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March 30th, 2012 By Kevin Osborne | News | Posted In: 2012 Election, Republicans, President Obama, Racism

Did Santorum Use 'N-Word'?

Some allege candidate almost made racial slur at campaign event

ricksantorumRick Santorum - (Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikicommons)

Some critics of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said video footage of a speech at a campaign event shows him starting to utter a racial slur while referring to President Obama, then cutting himself off mid-word.

 

While speaking to a group of supporters in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Santorum said, “We know what the candidate, Barack Obama, was like.

The anti-war, government nig--, uh…” before stopping abruptly, then adding, “America was, uh, a source for division around the world. And that what we were doing was wrong. We needed to pull out and we needed to pull back.”

 

Although the uncompleted word sure sounds like it began with “nig” and what Santorum said next in the sentence didn’t flow naturally with the other words, a campaign spokesman today denied that the uncompleted word was “nigger.”

 

In January Santorum told a crowd of supporters in Iowa that he didn’t “want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”

 

Here is the clip of Tuesday’s speech. The remark causing controversy is spoken around the 34:30 mark. You can decide for yourself.


 
 
03.30.2012 at 05:49 Reply

Santorum you are so out of touch! Get out of the BUBBLE!

 

04.01.2012 at 03:00 Reply

I have heard some people deny that he's running headlong into "n_gger" here. To these people, I say: maybe you need an unbiased, Canadian perspective (I even vote Conservative) to weigh in on this.

The word was n_gger. There is no denying it.

 

 
 
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