• Rick Santorum Doesn't Care About Blah-k People

    Sometimes Rick Santorum feels lonely.You can call Rick Santrorum a social-conservative extremist who would rewrite the Constitution to prevent gay marriage, abolish federal courts he disagrees with and deny women birth control.

    But you can’t call him a racist. You see, he doesn’t hate black people, just "blah" people

    Iowa runner-up Rick Santorum… denied saying that he didn't want "to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."

    Santorum allegedly made the controversial comments when discussing welfare in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News, but he maintained that people misheard the word "black" when he stumbled on a word.

    "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," Santorum said.

    If you watch the video of his original remarks, it’s not completely clear, but I think we should give Santorum the benefit of the doubt.

    Based on his policy proposals, Santorum doesn't just not care about black people. He appears to have no regard for gay, female, Spanish-speaking, or poor people. "Blah" is merely a universal stand-in for any traditionally disadvantaged group. It's a kind of choose-your-own-adventure for right-wing bigots.

    This could be a winning campaign strategy, actually. Instead of telling pregnant women they should be allowed to die rather than receive a life-saving medical procedure, Santorum can say that blah people should be allowed to blah. Don't tell the unemployed they should lose their homes, just say that blah people should blah blah blah. After all, if no one knows what you're saying, you can't be wrong.

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    Tags: Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Welfare

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