The 'Uncle Tom-ing' of Ben Carson Begins
MSNBC host and commentator Touré fired a clear and distinct shot at Dr. Ben Carson Friday, hammering the African-American Presidential Medal of Freedom winner for daring to challenge the Obamadoxy parroted by Touré and progressive journalists bent on supporting the President's policies at all costs.
Dr. Ben Carson splashed onto the national stage with his blistering criticism of ObamaCare last month at the National Prayer breakfast, with President Obama seated just a few feet away. Carson is a heroic surgeon, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, who performed groundbreaking medical miracles at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a brilliant and passionate advocate for free market principals, individual responsibility, and the freedoms and liberty embodied in resistance to bloated big government programs like ObamaCare. He also happens to be black. Therefore, he must be stopped, now.
Like Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Colin Powell (until he got the message) and Herman Cain before him, Carson will now be the target of the most vile and reprehensible kinds of criticism from black progressives like Touré and his colleague Al Sharpton. A black man who doesn't blindly support the president and the big government programs that has created a dependency on government that has crippled America's underclass is susceptible to name calling that, otherwise, would not be tolerated in American political discourse.
On his show, Touré said this of Carson:
Carson is a brilliant medical thinker but he's got intellectual tumors like a flat tax, which is regressive, and ignorant in the face of wealth inequality where the top 1% own 35% and the bottom 60% own 2.3%. I doubt Jesus would tax them equally. Just as I doubt the GOP would entertain a white non-politician with unserious ideas. But Carson has joined the GOP's version of affirmative action, where blacks that can speak conservative game get raced to the front of the line because then people get to put a bumper sticker on their car that say, 'How could I be racist? I would have voted for Carson!' Which would fit nicely over the bumper sticker saying, 'How could I be racist? I would have voted for Cain?' Which fit nicely over the bumper sticker saying, 'How could I be racist? I would have voted for Allen West!'
Yes, any black friend will do, no matter how far outside the political system they emerge from and no matter how unserious their ideas are. Because it's all make believe. None of them will ever get a nomination for the Presidency, just as the GOP will never get black votes, because the only thing they care about is winning and not the economic or social needs of black people. But in the meantime, imagine away you guys.
At CPAC Carson said, 'Let's say you magically put me in the White House.' But, my brother, no magic is required to accomplish that. As soon as the sequester ends, you could take a White House tour.
Let's be clear: Touré holds black men up to a different (lower or higher, not sure) standard when they criticize the President. He expects black people to think a certain way and pounces when they step out of line and express a different set of ideas than what Touré believes they should believe, due to their skin color. Because Carson is a black man, he is therefore the beneficiary of affirmitive action, in Touré's mind, and if he dares to present an opposing view from MSNBC's Obamadoxy, he is an Uncle Tom and betrayer of his race.
In short, Touré has a special contempt for black men who criticize President Obama. There may be many different interpretations of the definition of racial prejudice and/or racism, but my understanding of racism is that it is the belief that humans are divided into distinct groups based upon their skin color and genetic make-up, and those groups are expected to behave and think in certain ways (inferior or superior) solely based upon their race. Touré's special loathing of Dr. Carson may not be based upon his race, but it certainly appears to be. And if that doesn't fall under the description of racism, then I would really appreciate it if Touré could explain the distinction to me, because I'm having trouble seeing it.