Skip to comments.Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom
Posted on 03/26/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
MSNBCs Toure Neblett last weekend mocked Dr. Benjamin Carson as a token black friend to Republicans admired only to assuage their guilt for past racial indiscretions.
On Fox Newss America Live Tuesday, Carson struck back at his liberal media critics saying that hes no Uncle Tom (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom
MEGYN KELLY, HOST: Boy, have you been attacked. A token you've been called, an Oreo, please pardon me for repeating these to you. Most recently a commentator on a rival network said youve been embraced because you're smart and helpful in assuaging white people's guilt and went to on to say that youre enjoying the GOPs version of affirmative action because then people will get to put on a bumper sticker on their car saying How can I be racist, I would have voted for Dr. Ben Carson? Your thoughts on the attacks on you?
DOCTOR BENJAMIN CARSON: Well, you know, if you don't have anything useful to say then you attack people. And you know, if you feel that your house of cards has been discovered and is starting to come unraveled, you become very desperate. You know, 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. 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.
KELLY: So quick to dismiss some of your ideas because they're coming from a man who happens to be a black man. And Condoleezza Rice actually was on the Fox News Channel a couple of years ago speaking to our own Sean Hannity, and she said, because she was subjected to some of this, If you look at a black person and you say that person has to think in a particular way, I don't care if you're white or black, if you say that, then you've got a prejudice, then you are the one with the prejudice. Do you think that the people who just dismiss you as a token have a prejudice of their own?
CARSON: Oh, well, there's no question. 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 Stowes novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Youll see that he was very, very subservient, kind of go along to get along type person. Obviously, that's not what I'm doing.
And what the left frequently does, and some aspects of the right, too, is they try to make life so unpleasant for anybody who disagrees with them that people will keep silent. And I know that it's working because so many people come up to me and say, Thank you, thank you for having the courage to express this. This is the same way I feel. But most people won't speak up. I'm trying to get people to speak up because, you know, this country is changing into something else, and we need to make sure that we really want it to change into something else and not just end up there and ask ourselves how did we get there.
Neblett is nothing but a token for his white boy masters down at the DNC. Clueless and ignorant.
Right now Carson has to be #1 on the journ-0-list “must destroy” list.
If nothing else, he will come away with a profound sense of how vile these progressives are.
God bless Dr. Carson.
I know some conservatives don’t like Dr. Carson’s stance on guns, but I think the man is awesome. Has an amazing life story, a lot of common sense, an awareness of history, and called out Obama to his face. What’s not to love???
Is Neblett clueless about which party ran the plantations and opposed civil rights for blacks or just a dishonest POS?
So right you are. Unfortunately they seem to be getting him to go on the defensive and that is not good. Soon he will be spending all his time defending his position and losing ground step by step.
Nope he is Uncle Ben
The left argues all minorities must hold identical views and there can be no diversity of opinion among them - how is defining and stereotyping people of not being permitted to hold their own views as individuals not in of itself racism?
Ben Carson just mentioned same sex marriage in the same sentence as NAMBLA and bestiality on Hannity. There left is going to be coming at him in full force now.
Regardless of his stance of the 2nd Amendment, which is still clouded, we must stand behind our conservative brother.
As you said, his stance on guns...(I'm just nitpicking...)
This was very good to hear. Carson is willing to tell the harsh truths. He’s like a soft-spoken Allen West. I can think of very few senators and house members who would mention NAMBLA when it comes to homosexual marriage.
We should defend him in full force against the coming onslaught. I can’t see this good man be torn apart. We’ve failed to defend our own so many times. A senator Carson would make 2014 a very good year.
Megyn called him “boy.”
white on rice
Ah, yes, those horrible racial indiscretions. Like ending slavery. Ending segregation. The civil rights movement. Attempting (and failing) to halt the welfare state so minorities could have a stake in the American Dream.
I didn’t know about the gun part. But anyone who embarrasses Buttcrack Odumbo in public will always be my friend.
And let us hope he has been totally faithful, never jaywalked, has no outstanding library fines, and a blemish-free record from kindergarten through residency, because they are going to be giving this guy an invasive going-over that will make a colonoscopy look superficial by comparison.
Every black conservative, like Ben Carson, is to be admired for having the guts to swim upstream against the vile tide of “progressives,” black or white.
You two have to take your show on the road.
But please al don't let that lunatic drive.
Toure is the Uncle Tom.
He blindly folllows the party that fought for slavery and Jim Crow.
I think that was an exclamation: a truncated version of "boy oh boy!"
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