Did Santorum Almost Call Obama the “N” Word?

I feel like I am delving into American TMZ sensationalism, but it is very difficult for me to dismiss this. We know about the excellent relationship the Republican Party has with black people, but I am not sure this is a good example. This is what I heard:

“We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like. The anti-war government ni, uh, the, uh, America was a source for.”

You watch and tell me if it sounds differently:

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5 thoughts on “Did Santorum Almost Call Obama the “N” Word?

  1. I really struggled with this one… I watched it a couple of times. I’m trying to be optimistic and give him the benefit of the doubt. I make mistakes-stutter all the time. I just can’t believe that he’d publicly make that “ni” mistake.

  2. I’m trying to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what he was trying to say. What logical word COULD it have been?

  3. I find it hilarious that we have gotten to a point in society that we condem a guy based upon what we think he might have said or had been thinking. No one other than Rick and God know. From now on, a word to the wise, do not use words that begin with an “n”, “ni”, double consonants, words that rhyme with the “N” word or speak the Spanish vernacular for black. Why is there so much paranoia?

    Does anybody find this strange? What is the un-said point?
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/african-american-churches-vow-to-register-1m-voters-on-easter-sunday-71282/

    I find this as a modern day discrimination and decisions solely based upon the color of skin. Once may say, they are just registering voters – really? That’s all they are doing? Hidden agenda?

  4. Chuck, this is really about folks playing politics. I suspect much of this comes from the right — those who are seeking to narrow the primary field. Too many Republicans in the mix.

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