Friday, March 22, 2013
“But the demand for black friends continues, because some people need them to make themselves feel not racist. Take the Republican Party,” Touré continued.
The MSNBC host cited the Republican National Committee’s report on the circumstances which led to their losses during the 2012 election cycle. In the report, the RNC advised the GOP to build inroads and relationships with African-Americans.
“I don’t feel cared about by the GOP at all,” Touré added. “People who respect and care about me don’t try to suppress my vote.”
He said that this, among other issues, is the logical reasoning behind the African-American community’s antipathy towards the Republican Party. “Such is the dysfunctional, abusive relationship the GOP has with black folk,” Touré said. “They say they want a new relationshipwhile continuing to try to screw us over.”
Touré said that Carson has been embraced so quickly by the GOP because he is helpful for “assuaging their guilt.”
“Carson is a brilliant medical thinker, but he’s got intellectual tumors in his mind like a flat tax – which is regressive and ignorant in the face of American wealth inequality where the top 1 percent own 35 percent, and the bottom 60 percent own 2.3 percent,” Touré opined. “I doubt Jesus would tax them equally, just as I doubt the GOP would entertain a white, non-politician with unserious ideas.”
Touré noted that Carson is the beneficiary of a form of “affirmative action” within the Republican Party which elevates minority voices beyond or in spite of their qualifications." [Source]
Maybe it's because he is a Seventh Day Adventist, (happy Sabbath Sis) but I have tried not to rip the republican's new friend, Dr. Ben Carson, over the past few months. Dr. Carson has a great story, and deep down he is a good person. I remember meeting him a few years ago and being impressed with his humble demeanor. Most people with such an impressive resume didn't carry themselves like that. But that was then, and this is now.
But still, I am not going to rip Dr. Carson, especially when Touré just did such a wonderful job of ripping him for me.