Saturday, August 18, 2012

Conservative Black Blogger Lambastes MSNBC's Touré For Race-Baiting

In response to Mitt Romney's comment that Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Touré, co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle, said:

“That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”

“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
Aside from the fact that Romney's assessment of Obama's campaign tactics is spot on- this country has never been so angry and polarized- since when did 'anger' become synonymous with blacks? Since when did the words anger and hate become racial epithets, like the ugly "n" word, which black rappers and others seem to throw around with the same weight as, say, "buddy" or "dude".

Of course it's not really surprising that a liberal would see "racism" in any criticism of Obama. No, it has nothing to do with his policies, or his arrogance, or his ineptitude, in their opinion we just dislike Obama because he's black, which isn't technically true since he's actually half white. That makes him bi-racial, but I suppose they believe we hate the "black" side of his genetic makeup.

On the show, conservative co-host S.E. Cupp took Touré to task for his dishonesty.

She took particular issue with the fact that Touré admitted that VP Joe Biden‘s “chains” comments were divisive, but is now calling Romney a “racist” for saying the Obama campaign is “angry.”

“Do you see how dishonest that is?” she asked.

Touré denied calling anyone a racist, which prompted Cupp to say, “Certainly you were implying that Mitt Romney and the base will respond to this dog-whistle, racially-charged coding, and hate Obama, the angry black man?”

“Absolutely,” he replied.

“That’s so irresponsible,” Cupp answered back.

“This is not a revolutionary comment,” Touré later said. “This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.”

“You have two white guys in Joe Biden and Mitt Romney,” Cupp clarified. “Joe Biden made the overtly racial comment and has a history of making bigoted remarks. Mitt Romney was responding to the comment. Yet he is the one responsible for the whole Republican history of racism in politics?”

“That’s not what Touré is saying,” co-host Krystal Ball interjected. “You’re twisting his words.”

“No, he can speak for himself,” Cupp shot back.

“He’s using the playbook Republicans have been using for decades now,” Touré concluded

All-white party? There are no black Republicans? Really? There may not be a multitude, but there are black conservatives, and they're smart, they're just rarely seen because the liberal media doesn't want that information out there.  But let's see, there's black conservative blogger Kira Davis who videotaped an open-letter to Touré lambasting him for his race-baiting comment. 

And there's these young black Republicans. And I guess there's enough black Republicans to justify a National Black Republican Association (NBRA). And AlfonZo, of Macho Sauce Productions. There are probably way more than anyone would care to acknowledge, just like in the entertainment industry.  Many people feel it's not worth the flak they would inevitably get by being open about their conservative politics.  It's simply not worth the grief.  

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