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MSNBC's Toure Argues Put 2008 Aside; ...
NewsBusters.org ^ | September 30, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 09/30/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by Kaslin

From his spot on the Time Ideas blog, the MSNBC anchor Toure admitted "If President Obama had to run against Senator Obama of 2008, he’d probably be crushed. Back then, Obama seemed superhuman; today he is merely mortal. His victory in 2008 was historic, breaking the race barrier in the nation’s highest office."

Guess what came next. Re-electing Obama is a greater test of whether America is racist than it was in 2008: "But an Obama victory in 2012 would say something even more profound about how far our country has come. Granted, Obama’s election (or not) is merely one of many factors that will tell us where we are on race in America. But it is a big one." Toure put Obama into the metaphor of The Matrix:

In 2008, Obama was Morpheus and America was Neo, a nation of great potential that had lost its mojo and did not understand reality. Obama offered America the red pill — the chance to vote for him — and we swallowed it. In The Matrix, the red pill took effect immediately, and it wasn’t long before Neo revealed himself to be the One — the Jesus-like figure Morpheus had thought he was. In the real world, change happens much more slowly. When Obama took office, it felt as if the sky were falling and we were close to a depression. We avoided that fate. But it has been a rough few years marked by problems (not all of his making) that include a historic recession, Washington gridlock, the passage of controversial health care legislation, the failure to close the Guantánamo prison, the Middle East explosion and the rhetorical blunder of “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” by which the great orator handed the GOP a gift it could mangle into a slogan. After all that, it’s impossible to view Obama as a superhuman magical-Negro figure anymore.

Toure raised the "magical Negro" stereotype as the image Obama needed to win -- and he has to shed that to prove America isn't racist. So far, he's impressed that America is putting Obama ahead of Romney in the polls:

All incumbents have natural advantages, but for Obama, incumbency is a double-edged sword. Given the super-human expectations placed on him when he took office, it’s not surprising that he has disappointed some of his followers.

So those poll numbers suggest something very interesting about this country in terms of racial progress. They show American voters embracing a non-magical black man. The magical Negro concept arose from a need to rectify supposed black inferiority with the undeniability of black wisdom by suggesting that wisdom is so alien that its origins cannot be explained by normal scientific methods.

While some may think it complimentary to be considered “magical,” it is infantilizing and offensive because it suggests black excellence is so shocking it can only come from a source that is supernatural. To accept a black leader who is extraordinary yet so human that he cannot be magical is an entirely different prospect than electing a black superhero. Anyone would vote for a superhero who lived up to my mom’s standard of having to be twice as good. But for it to embrace a nonmagical black person who cannot promise anything but hope, intelligence, sweat and experience, now that comes closer to equality. Equality is freedom from having to be twice as good to get ahead.

This is the racial con game that's being presented this time. He doesn't promise anything but "hope, intelligence, sweat, and experience" besides his atrocious record of routine incompetence. So America is pressured: prove you're not a bigot by voting for Obama.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; leftwinglunatic; obama2012; playtheracecard; pmsnbc; racialdivision
The entire title is: MSNBC's Toure Argues Put 2008 Aside; Only Re-electing Obama in 2012 Will Prove America Isn't Racist
Why should a self respecting conservative want to vote for a communist demonRat?
1 posted on 09/30/2012 12:53:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Only a rebuke by black voters who are repulsed by Obama’s ALLGHEY Agenda would show that they are not racist in voting for this man’s re-election in spite of their difference in morals.

The NEXT black president will have to get the job on merit alone.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 12:58:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Kaslin
But an Obama victory in 2012 would say something even more profound about how far our country has come.

Yes, it would say something profound. It would say that color is more important than competence. MLK must be rolling over in his grave since that is the opposite of a man being judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin.

3 posted on 09/30/2012 1:00:45 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Kaslin

This is what happens when you get paid by the word.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kaslin
2008 -- You have to vote for him because he is godlike. You are a racist if you deny his supernatural splendour.
2012 -- You have to vote for him because he's human. You are a racist if you only vote for magic negroes. You know they don't exist.
5 posted on 09/30/2012 1:08:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Kaslin
If I follow this argument correctly, it's virtuous to elect a black man who promised things he couldn't deliver and had no intention to, but it's really virtuous to elect a black man knowing he's incompetent and destructive. You'd be a complete idiot, of course, but at least you wouldn't be a racist.

I'm sure Toure would disagree, but the last four years have certainly driven home one lesson - there are worse things than being called a racist by the liberal media.

6 posted on 09/30/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ClearCase_guy

7 posted on 09/30/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Man I am so tired of this crap. People who think about race 24/7 simply do NOT get that libertarians, conservatives and even regular old Republicans do not give a whit WHAT COLOR the president is..we are not ALL racists. What we ARE, is opposed, vehemently to this president’s view of the world, the United States and the role of government in the lives of citizens. Period. We’ve been saying the SAME things for YEARS- before there was ever a Barack Obama.

When we say we want our country back, we do NOT mean, we want our country back from a black man, we want our country back from the creeping socialism that is threatening our way of life- in all its myriad forms.

We simply do NOT SEE COLOR everywhere in every thought and idea as the left does. We see Americans. When they DECIDE and CHOOSE to separate themselves from America, they are not moving forward, they are building walls of grievances that NOTHING will ever satisfy.

There are jackasses of all colors and backgrounds.

I’ve had it with being called racist. I’ve had it with the group-think on display by the left.

I’ve just had it, period.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Kaslin

Obozo is a negro but he sure aint magic.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 1:23:39 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Kaslin

I think all the black people should vote for Romney this time. It’s their turn to prove they’re not racist. It’s only fair.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 1:32:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin
In 2008, Obama was Morpheus and America was Neo, a nation of great potential that had lost its mojo and did not understand reality. Obama offered America the red pill — the chance to vote for him — and we swallowed it. In The Matrix, the red pill took effect immediately, and it wasn’t long before Neo revealed himself to be the One — the Jesus-like figure Morpheus had thought he was. In the real world, change happens much more slowly.

Yes. If Obama loses, the world won't be safe for extended Matrix comparisons.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT by x
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To: Kaslin

Re-electing Obama is 2012 will show how far our country has gone down the Stupid Hole on the Stupid train.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin
Admissions of a lying Rat. LOL

When you're a Rat you're a Rat for life!

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

13 posted on 09/30/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Kaslin

This ran in the print version of Time. Toure is a racist, Sharpton wanna-be idiot. Didn’t he start as a hip-hop music reviewer?


14 posted on 09/30/2012 2:10:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Toure Doof Rants


15 posted on 09/30/2012 2:36:22 PM PDT by mikrofon (Recycled Drivel)
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To: Billthedrill

2008-vote for the superhuman superintellectual universal genius marxist black man or you’re a racist

20012-vote for the dumb incompetent marxist black man or you’re a racist

for all eternity-vote for the black marxist or you’re a racist


16 posted on 09/30/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

And if he wins, what do they do in 2016? Say “only repealing the 22nd and re-electing him again (and again, and again, and...) will prove America isn’t racist”? Can I get a “Screw that nonsense!”, brothers and sisters?


17 posted on 09/30/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SE Mom
I'm voting against him because he's a marxist and because he's black, because he's a black racist who has it in for whites. Everything he has said and done, openly, blatantly, and without fear of castigation, has proven that. He doesn't even care if people know it, blacks will applaud it and the guilty white liberals won't dare oppose it, rather they will point fingers at anyone daring to admit that the emperor has no clothes. Most white conservatives don't even dare say it, when if a white man did and said what Hussein has, especially as President of all Americans, they'd be hopping on the bandwagon to call him a racist because there's no easier way for a white person to prove their own non-racist bona fides than to call another white person a racist.
18 posted on 09/30/2012 3:06:37 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: RichInOC

That would be my prediction


19 posted on 09/30/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Toure is the racist he’s been waiting for.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 4:13:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

I have a hard time taking seriously any pundit who feels the need to go by their first name only. Prince can get away with that, but on everyone else it just looks pretentious and dumb.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

Everyone else looks pretentious and dumb, Prince sounds like somebody’s collie.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin; a fool in paradise
Touré put Obama into the metaphor the Matrix:

Touré must have gotten into President Obama's choom stash.

This prolix logorrhea is totally without point or merit.

23 posted on 09/30/2012 8:18:50 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: Kaslin

Where can we get this bumper sticker?


24 posted on 10/01/2012 2:47:15 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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