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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two Democratic operatives are out of a job after a controversial conservative activist released undercover footage showing discussions of "busing" in voters and inciting violence at Republican rallies.

Scott Foval, the national field director of Americans United for Change, was booted on Monday and Democracy Partners head Robert Creamer announced on Tuesday he was "stepping back" from efforts to elect Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing [Hillary] Clinton, and defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election," Creamer said in a statement.

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"It's a very easy thing for Republicans to say, ‘Well, they're busing people in.' … We've been busing people in to deal with you f-----‘ a------- for fifty years and we're not going to stop now, we're just going to find a different way to do it," says Foval, who indicates using personal vehicles for each voter arouses less suspicion than busing in a large number of people from out of state at once.

"I mean honestly, it is not hard to get some of these a------- to pop off," Foval says. "It's a matter of showing up, to want to get into the rally, in a Planned Parenthood t-shirt. Or, Trump is a Nazi, you know? You can message to draw them out, and draw them to punch you."

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Well, they denied it. All is good. Nothing to see here. So says the media. Move along folks.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2016-10-19 01:41 PM | Reply

Isn't Creamer married to Schakowsy and has visited the White House 300 times?

Total outsider...

#2 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-19 01:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They're real life trolls. Awesome.

Without these people think how boring rallies would be.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2016-10-19 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

CNN will tell us shortly that it is illegal to watch these videos, that only they can watch them and you should learn about what they contain from only them... lest your cat and car get viruses...

#4 | Posted by aescal at 2016-10-19 01:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne
Maybe if they went to Hillary's rally's they could get over 100 attendees!

#5 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-10-19 02:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

We knew this at the time. When the Dems rioted in Chicago it was reported and noted here that this was all organized and paid for by the Dems.

#6 | Posted by sawdust at 2016-10-19 02:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

They blamed it on violent Bernie supporters. CNN reported it that way and so did a big part of the MSM. To make Bernie look bad.....

#7 | Posted by aescal at 2016-10-19 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

True... More evidence that Bernie and his supporters were screwed.

#8 | Posted by sawdust at 2016-10-19 02:38 PM | Reply

So all it takes for a Trumpling to punch you is a planned parenthood t-shirt? Deplorables all around in politics.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 03:35 PM | Reply

"You can message to draw them out, and draw them to punch you."

Same message Trump delivered when he offered to pay the legal bills of anyone who did a little punching.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 03:50 PM | Reply

I love how he regrets the "hypothetical" conversations and....then resigns.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 05:20 PM | Reply

My #11 was posted in the thread that I started about CNN finally reporting this story, there are a few great quotes from the CNN article that shows the spin now that Robert Creamer has "stepped aside."

Robert Creamer -- husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky -- announced his resignation in a statement after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a video under his organization Project Veritas Action, which showed Creamer and other operatives purportedly discussing methods for inciting violence at rallies for the Republican nominee.

Creamer also denied that any of the schemes in the "hypothetical conversations" recorded for the video ever took place. "We regret the unprofessional and careless hypothetical conversations that were captured on hidden cameras of a regional contractor for our firm, and he is no longer working with us," he said. "While none of the schemes described in the conversations every took place, these conversations do not at all reflect the values of Democracy Partners."

In 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to tax violations and $2.3 million in bank fraud in relation to his operation of public interest groups in the 1990s.

If something is "hypothetical" from a rogue employee, why resign unless pressured to by the DNC?

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 05:33 PM | Reply

Predicably, the DNC broke land speed records distancing itself from this controversy:

The DNC quickly distanced itself from the accusations. Donna Brazile, the interim DNC chair, said O'Keefe "is a convicted criminal with a history of doctoring video to advance his ideological agenda" and that the practices have nothing to do with long-term efforts by the group.

"The practices described in the video by this temporary regional sub-contractor do not in any way comport with our long standing policies on organizing events, and those statements and sentiments do not represent the values that the Committee holds dear," Brazile said in a statement. "We do not believe, or have any evidence to suggest, that the activities articulated in the video actually occurred."

Funny how Foval is now a "temporary regional sub-contractor" now when his title was "National Field Director."

Looks like Donna is only going to be "interim" DNC Chair for a short period of time.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 05:35 PM | Reply

Donna, while commenting on O'Keefe's conviction for breaking and entering, had nothing to say about Creamer's conviction for $2.3 Million for bank fraud...I guess that is cool in Hillary's DNC.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 05:36 PM | Reply

When the Dems rioted in Chicago it was reported and noted here that this was all organized and paid for by the Dems.
#6 | SAWDUST

And the children that shouted, "The whole world is watching" at the '68 Democratic Convention are now all grown up and running the Democratic party. Full circle irony.

#15 | Posted by Whizzo at 2016-10-19 05:37 PM | Reply

= O'Keefe "is a convicted criminal with a history of doctoring video to advance his ideological agenda"

No wonder rwingers love him.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2016-10-19 05:44 PM | Reply

= Creamer "pleaded guilty to tax violations and $2.3 million in bank fraud in relation to his operation of public interest groups in the 1990s."

No wonder lwingers love him.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 05:46 PM | Reply

WaPo actually reported on this.

www.washingtonpost.com

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-19 05:56 PM | Reply

#18

The MSM, having been called out by the fringe (including Daily Kos, of all places) is realizing that they can't sweep this under the rug. Too bad the days of Woodward and Bernstein are but a memory...

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 06:09 PM | Reply

Let's see, which of these is worse:

Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after he pleaded guilty in 2010 to misdemeanor charges stemming from his involvement in a break-in at Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) office.

Democratic activist Robert Creamer pleaded guilty in 2005 to felony tax violations and $2.3 million in bank fraud in relation to his operation of public interest groups in the 1990s. He was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison at Terre Haute and eleven months house arrest.

Yeah, they are the same.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 06:35 PM | Reply

Only one of those could get you a free ticket to heaven coutesy of castle doctrine.

Is that the one that's worse?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 06:42 PM | Reply

#21

Are you really going to argue that a misdemeanor break in by a filmmaker is worse than felony bank fraud simply because the Louisiana Stand Your Ground law authorizes deadly force to protect one from "forceful attack" in their office? Last time I checked O'Keefe didn't attack anyone, which is why his B&E was a misdemeanor punishable by community service.

Feel free to contort away if that is what you want to do.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-19 07:15 PM | Reply

Last time I checked O'Keefe didn't attack anyone

Trespass alone is sufficient grounds to Stand Your Ground.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 07:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Feel free to contort away if that is what you want to do.

Are finance crimes worse than property crimes?
Why or why not?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 07:33 PM | Reply

I looked it up, ROC. Castle Doctrine applies to the workplace in Louisiana. Also, to your car.

I would say the legislature thinks the crime that you are allowed to defend yourself against with via deadly force is the potentially more serious crime.

However, from another perspective, the charges and sentencing suggest the financial crime is actually more serious.

Anyway, if Trump had engaged in a check-kiting scheme, his supporters would be defending it, saying it shows how much of a business genius he is, that he's willing to skirt the law to maximize shareholder value, and that it's a law that hampers business in the first place.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 07:57 PM | Reply

#25

If memory serves the "Castle Doctrine" was replaced with a more specific "Stand your Ground" law in LA sometime around 2010 and you are right, it focuses on a more serious crime than just B&E, but I get your point.

I agree with the Trump analogy, his rabid supporters would (much as Hillary's) excuse anything he does as justified.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-10-20 12:46 PM | Reply

"Trespass alone is sufficient grounds to Stand Your Ground."

Lie.

#27 | Posted by salamandagator at 2016-10-20 12:48 PM | Reply

So all it takes for a Trumpling to punch you is a planned parenthood t-shirt? Deplorables all around in politics.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-1

ahhhh ha ha ha haaaa...............

include the whole story when you deny and deflect....

#28 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2016-10-20 12:54 PM | Reply

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