Republican heroes

Conservative muckraker James O’Keefe became a Republican hero last year with his videotaped sting of poorly trained ACORN workers acting incredibly stupid. Well, this is the type of behavior you get from a Republican hero:

James O’Keefe, the conservative filmmaker who was behind the undercover operations that led to the ACORN scandal last year, has been arrested with three others for allegedly trying to bug the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) yesterday.

One of the three men arrested with O’Keefe is Michael Flanagan, the son of acting U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan in Shreveport, LA. Now that gets my antennae twitching.

Something tells me this O’Keefegate scandal is going to be at least as big as ACORN’s, even if it doesn’t get the same sort of media attention or congressional scrutiny. (Tip to reporters: follow the money.)

Comments

  1. 2

    ArtFart spews:

    Can’t help but think these clowns have been watching too many old reruns of Mission Impossible on Nick at Nite.

    Either that, or they’ve been reading the memoirs of E. Howard Hunt.

  2. 7

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    What’s that word? Schadenfroid?, schoddydude, schadenfreude? yeah, schomething like that.

    What is it with republicans and burglary? Snicker.

  3. 10

    Palin-Pimp, 2012 spews:

    Would you buy a used woman from this man?

    Any of you pervs read Perlstein’s Nixonland? Want to defend it? Montagu Rabbit, Lord of Finance? Anybody?

    (Hey Roger! Nice rack!)

  4. 12

    ArtFart spews:

    @5 Maybe not this, but what’s going on right now in court in Pennsylvania very well might.

  5. 15

    spews:

    Where’s delbert today??

    Where’s the KLOWN?

    Where’s Stupes??

    Where’s John425??

    Where’s Max the coward?? (I bet Dori grabbed himself much over the conservababe.)

    We know where Marvin is…

    Where is every other holier than thou right wing numbskull who crowed over that garbage last summer?

  6. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    This is dramatic smoking-gun proof of what we’ve known all along, i.e., that Republicans are criminals who engage in illegal behavior to gain a partisan advantage. And any thinking person will understand that if they’ll bug phones, they’ll also hack voting machines.

  7. 21

    RUFUS spews:

    James O’Keefe, the conservative filmmaker who was behind the undercover operations that led to the ACORN scandal last year, has been arrested with three others for allegedly trying to bug the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) yesterday.

    Imagine that. Arrested for trying to bug a well known bribe taker (or Democrat). Oooooh the horor. If you lefties want to make a big deal out of this go right ahead. hahahahaha

  8. 22

    Max Rockatansky spews:

    @15? where have I been? I have been working all day.

    you should try it sometime….you know, having a job, making a living, providing for my family, feeling like a MAN….

  9. 26

    drool spews:

    #5 Sam,

    As far as the ACORN thing goes, these “journalists” NEVER released the raw video….only the edited version. What do they have to hide if they did nothing wrong?

  10. 27

    Max Rockatansky spews:

    @24….your book is about 3 pages long and is at Grade 1 reading level….

    now go get your white hood on and do your “secret” stuff.

    Maybe you can join Rujax in a fun night of church vandalizing.

  11. 28

    drool spews:

    From Breitbart’s web site:

    “We have no information other than what has been reported publicly by the press. Accordingly, we simply are not in a position to make any further comment.”

    That’s interesting. Ignorance has never stopped them from commenting before this.

  12. 30

    DavidD spews:

    I’d like to see the book thrown at them. A few decades of hard time might be what it takes to wipe those “look at me I’m a loser” smirks off their faces.

  13. 31

    manoftruth spews:

    the mistake they made was not getting the mossad to do it for them like they did with jfk, vince foster, chandra levy, jim mcdougal, ron brown….and the site van jones belongs to, 911truth.org, says mossad agenst were arrested by the fbi after 911 but let go…oh, i know i’m nuts…but answer one question…how did obama hire van jones if he’s nuts too????? waiting sweetheart, just waiting

  14. 32

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    @15? where have I been? I have been working all day. Took some friends out for dinner.

    And what has ylb arschloch been doing all day. Surfing the whackamole sites!

  15. 33

    manoftruth spews:

    or, they should have got sandy berger to do it. he’s like a magician, he can walk into the national archives, stuff top secret documents down his pants, go home and shred them, and not spend two minutes in jail…it pays to be a connected jew.

  16. 34

    spews:

    The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O’Keefe’s and Ms. Giles’s comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding. A comparison of the publicly available transcripts to the released videos confirms that large portions of the original video have been omitted from the released versions. ***

    But, hey, you can believe what you want.

  17. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @21 “If you lefties want to make a big deal out of this go right ahead.”

    Trust us.

  18. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 “I have been working all day.”

    Sounds like a personal problem to me. I didn’t do a lick of work today. I got paid for doing nothing.

  19. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @27 Man, you need to get your rabies shot updated! You’re frothing! Wait, I have a better idea, let’s put you down!*

    * heee heee just kidding! I’m mocking ann coulter’s death jokes.

  20. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @31 The mistake they made was being stupid Republicans. Now they’ll pay for their stupid choices.

  21. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 “I have been working all day.”

    Don’t expect me to feel sorry for you. If you’re foolish enough to work in a capitalist country, that’s your stupid mistake. I’m a capitalist and I get paid for not working.

  22. 42

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    Hey Herr Goebbels Himmler Dumb Bunny…

    they faked the ACORN video

    Where is the link? Is this another of your URL spoofs fool?

  23. 43

    RUFUS spews:

    Hey Puddy, remember ACORN California is now called ACCE. Different name, same democrap cockroaches. It all won’t matter in the end though, the dems dead, illegal votes won’t overcome what is waiting for them.

  24. 44

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @41 I’m glad you brought that up, Doofus.

    Lt. Col. Killian’s secretary at the time, Marian Carr Knox, has publicly stated that although she did not type the so-called “Killian memos,” their content was true.

    And it’s a matter of record that George W. Bush missed numerous drills and was suspended from flight status for failing to report for a mandatory physical.

    It’s also true that Bush never went to Vietnam, even though the Air Force was desperate for pilots and he could easily have gotten a combat assignment if he wanted to serve his country.

  25. 48

    RUFUS spews:

    Lt. Col. Killian’s secretary at the time, Marian Carr Knox, has publicly stated that although she did not type the so-called “Killian memos,” their content was true.

    Just to make sure we are on the same page we are talking about the same document, right? You know the one dated in 1971 but writtin in a subscript only available on Microsoft Word after 1998. The same document that Mary Mapes claimed was the original, right? Did they ever find who typed them? Please confirm.

  26. 49

    manoftruth spews:

    they faked the ACORN video

    what did they do, get bad black actors???

    oh, and then acorn fired the “actors”!!!

    reminds me of a seinfeld episode where kramer gets fired from a job he doesnt even work at…
    dems and acorn…real life kramers.

  27. 50

    RUFUS spews:

    Man talk about some hard hitting journalism. The 80 year old secretary who didn’t type the memos made a statement that is hearsay. hahahahaha No wonder no listens to the MSM anymore. Toooooo funny.

  28. 52

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    The links are farther up in this thread, stupid.

    Really Herr Goebbels Himmler Dumb Bunny? That’s not what the “link” sez.

    Try again Herr Goebbels Himmler Dumb Bunny!

  29. 53

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    Raven,

    Do you understand who ex-Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger is? He was thoroughly covered when this “report” came out. Contact ylb arschloch for the December PuddyMissives on Scott.

  30. 54

    Empty Suit Obama spews:

    James O’Keefe became a Republican hero last year with his videotaped sting of poorly trained ACORN workers acting incredibly stupid.

    Hmmm? Acorn wrongdoing admitted by the head janitor of this site Goldstain? I don’t recall this waste treatment plant even discussing the acorn exposure videos…

    IF what is said about O’Keefe is true, at least I can admit it was a lousy ruse (and pretty dumb to boot) to try to expose the “louisiana purchase” and her whoring herself to the whitehouse. If nothing else, there was an actual prostitute in this James O’Keefe piece, but not for actually pretending to sell her body, but for actual elected politician to sell her vote for a price.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/j.....new-kind-b

    Even if this is true, the Democrat party still serves as accpeters of bribes and kickbacks. Last time I checked, it was far mor immoral for a piece of shit politician to accept a bribe than a noboby filmmaker attempting catch a piece of shit corrupt politician in a bribe using illegal tactics. Perhaps it’s an issue of common sense, which is why many on this site don’t understand the difference between the two.

  31. 55

    The Centrist spews:

    Let’s be reasonable.

    Republicans are lying assholes and sneak thieves.

    Democrats may be sneak theives as well, but they must be better at it.

  32. 56

    The Centrist spews:

    The only thing the Man of Waxx can truly grasp is that flacid meat-tube between his legs — or manoftruf’s.

  33. 58

    Max Rockatansky spews:

    notice how when Goebbels/Himmler Rabbit gets called out on his outright lies, he just ignores and moves on……why anybody believes what this unpatriotic liar says is beyond me.

    a true propagandist.

  34. 59

    manoftruth spews:

    poorly trained ACORN workers acting

    you mean you have to train people to not tell other people how to cheat on their taxes or make money from prostituting underage girls??

  35. 60

    spews:

    Don’t you all understand, you are missing the real story here! Obama is going soft on terrorist again! These people were attempting a direct assault on our democracy! Why should they get a lawyer and Miranda rights! They should be handed over to the military and taking to Gitmo immediately!

    I am sure Sean Hannity will do all three hours on how weak Obama is being. Bill O’Reilly is right, terrorist like this should be shot on sight!

  36. 61

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    The Centrist,

    Wow headless lucy, you are approaching 50 doppelgangers now.

  37. 62

    ArtFart spews:

    The one problem with expecting reporters to “follow the money” is that a great many of ‘em are lined up at the unemployment office or have turned into whores like Bob Woodward. And let’s see if anyone in Holder’s DOJ has the stones to order Flanagan the Elder to keep his paws out of the case.

  38. 63

    correctnotright spews:

    They faked the ACORN video:

    Last month, facts exonerating ACORN began to emerge. On December 7 an independent report by Scott Harshbarger, the former Massachusetts Attorney General and former president of Common Cause, cleared ACORN of any illegal conduct. The report stated, “While some of the advice and counsel given by ACORN employees and volunteers was clearly inappropriate and unprofessional, we did not find a pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staff; in fact, there is no evidence that action, illegal or otherwise, was taken by any ACORN employee on behalf of the videographers.” His report also noted that the videos were doctored and misleading.

    “The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voice-over for significant portions of Mr. O’Keefe’s and Ms. Giles’s comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding. A comparison of the publicly available transcripts to the released videos confirms that large portions of the original video have been omitted from the released versions.”

    Further, the Harshbarger report reinforced criticism of the mainstream media’s handling of the ACORN story, including the way CNN played the “prostitution scandal” videotapes over and over again. The mainstream press has continuously botched the ACORN story by repeating rather than fact-checking the allegations.

    For example, the Associated Press story about Harshbarger’s report, published in the Washington Post and other newspapers, didn’t mention that the conservative videographers rebuffed attempts by Harshbarger to interview them and refused to permit him to review the unedited tapes so he could compare the raw footage with versions that were released. Most major news outlets, which went overboard reporting the ACORN video “scandal,” did not even mention the report.

    Five days after the report was released, on December 12, 2009, federal judge Nina Gershon blocked U.S. officials from enforcing the funding ban on ACORN. She ruled that Congress had violated the Constitution’s ban on bills of attainder, legislation that punishes a specific person or group without a fair hearing. ACORN lawyers quoted several Republicans making unsubstantiated accusations about ACORN being a criminal organization that deserved to be punished.

    Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....38324.html

    Bottom Line: A crook and faker supported by right wingnuts is charged with a federal offence…..so much for the rightwingnut credibility.

  39. 65

    Daddy Love spews:

    James O’Keefe III (do I hear child of privilege?) fancies himself a “journalist” but is in reality just another Republican dirty trickster.

    A felony conviction would be sweet.

  40. 66

    correctnotright spews:

    Poor Dumb Puddy:

    They (the rightwingnut heroes) inserted things into the video so that the investigators could not tell what questions the ACORN employees were responding to – and they refused to cooperate with the investigation…..sounds like they faked it and were hiding the evidence.

    This is your big “evidence” against ACORN?

    Hahahaha – once again you play the total fool!

    And now the same idiots are caught trying to bug a senators office….what else will you try to justify just to support your corrupt bedfellows?

  41. 68

    ArtFart spews:

    “….what else will you try to justify just to support your corrupt bedfellows?”

    Probably just about anything. Hopefully with this or an even greater degree of ineptitude.

  42. 69

    Daddy Love spews:

    Anyone who has seen the Halloween-costume “pimp” outfit that JOK III to his ACORN sting would realize that the ACORN employees were no doubt laughing behind their hands at him and his pathetic little charade.

    It was only JOK’s selective editing that enabled him to produce the typical lying tripe that fuels the Republican noise machine and political playbook.

  43. 70

    spews:

    69 – I don’t think even JOK III was stupid enough to wear that junk into the ACORN offices.

    He saved that for the consumption of the idiot wingnut fools who lapped up those deceitful videos.

    But then after the recent arrest, MAYBE he was that dumb!

  44. 71

    ArtFart spews:

    @69 “He saved that for the consumption of the idiot wingnut fools who lapped up those deceitful videos.”

    Quite likely true. It might be that most of his intended audience would only understand the term “pimp” in conection with the kind of get-up they’re used to seeing in early-70’s “blaxploitation” flicks on cable TV in the middle of the night. With that in mind, it’s a wonder whoever’s bankrolling O’Keefe’s efforts didn’t provide him an old Lincoln with a TV antenna and Superfly headlights.

  45. 72

    Who dis on de Woofman's Tel-a-phone? spews:

    What does Rick Perlstein have to do with your favorite pimp …

    C’mon, little sister, we know you rolled off the couch at the crack of noon, but try to keep up.

    Exhibit One: Goldy does his follow the money insinuation that’s as sharp as a balloon even for you underachievers who were asleep during Watergate history class in gradeschool.

    Exhibit Two: Palin-Pimp’s Nixonian @10 … Would you buy a used (fill in the blank) from this man?

    Do we have to keep hitting you over your pointy little head to help you see the obvious? Hitting you over the head would be so much easier if you’d pull it out of your arschloch, arschloch.

  46. 73

    spews:

    scott harshbarger…..coerced 4 and 5 year olds to say they witnessed black magic with dolls and sexual deviance…asking them, do you ever see , blank or blank. sent an 80 year old woman and her son and daughter to jail for child molestation to further his career. took two decades to get his disgusting prosecution overturned. so, was his wrong then or wrong now….criminal asshole.

  47. 75

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @72
    No, Watergate was a Liberal witch hunt just like the discrediting of Sen. Joe McCarthy.

  48. 76

    Steve spews:

    @69 There was an undercurrent, and that’s being kind, of racism to the whole sordid affair, intended on feeding the increasingly rabid wingnut race-hate. But someone called Puddy a flying monkey and that’s what’s really important.

    The guy’s pimp getup reminded me of the pimp in Eastwood’s Dirty Harry flick with the rogue motorcycle cops. Good grief. There had to have been video edited out of Akorn employees rolling on the floor.

  49. 79

    Steve spews:

    The guy that played the pimp showed up in several Dirty Harry flicks. He was the guy leading the black militants in the first movie. He was the wounded bank robber who received the “was that five bullets or six” line. And he was a cop in a later one that had Clint’s blonde squeeze in it playing a vengeful rape victim.

    I always seem to remember that scene where the pimp got it when I get pulled over by a cop.

  50. 81

    mangledtruth spews:

    Thanks. From man in blue to man in flaming hot magenta pastel pink. The man had range.

    Apologies for the pimp posted @78. That bubbled up from a google on “dirty harry”+pimp. Am pretty sure it’s somebody else.

  51. 82

    correctnotright spews:

    @73: Hmmm….so it took the idiot Reichert how long to find the Green river killer right under his nose…but that is OK.

    Wow, Woman of flasehood is back with irrelevant crap again.

    The investigation found that the rightwingnutters faked the videos and they refused to cooperate.

    those are the facts…..the rest is rightwingnut excuses.

    Now those same liars are indicted for a federal crime and the same rightwingnuts defend them.

    Hmmm, any trend here?

  52. 83

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    It’s amazing how the libtardo media has now changed their tune about James O’Keefe…

    “Correction to This Article

    Earlier versions of this story incorrectly reported that James O’Keefe faced charges in an alleged plot to bug the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu. The charges were related to an alleged plot to tamper with a phone system. The headline incorrectly referred to a plot to bug the phone and a caption incorrectly referred to an alleged wiretap scheme. ”

    But the HA Libtardo leftists keep screaming without the real facts.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  53. 84

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    @73: Hmmm….so it took the idiot Reichert how long to find the Green river killer right under his nose…but that is OK.

    Still on that meme correctnotright? You still like that ASS-kicking Puddy gave you regarding the FBI and how they did all the lie-detector tests, not Reichert? You are just like Herr Goebbels Himmler Dumb Bunny with his useless mantras.

    What a fool!

  54. 85

    spews:

    C’mon, little sister, we know you rolled off the couch at the crack of noon, but try to keep up.

    Awwww. The misogynistic homophobic HNMT is offended that we could care less about any stupid associations popping off in the putrid overheated mush that passes for his brains..

  55. 86

    correctnotright spews:

    @84: hahahaha

    You are the funniest Puddy!

    Reichert interviewed the Green River killer how many times?

    Riechert steered the investigation away from the guy….was totally wrong about the entire investigation and you pick up on the minute and irrelevant details?

    Hahaha – yeah, you really kicked my butt…..in your mind you must be truly brilliant instaed of dull and incompetent.

    All that “ACORN” bashing was based on what evidence again?

  56. 87

    Puddybud Remembers ylb arschloch is an arschloch spews:

    correctnotright, Puddy placed the chronological history on this blog twice. As always your “memory” is faulty. Check with ylb arschloch as he has the full Goldy HA backup in his house. He can replay all the links where the FBI cleared Ridgway after multiple lie-detector tests.

    You can conflate the truth correctnotright, but you can’t change it!

    BTW, your are exceptionally dumb and really incompetent! Puddy agrees with your personal assessment!!!!!!!