Garofalo: Cain’s rise in support proves Republican racism, or something

posted at 1:25 pm on September 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

I’m loath to post something from the supremely irrelevant Janeane Garofalo or the slightly-less-irrelevant Keith Olbermann, except that this clip encapsulates perfectly how intellectually vapid the Republicans-are-racists argument truly is.  If African-Americans don’t do well among Republicans, it’s evidence of racism, and now if they do get support among Republicans, that’s also racism. It’s an unanswerable assertion that not only is completely circular in its logic, it’s also lunacy. Basically, Garofalo is kind of like a cult member who insists that every data point supports her religious belief, regardless of whether it contradicts with other data points that are also used in defense of groupthink. That means she’s making the argument in the right venue, anyway.

In an appearance on Wednesday night’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on Current TV, Garofalo explained her theory.

“Herman Cain is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party, conservative movement and tea party movement,” Garofalo said.

“People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so he can say, ‘Look: This is not a racist anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look: We have a black man.’ And look he’s polling well and he won a straw poll.”

So Karl Rove is the secret force behind Herman Cain? Well, that’s certainly … ridiculous. It fits right in with the paranoia that cult members usually exhibit, however. All that’s left is a rant about Halliburton and corporate America, and … oh, wait. Just saw the rest of the clip, and it’s all there.

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The absence of racism is proof of its existence!! What a racket!! You have to admit, that is an absolutely brilliant scheme!

exhelodrvr on September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

I have heard many comments in this regard. Many people say well if I support Cain the left can’t call me a racist. It’s a stupid argument on its face. Because they can and will continue to do so. If you are going to support a candidate it should be because of his or her actions/record/paltform. Not because of his or her race/skin color or sex.

unseen on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

If someone told you they support Cain so they couldn’t be called racist (which I think you’re making up), then they’re not a true conservative.

I think you’re making stuff up to justify your dislike for Cain supporters and to unfairly paint them as only supporting Cain to wash themselves of the white guilt.

You should be ashamed.

ButterflyDragon on September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

What is she famous for again?

PappyD61 on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

LOL

From what we’ve seen and heard from her lately, I’d say she’s fast becoming famous for being an imbecile of the first order.

capejasmine on September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Moon.

Bat.

moc23 on September 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Herman Cain is the left’s worst nightmare. Having Clarence Thomas being a leading member of SCOTUS and a strong, while we have black conservative president could mean inspire a generation of conservative young black men that finally break the cycle of dependence that was started by Democrats in the 60s.

pedestrian on September 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

See you next Tuesday.

Mirimichi on September 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM

The woman is one disgusting, pathetic puddle of rancid protoplasm.

rplat on September 29, 2011 at 2:07 PM

on there and be seen by nearly a dozen people?

lorien1973 on September 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM

A ratings increase!

The woman is a classic illustration of the left’s inability to reason or speak clearly. When called on their stupidity or socialism they deny, deflect and try to lie their way out.

dogsoldier on September 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM

‘Cuz if I had a big hit show and was raking in the millions like Olby, why, the FIRST person I’d want on my show to give it some legitimacy and relevance and draw in an even BIGGER audience would be to invite JG on to give folks her insight on politics! Hahahahaha. He’s a genius isn’t he? Take note, Ed…have her on sometime! Just have a medic handy for when your head has a spontaneous combustion.

scalleywag on September 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Everybody go your room… blacks in there, women in there, Hispanics, Jews, single mothers, homosexuals… all look for your room.

Now, in there you will find literature outlining how conservatives judge people by the color of their skin, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic and sexual orientation.

mankai on September 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM

This woman is allowed to vote.

gophergirl on September 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I’m more concerned that she is allowed to reproduce…

But If I said that, I’d probably get into trouble…

Oops..

Markvike on September 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Lowering taxes, reducing the regulatory stranglehold and drilling domestically is a secret plan to bring back Jim Crow… pass it on.

mankai on September 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

A successful Herman Cain Presidency could end up giving the GOP as big a share of the Black vote as they typically get from the female vote INDEFINITELY. If that happens, people like Garafolo can scream all they want about the “anti-Black, anti-woman party”. Even less people will pay attention to them as there are now.

ardenenoch on September 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Conservatives could elect a black president, vice president, SOS, 200 black czars, give them each a black limo or a black Canadian buses, you name it. They’d STILL be racist. /

scalleywag on September 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM

The absence of racism is proof of its existence!! What a racket!! You have to admit, that is an absolutely brilliant scheme!

exhelodrvr on September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

These folks are beyond tedious. It’s a variant of the AGW argument: it’s raining because of AGW, it’s hot because of AGW, it’s snowing because of AGW..

..they remind me of spoiled children.

Plus their spokespersons are so beautiful and pleasant. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out with the likes of Garofalo with her oily, stringy hair, sallow complexion, tattoos, blackhead-covered skin, whiny, keening voice?

My idea of a perfect date.

The War Planner on September 29, 2011 at 2:13 PM

If Cain is elected and the economic situation for Blacks imporves significantly, that will also we seen as evidence this is all part of a diabolical racist plot.

ardenenoch on September 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Does anyone with 1/2 a brain even listen to this idiot?

GarandFan on September 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

She’s such a PIG – must be a graduate of the Rosie O’Donnel – PIG WOMEN SCHOOL. I have no idea why she gets press on anything she says.

IlonaE on September 29, 2011 at 2:16 PM

If there is a person in the world that seriously needs to get laid….

angryed on September 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Thanks Ed, for volunteering.

/ducks

Ward Cleaver on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Come on man, do it for your party and for your country.

kringeesmom on September 29, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Does anyone with 1/2 a brain even listen to this idiot?

GarandFan on September 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

That’s being more than generous to anyone who does.

scalleywag on September 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM

I’m more concerned that she is allowed to reproduce…

But If I said that, I’d probably get into trouble…

Oops..

Markvike on September 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM

It’s ok, I think she supports a woman’s right to choose..

kringeesmom on September 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Just when you think she couldn’t get any stupider…

Paradox Drive on September 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM

A successful Herman Cain Presidency could end up giving the GOP as big a share of the Black vote as they typically get from the female vote INDEFINITELY. If that happens, people like Garafolo can scream all they want about the “anti-Black, anti-woman party”. Even less people will pay attention to them as there are now.

ardenenoch on September 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Nothing is forever. A Cain presidency would need to get the job creation that has black unemployment currently at 16.7% just shy of double the national average in gear.
Recall that many blacks were republicans before 1964. When Johnson delivered the mail on the civil rights legislation they changed parties as their forefathers followed Lincoln and the emancipation. White southern democrats opposed to the legislation switched to the GOP as protest, flipping the south to red for the first time in a long time. Those voters of both colors from that time are seniors now and the loyalty will naturally begin to split up as they leave the scene.
An 80% identification with any party is not healthy as the likelihood that group will be taken for granted goes up significantly.

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Lowering taxes, reducing the regulatory stranglehold and drilling domestically is a secret plan to bring back Jim Crow… pass it on.

mankai on September 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

….and we have a winner. Bravo….love it.

badtemper on September 29, 2011 at 2:21 PM

I do hope that in 10-20 years, she will look back on all of this and be disgusted and embarrassed at her own idiocy.
She is one nasty little thing.

bridgetown on September 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

If she’s anything like that ignorant slut traitor Hanoi Jane (and as far as I can see they’re two of the same) don’t hold your breath!

Besides, an idiot has a difficult time seeing their own idiocy…but you’re right about her being a nasty little thing…I can smell her stench through my computer!

Liberty or Death on September 29, 2011 at 2:22 PM

If someone told you they support Cain so they couldn’t be called racist (which I think you’re making up), then they’re not a true conservative.

ButterflyDragon on September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Really? some people on this very thread are making that type of argument.

unseen on September 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM

sanctimony…

equanimous on September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Does anyone with 1/2 a brain even listen to this idiot?

GarandFan on September 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

no. I think the cut-off is 1/4 brain could be less

unseen on September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

But, when dems vote for a black man, that’s evidence that they’re not racist, (and, evidently not anti-female – somehow).

Oh, obviously!

Pablo Snooze on September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

You don’t like Obamacare: you must be a racist
You don’t like higher taxes: you must be a racist
You don’t like the increasing mountain of regulations: you’re a racist
You like Herman Cain: you’re covering your racism
You like Cain’s pro small-business message: you must be a racist
You don’t like Obama’s apologizing for America: you’re a racist
You don’t like Obama’s crony capitalism: racism
You support capitalism over socialism: a racist position

It seems the libs have their talking points down; they’re easy to remember anyway.
Don’t talk issues like scope of government reach, individual freedom, the constitution, economic trends. Just repeat the mantra:
you’re a racist
you’re a racist
you’re a racist

Mark7788 on September 29, 2011 at 2:26 PM

This just goes to show you what could happen if you don’t practice good daily hygiene and don’t have a real job.

Danny on September 29, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Basically, Garofalo is kind of like a cult member who insists that every data point supports her religious belief..

No, to put it more bluntly, Garofalo is a bigot.

The work has nasty connotations, but the definition fits:
“adjective: obstinately convinced of the superiority or correctness of one’s own opinions and prejudiced against those who hold different opinions”

taznar on September 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Heads: I Win
Tails: You lose.

Scrappy on September 29, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Does she even know what racism is? Can we even delineate what we’re talking about so that we have a fixed standard against which to measure people?

Greek Fire on September 29, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Does anyone with 1/2 a brain even listen to this idiot?

GarandFan on September 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

no. I think the cut-off is 1/4 brain could be less

unseen on September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Well that leaves Sandra Bernhard

derft on September 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Janeane Garofalo: the face of cognitive dissonance.

Eren on September 29, 2011 at 2:36 PM

The Democrats’ attacks on Palin and Bachmann prove that … the Republican Party is anti-women?!

munseym on September 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Like every other word in the LiberalSpeak dictionary, the word “racist” has been redefined into its own antonym.

When we completely ignore the color of a person’s skin, that makes us “racist.” When liberals pay attention to absolutely nothing else besides the color of people’s skin – and even go so far as to violate individual rights in favor of neverending racial vendettas – that makes them “non-racist.”

logis on September 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Garofalo is not worth the water it takes to flush fecal matter like her down a toilet. She takes mental derangement to another level. I bet Olbermann was nodding like a bobble-headed doll as the insanity was being spewed on his show.

volsense on September 29, 2011 at 2:45 PM

You don’t like Obamacare: you must be a racist
You don’t like higher taxes: you must be a racist
You don’t like the increasing mountain of regulations: you’re a racist
You like Herman Cain: you’re covering your racism
You like Cain’s pro small-business message: you must be a racist
You don’t like Obama’s apologizing for America: you’re a racist
You don’t like Obama’s crony capitalism: racism
You support capitalism over socialism: a racist position

It seems the libs have their talking points down; they’re easy to remember anyway.
Don’t talk issues like scope of government reach, individual freedom, the constitution, economic trends. Just repeat the mantra:
you’re a racist
you’re a racist
you’re a racist

Mark7788 on September 29, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Reminds me of global warming

agmartin on September 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

The left calling the right “racist” without any examples. It’s so strange. Truly. And no conservative or Tea Partier even hints at blacks being inferior or not wanted. Not even a hint. And they’re so angry at how “racist” the Tea Party is, how do you have a rational discussion with them about it? You can’t win.

Paul-Cincy on September 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I’d say something, but the limbic brain is much larger in my head space than in a reasonable person, and it’s pushing against the frontal lobe. So my synapses are misfiring.

Matticus Finch on September 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM

What is she famous for again?

PappyD61 on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Sadly she did once have a somewhat decent career going for her in the 90′s. Her peak was likely The Truth About Cats & Dogs(she played the dog….kidding). Ironically she hates that movie though and has distanced herself from it.

I really wish she hadn’t been the voice of the lead female character in Ratatouille. I love that movie and own the Blu-ray, but I can’t stand that they cast her in it.

Doughboy on September 29, 2011 at 2:50 PM

I just can’t watch it. I cannot press the play button. To think that she threw away her B-List career to be typcast as a crazy person is really, really sad. It must be a sickness.

RedSoxNation on September 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM

By her own “logic” Garofalo not supporting Cain is that even more proof that she is a racist.

RJL on September 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I really wish she hadn’t been the voice of the lead female character in Ratatouille. I love that movie and own the Blu-ray, but I can’t stand that they cast her in it.

Doughboy on September 29, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Oh no….you ruined it for me…I did not realize that she was in that movie…Now, I can’t watch it either…Oh well

RedSoxNation on September 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Does she even know what racism is? Can we even delineate what we’re talking about so that we have a fixed standard against which to measure people?

Greek Fire on September 29, 2011 at 2:33 PM

No, racism is like the Constitution, a living, breathing word, always subject to change, and always and only defined by liberals.

fossten on September 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

“so Herman Cain Barack Obama provides this great opportunity so he can say, ‘Look: This The Democratic party is not a racist anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look: We have a black man.’ And look he’s polling well and he won a straw poll. clean and articulate”

FTFH

Bobbertsan on September 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Better listen to Garofalo – she has a high school diploma, and even took a few acting classes at the college level, so she is obviously well-educated and qualified as an expert on everything.

Too bad about her acting career . . . Say, maybe she and Mo Dowd and Eleanor Clift could get bit parts in the next Mummy movie – it could save the producers a fortune in makeup.

Adjoran on September 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Recall that many blacks were republicans before 1964. When Johnson delivered the mail on the civil rights legislation they changed parties as their forefathers followed Lincoln and the emancipation.

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

LBJ’s words at the time were something like “We’ll have them n!gg@rs voting Democrat for the next hundred years.”

Seriously.

UltimateBob on September 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Limousine liberals are wretched filth.

FlatFoot on September 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM

“Herman Cain is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party…” Garofalo said.

“People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity…”

Now, I’m going to practice me a little Garofologic… please correct me if it doesn’t make sense…

1. If Herman Cain is black, and
2. If Republicans are racist, and
3. If Republicans like Herman Cain to show they are not racist, and
4. If Rove is a genius working to hide Republican racism, and
5. If Rove worked for Bush, then

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!!!

Danny on September 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM

If African-Americans don’t do well among Republicans, it’s evidence of racism, and now if they do get support among Republicans, that’s also racism. It’s an unanswerable assertion that not only is completely circular in its logic, it’s also lunacy.

Same argument as global warming, climate change, , AGW.

markfu on September 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Didn’t have to watch the video. Already know that J.G.is stark raving nuts. Anything that comes out of her mouth is lunacy and always has been.

flytier on September 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Seriously.

UltimateBob on September 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

The more important thing is that millions of whites supported the bill because it was the right thing and some marched side by side with the black citizens in the fifties and sixties. Some were our parenets or grandparents. Faceless for all time but the result was a timeless accomplishment that could only happen in this country.
As for LBJ’s comment – what do you expect from a politician?

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Look, what Garafalo may lack in wisdom and insight she more than makes up for in dog-butt ugliness and unfathomable ignorance.

Sheesh.

Crusader Rabbit on September 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I’ve not heard any words from Gsrafalo’s mouth to indicate she has any gray matter active in her skull. Her ignorance is absolutely astounding. Herman Cain appeals to my vote because he displays the leadership qualities missing from all other candidates. I may not agree with his 9% national sales tax, but it’s a start where no one else has offered up one suggestion! I say Garafalo is the racist among us who needs her mouth introduced to a bar of soap!

ConservativeTxn on September 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Oh no….you ruined it for me…I did not realize that she was in that movie…Now, I can’t watch it either…Oh well

RedSoxNation on September 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

At one point she loses her French accent for a moment, when she’s talking with Linguini.

Ward Cleaver on September 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Well I’m no racist, so if Mr. Cain does win the nomination I’m not voting for him. /

scalleywag on September 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Some women age like fine wine. Janeane has aged like milk. Seriously, has she taken up meth?

theCork on September 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

She’s mastered Nuance, which is how a leftist intellectualizes the hypocrisy of their dearly held beliefs.

emerson7 on September 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

o, to put it more bluntly, Garofalo is a bigot.

The work has nasty connotations, but the definition fits:
“adjective: obstinately convinced of the superiority or correctness of one’s own opinions and prejudiced against those who hold different opinions”

taznar on September 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM

PERFECT description. Excellent.

scalleywag on September 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Janeane Garofalo opens mouth, and proves she’s still an idiot smothered in stupid.

xblade on September 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

You know where Black belong? The White House, Cain and West, there I said it!!!

Hening on September 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Please remind me – why are we listening to a comedienne has-been’s political commentary?

disa on September 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Reminds me of a friend. He attended the Tea party rallies in DC, with the intent of getting juicy photos of bigotry, hatred and outrageous behavior. He’s a very attentive photographer, but saw none. Rather than examining his assumptions, he’s concluded that they were there but he simply missed them. To this day he circulates photos of some nutcase holding an Obama-as-Hitler poster (that he got from Huff-Po or Kos or one of the usual suspects) to decry the scary, scary TP’ers, even though he personally went to the largest rallies looking for outrage and found none.

obladioblada on September 29, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Basically, Garofalo is kind of like a cult member who insists that every data point supports her religious belief..

You know who that helps, right?

xblade on September 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Janeane Garofalo is famous for having a stupid name, a shitty attitude, and for killing every TV series she ever appeared on.

The network bosses discovered this early and decided to use Janeane for a constructive purpose. They would have a long term successful series with slipping ratings that they want to pull the plug on, but to cancel would result in a deluge of angry fan mail.

So what they do in that situation is hire Garafalo for an episode or two, and threaten the viewer with a recurring role for Janeanenenene.

Instantly cuts the size of the ol’ CBS viewer hate mailbag.

papertiger on September 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Janeane Garofalo opens mouth, and indicates that she is stull stuck on stupid.

SC.Charlie on September 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Many people say well if I support Cain the left can’t call me a racist.

unseen on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Um, bullsh1t.

Midas on September 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

If you can’t be smart, be pretty. If you can’t be pretty, be interesting. If you can’t be interesting, be funny. If you can’t be funny, you’re Janeane Garofalo.

Hollowpoint on September 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM

“People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so he can say, ‘Look: This is not a racist…”

Please make clear exactly who the “people like Karl Rove” are. When you’re done with that, please explain how they get Republican voters to vote and answer poll questions in such a way as to indicate — fraudulently, of course — that they have a good opinion of Herman Cain. I’m waiting.

jeroboam on September 29, 2011 at 3:50 PM

“Only the true racist denies his racism!”

“What? Well what kind of chance does that give me? Okay then, I am racist, I am racist!”

“He is racist! He is racist!!!”

“Now, f*** off!!!”

PackerBronco on September 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM

My theory is that all of them are actually fully aware they screwed up in putting the Halfrican American in the White House, but have been acting intellectually superior to everyone for so long that they simply are genetically unable to admit they were wrong. So they twist, dodge, stretch and malfrom any actual truth that comes their way to fit their real agenda which is “I am the smartest person you know.”

PJ Emeritus on September 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Y’know, life is pretty gosh darn hard right now and it takes everything I have and can do just to stay in one place. So I haven’t time to spare for “deep” thinking.

That’s where Jeneane and Keefums help me out. By assuming my “deep” thinking burden, they allow me to devote myself 100% to getting by.

And I appreciate that. ‘Cause life is pretty darn hard if you’re a paramecium.

ya2daup on September 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I’m loath to post something from the supremely irrelevant Janeane Garofalo or the slightly-less-irrelevant Keith Olbermann…

You should have gone with your first instinct. What a waste of blog space.

Rational Thought on September 29, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Then by her logic, If she thinks she’s right, she’s wrong.

elifino on September 29, 2011 at 3:56 PM

She obviously needs more tin foil. Remember, this is the same person who claimed Cain was being paid by Rove or the Koch brothers to run for Pres.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/janeane-garofalo-racist-republicans-support-herman-cain-to-hide-their-racism

jdawg on September 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Anyone want a $2 cupcake?

Danny on September 29, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Garofalo, never one to light up the hot-o-meter, is really looking rough these days. Yikes! Anytime she says something about…well…anything, I remember that this is someone who, by her own admission, traded alcohol for left wing politics.

SAMinVA on September 29, 2011 at 3:58 PM

When Johnson delivered the mail on the civil rights legislation they changed parties as their forefathers followed Lincoln and the emancipation. White southern democrats opposed to the legislation switched to the GOP as protest, flipping the south to red for the first time in a long time. Those voters of both colors from that time are seniors now and the loyalty will naturally begin to split up as they leave the scene.
An 80% identification with any party is not healthy as the likelihood that group will be taken for granted goes up significantly.

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

As you made this whole thing up, I feel no regret referring to you as a pig.

Try visiting the south sometime. I’ve seen more kkk rallies in SoCal and Iowa than in Alabama.

Better yet, don’t visit. We don’t need your bigotry.

runawayyyy on September 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Thanks for the transcript. Sorry, no clicks for JG or KO. Can’t watch ‘em, don’t wanna give them the web traffic.

johnboy on September 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Those heavey rimmed glasses almost make her look intelligent…

… but then she speaks. arghh.

Stick to what you do best Janeane, comedy, and stop trying to be someone you’re not.

Lawrence on September 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Better yet, don’t visit. We don’t need your bigotry.

runawayyyy on September 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Just because you don’t want to acknowledge history doesn’t make you right – just obtuse. Been living in the south for a long time. See bigotry from both sides of the color line far more than in any other region.

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Herman Cain brought himself up from humble beginnings in a decidedly blighted neighborhood in Atlanta during the segregated south, obtained a degree in computer science, developed weapons targeting systems for the US Navy, rose to Regional …VP at Burger King, rescued Godfather’s Pizza from bankruptcy, publicly challenged Hillarycare, served as Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, and has hosted a radio show for the past few years. Janeanne Garofalo had a pretty good movie 15 years ago that no one would have watched had it not been for Uma Thurman.

DanaSmiles on September 29, 2011 at 4:13 PM

$2 bucks says that her nether regions are unkempt and stinky…

… Now, how does she like it?

Seven Percent Solution on September 29, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Wait a second… Herman Cain is, if I’m correct, 100% black. Obama is only 50%. Therefore, anyone who would favor obama over Cain is obviously the racist, right?

ErinF on September 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

I’m still waiting for her to crawl across the country on her hands and knees on broken glass!!! Remember she made this promise if Bush was re-elected! I’m sure if we all worked together we could provide enough glass for her to do this.

ladyhawke53 on September 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Bradky on September 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

runawayyyy on September 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

=====

Wikipedia’s account of Southern Democrats & Dixiecrats are consistent with Bradky’s account above.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Democrats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrats

This, however is simply a historical account, not indicative of the current state of things in the southern US as related to race relations. Of that I couldn’t say, as I live in the north.

But, I probably could say that each of us would be accused by Garofololike Democrats of being racist.
Just. Like. Because.

Danny on September 29, 2011 at 4:48 PM

you’re a racist
you’re a racist
you’re a racist

Mark7788 on September 29, 2011 at 2:26 PM

That would be my cue to bring this out again:

I’m a racist,
You’re a racist,
He’s a racist,
We’re all racists,
Wouldn’t you like to be a racist, too?

Mary in LA on September 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM

But, when dems vote for a black man, that’s evidence that they’re not racist, (and, evidently not anti-female – somehow).

Oh, obviously!

Pablo Snooze on September 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Good point, I remember how poorly they treated Hillary. Problem is it’s OK to be racist or sexist against your own group, and a lot of early democrat primary voters are single women.

scotash on September 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM

You know where Black belong? The White House, Cain and West, there I said it!!!

Hening on September 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

omg, wouldn’t that be something!

Shay on September 29, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I am now so confused. Should I vote for the black (half-black) guy NOW in the White House, or should I support the real black guy, now masquerading as a conservative Republican?

Janeane – please ‘splain it to me again. I don’t want to feel guilty.

fred5678 on September 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Did she not know she was going to be on TV that day?

Ronnie on September 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM

I’m still waiting for her to crawl across the country on her hands and knees on broken glass!!! Remember she made this promise if Bush was re-elected! I’m sure if we all worked together we could provide enough glass for her to do this.

ladyhawke53 on September 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I’d be willing to toss some curly lightbulbs out on the pavement for her.

Because, while I am just the sort of Karl Rove minion who supports Herman Cain for president out of closet racism, I do care about the environment. I am sure she would appreciate my planet saving efforts as she is grinding poison mercury into her system.

Lily on September 29, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Who cares what this flea ridden commune mattress thinks ?

DeweyWins on September 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM

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