Touré (@Toure) August 16, 2012
Oh. Good. Lord. This afternoon on MSNBC’s farcical “The Cycle,” professional race card wielder and hack Touré suggested that Romney, in referring to the Obama campaign as angry, is demonizing Obama by “otherization,” or “niggerization.” Yes, really. Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro has more:
“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.’ You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
This is disgusting. It’s a lie, and what’s more, it waters down racism to the point where anything qualifies – and to the point that real racism isn’t taken seriously anymore. According to Toure, it’s racist to suggest that Obama is the “food stamp president,” even if he’s elevated food stamp usage to record levels; it’s racist to call him angry; but it’s not racist for Joe Biden to suggest that freeing Wall Street will put black people “back in chains.”
You can view the video here. (The relevant portion begins around the 4:50 mark.)
To call it disgusting is being generous. Conservatives were absolutely livid. Fed up with the constant accusations of racism merely for speaking out against the president’s destructive policies and disregard for this country’s well-being, they fought back — hard.
And, as is wont to happen, out of the ashes of Touré’s credibility rose a brilliant hashtag game:
The best part of all this? Ace of Spades hammering Touré for his race-baiting idiocy, as only Ace can:
Somebody’d better hose Touré down after all that burnage! Touré may be the first person ever to suffer from Twit-lash. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.