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Santorum the Racist

January 3, 2012

From Stephen C. Webster at The Raw Story:

Speaking to Republicans in Iowa on Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said his administration would reform welfare to the point that it would offer no welfare at all.

After suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: ”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”

“I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn their money and provide for themselves and their families,” he added. “The best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling.”

One thing he likely overlooked: white Americans account for the largest percentage of welfare payments each month, mostly because they make up the largest sector of the population.

Previously.

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  1. January 3, 2012 3:41 pm

    Once again we find racism exists only in the accusation.

    Tommy Christopher, no friend of Santorum, was there:

    A review of a clearer version of the video, however, casts serious doubt on whether Santorum actually said “black people’s lives.”

    CBS News has posted a cleaner version of Santorum’s remarks, and it seems as though Santorum did not actually say “black people’s lives,” but rather, that he stumbled in mid-sentence with a verbal tic that sounded like that.

    “I don’t want to make…mmbligh…people’s lives better” is what it sounds like to me, although CBS News also transcribes it as “”make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”

    Given the preceding context, in which he talks about the government trying to get more Iowans enrolled in Medicaid, the former explanation makes much more sense than the latter.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/did-rick-santorum-really-talk-about-making-%E2%80%98black-people%E2%80%99s-lives-better%E2%80%99-with-%E2%80%98somebody-else%E2%80%99s-money%E2%80%99/

    http://videos.mediaite.com/embed/player/?content=WZLBHL0ZXHD40Y6M&layout=&content_type=content_item&playlist_cid=&media_type=video&read_more=1&widget_type_cid=svp

  2. January 3, 2012 3:43 pm

    Sorry, thought I erased the embedded player link.

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