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Rick Santorum: another slip of the tongue but was it the 'N-word'?
The Guardian ^ | 03/30/2012 | Paul Harris

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: pennsylvania; ricksantorum; santorum; santorumgaffe; santorumtruthfile
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To: Responsibility2nd

I do not like Saintorum and I will refuse to vote for the punk.

However, this claim and the video is unmitigated BULL S-—.

The sooner the libs starve to death, the better off we will all be.

41 posted on 03/30/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Retired Greyhound

According to Zimmerman standards, Obama is White Black. We have yet to have the 1st black president.

42 posted on 03/30/2012 11:37:44 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: EEGator

5, 4, 3, 2...

43 posted on 03/30/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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45 posted on 03/30/2012 11:50:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ntnychik

[I heard “nic”. Maybe it was just a random stray syllable.]

I hate those random stray syllables! They do that all the time!

46 posted on 03/30/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Responsibility2nd
a "******"?

A six star president? That would be quite an endorsement. I thought the scale only went to five.

47 posted on 03/30/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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48 posted on 03/30/2012 12:45:58 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Did he say _____?

"Stone him!!" (Monty Python Youtube)

49 posted on 03/30/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Why did you ping me to this garbage? Is this your idea of a news story? Do me a favor, halfwit, ping somebody else or go play in heavy traffic. lol

50 posted on 03/30/2012 1:14:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This video has been edited. Can’t trust it.

This isn’t the first time the media has tried to smear Santorum with false charges of racism, and it probably won’t be the last.

51 posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:44 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What’s next? Is the media going to hirer psychics that can determine when someone is thinking about saying the N-word?

52 posted on 03/30/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: TigersEye

Aw, you’re the best! And thanks for giving me far more credit for wit than anyone else does; that’s adorable!

53 posted on 03/30/2012 9:07:30 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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