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Rick Santorum Tells Florida Audience Colleges Are Basically Evil Parts of a Vast Liberal Conspiracy

Increasingly distant third place candidate Rick Santorum is desperately trying to jump start his campaign, so he's come out with a bold new attack on the Obama administration: college is evil.

"It's no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go college," Santorum told an audience in Naples, Florida, yesterday according to The Hill. "The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination."



First of all, that may be true of the elitist, Northeast coast region that fancy sweater vest-wearing Santorum comes from, but has the dude even been to a college in Florida? The only things kids get indoctrinated into here is the religious of binge drinking and hook ups. No one told us that flip flops, pajama pants, and hoodies were some sort of uniform for the liberal brain washed youth brigade.


Santorum was responding to a section of President Barack Obama's State of the Union in which he said, "Higher education can't be a luxury -- it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford."


Santorum went on to say that if colleges "taught Judeo-Christian principles, they would be stripped of every dollar."


This isn't actually true. As Wonkette points out Liberty University, the fundamentalist Christian school founded by controversial pastor Jerry Falwell, received nearly half-a-billions dollars in federal aid in 2010 alone.


"If they teach radical secular ideology, they get all the government support that they can possibly give them," he continued. "Because, you know, 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it."


We should note that Santorum holds three separate degrees from secular universities, and certainly does not seem to have been swept up in any liberal indoctrination.


It's also strange that Santorum made the remarks in Collier County. 30.8% of residents in the county 25 or older have a bachelors degree, five percent higher than the Florida average, and yet it remains once of the most solidly Republican counties in the state.


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