Touré plays the race card, denies the existence of a race card

http://twitter.com/#!/Toure/status/273596034133938176
Touré Neblett, co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC (we had to look that one up), took to Twitter to put conservatives in their place regarding Amb. Susan Rice and the criticism she has received from Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Touré, who recently attacked McCain and Graham as “old, white, establishment folks,” denied the existence of a race card and then accused whites of using it to intimidate African Americans.

Why is it only Black people are said to play a race card? Why is “race card” only said by whites? To intimidate Blacks from mentioning race?

— Touré (@Toure) November 28, 2012

RT @bishop_bbc: Memo to gops: pointing out number of black SOSs = pointing out number of your black friends.

— Touré (@Toure) November 28, 2012

RT @joeyhunziker: funny @gretawire says labeling white politicians as racist for saying race-based things is deplorable, but racism is not.

— Touré (@Toure) November 27, 2012

The more the right wrongly demonizes Susan Rice as incompetent or mendacious the more they push Blacks & women away from the party.

— Touré (@Toure) November 20, 2012

He did get some backup.

@toure the phrase “race card” is the way privileged people say “I’d like to deny your right to address race’s impact on society”.

— Anil Dash (@anildash) November 28, 2012

@toure Race Card? Really… The GOP Race Dog Whistles To Blow Horns & Evolved To High Definition Surround Sound Filled With Racial Epithets.

— Lisa J. (@LJMoveOn) November 28, 2012

When conservatives countered, Touré was MIA. That didn’t stop them.

Really, @toure. You benefit financially from race-oriented problems existing. No surprise you see them everywhere.

— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) November 27, 2012

TOURE THE LITTLE AL SHARPTON FROM MSNBC..IS AGAIN USING HIS BLACKNESSTO ACCUSE WHITE PEOPLE OF RACISM W/OBASIS–MR. TOURE UR A SCUMBAG

— Tommy Blue (@tommyBlue4) November 28, 2012

#twisters BIAS ALERT:MSNBC Host Launches Shameful Attack on McCain:fxn.ws/1176HQo #tcot

— Green Eyed Warrior (@asskickymchotti) November 27, 2012

[email protected]toure is a profiteer in the Racism-Industrial-Complex.

— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) November 27, 2012

Who is this Toure guy? He is angry & bitter to the core. Praying for you, my brother. Seek peace in Jesus. #prayer Matthew 5:44

— John Lewis (@bayjohn) November 28, 2012

What’s more racist, @toure? Criticizing Rice for what she told the American public, or shielding her from criticism because she’s black?

— RB (@RBPundit) November 27, 2012

I’m waiting, @toure. Why is Susan Rice’s skin color a shield from criticism, in your view? And how is that not, in itself, racist?

— RB (@RBPundit) November 27, 2012

Weird, @toure seems to want to only spew about issues of race, but won’t answer simple questions about his rationale. Why is that, @toure?

— RB (@RBPundit) November 27, 2012

Please keep in mind whenever one tries to analyze @toure‘s nonsense that he sees racism where it doesn’t exist and he’s a truther. #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) November 27, 2012

Apparently, when @toure says we need to talk about race / racism, he actually means “I talk and don’t have to explain myself.”

— RB (@RBPundit) November 27, 2012

Touré? Touré? Anyone there?

Facts die inside the alternate reality.

— Touré (@Toure) November 27, 2012

… said the co-host of an MSNBC show.

Update:

Touré eventually decided to address his critics … kinda.

The righties keep charging me with saying things I did not say. Is it because they can’t read? I don’t think so.

— Touré (@Toure) November 28, 2012

Righties: How can you believe that??? Me: I don’t. So there’s that.

— Touré (@Toure) November 28, 2012

As always, a truly convincing argument.

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