James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.
It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party
) James O'Keefe
Last week he was arrested
for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT
voters elected him Ass Clown of the Week
. Now today, Salon has a scathing article
linking O'Keefe to white nationalists.
Yeah, we know. Hard to believe that a man who dressed himself as a pimp
in order to target the predominately African-American organization ACORN would stoop so low.
coverage plays off photos revealed last week that show O'Keefe in attendance at a 2006 "Race and Conservatism" conference that featured some of the nation's leading white supremacists. O'Keefe reportedly maintained a literature table at the conference with journals for sale that espousing that blacks and Latinos are inferior to whites.
It doesn't end there. Salon
writes that the 25-year-old
O'Keefe was known as something of a bigot during his days at Rutgers University -- allegedly getting into trouble for complaining about having to live with a gay roommate, an "Indian midget" and "niggers."
After college O'Keefe got a job working for the politically conservative Leadership Institute but was let go in 2008 after he placed a prank call to Planned Parenthood.
During the call,
O'Keefe offered a donation to the clinic on the condition that it would
be earmarked to pay for aborting African-American fetuses. "Because
there's definitely way too many black people in Ohio," O'Keefe remarked
to the receptionist. "So, I'm just trying to do my part."
Meanwhile, O'Keefe's early partner in slime, Marcus Epstein
, is currently out of political activism after a 2007 incident in which Epstein "karate-chopped a random African-American woman in the face and called
her a "nigger" during a drunken late-night romp bar-hopping on
Washington's M Street."