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In Dublin, Santorum raised his voice to the point of shouting as he characterized the Obama administration’s philosophy: “You can’t be trusted with freedom.” He continued, saying, “you need folks who have higher intellect, more education, more sophistication, more understanding of right and wrong, so that we can order you in a way that is best for the country.”

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Order me in a way that is best for the country?

What order? A rank order?

How many of us need more sophistication? more education? more understanding of right and wrong? where do I study that right and wrong thing? who sets the right and wrong criteria?

So we can order you? Who is we?

After Santorum decries elites; he says this? Does he know that this is an elitist statement?

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    wild hair

    Deal With It When You Die Steven R. Brungard 1 E Manor Ave Rear Enola, PA, 17025 US 717 732 7222 steve@religion-of-one.org

    by stevenb on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 04:58:48 PM PST

  •  Santorum Is Stuck In Thomistic Philosophy (0+ / 0-)

    Which claims to be a superior science. So everything he says will sound condescending. This is why he is always appealing to reason. Its narrow and when carried to the extremes he takes it, it's bigoted.

    "OCCUPY WALL STREET and its allied movements around the country are more than a walk in the park. They are most likely the start of a new era in America." Jeffrey Sachs

    by wild hair on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 05:05:01 PM PST

  •  ..as he characterized the Obama admins philosophy (1+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice

     
    He was accusing Obama if this, not making a statement. Which is odd seeing how he was going on about how 'arrogant' Obama is for wishing every child graduated college.

     

    Liberals see George Orwell's 1984 as a cautionary tale. Conservatives see it as a blueprint.

    by DiegoUK on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 05:22:07 PM PST

  •  Brouhaha over Santorum with critique (0+ / 0-)

    of the guy followed by a defense of him followed by this critique of the defense, on how Santorum measures up as a "Christian" candidate
     http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/...

  •  Oops (0+ / 0-)

    Oops, I though this was a laundry thread. I keep getting santorum on the sheets and wonder how New Hampshirerites  take care of any staining (club soda?).

    The real reason repugs are against stem cell research : Someone may grow a spine for dems in the future

    by 207wickedgood on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 07:20:22 PM PST

  •  I'm sorry, I still don't understand, (0+ / 0-)

    “You can’t be trusted with freedom.” He continued, saying, “you need folks who have higher intellect, more education, more sophistication, more understanding of right and wrong, so that we can order you in a way that is best for the country.”"
    I read the article as well and a new paragraph starts right after the word "freedom" :
    Is the statement in quotes a continuation of the so called Obama Philosophy, like this:"....Obama administration’s philosophy: “You can’t be trusted with freedom, you need folks who have higher intellect, more education, more sophistication, more understanding of right and wrong, so that we can order you in a way that is best for the country."
    Or is the continuation part of Santorum's philosophy.
    There's a big difference and the writing and punctuation in the Politico is very poor and I'm not too good at reading between the lines.

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 09:57:41 AM PST

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