Santorum: Not my job to correct false, outrageous, and racist claims

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    From the First Read article.




    AHA!

    Submitted for your approval....

    More proof that the GOP/Tea Party is chock full of racists, rednecks, obstructionists, anarchists and assassins.

    http://http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/23/10219104-santorum-not-my-job-to-correct-false-claims
     
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    Yep, then they'll wonder why people think the GOP is racist.

    Uh, when you hand someone the mic, hear racism and ignore it. That doesn't mak you racist but it sure doesn't make you look tolerant of other races.
     
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    Here is the full article. Not quite sure how to link to this forum yet.




    Santorum: Not my job to correct false claims



    By NBC's Andrew Rafferty

    LADY LAKE, Fla. -- What started as a strong and well attended Rick Santorum town hall got sidetracked this afternoon as the presidential hopeful faced a questioner who called President Obama an "avowed Muslim" and protesters disrupted the event.

    "He is an avowed Muslim and my question is why isn't something being done to get him out of our government. He has no legal right to be calling himself president," a woman asked, referring to President Obama.

    Standing in front of a crowd of more than 250 mostly senior citizens, Santorum did not address the incorrect claim about the president's religion.

    "Well yeah," said Santorum. "I'm doing my best to get him out of the government right now and she is right that he uniformly ignores the Constitution."

    advertisementAfter the event, the former Pennsylvania senator told reporters it is not his job to correct every false claim that comes up during
    questions. “Why do you guys ask these ‘Gotcha’ questions like it’s my job to go out and correct everybody who says something I don’t agree with?" Santorum responded to media inquiring about the exchange.

    "There are lots of people who get up and say stuff in a town hall meeting and say things that I don’t agree with, but I don’t think it’s my obligation, nor should it be your feeling that it’s my obligation to correct somebody who says something that I don’t agree with.”

    But that was not the only hiccup the candidate faced during his town hall here this afternoon. As the event was coming to a close, a
    protester charged toward Santorum and attempted to throw a fist full of glitter at Santorum, but was stopped by security beforehand.

    Attempts to "glitter bomb" Santorum have become a frequent occurance on the campaign trail as a way to protest his views on homosexuality.

    How much time Santorum will spend in the Sunshine State is still in flux. Today, he indicated that how things go on the trail here over the next several days will dictate how hard he makes a push in the state.

    But, regardless of how much he campaigns in Florida, Santorum has been clear that his candidacy will not end after the Jan. 31 primary.

    "We're going to be in this race for a long time," he said. "We're planning already for Super Tuesday states and investing resources in states there. So this is going to be a long campaign, and we hope to do well here, but we understand this is a very, very expensive state."

    While the Santorum campaign has enjoyed a fundraising boost since his Iowa caucus victory, his war chest still pales in comparison with that of rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

    Today, he tried to qualm fears that his candidacy might not have the ability to compete in the long term.

    "Gov. Romney says 'I can win because I have the most money.' Does anyone doubt whoever the Republican nominee is will have all the money they need to run against Barack Obama? They will," Santorum said.

    "There's absolutely no doubt that whoever the Republican nominee is will be backed fully, completely, and in our case enthusiastically by the base of the Republican party, the entire base."
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    Your link is broken. You have an extra http// in it.

    For the most part, I agree with Santorum, even though I think he is a piece of crap. But how hard would it have been to start his answer with, "The President is not a Muslim"?
     
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    McCain did a stand up job correcting the ignorant, even though he got booed for it. Too bad Santorum couldn't follow suit.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llef8ZRTWQo&feature=related]McCain gets BOOED by his own supporters - YouTube[/ame]

    However, this is America where some people only think that only WASPs can be President. It is unfortunate, but that is the way it is.
     
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    Thanks. Here is the link again...

    First Read - Santorum: Not my job to correct false claims
     
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    Santorum is part of the Tea-Party "simplistic ignoramus view" that has been sweeping the GOP for years now.
     
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    Let's watch Lil' Ricky dance-AROUND......

    :woohoo:
     
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    When someone is called a racist the only correct thing to do is ignore it. Otherwise, everything thereafter is deflected and directed towards the attack and defense of racism. Whatever the speaker DID have to say, never gets said.
     
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    I guess we'll SEE if Lil' Ricky can ignore it, when David Gregory brings-it-up!

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