Inside the Brain of a Right-Wing Propagandist

James O’Keefe is apparently out of jail. For how long who knows. While he’s out his award-not-winning enterprise Project Veritas is hard at work attempting to commit voter fraud. See, the logic is that if he successfully commits voter fraud that’ll prove that liberals are wrong when they say that voter fraud doesn’t exist. Even if he’s the only example of voter fraud, that vindicates the belief that voter fraud exists.

A skeptic might point out that would be like somebody saying that no one wears a rhinoceros costume to church, and then O’Keefe wears a rhinoceros costume to church just to prove that somebody wrong. Yeah, that is pretty much what he’s doing. I know what you’re thinking: someone like that’s a real dick.

In this case no one is wearing a rhinoceros costume. But, O’Keefe is having someone impersonate Eric Holder. O’Keefe claims that he’s portraying Holder because Holder is challenging recently legislated voter id laws. (a wee bit more on that here)

Here’s how Mike Debonis puts it:

People like O’Keefe think voter ID laws are a common sense way to prevent voter fraud; people like Holder say they address a problem that doesn’t exist, and the laws would give officials new pretext to keep legitimate voters from casting ballots.

Mike, who used to be active in grass-roots politics here in DC before getting the WaPo job, is being unbelievably generous by characterizing O’Keefe that way. No doubt he’s also trying to avoid the liberal bias label that got Dan Froomkin fired. But, Mike doesn’t know how O’Keefe thinks. Neither do I, but I’m willing to be less charitable than Mike. I would have said that People like O’Keefe think that voter id laws are an easy way to steal elections.

I also tend to believe that he’s impersonating Holder not because he’s the symbol of liberal oppression, but because Holder is virtually invisible as far as cabinet members go. If O’Keefe really had cajones, he’d impersonate Hillary Clinton. Not gonna ha pen.

Posted by AltHippo on 04/10/12 at 01:49 PM • Permalink

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“If O’Keefe really had cajones” he would face life and become a mature, useful member of society.  Instead, he seems to be stalled at a particularly dumbass, narcissistic level of adolescence, expecting to be showered with fame and fortune for acting out his arrested development . . .

What? You want him to get a job and work for a living? I’d more easily expect him to start the Occupy Easy Street movement.

Ah, I see Man on Dog has dropped out.  Now the fun begins.

Ah, I see Man on Dog has dropped out.

I think there’s still time for another not-Romney. None of the past ones have actually ended their campaigns, just suspended them, right? So maybe now it’s Bachmann or Cain’s turn to steal the spotlight again. Or maybe Pawlenty or Christie could ride in to save the day (in Christie’s case literally, because he needs a limo to travel 100 feet from his helicopter!)

Xecky,

Just checked out the 2008 primary timeline for some guess as to what could happen next.

If things go according to form, then the craziest person in the Republican party (arguably Bachmann) announces they’re quitting the Republican Party to start the Golden Egg Party. Alan Keyes shows his solidarity by dressing up as a Furry on Fox news.

Xecky,

Allen West would be fun . . .

Someone should investigate what happened to Breitbart’s toxicology report?

the craziest person in the Republican party (arguably Bachmann) announces they’re quitting the Republican Party to start the Golden Egg Party.

Hee hee - yeah. But if it was called the Constitution Party last time, maybe they should call it the Stupid Anger Party this time to be clear that they’re hoping to exploit the same principle that netted so many rightie gains in 2010.

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