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Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:24 PM

Santorum spokesman on Andrea Mitchell

She asked why Santorum is so opposed to the president's initiative on higher education, and the spokesman said that every American should have a choice.

He went on to explain that Santorum has seven kids, and some may go on to college, while others may want to attend trade school or not go at all (as if). He finished by stating that Obama should not be allowed to force Americans to go to college.

Naturally, Mitchell informed him of what seems like the obvious to anyone not in a coma, that Obama isn't forcing anyone to attend college. Faced with that revelation, the spokesman just sat there like he didn't hear her.

Bill Maher speaks of the Republican bubble that Republicans inhabit, where facts just bounce off like so many photon torpedos on a force field. I fully expect to hear this nonsense repeated through the conservative echo machine all week, that Obama is going to make everyone pay to attend Harvard Law School whether they like it or not.

I know that sounds incredible, but what I heard already today was unbelievable from what is supposed to be a serious campaign.

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Reply Santorum spokesman on Andrea Mitchell (Original post)
JohnnyRingo Feb 2012 OP
elleng Feb 2012 #1
Politicalboi Feb 2012 #2
WI_DEM Feb 2012 #3
JohnnyRingo Feb 2012 #6
arbusto_baboso Feb 2012 #7
whathehell Feb 2012 #8
arbusto_baboso Feb 2012 #9
whathehell Feb 2012 #11
arbusto_baboso Feb 2012 #12
whathehell Feb 2012 #15
Sherman A1 Feb 2012 #14
whathehell Feb 2012 #16
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2012 #17
Quantess Feb 2012 #18
whathehell Feb 2012 #10
samplegirl Feb 2012 #4
gratuitous Feb 2012 #5
lpbk2713 Feb 2012 #13

Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. It is indeed unbelievable,

surely to anyone with 1/2 a brain and anyone who paid any attention to what PrezO actually SAID!

'The jobs of the future are increasingly going to those with more than a high school degree. And I have to make a point here. When I speak about higher education we’re not just talking about a four-year degree. 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.

We all want Americans getting those jobs of the future. So we’re going to have to make sure that they’re getting the education that they need.'

http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/02/27/president-obama-on-education-today-do-something/?cxntfid=blogs_get_schooled_blog

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. Forced to be healthy

Forced to go to school. How much more can we stand? Next we'll be forced into paying less taxes too.. LOL!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:34 PM

3. What if it were Santorum on Andrea Mitchell! YUCK!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. I'm sorry

I should have added the word "show" after her name so no one would have to endure that mental image. LOL

This should make you forget it:

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. I'm sure that's happened before.

She's likely had much, MUCH Santorum on her.

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Response to arbusto_baboso (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:08 PM

8. Why are you hurling gross, inappropriate sexual insults at Andrea Mitchell?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:12 PM

9. Why not?

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Response to arbusto_baboso (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:17 PM

11. Because it makes you come off like a sexist prick?

Just one reason.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:19 PM

12. I didn't know she was actually LIKED on DU.

Seems quite the opposite to me.

And it won't matter how much I protest or even DEMONSTRATE otherwise, you already have me pegged as a sexist. Facts won't change your mind.

Geezus, it was a joke. Maybe gross and inapprorpriate, but a joke nonetheless. Come down off that cross there, martyr, we need the wood.

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Response to arbusto_baboso (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

15. I think most here are neutral about her.

and even if they were not, most above the mental age of twelve

think it's more appropriate to explain our dislike with intelligence

rather than with gross sexual imagery.

You "come off the cross" bro...You make

an ugly, gratuitous gross remark about a woman

you rightly suspect to be "gross and inappropriate"

and now claim surprise that someone was offended

because "it was just a joke".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:29 PM

14. Precisely

Well Said.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

16. Thank you, Trumad. n/t

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:22 AM

17. Why was that 'sexist', in your opinion?

What is sexist about that meaning of 'santorum'?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:27 AM

18. Agreed.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Your riight all of his kids

will see college and he knows it.
Good post!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

5. Republicans like their own opinions AND their own facts

I'm not sure what the answer is, but simply providing a factual counterpoint to a Republican talking point seems pretty useless anymore. In Santorum's campaign, offering assistance with something is the equivalent of forcing people into that choice, whether it's birth control paid for by health insurance plans or money made available so that more high school graduates can go to college. It doesn't make any sense on its face, and no amount of facts will kill the lie, which rises like a zombie from the grave, over and over again.

Maybe it's time to get Socratic Dialogue on this stuff: Explain, please, how the higher education proposal forces people to go to college against their will. Get behind the stupid talking point, and force a full exposition of what the nitwit is mouthing. What's being done now isn't working, and the talking chuckleheads inevitably round off the interview with "We'll have to leave it there. Next up, Angelina Jolie's right leg and how it threatens to conquer the world."

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:21 PM

13. You know they have to be in a desperate position ...




when this is the sort of thing they want to fabricate into an issue worthy of discussion.





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