MSNBC's Touré Neblett: Romney Using 'Niggerization' Against Obama

August 16th, 2012 5:32 PM

MSNBC's Touré Neblett just can't resist tossing out the race card whenever possible.

On Thursday's The Cycle, Touré accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of using what he called "niggerization" against Barack Obama (video follows with transcript and commentary):

KRYSTAL BALL, CO-HOST: So in addition to Romney’s whiteboard Medicare antics, he's also out with a new attack line on the President that he's been reiterating. Let's take a listen.


MITT ROMNEY: His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency. This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like. Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.


BALL: Woo. Take it back to Chicago. That anger and hate. So when I listen to that, to me, the words seemed sort of loaded, but I wanted to get you all's thoughts. Touré, what did you think about that?

TOURE NEBLETT: Yeah, that really bothered me. 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.

And the idea of locating anger around Barack Obama just doesn't fit with who he is and who he has trained himself to be, going back to high school, training himself to be no drama Obama.

BALL: So who are they talking to then, here?

NEBLETT: But they're talking to people who are trained to hate him, who want to hate him. It's a base turnout election, so this is how we can rev up the base to, to work against him.

Touré Neblett throwing out the race card is as predictable as the sun rising in the east every day.

In fact, with him it's blather, race card, repeat.

(HT Andrew Kirell)