Far-left journalist and former MSNBC host Touré Neblett
After running down a list of presidents who were both white and male, and whom he deemed as failures, liberal journalist Touré Neblett concluded that America needs to “stop having white male presidents for a while.”
“Let’s be honest: we’ve had two horrible white male Presidents in a row and the three before that—Clinton, Poppy Bush, and Reagan—were problematic at best,” tweeted Neblett. “We just need to stop having white male Presidents for a while.”
Of course, if a white journalist had the audacity to say that we should abstain from electing black men to the presidency after Barack Obama left office, they would never live it down. Their career would be over and they’d be run out of town.
But, Neblett’s comments don’t have as much to do with race as they do with an agenda. That much was proven by his disdain for Dr. Ben Carson, who, when he ran for president in 2016, ought to have fit Neblett’s mold. After all, he wasn’t a white male.
But, alas, Carson is a staunch conservative. Thus, he was never given the respect he was due by Neblett. It appears the journalist just doesn’t want to have a Republican in office, which sort of defeats the purpose of having a Democracy in the first place.
As far back as 2013, Neblett repeatedly denigrated Carson as a “token” black for the Republican Party. “Just so we’re clear, I’m not really into being the ‘black friend,'” he said of the current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, according to The Political Insider.
Carson, always the picture of class, responded by saying, “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.”
Dr. Benjamin Carson fought back against his critics on Fox News’ “America Live” Tuesday, saying that he’s no “Uncle Tom.” Mr. Carson — a conservative speaker and neurosurgeon who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 — was referring to a comment made by MSNBC’s Toure Monday, who said Mr. Carson is a token “black friend” to Republicans who embraced him only to assuage their own white “guilt.”
“That’s what you can find on a third grade playground,” Mr. Carson told Fox’s Megyn Kelly. “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.”
Mrs. Kelly added that many are “so quick to dismiss some of your ideas because they’re coming from a man who happens to be a black man.”
“Oh, well, there’s no question,” Mr. Carson replied. “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.” [Source: The Washington Times]
Social media users were quick to show Neblett the error of his ways.
“I dunno! The current white president has done more for the black community in two years than the previous black president did in eight. Careful what you wish for,” commented Facebook user John Wadman.
“Well, I’ll say it, the only black one we had really screwed things up!! So where do we go from here, racist dude?!?!” wondered Kacky Reynolds.
Ironically, it always seems to be the people screaming about race relations in America who are, simultaneously, making them worse. After all, there is nothing more racist than insinuating that a person should not be eligible for a certain job solely because of the color of their skin. That is the literal definition of racism. Perhaps Touré Neblett should look it up.