Video: Touré pretty sure that Romney calling Obama “angry” is racial

posted at 8:12 pm on August 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, does anyone care? If you’re a liberal watching Touré, chances are it’s for one reason: Because he likes to pronounce on what’s racist and what isn’t, and usually “what’s racist” lines up nicely with the left’s political agenda. See, e.g., his meditation last month at Time on how Romney’s fleeting criticism of ObamaCare during his speech to the NAACP proves that — you guessed it — he’s racist. Andrew Breitbart used to have endless fun on Twitter goofing on this guy, imagining that one day he’d land his very own TV vehicle for all-purpose racial demagoguery entitled “That Broccoli Is Racist.” That’s basically what this clip is, with the role of broccoli being played by Romney’s detection of some anger in Team Obama repeatedly smearing him over his tax returns, the steelworker’s dead wife, and the alleged “chains” that he wants to put “y’all” into.

What makes this a very special episode of “That Broccoli Is Racist” is Touré’s use of the word “niggerization” to describe what Romney’s allegedly doing to O. Not sure why he felt obliged to up the ante that way. Maybe he and the MSNBC team have grown more pessimistic about O’s chances against Romney. Or maybe it’s a ratings thing. Let’s face it: As much as we all like S.E. Cupp, no one wants to watch a show in which she’s forced by three liberals into pointless daily debates over whether the latest piece of news broccoli is, perhaps, a tad on the racist side. Throw some incendiary language into the mix, though, and there’s at least an “I wonder what they’ll say next!” sensationalist hook to it. Either way, the point here is that you really shouldn’t be scandalized, as hard as Touré is trying. There’s no political benefit to saying stuff like this outside of MSNBC’s viewer base — just look how badly the “chains” thing blew up in Biden’s face — and, as I said, in substance it’s really no different from Touré’s usual shtick. It’s like watching an acoustic guitar player who knows just one song, and who plays it over and over and over, suddenly pick up an electric guitar and play it on that. New, and “edgy,” for maybe five seconds. And then you realize you’re listening to the same song again.

Exit question: Has “The Cycle” tackled the thorny subject of the missile that hit the Pentagon on 9/11 yet? I’d be curious to know how that particular broccoli is racist.


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Pathetic.

rob verdi on August 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM

What an angry black man!

Chuck Schick on August 16, 2012 at 8:15 PM

There’s nothing worse than a hate-filled retard like Touré.

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Disgusting dolt.

rplat on August 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Bravo to SE for not lunging across the table and knocking this idiot’s block off. Also Krystal Ball (?!?) must be having study sessions with Soledad. Amazing.

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM

So nice of PMSNBC and Toure to elevate the the level of political discourse.

Captain Kirock on August 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I wonder Toure thought it was racial when the media starting paying off women to claim that Herman Cain was a serial adulterer.

Or when Clarence Thomas was painted as a womanizer and porn fiend.

Gingotts on August 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Tell me ever in the history of politics where we have seen one political party implode to the extent of the Dems these past 14 days. EVER!

hillsoftx on August 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

There’s nothing worse than a hate-filled retard like Touré.

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:15 PM

You poor, poor racist pawn of the Republicans. You don’t even realize that you’re just responding to your masters’ dog whistle…

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Without racism….. What does he have to offer the world and how would he make a living?

ThePrez on August 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

This post is racist.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I luv White Castle burgers,
am I a racist ;-)

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Pathetic liberal idiot. What a stupid comment. He is racist. And a fool. double whammy…

chai on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Alan West, Arthur Davis or Herman Cain, pick up the black paging phone.

hillsoftx on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

This, or watch Beckel drop random f-bombs?

forest on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

TOTUS is racist. The screens are shaded and the words are whitish in color. The implication is clear: Nothing dark in hue carries meaning. Uh huh.

But the Dear Leader in his benevolence forgives racism and calls upon all to take up a shovel and follow him.

Forward.

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

“I don’t say it lightly.”

AbaddonsReign on August 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM

A complete and utter fail on Toure’s part. And he should know better. When you use language like that you are *asking* for the right to seize upon the language, rather than any substance. And lets face it Toure doesn’t have a lot of substance in general. This is what can happen with white liberal institutions like MSNBC at times. They can be *as* content with having any black face on their network as long as he/she toes the party line. They were making strides of late. Eric Dyson and Melissa Harris Perry went a *long* way towards them gaining some cred by tapping the real black intelligentsia. But this Toure character has always been a fraud, no one in the academy respects him. A true SMH moment.

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Romney’s being crackerized by Toure.

HB3 on August 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM

We are all racists now.

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Cue libfreeordie…

melle1228 on August 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM

You poor, poor racist pawn of the Republicans. You don’t even realize that you’re just responding to your masters’ dog whistle…

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

oops. I’m caught.

Or am I a victim?

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Just saw that Romney used a whiteboard today. Do I have to say it?

forest on August 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Is me calling Touré “idiotic” racial?

steebo77 on August 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Lol…idiot.

GOPRanknFile on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Just saw that Romney used a whiteboard today. Do I have to say it?

forest on August 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

And he ordered vanilla ice cream…

steebo77 on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

He’s such a dumbf–k he probably thinks throwing away burnt toast is racist.

gsherin on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Can we still use terms like incompetent, arrogant, and socialistic? Or are they racist, too?

VastRightWingConspirator on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Is Toure short for Tourette Syndrome?

Flange on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

He seems,..determined!

a capella on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I thought the French word for douche was “douche”. Apparently, it’s “toure’”.

AubieJon on August 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

But the Dear Leader in his benevolence forgives racism and calls upon all to take up a shovel and follow him.

Forward.

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

LoL

Great!

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

This guy is a self-important jackass on a network nobody watches. Why even give this a post?

darkegop on August 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

When you have LOST the argument……RACE to the RACE card!!!!!!
RETREAT!!!RETREAT!!!! THROW UP RACE CARD NOW!!!!!

Varchild on August 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

oops. I’m caught.

Or am I a victim?

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Sorry, you’ll always be an oppressor where we’re concerned, but don’t worry — a few years of hard labor in the re-education camps should cure you of that. But we’ll get to that part in the second term.

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I had an interesting chat with a co worker regarding this. I remember him always talking about “Obama needs to be more black and gangsta and not take this BS from the racist GOP” And today he sprouted that same talking point that Toure made. And I asked him “Isn’t that what you wanted?” He’s punking your boy and your complaining about it? No response…..

JVelez on August 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

This guy is a self-important jackass on a network nobody watches. Why even give this a post?

darkegop on August 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Duh. The SECupp part, silly.

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

It’s always the really light skinned more-white-than-black people who are crying racism the most. I think it is because people like this tool have always felt ashamed of not being black enough so now he overcompensates for it. He thinks by shouting “racism” all the time will somehow make him blacker and give him more street cred with the real blacks.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Only MSNBC could make Krystal Ball look blah.

Kudos. Way to go.

Way to take one of the only attractive progs and make her look ho-hum.

budfox on August 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’m sorry, but who the hell is Touré? Wasn’t a syndrome named after him, or something?

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

#ThingsToureThinksAreRacist is trending on Twitter. Some pretty funny ones in the timeline.

The moron Touré misspelled “niggerization” when he tweeted about what he said.

Let’s face it: As much as we all like S.E. Cupp, no one wants to watch a show in which she’s forced by three liberals into pointless daily debates over whether the latest piece of news broccoli is, perhaps, a tad on the racist side.

I can barely watch The Five because of one liberal flaming rectum, and only by keeping my thumb on the Beckel Button. I watched about ten minutes of The Cycle when it first came on. That was enough. Life is too short.

novaculus on August 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Ace headline sums it up:

Toure Thinks Romney’s Using Coded Racist Language; So Of Course The Proper Response Is To Use Completely Uncoded Racist Language

Chuck Schick on August 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

And he ordered vanilla ice cream…

steebo77 on August 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

What is the color of vanilla before it gets into ice cream ?
;-) ;-)

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Affirmative Action at its finest.

The meltdown has begun 2 months early. Now I’m literally scared about what they’re going to do in late October.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Wait..is that Dustin Diamond in blackface?

Knott Buyinit on August 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Why does this Toure hate white people and Mormons?

I think he owes all whiteys an apology for his “Hate Speech”!!!

He might as well have pulled all white people behind that Escalade of his.

PappyD61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I don’t want to see Tourette in chains. I just don’t want to see or hear him. Period.

Are padded rooms sound-proof?

Resist We Much on August 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Will you be surprised when they say Mitt was using a whiteboard today to secretly signal his allegiance to all those white racists out there in flyover country?

chickasaw42 on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Andrew Breitbart used to have endless fun on Twitter goofing on this guy, imagining that one day he’d land his very own TV vehicle for all-purpose racial demagoguery entitled “That Broccoli Is Racist.”

Joel Pollack has been retweeting Breitbart’s Toure tweets this evening.

Sweet, sweet memories that bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

It’s like watching an acoustic guitar player who knows just one song, and who plays it over and over and over, suddenly pick up an electric guitar and play it on that. New, and “edgy,” for maybe five seconds. And then you realize you’re listening to the same song again.

Simply the best explanation ever made of race pimpage. *Salutes* AP.

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Happened to see the first half of “The Cycle” today because I had enough of the dippy Shep.
I couldn’t stand the middle part of “Cycle” that is usually run by Martin Bashir, so I missed Toure’s rant in real time.
What a crappy pitiful waste of air time.

marybel on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I’m Tony Sinclair — are you ready to Tanqueray, baby?

FlatFoot on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

If “I” said what I am pretty surer about Touré, it would undoubtedly get me banned and set to a gulag… but…. it has a lot to do with thing that look like sausages, Touré, and way way to much enthusiasm…

SWalker on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Tourey you mad dude?

I love the hair.

Check it out Barack stole 716 billion from Medicare and used it to buy a vanity project designed to fail.

That has us angry, but as Whoopi says “not angry angry”….

is there any racial dog whistle in your boss calling Mitt a time traveling, cancer causing, tax cheating, seamus abusing, vulture capitalist he “really hates this is personal he ain’t no war hero!”

or is the whole race as codenamed by “anger” thing a one way street?

and again….really love the hair

harlekwin15 on August 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Racism. It’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. At least for these people.

predator on August 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

For someone who’s supposed to be so post-racial and not racist, he sure is obsessed with racism. Is this what you call pathetic liberalism (or is that a redundant phrase)?

stukinIL4now on August 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

via Breitbart, the Romney camp is talking to NBC execs about Toure’s latest bit on MSNBC’s “The Five” knockoff. We’ll see how that goes. Maybe there are limits, even for MSNBC.

Grinch on August 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Touré

Touré? What kind of name is that for a brother? Where you from fool?

Rio Linda Refugee on August 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Sorry, you’ll always be an oppressor where we’re concerned, but don’t worry — a few years of hard labor in the re-education camps should cure you of that. But we’ll get to that part in the second term.

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I’m going to have to try to find a way to smuggle some good reading into the camp. What do you think about this? I’ve never read it, but it looks promising.

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I wonder if the Southern Poverty Law Centre would consider Tourette a “right-wing extremist” like it does Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panthers?

Not. Kidding.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2012/summer/30-to-watch

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/malik-zulu-shabazz

PS: I’m working on a little something about the “unbiased” SPLC. Fun, fun, fun! Out soon.

Resist We Much on August 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Of course this launched a new hashtag game on Twitter.

#ThingsToureThinksAreRacist

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

“I don’t say it lightly.”

Why not “darkly”?

Racist.

catmman on August 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Oh sorry, what was the color of Romney’s shirt? When he was writing on the white board?

I thought so.

Racist.

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Sad.

I imagine someone was denied an opportunity at a college education so that this vile human could attend on a AA grant.

I also imagine how proud he is of himself all the while not knowing he is actually doing more damage to his boy king than good.

I wonder how he feels about the NBPP and their recent statements.

Tool.

D-fusit on August 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

o lives in the White House. Change the name immediately to avoid racist implications to the Black House. And lets not separate our colors anymore.
But seriously, these guys are going to keep playing the race card nearly every hour of every day. It’s going to be wall to wall race cards, accusing us of racism just for breathing. Frankly, this is racist. THEY are racist. It’s despicable. Someone in the lib MSM needs to call them out on that.

anotherJoe on August 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Why is Krystal Ball on that show? Her main claim to fame is losing a VA congressional race and having a risque pic spread online.

changer1701 on August 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Hey, if he’d have used a flip chart, wave goodbye to the Asian vote. /

catmman on August 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Dear SE Cupp: Whatever they’re paying you, it can’t be enough to put up with these damn fools on a daily basis.

Snarktastic post, Allah!

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Resist We Much on August 16, 2012 at 8:36 PM

In my opinion Toure is likely clinically ill.

Being that consumed with hate and fear has to be indicative a deep seated psychological problem.

thatsafactjack on August 16, 2012 at 8:37 PM

“Angry” is racist?

It’s not like he said he was going to put Him in chains.

Ben Hur on August 16, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Once again the huge moron crying ‘racist!’ is the actual racist. How f’d up does Toure’s worldview have to be, to project that garbage onto Romney’s statement?

rayra on August 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Obama needs to get U-Haul on the speed dial…

Same for Jarrett. Geithner, Sebelius, Nepalitano, Holder…CHU!!

bu-bye you sorry sobs….

BigWyo on August 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

A bit OT, but important: why is the Social Security Admin buying 175,000 hollow-point rounds? Why did the DHS buy 450 million rounds?

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I guess I’m mostly dismayed because Toure let the Romney campaign get to him. You don’t respond to race-baiting campaigns by turning into the image of the angry-black man that the Romney campaign is trading in. No. You pull a Melissa Harry Perry. You turn that anger into snark and pointed analysis. You draw out evidence, you situate things in context and you do it without breaking a sweat. Toure broke and its just a damn shame. I don’t want to see him on my TV screen again.

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

How about calling the Mooch an angry woman ?
Is that racial, racist or racialist ?

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

“Ni-gore-i-zation?”

Toure’. WTF, Dude??!!!

BigAlSouth on August 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Toure has been promoted past his ability, probably due to his skin color.

tom daschle concerned on August 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

“We’re watching you to play the race card MSNBC.” ~ Andrew Breitbart CPAC 2012

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 8:44 PM

this just shows the dickification of MSNBC

darkegop on August 16, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Desperation.

Romney/Ryan are winning. Yahooooooooooooooooo!!

NickDeringer on August 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Were you born black or were you just weak-minded enough to believe and assume the white guilt you were fed?

AubieJon on August 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

A la’ Jeff Foxworthy

You may me a racist if…

GrayDog on August 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

What a pathetic little man, spending his life bloviating on what he considers to be dog whistles and racist terms.

I am so happy that we don’t have cable. I probably would have destroyed my T.V. by this time.

GrannyDee on August 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM

This is why the donks are silent on the FRC shooting, and slow joes’ “Ya’ll in chains” crap. They’re trying to figure a way to spin Harry Reid, the rumored Pederast, out of this mess. And they come up w/a fake RACCCSSISST !!11ty!! meme to do it.

hutch1200 on August 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Imagine if Romney called Obama “articulate.” Or worse, “inarticulate.”

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM

via Breitbart, the Romney camp is talking to NBC execs about Toure’s latest bit on MSNBC’s “The Five” knockoff. We’ll see how that goes. Maybe there are limits, even for MSNBC.

Grinch on August 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

.
It would be interesting to see if the parent company is willing to divest itself of their own apostle of anger, hate and division.

It’s going to be interesting to watch a lot of liberals come completely unglued between now and November 6th.

REALLY Interesting

Anyone want to start a pool on how long before Beckel gets removed from The Five for completely melting down on air?

PolAgnostic on August 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

AubieJon on August 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

No matter the answer you get it’s not believable.

liberal, you know.

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

MadisonConservative on August 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Thanks. That was great.
Smart woman

bluealice on August 16, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Broadway in NYC, the “Great White Way.”

Uh huh.

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 8:51 PM

He was the one who thought Wrigley, who makes Skittles, should pay up for the free publicity they received. Yes, really…

Blake on August 16, 2012 at 8:51 PM

You don’t respond to race-baiting campaigns by turning into the image of the angry-black man that the Romney campaign is trading in. No. You pull a Melissa Harry Perry. You turn that anger into snark and pointed analysis. You draw out evidence, you situate things in context and you do it without breaking a sweat. Toure broke and its just a damn shame. I don’t want to see him on my TV screen again.

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

LOL. Yeah, Romney is race baiting. Sure. Say, while we’re talking about race and such, what do you think of the scandal at North Carolina involving imaginary classes for athletes in the Afo American Studies department? Some pretty big numbers over almost 10 years. Head of the department resigned. What area do you teach?

a capella on August 16, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I don’t want to see him on my TV screen again.

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM


Does anyone else (other than the troll) think this is a WAAACIST attitude?

/s

PolAgnostic on August 16, 2012 at 8:52 PM

SE Cupp handled that jerk incredibly well.

jpmn on August 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I guess I’m mostly dismayed because Toure let the Romney campaign get to him. You don’t respond to race-baiting campaigns by turning into the image of the angry-black man that the Romney campaign is trading in. No. You pull a Melissa Harry Perry. You turn that anger into snark and pointed analysis. You draw out evidence, you situate things in context and you do it without breaking a sweat. Toure broke and its just a damn shame. I don’t want to see him on my TV screen again.

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Why don’t you want to see him on your tv screen again?
Is it because you disagree with his statement or is it because you know what he said was vile biggoted bile?

I would be willing to bet you will continue watching his show until he loses his show due to finally going to far (this should be it BTW).

D-fusit on August 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Imagine how upset this guy would have gotten if Romney said that Obama wants to put people back in chains.

SoulGlo on August 16, 2012 at 8:54 PM

libfreeordie on August 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Really??

He doubles down about 19 times there….He ‘broke’??

I really can’t stand you…but to defend this crap gives me reason to abandon all hope….

Yer Savior is toast…

BTW…Who is that ignorant cow that opens up the vid sleeping with???

BigWyo on August 16, 2012 at 8:54 PM

He should be fired immediately…

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM

They really have to go there because what else is there to say except, Seamus, JetSki, and Car Elevator.

CorporatePiggy on August 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM

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