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bana05:

marcovhv:

caraobrien:

googlesantorum:

rasputin:

“We know the candidate Barack Obama what he was like, the anti-war goverment nigg—the uh—…” 

I think it’s time to go home now, Rick.

Wow. 

So it’s come to this in America.

I think you mean it’s still this in America.  It never “left”.  Meanwhile, I did snicker. He could barely contain himself, stumbled over his words trying to clean that up, but there’s no cleaning up that he’s a racist with little desire to change.

inothernews

Here’s the thing about Rick Santorum’s “What a snob!” jab at the president.

inothernews:

Look at the video again and you can see, hear, and feel the contempt in Santorum’s voice.  He hates the president.  To his core.  It was unfettered, unabashed, unfiltered and utter, the utterest hatred for Obama I’ve ever heard.  There was no uncomfortable laughter to mask it with, as Romney might employ; there was no soundbite of manufactured outrage, as personified by the hollow shell of a man known as Newt Gingrich.  No, this was sincere disgust with the man who currently serves as commander-in-chief.  Over what?  Obama’s wanting our nation’s youth to pursue a college degree, or to enroll in a technical or vocational school?  Over espousing higher education?  Seriously?

Now Santorum’s advisers may have told him to tone it down, Rick, in the hours since that infamous ad hominem attack.  But there’s no use hiding such deep-seated abhorrence.  Rick Santorum embodies the worst trait of the Tea Party at its nadir: irrational hostility toward one’s political opponents.  Thankfully, there were TV cameras there to capture the nuance of “What a snob!”  Because reading that very quote from Rick Santorum probably elicits a “Oh, there goes Rick again, asking to be Googled!” 

But seeing and hearing him say it makes it crystal clear: when it comes to Obama, Santorum is sleeping with the enmity.

(via notesonascandal)

thehuskybro
thehuskybro:

I am watching Slavery By Another Name
“These are the “Good Ol’ Days” that Rick Santorum wish America to go back to,  Rick Santorum ain’t worth a damn! http://huskybro.com/post/6352263427/white-america-was-great”
 36 others are also watching  Slavery By Another Name on GetGlue.com

thehuskybro:

I am watching Slavery By Another Name

“These are the “Good Ol’ Days” that Rick Santorum wish America to go back to, Rick Santorum ain’t worth a damn! http://huskybro.com/post/6352263427/white-america-was-great”

36 others are also watching Slavery By Another Name on GetGlue.com

(via notesonascandal)

darkjez
darkjez:

Racially Coded Politics

Political Irony— Republican presidential candidates are increasingly using “racially coded language” in an attempt to win votes.
For example, when asked a question about welfare 2 days before the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum replied “I don’t want to make Black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” The problem is that the question didn’t mention blacks at all, and statistically far more whites receive low-income assistance than blacks. But somehow the word “welfare” has become coded as referring to blacks.
In addition to the quote in the comic, Newt Gingrich called Obama “the most successful food stamp president in American history.” I’m not even sure what that’s supposed to mean, but it sure sounds like someone tossing out red meat to the base.
UPDATE: Here’s some commentary from Jen Sorensen on her comic:

You’d think that decades in politics would knock the racist claptrap out of someone like Newt Gingrich, but, well, this is the GOP we’re talking about. Instead, he just substitutes polite-sounding phrases like “African-American community” and “demand paychecks” for “those lazy blacks.” How does one go about demanding a paycheck, anyway? I’d like to be able to do that, and have one show up. That would be cool.
The dialogue in the third panel refers to Ron Paul’s Paranoid Kook Reports, which contained the theory that the LA riots only came to a halt because everyone went to pick up welfare checks. And right-wing noise machine poopshoveler Brent Bozell said on Fox News that Obama looked like a “skinny ghetto crackhead.” Rick Santorum has also made similar comments to Newt’s.
For data on food stamp usage, I looked at this USDA report (big PDF, via the ThinkProgress article linked above; page 75 has the breakdown) and this, which documents disproportionate rural usage, largely by children.

darkjez:

Racially Coded Politics

Political Irony— Republican presidential candidates are increasingly using “racially coded language” in an attempt to win votes.

For example, when asked a question about welfare 2 days before the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum replied “I don’t want to make Black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” The problem is that the question didn’t mention blacks at all, and statistically far more whites receive low-income assistance than blacks. But somehow the word “welfare” has become coded as referring to blacks.

In addition to the quote in the comic, Newt Gingrich called Obama “the most successful food stamp president in American history.” I’m not even sure what that’s supposed to mean, but it sure sounds like someone tossing out red meat to the base.

UPDATE: Here’s some commentary from Jen Sorensen on her comic:

You’d think that decades in politics would knock the racist claptrap out of someone like Newt Gingrich, but, well, this is the GOP we’re talking about. Instead, he just substitutes polite-sounding phrases like “African-American community” and “demand paychecks” for “those lazy blacks.” How does one go about demanding a paycheck, anyway? I’d like to be able to do that, and have one show up. That would be cool.

The dialogue in the third panel refers to Ron Paul’s Paranoid Kook Reports, which contained the theory that the LA riots only came to a halt because everyone went to pick up welfare checks. And right-wing noise machine poopshoveler Brent Bozell said on Fox News that Obama looked like a “skinny ghetto crackhead.” Rick Santorum has also made similar comments to Newt’s.

For data on food stamp usage, I looked at this USDA report (big PDF, via the ThinkProgress article linked above; page 75 has the breakdown) and this, which documents disproportionate rural usage, largely by children.

liberalsarecool
socialismartnature:

(Photo) Modern-day racism in America » 

In Iowa, white welfare recipients outnumber black welfare recipients nine-to-one. Rick Santorum: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them someone else’s money,” while campaigning in Iowa.

socialismartnature:

(Photo) Modern-day racism in America »

In Iowa, white welfare recipients outnumber black welfare recipients nine-to-one. Rick Santorum: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them someone else’s money,” while campaigning in Iowa.

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paradiscacorbasi:

thatsonedeadflamingo:

sugar-flanagan:

Take your pick.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the GOP.

This photoset makes my head hurt.  And my heart.

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shortformblog
lolagetslife:

motherjones:

shortformblog:

“America is a melting pot, not a salad bowl.” We’ll get back to you when we figure out what that means.

It means Dan Savage just struck GOLD. #TossedSalad

Ok, so, um…does that mean that someone needs to toss this salad?

lolagetslife:

motherjones:

shortformblog:

“America is a melting pot, not a salad bowl.” We’ll get back to you when we figure out what that means.

It means Dan Savage just struck GOLD. #TossedSalad

Ok, so, um…does that mean that someone needs to toss this salad?