10. Janeane Garofalo: Non-White, Non-Male Republicans Are Mentally Ill Self-Loathers
If you’re a woman or person of color with the sheer audacity to identify as Republican, bigoted “actress” Janeane Garofalo insists you’re suffering from a mental disorder: Stockholm Syndrome. Heaven forfend a non-white person make voting decisions that aren’t rubber-stamped by the wise and oh-so enlightened Janeane Garofalo. As she told Keith Olbermann in February 2009, exercising independent thought is a huge no-no for women and blacks if they want to be considered mentally balanced.
After mentioning that former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan used to date Limbaugh, Garofalo cracked that Kagan has Stockholm Syndrome, which she also attributed to RNC Chairman Michael Steele, with Olbermann agreeing that Steele suffers from “self-loathing”:
JANEANE GAROFALO: She dated him, so either she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome – a lot like Michael Steele, who’s the black guy in the Republican party who suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, which means you try and curry favor with the oppressor.
KEITH OLBERMANN: Yes, you talk about self-loathing.
GAROFALO: Yeah, and there’s, any female or person of color in the Republican party is struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.
Ah, the tolerance of so-called liberals. Garofalo and her buddy Olbermann have no qualms about disparaging and vilifying non-white people and women who fail to march in perfect lockstep with the “progressive” agenda. A black Republican? Self-loathing! A conservative woman? Clearly mentally ill. The idea behind this very deliberate tactic is to use identity politics to shame people for voting their conscience. If your conscience doesn’t match their stereotype of how a person of your group identity should vote, it’s obviously time for you to seek help for a psychological affliction.
Garofalo’s absurd armchair diagnosis of millions of Americans is the very essence of bigotry.