You can’t win an argument with a conspiracy theorist because any contrary evidence is treated as a cover-up. Example: If you oppose Obama, it’s because you’re a racist. But if you support Herman Cain, you’re a racist trying to hide your racism. It couldn’t possibly be as simple as people who disagree with Obama’s policies showing support for a candidate whose policies are effectively the polar-opposite of Obama’s. It must be racism.
GAROFALO: Herman Cain is — is is a — is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party, conservative movement and tea party movement, one in the same. You know, people like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert, and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so that you can say, “Look, this is not a racist anti-immigrant, anti-female —
OLBERMANN: We have Herb over here.
GAROFALO: — Anti-gay movement, “Look it, we have a black man.”
OLBERMANN: We got Harry over here.