MSNBC’s Touré, co-host of the network’s roundtable show The Cycle, used the n-word to describe Mitt Romney’s campaign and its tactics against President Obama.
Touré insists recent comments by Romney were racially charged – somewhat ironic in that Romney was responding to a comment Joe Biden made – that Romney will “put y’all back in chains” – that some felt was racially charged.
“This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like,” Romney said. “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”
Touré reacted strongly to this, calling it “niggerization” …
“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he says ‘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 to say. I don’t say it lightly … But this is niggerization. You are not one of us, and that you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
As his co-host points out, it’s a bit of a stretch to accuse the GOP of racism when he described Biden’s more controversial comment using the word “angry.”
While Mitt Romney‘s faux outrage may be laughable, given Republicans’ use of equally hard-nosed and divisive political tactics, Touré is pushing it here.
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MSNBC’s Touré Accuses Mitt Romney of "Niggerization" of President Obama