Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tea Parties Equate to Racism, Ignorance and Hate

Janeane Garofalo tells Keith Olbermann that the Tea Parties are about racism not taxes. The organizers are nothing more than “tea-bagging rednecks.” The organizers claimed that the hate was 'bipartisan'.

WATCH - Garofalo comes on at the three-minute mark:

From WowOWow:
Comedienne Janeane Garofalo held nothing back while discussing the “tea parties” with Keith Olbermann last night. Though the parties’ organizers claim they’re protesting taxes, Garofalo insists they’re nothing but “tea-bagging rednecks” who are simply motivated by “hating a black man in the White House.” She went on to say that participants “will believe anything you tell them, as long as it’s not the truth.” The truth, she claims, “confuses them.”

Olbermann basically agreed.

Crooks and Liars quotes Sam Donaldson from his conversation with George Will on This Week's Roundtable discussion about the teabaggers. Sam totally disagreed with George saying the protest wasn't about taxes. He agreed with Janeane that tthe demonstrations where really directed against President Obama.
DONALDSON: Oh, they weren't saying that, George. What they were saying is, we don't like Obama. And this is a proxy way to say that. Because it's true, he's going to lower taxes on 95% of the American public, and the rest are going to have higher taxes. You were quite correct, it's not about the level of taxes. Those rallies were mainly, it seems to me, organized to say, "We don't like Obama" across the board.

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