The hilarious and always outspoken Janeane Garofalo has never been afraid of misogynistic, right-wing talk-show hosts. She told Bill O’Reilly to kiss her a– and has feuded on-air with a variety of other conservative mouth pieces (Sean Hannity, Joe Scarborough).
Aside from her gig on 24, I haven’t heard much from the saucy comedian lately, so you can imagine my excitement when I turned on Keith Olbermann‘s show Thursday night and saw her bashing Rush Limbaugh. For those not completely immersed in cable news/talk shows, Olbermann hosts a pretty liberal show on MSNBC (you know, the guy before Rachel Maddow).
Radio host Rush Limbaugh, upset by polling that showed he wasn’t exactly wooing female listeners, announced on his show this week a quest to figure out “what women want.” When one female caller said he was pompous, he dismissed her comment as “irrelevant.” Go figure!
For those of you who don’t know much about Rush, he has actually been acting like a complete jerk in public since the early 1970s. He made the term “feminazi” popular, saying, “Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”
More recently, he called President Obama a “magic negro” and announces, almost daily, on his show his desire for Obama to fail in office. What a patriot!
At this point, ridiculing Limbaugh seems almost futile. He’s an idiot, and people who like him are idiots. Why focus your energy on someone not worth talking about? Well, because Janeane Garofalo is hilarious and makes ripping on Rush fun again. Watch the video here:
Some choice bits include Garofalo telling Olbermann she believes his on-air plea for female fans is really a way for him to meet women:
I think he’d like to meet a nice lady right now. The type of female that does like Rush is the same type of woman who falls in love with prisoners.
She goes on to explain that she doesn’t think Limbaugh is mentally stable, calling him a narcissist who struggles with self-loathing:
I’m a narcissist that struggles with self-loathing, but I am a far better person than he is.
It’s refreshing to hear Janeane talk politics again. I’ve always admired her brazen statements during the Bush reign:
The reason a person is a conservative Republican is because something is wrong with them. That’s science — that’s neuroscience. You cannot be well adjusted, open-minded, pluralistic, enlightened and be a Republican. It’s counterintuitive.
Lucky for us, Garofalo will bring more of her signature sass to the big screen this year, with three movies on the horizon on top of her 24 gig.
And while I always love to hear Garofalo’s take on politics, let’s just hope that Obama doesn’t piss her off as much as Bush did.