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NEW Racist Rick Santorum Attacks Blacks Doesn't Want To "Make Black People's Lives Better By Giving Them Somebody Else's Money."

CBS Video of racial / offending comments here...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7393607n

CBS confronted Rick Santorum later about his racially charged statements and this is CBS video of his inadequate response...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7393633n

Note: In Iowa only 9% of food stamp recipients are black, 84% are white.

At a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Sunday, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum singled out blacks as being recipients of assistance through federal benefit programs, telling a mostly-white audience he doesn't want to "make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."

Answering a question about foreign influence on the U.S. economy, the former Pennsylvania senator went on to discuss the American entitlement system - which he argued is being used to politically exploit its beneficiaries.

"It just keeps expanding - I was in Indianola a few months ago and I was talking to someone who works in the department of public welfare here, and she told me that the state of Iowa is going to get fined if they don't sign up more people under the Medicaid program," Santorum said. "They're just pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That's what the bottom line is."

More here...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57350990-503544/santo...

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I believe SC is an open primary state

I wonder how this comment will play there?

BUMP

We really ought to capitalize on this, along with the Jon Stewart piece on Gingrich's racist comments.

Rick Santorum has a long,

Rick Santorum has a long, colorful history of making bizarre, inflammatory and just plain ridiculous statements about all sorts of important issues. Here is a rundown of some of Rick’s “greatest hits.”

“A lesbian woman came up to me and said, ‘why are you denying me my right?’ I said, ‘well, because it’s not a right.’ It’s a privilege that society recognizes because society sees intrinsic value to that relationship over any other relationship.”

- Rick Santorum on gay adoption, 5/3/11
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“The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong.”

–Arguing that poor, unwed mothers don’t really need college educations. It Takes a Family, Pg. 138, July 2005.

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“Why do I owe them money for a bill they approved that was lawful? I don’t owe them anything,”

–On why he doesn’t plan to reimburse the Penn Hills School District the $100,000 it spent on his children’s tuition while they were living in Virginia.

Senator denies owing district, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, November 24, 2004

http://santorumexposed.com/?page_id=22

I detest Santorum as much as the next guy...

... But not for this. This is a bad quote taken out of context, not racism. There are plenty of reasons not to vote for him, but this is not one of them.

If I burn to many bridges I'll never get off this awful island.

Yes I agree

But if the media decides to not to cover it they won't.

I think it's also bad to take things out of context.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Old Newsletters vs A dude actually say something today

Which is more convincing?

Can we get the media to

Can we get the media to change the focus of racism from Paul to Santorum "Frothy mix" now?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

(Reverse?) Psychology in Action, Wow!

Good grief, the media spins things.

"[Santorum] doesn't want to 'make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money.'"

Singer Kurt Cobain was right: damn the media.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

If Ron Paul had made such an insensitive statement he'd be out

This is unacceptable.

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