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Rick Santorum Catches Himself Midway Through Calling President Obama the N-Word

10:45 pm - 03/29/2012

Transcript: “We know the candidate Barack Obama what he was like, the anti-war goverment nigg— uh, the uh… fffff... the uh... that America was a source for...”  

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wimples fuck you rick santorum30th-Mar-2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
thenakedcat 30th-Mar-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
...if I didn't have work this evening this would be an excellent reason to start drinking.
schexyschteve 30th-Mar-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Perhaps if we send mass emails to Rachel Maddow, she'll pick up on this story?

I'm honestly shocked it's taken 4 years for that word to almost slip out.
mypolar 30th-Mar-2012 10:34 pm (UTC)

lickbrains 31st-Mar-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
LMFAO omfg this gif XD
rylee900 30th-Mar-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
I wish he hadn't caught himself,if I'm honest.
365reasonswhy 30th-Mar-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
He absolutely can NOT get the nomination. I know people think he would be an easier candidate for Obama to beat in a general but the idea of him even being that close to the office of President scares the ever loving fuck out of me. I'd rather have flip flopping, patronizing Mittens any day. And I think/hope Obama can beat them both.
hey_kayla_jay 31st-Mar-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Let's all have a palette cleanser after this fuckery. Look what this idiot's tumblr tag brought me;
almightyspaz Fuck this man and his sweater vest31st-Mar-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
Seriously, between this, Trayvon Martin and the Hunger Games race bullshit I think I'm ready to hot foot it to England.

sodoesrachael 31st-Mar-2012 08:43 am (UTC)
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donkere_vlam 31st-Mar-2012 11:35 am (UTC)
What makes me ill about this isn't just how flippant he is about his near-slip...I have never liked hearing the "n" word (I have a filthy fucking mouth but I refuse to say or even type out/write that word), mainly because even before that word gained a racial connotation, its original meaning is "ignorant person". Um, last time I checked, ignorance is not exclusive to a single race...
ennifer_jay 31st-Mar-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)

lol bye santorum.
skramamme 31st-Mar-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
I just wrote to my newspaper about this- I'm in Australia but considering America is our closest ally I would hope this would be considered newsworthy.
izelmecatl 31st-Mar-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
Why am I not surprised...
vonlisbon 31st-Mar-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
lol it seriously never occurred to me, until this post, that people may think "negotiator" and "nigger" do not have an identical first syllable.

oop@me. He's from VA/WV so it's totally likely he has the pin/pen merger, too.

Kind of a side note to the fact that he also clearly was about to say something that he chose to backtrack on and not say, but interesting to me just the same.
skramamme 31st-Mar-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm, interesting interpretation by someone at the Guardian blog;
"I wouldn't for a second put it past Santorum to engage in the most shameful dog-whistle if he knew it would lock in the racist vote."

Personally I don't doubt that he meant to say the N word but the dog-whistle theory also makes an awful kind of sense.
vexed_artist 31st-Mar-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
What makes me incredibly sad is that his anti-porn comments probably cost him more support than this racist slip-up...
dncingmalkavian 1st-Apr-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
All I know is this. IF Santorum had any chance whatsoever at the presidency, he just threw it in the dirt, squatted over it, and took a big ol' shit on it.

As much as I hate to say it...this pleases me.

But ye gods. I'm sad for my country. I was just bitching today about how when my boyfriend and I go out, we get stared at, all the time, and often disapprovingly (I'm mixed black/white/Native American, he's fully white, and we're sometimes accompanied by his young son, who is practically as fair as they come). The racism in this country is just ridiculous. At least when I lived in Finland, people refrained from dropping the N-bomb.
rubygloomrox 1st-Apr-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Well if people aren't put off by him being against the separation of church and state, I highly doubt they'll care about him being racist, too. Ignorance seems to come in package deals with things like racism and pettiness, after all.
hashire 1st-Apr-2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'll be so glad when the primary is over and he leaves Wisconsin. GTFO my state.

Some guy I work with was like, "OH I DON'T KNOW" when we listened to this.
anythingshedoes 1st-Apr-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
I want to say "unbelievable" but really, it's not.

Can I come sleep over or something, Canada? America is getting scarier.
ureshiku 2nd-Apr-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
3:30 AM and the daily newspapers for Monday are in. Nothing.

i can't believe this isn't being reported
i guess OWS didn't completely destroy my faith in the media after all, or I wouldn't feel so fucking betrayed.

Edited at 2012-04-02 07:45 am (UTC)
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