Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Santorum's Slip

Republican hopeful Rick Santorum, spat out a racist comment during the Iowa caucus on Monday and showed his true colors when he said, “I don’t want to make black peoples’ lives better by giving them somebody else’s money,” Mr. Santorum said. “I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and for their families.” when he was talking about welfare reform.

Now the Republican hopeful is trying to cover up his slip by saying  he didn't actually say "black people" at all and was misheard. Of course, he is going to try and cover his ass on that slip. Who is going to elect a racist president. But, it's too late to turn back the clock on his racist comment. The comment is already embedded in the minds of millions of nonwhite voters. According to the Iowa statistics, 84% of welfare recipients are white. So, where did that comment come from? It came from his delusional views on the association of race and welfare. In today's economy, that wasn't a smart comment to make. There are a lot of people out there who forced to turn to welfare to take care of their families, because of politicians like Rick Santorum.