Anti-Obama author D'Souza pleads guilty to campaign finance violation

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Gaius_Baltar wrote:

DEPORT NOW!

May 20, 2014 10:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EchoTony wrote:

He’s a US Citizen. You can’t deport him.

He can be jailed and fined. And he should be.

May 20, 2014 10:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EchoTony wrote:

But, but, but…. Beck said this was a setup, a political witch hunt.
Since D’Souza has admitted he did these things with the intent avoiding the law, there was clearly no setup, no witch hunt.

Let the Right’s spin begin.

May 20, 2014 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

He was exercising his First Amendment rights. And his alter ego’s First Amendment rights. And its alter alter ego’s First Amendment rights :)

May 20, 2014 11:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnathan58 wrote:

So that’s what the administration meant when they said “We’re going to get the guy who made that video!”

May 20, 2014 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Defy the government and they’ll get you sooner or later.

May 20, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lkharter wrote:

Felony? Misdemeanor? Wouldn’t his be a relevant fact to include?

May 20, 2014 12:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bostom wrote:

So that’s what the administration meant when they said “We’re going to get the guy who made that video!”

And that’s what he meant when he decided not to defend himself but instead to plead “guilty.” It means, even to those of you on the right, that not only is he “guilty” before the law but that he’s admitted as much without a trial. Just as he was guilty – like so many other moralists on the right who want to tell us how to live our lives but not their own – of a relationship he might have guessed his employer at the time would not look upon with approval.
Why are hyper-conservatives so critical of the perceived shortcuts and failings of those they disagree with but so blind to their own?

He’s one more hypocrite hoist on his own petard: he did it to himself: this isn’t Obama administration payback. After all, someone who made one of those contributions or knew about them dropped the dime on him and as the saying goes, “With friends like that…” He admitted his violation of the law, rather than proclaiming his innocence and fighting to defend it. And soon he’ll soon be sentenced for it, hopefully harshly because that how right-wingers seem to want everything punished.

Do the crime, do the time. He has no one to blame but himself.

May 20, 2014 12:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NYKensington wrote:

I’m all for jailing people who violate campaign finance laws. Now how about jailing Obama for disabling the credit card verification system during his presidential compaigns?

May 20, 2014 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

And he admitted doing it, took responsibility for his actions and plead guilty in a court of law. He didn’t deny the allegations, say he did not do anything wrong, and retire early on a taxpayer funded pension…

May 20, 2014 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why then, does nothing ever happen when unelected bureaucrats defy the people?

May 20, 2014 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

Wrong is wrong, no matter the perpetrator. He needs to accept the consequences of his guilt. I do not know the precedent for sentencing, but it will be interesting to see the outcome. Come on conservatives, stop claiming to be something you are not. While it might seem like stooping to the level of the left is the only way to level the playing field, it does no good in the long run and we are assured to receive far more and far harsher coverage for any minor infraction than any 10 liberal felons.

May 20, 2014 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gitmojo wrote:

But the frauds perpetrated on the American people go unpunished.

May 20, 2014 12:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lysergic wrote:

HEY GCF 1965 WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAD THE MOST FELONY CONVICTIONS OF ANY IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE US? THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION,ABOUT 130, WHY DON”T YOU LOOK IT UP AND REPORT BACK TO US. BUT OF COURSE YOU KNEW THAT, RIGHT?

May 20, 2014 1:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeBopman wrote:

“I deeply regret my conduct.”

I love when they say that. What they really mean is “I deeply regret that I was caught, but I would do it again if I can figure out a way not to get caught.”

It’s interesting that the Republicans, in their campaigns to “prevent voter fraud” by preventing minorities and the poor from voting, are most often the ones committing voter fraud. If Republicans really wanted to stop voter fraud, they would pass laws to ban themselves from the political process.

May 20, 2014 1:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

BeBop, what does this have to do with voter fraud. And can you provide any eveidence for your claims that 1.) a push to prevent voter fraud prevents eligible minorities and poor from voting or 2.) that Republicans are most often the ones committing voter fraud? I can point to a lot of verified and prosecuted cases of voter fraud that favors the DNC, how many cases do you have to show the GOP committed fraud?

May 20, 2014 2:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

Tony, I don’t listen to Beck, or Rush, and rarely see or read Fox news, but if you are so quick to point out Beck’s error (assuming he did say something along these lines) then I would assume you are also aware of the overwhlming majority of teh times he is correct or very close to correct in his assumptions and predictions.

May 20, 2014 2:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Obsilutely wrote:

@gcf1965- Right and wrong are subjective. Also, which liberal lied about WMDs and spent 2 trillion dollars getting over 4,000 of our troops killed so a few companies could get filthy rich? I’d like to know what liberal has ever stooped to that level of greed.

Why are you playing this “victim” card? What punishment has dubya received that is so “harsh”? He was the worst thing to happen to this country in its history and the fact that the GOP has nearly erased his name from their memory gives credibility to that claim. Oh, but you are such a “victim”. Let me get you a hankie because you and your ilk are being forced to lie in the bed you made.

May 20, 2014 2:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

lysergic, on quick examination you may be partailly correct, though I see no where near 130, I see 29, but you seem to be leaving out the part about how a significant number of those convicted were democrat, 14 actually, just about an even split.

May 20, 2014 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

“which liberal lied about WMDs…” since they were almost all onboard with the intel that suggested this, it seems they all were. You and your like-minded shallow-thinking liberals seem to have this notion the GW himself made up this story, told it to America, and acted without any consensus. When the reality is that it was the world intelligence community that was nearly universally in agreement about the WMD and GW acted only after discussing with the US political arena, including all democrats, and getting a near unanimous vote to go ahead with action. To say that this was a financially motivated act demonstrates your sheer ignorance and hatred of any and all things that do not hold the same ideas as you, which is typical of the left.

As for the victim card you suggest, it is simply true that most media outlets cover negative GOP issues far longer and far more critically than issue of the DNC. How long has Christy been in the news, and there is no evidence he was even involved? Compare that to the coverage received by Leland Yee for arms trafficking which was barely a blip on the tv by mos media. Here are few other democrat names you likely haven’t heard much if at all on MSM:

LeAnna Washington
Patrick Cannon
Vincent Gray
Gordan Fox
Ronald Calderon
Roderick Wright
Bill Scarborough
Keith Farnham
Ray Nagin
Tony Mack
Bob Filner
Kwame Kilpatrick

May 20, 2014 2:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Even the current SCOTUS’ money=speech interpretation doesn’t extend to campaign financing ventriloquism.

May 20, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Even the current SCOTUS’ money=speech interpretation doesn’t extend to campaign financing ventriloquism.

May 20, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Even the current SCOTUS’ money=speech interpretation doesn’t extend to campaign financing ventriloquism.

May 20, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Even the current SCOTUS’ money=speech interpretation doesn’t extend to campaign financing ventriloquism.

May 20, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

“I deeply regret my conduct.”

That should be the GOP slogan.

May 20, 2014 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BATTMAN wrote:

EchoTony wrote:
He’s a US Citizen. You can’t deport him. Oh but you are so wrong. he is an immigrant born in India, coming to the US at 17 as an exchange student. The US government can revoke his citizenship and deport his sorry ass in a NY minute.

May 20, 2014 3:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BATTMAN wrote:

EchoTony wrote:
He’s a US Citizen. You can’t deport him. Oh but you are so wrong. he is an immigrant born in India, coming to the US at 17 as an exchange student. The US government can revoke his citizenship and deport his sorry ass in a NY minute.

May 20, 2014 3:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Lol, what’s that old saying, people who live in glass houses…

May 20, 2014 3:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dectra wrote:

Always knew he was a hatemonger and a bigot….guess we can now add Convict to his moniker.

May 20, 2014 4:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

dectra wrote:
‘Always knew he was a hatemonger and a bigot….guess we can now add Convict to his moniker.’

A perfect example of a Republican, though.

May 20, 2014 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RMax304823 wrote:

It’s probably a mistake to blame this misconduct — which is serious enough — on his party affiliation.

Extremists of every stripe believe intensely in their positions, meaning that their fierce convictions are likely to lead to illegal acts that they feel will be justified by the ends.

If you believe Obama is the devil incarnate, wouldn’t you take a chance of being caught in an illegal act like his? In his mind it’s heroic.

May 20, 2014 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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