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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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KEYWORDS: naacp; santorum
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To: Wolfie

The problem with Rick and all the other republicans, except for Sarah Palin, is that they will apologize and backtrack for speaking the truth. He needs to stand by what he said and explain it more fully to the idiots who don’t understand.


51 posted on 01/05/2012 3:26:15 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: EagleUSA

The racial bonfires are being built all across the country. Obammy and Holder are going after voter ID laws in the south. They’re stirring up hispanics over our “racist” immigration policies.

Just the other day John Conyers threatened to call his “personal friends” Obama and Holder to stop Michigan’s emergency financial manager law from taking effect in Detroit. (he says it targets minority dominated cities) Jesse Jackson said “This ain’t Alabama” and I wanted to ask him what the hell kind of racist statement that was.


52 posted on 01/05/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

At this point, any negative publicity, even just a little, for any Republican president is legit grounds to be worried.


53 posted on 01/05/2012 3:27:30 PM PST by emax
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To: bray

I think it is time to clamour for our next President to abolish the NAACP the first day of office.


54 posted on 01/05/2012 3:34:22 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the racists at the NAALCP are pissed, he must have said or done something very right


55 posted on 01/05/2012 3:44:24 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well there goes the black vote.


56 posted on 01/05/2012 3:56:15 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Black people blast White man for saying Black people?

Are they perpetually angry for not being white? This is just the beginning
and I would like to suggest to all honkies to avoid wearing anything black
for fear of being labeled a racist thug.

57 posted on 01/05/2012 3:58:34 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Responsibility2nd
We are also rapidly losing the DEAF vote. Whole lots of folks out there who are losing their hearing and pretending to hear so that NO ONE WILL KNOW.

You can do that for a while and then you wake up and find out you are deaf as a doorknob!

These DEAF people imagine they heard "black", and then take offense when the rest of us who can actually hear correctly tell them "black" isn't in there!~

Well take this DEAF people ~ black isn't in there ~ get your hearing tested ~ quit faking it. WE KNOW!!!!!

58 posted on 01/05/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: bigbob
Look, Santorum answered it correctly on the BOR show. I watched it. I've played ALL the different videos numerous time. There's one by CBS out there that's been edited !!!! We've seen that too many times out of CBS to let them get away with it.

As the NAACP, Jesse jackson and some other African-American spokes-peeps are saying, "We Negroes are easily fooled by tricky white people" ~ leastwise that's the way I am forced to translate their message.

59 posted on 01/05/2012 4:04:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Responsibility2nd

RACSIST PIGS!

LLS


60 posted on 01/05/2012 4:13:39 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: bigbob
The new and improved White racist according to the goalposts
watched over by NAALCP leaders.



61 posted on 01/05/2012 4:21:27 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Responsibility2nd
I ran it over and over and it sounds like “I don't want to make ALOT of peoples’ lives better.”
62 posted on 01/05/2012 4:21:40 PM PST by Happy Rain ("The GOP establishment BELIEVE conservatives can't win--Liberals KNOW conservatives win.")
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To: Happy Rain
There's no "black" in the comment at all. Isn't even a word there.

What you are discovering is your brain supplementing the signal in a vain attempt to give it meaning.

It's a guess.

You must learn to overcome that.

63 posted on 01/05/2012 4:56:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Reminds me of the old Art Bell radio show.

He had a regular guest who would record people then play the recordings back in reverse resulting in some eerie situations.

There was one instance where the fellow's infant son came into the living room baby-talking while a shed outside soon caught fire.
The guy played the baby talk backwards after he told us that played backwards the child was saying, “the shed is on fire!”
Sure enough,that is what it “sounded like” the kid said. Of course if he didn't tell me what it sounded like I may never have figured it out.

64 posted on 01/05/2012 5:23:30 PM PST by Happy Rain ("The GOP establishment BELIEVE conservatives can't win--Liberals KNOW conservatives win.")
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To: allmendream

65 posted on 01/05/2012 6:33:43 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I prefer Crony Capitalism to Crony Judicialism...unless it's MY crony on the bench)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“We all know that welfare dependency is a crutch used by liberals to keep black people enslaved to a liberal lower class subpar existence.”

Well, now you’ve gone and done it. You’ll NEVER get elected president now! LOL!


66 posted on 01/05/2012 6:34:02 PM PST by Catholic Iowan
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