Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Race Card Played Badly in N.H.

After being accused of being "crazy" and "weird" by two "mainstream" liberal pundits, Rick Santorum is accused of racism with the help Lloyd Grove of the Daily Beast.
At a meet-and-greet Saturday afternoon in the town of Hollis, in the parking lot of a pharmacy that has become a popular mingling area for Republican presidential candidates, the former Pennsylvania senator was ambushed by a young African-American woman. 
“Why do you have a problem with black people?” demanded Santorum’s interlocutor. Wearing black-leather gloves, she grasped the candidate’s hand and didn’t let go. “Why did you say that only black people get aid?”
“I didn’t,” Santorum answered as the media scrum, in the midst of a crowd of voters, duly recorded the confrontation for posterity. (Actually he did imply something pretty close to that during comments last Sunday in Iowa.) As quickly as possible, he retreated to the safety of his black SUV and, in due course, was whisked away. 
Santorum’s antagonist, the latest in a series who have argued up close and personally with the candidate as the New Hampshire primary draws near, later identified herself as Patricia Point “from New England” but not the Granite State.
After Santorum’s motorcade transported him to debate prep for Saturday night’s ABC News–hosted candidate confab, Point said she was a supporter of President Obama but visiting New Hampshire on her own. 
“I feel vindicated,” she said after her Santorum moment.  “I wanted to look him in the eye…It’s never fun dealing with racism.” 
Point was gloveless as she talked about the encounter. Asked if she had been wearing gloves during her handshake with Santorum because she didn’t want to risk skin-on-skin contact, she answered, “I don’t.”
Does anyone else find this last paragraph bizarre? "Asked if she had been wearing gloves... because she didn't want to risk skin-on-skin contact..." What sort of question is that? What did this woman supposedly have to fear from a skin-on-skin handshake with Santorum? Can anyone imagine a reporter asking a white voter whether he or she feared skin-on-skin contact by shaking hands with a black candidate? Someone is being racist here and it isn't Santorum.

17 Comments:

Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Race Card played badly on Spencerblog too. See comments on "Obama in Wonderland"

January 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Yeah, and it looks likes YOU played it. You know better than that.

January 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Explain that to me Gil. Where did I play the race card?

January 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Here's my comment Gil. "Jake - Danny nailed this one. It was kept low key because they knew that people like you, who refuse to give Obama credit for anything good, would throw a hissy fit. Obama wanted to do something nice for his kid's and the children of military personel.
Big deal." Where's the race card being played? In your head?

January 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

No, later. But my bad. Jake took your 'people like you' to mean "racists like you" instead of how you meant it, "Obamaphobes like you."

It went down hill from there.

January 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Thank you. You are now back in my good graces.

January 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - It wasn't a misunderstanding on Jakes part. He know's exactly what he's doing. Jake is on a mission to prove that liberals are racist. Since I'm the only liberal commenting on Spencerblog post's, I become the target of Jake's manufactured race issues (race baiting), and I'm put in a position where I have to defend myself. This isn't the first time.

January 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM 
Blogger jake said...

Now I have Bob psychoanalyzing me. Or should I say "people like me". That should get very entertaining.

January 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake - Does this sound familiar? "The liberal intelligentsia are closet racists."

I believe that's yours from Nov. 2011.

January 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake - Does this sound familiar? "The liberal intelligentsia are closet racists."

I believe that's yours from Nov. 2011.

January 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Bob,
Don't presume that I classify you as a member of the intelligentsia.

January 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Jake,
This from the guy who supported the Pokemon candidate.

January 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Bob,
Willing to overlook "corpseman" but not Pokemon?
It seems like that fence around the liberal plantation is getting bigger.

January 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

And so we come full circle with another race baiting comment from Jake.

January 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Bob,
Kudos for your dogged persistence, but now would be a good time for a strategic retreat.
Liberal politics have been proven not to make sense anymore. Your rear guard animus just makes the essential transition all the more ugly.

January 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Good try, Jake. But Bob doing a retreat? Not gonna happen. Liberals always seem to have to have the last word and Bob is no different. Just look back at the prior Spencerblog posts and you'll see that, like others of the same ilk, he/she won't stop trying to prove his/her point.

January 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

I have to work tomorrow. I'm going to retreat to my bed. You girls have fun.

January 11, 2012 at 9:58 PM 

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