Janeane Garofalo says tea parties were for rednecks
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Maybe Garofalo's rant was just typical Garofalo. A partisan. Like a Rush Limbaugh but on the left.
Although she wouldn't likely like that comparison. She tore into Limbaugh two months ago, again while appearing on Olbermann's show. This time the discussion was about Rush and his high disapproval rating among women.
"The type of female who does like Rush is the same type of woman who falls in love with prisoners," she said getting a chuckle out of Olbermann.
As you can imagine, there is much reaction in the blogosphere.
The PajamaPundit wonders: "So we're upset cause Fox News has "tricked" the American people into reading and watching it day after day (unlike her radio program which TANKS in the ratings). Anyone who doesn't agree with Barack Obama's policies is a racist. My "wife" has stockholm syndrome? These words aren't even funny...they are just plain out of line. Why does Ms. Garafolo have such hatred toward conservatives? Doesn't she come from the party of love, choice and tolerance?"
LetFreedomRain buys into Garofalo's argument: "Sure, Garofalo gets a little graphic and lumps all right wingers into the same pile, but her central argument that the tea parties are more about racism than about taxes is a solid one. If the right expects to regain any of its past glory, it will have to do a better job of accepting criticism..."
TheConservativeBulwark says enough of the race card: "The race card will always be locked and loaded as long as Obama is in the White House. Could she make a valid point as to why our ridiculous tax rates are needed and just? No. Could she argue that our tax laws are appropriate, even though they weigh a few tons? No. She falls back on the standard insult: You disagree with President Obama, therefore you are a racist. The End."
AikenAreaProgressive, on the other hand, gives a big thank you to Garofalo: "Janeane Garofalo, a real American hero, says it correctly: the conservatives are RACIST REDNECKS."
Not so, say ChicksOnTheRight. "Look at the love-fest happening between Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olbermann. He’s practically drooling at all of her hate-speech."
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