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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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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.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Next thing you know they’ll say Rick Santorum was the one who shot Trayvon Martin.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT by exist
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To: Responsibility2nd
Also....
 

Rick Santorum probably didn’t call President Obama the n-word



3 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh Dear!


4 posted on 03/30/2012 10:47:43 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Responsibility2nd

JMJ.

The Guardian has lost its mind.

NOT A CHANCE.

GET REAL.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Distant Relative of Ricks?
 

 
 
/sarc


6 posted on 03/30/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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7 posted on 03/30/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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8 posted on 03/30/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No he didn’t he just halfway did. Pretty funny....


9 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:16 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So now they are going after him for something he didn’t say?


10 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:24 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Responsibility2nd

He said, “The sheriff is near”.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:53 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Total BS.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Responsibility2nd
I can only say, I am not surprised. After all, with his internals rapidly losing ground to Romney in Wisconsin, he is getting desperate again.

And really, how could any logical thinker, ever believe this highly temperamental amateur could ever handle the Presidency?

13 posted on 03/30/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I have never seen a bigger stretch to try and smear a candidate than this. The Guardian is trying to sell us a steaming pile of...


14 posted on 03/30/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rick really doesn’t like naggers, and he was about to name Obama as one.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: TigersEye

Ping


16 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Will Herman Cain admonish him?


17 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:35 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wish they would call his the first “HALF BLACK” President. . . Either way, he is a disgrace to both his races.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:44 AM PDT by beethoven
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Well, Obama is only half black.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:52 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: beethoven

. . .call “him”. . .*


20 posted on 03/30/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT by beethoven
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To: Responsibility2nd
I call "no foul" simply from the context it was used in.

"We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like – the anti-war government nig..."

Santorum was contrasting "candidate" Obama to president Obama. It would be senseless to bring Obama's race into it, even if Santorum was predisposed to do so and forgot for an instant he was speaking in public.

Now it the comment had been about something that could be construed as racial I might have a different view such as.

Obama was a politician straight from the Chicago Machine, he attended the church of radical Black Liberation Church. Just another inner city nig...

Then you could make a case for it...

21 posted on 03/30/2012 10:57:24 AM PDT by apillar
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Most of the attacks on Santorum are nothing but old re-runs from the Romney and Ron Paul supporters that are six months old and were addressed six months ago.

Romney is spending millions and millions of dollars destroying not just Santorum, but conservatives, because Romney knows that his state mandate is just as odious to conservatives as the federal mandate.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Responsibility2nd
“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.”

Since he finished his thought with the word “wrong” any REASONABLE person would jump to the conclusion that he was speaking about Obama’s NEGATIVE policies. I have never heard him use the “N” word EVER. Why would he use it in a heated campaign. I HAVE heard him use the word NEGATVE quite often when referring to Obama. This is pretty sad, especially since it probably came from the Romney/Obama campaign. This kind of stuff makes me so upset. Shame on them. When there is a “war on women” Santorum is against women. Now that there is a “war on race” santorum called Obama the “n” word. Give me a break...do they really think we are THAT stupid?

23 posted on 03/30/2012 11:01:00 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Lazlo in PA

You know, that might be the first head shot I’ve ever seen of Obama that didn’t have a halo behind it.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 11:01:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

@NO_LIMIT_what?


25 posted on 03/30/2012 11:04:36 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

By the way, which side of the Gov. Walker recall did Romney come down on? It seems to me that I heard that Romney was not supporting Walker.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 11:04:49 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Responsibility2nd

Those British newspapers are always looking out for the best interests of the US. What, is there no news in England?


27 posted on 03/30/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Retired Greyhound

and zimmerman?


28 posted on 03/30/2012 11:07:57 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mylife
"Will Herman Cain admonish him?"

:::::snicker:::::

29 posted on 03/30/2012 11:10:47 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He meant to say “nagger.”


30 posted on 03/30/2012 11:12:30 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Eva

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/romney-boosts-wisconsin-gov-walker-ahead-of-recall-election/

You must be selective in what information to base your opinion on. This was easy to research....... Blind bias will become a problem for all of us if any of us make ignorant proclamations without the facts. I hope you are not one of them. We cannot afford that any longer.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 11:12:50 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Notary Sojac
Oh, naggers...
32 posted on 03/30/2012 11:14:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wow, how bad is this journalism? Could this be more of a stretch to make up something to smear someone? No.

Who hasn’t mixed up sounds and words, trying to backtrack when they left something out? If anything, he was in the middle of trying to characterize Obama as a “BIG” government president, and left out the word “big.” Tried backtracking, and got the the “n” sound from government mixed in.

Now if you think that’s speculation too, it’s more probable than anything this article tried to hock.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT by BlessedMom92
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To: Labyrinthos

I must say, that I N’-don’t see this as a N’-problem, for N’-Santorum. And N’-either does N’-torum!


34 posted on 03/30/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is getting ridiculous.
35 posted on 03/30/2012 11:20:16 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It could have been....

Nitwit
Nincompoop
Nasty
Nothing
Non-american
Nits
Nats
Nicaraguan
Ninny
Nerf herder


36 posted on 03/30/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ridiculous.

Do you agree that Santorum did this, Responsibility2nd?


37 posted on 03/30/2012 11:32:57 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; EEGator; Notary Sojac

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155459/you-cant-say-that-on-television


38 posted on 03/30/2012 11:33:09 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Responsibility2nd

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


39 posted on 03/30/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Labyrinthos

My post 32 had a picture, but it got yanked.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by EEGator
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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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To: Girlene

Nope.


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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To: dragonblustar

Negro?


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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