Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Rick Santorum: Presidential Candidate and Blatant Racist

When I saw the comment on my Facebook page today, that Rick Santorum said that he didn’t want to “make black peoples’ lives better” I assumed that he was being quoted out of context, because no one in the 21st century says that. Not anymore anyway.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Here is a clip of the statement from CBS News:


Rick Santorum, presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a racist.

But since he’s in Iowa, and since he hasn’t a snowball’s chance in H-E-Double-Hockey sticks of garnering a single African-American vote, and couldn’t care less about the effect of these words in Iowa, a 91% Caucasian state, Rick Santorum is in his comfort zone and can say what he really thinks.

Know which ethnic group collects the most welfare? Whether it is actual welfare or food stamps or Medicaid or Medicare? Taxpayer-supported government benefits?

White people.

African-Americans collect a disproportionate amount of welfare as a percentage of that ethnic group, but in raw numbers their numbers are dwarfed by white people.

A president is a president of all the people. A president doesn’t single out a subset of Americans and accuse them of raw and rapacious laziness for not getting out there and working for a living. A president knows that the ills and, yes, past racist policies of our society have contributed to this trend. A president understands this.

Rick Santorum is no president.

2 comments:

Kellybee said...

I wish I could come up with something funny to say about Rick Santorum, but why bother? Dan Savage's Google-bomb took care of that.

Santorum is a sanctimous, bigoted jerkoff who should soon be dispatched to the trash heap called Political Oblivion.

judge chief charly hoarse said...

I was pleased to read that he made the Committee for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington list of Twenty Most Corrupt Legislators in 2006. He was down with the K Street Project and his name comes up in Abramoff and DeLay's Saipan scam. We probably won't hear the other Republicans talking about this though..