Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: another slip of the tongue but was it the 'N-word'?
Posted on 03/30/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Did Rick Santorum really just come within a few micro-seconds of calling America's first ever black president a "******"?
Of course not, comes the rational response. Apart from the fact that it would instantly be a campaign-killing gaffe, it would be in direct opposition to the Santorum image we have seen now for months. This is the man who is almost two goody-two-shoes to be real. He has a large and loving family. He may be ultra-conservative, but he also appears to be the sort of suburban dad who would be more likely to say "Aw, shucks" and "Jeepers creepers" rather than deploy the most offensive word in the English language. He wears sweater vests!
But about that video. What is going on there?
Santorum was speaking at a rally in Janesville, Wisconsin, still locked in the ferocious nomination battle with Mitt Romney and still desperate to become the true conservative standard-bearer of the Republican party.
"We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like the anti-war government nig " he seems to say, then suddenly stopping, and changing tack to add: "America was a source for division around the world, that what we were doing was wrong."
It is hard to think of exactly what word Santorum was about to use. What word beginning with "nig-" comes naturally after government? It has been suggested he was trying to say "-nik", as in peacenik or beatnik. That is possible. Or perhaps, it was some non-specific verbal tic: a random vowel-consonent flub.
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Here, Santorum has previous form. In Iowa, he stumbled when discussing conservative opposition to welfare programmes:
"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."
In the face of later outrage at singling out black Americans, he insisted that he had not said "black", but instead vocalised "bleugh", as his mind became confused over his own train of thought. Believe that? Judge for yourself here.
Next thing you know they’ll say Rick Santorum was the one who shot Trayvon Martin.
The Guardian has lost its mind.
NOT A CHANCE.
No he didn’t he just halfway did. Pretty funny....
So now they are going after him for something he didn’t say?
He said, “The sheriff is near”.
And really, how could any logical thinker, ever believe this highly temperamental amateur could ever handle the Presidency?
Rick really doesn’t like naggers, and he was about to name Obama as one.
Will Herman Cain admonish him?
I wish they would call his the first “HALF BLACK” President. . . Either way, he is a disgrace to both his races.
Well, Obama is only half black.
. . .call “him”. . .*