Gingrich, Santorum accused of racially insensitive remarks
Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are fending off accusations that they made racially tinged remarks about African-Americans and public assistance.
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#1 Jan 7, 2012
Sometimes I wonder whether the Republican party ever hopes to gain minority voters. I hear the remarks, and it breaks my heart. They want to president of the United States of America, and that means representing all people regardless of race. Not one of these men can tout a track record of targeting minorities for job creation. In my town, all the construction jobs are going to whites first. If you see a black or hispanic, that's the rarity. Whites are still first choice when jobs are scare. People hate Affirmative Action, but when jobs are scare whites still get first consideration even if the job requires only a high school education, a level playing field for many. So if candidates don't target minorities for work, then don't target them with remarks that make them seem lazy. Tout a job plan that includes minorities will work also.
#2 Jan 7, 2012
Gingrich stands no chance in New Hampshire.
He might as well move on to South Carolina to see how disliked he is there.
#3 Jan 7, 2012
At a time when so many people of different races have lost their homes and jobs and have to resort to welfare just to survive, the remarks by both Gingrich and Santorum are racially insensitive, tone-deaf, and downright ignorant. Because anyone can find himself or herself in dire straits through no doing of his or hers, a good dose of humility combined with compassion is appropriate. In addition, if these folks truly cared, they would be coming up with constructive solutions that actually help people. However, I firmly believe that they have made remarks showing their bigotry to audiences of folks who feel the same way. Neither one deserves to be elected even dogcatcher.
#4 Jan 8, 2012
the next political race--is going to be tight everyone should put obama back in office--white old politicians--are racist--that is proven fact--they are just mad obama is smart --and has a real black wife --most sucessful black men get white women--not him that is what makes white america afraid--gingrich should just put on a klan hat--and burn the cross on the white house lawn--the people of color will revolt if someone like his is elected--power to obama--be safe obama do not let the old racist ways put you out of the white house i am praying for you--stay safe stay strong
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