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Breathless Louisiana Dems Attempt To Tar Vitter For O’Keefe Caper
The Hayride ^ | 1/26/2010 | MacAoidh

Posted on 01/26/2010 8:40:42 PM PST by Hayrider

As the ever-more-curious James O’Keefe arrest story continues to develop, the Louisiana Democrat Party has now weighed in with a reliably breathless, stupid and illogical statement.

In a release late this afternoon, acting state party head Michael McHale said the following…

“This is a Louisiana Watergate. Louisiana families are shocked and outraged that these men would break the law to carry out their political agenda with this Watergate-like break-in and attempted wiretapping. Given his ties to some of the players involved, Sen. Vitter should immediately denounce the actions of these four men and anyone who may have instigated, supported or assisted them.”

“We call on U.S Attorney Jim Letten to conduct a thorough investigation and to prosecute any wrongdoers to the fullest extent of the law.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehayride.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 111th; clever; democrats; la2010; landrieu; okeefe; vitter
While it's very much unclear what, in fact, O'Keefe and his crew did here, one thing is clear - the crowd running Louisiana's Democrat Party aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.
1 posted on 01/26/2010 8:40:43 PM PST by Hayrider
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To: Hayrider

You knew this was coming....they have to get the heat of Landrieu....


2 posted on 01/26/2010 8:41:59 PM PST by cranked
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To: Hayrider

"EXTREMISM IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE!"


3 posted on 01/26/2010 8:47:15 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: cranked

Y’know, I’m not sure what the real story is on this deal. I’m reliably told that O’Keefe and his crew are a VERY sharp group. A friend of mine is Flanagan’s boss at a conservative think tank based out of New Orleans, and he tells me Flanagan is a very straight-shooting kid. And O’Keefe did a seminar in New Orleans on Thursday on “citizen journalism.” Four days later this thing goes down.

Obviously he thought he had something on Landrieu. Obviously he knows more than any of us know; otherwise he wouldn’t have come out of jail looking like a Cheshire cat. On the surface these guys look like boobs, but that isn’t O’Keefe’s MO from what I can tell.

This is going to be a VERY interesting next few weeks. That seems obvious.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 8:47:32 PM PST by Hayrider
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To: Hayrider

O’Keefe was a nitwit. The Democrats, not to mention ACORN, are going to play this for all it’s worth. His motives won’t mean anything.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 8:58:12 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

It depends on what he’s got. If he ends up with some dirt on Landrieu or some sort of story to tell, then he’s crazy like a fox.

If he doesn’t have anything, then he’s likely kaput.


6 posted on 01/26/2010 9:02:05 PM PST by Hayrider
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To: Hayrider
It doesn't take many brains to make political hay out of such a stupid stunt, no matter how innocent the "boys" may be.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 9:03:39 PM PST by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Hayrider

That is a Senator’s office they were screwing around in, not an ACORN storefront. Also as this is Louisiana they would have to have Landrieu on film selling H-Bomb secrets or equivalent to do any good.


8 posted on 01/26/2010 9:09:30 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Hayrider

otherwise he wouldn’t have come out of jail looking like a Cheshire cat.


That’s the key. That’s also why LA rats are going full-out: they have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Literally, they DON’T KNOW. But they know what all COULD be aired.

Gov. Jindal hasn’t been solicited for comment, I see. Hmm.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 9:09:42 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Hayrider
If things are as they appear and these fellows were attempting to bug the office of a US Senator, they should be thrown in the pen. There are only about a million charges they could (and should) be facing. And the fact that one’s father is a US Attorney only makes it worse. If the shoe were on the other foot, imagine the justifiable outrage that would ensue.
10 posted on 01/26/2010 9:15:05 PM PST by stormer
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To: Hayrider

I’m with you, I think O’Keefe’s sitting on something explosive (no underbomber pun intended) and today’s events are actually part of his setup plan. Something too weird about all of this. Have a feeling Landrieu’s very nervous right now.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 9:15:29 PM PST by LikeLight (FReepin tweetz @StephenLBloom)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

More.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 9:17:42 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: LikeLight
OKeefe will soon be sitting on something explosive alright . Just not what he had in mind . What a dumb ass.
13 posted on 01/26/2010 9:24:21 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: LikeLight

James seems too smart to have blunder into a trap like this or at least I hope so. The other kids’s dad is a US attorney. I sure hope they knew what they were doing. James had to know that Obama goons were watching him and just waiting to set him up.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 9:28:17 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

Why is the FBI and the whole RAT party worried about this one kid?


15 posted on 01/26/2010 9:31:52 PM PST by txhurl (O'Keefe has some Freeper rats worried.)
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To: Hayrider
"This is a Louisiana Watergate"

So let me get this straight. O'Keefe had connections from the OBAMA Whitehouse to bug Landrieu's office?

I'm a little slow on the uptake here. Could a liberal enlighten us all (I pray for the shining light of omniscience)

16 posted on 01/26/2010 9:33:56 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Hayrider

O’Keefe is not a fool, I’m interested to see how this plays out.

also, the game.


17 posted on 01/26/2010 9:37:38 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: ResearchMonkey

Whatever it is. Its dead. He broke the law.I don’t care if Landriu was funneling money to Bin Laden. It won’t matter.
Dumbasses regardless.Just as the country was looking to the republican party.Watergate II happens.Another phoney diversion the media can play up and get a 100 miles to the gallon.Plain stupid!


18 posted on 01/26/2010 10:36:26 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: Hayrider
O’Keefe had a listening device on himself. This we know because it was reported that there was a car two blocks away where people listening were arrested. No problem with that, Nothing criminal there IMO

If associates also came in with bugging equipment and then attempted to plant that in a Federal office phone, then O’keefe could find himself in a Federal prison bending over to get the soap for up to ten years.

19 posted on 01/26/2010 10:39:00 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hayrider

My guess is that O’Keefe and his associates were not planning to do anything at all to the phone system. They were probably posing as repairmen in order to be able to converse with Senator Landrieu’s employees without arousing suspicion. They probably planned to record those conversations, as was done with Acorn.


20 posted on 01/26/2010 10:51:52 PM PST by TChad
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To: TShaunK

We’ll just have to wait and see. I’m guessing there is going to more of less revealed in due time.

I’m hoping the Olbermann’s are being cast the fool.


21 posted on 01/26/2010 10:54:34 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: Frantzie

“I sure hope they knew what they were doing.”

If not, they are going to have around ten years sitting in a dark cold cell to give it some thought.


22 posted on 01/26/2010 11:18:56 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: LikeLight

Agreed. She has gotten so much heat from the fact that she accepted a bribe for her vote - and now the unthinkable has happened: MASS. voted against a DEM in a national election!! She has to be realizing about now how deeply she stepped in it this time. Fortunately for her she’s not up for re-election this year, but our memories are long and this can be used against her next time she is (and will be, I’m betting.) She barely squeaked by last time and did not win by as large a margin as one would have thought. She CAN BE defeated!!


23 posted on 01/27/2010 7:14:31 AM PST by JLLH
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