The Associated Press and New York Daily News are reporting that James O'Keefe, the nerdy Young Republican turned conservative psycho ACORN stalker, has been arrested with 3 other friends --one of whom is allegedly the son of William J. Flanagan: the acting U.S. Attorney in Shreveport--for entering a federal office under false pretenses with intent of committing a federal felony. That felony: tapping a Senator's telephone.
The move is yet another example of how far the far-right will go to gain political ground and how dishonest, corrupt and unethical they are in their everyday activities.
If you don't recall, O'Keefe became a darling of the right and a favorite of Fox News' Glenn Beck last year for his "undercover" ACORN videos and has even been referred to as a "Conservative Icon". --which not only had us bothered, but should have given you a clear understanding of the type of people that are running the Republican Party.
Given that the Republican PACs around the country have financed O'Keefe's circus and have made him the person that he is, one would think that they would run to his support? Right? Wrong.
If you thought that, you are acting as though you've never met a Republican. Now that O'Keefe has made the felonious mistake of biting off more than he could chew, Republicans all over the place are distancing themselves from the upper-class, extremely conservative malefactor.
The was supposed to be the keynote speaker at a Salt Lake County GOP fundraiser on Feb. 4 But county GOP Chairman Thomas Wright told the Salt Lake Tribune: "We'll be announcing a new speaker shortly." and told the Washington Post "He doesn't necessarily represent the Republican Party."
Michelle Malkin, a well-known hypocritical-conservative mouthpiece and self-obsessed columnist, wrote late Tuesday that O'Keefe's intent to expose wrongdoing is not an excuse to break the law, and that O'Keefe's alleged actions should be taken seriously.
"Let it be a lesson to aspiring young conservatives interested in investigative journalism: Know your limits. Know the law," she wrote. " Don't get carried away. And don't become what you are targeting."
Rick Moran, host of a conservative talk radio show, told his listeners that it appeared that O'Keefe had ignored the requirement that journalists be objective.
"It appears to me that all of this notoriety went to the kid's head and he began to see himself as some kind of avenging angel for the right. . . . But this guy is no journalist -- conservative or otherwise. He's a glory hound."
Ouch. Expect more Republicans to come out against the 25-year old "glory hound". In the meantime, while he should be proud that in his incompetence he still managed to make it this far in the GOP --which in itself speaks volumes--, let's hope he's learned the long lesson in politics that so many before him have also learned. Today, James O'Keefe is no longer the toast of Republicanville, he's just toast.
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