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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Hollywood Has-Been for Obama

Janeane Garafalo, Keith Olbermann, TEA Party, Herman Cain

Over Compensating again, Janeane? Really?

- Neill Arnhart  Saturday, August 20, 2011 
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What goes through your mind when you see someone bragging about their sexual prowess?
I don’t know about you, but I wonder if his ex girlfriend refers to him by the nickname “Stubby”.
Or the guy who waxes about his heroic actions in Viet Nam?

I have to wonder if he ever served at all, or served in a non combat role, or maybe was dishonorably discharged. The guys who were really there, and who really did heroic things just don’t talk about it that much.
Do see what I’m getting at? When someone shoots off at the mouth, in an obnoxious fashion, about something that there is no evidence of, they are most likely full of baloney.

For several years now, we have been subjected to Janeane Garafalo talking about how racist everyone on the right is. And it is tiresome. She pontificates about it so often, with such a smarmy “I’m smarter than you” attitude, in a total vacuum in regard to evidence, that I have to figure that she is covering up for her own racism.

Here is one of her comments while on the Keith Blubberman show a couple of years ago.
“Let’s be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It’s not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don’t know their history at all. It’s about hating a black man in the White House,” she said on MSNBC’s “The Countdown” with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. “This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that.”

I would like to take a moment to dissect that statement.

”This is not about bashing Democrats.”
So, Janeane, are you saying that people on the right never bashed democrats before we had a black president? Did you just wake up from a coma?

“It’s not about taxes.”
So, once again, Janeane, I have to ask. Didn’t people on the right lobby for lower taxes long before we had a black man in the White House? I was against Obama’s ideas long before I ever heard of Obama. I was against Obama’s ideas while they were still Ted Kennedy’s.

“They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don’t know their history at all.”
This is one the key statements that prove what I am saying about Garafalo. Isn’t making blanket assertions about large numbers of people the perfect example of bigotry? I’m sure that if you took a cross section of liberals and conservatives, you would find about an equal number of people who know what the Boston Tea Party was, and people who didn’t. An equal number of people who know history, and ones who don’t. What’s that difference between making blanket statements about the intelligence of a large group of people, and saying that all black people can sing, like watermelon and fried chicken, or that if they have a good job, it’s only because of Affirmative Action? What’s the difference between disparaging the historical knowledge of large numbers of people and saying that all Mexicans are lazy?

Call a person stupid, and you’re just rude. Or even a handful of people. But calling a group consisting of millions of people stupid is just a bigoted remark.

” It’s about hating a black man in the White House,” she said on MSNBC’s “The Countdown” with Keith Olbermann. “This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that.”
Well, Jeanane, I gotta tell ya. Not only did every single one of those of the people you are talking about believe in small government, small taxes, and lower regulations before a black man was President, but most of them also had a serious problem with the fact that George W. Bush didn’t veto a single spending bill during his first term, and very few in his second. A lot of conservatives thought that “No Child Left Behind” was a power grab which made the federal government too big. We’ve always been against big government. We are only more vocal about it now because the current President has a more big government mindset than anyone we have ever seen before.
It’s perfectly okay to disagree with the politics of the right, or the left, or the center. And I guess it’s even all right to say stupid, bigoted things about the people you disagree with.

The only problem is, saying those stupid, bigoted things says a lot more about you than it says about the people you are referring to with your vitriol.

Rednecks? Really? All of them? Every single one? And teabagging? Isn’t that crude term for a gay sex practice? Used in this pejorative manner, you’d really have to come to the conclusion that that Miss Smarmypants is also a bigot towards gay people.

A bigot is a bigot is a bigot is a bigot, and Janeane Garafalo is a bigot. To paraphrase the hate monger’s words, Garafolo is a bigot straight up, and nothing but an over compensating blowhard. There is no way around that.

Anyway, she goes on to say about the right ”Their synapses are misfiring. ... It is a neurological problem we are dealing with.”

So, on top of everything else, you’re a brain surgeon now. I am so envious. Janeane, can I be like you when I grow up?

Now the latest. Herman Cain.

It’s hard to read this and realize that she is using this twisted logic to prove that OTHER people are racist, but not her.

Recently, she said, on the same dumb show to the same dumb host, in regard to presidential candidate Herman Cain:

Cain is in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherent in the Republican party, the conservative movement, the Tea Party certainly,” said Garofalo.

Racism inherent in the Republican Party, you say. Really, Janeane? Are you by chance referring to the same Republican Party that pushed civil rights legislation through over the objections and violence of the Democratic Party, or for that matter, the same Republican Party that opposed slavery and went to war to end it? Just wondering.

When asked to explain in more detail, she says:

“And I feel like wouldn’t that suit the purposes of whomever astroturfs these things. Whether that be the Koch brothers or Grover Norquist or any anything. It could even be Karl Rove. ‘Let’s get Herman Cain involved so it deflects the obvious racism of our Republican party,’

One of things that occur to me is that she is being repetitively redundant, saying the same thing over and over again, and reiterating the same things she said in a previous sentence as she repeats herself. But I digress.
So, Karl Rove (or someone) is paying Herman Cain to run for President so that the right looks less racist. Wow, it staggers the imagination. Do I even have to rebut that stupid comment to anyone who has an IQ higher than doorknob?

Keith Blubberman jumped in, basically saying that Cain is being used as a black man who could not possibly think for himself. I guess that Keith is a racist also. Imagine that.

“Would that be separate from his delusions of grandeur or are they just taking advantage of him,” asked Olbermann.

“There may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome in there,” said Garofalo referring to the common name for the syndrome that occurs when a long-time captive begins to identify with their captors. “Because anytime I see a person of color or a female in the Republican Party or the conservative movement or the Tea Party, I wonder how they could be trying to curry with the oppressors.”

Oh, so now you’re a psychologist as in addition to being a brain surgeon. How lucky can you get?

And, “Curry with the oppressors”???? Really???? Oh, I guess you mean “curry FAVOR with the oppressors”. Apparently, they are short on basic word skill classes in psychology school and brain surgery school. Do they offer refunds?

Clearly, in the world of Janeane, if you are black, or a woman, and have conservative values, you are stupid, and/or being used as a pawn by people smarter than you. It must really suck not to be Janeane, because then, by definition, you are too stupid to be trusted to think for yourself.

Let me wrap up with a couple of final points.

Herman Cain is far from being the only black conservative and/or republican. There are countless numbers of black Republicans, including Dr. Martin Luther King.

John Kennedy, as a senator, voted AGAINST civil right legislation, along with most Democrats. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Garafalo, in the interview referenced above, talked about how armed white men can show up at political events, but that it would go into lockdown if an armed black man showed up. One of the best rebuttals of this has to do with a news clip put out by MSNBC, in their coverage of a political event, which showed a tight shot of a man’s back, pointing out that he had a pistol and an assault rifle. They went on to talk about how racist it was. Greg Gutfeld showed the same clip, but not edited so tightly, so that it shows that the armed racist was in fact a black man. You can see Gutfeld’s rebuttal here. It’s a hoot. While Gutfeld agrees that being armed in that setting is not appropriate, neither is editing a news clip in an attempt to show racism where there is none.
One of the most telling stories relating to this had to do with school teacher in Oregon named James Levin, (read about him here in the Oregon Catalyst) who organized a movement to destroy the Tea Party. His strategy was to embarrass Tea Partiers by encouraging people to attend their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay slogans and acting as offensive as they could. The idea was to have these people be photographed, making it seem as if the Tea Party people were violent racists. The only problem is, if they really were violent racists, there would be no need to manufacture evidence proving that they are. You could just photograph the violent and racist signs being carried by actual Tea Party members, couldn’t you?
I heard PJTV’s Bill Whittle talk about chatting with a young lady. Upon discovering that Whittle was in town for a Tea Party event, the lady walked away, saying, “I can’t talk to you”. Well, Bill tracked her down later, and made her specify why she felt the way she did. Her answer? “Because you people are so intolerant”. Hey lady, can you spell irony?

Anyway, Janeane Garafalo is a nutcase, racist bigot, as is Keith Oblermann, who not only didn’t challenge her on any of her stupid statements, but egged her on.

Disagree with my politics all you want. It’s America, so that is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. Make me defend my political views with logic, and ask me to renounce them if I can’t defend them. But having a different opinion does not make anyone stupid, much less racist.

Garafalo, please stick to acting. You’re actually pretty good at that. But leave the social, medical and political commentary to people who actually know something about those things.

You’ve proven that you don’t.

That’s the way I see it.