Skip to comments.NAACP Blasts Santorum After He Denies 'Black People' Remark
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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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.
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
Perhaps he's got a problem with people who are boring.
Just one equivocating white man with a backbone is all we need. Anyone out there?
I see Michelle Obama.
Just one unequivocating white man with a backbone is all we need. Anyone out there?
I guess Rick just lost the far left black vote.
It’s clear that he meant to say “macaca” but thought better of it, so changed it. There. Better?
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.
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.
why do those always look like pelvic bones to me?
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.
The NAACP is irrelevant. There are no more “colored people”.
Santorum's just speaking the truth...they want everyone as dependent as heck on welfare.
I heard it. He's targeting BLIND people.
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.
He did NOT say “black peaople” He said “people’s lives”. The dems and the race baiters are just lying about this.
He did NOT say “black people” He said “people’s lives”. The dems and the race baiters are just lying about this.