Time is short today so rather than try to put all the pieces of an incomplete story together, here are some links to mull over until more information is available. Suspected felon James O’Keefe was at a forum centered on the theme of discussing conservatism and racism. O’Keefe was definitely there, but it is unclear as to what POV he was pushing if any according to David Weigel – About James O’Keefe and That Robert Taft Club Event.
Apparently, the One People’s Project is citing me as a corroborating source on the event — but there are aspects of their story I can’t confirm. While their photo of O’Keefe is definitely from the event, I took it on the photographer’s word that O’Keefe was pictured “as he maintained a literature table near the panelists.” I can personally confirm that he was there, but not that he was manning the table — nor that O’Keefe “planned” the event (as Blumenthal put it) with Marcus Epstein, who was president of the Robert Taft Club.
Weigel, who was there covering the event, does say that he picked up a copy of the racist “American Renaissance” magazine at a table, but does not remember O’Keefe specifically manning the table. That, as David says, makes a big difference ( and contrary to the Salon piece O’Keefe was not a sponsor. The truth always matters even if it makes a creep like O’Keefe look less creepy). On the other hand – JAMES O’KEEFE ADMITS HE WAS AT RACIST FORUM; ANDREW BREITBART & CO. DEFEND HIM ANYWAY ( their caps, not mine) insists that the real sponsors and most of the attendees were racists – and yes it is possible for people of mixed ethnicity to be racists ( one of Breitbart’s defenses is that it could not have been a racist events because, well you know, a man that was half this and half that was there). Breitbart’s lameness goes deep. A diarist at Daily Kos found some sophomoric racist drivel that O’Keefe wrote in college that do not help make the case that O’Keefe was just a casual observer at the 2006 conference on “Race and Conservatism”. One continuing bizarre aspect of this is that every time O’Keefe or Breitbart are interviewed they repeat the false claim that they found ACORN guilty of something. The transcripts posted on Big Government’s own site show a great disparity between what the doctored videos show and what was actually said. O’Keefe’s big story was a big hoax. Now they are using the hoax to defend O’Keefe against his very own admission he and three co-conspirators did impersonate phone company personnel to gain access to federal property and tamper with a senator’s phones.If Brietbart wants to project the public perception that he is joined at the hip with O’Keefe that will really help establish his reputation on that “tell truths that aren’t being told” according to one interview he did on his plans to be the far Right’s version of greasy internet fast food.
Just a few years ago the world was a puppet and President Bill Clinton was the puppet master. Now ACORN is the super powerful organization – an offshoot of the infamous KAOS – that pulls the strings and fuels up the black helicopters. Fox News revives ACORN-funding bogeyman to attack Obama budget
Glenn Beck makes a few million a year 1) creating new wonder drugs that cure horrible diseases, 2) using logic and facts to explain how conservatism has failed the United States and is tarnished with a history of eliminationism and authoritarianism. or 3) smearing people and ranting half-baked conspiracy theories. Since three is the glaringly obvious answer, why is Beck complaining about the culture of smearing people – Hate-Monger-In-Chief Glenn Beck: America Should Not Be OK With Smearing
Once again Sarah Palin is using one of her children as a prop for political purposes and doubling down the hypocrisy by aiming her criticism only at Democrats. Palin Abandons Her “Screw Political Correctness” Mantra
On Tuesday, Palin took to Facebook to call for Emanuel’s resignation following a Wall Street Journal story that the White House chief of staff called liberal activists “f**king retarded” during a meeting last August. But while Emanuel already apologized last week to Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver, Palin demanded his head on behalf of her son….
I’m disappointed in Emanuel for being advertised as a Democratic bulldog who would play bad cop to Obama’s good cop in pushing progressive Democratic policies and dealing with Congress. Rahm has turned out to be a pussycat and to Obama’s good cop. Anyway, the R-word is not cool, but he did apologize. Now will Palin hold some other users of the R-word to the same standard,
No doubt, the conservative commentariat will join Sarah Palin’s call for Rahm Emanuel’s ouster. Sadly, that may be difficult to do. Daily Caller founder and Fox New contributor Tucker Carlson, for example, called Canada “a retarded cousin” of the United States. Ann Coulter deemed former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan “retarded.” As for Nancy Pelosi, Coulter wrote last February:
“But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?”
Ann Coulter disparaging someone else’s intelligence? What’s next, Ann Coulter teaches comedy at local community college.