A few days ago we reported that GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum put his foot in his mouth by saying I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money,” and making a few other comments about how the welfare system does and should work (of course only the welfare for black people)Britni Danielle astutely pointed out that he paused “before he said “black people” (or mmmblah…people)” And now, that’s exactly what Santorum is claiming — he didn’t say black people, he said blah people. Because blah people are an actual thing, right?

Santorum defended his tongue-slip on FOX News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” saying:

“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t. And I can tell you, I don’t use — I don’t — first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African-American’ more than I use ‘black… I can tell you as someone who did more work for historically black colleges, I used to have — every year, I used to bring all the historically black colleges into Washington, DC to try to help them, because they get very little federal money through the bureaucracy, and so I help to try to introduce them to people in the Department of Education so they could have more resources.”

Wait, so…now not only did he say “blah” people and not black people (because, again, that’s an actual thing), but he’s so politically progressive that he uses the term African-American instead of black? And he spends his time hooking HBCU’s up with funding? Is any of this supposed to make him seem aware and non-racist or God-forbid a friend to the black community? And can he please explain what a “blah” person is?

Watching the video of his comments again, I think that if we could read his mind it would say “I’m naturally about to say black…but I shouldn’t say black…aw man, too late” and that mish-mash of vowels and consonants is what came out.

Read more at Huffington Post.

Are you buying Santorum’s defense?

  • Yancy

    Thank you, Thembi. What an asswipe he is.

  • African Mami

    Yes, I am buying his defense….

  • http://nocturneadagio.blogspot.com LainaLain

    I guess because he helped out a couple of black colleges that he’s not supposed to be racist….

    -_________-

  • http://www.12stepswebseries.com Tony Clomax

    I went to a Black college and I had non-Black racists as professors who were just working there until something better came along. Just because he had some dealings with Black colleges in DC, don’t mean a damn thing. He said what he said and some of the people around him looked at him like, “Oh shit, no he didn’t.”

  • Timcampi

    @LainaLain

    I also seriously doubt he helped any black college. I wish people would stop thinking just because they’ve associated with people of color on random occasions it makes them less inclined to commit prejudiced behavior.

  • http://cupofjo-jo.blogspot.com bk chick

    Yea..sure…”blah” people…I swear these people slay me with their subliminal racist shit..then to say he worked with HBCUs? He might as well have said “But I have black friends…”

  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    This whole story cracks me up so much. I can’t take this man seriously at all. I guess he is happy to keep all the white people (no whaa people) on welfare. Since there are more of them, he could probably save more money cutting them off. I am trying to be annoyed, but just end up laughing so much.

  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    I’ll like to know why he is so scared to say “black”, nothing wrong with good ole “black”. I am black, black, black. See, the world didn’t fall down.

  • Taylormay

    i can’t get the ads to go away at the top/ i can’t click on the ‘x’

  • jamesfrmphilly

    um, it’s on the video…….

  • Alexandra

    LOL! He is not the first.
    I’ve caught a few people hesitate when or before they say ‘Blacck..’ opps lol!

  • Mimi

    I agree with the author in that he was thinking “black” and wanted to say “black” but realized that that might come off as racist, but he realized it a little to late so “black” came out of his mouth and he thought that black people and white people would think that if he came up with some crazy ass theory (“blah” people) that we wouldn’t think he’s racist. I swear, I as I was watching him on Fox, I was waiting for him to give the old standard line that racist people give: “Look, I like black people. I have black friends. I’ve had black people over to my house for dinner”. LOL!

    BTW, it’s too far along in the game for people to be making these kinds of misspeaks.

  • LN

    I’m laughing with you. Maybe he’s a comedian at heart, cause that was funny. He is one of the many epic fools with “power”. The End. I wasn’t aware that “Black” was offensive. There are many Black citizens of America who do not consider themselves “African-American”. I think “Black” covers all Black Ethnic groups. Folks need to understand that not everyone with a darker shade in the states is African-American. They could be from Honduras, Brazil, Europe, Canada, the West Indies…..etc. Some white folks need to take a basic course on world cultures. Get it together Mr. Blah!

  • @me

    With comments like that, Santorum is sure to get the conservative vote!

  • ok there…

    Lol. I agree.
    There are three black folks where I work (including myself). A coworker was referring to one of them, but since she didn’t know his name, she went on to describe him: “tall, medium built, short black hair, bla, bla, bla” when all along, she could have said “he black guy who works upstairs”… We would have save a whole bunch of time! lol

  • Trey

    me either! HATE THESE NEW ADS!

  • Ren Harbitt

    I’d buy his defense. I need it to explain my wifes Christmas present.

  • Shelly George

    What an idiot. I saw the exchange and he DEFINITELY said BLACK. First he tried to explain it away by saying he was referring to a documentary her had just seen (Waiting for Superman) about black kids. Well, the documentary is not only about AfrAm kids but other races as well. Get your lies straight before you go on TV justifying this foolishness. Either way, this punk isn’t getting MY vote!

  • Simp

    Obama is racist too – yet no one has a problem with that

  • Reggie

    And Obama didn’t say “kikes”

  • apple

    i hate liars. just say it “i dont like black people” and i can respect the truth then going around and circles and lying about it

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    Basically we need a “Stuff White Politicians (or White Men) Say…About Black People” video.

    Especially after this! Don Imus, Bill O’Reilly, Michele Bachman, we need a timeline, or something! LOL!!

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    Another notable quote by Santorum, “I wouldn’t be in this race if it weren’t for Obama.”

  • Neil

    Why, some of my best friends are blah people!

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    “I dated a blah girl before!”

  • fuchsia

    LOL These comments had me cracking up! I don’t buy his defense one bit. I think he’s just like everyone else on Fox News… completely out of touch when it comes to people of color.

  • Ren Harbitt

    My leg really hurts. My doctor just laughed at me when I said I got bit by a Blah Widow.
    I hope he gets ate by a Great Why Shark when he goes to Marthas.

  • Jafsie

    No, I don’t buy his defense.

  • secret6

    Well, the madness hasn’t stopped with Santorum. Gingrich has just announced that some people have told him they’d rather receive paychcks than welfare checks, therefore, and I quote “If the NAACP wants to meet with me, I’m all for it.” Considering that the ‘people’ he spoke of are most likely black, I guess this is his way of saying he wants to reach out to the black community. Yeah, that’s the way you go about doing it. Insult us first, then reach out. Just got this off the CBS evening news. I don’t know how to decribe these mofos. Seriously desperate, insanely deluded, or just plain crazy!

  • Nia

    “I can tell you as someone who did more work for historically black colleges….”
    I’m sorry — what were you about to say there Mr. Santorum?

  • Sunny

    lol someone had already started a blog: http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com/
    The author is on a hiatus now though.

  • http://www.clutchmagazine.com Clutch

    It’s a blah thing…you wouldn’t understand.

  • Ren Harbitt

    Count Gingrach loves his Blah Metal. Fact.

  • Mikette

    That just proves another thing…He is a liar….why can’t he just admit that he DID say that… quote ” I don’t want to keep giving black or blah people someone else’s money…..etc… well what kind of money does he want to give the white portion of people that receive government assistance since they make up the majority of the welfare recipients?

  • Jenn

    Can I just mention that the majority of welfare recipients are white anyway? The GOP is ignorant. And furthermore, they are bigoted against anyone who isn’t a white, Christian, heterosexual male. Why do you think they all pit against Michelle Bachmann, even though she is GOP? Because they would rather see a male as a President than a female. It is clear that GOP candidates want us to go back to the 1800s and the democrats aren’t much better. But anyway, Santorum is just awful.

  • mak

    Doesn’t he mean “historically African-American Colleges”?

  • Jen

    Pretty sure Rick Santorum is the Antichrist.

  • Perverted Alchemist

    “I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t. And I can tell you, I don’t use — I don’t — first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African-American’ more than I use ‘black… I can tell you as someone who did more work for historically black colleges”

    Sure you did, Rick…sure you did…

  • NikkiC30

    I particularly like how we live in a culture where not only is it acceptable to say that but even though none of the other people are politicians or public figures, no one jumped up to say they didn’t agree with that. I am not superwoman but I jump to the defense of other people’s races and groups I am not a part of. I don’t believe in sitting there, nodding your head, and trying to “go with the flow’. Yeah he said it but the bigger problem is they all agreed with it. I wonder what I am doing at work if he wants me to earn my paycheck. Hmm makes me wonder.

  • carmelrenee

    I sent a complaint to his campaign website as soon as I heard that BS! Doesn’t he know that there are more white people than black on welfare? See what had happened was that he was thinking black people but his mouth was suspposed to repeat it! But you know what the good book says, “As a man thinketh, so is he!”

  • Aeons Torn

    Don’t make snap judgments. Political debates aren’t all blah-and-white, you know.

  • Tiffany W.

    I personally would like to know the blah-ass, boomstick guy’s reaction to this. I felt his side-eye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tell-Santorums-Campaign-You-Agree-No-Assistance-for-Blah-People/261930187207552?sk=info Jean Paul Holmes

    This is despicable. There is an email campaign being put together to satirically flood Santorum’s offices with email, mail and calls supporting his stance on blah people. I submitted the group’s Facebook page as my website if you’re interested.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tell-Santorums-Campaign-You-Agree-No-Assistance-for-Blah-People/261930187207552?sk=info Jean Paul Holmes

    That Facebook group is called “Tell Santorum’s Campaign You Agree: No Assistance for Blah People”.

  • http://johnmburtlmt.blogspot.com John M. Burt

    As Barney Frank said in a similar situation, “It wouldn’t have slipped out if it hadn’t been in there”.

  • Angela

    I agree.

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