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Christie Slams Santorum On College Stance [Aspiration To Maximum Potential Thru College Education]
CBSNews ^ | February 26, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 02/26/2012 2:09:37 PM PST by Steelfish

February 26, 2012 Christie Slams Santorum On College Stance By Leigh Ann Caldwell

(CBS News) On CBS News' "Face the Nation," New Jersey governor Chris Christie had some harsh words for Rick Santorum over statements he made about higher education. Christie said the former Pennsylvania Senator went "over the line."

Christie was asked by host Bob Schieffer about Santorum dissing President Obama for encouraging a college education.

"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college - what a snob!" Santorum said in Troy, Michigan Saturday.

"I think that's probably over the line," Christie told Schieffer: "I don't think the president is a snob for saying that."

Christie, who is supporting Mitt Romney, said Santorum's position on higher education doesn't "make any sense." He noted that not every child wants to attend college, but "we should aspire to let every child reach his maximum or her maximum potential."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie4obama; rinochristie; rinoromney; romney4obama

1 posted on 02/26/2012 2:09:40 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

2 posted on 02/26/2012 2:15:13 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Steelfish

Saint Rick is trying too hard to sound conservative, so he says inane stuff like this. As long as it sounds Newtonian, he rolls with it. The problem is that since he doesn’t really understand it, it comes out in goofy ways. It’s too easy to paint this as a “we want all kids to have the option to go to college” and Saint Rick as sounding simply out of touch in his soundbyte.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 2:16:49 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Steelfish

Why not just make the preceeding 12 years of education worth a damn so we don’t have to feel like we need to have another four years to catch up?


4 posted on 02/26/2012 2:17:47 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Steelfish

Rick is right. Not everyone should go to college. Tech schools should be booming but contractors cant find anyone to fill slots.
Every college kid I talk to say all they do is drink and smoke pot. Like 4 more years of high school but only they dont have parents around.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 2:17:59 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Steelfish

The more I hear Christie mouth off, the more I dislike him. Rick is right on this one. Not everyone is cut out for college.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 2:18:47 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Steelfish

Better Marxism through education.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 2:19:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Pinkbell
I`m Too Sexy
8 posted on 02/26/2012 2:20:03 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Steelfish
Christie Creme is a clown just like his best bud Milt.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 2:21:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Right on. 1/3 college freshman need remedial education in Math and English! This guy is pimping for Romney and is fast losing credibility. Ann Coulter wake up!


10 posted on 02/26/2012 2:22:20 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Apollo5600

Not at all. You need to know the liberal mindset and Obama’s notion of superiority and elitism. Santorum called it like it is. Unlike Gingrich’s permanent moon colony stuff, Santorum isn’t one who is likely to self-implode with erratic off-the-cuff comments.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 2:25:39 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Pinkbell

"Mitt and I have your back and will protect you.
Just like in 2008 and 2010. We will send more pizza.
We so love you and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE."


“Why on Earth is Romney using his donors’ money
to feed ObamaBOTs working against the GOP?”

Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."



12 posted on 02/26/2012 2:25:54 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pinkbell

Michelle looks nice in that picture. Did she lose some weight?


13 posted on 02/26/2012 2:25:54 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Steelfish
Christie's problem in with slamming Santorum is.......well, he's wrong.

With an FAA A&P license, FCC Radiotelephone license in Avionics.....I can realize more earning potential than the majority of college graduates and I possess something that actually is value added to the infrastructure that everyone takes for granted daily.

Infrastructure doesn't repair itself.

My education has opening many doors and possibilities and I can more than compete for positions that state a desire for an AS/BS degree......or, equivalent experience.

I graduated prior to vocational schools shifting to an AS degree, yet, this hasn't hampered my ability to be gainfully employed.

It's a tough life, college kids are not going to be able to do the really necessary work.

14 posted on 02/26/2012 2:30:10 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Steelfish

Wow, the stock of that literal and figurative RINO from NJ is plunging with conservatives.

My question is what does the rhetoric “let every child reach his maximum or her maximum potential” actually MEAN????

Is Christie contending that if the federal government did not FINANCE ALL THE KID’S COLLEGE - then we the people are NOT “letting them reach their potential”?

I’m sick and tired of this B.S. notion that we OWE anyone LOANS or GRANTS to ANYONE.

How the hell many college kids WORK while in college as a percentage? I know I worked through college - and I did NOT qualify for grants.

Following this ridiculous logic, why should it only be supposed that the tax-pater NOT paying for COLLEGE is not “letting them reach their potential”?

That’s prejudicial. What about the high school kid who has worked at Subway for a few years and has “Shift Manager” status? If the government is paying tens of thousands of dollars in GRANTS (money that doesn’t have to be paid back) on top of $57,000 in low interest loans to basically anyone who has a social security number - then why doesn’t the Subway employee have a right to seed money of $20,000 on top of $57,000 in business loans?

How can you not let THEM reach their full potential Governor?

I better be careful with the anology because it might end up in Obama’s next campaign platform.

This guy Christie must REALLY never want to be President because his schoolboy crush on Mitt has severely tarnished his reputation outside of the Liberal eastern seaboard.

Rick Santorum had it 100% correct.

Conservatives Unite! It’s Now or Never
http://youtu.be/OItvkY_1sMk


15 posted on 02/26/2012 2:33:52 PM PST by publius321
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To: Steelfish

“Not at all. You need to know the liberal mindset and Obama’s notion of superiority and elitism.”

I know all about it, probably in ways better than Santorum.
Not too many people are going to understand Saint Rick’s point from the few seconds that will be repeated over and over again. Instead of destroying the media, he gives them ammunition. I suspect it is because his deliveries are forced as opposed to natural. You don’t see these kinds of remarks being taken from Newt’s speeches, and he’s given a few dozen of them it feels like within the past 24 hours.

That speech Newt gave at the NRA vs Santorum’s 2nd Amendment speech is a good example of this. Newt went into great historical depth, noting the origins of the 2nd amendment and it’s true reason for existence (not hunting or target practice). Santorum gives the same speech, and talks about hunting and target practice, and not the true reason for its existence.

It’s the difference between giving conservative talking points and understanding them with significant depth. Conservatives don’t know who they’re actually supporting in Rick Santorum. They are projecting their own hopes and dreams, but are not giving an objective analysis.

“Unlike Gingrich’s permanent moon colony stuff, Santorum isn’t one who is likely to self-implode with erratic off-the-cuff comments.”

The Moon Colony proposal was actually a pretty good idea and something worth pursuing in the future. There was nothing “erratic” about it, and it is something he has talked about going back years in the past. What was erratic was when Rick Santorum emotionally belched, with the usual whine in his voice, about Newt being crass, irresponsible, pandering, a big spender, and suggesting he is dishonest for even bringing it up.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 2:35:00 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Steelfish

Santorum is correct on his assessment of the Obama desire for a college degree for everyone.

Obama’s education plan is to dumb down a college education so that everyone IS capable of getting a degree, though perhaps not capable of earning it.

Obama said in one of his commencement addresses that we’ve been throwing money at public education for years and it’s not working, White students are still out performing Black and other minority students on tests, so we have to try something different.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 2:38:31 PM PST by Eva
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To: RatRipper

Its really quite amazing how many people have this bizarre fantasy that the factory of today is some kind of George Jetson fantasy. They really believe that today’s factory worker sits in an air conditioned office and directs bustling robots producing perfect parts all day long.

The fact is that a lot of the highly technical jobs they claim require college degrees aren’t beyond the ability of someone who can read and write. I’m a high school dropout who was a successful foreman who learned to program, operate and maintain a bank of robo painters. I did that along with directing 15 human painters, keeping daily inventories, ever shifting parts orders, keeping manning lists etc.

There will always be a need for college educated people who push us into the future but we’ll always require an even larger force of wrench turners to do the actual work.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 2:39:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Apollo5600

I will concede that Gingrich is better informed. He’s an excellent historian and is well read. That said, you know all too well how his “permanent moon colony” speech went? It was panned all around and was the stuff of SNL. But go take a look of Santorum’s brilliant speech made some years ago when he dissected JFK’s speech on separation of church and state.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 2:40:27 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The guy who made his, now rapidly shrinking, reputation by attacking the big (liberal) education establishment at his state level is complaining when a national candidate is attacking the big (liberal) education establishment at the national (and the state!) level? Christie is just supersized his hypocrisy. What Santorum is saying is long overdue in the national discourse.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 2:41:18 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Big education is nothing but a massive overpriced taxpayer funded jobs program.

I have a cousin who works part time at Western Michigan University. She wants to work full time for one reason, to get that hour of free paid time to work out in the gym every day.

Think about that. That’s 5 paid lost man hours per week per employee. I don’t know how many full time staff there are at WMU but I’m guessing its at least 150 people and probably many more.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 2:54:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

Obama wants universal K-16, because K-12 isn’t proving to be totally sufficient indoctrination.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 2:54:47 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Apollo5600
You don’t see these kinds of remarks being taken from Newt’s speeches

Thanks for the laugh.

23 posted on 02/26/2012 3:02:06 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Apollo5600

With regard to college, Rick Santorum is not out of touch; he’s got it right. When I was a student in the fifties and sixties, we were told if we worked very hard we might be good enough to go to college, and the kids of my generation took academics seriously. Today, kids who have struggled since the first grade are told that college is their right and that the government should pay for it. With government grants and/or borrowed money they go to college and fail. They waste years of their lives trying to do something which to an external observer it is clear that they cannot do. This is a waste of time and money both for them and us.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 3:29:29 PM PST by Essie
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To: Yorlik803

Bingo!


25 posted on 02/26/2012 3:35:26 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Steelfish

The more he talks, the less I like him.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 3:41:48 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Yorlik803

I usually don’t look to TV personalities for intelligent commentary but Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe nails it again and again and again in this speech about the state of America.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2650612/posts


27 posted on 02/26/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Apollo5600

Well, Alabama conservatives believe in Rick..

Just in:

February 26, 2012
Santorum Leads Poll In Alabama

Poll: Santorum Comes From Behind in Alabama

By Kyle Whitmire

With Alabama’s March 13 primary looking more and more important, Rick Santorum leads the rest of the Republican field in a poll conducted by Alabama State University. Santorum leads with 28 percent of likely GOP primary voters, while Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney trail with 18.9 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively. Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not included in the poll except for a choice for “other.”

Almost a month ago, another poll showed the three candidates were neck-and-neck in a three-way matchup.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/alabama/2012/02/26/santorum-leads-poll-alabama#ixzz1nX7ITXZ8

Joining THESE CONSERVATIVES NATIONWIDE:

http://www.conservativestats.com/p/mapping.html


28 posted on 02/26/2012 3:44:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative
Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not included in the poll except for a choice for “other.”

LOL
29 posted on 02/26/2012 3:52:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

It’s funny how much effort the libtard media puts into getting Repubs to defend Obama and criticize fellow Repubs. It’s all they do. It’s the entire mission of the Sunday shows.

FWIW, Santorum’s statement on colleges is silly.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 3:57:47 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Apollo5600
Too many folks are trying to sound erudite by denouncing only half of a full sentence spoken by Santorum.

Christie really doesn't impress anyone smart enough to read entire paragraphs I'll tell you that.

31 posted on 02/26/2012 4:29:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

College is for everyone almost ruined the NY City Colleges.It took the arrival of the immigrant students to save the system.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 4:50:34 PM PST by ardara
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To: Steelfish

“I think that’s probably over the line,” Christie told Schieffer... SO WHAT! We’re not going to win any brownie points by going out of our way to be nice to Obama. Our candidate needs to bring it on hard, constantly. Some of it sticks, some of it doesn’t. Christie go home, or go on a diet.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 6:26:34 PM PST by Hokestuk
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