Skip to comments.NAACP blasts Santorum for targeting blacks in entitlement reform
Posted on 01/04/2012 5:15:33 PM PST by tobyhill
The NAACP on Wednesday blasted Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for recently singling out blacks for receiving federal benefits, calling his remarks "inaccurate and outrageous."
At a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Sunday, Santorum was talking about entitlement reform when he said, "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement Wednesday that "Santorum's targeting of African Americans is inaccurate and outrageous, and lifts up old race-based stereotypes about public assistance."
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Is it possible the questioner posed the question in racial terms?
I did find one video in which the anchor of a news show said Santorum was referencing a documentary called "Waiting For Superman".
If you havent' seen that documentary, it chronicles the efforts of several Washington, D.C. families as they try to obtain school vouchers.
It's a very powerful documentary. It will piss you off that so many minorities have to go to such lenghts to escape the public school system.
And, just for good measure, here's a clip of "Waiting For Superman".
He's lying, unfortunately. The field this time around is untenable. I am very disappointed.
If you listen to it closely, he says something unintelligible in a sentence full of clearly spoken words. If this was true that the media had him saying "black", they would be pummeling him daily on it. They have nothing, so the story fell apart that day. There are also no episodes in his 20 year career where Rick dabbled in race politics. This story doesn't hold water.
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