum won the 2012 Republican caucus. Are you proud of yourselves?