Friday, April 17, 2009

Janeane Garofalo and Matt Taibbi on the "teabaggers" (with video)

MSNBC-Countdown, video (08:27).

Howie P.S.: Olbermann's only invited guest is Janeane Garofalo, who provides her psychological profile of the teabagger's brain. Interestingly, the only connection I am aware of between Garofalo and Taibbi is this blurb by her on the cover of his latest book, "The Great Derangement:"
Where other mainstream news sources fail, Matt Taibbi madly embraces his role as an honest political observer/writer/citizen in a democracy. I would also like to take this opportunity to ask for Matt's hand in marriage."
Matt Taibbi, from his post "Teabagging Michelle Malkin":
Anyway this teabag thing has really gotten out of control. It’s amazing, literally amazing to me, that it wasn’t until Obama pushed through a package containing a massive public works package and significant homeowner aid that conservatives took to the streets. In other words, it wasn’t until taxes turned into construction jobs and mortgage relief that working and middle-class Americans decided to protest. I didn’t see anyone on the street when we forked over billions of dollars to help JP Morgan Chase buy Bear Stearns. And I didn’t see anyone on the street when Hank Paulson forked over $45 more billion to help Bank of America buy Merrill Lynch, a company run at the time by one of the world’s biggest assholes, John Thain. Moreover I didn’t see any street protests when the government agreed to soak up hundreds of billions in “troubled assets” from Citigroup, a company that just months later would lend out a jet furnished with pillows upholstered with Hermes scarves to former chief Sandy Weill so that he could vacation in Mexico over Christmas.

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