Rick Santorum: As Crazy As They Come

Rick Santorum knows why Barack Obama wants all American children to be able to go to college:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo “indoctrination” to a secular world view.

In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind education law.

On the president’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”

Ed Kilgore wants to know why Santorum keeps going on to reporters and talk show hosts about his insane sociocultural beliefs if he’s so convinced that the media is focusing on his insane sociocultural beliefs to avoid what he has to say about issues more relevant to the presidential race — like, oh say, the economy:

Hard to imagine, isn’t it, that anyone would think Santorum’s engaged in a culture war after reading comments like that! In one fell swoop, he’s accusing hundreds of higher education institutions of consciously warring against religion; accusing the president of the United States of consciously attempting to exercise mind control over millions of young people; accusing the parents of said young people of stupidly putting themselves into deep debt in order to secure the intellectual and moral corruption of their children; and proposing to end academic freedom in favor of some sort of vague “diversity” standards that he’d be denouncing if the subject was admission of minority students.

Kevin Drum:

Now, this is a new one to me. It’s commonplace for movement conservatives to believe that universities are dens of depravity and radical left indoctrination. So far, so normal. But as far as I know, most of them don’t believe that efforts to get more kids into college are motivated by a desire to destroy their faith. That’s a step beyond even normal wingnut land.

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3 responses to “Rick Santorum: As Crazy As They Come

  1. V. Duffield

    The study Ricky-boy likes to cite about 60 percent of university students losing their faith also found that 70 percent of students who do not go to college quit going to church, too. He is a master of deception and the American public, which is largely not college-educated, appears to be stupidly buying his crap.

    • Matthew

      Santorum is not really a master of deception, unless you count self-deception. The American public is just more incompetent than he is, which is really quite impressive and frightening.

  2. crazypills

    Thank you.

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