Friday, August 17, 2012

A New Post-Racial Term

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.

“That really bothered me,” he said. “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.”

As a white man I'm not sure I am allowed to quote the word "niggerization."  I'm quite sure I'm not allowed to say it.

The reason to vote against Obama is that he is a socialist.  Toure' presents another reason that I don't like... It's that he is a black socialist.  We elect a black socialist, and we have to listen to black racists calling us racists.

If Obama was a black conservative, conservatives would love him.  We'd fall all over him.  If Romney had chosen Condoleeza Rice as his running mate we would have fallen all over her.  We would have loved the niggerization of The Ticket.  For us, it isn't about race. 

Only racists are preoccupied by race.


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