Read time: 1 minute

James O'Keefe Tells Me He's 'Nelson Mandela' On Twitter

When you confront a conservative Lee Atwater type contortionist, they can come up with the craziest defenses.
James O'Keefe Tells Me He's 'Nelson Mandela' On Twitter

Friday night on Twitter, I responded to a follower of James O'Keefe, by pointing out that the Project Veritas ingenue of the late Andrew Breitbart, broke the law.

It was late and I was wrapping up for the night when O'Keefe responded by tweeting out that he's just the same as the late, great Nelson Mandela!

In the mind of a conservative dirty trick artist, a man with a camera trying to ratf*ck his way to the top of the conservative food chain gets found guilty of a crime, it is equally as courageous as Nelson Mandela, who served twenty eight years in prison against the South African apartheid government.

Makes sense, right?

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the South African apartheid government. His crime? Standing up against a government that was committing egregious human rights abuses against black South Africans. He was released from prison in 1990 and went on to lead the way for the abolition of apartheid in 1994. He was elected as South Africa's first black president that same year. His most astounding accomplishment after suffering years of abuse was to create the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which focused on healing the country's wounds from human rights abuses using truth-telling and forgiveness.

I think maybe James O'Keefe's delusions have him thinking he's President of South Africa.


Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.