SKY IS BLUE, POPE IS CATHOLIC, AND REPUBLICANS HATE THEIR OWN IDEAS AS SOON AS OBAMA ENDORSES THEM
I mentioned yesterday that Rick Santorum is denouncing President Obama's talk about universal higher education, and now it's being revealed that Rick Santorum advocated universal higher education for Pennsylvanians in his 2006 Senate campaign:
TROY, MICHIGAN -- At an Americans For Prosperity-sponsored tea party rally here Saturday, Rick Santorum trumpeted his connections to the working class by attacking President Obama's plan to make college more accessible to Americans.
"President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college," Santorum said. "What a snob!"
The crowd laughed and applauded wildly. But the last time Santorum ran for public office -- his ill-fated 2006 Senate reelection campaign -- he was right there with Obama, running on his promise to make college more accessible to all Pennsylvanians....
"In addition to Rick's support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring the every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education," [his 2006 campaign] site reads. "Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable."
Well, that just puts college affordability in the same category as cap-and-trade and the individual health-care mandate, right? These were fine idea for right-wingers to advance, but they became Marxist big-government Kenyan elitism as soon as the Obama administration started talking about them. Everything pretty much works that way on the right these days, no?