If you've been watching the TV series "24" then you've seen Janeane Garofalo as the computer geek at the FBI's headquarters. In real life she's a New Jersey born far left liberal who makes her living in comedy and acting in movies like "Mystery Men" and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs". Apparently her hobby is bashing other U.S. citizens who don't agree with her far left ideals.
This Thursday (4/16) she took her hobby to Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC. Thankfully, someone was actually watching MSNBC (I didn't know it was still on) and found Garofalo commenting on Wednesday's Tea Parties saying, "Let's be very honest about what this is about," she said. "It's 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. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks." Of course Keith Olbermann was fine with her characterization of fellow Americans even though she couldn't have been more wrong.
She was clearly wrong but, in the interest of fairness, I do want to point out she was right on one point...it wasn't about bashing Democrats. There were Democrats at the San Antonio Tea Party. As for the rest of her hateful statement it's just plain wrong. It was about taxes and the out of control government spending. Also, I'm very well aware of what the Boston Tea Party was about and if she wants to challenge my historical knowlege - bring it on. It definitely was not about hating a black man in the White House although it was partially about having a Marxist in the White House taking the country farther into debt. And racism? Who was the racist at the San Antonio Tea Party? Just the white people? The large number of hispanics? The blacks who were there? Nothing said at the Tea Party even mentioned race and those in attendance were from all races. Lastly, now that I've looked up the term and know what it means, I can tell you there was no teabagging.
Like other far left liberals she's clearly not interested in facts and neither was her enabler Keith Olbermann. You can do your part by calling out people like Garofalo and Olbermann and making sure the facts become known.