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Janeane Garofalo: Herman Cain Helps GOP Hide ‘Racist Elements of the Republican Party’


"...look we have a black man over here!"

Left-leaning comedian and talking head Janeane Garofalo is back at it, appearing again on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” program to chat all things politics.

On Wednesday night, she slammed Republicans, conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts, calling them racists. As you'll recall, she said the following back in August (about Cain):

“[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."

Now, she's following up on these statements with even more commentary about Cain and his presence in the GOP presidential field. Last night, aside from saying that Palin and Fox News have no credibility, she railed on about the GOP's alleged racism:

"Herman Cain is...is...is...a...is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans, because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party, conservative movement and Tea Party movement -- one in the same...

Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so that you can say 'look this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement...look we have a black man over here! Look, he's polling well and he won a straw poll over here."

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey tackles these statements head-on, writing that the arguments presented are "vapid," as liberals like Garofalo accuse conservatives of racism regardless of how well a minority candidate fares in the polls. He writes:

...this clip encapsulates perfectly how intellectually vapid the Republicans-are-racists argument truly is. If African-Americans don’t do well among Republicans, it’s evidence of racism, and now if they do get support among Republicans, that’s also racism. It’s an unanswerable assertion that not only is completely circular in its logic, it’s also lunacy.

Below, watch the interview (Garofalo begins talking about Cain and racism around 5:10):

(H/T: Hot Air)

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