Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olberman make the perfect interview duo. Both are vile. They went on the record to prove it. Completely absorbed with each other’s invectives, they talked about the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) parties, “racist” gatherings in their opinions, that took place on April 15th. See photos and a video below.

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As you will see in the video below, Keith Olberman amuses himself for about three minutes before he brings Garofalo on. Here’s how the segment starts:

KEITH OLBERMANN, HOST: Well, the teabagging is all over, except for the cleanup. And that will be my last intentional double entendre on this one at least until the end of this segment.

He lied.

OLBERMANN: … And despite the hatred on display, a few of you actually violated the penal code. But teabagging is now petered out, taint what it used to be. And when you co-opt the next holiday, Fourth of July, try to adopt a holiday food that does not invite the double entendres like, you know, franks and beans.

Part of the story and part of the Olberman-Garofalo chat is about an unemployed man, laid off in September 2008, who took the stage in Pensacola, FL and laid the blame for his unemployment on the Republican congress. The guy thought we had a Republican congress in last Fall! Olberman and Garofalo choose to ignore the ignorance. The joke is on the vile duo.

Janeane Garofalo is welcomed and she comes out strong, talking about that impressive unemployed guy:

You know, there’s nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they’re not quite certain what he’s saying. It sounds right and then it doesn’t make sense. Which, let’s be honest about it, 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. And there is no way around that. And you know, you can tell these type of right wingers anything and they’ll believe it, except the truth. You tell them the truth and they become — it’s like showing Frankenstein’s monster fire…And again, this is about racism…These guys hate that a black guy is in the White House. But they immigrant bash, they pretend taxes and tea bags, and like I said, most of them probably couldn’t tell you thing one about taxation without representation, the Boston tea party, the British imperialism, whatever the history lesson has to be. But these people, all white for the most part, unless there’s some people with Stockholm syndrome there.

She goes on to mention that the “conservative movement has now crystallized into the white power movement,” she mentions the “Klan,” the “urban white guys,” and again, “the women who suffer from Stockholm syndrome.”

In the chat, the point is made that we are not taxed without representation, and it is true that the events creating the current protests are not identical to those protesting the Tea Act, but there is no doubt that today we have Constitutional issues. So as Janeane Garofalo holds court with Olberman, and hilariously asks hims “what else do you want to know,” I’m mindful of why she said she stooped to accept the part on the phenomenally popular FOX show “24,” – she needed a job.

The patriots that turned out at the TEA parties are protesting in many ways. Here is just one admirable example that you might want to follow along as the year goes on: Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom is charting his taxes day-by-day. It’s a fascinating look at how the government gets into your wallet and mine. Check-out “One Man, Many Taxes, 365 Days…”. In the meantime, as Janeane Garofalo and Olberman compare the proud symbol of tea bags, the Boston Tea Party of 1773 and the Stamp Act of 1765 to crude sexual jokes, the reality is, these two are the crude joke.

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