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Teddy Turner Is Not “Mister Black People”

“I’m MISTER black people,” an exasperated Jerry Maguire screamed into the phone in a frenetic scene from the hit 1996 movie of the same name. Maguire was attempting to affirm his “oneness with the brothers,” something we failed miserably to do in the first half of this sentence when we…

“I’m MISTER black people,” an exasperated Jerry Maguire screamed into the phone in a frenetic scene from the hit 1996 movie of the same name.

Maguire was attempting to affirm his “oneness with the brothers,” something we failed miserably to do in the first half of this sentence when we used the phrase “oneness with the brothers.” Seriously, what does that even mean (expect

Anyway … slightly worse at “rapping” with the “homies” than us? Teddy Turner, one of the front-running candidates in the crowded GOP primary for the first congressional district.

According to reporter Gina Smith of The (Hilton Head) Island Packet, Turner appeared in a since-yanked YouTube video discussing his desire to meet then-S.C. Rep. Tim Scott in person when he was campaigning for the first district seat in 2010. Scott won that race – and two years later was tapped by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to take over the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint.

Anyway, Turner said he had to meet Scott in person because … well …

“The reason it became so important to me meeting Tim (Scott) was Tim is not like a lot of us,” Turner said in the clip, according to Smith’s report. “Tim is black. I have black students that I work with all the time, and I try to talk to them and relate to them, and it’s very hard for me to do.”

Ummmm …

Turner attempted to defend his comments in an interview with Smith, but

“I cannot relate as quickly as (Tim Scott) can,” he told Smith. “It’s harder for me to do and we need more candidates, more teachers, more everything who can relate.”

“It is easier for one minority (to relate) to another than (it is) for me,” Turner added.

Yikes …

Teddy Turner, everybody. NOT Mr. Black People …

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20 comments

Moman50 February 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Actually Turners comments are honest.Lets hear from Limehouse,Grooms and those other CLOWNS.I bet their “best friends are Black people!”

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Moman50 February 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Actually Turners comments are honest.Lets hear from Limehouse,Grooms and those other CLOWNS.I bet their “best friends are Black people!”

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Curtis Ballsac February 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Are you kidding me?? Turner needs to immediately drop out of the race. I have had enough with racist republicans and the others who have said really stupid things. Lets stop turning off voters and actually win some elections.

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Innocent w/o more evidence February 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

This was an honest assessment by someone who has an interest in reaching out to his pupils in a way that they can understand and be willing to connect. Maybe it was an incautious one, or and inelegant one but not a racist one, IMO

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Curtis Ballsac February 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Are you kidding me?? Turner needs to immediately drop out of the race. I have had enough with racist republicans and the others who have said really stupid things. Lets stop turning off voters and actually win some elections.

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Innocent w/o more evidence February 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

This was an honest assessment by someone who has an interest in reaching out to his pupils in a way that they can understand and be willing to connect. Maybe it was an incautious one, or and inelegant one but not a racist one, IMO

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Robert H. February 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

WTF is wrong with saying that? Can you honestly say your white ass relates? (Note: Clever references to obscure hip songs is not evidence of such) My brother is a 7th grade math teacher and he has trouble relating to underprivileged black students. He is consistently trying to figure out ways to relate and connect. It’s a teachers job to do that. It clearly appears Teddy was saying this from a teacher’s standpoint. Since when did this site become so fucking PC? Will, your disdain for everyone not you and/or out of line with your exact line of thinking has weakened your message. Last week you ripped someone for being the son of a successful businessman … such a leftist/elitest stance. Enough with the gotcha shit. Less TMZ, more National Review please.

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Robert H. February 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm

WTF is wrong with saying that? Can you honestly say your white ass relates? (Note: Clever references to obscure hip songs is not evidence of such) My brother is a 7th grade math teacher and he has trouble relating to underprivileged black students. He is consistently trying to figure out ways to relate and connect. It’s a teachers job to do that. It clearly appears Teddy was saying this from a teacher’s standpoint. Since when did this site become so fucking PC? Will, your disdain for everyone not you and/or out of line with your exact line of thinking has weakened your message. Last week you ripped someone for being the son of a successful businessman … such a leftist/elitest stance. Enough with the gotcha shit. Less TMZ, more National Review please.

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Buz Martin February 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

NBFD

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Boz Martin February 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

NBFD

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Same ol' Same ol' February 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Good god, you don’t really think a whitey like Turner can actually relate to the lower class black folks in SC, do you? Shit mofo, he be cracker ass wit no screet cred, mofo be rich, fuck da man.

It is a culture all its own, outsiders need not apply. No harm in trying to understand or fairly represent, but don’t try to pull off the “I be wit u bro” routine.

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Ima be me, indeed February 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

He is trying to connect with his students, not pretending to be like them. So he is refreshing in his awkwardness. Unless you prefer he went with the “I be wit u bro” schtick of far too many liberals that I know who are really closet racists.

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Same ol' Same ol' February 15, 2013 at 12:29 am

No, no, I would rather he not try the “bro” schtick. Maybe I got him all wrong. You got to understand, I suppose, that an elected representative cannot be redneck/bro/refined all in one, but should do their best to understand and fairly represent the populace. I know, I know, I’m dreaming.

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Same ol' Same ol' February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Good god, you don’t really think a whitey like Turner can actually relate to the lower class black folks in SC, do you? Shit mofo, he be cracker ass wit no screet cred, mofo be rich, fuck da man.

It is a culture all its own, outsiders need not apply. No harm in trying to understand or fairly represent, but don’t try to pull off the “I be wit u bro” routine.

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Ima be me, indeed February 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

He is trying to connect with his students, not pretending to be like them. So he is refreshing in his awkwardness. Unless you prefer he went with the “I be wit u bro” schtick of far too many liberals that I know who are really closet racists.

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Same ol' Same ol' February 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

No, no, I would rather he not try the “bro” schtick. Maybe I got him all wrong. You got to understand, I suppose, that an elected representative cannot be redneck/bro/refined all in one, but should do their best to understand and fairly represent the populace. I know, I know, I’m dreaming.

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Moe February 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Yo ! Timmy Scott can’t relate either. Apparently he was taken at birth and raised by a pack of rogue C.P.A.’s who kissed da’ man’s ass !

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Moe February 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Yo ! Timmy Scott can’t relate either. Apparently he was taken at birth and raised by a pack of rogue C.P.A.’s who kissed da’ man’s ass !

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Ohmaar February 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

I see the upgrade to the site has done nothing to eliminate the mysterious missing half-paragraph problem.

“Maguire was attempting to affirm his “oneness with the brothers,” something we failed miserably to do in the first half of this sentence when we used the phrase “oneness with the brothers.” Seriously, what does that even mean (expect”

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Ohmaar February 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

I see the upgrade to the site has done nothing to eliminate the mysterious missing half-paragraph problem.

“Maguire was attempting to affirm his “oneness with the brothers,” something we failed miserably to do in the first half of this sentence when we used the phrase “oneness with the brothers.” Seriously, what does that even mean (expect”

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