Skip to comments.Garofalo: Tea Party racist, liberal media 'a myth,' Justice Thomas suffering Stockholm syndrome
Posted on 06/24/2011 9:34:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
This shouldnt come as much of a surprise, but comedienne Janeane Garofalo still has a low regard for the Tea Party movement and all just about all other things conservative.
On Current TVs Thursday broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann during the Web extra segment, Garofalo admitted she wasnt happy there were those that despised her for her 2009 remarks declaring the Tea Party a bunch of teabagging rednecks, but she stood by them.
I do not enjoy when people dont like me, Garofalo said. I would prefer to be well liked in any and all situations. And I also feel its quite unjust to be punished for calling racism racism. And I dont know why so few people, especially back then a couple of years ago were willing to say that word.
According to Garofalo, a double standard exists for black politicians compared to white politicians.
If it was a white Democrat, you couldnt get so many Tea Party people so upset whatever it is theyre upset about showing up armed to town hall meetings, she said. By the way, if a black person showed up armed at a town hall meeting where a white politician was speaking, it would be on lockdown martial law and wed never hear the end of it.
Olbermann agreed and said it is impossible to imagine any other reason other than racism inspiring the Tea Party and any other suggestions like fiscal issues, health care, etc. were just disguises for the racism.
[I]t is absurd to me the liberal media trope that has always been a myth that is leveled at someone and unfortunately a lot of people in the media will back away from being perceived as there is no liberal media bias. Theres never been a liberal president. Theres never been a liberal machine in power, per se. And youre quite right anything that the right-wingers are doing, you will know what they are doing by what they accuse their opponent of doing.
Garofalo also indicated she was still hung up on the election of 2000, which former President George W. Bush prevailed over former Vice President Al Gore, after the Supreme Court intervened. But the mention of that SCOTUS decision offered the opportunity for Garofalo to rail against.
Explain that one to me, she said. You have an African-American gentleman married to a white woman who is in cahoots with a group that has a lot of racists in it. Is that Stockholm syndrome on his part? Whats going on?
Olbermann offered his theory which was since the Tea Party will often show theyre diverse movement, the fact that they are offering any defense in itself evidence it is a racist movement, which he offered Thomas marriage to Virginia Thomas, a Caucasian female as an example.
Something that does give me pause is now it may be cynically motivated by monetary concerns on her part, shell align herself with whomever it seems prudent to be aligned with, it just would seems like Clarence Thomas at some point would have some type of dark knight of the soul sign and say Wow, I should be insulted by this that my wife is involved with the Tea Party.
Decent actress, otherwise brain dead.
What can one say?
Stupid, ugly and bitter is no way to through life, Janeane.
If I remember correctly, the person. Who brought a weapon to an event happened to be black...and the media cropped the video, to disguise this reality. Sure sounds like SOMEBODY is obsessed with race.
You have an African-American gentleman married to a white woman who is in cahoots with a group that has a lot of racists in it. Is that Stockholm syndrome on his part? Whats going on?
She needs to look in the mirror for who is the racist.
I actually sort of pity Garofalo. I really think she has some serious self-loathing issues. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she has exhibited self-destructive behavior at some time or another.
Of course, that doesn’t stop me from chuckling at her latest bizarro-world rants. She and Olby truly are from another planet. Be nice if they went back there.
Fetid, rancid disgusting excuse for a human being
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
It’s “Dark NIGHT of the Soul,” not “Knight” !!! St. John of the Cross.
The ignorance is mind-boggling if anyone doesn’t know that!
The thing that bothers me the most bout these people is that they are consistently espousing how they are so moral, they are in the right. How evil Republicans are, They want to kill grandma and starve children, when the are the ones who parade the actual mass murder of children and the dependency of the poor.
Up is down in their World and it is high time we have a politician on our side who confronts them on their hypocrisy.
She beats puppies with a bat.
I am sick and tired of liberals and the race card.
From what I remember, conservatives were much harder on Bill Clinton than Obama, and Obama is an exponentially worst president.
And conservatives are fricking angels compared to how liberals treated Nixon, Reagan and Bush 2.
I honestly believe Obama is getting treated with kid gloves because he is black.
If Obama was white, his presidency would be already over. He would have been declared a disaster and we would all be waiting for the next election to get this over with.
Were she half as smart as she thinks she is, she’d be twice as smart as she sounds.
ROFLOL - Hilarious. Especially that last article from H.T.
Garafalo, I can help you with your confusion. Ready? Okay.
Racism is defined as the belief that one particular race is inferior to another.
Gobarfalung...Professional Show Killer.
No one cares but 6 people.
That’s why it’s on Current....
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