Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Santorum continues to Offend

All eyes are on New Hampshire this evening as the GOP primary there draws to a close.


It seems that Rick Santorum has continued to ruffle feathers -- this time his comments aren't directly tied to the gay and lesbian community -- now he's making controversial comments about members of the African-American community and entitlement programs. Specifically, Santorum is reported to have commented on January 1 in Sioux City, Iowa:


Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum singled out blacks as being recipients of assistance through federal benefit programs, telling a mostly-white audience he doesn't want to "make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money.

Of course, like any skillful politician, Santorum is trying to deny that he really made the controversial remarks directed at African-Americans. In fact, Santorum said that he wasn't really saying the word "black," -- just a simple twist of the tongue. Here's Stephen Colbert's take on Santorum's comments from last night's broadcast of The Colbert Report.



And for more on Santorum and other GOP candidates controversial remarks, check out Frank Bruni's latest column in the NY Times.

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