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NAACP Blasts Santorum After He Denies 'Black People' Remark
The Root ^ | 01/05/2012 | Claudio E. Cabrera

Posted on 01/05/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is now denying ever making remarks about "black people's lives" after receiving criticism for the comments.

The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished just eight votes short of an Iowa caucus victory, took heat this past Monday after saying, "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."

The remarks brought criticism from NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who called them "outrageous."

"He conflates welfare recipients with African Americans, though federal benefits are in fact determined by income level," Jealous told CNN.

Santorum appeared on The O'Reilly Factor last night and said the remarks were the result of "a little bit of a blurred word."

"I looked at that, and I didn't say that," Santorum told O'Reilly. "If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of -- blah -- came out. And people said I said 'black.' I didn't."

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"Blah"?
1 posted on 01/05/2012 2:57:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Blah”?

Yeah, like blah, blah, blah...


2 posted on 01/05/2012 2:59:48 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rick should have shown more nuance and talked about Mulatto peeps, especially about Zer0.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 3:00:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

Also FTA:

While we applaud Santorum for the work he did with a few HBCUs across the country, this doesn’t excuse his comments from Monday. There was no slip of the tongue, as he would love us to believe. While Santorum does pause (as seen in the video below) before he uses the word “black,” he hasn’t explained what he meant to say instead. And given his history of incendiary comments, why should we not believe that Santorum meant what he said?

This just smells of another GOP candidate who has seen his presidential hopes jump from dead in the water to alive trying to do damage control. But don’t worry about it, Rick: The majority of our community’s vote will go to the guy in office, not someone with a track record of offending gays, blacks, women and Latinos.

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And there ya have it folks. No matter what Santorum could say or do; “them people” are gonna vote for Obama.

Now. Who is being racist here?


4 posted on 01/05/2012 3:00:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh NOESSSS!!!! Did Rick Santorum just lose the black vote to Obama?

This is a hugh and series loss!!!!!


5 posted on 01/05/2012 3:01:02 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt better than Obama? Give me three examples.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Blah"?


6 posted on 01/05/2012 3:01:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: cuban leaf

Or “Cry, cry, cry.”

What more can you expect from an arm of the Democrat party run by a guy named “Jealous?”


7 posted on 01/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is going to be ugly — no matter what. The Repub candidate is going to have thousands of decks of race cards played on him. And every critical remark about the horror story in the Oval Office with be called “RACIST” -— it will be sickening pile of liberal crap.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 3:02:03 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Responsibility2nd

Absolutely knew this was coming. And to be honest, Santorum didn’t answer it very well on BORs show and BOR let him off the hook easy. Not suggesting Santorum is a racist in any way, just an example of how every word he’s every spoken is going to be scrutinized.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 3:02:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Responsibility2nd

National Association of Always Complaining People?

Of course. What else would you expect?


11 posted on 01/05/2012 3:02:15 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

12 posted on 01/05/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Funny thing is, I thought he said black and I agreed with his comment. Look at the percentage of the population that is black and look at how many welfare recipients are black.

What he said was a reasonable thing to say, though not as PC as it could have been. And I like that!


13 posted on 01/05/2012 3:02:57 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."

What's the problem here? Not PC enough? Personally I'm sick of the tired old bullshit that anyone that doesn't agree with me and my alternative reality denial is a racist.

14 posted on 01/05/2012 3:03:18 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t want to make “bligh” peoples lives better by giving them other peoples’ money, either!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P2pGFv2wYM

Bligh bligh!


15 posted on 01/05/2012 3:04:15 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why is it racist to say you don’t want to give black people other peoples’ money? I would hope Rick would also not want to give white people other people’s money, but maybe in PA where he is from, it is mostly black people screaming for their handouts. I don’t know. I do know in most of the country, there are at least as many white people screaming for their handouts as there are black people.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 3:04:52 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yeah and so what, what a bunch of total bullcrap by the NAACP. You mean it is NOT their policy that whites owe blacks a historic debt and that this must be repayed through various federal programs including assistance programs???

Well I’m glad to hear this, that there is no longer any desire by black activisits to redistribute money along racial lines. In fact, sounds like black people will be voluntarily getting off of welfare programs. Santorum apparently has uncovered something great.

Gee and I thought anytime cutting any assistance program is discussed, black activists immediately say it’s racist because the programs disproportionately help black people. I must have been hearing things.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 3:05:17 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Scanian

Jealous is his middle name.

He seldom uses his full name:

Ben Jealous Ofsuccessfulpeople


18 posted on 01/05/2012 3:05:29 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished just eight votes short of an Iowa caucus victory, took heat this past Monday after saying, "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."
 

The remarks brought criticism from NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who called them "outrageous."


 
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Jealous has a point. It is "outrageous" to think black people's lives will be better by giving them other people's money. We all know that welfare dependency is a crutch used by liberals to keep black people enslaved to a liberal lower class subpar existence.
 
 


19 posted on 01/05/2012 3:05:29 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A greater % of black people are on the welfare rolls as compared to other races- fact.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 3:06:32 PM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The NAACP is the most raciest organization in America. I can’t control what others believe, but they carry less then 0 influence with me.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 3:06:41 PM PST by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh noes, now Santorum will lose the black and Latino vote..wait a second..blacks and latinos always vote Dem, so who the hell cares..the Black community will always remain slaves to the Dems, nothing will ever change


22 posted on 01/05/2012 3:07:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yep......that's what he said.

Blah People

Perhaps he's got a problem with people who are boring.

23 posted on 01/05/2012 3:07:21 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just one equivocating white man with a backbone is all we need. Anyone out there?


24 posted on 01/05/2012 3:07:29 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: allmendream

I see Michelle Obama.

I do.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 3:07:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just one unequivocating white man with a backbone is all we need. Anyone out there?


26 posted on 01/05/2012 3:08:03 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess Rick just lost the far left black vote.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 3:08:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Well, I could say wayyyy more worse than that....black people? When BLACKs stop accepting the use of the N word by their comics and laughing at it, I might get some sensitivity to their hypersensitivity to "words" (which is just diversionist bullshit anyway). Grow the hell up and get some sense idiots.
28 posted on 01/05/2012 3:09:11 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s clear that he meant to say “macaca” but thought better of it, so changed it. There. Better?


29 posted on 01/05/2012 3:09:53 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rick Santorum says that he didn’t make that statement. There is no verification of it, just liberal media reporting. He says that he can’t swear to it, but that it just doesn’t sound like something that he would have said because he seldom refers to African Americans as “Blacks”.

I suspect that this might be true because when Santorum was in the Senate, the term African American was the only politically correct way to refer to “Blacks”. The term had yet to be challenged in the public setting. You didn’t hear people remarking that people cannot be African if they weren’t born in Africa.


30 posted on 01/05/2012 3:09:55 PM PST by Eva
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope to God he has the guts to tell them to STFU

If he was answering within the context of the topic at hand it is a reasonable answer, and even on it’s own there is nothing really wrong with it

I saw Santorum on O’Reilly last night and was NOT impressed with his ‘debate’ skills against O’Reilly.
And a debate with Romney-Obama would be an endless puke-fest of mindless pablum of how each will “fight for me” and on what is a “fair share”

Neither would steamroll Obama in a debate the way Newt would.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 3:10:24 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: allmendream

why do those always look like pelvic bones to me?


32 posted on 01/05/2012 3:11:26 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Some people tend to see what they want to see. ;)

Santorum makes an unintelligible sound and some people seem predisposed to think he said “Black”, because they seem predisposed to seeing GOP nominees as racists, because they seem predisposed to see every issue through the prism of race.

Myself it seemed like an unintelligible sound, a verbal flub. But maybe I am predisposed after 8 years of Bush of having GOP guys not being very adept at speaking.

33 posted on 01/05/2012 3:11:50 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: paul51
"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."
 
 
What's the problem here? Not PC enough? Personally I'm sick of the tired old bullshit that anyone that doesn't agree with me and my alternative reality denial is a racist.
 
 
 
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Can you just imagine what the NAACP would say if Santorum had said:

"I WANT to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money"
 
I do believe their little heads would still go exploding.

lolololol

34 posted on 01/05/2012 3:11:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The NAACP is irrelevant. There are no more “colored people”.


35 posted on 01/05/2012 3:12:03 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hey, NAACP and the left...how about sticking to the actual point he's making...the state of IA will get fined if they don't sign up more Medicaid recipients.

Santorum's just speaking the truth...they want everyone as dependent as heck on welfare.

36 posted on 01/05/2012 3:12:19 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh My!!!

I heard it. He's targeting BLIND people.

37 posted on 01/05/2012 3:13:06 PM PST by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now Political Correctness has gone so far that you get in trouble for having a “stop saying that” impulse with which (impulse) the PC crowd AGREES. It’s not enough to stop yourself from saying something un-PC; now you must also be punished for even having had the impulse to begin with.

My guess is that he DID start to say “black” and stopped himself. The ideal answer might have been, “I think I did start to say ‘black’ because, unfortunately, blacks are disproportionately likely to be on welfare. But to mention just ‘blacks’ was unfair, so I checked my swing, so to speak.” Regardless, it’s no big deal.

Not to get racial, but as a practical, historical matter, no modern GOP candidate can expect more than about 15% of the self-identified black vote. (I believe it was in the mid-90s for Obama?) Sad, and hopefully that will change.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 3:13:06 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Responsibility2nd

He did NOT say “black peaople” He said “people’s lives”. The dems and the race baiters are just lying about this.


39 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:10 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

He did NOT say “black people” He said “people’s lives”. The dems and the race baiters are just lying about this.


40 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:10 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe the NAALCP needs to look at the type of people who would make these:

“That’s Just How White Folks Will Do You.”

“Typical white person”

“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,...I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”


41 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Mr. K
bilateral symmetry? ;)
42 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:51 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: edpc

Although it sorta sounds like black or bligh (which sounds like a combo of black and white) it doesn’t fit with what he’s saying, he had no reason to insert that word it appears to be a verbal glitch, however his remarks would apply to black or white people.


43 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:51 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now they are the National Association for the Advancement of Colon Polyps. ;)


44 posted on 01/05/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NAACP is irrelevant. There are no more “colored people”.
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Wait. I see the problem. Santorum should have said...
 
 

"I don't want to make COLORED people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."
 
Now. Could the NAACP have a problem with that? hmmmm?


45 posted on 01/05/2012 3:19:02 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: DrewsDad; DoctorBulldog
It's pretty obvious he was was between words, combined "lives" with "better" and said something like "bligh."

The same people who swear Santorum said "black" will deny Obama said billionaires should not "pay the same tax as a Jew."

46 posted on 01/05/2012 3:19:25 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Even if he said it...He would be right. I bet that Even Cain would agree with that statement.


47 posted on 01/05/2012 3:19:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: Responsibility2nd

lol

once again .. they attack ANYONE but Romney who starts to show promise.


48 posted on 01/05/2012 3:20:25 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Williams
As I said in another post, it would seem as though he combined "better" and "lives" to form "bligh."

As he's addressing the crowd, he says the government wants to make "all of you" more dependent. There's only one black person in the room I could see. He was behind Santorum. He never flinched at the supposedly "racist" remark.

49 posted on 01/05/2012 3:23:24 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ah the National Ass of Hate Whitey clears things up.

Pray for America


50 posted on 01/05/2012 3:25:36 PM PST by bray (Ride Santorum back to Sanity)
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