Dear Jeanne Garofalo, By Fred Pickering
Jeanne Garofalo’s viewpoint on the recent tea parties while appearing on Countdown to Keith Olbermann”:
“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.”
Dear Jeanne Garofalo,
I enjoyed watching your appearance on Countdown to Keith Olbermann in which you very thoughtfully discussed the Tea Parties held all across America. I was especially moved by your grasp on the geopolitical landscape of our great Nation given your mounds of relevant experience on the subject.
I have to admit, during your appearance, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.
Your generalizations that “the attendees had no idea what the Boston tea party was about” and “this is about hating a black man in the White House,” clearly display your unique ability to proclaim with certainty, the ideals that thousands of individuals possess without even having the opportunity to meet each and every one of them in person.
The phenomena might be declared impossible altogether if not for the fact that the daily lives of the Hollywood crowd are almost mirror images of those on Main Street, USA. I have got to give it to you. You have really nailed the “pulse” of America.
My favorite moment of the appearance revolved around your choice words regarding the attendees of the many hundreds of tea parties nationwide; “That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks.” It was just so beautifully put and so absolutely profound! One only needs to view the footage to experience the love and the absolute tolerance that you have for persons whose geologic backgrounds and sexual proclivities are so diverse from that of your own. Bravo for putting on display the tolerance and acceptance that you and your ilk profess to champion, Jeanne!
I think it’s pretty safe to say that you have you have proven to be terribly out of touch with everyday Americans. The tea parties were not about racism. That assertion is totally without any basis, counterproductive and frankly, insulting. The tea parties were an inevitable reality caused by a Government that refuses to do the will of the people. Not the will of large corporations, special interest groups or lobbyists, but the will of the people whether it be curbing out of control spending and an expanding government or enforcing immigration laws. The tea parties were simply Democracy in its purest form.
Tell me again… What exactly is your issue with this?