New stories

Crazy Talk: Santorum Calls Obama 'Snob'

Who knew wanting people to have the opportunity to go to college was a part of the president's sinister agenda?

Rick Santorum (C-SPAN)

Education is one of those things, like creating jobs, that everyone agrees is a good thing. At least that's what we thought until this weekend, when Rick Santorum told a Tea Party group in Michigan that Obama is a "snob" because he wants "everybody in America to go to college."

No, we're not making this up.

"Not all folks are gifted in the same way," Santorum told a crowd in Troy, Mich. "Some people have incredible gifts with their hands. Some people have incredible gifts and ... want to work out there making things. President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob."

And here's his theory about the president's true agenda: "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," Santorum said.

Without mentioning Santorum by name or specifically addressing the bizarre personal attacks, President Obama returned to the issue in remarks to the National Governor's Association. "When I talk of higher education, I'm not only talking about four-year degrees," Obama said. "I'm also talking about going to community college to get a degree for a manufacturing job where you have to walk through the door to handle a million-dollar piece of equipment."

He added: "We all want Americans to get those jobs of the future. We need to make sure they get the education they need."

Read more at the Washington Post.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.