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What goes around comes around. James O’Keefe is the well known Right Wing slime ball that attempts to find Liberals and Progressives in compromising positions. He is such a poor “investigative journalists” that he must resort to making things up.

One must remember the sham job O’Keefe did on NPR’s Ron Schiller that caused his resignation. One must remember the illegal wire tap he attempted on the offices of Senator Mary Landrieu he got arrested for. This is the modus operandi of the Right Wing.

Now O’Keefe will be about $100,000 less rich, though one can be sure that he will likely have a lot more cash from the moneyed interests that benefit from his fraud. It is finally time for him to pay up for the ACORN fraud he ran on the country.

Wonkette reports

James O’Keefe—the blonde bombshell who set the conservative world of hidden-camera YouTube movies ablaze—has just agreed to a $100,000 settlement to calm down the unjustly fired (and weirdly litigious about it) ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera. According to a copy of the deal, obtained late last night by your wonkettes and viewable after the jump, O’Keefe has also agreed to ink an 11-word non-apology apology, that sources close to reality are calling “insincere” and “suuuuuuuch bullshit.”

According to the final 5-page agreement, signed by O’Keefe and his legal counsel Mike Madigan this past Tuesday, the boy detective now publicly “regrets any pain suffered by Mr. Vera or his family.” O’Keefe and his counsel have also consented to fork over the $100,000 within 30 business days of the settlement agreement’s being signed.

No one should expect O’Keefe to stop doing the only thing he seems to know how to do. There are deep pockets that are always looking for a fall guy for their dirty work. While he was a catalyst that caused the demise of ACORN, it is unlikely that given his credibility, he will ever be able to start a believable negative narrative that is actionable.



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  •  Unfortunately 100 grand is nothing (4+ / 0-)
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    rat racer, janemas, BvueDem, PHScott

    to O'Keefe, who has reaped an incredible fortune by shilling for the far right. This guy should be worried about going to jail; instead he's become rich and famous. Disgusting.

  •  The only thing the Movement Conservative Right (3+ / 0-)
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    futurebird, rat racer, freerad

    understands is the political bloody nose. That's it.

    You can't negotiate with them. Bargain with them. Appeal to their good or better nature. Wait them out. Appease them.

    You have to put a serious hurting on them.

    When they do something shitty, you have to make them pay for it. Painfully. In this case, hitting them in the wallet. James O'Keefe has been so inabled and so tolerated by decent people that he actually thought he could get away with bugging a US Senator's office. There is no bottom. If they get away with something, the bar is going to be lowered because a new low is only a temporary benchmark. It's new ground to dig a hole in.

    So, he gets dinged for 100K. I say dinged because he surely has made a great deal of money ratfucking for ratfuckers and being the toast of the wingnut welfare crowd's thug wing. And, sadly to say, I think he got away with murder when it came to the Landrieu affair. Why wouldn't he keep on being a piece of human filth for hire? The penalties have never been as great as the abuses he's carried out.

    But a 100K is 100K. Maybe it will stick.

    If it does?

    This development is exactly why Movement Consevative Republicans have declared Jihad on trial lawyers and always find a way to get back to screaming about tort reform.

    You aren't supposed to be able to fight back. If they can't get you to back off by smearing you, thugging you, or intimidating you... then, in their world, you have too much power. Then you shouldn't have the ability to sue them at all.

    Once they strip you of your rights and neuter as many of America's underwhelming basic common sense social and physical protections, by gutting regulations and putting industry hacks in charge of what tiny regulations get observed, the only pathway to relief after they fuck you is the civil courts.

    I think Movement Conservatives should be thanking god for the courts.

    If they get their ideal outcome, a society where the poor, the sick, the weak and frail, and the often powerless screwed cannot fight back in a peaceful or lawful way, then they will have set the stage for people who have been harmed by them to feel that they have no other recourse than to resort to violence and revenge.

    A world engineered by James O'Keefe to his dream state would be a world of food riots and civil unrest.

    Their war on the social safety net is why I consider them a National Security threat. They win and they will engineer social unrest and street violence, when you have no other option, with your back up against the wall, you don't politely lie down and die quietly like a good serf, you give in to rage and lash out.

    Al Qaida couldn't get American rioting in the streets until the nation teeters on the brink of chaos, but Movement Conservatism fully in control could, and I believe would.

    That's why standing up to them, even to go so far as to stand up and fight them each and every time they ratfuck and smear and jeer... you are doing your patriotic duty to help keep America safe and secure.

    These pricks can destroy this country.

    You can't give 'em an inch.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:12:04 PM PST

  •  I'm not so sure... (4+ / 0-)
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    art ah zen, futurebird, 6ZONite, matador

    I believe he is more wannabe than an accepted and "getting a piece of the pie" insider.  He has legal bills and it's been awhile since he's had any identifiable income or solid affiliation with any RW group that would generate money.  I think.  At least he's been out of the news.  After the 2012 losses Republican political donations must be harder to come by.  I'm sure he's at the bottom of people's list.  I could be totally wrong but I think he's become persona non gratis with the RW establishment and I'm guessing with the Tea Party also, having been discredited repeatedly. I'm thinking this is one more significant blow to his credibility and his finances.  Maybe.... $100K is a lot if you are still paying off college loans and haven't QUITE made it and are experiencing diminished income.  $100 K is a heavy burden.  Wish it were more but this is a good start.

  •  BTW (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Columbus

    This guy, Juan Carlos Vera, did the right thing, really a good guy.  I admired him at the time and I'm glad the system came down on the side of vindicating him.

  •  I believe (1+ / 0-)
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    janemas

    that Rachel Maddow did a piece about "performance art". She was talking about Herman Cain but you gotta wonder when you see this ass-hat.

    Obviously the $100.000 will be paid by his sponsors. His sponsors  obviously are the same people that back the grass roots Tea Party movement, the NRA, et al.

    It has gotta be tongue in cheek. This guy only looks realistic when he's playing a snot nosed spoiled wimpy kid from the suburbs.

    Pimp, businessman, political activist, just not credible roles.

  •  The complaint was a violation of privacy complaint (0+ / 0-)

    because Okeefe recorded the event without the consent of Vera.

    $100K should cover Vera's legal expenses.

    •  So it means (0+ / 0-)

      Okeefe has been tampered down, with the new understanding that he will lose these kinds of court cases every time? Or is this a green light for Okeefe to violate privacy laws without regard for the consequences, because 100k settlements mean nothing to him?

      Maybe the next guy won't settle for 100k. Maybe he'll want to apply some real heat and hold out for a million, since he already knows he has the winning hand.

  •  My eyes! My eyes! (0+ / 0-)

    I must unsee...

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 05:57:00 AM PST

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