Former actress Janeane Garofalo appeared on Keith Olbermann’s Current TV “show” to express her frustration at black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for straying off the liberal plantation she and her cohorts have spent 60 years building for him. According to Garofalo, Cain is either so crooked that he’s been bought off or so stupid that he’s been brainwashed. Those are the only two options Garofalo can fathom for a black man who has his own ideas.
Liberalism falls apart when the collected special interest groups who make up the Democrat Party begin to realize they don’t need to trade in their freedoms in order to have a government master provide cradle-to-grave support for them. When a member of one of these groups breaks free and threatens to expose the shackles the group has been needlessly bound by, be it a black man like Herman Cain or a woman like Sarah Palin or a Hispanic like Marco Rubio, that person must be personally destroyed.
Garofalo has apparently taken it upon herself to lead the destruction of Herman Cain. To Garofalo, it’s entirely impossible that Cain, being a black man, could have the mental acuity to come up with all these highfalutin ideas on his own.
Lately, liberals have begun to use this same argument against members of the so-called “middle class.” Because government handouts in exchange for the reductions in freedom they bring are in their best interests, the line goes, people in the “middle class” are too stupid to realize that they are voting against their own interests when they vote Republican.
A government welfare state is in no one’s best interest except those in the government who gain more power over the people by creating one.
Garofalo…said successful businessman Herman Cain is either being paid to run or is suffering from Stockholm syndrome because he is a “person of color” running as a Republican in the party’s presidential primary.
“[He’s] in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherent in the Republican party, the conservative movement, the Tea Party certainly. [In] the last 30 years the Republican party has been moving more and more to the right, but also race-baiting more. Gay-baiting more. Religion-baiting more,” Garofalo said.
“But, Herman Cain, I feel like, is being paid by somebody to be involved and to run for president so that you go like ‘I love that, that can’t be racist. He’s a black guy, a black guy asking for Obama being impeached.’ Or ‘it’s a black guy whose anti-Muslim. It’s a black guy who is a Tea Party guy.'”
Garofalo also had some conspiracy theories as to who may be putting Cain up to this.
“And I feel like wouldn’t that suit the purposes of whomever astroturfs these things. Whether that be the Koch brothers or Grover Norquist or any anything. It could even be Karl Rove. ‘Let’s get Herman Cain involved so it deflects the obvious racism of our Republican party,'” Garofalo said.
“He’s a businessman,” she said sarcastically. “Who ever pays him. And there may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome. There may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome in there because anytime I see a person of color or a female in the Republican party or the conservative movement or the Tea Party, I wonder how they could be trying to curry with the oppressors. Is it Stockholm syndrome or does somebody pay them?”