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  •  Srsly? He didn't say black? (12+ / 0-)

    Right. Don't believe your lying ears....

    "But much to my surprise when I opened my eyes I was the victim of the great compromise." John Prine

    by high uintas on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 02:50:12 PM PST

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    •  my ears (0+ / 0-)

      also hear "bligh".  I'm sure he was self-editing halfway through a gaffe.  I don't doubt that he was thinking black.  But I don't hear "black..  It's more of an "eye" sound than an "eh" sound, and it doesn't end with a "ck" sound.  

      Santorum hasn't given a credible account of what he intended to say, if he indeed did say "bligh".  

      •  He said black (10+ / 0-)

        like some southern bigots used to say 'nigra'.  It's what he said, and it's what he meant and he tried to pull it back and it was an epic fail.

        Furthermore, he went on the lie about what he said.

        I have little tolerance for this pausing of what he said when everyone could see and hear it being said..

        "No, I'm being judged against the ideal. Joe Biden has a saying: 'Don't judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative." --President Barack Obama, 12/11/11

        by smoothnmellow on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 06:28:23 PM PST

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        •  You know, with all the incredibly stupid things (2+ / 0-)
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          YsosadisticGOP, jack23

          Santorum has said just in the last week, it seems pretty silly to be invested in his actually having said something racist here. He's said other stupid and bigoted things, but there's reason enough to doubt that he said what he's been accused of here.

          Hey, have you seen this one? It's buried at the end of yet another article about this "bla-" flap:

          I was at a debate with Howard Dean and we were asked what was the most imp[ortant(?)] quality of America and he said diversity. Diversity? Have you ever heard of e pluribus unum?....The greatness of America is people who are diverse coming together to be one," Santorum said. "If we celebrate diversity, we lay the groundwork for that conflict. We need to celebrate common values and have a president that lays out those common values
          In other words: Diversity is great when I talk about it, but not when Howard Dean talks about it.

          Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

          by Nowhere Man on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 07:58:45 PM PST

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          •  Compared to Santorum, corporations are people. (0+ / 0-)

            This robot is so corrupted by PAC money that he's now ... a techno politico lobbyo radio wifi and video with 24 hours of ad space a day to sell.

            GOP:: Greedy One Percent

            by YsosadisticGOP on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 11:45:13 PM PST

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