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Janeane Garofalo Wonders: Is Herman Cain Being Paid By Racists to Run for the Presidency?


"The Tea Party is so obviously racist."

At this point, predicting what actress, comedian, defunct Air America host and all-around political Tea Party theorist Janeane Garofalo will say isn't the toughest task in the world.

We know, from her past attacks on conservatives, that she believes the Tea Party is racist and that she simply cannot stomach the GOP. But, on Wednesday night, Garofalo made some new accusations worth noting.

In an appearance on Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" program, the ultra-left leaning Garofalo, once again, dubbed the Tea Party a "fundamentalist" racist movement. But, she also set her targets on Herman Cain, the African American businessman who is seeking the GOP nomination. According to Garofalo, Cain is either being paid by racists to run or he's suffering from Stockholm syndrome.

Of course, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a psychological issue that arises when hostages begin to express sympathy and empathy toward their captors. In making this statement, the comedian is attempting to say that Cain's race is incompatible with the party line he is running on. Thus, he's either being prompted by racists or suffering a psychological meltdown as a result of the Republican Party's oppression. Apparently, those are the only two options. She says:

"[He's] in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherit 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.

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.'"

Watch Garofalo rant about Cain, female Republicans and the like, below:

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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