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BOOOO! Rick Santorum Calls Puerto Rico A 'Spanish-Speaking Country'

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FAIL. SO MUCH EFFING FAIL.

Rick Santorum made another major gaffe this weekend, calling U.S. territory Puerto Rico a "Spanish-speaking country" on ABC's This Week.

Srsly.

He made the error while trying to explain his original f*cked up comments that Puerto Rico's residents should have to speak English as a condition of being admitted as the U.S.'s 51st state.

The only thing we can do is roll our eyes and shake our heads at this mess.

In other news, Mitt Romney won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary on Sunday.

LOL, um, that was a no brainer, right??

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40 comments to “BOOOO! Rick Santorum Calls Puerto Rico A 'Spanish-Speaking Country'”



  1. 1

    Reminds when Obama said he wanted to visit all 58 states

  2. buck says – reply to this


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    What a numbskull Hilton…..Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto RIco with Spanish being the primary of the two. Santorium was stating that in order for them to become a state they would have to have English as their primary language, not Spanish ( much like the Germans, Italians, French, etc. are expected to do to gain citizenship ) The gaffe was he called Puerto Rico a county before he quickly corrected himself.



  3. 3

    You're a dumbfuck. Spanish and English are the 2 official languages of PR. Spanish is predominant, English is a second language. PR is a Spanish speaking country. You will spin anything to discredit him because of your own personal prejudices. Your political ignorance is astounding. It's almost as pathetic as your sexual immaturity.



  4. 4

    I don't get it….isn't it? All the PR's I went to school with who came from there spoke Spanish…..Hmmm I don't know about you sometimes Perez.



  5. 5

    I like the gist of it.



  6. 6

    "When I meet with world leaders, what's striking — whether it's in Europe or here in Asia…" -Obama mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

    "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." — Obama at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

    But where was your story about either of those?



  7. 7

    The republic of the united states' history has unfolded in ENGLISH, not sanish, not french, not chinese, not native american, not any other language. If Puerto Ricans and other Latinos intent on raping our culture be enforcing their language on a country that does not want it, I think they should go home to whevever their people come from, whether recently or generations ago. Speak whatever you like at home, when it comes to our national language, SPEAK ENGLISH. it is what has kept a very diverse nation united for over 200 hundred years. Anyone who thinks different is a traitor to America and a moron.



  8. 8

    Re: Lady Who? – Puerto Rivco is not a country you dumb fucking fuck. It is a territory of the united states won by America when fighting the spanish american war. THEY ARE NOT A COUNTRY YOU FUCKING IDIOT DOUCHEBAG FUCK. If you want to accuse other people of being ignorant, check your fucking facts first. And if you love those god damned welfare sponges so much, why don't you move there? I think you'll be changing your tune when you realize this TERRITORY (not country) has the infrastructure of a developing nation. They are not developed enough to be one of us, and I will be god damned if I am going to allow a single penny of my taxes go Puerto Rico's statehood push. I will spill blood before I allow my country (AMERICA IS A COUNTRY, YOU DUMB FUCK) to fall to the welfare scum who refuse to work or speak english. Fuck them.



  9. 9

    Re: retrofine – "raping our culture" you fucking country USA doesn't have any culture. Only WARMONGERS nothing more

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    Re: retrofine – take it easy, i think she is on your side.



  11. 11

    Re: retrofine – Wow, you really are a racist ignorant bastard. The Unites States OF America (Not AMERICA) is a FREE country. People from all places came here, not only the British, even though English is the most used language in the nation, it does NOT have an official language. That is what makes it so special. You should think twice before talking shit about a place you probably have never gone to and that receives $4 billion from the U.S. yet apports to the U.S. economy more than $20 million annually. PR IS a country and also part of the United States. You think you know so much but all you know is "prejudiced and racist bullshit". Pick up a book you idiot hillbilly.



  12. 12

    Santorum is going down! With all his negative comments he destroyed himself.



  13. 13

    perez your making this a big deal over nothing serious. get real



  14. 14

    Re: retrofine – 0001O.K. ASSHOLE.."AMERICA' IS A CONTINENT FIRST !YOU NEED A TRANQUILIZER..



  15. 15

    Re: retrofine – Pretty sure Native Americans weren't speaking English when this country was "conquered" by Europeans, who actually came here speaking Spanish, German, and French before English. Remember, if it hadn't been for one vote, the USA would have German, not English, as the official language. Also, states like New Mexico and others down south were part of Mexico before they were "acquired," so technically the people speaking Spanish down there have more of a right to it than you think. It must be lonely in that closed-minded world of yours.



  16. 16

    Santorum is a moron and Puerto Rico is a toilet!



  17. 17

    what a genious!!! they speak English…and everything is in english and spanish…im surprise he didn't say…it's so nice to be in Mexico…what a tool



  18. 18

    So Many Ignorant And Uneducated People Here. First Of All Puerto Rico Is A Country. I Hate When People Think That Because Puerto Rico Is Part Of The United States We Live Off American's Money. The US Gives PR About 4 Billion Dollars A Year For Things Such Things As Pell Grants, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare….. People Think That That Money Is Given To Puertoricans For Free, Is NOT. Puerto Ricans Like Americans Pay Taxes And All That Money That We Get From The US Is Money That Has Been Taken Out Of Our Paychecks. Which Means That Money Belongs To Us. Also Puerto Rico Is One Of The Top Countries In The World Who Consume The Most American Made Products. Puertoricans Buy About 71 Billion Worth Of Products From The US. Bottom Line Is The The US Gets Much More Money Out Of Puerto Rico Than Puerto Rico Gets From The US. When It Comes To The Language I Think That All Of Us Puertoricans Should Speak Both English And Spanish. I Think They Should Make It A Requirement In Order To Graduate From School. I Don't Agree With English Being The Primary Language But I Think We Should All Speak It.



  19. 19

    Re: JeanPR – well said!



  20. 20

    Re: retrofine – Hey dude. People here are very well educated and the United States are all about business. We don't receive any free handouts. Go to school or visit your nearest library so you don't look like a moron when you comment. We don't stand for racist idiots like you also. Why don't you come over to my island and say those same idiotic comments you write behind your computer. I dare you!!!



  21. 21

    Perez, get over it. To be a part of the U.S., ENGLISH SHOULD BE OUR FIRST LANGUAGE…you idiot! You are such an extreme liberal that you make me sick!



  22. 22

    calm down nazism, doesn't matter what you said, Rick Scumbag Santorum will always be an ignorant… he believes in bible, not science… he'll probably say earth is square…



  23. 23

    the problem here is not geography, morons.. the problem is that he's a racist xenophobe that believes people who speak another language, even american nationals, like puerto rican, should be banned from the country.can't you see the big picture?



  24. 24

    Re: retrofine – You got owned, lmfao.Re: JeanPR – Good post.



  25. 25

    Aimez-vous ma soeur?



  26. 26

    Although PR is not a country, most of my pr family Unless you are in the tourist spot of San Juan,.
    It should be required in there schooling to speak english, they are a territory of the US, not El Salvador



  27. 27

    And as a puerto rican, they SHOULD NOT become a state. They would just add the national debt, they are already a welfare state.



  28. 28

    For all u uninformed ignorant people out there…listen up.
    Puerto Rico is a country, our oficial languages are spanish and english, we are U.S. citizens who pay all the same taxes you do. Our history is very similar to Hawaii when it became a state. Wen hawaii became a state there were two official languages (hawaiian and english) and english was not the predominant. It is not a requirement for a state to have only one official language, it can have two. So open ur history books before you judge and criticize. PS the U.S. goverment has already designed the american flag with up to 56 stars…so more states are in the future…and PR is a top candidate…its just a matter of time



  29. 29

    Re: big_momma – You are probably a newyorican and dont understand, but english is taught at every school in puerto rico just likemost schools in the states teach spanish and how many of those come out being fluent. Oh and by the way we are a country…thats why we have a Puerto Rican olympics tean…and thats why we have a miss universe candidate…



  30. 30

    Puerto Rico IS a Spanish speaking country. The puerto ricans here don't even speak English so why on earth would I think that they speak English in their own country!



  31. 31

    For those posting nasty comments about Perez - WHY are you on his site to begin with? If you dislike/disagree what he says here, why do you visit and further bother to comment?



  32. 32

    this guy cant win hes way too stupid i imagine they speak puertorican



  33. 33

    Yes, and he thinks Manhattan is a continent.



  34. 34

    Re: retrofine – Jesus Christ! Take a fucking chill pill already. Ok we get it English. I'm all for people speaking English too but I'm not a dick about it.



  35. 35

    Re: JeanPR – Very insightful. Good post!



  36. 36

    Look at all these tired dumb fucks who don't know shit about puerto rico.. and if we don't want to be a 51st state we don't have to and we don't have to speak English as a primary if we don't want to either…that wasn't the first language for america and we never asked for help when the Spaniards owned our land…do some damn history and research before you open your fat mouths.. we are not a welfare country and help the us more then your tiny ass brains know.. i swear the little racist fucks on here are the same people who say "do you speak mexican?".. bunch of ignorant idiots



  37. 37

    Re: retrofine – Marry me!



  38. 38

    Re: misspurple – Hey, Miss Bitch, why don't you point out what racist shit Retrofine wrote cuz I ain't seeing anything racist? Btw, how fucking tired is your arm from pulling out that dog-eared race card?



  39. 39

    Re: JeanPR – You think we should all speak English but you don't want to make it the official language of the US? Why not? Lemme guess, you're probably one of those America-hating liberals who loves multi-culturalism. Fuck multi-culturalism! The US is like a house. Everyone in a household should speak the same language. It's moronic to be speaking different languages. Make English the official language of the US and embargo Puerto Rico like we did with Cuba. Problems solved with your filthy island, Jean :)



  40. 40

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Good For You!!! Keep On Trolling. I Hope That Writing Mean, Uneducated, Racist Comments Help You With Your Anger Issues. Obviously You Come From A Broken Family And A Very Sad Childhood To Be Filled With So Much Hatred To A Particular Group Of People. Because Of People Like You Is Why This Country Is So Messed Up. I Don't Blame You Too Much I Blame Your Parents For Not Raising You Well. When I See People Like You I Think To Myself, Why In The World Didn't Their Parents Had An Abortion? People Like You Don't Deserve To Be American. REAL Americans Realize Everything Immigrants And Other Countries Have Done For Them. I Feel Bad For You. You Have A Lot Of Growing Up To Do. I Won't Waste My Time Explaining To You The Reasons Why I Think What I Think Because I Only Speak With Good And Educated People Who Are Willing To LISTEN And Learn Something. And That If They Don't Agree With Something They Give out Constructive Criticism Instead Of Insulting. I Did A Little Research And I Saw A Bunch Of Comments You Made In Other Posts And Not One Of Them Was Positive. You're Obviously A Very Lonely And Sad Person Who Is Screaming For Attention. GET SOME HELP!