Santorum Claims We All Misheard Him – He’s Against Helping ‘Blah People’ (VIDEO)

Author: January 5, 2012 10:44 am

In a campaign setting in Iowa, Presidential contender, Rick Santorum was caught on video saying that he didn’t want to “make black people’s lives better” by providing public assistance. But is that what he said? You judge:


Now, his campaign is trying to backtrack the statement by saying that he didn’t say the word ‘black,’ and it was just a mumble. From Mediaite:

“I’ve looked at that quote, in fact I looked at the video,” Santorum argued. “In fact, I’m pretty confident I didn’t say black. What I think — I started to say a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — mumbled it and sort of changed my thought.”

The context of the speech was pure “welfare queen” style race bating. My own theory? Yes, he did mumble his way through it, but I believe the script clearly had the word “black.” Santorum, while perhaps not a skilled, but still a seasoned politician, looked over the sea of white faces in the audience. He knew in his gut that he was about to say something unpalatable to the majority of the American people, so he stumbled.

What do you think?

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  • “I dont want.. to to make blie- people’s lives better by gi-”

    Sounds like ‘lives’ to me. Chose to add ‘people’s’ in there at the last second. But if you play it backwards, he praises the devil!

    By far not a fan of Santorum, but this is sensationalism and unjust smearing. He’s talking off the cuff and he stammered.

    Focus on one of the dozens of legitimate reasons to not like him.

  • and then he has the gall to say he didn’t say it… what a liar, hypocrite!

  • I utterly loathe Santorum’s views, but even I can hear that he was saying “to make lives better”, then realized he left out the word “people’s”, so it came out as “to make live–people’s lives better”. It’s an innocuous slip of the tongue, something we’ve all done many times.

    But, if you’re expecting to hear him say “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better” — because of your pre-existing conception of Santorum’s personality, and because reporters have told you that he might have said that — then you’re more likely to hear that. It’s a psychological effect known as “priming”, combined with a lot of confirmation bias. It’s the same reason you can hear “hidden messages” when someone plays a song backwards and tells you what words to listen for.

  • So he just saw all white faces. Did he forget that there were CAMERAS there? He’d better get ready for a whole lot more scrutiny like this, now that he’s a “frontrunner.”

  • Ha, ha, ha ,ha. Nice try, Rick.

  • Looks like you got some santorum on your face, Rick!

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