Last Friday on MSNBC’s “The Cycle”, Touré went out of his way to show his channel just what a good “black friend” he really is.
If you can even get through Touré’s competent recitation of Democrat talking points about how racist the Republican Party is in their eyes, one could rightfully argue that Touré is their Ben Carson.
Touré has cleaned up his act. His hair is less nappy than before and is probably more appealing (and less threatening if that’s possible) to MSNBC’s predominantly white liberal audience. But in demeaning someone of Dr. Carson’s stature, Touré would have to at least be on some kind of common ground, correct? Just what has Touré ever done in his life that would make him able to dress down Dr. Carson from his MSNBC massah’s porch?
According to Wikipedia…
Touré (born Touré Neblett; March 20, 1971) is an American novelist, essayist, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality based in New York City. He is the host of Fuse’s Hiphop Shop and On the Record and is now a co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC. He was also a contributor to MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show and serves on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.
Now compare that to Dr. Ben Carson…
Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Among other surgical innovations, Carson did pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in 2008.
Granted, while Dr. Carson went to public school, Touré attended the prestigious Ivy League prep school Milton Academy (as did I because my father taught there). But it’s clear Touré’s contribution to society pales in comparison to Dr. Carson’s so all that’s left to attack is his political affiliation.
Again, I wonder why people like Touré, who constantly champion the liberal cause of “choice”, feel free to denigrate anyone who chooses who they wish to associate with that differs from his? And especially after attacking the Republican Party as wanting to crush the rights of blacks to vote, Touré attacks Dr. Carson’s right to be associated with a party he personally dislikes.
I would love an opportunity to ask Touré just what have Democrats done for blacks that was/is successful over the last few decades? Has education excellence improved in the black community? Has employment gone up in the black community? Has crime gone down? Has Touré ever once bitched about the fact his white friends in the Democrat Party have no problems with the disproportionate abortion of black babies? No, it would appear Touré is their real “black friend” in doing what he’s told and saying what they want him to say so he can be one of the few well-paid blacks on MSNBC. He kinda sounds like a “house nigga” but who am I to judge?
But like most liberal blacks, Touré ignores the plight of his fellow blacks caused by Democrat policies and attacks those who have almost zero influence in the community. Besides calling Herman Cain a black “minstrelsy” entertainer, has Touré ever gotten permission from his white masters at MSNBC to interview and challenge Cain on his Republican positions? I can’t find the video. Has Touré ever been able to interview Allen West on his program? It doesn’t look like he was given approval for that either, which leads me to believe MSNBC doesn’t want to give Cain and West a forum to expose their audience to alternative ideas, and/or don’t believe Touré is intelligent enough to give solid counter arguments (which given his resume compared to those he attacks is probably closer to the truth).
If Touré insists on issuing cheap shots against blacks who dare think in ways he doesn’t approve, that’s fine. That’s what we expect of him and MSNBC. But until then, he is MSNBC’s minstrel, dancing to their tune at their bidding, selling out his own people for a party that takes their vote and gives nothing back in return.
Touré, enjoy being the Democrat’s “black friend”.