Related Video - Janeane Garofalo made an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann recently in which she claimed that the only reason hundreds of thousands of people attended Tea Parties was racism.
GLENN: I declare that I can no longer watch 24, unless they no, no, no, I can't take the commercials! I can't take the, "You know what we really are concerned about here on 24? Global warming. It's no joke. We'll all be dead before this episode is over if we don't act right now."
STU: That is agonizing.
GLENN: I can't take them.
STU: TiVo the commercials.
GLENN: I do TiVo. They still piss me off.
STU: You are very sensitive.
GLENN: And Janeane Garofalo.
STU: She's terrible.
GLENN: Going to end up being a good person, too. You watch. "See, everybody loves her. She was very minded, she was..." arghhh!
STU: It really is, just looking back at it, it's very difficult to understand why they would choose her. She has no buzz to her, she's not a good actress in any way.
GLENN: No, she has buzz to her. She does have buzz. Here she is, this is on Keith's show, right? Keith Olbermann, you know, the Shakespearian performer. She's on Keith Olbermann. She's talking about the tea parties. She's got lots of buzz on this one. Listen to what Janeane Garofalo, star of 24, has just said about the tea parties.
GAROFALO: Let's be very honest about what this is about. 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.
GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. Let me just go through this again. Let me just go through this again. Get ready to stop and start it. You ready, Dan? Here we go. Take.
GAROFALO: Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston tea party was about.
GLENN: Okay. It's not about the Boston tea party because you don't have any idea what history is. You're not smart enough. You're not smart enough to even understand history, and it's certainly not about taxes, okay? You're not smart enough, you don't understand taxes, you don't understand history. You don't know what the Boston tea party was. They're being honest. Let's just be honest about this. They're being honest: You're too stupid to even be honest.
GAROFALO: They don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
GLENN: Hating a black man.
STU: It's unbelievable. Yeah, because when she's saying this, "Let's be honest about it," what she's saying is not let's be honest about what the truth is, at least to me. What she's saying is let's be honest about what we really think about these people. Let's be honest about what our opinion is about
GLENN: You are giving her too much credit.
GLENN: You are giving her too much.
STU: I'm not giving her a lot of credit.
GLENN: Oh, I know that, but you're still giving her too much credit. They have no fear. Stu, they have no fear of saying anything. They don't care. They can say anything they want because they are not held to the same standard as conservatives are. They have no idea. I welcome Janeane Garofalo to walk in my shoes for a months. She would melt down. She wouldn't be able to stand the scrutiny. She would not be able to stand it. She couldn't take it.
I mean, Stu and I were talking today. I get Google alerts, all of these things taking me apart. Stu said, did you see the Charles Barkley thing on you? And I said, what? He said, yeah, he was on I don't even know what show. Do you even know what show?
STU: No, I don't know.
GLENN: Okay, he was on some late night show. It may be Leno, I don't know. I'm so used to now I mean, here, where's my bag? Did you see People magazine?
GLENN: People magazine. People magazine, next to Vivica, what's her name?
GLENN: Yeah, is she the one with the middle initial B? I don't know who she is because she's black. So I just hate her.
STU: You hate her. That's why you were the he tea parties.
GLENN: Exactly yes! Let's just be honest about it. So I'm going through People magazine not me. My daughter going through People magazine: Dad. "What?" "People magazine?" Yeah, I know. It sucks. What about it? "You're in People magazine." Why am I in People magazine? You should see what they write. You should see what they wrote about me.
STU: An interesting analysis of our financial. Is that what it was?
GLENN: Oh, and I'm a dummy and everything else.
STU: People magazine published it.
GLENN: I know. I welcome, I welcome these people to try to walk in the shoes of a conservative. Try to walk in the shoes. Try this. Don't just try to walk in the shoes of a conservative. Walk in the shoes of a conservative libertarian because that's a double whammy. If you don't want to play the game of Washington, oh, Sarah Palin, here you come. Tina Fey is just licking her chops. Janeane Garofalo, they're not afraid. "Let's be honest. Let's just say what we really mean." They have no fear. Try being Miss what is it from the Miss USA pageant. Miss California. You have the opportunity in America, the great thing you can choose. But in my world it's between a man and a woman.
STU: An opinion that's shared by about 60 to 70% of people.
GLENN: But not the elites. Not the right people. Not the people that control the media. Not the people that control opinions. Not the people who are so open minded. No, no, no, she's immediately a hate monger. She's immediately dismissed. You can't have that opinion. Who are the people really that are afraid to say anything? And I'm telling you, America, I am so proud of my country because my countrymen are no longer afraid. They're starting to stand up. This is about racism? Really? Show me the person that hates Barack Obama because he's black and I'll show you the biggest idiot on the planet. I mean, jeez, give us more credit. We can actually hate people for real legitimate reasons. And I don't know a soul that hates Barack Obama. I know people who strongly disagree with him. I do. But I don't hate him. I pray for the man every night! I don't hate the man. I strongly disagree with him.
STU: What would the I was trying to think of what the opposite of this, like what could a conservative say? Essentially being like Barack Obama hates the people in the tea parties because they're white.
GLENN: Yes, yes.
STU: Like would you ever say that? It's such a ridiculous idea, and these people who claim to be so intellectually superior trot out an argument that is that weak.
GLENN: Wait. But wait, but wait, there's more.
STU: Is there?
GLENN: People who actually say that the white man is Satan, that the white man is the problem with it, i.e., Jeremiah Wright, they don't have a problem with that racism. They don't have a problem with the racism of Jeremiah Wright.
Now, I haven't been to racist meetings. I haven't been to Klan meetings, nor would I go to a Klan meeting. I don't know people like that, but Barack Obama does. But apparently that's not a problem. So don't tell me that Janeane Garofalo has a problem being honest. Jeremiah Wright can say that white men are trying to kill the black man because they're black. He can say that they are Satan.
STU: Creating the AIDS virus.
GLENN: That they created the AIDS virus. You can say any of that stuff without any ramification, without any. But God forbid you say this government is out of control, and it was out of control under George W. Bush and it's out of control now. God forbid that you say this president has spent twice the amount that George Bush did. He doubled the debt of George W. Bush, and George W. Bush doubled the debt from Clinton! God forbid you say that and couple it with this: I think we should get out of both of these parties. I think both of these parties are bad. That's the next whammy that's coming, gang.
When did conservative when did the conservative value have anything since Ronald Reagan, when have the Republicans really been for the true conservative movement, small government, sovereignty? George W. Bush I'm sorry. George H. W. Bush was the one who was like, yeah, we got a new world order thing going on right here. No, thank you, no, thank you. "You know what we're going to do? We're going to strengthen the United Nations, we're going to make it work right for the first time." No, thank you.
STU: There's been elements of it over the years but never
GLENN: They only give you enough to say, "Well, okay, better than that guy." What did we just go through? John McCain: Well, better than that guy. We've got to stop doing that. You're not throwing your vote away. You are throwing your vote away when you say "Better than that guy." I just did it, gang. Better than that guy, no. No more. When you read the American Progressivism and you see the disease, the disease that is the progressive movement, it started over 100 years ago, you see what they're doing and it is both the Republicans and the Democrats.
So the only one that really should have fear in this country is the one who is telling the truth, the one who is walking down the center path and saying, you know what, wherever I find truth, whether it's under a rock of Republicans or the rock of Democrats, those people are right. Those people are the ones that are going to be the end of this corrupt power in Washington. And don't think they don't know it.
So Janeane Garofalo is on saying that we're all racists. That's all this is about is racism. Can we go back to 2003, Janeane Garofalo?
GAROFALO: There has been so many inappropriate responses to dissent, which is the most patriotic thing you could do, and the First Amendment guarantees everyone's right to speak out.
GLENN: Okay, wait a minute. Hang on. There's so many inappropriate, like being that the tea parties are only about racism? See, this is where you have to be consistent, and everybody drops the ball on this. Who was with me during the Iraq war and the buildup? Who was listening to this show? The media, they can't transcript? What? They can't even begin to understand the concept that I've got 30 years of broadcast and I've got, you know, the last eight years you can look at what I was saying about George W. Bush. What I was saying about dissent, I was the guy on the air defending the people in Hollywood saying you cannot call them un American. There's nothing more American than speaking out, and now is the time to speak out. That's what you do: Speak out. However, my problem with Hollywood was they wanted it both ways. They wanted to be able to speak out and be loved and have us go watch their movies. No, sorry. If I can no longer see you as anybody about the woman who, you know, sold out her country overseas which is now no different than Barack Obama. So, you know, what do I know. You know, and I can no longer enjoy your country music, Dixie Chick, well, then that's not my fault. I can no longer enjoy your music because I think of you doing that overseas. That doesn't make me un American and it doesn't make you un American. That makes us capitalists, which again I see that we don't really embrace anymore in this country. So again what do I know.
Back to Janeane Garofalo again. This is current day Janeane Garofalo on Keith Olbermann's show.
GAROFALO: The Olympic brain inside a rightwinger or Republican or conservative or your average white power activist is much larger in their head space than in a reasonable person, and it's pushing against the frontal lobe. So their synapses are misfiring.
GLENN: I didn't know she played a doctor on TV or was a doctor, but in other words, this is what's wrong with you: Your brain is too big. It doesn't work right. It's just too big because it's making everything misfire and that's why you become such a white power racist.
STU: Right. And conservatives equal white power.
GLENN: Yes. That's all you are. If you are a conservative, you are white power. Here she is back in 2003.
GAROFALO: Like I said, it's very Archie Bunker, antiintellectual, unfair way to treat dissent.
VOICE: All right, so we're in favor of celebrities talking or Republican figures talking about politics if they want to?
GAROFALO: I'm in favor of any citizen talking in favor if they want to.
GLENN: Right. Just don't make unfair comments about them if they do.
STU: Like, you know, calling them white power.
GLENN: That their brain's too big.
STU: Frontal lobe.
GLENN: And it's a white power synapse thing. Oh, okay.
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STU: What were you saying about 24?
STU: I can't remember what your opinion was on 24.
GLENN: I can't remember. It's just something pushing on my frontal lobe. So I can't really figure that out. I hate that show. Too many, too many minorities on it.