From Democracy Now:
AMY GOODMAN: So these tapes, Sharona Coutts, David Daleiden is an associate of the discredited right-wing activist James O’Keefe, who targeted ACORN and was famously arrested for trying to wiretap Senator Mary Landrieu’s office when she was senator at the time, the senator from Louisiana. And this is from, I think, The Hill: "James O’Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service [and a] $1,500 fine after he pleaded guilty ... to misdemeanor charges stemming from his involvement in [the break-in of Landrieu’s office. In January, O’Keefe and three others were arrested by federal authorities at Landrieu’s office on allegations of phone-tampering." Can you talk about these links? Is it guilt by association?
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You know, political opposition is just fine. I may disagree, but we're Americans: we're going to work this out in the marketplace of ideas, and then at the ballot box. That's cool. That's who we are; we're Americans. But this flap with Planned Parenthood is something else, entirely.
The people who shot this doctored video, "The Center for Medical Progress," are Breitbart operatives, the same outfit who gave us the despicable James O'Keefe, whose faked "sting" videos took down ACORN with the outlandish suggestion that they were arranging a mortgage for a pimp and his prostitutes, whose faked "sting" videos resulted in the unjust firing of Shirley Sherrod from the USDA, and whose further attempts to put together fake "sting" videos trying to somehow "incriminate" Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu resulted in his imprisonment for trespassing. The bottom line here is that ANYTHING this crowd offers as a video "sting" is ALL LIES. That's what these people are. Liars. Scum.
I'm surprised, astonished, and shocked that anybody at all continues to take this shit seriously. I mean, even conservatives--in spite of the fact that conservatives believe a lot of things that simply aren't true, it seems to me that when something is so OBVIOUSLY FALSE, that they would condemn it. But no. We now have voices in Congress calling for the yanking of federal support for Planned Parenthood.
All this leaves me with the distinctly bad taste in my mouth of the sense that conservatives just want what they want, and they don't care if they have to lie and destroy people's lives and careers to get it.
Is that what you are, conservatives? Right and wrong don't matter; truth doesn't matter. All that matters is that you get what you want, regardless of the cost, in money, dignity, or morality. This is just some bad, bad, bad shit. You right-wingers need to denounce it IMMEDIATELY. Or you are immoral people.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
From Democracy Now:
Posted by Ron at 4:42 PM