Romney Got Off Easy – Bush Was Accused of the "Niggerization of the American People"

August 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm (9/11, C-Span, CNN, Cornel West, George W. Bush, Kira Davis, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Niggerization, Niggerization of America, PBS, President Bush, President Obama, Racism, Toure)

There is, understandably, plenty of outrage today after hearing MSNBC host Touré accuse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of what he called the “niggerization” of President Obama.

MSNBC’s Touré has now declared that Mitt Romney is engaged in the “niggerization” of Barack Obama. What exactly did Romney do to earn this reprehensible slur? He said that Obama, whose campaign has already called Romney a racist, a sexist, a felon, and a murderer, should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

Why, precisely, did this comment constitute “niggerization,” and what did that vile word mean? Why was Touré invoking one of the most egregious slurs ever to enter the language? Well, let Touré explain:

“That really bothered me. 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.’ You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”

Appropriately, the level of disgust for such an outrageous slander has been great.  But there is one person who may believe Romney got off relatively easy for being accused of the “niggerization” of one man.

George W. Bush wasn’t similarly slandered for his actions towards any one person rather, he was accused of the “niggerization” of the entire “American people”.  And it wasn’t just that he was smeared with such a disgusting term, but that he was accused of using the events of 9/11 to achieve that goal.

So was it some hack blogger on the left who used such terminology?  Nay.

Bush was accused of promoting the “niggerization of the American people” by frequent guest of the Bill Maher Show, host on CNN, C-Span and PBS, and esteemed Professor at the University of Princeton, Cornel West.

In a piece for the Atlantic, West wrote:

Since the ugly events of 9/11, we have witnessed the attempt of the Bush administration—with elites in support and populists complacent—to promote the niggerization of the American people. Like the myopic white greed, fear, and hatred that fueled the niggerization of black people, right-wing greed, fear, and hatred have made all of us feel intimidated, fearful, and helpless in the face of the terrorist attacks. And, as in the 19th century, we’ve almost lost our democracy.

Additionally, West can be seen in this video comparing the backdrop of the Attica Rebellion to attitudes fostered by the ruling government party after 9/11.

West:  The Attica Rebellion was a counter move in that direction – I call it the “niggerization” of a people.  Not just black people because America been “niggerized” since 9/11.

Is it any wonder that Touré has referred to Professor West as a “genius”?

In the end, there’s nothing new to see here.  Just as it was acceptable for George Bush to be accused by liberals of “niggerizing” America, so too will it be acceptable for liberals to state that Mitt Romney is “niggerizing” Obama.

But let there be no doubt which side of the aisle the true racists sit.

Update:  Kira Davis provides a great video response to Toure.  The YouTube description:

Toure says Romney’s tactics are the “niggerization” of Obama. I take HUGE issue with that term and accusation, as someone with intimate knowledge of racism.

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Photo Shows Democrats Not Even Showing Up For Budget Meetings

April 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm (Budget, C-Span, Democrats, Kent Conrad, Photo, Republicans, Senate)

Cause hey, who needs a budget when we’ve gone without one for over three years?  Sure it’s required by law, but who exactly is following the law in this administration anyway?

(Photo below)

Guy Benson writes that the picture is worth 1,085 words – one for each day we’ve gone without a Senate budget.

From The Tipsheet:

What you’re looking at is a view of today’s Senate Budget Committee meeting, at which Chairman Kent Conrad conducted a faux “markup” of his party’s FY 2013 budget resolution. The near side of the table is where Democrats were supposed to sit. Granted, this entire exercise was somewhat academic because its resulting product would receive neither a vote in this committee, nor in the Senate at large. Details! Throughout much of the session, all 11 Republican members were present to, you know, do their jobs. Of the 12 committee Democrats, no more than 3 or 4 were in attendance at any given time, according to sources inside the meeting. “[The Democrats] showed absolutely no interest in discussing our big picture problems or offering solutions,” a GOP budget aide tells Townhall. “Those who were there showed up only to make a brief statement for the record, then took off. The photo speaks for itself.” That it does.


Ed Morrisey at Hot Air adds:

The meeting was broadcast on one of the C-SPAN channels, so this isn’t exactly a secret. Only three Democrats bothered to show up at all, out of a dozen assigned to it. Republicans showed up, prepared to cast votes to finally bring the ignominious streak of 1,085 days (as of yesterday) without a budget resolution to an end. Sadly, Democrats — who control the committee, the chamber, and the White House — don’t have the same sense of responsibility.





For a party that demands that voters put them in charge, they seem utterly unwilling to do the job once they have it. Voters should keep this in mind in November, up and down the ballot.

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