Wednesday, February 3, 2010

James O'Keefe: Ass Clown and White Supremacist?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM

James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.
  • James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.
It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe

Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters elected him Ass Clown of the Week. Now today, Salon has a scathing article linking O'Keefe to white nationalists.

Yeah, we know. Hard to believe that a man who dressed himself as a pimp in order to target the predominately African-American organization ACORN would stoop so low.  

Salon's coverage plays off photos revealed last week that show O'Keefe in attendance at a 2006 "Race and Conservatism" conference that featured some of the nation's leading white supremacists. O'Keefe reportedly maintained a literature table at the conference with journals for sale that espousing that blacks and Latinos are inferior to whites.

It doesn't end there. Salon  writes that the 25-year-old O'Keefe was known as something of a bigot during his days at Rutgers University -- allegedly getting into trouble for complaining about having to live with a gay roommate, an "Indian midget" and "niggers."

After college O'Keefe got a job working for the politically conservative Leadership Institute but was let go in 2008 after he placed a prank call to Planned Parenthood.

Per Salon:
During the call, O'Keefe offered a donation to the clinic on the condition that it would be earmarked to pay for aborting African-American fetuses. "Because there's definitely way too many black people in Ohio," O'Keefe remarked to the receptionist. "So, I'm just trying to do my part."
Meanwhile, O'Keefe's early partner in slime, Marcus Epstein, is currently out of political activism after a 2007 incident in which Epstein "karate-chopped a random African-American woman in the face and called her a "nigger" during a drunken late-night romp bar-hopping on Washington's M Street."

Nice boys.

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