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Snobbery?

Rick Santorum seems to have forgotten about – or perhaps has never heard of – the American dream. Read this statement:

Barrack Obama wants every child in America to have the chance to go to college. What snobbery!

Snobbery? What is that all about? Since when is it snobbery to want your child to go to college?

Oh, and let us not forget, lest we lose sight of what this statement really indicates from Santorum. Rick Santorum obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree degree from the Dickinson School of Law. Hypocrite much, Rick, old buddy?

I would be willing to place bets that all of Santorum’s children either have, are, or will be attending college. And to me, this is where the hypocrisy comes in: It’s important for his kids to go to college. That’s normal. That’s not snobbery. But when it’s a low-income kid, it’s suddenly snobbery if that kid wants to go to college.

The American dream, Mr. Santorum. To have a good job with a decent wage, to own your own home, and for your children to look forward to doing better than you did.

Apparently, the American dream, to Rick Santorum, is just snobbery unless it applies to those who can afford far more than the average working family.

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