|You probably didn't know that Republican Rick Santorum is running for President|
In an attempt to gain some traction for his lackluster Presidential campaign, Republican Rick Santorum assured his audience that he wants to make welfare a thing of the past. He also reminded them that Medicare is just a plot to make people dependent upon the government. And in case you didn't know who Santorum was really talking about, he came out and said "I don't want to make black people's lives any better by giving them other people's money." So according to Santorum's logic, only black people are welfare and Medicare recipients. Since there was no lie detector, Santorum's assertions went unchallenged but that didn't stop him from playing up common stereotypes about black people. Hmmmm, okay. For the record, my life is made better by other's people money. I have a job and get paid twice a month.
I'm certain there weren't any black people in the audience but if there was, they would find a way to co-sign Santorum's outrageous claims. Where are Herman Cain and Allen West when you need them? Anytime a Republican politician wants to score some easy political points they will play the race card. From Ronald Reagan's welfare queen to George Bush's Willie Horton, Republicans have made folly by playing up black stereotypes. Don't believe me, ask Ron Paul.
Iowa is a must win for Santorum, he is desperate. By claiming that black people are welfare recipients who are reliant on the government, he is pandering to a narrow minded group of people who know nothing about black people, have probably never met a black person and believe that all black people making a living off their tax dollars. Yeah, it's 2012 but we are not living in a post-racial America. Folks are just as ignorant now as they were in 2011.