Tea Party 365 Responds to Janeane Garofalo's Statement on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

A False Charge Of Racism Is Itself Racist

New York, NY…October 6, 2009 – It is clear to any reasonable American that on both sides of the political aisle there are fringe elements and not necessarily unique to one particular side.  In her first round of offensive statements after the April 15th nationwide Tea Parties, Janeane Garofalo sought some relevance by taking up the teabaggers and racists cry.  In my April 21st article 'Is Racism the Tea Party Concern – or an Awakened Electorate?' printed in Family Security Matters I stated that "Comedienne Janeane Garofalo, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and others who picked up the "teabagging" cry failed, because the truth cannot be hidden."

I find her statements offensive and insulting. I and millions of Americans share legitimate policy concerns about the wasteful spending by our government.  As the co-founder of the New York City Metro Tea Party organization, my issue is with the fiscally irresponsible policies coming out of Washington D.C. not the President's skin color.  Anytime disagreement is voiced over the President's policies the race card is played. This is disingenuous at best. I can state with certainty that I am not a part of, or would not be accepted by a white power movement.  There is only one race, human, and procreation is proof of that.

Janeane Garofalo is at best misinformed, and to the further extreme a race baiter without credibility.  I would welcome the opportunity to debate her in any public forum including on Bill Maher's show.  The question is could she handle an honest debate on issues and not spout hyperbole.

David Webb
Co-Founder and Director Tea Party 365, Inc.