Janeane Garofalo Resorts to Racial Profiling, Gay Slur in Attacking Tea Parties
By John W. Lillpop
Janeane Garofalo is a liberal actress and political activist who has expanded her career opportunities dramatically by recently adding part time psychiatrist and apprentice neurosurgeon to her resume.
Pity she did not study the American Revolution, the U.S. constitution, Free Speech, and other aspects of American history after leaving the fifth grade.
An advanced, non-liberal education might have helped Garofalo avoid making the following comment as reported, in part, by the Washington Times:
"Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, in all seriousness, said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance.
"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. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."
Admittedly, the Tea Party participants were mostly Caucasians.
However, Garofalo should know that it is a violation of sacred liberal orthodoxy to use race as a basis for assuming anything about anyone.
Thus, assuming that one million American citizens are racists and tea bagging red necks, simply because they happen to be white, is a bit of a stretch, even for a leftist goon.
Particularly when the goon happens to be white herself.
Any reasonable person (white or not) would study the facts and ask some probing questions before accusing millions of strangers of engaging in tea bagging, which is actually a homosexual practice not understood very well by straight Americans, a condition Barney Frank hopes to correct with tens of billions of "education" dollars in the next stimulus package.
Back to asking piercing questions before going off the deep end.
An intelligent person would ask why people of color were underrepresented at these First Amendment rallies? Is it because people of color do not pay taxes, or do they benefit disproportionately from tax payer funded programs?
Perhaps people of color are more gung ho than white folk and believe, as Joe Biden does, that paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do?
Alternatively, do people of color automatically buy everything Barack Obama says and does simply because he is black? Is this all about loving a man in the White House only because he is a brother?
Studying the Tax Party issue in detail could lead to other urgent inquiries:
Why are marches demanding citizen's rights for illegal aliens dominated by Hispanics? Why were the Watts riots in Los Angeles mostly about African-Americans?
Alternatively, one could even get scholarly and seek to establish an esoteric distinction by asking,
"Which is the greater moral outrage: Being a law-abiding, peaceful tax protester embracing the blessings of the First Amendment, OR being a tax cheat in the Obama cabinet whose job it is to prosecute other people for failing to pay their taxes?"
Or, "Is Timothy Geithner a racist red neck because he went beyond the act of protesting and did not pay his taxes? What about Charles Rangel?"
Garofalo is a self-described pessimist who is quoted in Wikipedia as saying: "I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth."
When it comes to the issue of Tax Parties, this leftist goof ball found a way to navigate her foot around that chipped tooth in order to insert said foot squarely in the center of her foolish mouth!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:49 AM