Exhibit A: African American Woman Calls Santorum on His Bullsh*t
WOMAN: Mr. Santorum, why do you have a problem against black people? We are the only ones who need aid? The statistics show that it’s not the popularity [sic] that’s the most needy.Uh huh.
SANTORUM: I didn’t say that. I understand that.
WOMAN: OK, then why’d you say that?
SANTORUM: OK, we gotta go. I didn’t say that.
Exhibit B: African American Man Calls Out Newt Gingrich on His Bullsh*t
Yvan Lamothe, an African-American man, addressed Newt Gingrich‘s comments on African Americans, the NAACP and food stamps at a recent town hall meeting in New Hampshire
"My point is, about a week ago -- some time ago -- you mentioned that black people should be able to earn a paycheck, not be on welfare, implying that black people in general are on welfare, And I really took exception to that because it demeans my accomplishments, my hard work, because I have worked all my life. I have never been on welfare. You know about history. You know that back in the 1930s, Hitler started talking in Germany about a Jewish problem. My question to you is, do you think that blacks represent an American problem, and if you don't think that, will you stop using blacks in general as a stepping stone or a punching bag?"Newt's response to this man's outrage at his obviously racist and classist statements:
I didn’t say that. I just want to say that frankly this makes me very irritated. The Democratic National Committee took totally out of context half of the sentence, OK? I mean clearly somebody who’s served with Colin Powell, who has served with Condoleezza Rice, I have a fairly good sense of the fact that African Americans have many contributions to America.AKA, the "One of my best friends is black/I know black people" derailment tactic. A classic one, at that.
Exhibit C: Michael Steele (Allegedly) Told GOP Candidates to STFU!
No news story on that yet, but one can always count on Elon James White to deliver the goods:
favorite one of those spoof videos and hope that these guys just disappear or something.