Leah Barkoukis

On Thursday, the topic of conversation on MSNBC's The Cycle was Romney’s comment that the president should take his campaign of anger, hate and division back to Chicago. After watching clips from Romney's speech Touré chimed in with his brilliant analysis:

“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really 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,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”


S.E. Cupp, the voice of reason. Cupp points out that Touré also happened to think Biden’s ‘chains’ remark was divisive. Now, however, Romney saying that Biden’s comment was divisive is somehow racist. Thanks for that, Touré.

A Romney spokesperson told Breitbart News, “We are discussing this matter with network executives at MSNBC." 

Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the online features editor and web editor at Townhall.com.

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