Friday, August 17, 2012


That's not my word, it's MSNBC's word.  The co-host of The Cycle, Mr. Toure' used it to describe the president.  He claims that the Republican party is trying to use racial politics against the President.

I understand that there has been extreme outrage over Toure's use of the N-word, rightfully so.  It seems that the charge of racism is freely bandied, and frankly, it's lost its punch.  I used to worry about being called a racist, because that label had meaning, but when Joe Biden makes a racially insensitive comment, Mitt Romney calls him on it, and the Republicans are accused of being racist, then the accusation has no weight.

I love this quote by the conservative co-host, Cupp. 
“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?”
Good question. Toure' would do himself a service by re-evaluating his history, and deciding which party has done more for civil rights since 1860. I think that he'd decide that the Democratic Party is much more culpable than the Republicans.


Old NFO said...

Meh... They've been playing the race card since 2008!!!

Gerry N. said...

Why didn't she just tell that arrogant ass that language like that had no place in a civil conversation and that the interview was over? Then she could have called Security to have him escorted out a back door. Front doors are for honored guests.

MSgt B said...

Once upon a time, he would have been fired for a statement like that.
Amazing what passes for "news" these days.

Hobie said...

Ever since DuBois jumped into bed with the Dems to promote himself the vast majority have blindly sided with the Dems. It is funny since so many of the southern, "racist" whites did the same thing!