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Friday, March 30, 2012

Rick Santorum Probably Didn't Mean to Almost Say That Racial Slur

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM

If Rick Santorum ever became the leader of the free world, we would be the very first to move to Canada. Hell, it's a tempting enough just watching him run for president. And although we have learned that Santorum is definitely thick-headed enough to think that aspirin is the panacea for birth control, we're not sure that the sweater-vest-wearing Republican is dumb enough to actually call America's first black president that epithet that white people aren't allowed to say.

But during this speech at  Janesville, Wisc., it appears that Sanrotum almost said the n-word when talking about President Barack Obama:  "We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like -- the anti-war government nig ..."

Hear the slip-up for yourself (34:30)

After watching it a few times, we decided that Santorum perhaps stumbled over the word "government," then got worried he actually said the n-word, which then made it look like he almost said it.

Brain fart or not, the slip-ups are starting to show a pattern. Remember when he stumbled over his vowels and consonants in Iowa while discussing conservative opposition to welfare programs:

"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."

He later insisted that he had not said "black", but instead said "blah," as he confused himself with his own train of thought.

Will Santorum supporters out there please explain to us what "blah" people are?

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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