Janeane Garofalo: Is someone paying Herman Cain to be a tea-party token?

posted at 5:31 pm on August 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

She’s quite serious, which makes this clip blogworthy even though it’s just the latest in a long, long, long line of paint-by-numbers racial demagoguery from Garofalo on Olbermann’s show. Even the core criticism is recycled. Remember when she made the same charges about “Stockholm syndrome” and tea-party tokenism against Clarence Thomas a few months ago? You can see her roots as a comic in these segments — they’re essentially just “bits” in which she runs through her routine, the emcee grunts with approval, and the liberal audience cheers in appreciation of an old performer whom they think fondly of. She’s basically the Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters. In fact, watch to the end and you’ll see that Olby rounds off the segment with a sophomoric photo reel of Republicans eating corn dogs at the Iowa state fair. That’s very much true to the spirit of this “discussion.” What would a vaudeville act be without a dick joke?

There’s no sense complaining about how searingly demeaning this is to Herman Cain. Garofalo’s smart enough to realize that and obviously doesn’t care, and no doubt Cain’s built up a thick skin to it after years and years and years of similar insults from Our Moral Superiors. Instead, focus on the sheer stupidity of her idly wondering whether Karl Rove, of all people, might be paying Cain under the table to run for president. Does she really not understand, even as a casual observer of Republican politics, how bitter the relationship is between Rove and the tea party? Did she not do two seconds of googling before this to check what Rove has said about Cain’s candidacy? Even as a conspiracy theorist, she’s terrible. But good enough for “Countdown,” I guess. Click the image to watch.

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These people really believe this stuff. Truly scary and deranged.

faraway on August 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Well stupidity is constantly on display in the democratic party some have to wonder why anyone is trapped in that party.

William Amos on August 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Why oh why does anyone give this moron a stage?

Hot Air, I thought you were above this…

stacman on August 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Skank

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Well, she is the go-to arbiter of African-American authenticity.

Christien on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

The disproportionate head size is really creepy. Are the Hollywood-ites even human?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

she looks anorexic and like her head is too big for her body

djl130 on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

That chair is going to need some Vagisil…

Seven Percent Solution on August 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Like other racists, Garofalo cannot fathom that a black man can think for himself. So I think it’s fair to now call her the racist Garofalo.

rbj on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Skank

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Wouldn’t that imply that someone is willing to admit they had sex with her? More than once?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

Rebar on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Garofalo thinks we still care about being called racists? Lol, how quaint. Mental illness is sad.

Kataklysmic on August 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Seven Percent Solution on August 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on August 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I’m on a Facebook page that includes several conservative ladies who are Americans of African descent: this this has got them saying a BUNCH of unladylike things about this moron. Would love to have them have a face-to-face. :D

michaelo on August 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Racist….
there…
I said it.
At least I didn’t question her patriotism.

marks on August 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Does she really not understand, even as a casual observer of Republican politics, how bitter the relationship is between Rove and the tea party?

Understands? It’s just “feel good” demagoguery, she reassures the liberal base there are no true black conservatives.

the_nile on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Janeane, wearing glasses to make yourself look intelligent only works if you keep your mouth shut.

Vashta.Nerada on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

JG needs to get laid.

sbvft contributor on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

OMG – MIzzGUFFAW-a-LO please advise when you final “self loathe” enough to simply STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katfish on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Olberman has a show?

Monkeytoe on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Is someone paying her to be a token human being?

katiejane on August 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Wouldn’t that imply that someone is willing to admit they had sex with her? More than once?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Michael Moore come to mind?

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Garofalo likes to think she’s smart and informed. Rarely does one see so much RACIST! ignorance in one small package.

As for Keefums, is he still on the air somewhere? A man with such a vast ego must be humbled by the paucity of his audience.

GarandFan on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

She’s basically the Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters.

Heh.

Tim_CA on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Crack is whack!

d1carter on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

please go back to romy and michelle HS reunion

ConservativePartyNow on August 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Sorry, but if I’m to listen to that pair of clowns I’ll need to be drunk enough to not remember any of it.

Paradox Drive on August 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM

It’s just “feel good” demagoguery, she reassures the liberal base there are no true black conservatives.

the_nile on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

That’s a good point. If they had to admit that there really were true black conservatives, then liberals would have to actually start considering conservative arguments. As it now stands, they simply ignore conservative arguments b/c they “know” that conservatives are racists/sexist/evil and therefore no conservative argument can have any merit.

Monkeytoe on August 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM

It would be a racist statement; white woman disparaging a black man, but, she is a liberal and he is a conservative.
Fair game!

carbon_footprint on August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

God forbide a black man actually thinks for himself and embraces individualism. The moment a minority steps out of the idealogical fence that the Democrats have contructed, they are ridiculed to no end. Democrats, congratulations, you’ve come full circle on minority oppression. Democrats just HAVE to tell minorities what to do and think, both during the civil war, and today.

Meric1837 on August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Funny thing is – more people will see the clip here than saw it on the olby comedy show.

Tim_CA on August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/obama_the_affirmative_action_president.html

SoldiersMom on August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Sorry, cannot click and watch. I don’t want Janeane’s cooties on my computer.

Knucklehead on August 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

sbvft contributor on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

With all due respect, I don’t think that even our Lorien would volunteer for that job, unless it involved hazard pay, and maybe not even then…

Mary in LA on August 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Are they doing Bong Hits….or smoking crack??

Political Chef on August 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Hyper-Skank

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

..FIFY

The War Planner on August 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM

This woman is an actress (loosely speaking). This is not a recommendation for high intellectual analysis.

Janeane Garafalo is a moron studying to be a nitwit. She has never, as far as I can tell, had an original thought in her life. Why would you expect her to actually learn something about anything before she starts blathering about it?

hachiban on August 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM

She’s basically the Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters.

Bob Hope was a master. This is a worthless piece of jetsam that is propped up by others and we’re told she’s intelligent. It’s right out of Ayn Rand, where we’re told the idiots are geniuses.

itsspideyman on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I can’t watch Garofalo. She’s so whacked out, she’s bent the absurd meter.

Dr Evil on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

She’s basically the Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters.

Great line….

repvoter on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Who cares what a sex-changed Emo Phillips thinks, anyway?

MadisonConservative on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Dude!

Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters

Bob Hope had class, and a million other talents that the used-up Garofalo never had in the first place.

She’s closer to the ‘Milton Berle’ of brainless, etc.

…except without the timing or delivery.

“Take my talking points… Please!”

Comparing her to Berle is still a lot like comparing a Motorola Vader to an iPhone… Sure, they’re both cell phones, but that’s essentially the end of the comparison.

Few Things Considered on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Michael Moore come to mind?

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Nah — his arms are too short to find his thingie anymore. That’s why he’s so grumpy all the time. :-)

Mary in LA on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

She only says that because Cain is black.

Ronnie on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

This woman is a poster child for the adage.
Stupid is forever……

Ricki on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Due to horrific ratings we need a liberal bomb throwing racial hack to throw more desperate bombs. Please Watch Us Now!!!

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

Rebar on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Genetic.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

Rebar on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

How else could you explain how people keep voting Pelosi, Feinstein, and Reid back into office…

stacman on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

The woman gives me the creeps. She does not look physically clean. Shudder.

Mason on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Surprised it took so long for the Uncle Tom card to come out

phreshone on August 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM

JG needs to get laid.

sbvft contributor on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

There is just one slight problem with that…

… Mz. Garofalo’s liberal state of constant hate has manifested itself into a bony figure of hanging skin which is pock marked with sores and abscesses leading to her nether regions which are unwashed and unkempt.

The only thing that would have at it would be Allen Colmes…

… and I hear he is already married.

Seven Percent Solution on August 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Why are you giving her any attention?

ninjapirate on August 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Mary in LA on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

LMAO!!!

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I think if you looked up the term “self loathing”, a picture of this woman would be appropriate.

If I were her, I would loathe myself too.

Brian1972 on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

Rebar on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Genetic.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I rest my case…OT but proves that the Leftist Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/father-son-indicted-in-palin-stalking-case-arrested-by-fbi-in-pa/2011/08/18/gIQAjvJwNJ_story.html

A Pennsylvania man and his son were arrested Thursday on charges of harassing Sarah Palin’s family and lawyers in a case a prosecutor said went beyond “merely creepy to truly threatening.”

Craig Christy, 47, and his son, Shawn Christy, 19, were placed under arrest at the FBI office in Allentown. The pair were indicted by a federal grand jury in Alaska on Wednesday.

Sounds of crickets at the WaPo comment section for this story.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

It is like an ignorant train ran her over in ignorant town on the way to the ignorant sea. I watch the clip and I think to myself, “That must be what it is like to have a closed head injury”.

NotCoach on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Always remember – Grof is a rich kid with daddy issues and has been for years.

Also happens to make up 43% of all liberals.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Just another variation of the SDM.

Weight of Glory on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

I’m pretty sure I heard the word “boy” in her comments.

Vashta.Nerada on August 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

The problem with liberals is not that they are ignorant but they know so much that is not true.

Grunt on August 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Wow, I suspect that deep down, she’s a very unhappy person.

/yawn

Ward Cleaver on August 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Is someone paying Garafalo to be a witless moron? Yes!

the wolf on August 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Me thinks she doth protest too much.

Socmodfiscon on August 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Who got the short straw and had to watch find Olbie’s show?

LOL

Fallon on August 18, 2011 at 5:56 PM

If it was so obvious, you wouldn’t have to repeat it 20 times a day, you used up skank.

Red Cloud on August 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Instead, focus on the sheer stupidity of her idly wondering whether Karl Rove, of all people, might be paying Cain under the table to run for president.

This person has the intellect of a cue ball….

ted c on August 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Could some please explain to me why this women isn’t considered to be a RACIST?

Chip on August 18, 2011 at 6:01 PM

D listed has been spouting crap to get attention

Kini on August 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Whining the future, one tool at a time…

Dhuka on August 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

The voice of black America: Janeane Garofalo.

Jim Treacher on August 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Oh no AP, I LOVE Bob Hope!! The best comedian, humanitarian and friend of this nation and its troops EVAH! She isn’t funny enough to carry his golf bag. I wish Don Rickles had a chance to sit across from this little hag sometime. He’d eat her lunch like he did that mean, old skank Behar!

JAM on August 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Janeane Garofalo

Lost me at the headline.

landlines on August 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I’m confused – didn’t she accuse Tea Partiers of being “straight up racists” a couple of years back? Said we couldn’t stand the fact that a black man had been successful and was now the president.

But now a TRULY successful black man is running for president, and somehow he didn’t do it on his own? And no mention is being made about racism – or lack thereof – because the Tea Party actually SUPPORTS this man (who, ironically, is 100% black, as opposed to Obama….).

I swear, these people make my head spin around every single day -

TeresainFortWorth on August 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Did her Criminal Minds spin-off survive? And, if so, why?

kingsjester on August 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Remember when she made the same charges about “Stockholm syndrome” and tea-party tokenism against Clarence Thomas a few months ago?

the same charge can be made against the 96% of blacks who continually vote Democrat then wonder why Obama doesn’t come visit them on his bus tour. They are expected to vote for him and would be considered idiots if they didn’t do so. Talk about marching lock step….

ted c on August 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

For her to say or think this means she believes Cain (nor any other African American) couldn’t possibly have a mind of their own. How incredibly racist of her.

ErinF on August 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM

If godawfulo ever listened to Herman’s radio show over the years, she would know that Cain was Tea Party before the Tea Party was even the Tea party.

Does that make sense?

BierManVA on August 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

You can see her roots as a comic in these segments — they’re essentially just “bits” in which she runs through her routine, the emcee grunts with approval, and the liberal audience cheers in appreciation of an old performer whom they think fondly of. She’s basically the Bob Hope of brainless left-wing race-baiters.

I really, really love this site. LOL

inviolet on August 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

In summary, if you are black, Janene has your back. But if you’re black and not voting democrat, then you are a dumbass and are going to be called a racist from the purveyor of all that is racist, janene garfalot.

ted c on August 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Did she not do two seconds of googling before this to check what Rove has said about Cain’s candidacy? Even as a conspiracy theorist, she’s terrible.

Oh come on, AP, you are so naive it’s almost adorable. Rove is obviously just doing that to throw us off the trail. In fact, this is just further proof at how diabolically diabolical Rove can be.

RINO in Name Only on August 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

It is like an ignorant train ran her over in ignorant town on the way to the ignorant sea. I watch the clip and I think to myself, “That must be what it is like to have a closed head injury”.

NotCoach on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

An Ignorant Circus Train to be exact.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

What a truly reprehensible little troll she is, just icky on the inside and out. Then again if I saw that visage staring back at me every time I looked in a mirror I`d be bitter as well.Heh, the upside for olby is that this lil clip probably got him the most viewership ever.

NY Conservative on August 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

cmsinaz on August 18, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Naw. She’d make a freight train take a dirt road.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone.

kingsjester on August 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

JG needs to get laid.

sbvft contributor on August 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

George Soros is looking…

slickwillie2001 on August 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Is some paying her to be an ugly greasy-haired b*tch? Just askin.’

NathanG on August 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Hey, Janeane, are you saying in so many words that guys like Cain and Allen West are “uppity”? Are demeaning remarks how you handle independent thinkers who stray off Massa’s plantation? Can’t quite debate those two on the merits of their arguments?

tpitman on August 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Garofalo’s smart enough to realize that

Highly dubious assertion there. Nerdy demeanor + glasses != smart.

RINO in Name Only on August 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/father-son-indicted-in-palin-stalking-case-arrested-by-fbi-in-pa/2011/08/18/gIQAjvJwNJ_story.html

A Pennsylvania man and his son were arrested Thursday on charges of harassing Sarah Palin’s family and lawyers in a case a prosecutor said went beyond “merely creepy to truly threatening.”

Craig Christy, 47, and his son, Shawn Christy, 19, were placed under arrest at the FBI office in Allentown. The pair were indicted by a federal grand jury in Alaska on Wednesday.

Sounds of crickets at the WaPo comment section for this story.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Wow ,it’s not just one single stalker it’s the whole family off it’s meds.

the_nile on August 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Skank

bernzright777 on August 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Bigger than that.

Skankasaurus Rex

hawkdriver on August 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Ah, whither The Bowler? (Though she had daddy issues in that movie, too.)

Wouldn’t that imply that someone is willing to admit they had sex with her? More than once?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I wouldn’t touch that with ernesto’s junk.

James on August 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

And no mention is being made about racism – or lack thereof – because the Tea Party actually SUPPORTS this man (who, ironically, is 100% black, as opposed to Obama….).

I swear, these people make my head spin around every single day -

TeresainFortWorth on August 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Exactly. Let’s see, JG’s mind…

1- Tea Partiers are OBVIOUSLY racist.

2- Herman Cain is beloved by the Tea Party… because they’re racist. Also because he’s being paid to be… loved by the Tea Party?

3- And those racist Tea Partiers love him… because… they… um, are racist.

4- racist.

Jewels on August 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM

The woman gives me the creeps. She does not look physically clean. Shudder.

Mason on August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

That’s because she sold her soul to the devil a long time ago.

GrannyDee on August 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Have you noticed in the last several years, that the “really off the deep end” liberals like her have gone even FARTHER off the deep end? I think it is because they are so irrelevant, that if the scream louder, perhaps they will get some air time.

p51d007 on August 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Garafalo and Olberman–imagine the BE-UTE-IFUL children those two would produce together!

/sorry if I made anybody gag.

Naturally Curly on August 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Yeah really. If they didn’t get traffic from right-thinking sites they’d be linkless in addition to clueless. In the spirit of there’s-no-such-thing-as-bad-publicity, consider resisting the urge to promote these two.

curved space on August 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

The inside of Garofalo’s brain is a dark and scary place, filled with mistrust, paranoia, bewilderment, hatred and above all, the conviction that she is not worthy of love.

In fact, it’s bad enough to be its own private circle of hell.

I think the reason that she spews such ignorance and hatred is that it’s her only guarantee of winning approval from anyone (if the “love” and approval of lefty wingnuts is worth anything).

disa on August 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Click the image to watch.

Nope. Just yesterday on Crackle.com, I watched the episode of Seinfeld in which she played Jerry’s girlfriend. It was funny. It was enough Garofalo to last me for a while. There’s nothing new here.

Wingo on August 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

So this is what she is saying…

If a black person is a republican someone must be paying them. In other words they have a job. Black people shouldn’t have jobs.

So she is a racist.

clement on August 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Click the image to watch.

No effing way.

disa on August 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

U
G
L
Y
She ain’t got no ALIBI!

SDarchitect on August 18, 2011 at 6:29 PM

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