James O'Keefe, the undercover video hero of the right, is at it again. Today he has released a new video showing people giving out "Obama" phones to people who say they will sell them for drugs and other items:
Undercover video shot in May by a conservative activist shows two corporate distributors of free cell phones handing out the mobile devices to people who have promised to sell them for drug money, to buy shoes and handbags, to pay off their bills, or just for extra spending cash.
The 'Obama phone,' which made its ignominious YouTube debut outside a Cleveland, Ohio presidential campaign event last September, is a project of the Federal Communications Commission's 'Lifeline' program, which makes land line and mobile phones available to Americans who meet low-income requirements.
Did you catch that? These are "corporate" employees handing these phones out. So is O'Keefe calling for the government to expand and handle this program? That certainly has to be the case, since the bill that created these phones was so widely popular when it passed.
And let's talk about that bill, and how the right will lie about anything. The entire "Obama" phone thing is a myth. Obama had nothing to do with the creation of this program and wasn't even in politics when it passed.