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Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom
NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/26/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by Kaslin

MSNBC’s Toure Neblett last weekend mocked Dr. Benjamin Carson as a token “black friend” to Republicans admired only to “assuage their guilt” for past racial indiscretions.

On Fox News’s America Live Tuesday, Carson struck back at his liberal media critics saying that he’s no “Uncle Tom” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom

MEGYN KELLY, HOST: Boy, have you been attacked. A token you've been called, an Oreo, please pardon me for repeating these to you. Most recently a commentator on a rival network said you’ve been embraced because you're smart and helpful in assuaging white people's guilt and went to on to say that you’re enjoying the GOP’s version of affirmative action because then people will get to put on a bumper sticker on their car saying “How can I be racist, I would have voted for Dr. Ben Carson?” Your thoughts on the attacks on you?

DOCTOR BENJAMIN CARSON: Well, you know, if you don't have anything useful to say then you attack people. And you know, if you feel that your house of cards has been discovered and is starting to come unraveled, you become very desperate. You know, intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don't sit around and call each other names. That's what you can find on a third grade playground. This is something that we need to move beyond in this country, and let's have a real discussion about the real facts. If somebody disagrees, let's talk about why they disagree, let's talk about the pros and cons, let's see if we can find some accommodation. But to sit around and act like third graders is nonproductive.

KELLY: So quick to dismiss some of your ideas because they're coming from a man who happens to be a black man. And Condoleezza Rice actually was on the Fox News Channel a couple of years ago speaking to our own Sean Hannity, and she said, because she was subjected to some of this, “If you look at a black person and you say that person has to think in a particular way, I don't care if you're white or black, if you say that, then you've got a prejudice, then you are the one with the prejudice.” Do you think that the people who just dismiss you as a token have a prejudice of their own?

CARSON: Oh, well, there's no question. They feel if that you look a certain way then you have to stay on the plantation. You know I've heard some people refer to me as an Uncle Tom. Well, obviously they don't know what an Uncle Tom is because they need to read Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom's Cabin.” You’ll see that he was very, very subservient, kind of go along to get along type person. Obviously, that's not what I'm doing.

And what the left frequently does, and some aspects of the right, too, is they try to make life so unpleasant for anybody who disagrees with them that people will keep silent. And I know that it's working because so many people come up to me and say, “Thank you, thank you for having the courage to express this. This is the same way I feel.” But most people won't speak up. I'm trying to get people to speak up because, you know, this country is changing into something else, and we need to make sure that we really want it to change into something else and not just end up there and ask ourselves how did we get there.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bencarson; benjamincarson; foxnewschannel; megynkelly; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pmsnbc; raceissues; racialpreferences; racism; toureneblett
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1 posted on 03/26/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Neblett is nothing but a token for his white boy masters down at the DNC. Clueless and ignorant.


2 posted on 03/26/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Kaslin

Right now Carson has to be #1 on the journ-0-list “must destroy” list.

If nothing else, he will come away with a profound sense of how vile these progressives are.

God bless Dr. Carson.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 6:50:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kaslin

I know some conservatives don’t like Dr. Carson’s stance on guns, but I think the man is awesome. Has an amazing life story, a lot of common sense, an awareness of history, and called out Obama to his face. What’s not to love???


4 posted on 03/26/2013 6:55:03 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Is Neblett clueless about which party ran the plantations and opposed civil rights for blacks or just a dishonest POS?


5 posted on 03/26/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: nascarnation

So right you are. Unfortunately they seem to be getting him to go on the defensive and that is not good. Soon he will be spending all his time defending his position and losing ground step by step.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 6:56:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Kaslin

Nope he is Uncle Ben


7 posted on 03/26/2013 6:57:08 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Kaslin

The left argues all minorities must hold identical views and there can be no diversity of opinion among them - how is defining and stereotyping people of not being permitted to hold their own views as individuals not in of itself racism?


8 posted on 03/26/2013 6:57:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ben Carson just mentioned same sex marriage in the same sentence as NAMBLA and bestiality on Hannity. There left is going to be coming at him in full force now.

Regardless of his stance of the 2nd Amendment, which is still clouded, we must stand behind our conservative brother.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 6:58:53 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: ilovesarah2012
What's not to love?

As you said, his stance on guns...(I'm just nitpicking...)

10 posted on 03/26/2013 7:01:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: HawkHogan

This was very good to hear. Carson is willing to tell the harsh truths. He’s like a soft-spoken Allen West. I can think of very few senators and house members who would mention NAMBLA when it comes to homosexual marriage.

We should defend him in full force against the coming onslaught. I can’t see this good man be torn apart. We’ve failed to defend our own so many times. A senator Carson would make 2014 a very good year.


11 posted on 03/26/2013 7:06:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Megyn called him “boy.”


12 posted on 03/26/2013 7:06:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: al baby

white on rice

lol


13 posted on 03/26/2013 7:07:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC’s Toure Neblett last weekend mocked Dr. Benjamin Carson as a token “black friend” to Republicans admired only to “assuage their guilt” for past racial indiscretions.

Ah, yes, those horrible racial indiscretions. Like ending slavery. Ending segregation. The civil rights movement. Attempting (and failing) to halt the welfare state so minorities could have a stake in the American Dream.

Bastard Republicans.

14 posted on 03/26/2013 7:09:34 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I didn’t know about the gun part. But anyone who embarrasses Buttcrack Odumbo in public will always be my friend.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 7:10:21 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nascarnation

Amen.

And let us hope he has been totally faithful, never jaywalked, has no outstanding library fines, and a blemish-free record from kindergarten through residency, because they are going to be giving this guy an invasive going-over that will make a colonoscopy look superficial by comparison.


16 posted on 03/26/2013 7:10:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: nascarnation

Every black conservative, like Ben Carson, is to be admired for having the guts to swim upstream against the vile tide of “progressives,” black or white.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 7:11:24 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: bigheadfred
white on rice

You two have to take your show on the road.

But please al don't let that lunatic drive.

18 posted on 03/26/2013 7:11:35 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Kaslin

Toure is the Uncle Tom.

He blindly folllows the party that fought for slavery and Jim Crow.


19 posted on 03/26/2013 7:12:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: clintonh8r
Megyn called him “boy.”

I think that was an exclamation: a truncated version of "boy oh boy!"

20 posted on 03/26/2013 7:13:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: piytar

” to Republicans admired only to “assuage their guilt” for past racial indiscretions.”

Martin Luther King was racist.

/s


21 posted on 03/26/2013 7:13:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Fightin Whitey; al baby
But please al don't let that lunatic drive.

anna lose my seat in the back of the bus????? nooooo

22 posted on 03/26/2013 7:15:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigbob

I heard him say basically that he wwas sqeaky clean and said the left won’t find anything.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 7:15:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I like Dr. Carson thus far. He has my sincere attention. However, if he shows ANY weakness pertaining to the second amendment, he’s toast.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights is not negotiable, period.


24 posted on 03/26/2013 7:18:41 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: HawkHogan

The reason I voted for George W. Bush, my first Republican ever (but not last) was NOT that I agreed with every single thing he stood for, but because he had thought about what he believed, he believed it, and he thought for himself.

I do not look for any spokesman, any candidate to match up with my stance on every single topic. I look for someone with convictions that are moral and the courage of his convictions.

I do not care a fig if Dr. Carson believes in the 2nd Amendment or not. It is not one person’s decision to keep it or not. It is in the Constitution. He is a wonderfully thoughtful, courageous man who is willing to risk being attacked to save this country. What’s not to like?


25 posted on 03/26/2013 7:19:59 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

Oh I have no problem with Ben Carson. I’m a huge fan. I just know a lot on this board were soured about some of his quotes on the 2nd Amendment.

However, he just a HUGE stand against same sex marriage on national TV, on the day the SCOTUS is hearing prop8.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 7:23:23 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Kaslin
Let's see now...Dr Cardin is a neurosurgeon...A DAMN BRAIN SURGEON...at one of the WORLD'S FINEST HOSPITALS...and yet to America's Maoists he's nothing more than "Uncle Tom"?

Un-flipping-believable!

Actually,on second thought...it's *very* predicable.

27 posted on 03/26/2013 7:36:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: bboop

I completely agree with you. I’m reading his book America The Beautiful and he has had an amazing life and has accomplished so much against the odds, the opposite of Odumbo.
I have so much respect for him and his grasp of the issues that face America today. If anyone has the opportunity to read his book, I highly recommend it.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 7:37:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: piytar

Both


29 posted on 03/26/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Kaslin

There was an article about Dr Carson in Voice magazine about 20 some years ago. It was titled “Gifted Hands”. He told his life story. It is worth the read if you can find it.


30 posted on 03/26/2013 7:44:36 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: clintonh8r

Megyn called him “boy.”

Yeah, I can’t wait until Dr Carson goes on some liberal show and a commentor (after the show) says “Hey, so and so, “owned” him.”


31 posted on 03/26/2013 7:58:52 PM PDT by logitech (I think it's time)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I heard him say basically that he wwas sqeaky clean and said the left won’t find anything.”

They don’t have to find anything; they can always just make sh*t up and have it accepted by most as true.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 8:01:48 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: bigheadfred; al baby
We'll keep the seat cool fer ya brother


33 posted on 03/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: clintonh8r

Megan K Is a Useless vamp, she has the brain power of a 25 watt bulb.


34 posted on 03/26/2013 8:07:47 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Gator113
I saw him talk about that, and he was saying that he was concerned mostly in urban areas that the gangs and other criminals committing gun violence with illegal gotton guns needs to be addressed.
35 posted on 03/26/2013 8:14:41 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Kaslin

That little black punk Toure Neblett is not fit to tie Dr. Benjamin Carson’s shoes. The man has forgot more than this little sissy will ever know.


36 posted on 03/26/2013 8:18:39 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Salamander

Tell one of those liberal loudmouths on PMSNBC that MLK was a republican and PRO-LIFE and they will argue with you till the cows come come. Anyone think if MLK were alive today he would be promoting sodomite “marriage”? Not on your life.
Hypocrite REVEREND brotha Jesse Jackson and REVEREND brotha
Al Sharpton were also pro-life before they jumped on the baby killing train with the rest of the left-wing lunatics. Wonder where in the Bible it says it’s OK to murder your own child?
Maybe Brotha Jesse or Al can show me.


37 posted on 03/26/2013 8:26:40 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Sometimes, I wish I could willfully ignore facts and reality like liberals do.

I’d probably be happier.

[does Rolling Stone magazine still sell “ordained minister” certificates for $10]


38 posted on 03/26/2013 8:31:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Kaslin

Toray sees in himself a man who is where he is in life only because of affirmative action. So he supposes a much more accomplished black man must also have been handed his station in life.


39 posted on 03/26/2013 8:32:13 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: bboop

Guns and Dr. Carson: I heard him speak about guns and he said people had a right to defend themselves but he worried about having guns in a city where so much violence could be done. He said guns were fine in a country setting, but not in a city.


40 posted on 03/26/2013 8:36:17 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Rusty0604

Good. On that we would all agree.


41 posted on 03/26/2013 8:37:24 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: NKP_Vet

C’mon, Toure is the brightest candle on the plantation.


42 posted on 03/26/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: wjcsux

Obama’s only gift is talking. Judging by the style of his letters, I doubt he wrote his books. He may have dictated them, but don’t think he put them in final form.


43 posted on 03/26/2013 8:45:27 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: ilovesarah2012

As a 2nd amendment purist, obviously I do have some trouble with his position, but yeah, I do love the man too.


44 posted on 03/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Viennacon

So far I like this guy quite a bit! I do not know to much about him. I have not heard speak other than that talk he made with obama sitting down right next to him. (It looked like hussein was gonna pop one right in his shorts a few times!) Is Carson not on board somehow with the 2A? I hope not. Anyway, This time around this old boy is gonna wait and learn a bit more about the ‘new guy’, unlike what I did going full speed ahead in my supporting of Allen West, (Palin/West 2012), not doing my homework, and then being very, surprised and very disgusted when finding out just what he supported.


45 posted on 03/26/2013 9:28:13 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes, I am reading his book America the Beautiful too. Read his first one, about growing up in the slums, and was so moved. His is an amazing story.


46 posted on 03/26/2013 9:50:15 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Kaslin

Why is it that black conservatives/Republicans/libertarians get such hostility from many other black people even though many/most black people actually have conservative views, socially and fiscally? I hear black celebrities say things like “too much government,” “end welfare,” “crack down on crime,” “ban abortion,” etc. and yet they are whole-hearted Democrat supporters. This pre-dates Obama, so it can’t be blamed on him.

Can anybody else think of another example where a large swath of a political party’s base was out-of-step with the actual party’s on-record views? It is truly puzzling.


47 posted on 03/26/2013 9:59:10 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kaslin

MSNBC’s negro trained seal calling anyone an Uncle Tom is like Al Sharpton calling someone an antisemite.


48 posted on 03/26/2013 10:51:21 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You wait...they will find that he had white girlfriends (whether he really did or not) who will testify, or they will find white co-workers who will complain about a hostile sexual working environment, which seems to be the way the muckrakers want to trash a black man to white voters...They play on stereotypes and fears that all white women should be frightened of some over sexualized black man. They did it with Clarence Thomas, and they will do it again.


49 posted on 03/26/2013 11:47:17 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: clintonh8r

“Who you callin’ boy?” I heard that a lot in the sixties and seventies. Using my natural southern dialog I started many sentences with such examples as “Boy, it sure is hot today.” Now I usually use the term “man” such as “Man, that is one hot babe!”

Carson needs to call Cain and ask him if he was guilty. If Cain convinces him it was a set up, Carson will know he’s about to get hit. If Cain admits they had his number Carson can feel a lot better.


50 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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