Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The O'Keefe Factor

By Jeff Simpson

Remember last year when some version of the Wisconsin Republican party had the late Andrew Breitbardt's little Gilligan - the despicable James O'Keefe come here and attack long time Republican Senator Mike Ellis?

See Senator Ellis, was not fully on board with the unlimited expansion of vouchers.

In Wisconsin we have seen that you do NOT cross Scott Jensen and that the Republicans will go to any lengths necessary to make sure no Republican dare have an independent thought or want to represent their district.

Hence they called in O'Keefe.

In case you had not heard of James O'Keefe before, he made news recently.

 A former employee says conservative activist James O’Keefe tried to instigate anti-police sentiment among protesters through the use of a mole, the New York Postreported.The former director of operations for Project Veritas, Richard Valdes, said O’Keefe planned to send an unidentified Muslim man working for him to infiltrate a group of demonstrators in January. Neither the protest he was supposed to join nor the location have been identified.
The man was also allegedly given a script to recite at meetings, in which he would say, “Sometimes, I wish I could just kill some of these cops. Don’t you just wish we could have one of the cops right here in the middle of our group?”
However, the man reportedly emailed both Valdes and O’Keefe that month and refused the assignment.
“I will not say words that will jeopardize my entity, especially when they involve an illegal act of ‘murdering police,’” he wrote.
Valdes told the Post that O’Keefe subsequently fired him for “being unwilling to strong-arm the guy to do his dirty work.”

What a great guy the Republicans have hired and brought to our state.   Also kind of puts  the "we thought about adding violence to the peaceful protests" line by Scott Walker into perspective, doesn't it?


  1. Walker is Nixon dressed up like Reagan. He is paranoid, vindictive and will do anything to any body to reach his political goals. I believe he is a very dangerous unstable little man who now cares nothing about the state of Wisconsin or its people as he employs his extreme right wing conservative ideology in governing this state for the sole purpose of winning the Republican nomination. He will destroy this state if that is what it takes to serve his ambitions.

  2. Its just too funny to see people point out that Scott Walker is destroying Wisconsin so that he can be elected president. Of course, it's true, but it demonstrates we no longer have a functioning democracy.

    The reason Scott Walker can trash Wisconsin and use his path of destruction to launch a bid for the White House is that the media enables him and is in his corner. That's why its disturbing to see some make this about Walker's ignorance and incompetence, falsely proclaiming the national media and his republican cohorts will call him out.

    They won't, because there are powerful multinational corporate interests promoting him. His did not rocket to the top of the 2016 GOP clown car on his own merits. This was accomplished via massive amounts of propaganda!

    And propaganda is exactly what he needs to run on his record in Wisconsin which, by any reasonable metric, is a fail; but don't expect to see this in the media at any level.

  3. You are indeed correct the media prints his lies and falsehoods [corporate media] but when the truth is brought forth that gets no play. The most recent example Walker told the Iowa audience about all he has done for rural health programs since taking office, which was true. What he failed to tell them is that he cuts all those programs in his new budget. The corporate media will never print this!

  4. If Eric O'Keefe did call in James O'Keefe to do the hatchet job on Wisconsin Senate President Mike Ellis (Center for Media and Democracy - PRWatch 01/2/15), maybe that's another reason why Eric O'Keefe is going to such great lengths to shut down the John Doe investigation.

    1. I've thought the same thing, especially when you know about Eric O'Keefe's direct connections to the Koch group that Rick Santelli fronted for in his scripted rant from 2009.

      There is little doubt that the Walker folks would approve of no-talent ratfuckers like James O'Keefe, and they definitely like drumming up racial strife if it tricks a few Archie Bunker-types into voting for them

  5. Looks like O'Keefe tried to entrap protesters to say "I wish I could just kill some of these cops.1"