Rick Santorum plays the race card

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At a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Sunday, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum singled out blacks as being recipients of assistance through federal benefit programs, telling a mostly-white audience he doesn’t want to ‘make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money,’ reports Lucy Madison.

…When asked about the comments in an interview with ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor Scott Pelley, Santorum said he wasn’t aware of the context of his remark, but mentioned that he had recently watched the movie ‘Waiting for Superman,’ which analyzes the American public education system through the stories of several students and their families. (The students and their families portrayed in the movie represent several races.) … CBS News found that of the people on food stamps in Iowa, only nine percent are black — and 84 percent are white.

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