Musician John Legend arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Getty Images)
Black Republicans, reports have shown, often face even more vicious condemnation from some on the left than the so-called "Tea baggers" and "bitter clingers." When black actress Stacey Dash endorsed Mitt Romney before the 2012 presidential election, Twitter exploded with vile insults for the star, calling her an "indoor slave" and a litany of curse words.
On Tuesday morning, MSNBC host Touré and celebrated singer John Legend had some mocking words for black Rush Limbaugh fans. And while the comments weren't as vulgar as what Dash received, their still smacked of condescension.
It began when Touré tweeted: "Being tweeted at by a Black Rush Limbaugh diehard fan is always fun."
Legend responded: "You gotta respect that person's tolerance for cognitive dissonance." (His tweet appears to have since been deleted).
For those who haven't brushed up on psychology in a while, cognitive dissonance is "a conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously." In this case, those incongruous beliefs are presumably being black and being a Rush Limbaugh fan.
Touré concluded by retweeting Legend's response, adding that he isn't able to "respect" the fans: "I wish I could!"
Back in October, Touré claimed the GOP is "an all white party" that is "hostile to blacks."
"Listening to Limbaugh while black? Heresy! Clearly the poor dears don’t know what’s good for them like Legend does...And there’s liberal tolerance in a nutshell: No respect for individuality. No respect for different opinions. And definitely no respect for black Americans who refuse to kowtow to leftist thought police like Touré and Legend."