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?

46 Comments

  1. Angela

    I agree.

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