It’s seemed obvious that Mitt Romney was stoking racial animus among the Republican base (i.e., resentful bubbas) when he said that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” (Hint, hint — where Rev. Jeremiah Wright lives.) Today Toure, the co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” said Romney is “trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man.
“This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
Toure’s conservative co-host S.E. Cupp flipped out and said “certainly you were implying that Mitt Romney and the base will respond to this dog-whistle, racially-charged coding, and hate Obama, the angry black man?” “Absolutely,” Toure replied. “This is not a revolutionary comment. This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote. [Romney is] using the playbook Republicans have been using for decades now.”
[Quotes lifted from a summary piece by Medialite‘s Andrew Kirell.]